• Cafe Kandahar (Whitefish, MT; tel. 406/862-6247; www.cafekandahar.com): The chef here is inspired by French and Creole traditions but also loves to experiment. Local produce and meat dominate the menu; favorite creations include seared elk roulade with forest mushroom, as well as creative seafood and pasta dishes.
  • Second Street Bistro (Livingston, MT; tel. 406/222-9463; www.secondstreetbistro.com): In the lobby of the Murray Hotel, this stylish bistro serves a creative, French-inspired menu. All of the produce in summer comes from the chef's garden, and in winter much comes from a greenhouse.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.