Cafe Kandahar

Deep in the mountains, who knew that you could savor such a fine palette of Cajun, French and American cuisine?

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Latitude: 48.480541229 Longitude: -114.358276367 Elevation: 4652 ft
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Full Description of Establishment

Cafe Kandahar is located in the Kandahar Lodge at the Whitefish Mountain Resort village near Whitefish, Montana. This upscale restaurant provides a unique setting serving cuisine inspired by classic and modern influences and an award winning wine list. This dining experience can truly be described as exquisite. Part of the menu changes each evening to take advantage of seasonal ingredients as they become available. One component of the nightly offerings is the Chef's Tasting Menu, written using the freshest ingredients on hand and combining them to create tantalizing flavors. The Chef's Tasting consists of five small plates carefully paired with wines, each course flowing into the other with seamless perfection to provide the quintessential dining experience.

Executive Chef Andy Blanton is a graduate of the Culinary Arts Institute of Louisiana and was mentored by Frank Brigsten at Brigsten's Restaurant in New Orleans.

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Wine Enthusiast Award of Unique Distinction.

Listed as one of two "Best Restaurants" in Montana by Frommer's Montana & Wyoming: "Chef Andy Blanton has raised the stakes in the Whitefish culinary scene..."

A 2011 James Beard Foundation "Best Chef: Northwest Semifinalist".

Explanation of Live Music Scene (if there is one)

Occasional music offered but not on a regular basis

Establishment Style

Fine Dining

Hours Open

5:00 PM -9:30 PM for dinner Reservations Recommended

Seasons and Months Open

Open during the ski season December to end of March. Reopen in summer- June-September

Driving Directions

Restaurant is located in the Village area of the Whitefish Mountain Resort in the Kandahar Lodge. Drive Highway 93 to Whitefish. Wisconsin Avenue to the Big Mountain Road turnoff. Go 4 miles to the ski area. Kandahar Lodge is located on the north (left) side of the road at the Kandahar Lodge. Look for it after you pass under the skier bridge and the road swings to the right.

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