Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Kalispell
Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Kalispell

Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Kalispell

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluecanyonrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4067582583
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast and Lunch available for Private Parties Only Monday - Sunday; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Silver Canyon Casino located adjacent to Blue Canyon and open Monday through Sunday 8am to 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Hugh Yates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Planning an event that requires great expertise? Let Blue Canyon do the work for you. Please contact Paula or Hugh at the restaurant. For Off Site events, catered events to your home, etc Please contact Todd Liphardt or Hugh Yates. 406-756-2583
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining for BC in the Alpine up to 30 people or for larger events the Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell can provide up to 550. Please Call Karena Bemis at 406-756-4500
  • Private Party Contact: Paula Aegerter and Hugh Yates 4067562583
  • Entertainment: Firday Night Live on Friday's starting at 8PM to 11PM in our Tavern

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Parking in front and in rear of the restaurant.
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Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Kalispell reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (2)fit for foodies (2)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Delicious meal, excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal. I had the almond crusted walleye and it was fabulous. Even took some home and it was great the next day reheated. My husband enjoyed his bacon wrapped scallops and elk which was the featured dish for the day. Service was excellent Glad we found this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best spot in Kalispell
    BruceTexasVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We found the food unique and well prepared. The Elk, Carbonara, Trout and Prime Rib were all good. The kids enjoyed the Chocolate Cake.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My mom, sister and I have a planned shopping trip each year in August. We live in Calgary Canada. We stay at the Hilton and plan to have a dinner at least one night at the Blue Canyon. Tues was the night we were there. My sis and I had the 2.00 taco special and a jug of margaritas. The tacos were the best we have ever had!! My mom had the steak with portobello mushrooms. She has terminal lung cancer and struggles to eat larger meals due to appetite. Welllll... She had no problem eating the entire meal including the awesome warm buns!! Our server (cannot remember her name) was great! Attentive, friendly and had suggested the tacos and margaritas which were a hit!! We will be back next year!! Thank you!! :))
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the Bison.
    DeltoroVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Bison Rib eye was too greasy and taste bad as in the recipe is wrong. You pay too much for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good dinner
    Dapper
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Good selection of salads which were very fresh. Meatloaf entre was good. Nice dining area. Good service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocky Mtn gem
    Jax5
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Assertive chef working with fresh natural ingredients in a pristine setting. New facility in a new hotel/Conf. Center surprises with its takes on the expected Montana staples: bison, elk, salmon, etc. and creative use of vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 67 reviews are from the Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Kalispell reviews archive.
  • Consistently good food.
    captvickey
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Very good food. One of the better places I have found in Kalispell and convenient to Hilton Gardens hotel.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great as we dine
    kalicritic
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was great as we dine there often. It seems the wait staff is usually different each time we go there though. The lights went out while we there. But hey it happens not a big deal. The staff tried hard to get lights out the larger parties first and then down to the tables after. We ate our dinner in the dark with a couple tea lights. In all actuality it was kind of fun. The night went downhill though when the power resumed. Credit cards were not able to be processed and we kept getting told it would be just a few minutes for the tills to be up and running again. Our waitress did not attempt to try anything or provide any solutions. After my asking another waitress and her being rude as well. I had to find ATM, pay and leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible service
    itwasok
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to the blue canyon for valentines day both last year and this year. Last year was great! Great food amazing waitress. This year we went back and had poor service right from the start. Seated way to clots to two other couples. ( almost bumping elbows as we ate. We were given menus from the hostess then didn't see our waitress for about fifteen minutes. When she came we just asked for water. About twenty minutes later we got to order our food. We ordered an appetizer and she said she would go grab us some roll. Didnt see her for half an hour. Finally got our shrimp and once we had finished those we were finally brought the rolls. Now we sat here for about 45 minutes till we got our food ( which was Luke warm )1hr later we got the bill
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm and cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The food was delicious and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. It was really prett quiet. Our table was next to the kitchen but did not have that feeling of chaos at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Prepared Meal
    MTRAH
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    Really enjoyed the bison short ribs. The ribs were flavorful and the vegetable dish that came on the plate--a melange of potatoes, corn, tomatoes and some unidentified other vegetables was excellent. A better than expected dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food excellent as always.
    Visitorcdn
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    Menu has some refreshing choices compared to a typical menu. Batting 1000 as enjoyed another great meal. Thinking of taking our company function here when we have our retreat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Blue Canyon
    Boni
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Very nice dinner and the selection of well prepared food was great. Nice atmosphere for a quiet evening meal. Loved the Montana Huckleberey salad and enjoyed the huckleberry Creme Brulee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    dakota
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    We're in our 50's & 60's and love prime rib. This was the BEST anybody at our table had ever had. I love trout and usually order it if on the menu. This was absolutely the best I had ever tasted. Large portion with an incredible sauce. Glad to see Dr. L on the wine list. Outstanding food considering it is part of a hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in NW Montana
    ClassyVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Weren"t sure what to expect when we decided to eat at the restaurant adjacent to the hotel and what a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent in everyway, the presentation, arrangement and the taste. When you visit Kalispel stop and avail yourself to one of the best dinners you will find in Northwest Montana.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We thought the food was just okay for what we paid. Also, my Salmon was just lukewarm. But, the service was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Very fatty almost inedible flat iron steak. Food very slow from kitchen. Dinner took two and a half hours.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Although there have been frequent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Although there have been frequent changes to the menu, certain mainstay's keep me coming back including the Crab Cheese Bake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/22/2012
