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Michel's Christiania Rest

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303 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3388
17:00 - 00:00
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Moran, Wyoming
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Moved away but went back for a quick ski trip & made sure to stop in for French onion soup & Chicken Au Jus. As always it was just as tasty as I remember it! Friendly & knowledgeable staff with great tasting drinks!!

Thank Jessica N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service, charm and food in this restaurant is one of the best I've found in Sun Valley. We dine on the patio in the summer. During the winter I like to request the loft area where there is a large window to lookout and see the snow.

Thank shan440
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were not impressed with this place that has been around for over twenty years and people told us was the best place in Ketchum. Nothing original on the menu. Bland vegetables......everyone got the same French beans and lukewarm, herbed tomato. Steak was good but lamb shank and trout were tasteless but then drowned in sauce. Oysters did not seem... More 

Thank Sally F
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had a pre-Christmas dinner at this restaurant that had come highly recommended to me. It's in a great setting with a high ceiling, some balcony seating and a lively bar scene. Our food was good. However, we were disappointed in the lack of transparency provided by our server and felt like the restaurant was nickle-and-diming us. On the first item,... More 

1 Thank Mel J
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232 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Everything about this place screams tired. First, the decor: think faded pictures of the chef and many past-their-prime celebrities on walls overlooking well-worn carpet. Second, the clientele - OLD and well-preserved senior diners (Florida's finest!) with too much money looking to relive their glory days. Third, the unimaginative menu featuring the same dishes that were offered on my last visit... More 

1 Thank G3inLondon
New York
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Two couples during the holidays went back to Michel's, one of our favorite spots in Sun Valley for French cuisine. After a nice conversation with a couple of the usual staff, we were seated at a small table for four in the main room, which is beautifully decorated in rustic mountain style. We waited quite a while before Dean, our... More 

Thank sklyce
Ketchum, Idaho
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We went to Michel's twice in three days during our most recent trip to Ketchum. Both times, we sat in the bar area. One night was for drinks only and great people watching. The second night we ate dinner in the bar and enjoyed more cocktails. The wait staff is very friendly and professional. The food is delicious - it's... More 

Thank 5Bidaho
Miami Beach
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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We recently had the good fortune to have dined at this first-rate French restaurant We shared our 2 appetizers, the gaspacho soup (delicious) and the escargots(good, not one of the best we've had). It was, however, the main course dish that riveted out total attention: the sautéed chicken breast with a morel mushroom cream sauce!!!! These were flavors that are... More 

Thank MiamiBeachFrank
Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very quaint atmosphere, great customer service and the food was exceptional. First time eating lamb, and it was amazing.

Thank Rich C
Boise, Idaho
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The best cocktails in town. A Cosmo and their pomme frites! Can't go wrong! I had trout which was delicious. Also the people watching is great. Always fun to see how the upper crust of Sun Valley lives!

Thank Jeannie V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum, ID 83340
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Ketchum
  • Phone Number: +1 208-726-3388
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?