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“Awesome, but not very many people there” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Michel's Christiania Rest

Michel's Christiania Rest
303 Walnut Ave N, Ketchum, ID 83340
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Ranked #4 of 69 Restaurants in Ketchum
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Michel's Christiania is the premiere dining experience in beautiful Ketchum Idaho. Steeped in ski tradition and offering exceptional french cuisine, Michel's Christiania offers an atmosphere and menu unique to Sun Valley Idaho.
Kaysville, Utah
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“Awesome, but not very many people there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The service was superb....as always. The menu had a great variety. The presentation was stunning. And, oh, the taste....WOW. I must return

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California
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“Excellent French cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Up in the mountains in Sun Valley is this fine French cuisine. Lovely patio and indoor seating. Friendly service. I ate delicious modules frites last week , great bread to mop up the broth. House wine delicious also. Large portions

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hillsborough, California
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“Not so great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Used to love Michel's and brought a friend here on a recent trip to Ketchum. The place was packed, we waited about 10 minutes before we were approached but then we were seated promptly. The food felt like it had been mostly pre-plated or pre-cooked as a way to get the food out of the kitchen on the busy night. We were served very quickly - and although the wait staff was ok - it was too fast for a dining experience. The food itself was not memorable - a pity. For this price point - I'm out. Not a place I will put on my 'have to go back to' list - or even my 'will go back to list'.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Boise, Idaho
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“French Flavors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We splurged and had a fun birthday weekend dinner with three couples. The food here is always top notch. The ladies enjoyed the blood orange cocktail special, and with dinner we enjoyed a moderately priced 2011 Napa Valley Zinfandel from the Green & Red Vineyards. Very nice. Salads and French onion soup were appetizers around the table. I can't eat here without having something with the "famous" Morel cream sauce. This menu included a Morel Cream Sauce Crepe appetizer that was delicious as expected. I could have ended my meal right then. Entrees included local trout, steak, lamb, and mac and cheese. Everyone enjoyed their choices. The steak and lamb were cooked perfectly and so very tender. The mac and cheese was of course, gourmet in taste. For deserts we shared a crème Brule, chocolate torte and some little French pastry duo. Michele Christiana's is more formal, at least as far as formal goes in the Sun Valley area, but no dress code. Just look nice. Always get a reservation, especially on weekends.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boise, Idaho
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“Nice visit w/Hemingway's ghost”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a restaurant w/a long histgory. We dined w/Michel on Saturday evening during the fall jazz festival. For a number of years, Michel's cousin comes in from France w/his traditional jazz group & plays; so this was a nice bit of entertainment. We learned of this when making reservations when we mentioned that we wished a quiet table. This request was honored by a table far away from the bar area where the band was situated and about 3 tables away from Hemingway's old designated table.

Very attentive waiter, who has been w/Christian's for many years & provided good suggestions about the menu & wines. Service staff & process was very well organized.

Started w/Laurent Perrier champagne w/the starters & a very decent (08) Pezet Bordeaux by the glass w/the meal. Began w/onion soup, which was a bit lacking. Wife had gbeet w/salad which was drenched w/dressing. My Caesar was excellent ample (requested) anchovies.

For entrees we both had the lamb shank, which was very tender; however it was lacking in garlic and herbs.

Dessert was molten chocolate cake (excellent) and raspberry sorbet (very good). Coffee was weak & left us pining for Starbucks.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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