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Michel's Christiania Rest

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303 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3388
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place screams tired. First, the decor: think faded pictures of the chef and many past-their-prime celebrities on walls overlooking well-worn carpet. Second, the clientele - OLD and well-preserved senior diners (Florida's finest!) with too much money looking to relive their glory days. Third, the unimaginative menu featuring the same dishes that were offered on my last visit... More 

1 Thank G3inLondon
New York
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two couples during the holidays went back to Michel's, one of our favorite spots in Sun Valley for French cuisine. After a nice conversation with a couple of the usual staff, we were seated at a small table for four in the main room, which is beautifully decorated in rustic mountain style. We waited quite a while before Dean, our... More 

Thank sklyce
Ketchum, Idaho
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Michel's twice in three days during our most recent trip to Ketchum. Both times, we sat in the bar area. One night was for drinks only and great people watching. The second night we ate dinner in the bar and enjoyed more cocktails. The wait staff is very friendly and professional. The food is delicious - it's... More 

Thank 5Bidaho
Miami Beach
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We recently had the good fortune to have dined at this first-rate French restaurant We shared our 2 appetizers, the gaspacho soup (delicious) and the escargots(good, not one of the best we've had). It was, however, the main course dish that riveted out total attention: the sautéed chicken breast with a morel mushroom cream sauce!!!! These were flavors that are... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Very quaint atmosphere, great customer service and the food was exceptional. First time eating lamb, and it was amazing.

Thank Rich C
Boise, Idaho
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The best cocktails in town. A Cosmo and their pomme frites! Can't go wrong! I had trout which was delicious. Also the people watching is great. Always fun to see how the upper crust of Sun Valley lives!

Thank Jeannie V
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We've eaten here many times over they years - the food is excellent! My favorite is always "what are the cooks eating tonight"?

Thank Dave P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

The first thing you notice on entering is how busy it is which is always a good sign especially when they all seem to be regulars. There is a cosy bar area, an interior room and a very nice courtyard. We sat in the courtyard which was very pleasant. We split awesome crispy pomme frites with a cocktail followed by... More 

Thank PeterAZ
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I was born in france and i love this restaurant. It is always packed with people everytime i am in there. The service and the food are excellent. It is the best place in town.

1 Thank Joan r
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Our experience dining at Christiania's was absolutely terrible. It all started with the hostess who couldn't find our reservation in her book and made us feel like we were trying to cheat ourselves in their supposed "classy" establishment. We had reserved a table for 8:30 on the terrace, and in spite of having room to accommodate us, the hostess said... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum, ID 83340
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Ketchum
  • Phone Number: +1 208-726-3388
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?