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“BEST Caesar Salad”

Michel's Christiania Rest
Ranked #19 of 79 Restaurants in Ketchum
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, 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.
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Michel's is our favorite for an impromtu dinner, especially if we aren't in the mood for a big meal. Although he offers wonderful entree choices, our favorite is his caesar salad, which is consistently fresh, crisp, lemony, and never over-dressed (include the anchovies!). Pair it with steamed clams (always perfectly fresh) and a white wine, and you have a wonderful light dinner. We have friends who cannot get enough of his pomme frittes (shoestring French fries).
We prefer to dine in the bar, which is full of memorabilia from Michel's career as an accomplished coach for the US women's ski team. Michel is ALWAYS present and he graciously strives to visit with each table, ensuring his guests' satisfaction. The bar seating is limited, so our rule of thumb is to arrive by 6:15, especially if the group is larger than two. Often a (live) pianist is playing soft tunes in the background.

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Thank Maija E
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The best meal we had while visiting Sun Valley.

An interesting and varied menu… an ambiance that is at the same time, casual yet romantic… but, best of all is the food.

I heartily recommend the Chicken with Morels… perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned… perfectly delicious.

And, for dessert, get the profiteroles… with that added “something”; in this case, crumbled toffee (?) on top.

We will definitely return!

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Thank Barrett
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

From the moment you walk in and feel that roaring, real wood, fire you know its going to be good. Nice decor, wonderful service and the food is truly gourmet. Lamb was perfect and the atmosphere is unique to Sun Valley....was one of Hemingways favorites 60 years ago! Its an upscale establishment and the value superb, considering the quality. Will be on our agenda for next trip to SV!

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1  Thank ritzytopaz
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Great food, GREAT atmosphere and superb service. If you hit only one high end restaurant in SV/Ketchum, make it this one!

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1  Thank stolplane
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Delicious food. Just delicious. Friendly operator will probably greet you and make you feel welcome here in this fine establishment. Great wine selection and really the only place in town to get French food.

1  Thank IdahoWill
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