Due to Covid-19, we have made significant changes to our operations in order to ensure the health and safety of our patrons and guests, as well as our valued staff. As a result, we have reduced our seating capacity from 14 tables down to 8 tables only. Reservations may be limited during this uncertain period; however, please understand that we are taking the utmost precautions to provide a comfortable and safe dining experience for all involved.
We also encourage diners to consider our more casual take-out menu (available 7 nights a week) and family meal pickups (available Mon/Tue only) as we attempt to continue doing what we do best: feed people inspired food creations and offer handpicked wine selections. We greatly appreciate your support and understanding as we navigate this uncharted territory together.
Chef Andy Blanton and team are available to bring extraordinary dining into the comfort of your home, for a special celebration with family or a memorable gathering with good friends. Consider a multi-course tasting menu or an array of appetizers, with an optional wine pairing (from our cellar or yours). We also offer the opportunity to bring our Sommelier along, and even turn the event into a cooking class or a wine tasting format
Over the last two decades, we've provided countless one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests, with menus designed to match occasions and personalized with unique culinary adventures. Chef Andy arrives with his talents and skilled service staff to prepare an exquisite meal in your own kitchen, an unforgettable experience like no other.
For more details regarding private dining, please contact us via email.
When Covid-19 first struck our community here in NW Montana, Cafe Kandahar assisted in spearheading a new program in partnership with the North Valley Food Bank and Whitefish Community Foundation to prepare and provide healthy meals for individuals and families seeking food assistance. Almost overnight, we witnessed a dramatic increase in the need for accessible, affordable food among our community members hardest hit by the virus's widespread economic fallout – including many first-time visitors who'd never before utilized the Food Bank's services.
In response, we established the “Restaurants Providing Healthy Meals for Families” program, through which local restaurants cooked prepared meals for distribution to community members served by the North Valley Food Bank. We are proud to have taken an active role in helping to place food onto our neighbors' tables during a time when many are facing unprecedented challenges in our daily lives.
To date the program has included 11 different local Restaurants, who combined have delivered over 7,600 meals to our community. If you wish to assist our efforts to help feed people in need, please consider making a donation directly to the North Valley Food Bank or to the Whitefish Community Foundation's Community Emergency Response Fund.
Here are some of the changes we have implemented in order to ensure the health and safety of our patrons and guests, as well as our valued staff. We greatly appreciate your support and understanding, as we are taking the upmost precautions to provide a comfortable and safe dining experience for all involved.
Café Kandahar and Chef Andy Blanton have garnered numerous accolades over the years. We are proud to share with you some of our achievements and recognitions. Chef Andy Blanton is a four-time semi-finalist for best chef in NW region by the James Beard Foundation, while our wine program continues to garner Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence- each year since 1998. Feel free to peruse the links below to learn more about our efforts.James Beard Foundation AccoladesTop 10 fine dining experiences in small towns in the U.S. (Culture Trip)Top 10 Chefs from journey as dishwashers to chefs (Motivational Journey)The 10 best small town food scenes (USA Today)52 places to visit in 2020- New York Times Magazine (#52- Glacier National Park, and Café Kandahar)Great Chefs ProfileGreat Chefs ProfileBest Chefs America Profile