    My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary at the Blue Canyon. We were looking for a place with good food that was close by since we wanted to be home in time to watch the baseball playoff game. The food was fabulous and service could not have been better. We often forget about it even though it's very close. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Their rolls were seasoned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    Their rolls were seasoned with rye, fennel, and rosemary. A little seasoning is good, but they put way to much herb which left a bad taste in my mouth. There was no soft music, just an erie silence which made conversation awkward because others dining around you heard your conversation. Their drinks were good. Their portions are small. Their chocolate mountain dessert was gross. The server was really great. We spent $95 and I walked away hungry. We won't be returning, unless for drinks. My dining partner said his bison flank steak was good, but the mashed potatoes needed flavor or gravy.
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  • BEST EVER HOTEL RESTAURANT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    This was the very best restaurant I've ever eaten at on vacation. Also, I've never eaten at a restaurant attached to a hotel that was this good. My husband and I ate here all 3 nights we stayed at the hotel! Jodie waited on us Saturday and Sunday nights. She is a gem! On Saturday night Jodie arranged for the chef to come to our table after we raved about our meals. I told him that I am a chef also and I was blown away by the food. Also, the prices were very reasonable and the portions were perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waitress was less than attentive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Waitress was less than attentive. Woman at the next table never stopped talking (loudly) the whole time we were there. Wine prices are ridiculous - $9.50 for a glass of "house wine". Food was okay. Restaurant itself was nice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everyone in our party of eight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    Everyone in our party of eight enjoyed their meal and experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very rustic setting and nicely
    Lizb
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Very rustic setting and nicely set up with lots of space between tables so you had some privacy. The food was excellent and so was the service. We both had the Trout! Our waitress was very attentive and they had a nice wine list. Coconut Cream pie was scrumptious! Good place and the prices were very reasonable. Would definitely recommend.
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  • Good dining experience. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Good dining experience. Very nice people. Waiter was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i cant remember our waitresses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    i cant remember our waitresses name, but she was simply outstanding. we did fill out a diners card, so maybe you could find out who she was. she was funny, good, and so friendly! if you do something extra for your servers...she deserves it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue Canyon simply cannot
    EnjoysGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Blue Canyon simply cannot handle more than a few tables; they are understaffed and the staff they have is slow, not attentive, and just plain dumb. When they are busy (which is more than a handful of tables), the food comes out very slow, portions (veggies) are cold, and other portions look like they've been sitting. On the other hand, when we returned on a Sunday night, and there were only three/four tables occupied, the hostess asked us to wait "five or ten minutes" before being seated - what a joke.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The food was good but not excellent, found the almond wallaye and polenta cake to be under seasoned while the polenta cake was cold. Stomachs felt a little queasy after our meal. Our service was slow while the service around us was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great. Lots of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    The food was great. Lots of different takes on the usual fare. The bison steak was unbelievably tender,along with a great starter salad that didn't have too much dressing. Waitress was quick and very helpful even if she hadn't tried everything on the menu. Creme brule was almost perfect, not too runny not too burnt. Wife also enjoyed the mashed potatoes and veggie hash. The only thing that dimmed the experience were the noisy almost snooty guests next to us who overtook our own table with their conversation. Great find in a small town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open concept, rustic, warm
    KeAdVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Open concept, rustic, warm dining room. From where we sat, we could see other diners having a good time at the chef's table. We will try that too if we return to Kalispel. Appreciated that smaller portion entrees were available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I think the food is pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2011
    I think the food is pretty good. I always get the prime rib and sometimes it is better than others. I do like the Margarita's and the cheese bake. Great coconut cream pie too.
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  • Very nice western decor with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Very nice western decor with beautiful stone fireplace and attractive kitchen open to dining area. Superior service. Chef treated us to a complimentary appetizer of perfect tenderloin with a spicy sauce. Staff very knowledgeable about food and wine, and all are friendly. Wait staff Paula outstanding. Steaks cooked just right, and scallops very fresh. Veggies crisp. Casual dress ok, atmosphere relaxed. We are locals and choose this often. Excellent catering also for business or special events.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant was beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2011
    The restaurant was beautiful and our waitress was very attentive. The food was somewhat of a disappointment though. Both of our entrees were very greasy and the seafood was over cooked. The shrimp was so tough e could barely cut through it with a knife. Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A comfortable and welcoming
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    A comfortable and welcoming country wood decor in both the bar and dining room provide a warm welcoming ambiance to this modern restaurant attached to the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell. Excellent local draft beer selection and acceptable wine list. Food exeeded our expectations. Elk medallions were tender and full of flavor. Halibut was cooked just right and very tasty. 2nd best restaruant in town after Capers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was able to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2011
    The restaurant was able to adjust quickly to a change from 2 to 6 people in our party, a major plus. Food was tasty and there was a good selection. Several people in our group particularly enjoyed the half portions offered for several items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an amazing anniversary
    TetonRoseVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2011
    We had an amazing anniversary dinner at the Blue Canyon Kitchen! We were staying at the Hilton for a wedding, and ended up at Blue Canyon Kitchen for OUR special night! We loved everything about it! Great wine! Great food.... so many choices! It was a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view. Good food.
    BlondieVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2011
    We opted for lite fare, salads and pizza. Salad was exquisite. Pizza very good. Can't beat the view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was awesome for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/13/2011
    Everything was awesome for my wife's and I anniversary dinner together. We ordered two appetizers and two desserts just so we could taste what sounded most appealing on the menu. Our main courses however, were lacking a little bit. My elk was overly peppered, you could hardly taste the flavor of the meat, and the portion of my wife's Lobster linguine was rather small for the price. Other than that, we had a wonderful time and will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a great meal, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Had a great meal, service was good despite the busy evening and there was a good ambiance. Thouroughly enjoyed everything about the experience
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall very good. bison excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2010
    Overall very good. bison excellent. French fries either overcooked or reheated. Spoon bread too sweet. Service efficient and friendly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate