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Cafe Kandahar

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3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
+1 406-862-6247
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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332 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect après-ski setting of deep furniture surrounding a large, real-wood fireplace. Very nice bar list, including excellent by-the-glass wine list. Appetizers and small-plates all sounded good. However, when trying to order them, was told that the main restaurant was having a special event and NO food would be served in the bar for several hours. Would have been nice to... More 

Thank djlund999
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Cafe Kandahar with a ski club. The food was excellent, especially the pre-dinner appetizers from the strolling servers. Speaking of which, the servers in the restaurant are a bit snooty, which was the only downside of our evening. Highly recommend the buffalo steak dinner.

Thank JnJ_7
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place, service is impeccable. I am not a big eater but food portions small. Place is beautiful but expensive. Food is delicious, albeit small and pricey

Thank Deb B
somewhere, mt
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. Terrific atmosphere. Service impeccable. Came every year on our anniversary but last few years have left disappointed. Food is wonderful but very small portions, and i am not a big eater. Quite expensive for what you get. Definitely worth visiting and deciding for yourself.

Thank dendeb99
Rogers, Arkansas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was not sure what to expect at this eatery attached to the hotel. What a great meal. A la carte or with the tasting menu you will be pleased. Beautiful décor with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Extensive wine list, pricey.... Or eat in the small bar where you can enjoy draft beer, cocktails and the lobby fireplace. A couple... More 

Thank naldinc2016
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

The food was great (a little pricey but worth it). Everything was cooked to order and tasted amazing. I love the selection of locally sourced food.

Thank Drifeus
East Glacier, Montana
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139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

First of all, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. However, the portions were tiny. After appetizers and entrée my husband and I were still hungry. Also, our waiter informed us that the regular menu had been "somewhat condensed" for Christmas. That's right - condensed, not expanded. Therefore the more exotic and interesting dishes like elk and buffalo... More 

Thank MariaFolsom
Auburn, New York
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

This restaurant is right outside our condo at the Pines , food was excelent and atmosphere .... top notch. We ended up with the picture window seat and there was a nice little snow falling to make it just perfect !

Thank mike t
Whitefish, Montana
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

very nice restaurant up on the road to big mountain ski resort. Andy the chef has a excellent reputation and works with the valley for many fund raisers. He to normal dinning to outstanding. I have never heard a bad review. Great for a romantic evening. Beautiful mountain views .

Thank dsdmontana
Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We were there between seasons, mid-September. Service was good, The wine list was excellent but overloaded with pricey selections. Our waiter knew his food and wines. We skipped the two tasting menus he promoted, that promised too much food. Two of us shared nice small plates: a grilled octopus salad and sauted forest mushrooms. My partner had a bison steak... 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
French, European, American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-862-6247
Small, boutique, fine dining establishment specializing in farm-to-table ingredients, creative techniques, wine pairings, and tasting menus.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?