Cafe Kandahar offers a refined and innovative approach to cuisine. With an emphasis on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, Chef Andy Blanton takes his knowledge from the New Orleans culinary scene to offer a fresh approach on thoughtfully constructed cuisine. Offering an intimate dining experience, Cafe Kandahar prides themselves on offering you “an occasion to celebrate food, wine, and life with loved ones or friends. A chance to embrace the delectable moments we can savor now and cherish later as delightful memories.”
A Unique Menu
Truly an experience you won’t soon forget, you can choose a menu catered to your personal taste and hunger level. The three-course Comfort Menu offers delectables that range from Forest Mushrooms made from madeira crème, montana chevre, and thyme pastry all the way to Bison Tenderloin featuring morel mushrooms, humboldt fog, sage, duck fat fingerling potatoes, and spinach. The Adventure Menu allows you to choose four courses that suit your liking. With options like New Bedford Scallops, Buttermilk Fried Quail, Duck Proscuitto, Grilled Octopus, and so much more.
Feeling decadent? Choose a special dessert as one of your food courses, such as a Dark Chocolate Mousse or the Huckleberry Tart, a Montana specialty. Best of all, no matter what entree’s you choose, you can add a wine pairing. With a sommelier on hand every evening, you’ll love learning, and tasting, something new with each culinary delight.
National Reviews to Reinforce Their Reputation
Critically acclaimed throughout the northwest, Cafe Kandahar has maintained a reputation for exquisite food within a quaint dining room setting. Ranked in the top 52 places to visit in 2020 by the New York Times and taking its place in the Top 10 Best Small Town Food Scenes by USA Today, this dining establishment is quickly making a name for itself internationally. Chef Andy Blanton, who has been at the helm of the restaurant since 1998, is a four-time semi-finalist for best chef in NW region by the James Beard Foundation. In addition to exceptional food, Cafe Kandahar’s wine program has continued to garner Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence every year since 1999.
How to Make a Reservation
Café Kandahar is located inside the Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The address is 3824 Big Mountain Road, Whitefish, MT 59937.
They serve dinner Wednesday through Sunday evenings, from 6:00 until 9:00pm. The dining room is closed Monday and Tuesday. You can make a reservation by calling 406-862-6247. For parties of 6 or more, a credit card may be required to hold the reservation. *Cafe Kundahar is open for the winter season only. They start accepting reservation November 1st for their opening in December.*