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1 Sun Valley Road, 1st floor of Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, ID 83353
208.622.2144
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This classic and very comfortable family restaurant located off the Sun...
This classic and very comfortable family restaurant located off the Sun Valley Lodge Lobby serves breakfast lunch and dinner daily. Named after Sun Valley's own legendary Gretchen Fraser this restaurant serves homey breakfast fare, specialty salads, great hamburgers, delicious sandwiches and evening entrees including salmon, beef and Idaho lamb.
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gretchen's - closed until July 2015 - total remodel of Sun Valley Lodge

The Sun Valley Lodge, including Gretchen's and all other restaurants are closed until late June of 2015. The Lodge Dining Room is closed forever. The Sun Valley Lodge is being totally rebuilt, inside the outer walls. A multi million dollar spa is being added at the west end.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Sun Valley, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My kids (8 years and 4 years old) and I ate on the patio of the newly remodeled Gretchen's restaurant. I love the new decor-updated, modern yet still modest in the mountains. Great colors and such a warm feeling in the restaurant. The food was amazing! I highly recommend this restaurant to all! My children declared their Mac 'n cheese... More 

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San Antonio Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Let's see if this gets published! Come to Sun Valley every year - often 2x a year for over 15 years. Ate at Grethen's tonight with my wife. The food and service, while over priced and with small portions, was excellent. My issue isn't with the food or service. It's with the decor and ambiance that has totally been ruined... More 

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Mike F, Guest Relations Manager at Gretchen's, responded to this review

Dear horns72, Thank you for your dining with us at Gretchen’s restaurant, located in the newly renovated Sun Valley Lodge. We’re happy that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate your very positive review of the food and service. With regard to the art, understandably, tastes do vary. Frank Nicholson, one of the world’s top hotel designers (Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, The... More 

Eagle, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Love the new look!! They even brought back some of the old food on the menu. Love their take on Dungeness Crab Cake Eggs Benedict. The service is the best as usual and the new deco is 5 star.

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Sun Valley Lodge, including Gretchen's and all other restaurants are closed until late June of 2015. The Lodge Dining Room is closed forever. The Sun Valley Lodge is being totally rebuilt, inside the outer walls. A multi million dollar spa is being added at the west end.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Love everything that they serve. The bakery is the best and soups are divine! The Hot Chocolate is the same as the signature recipe they serve in the Lodge. The waffles and muffins are so delicious! They make great sandwiches that you can wrap up to go and take to the slopes with you too.

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The decor is pretty and the wait staff attentive - but the menu needs some serious updating and the coffee and food (in general) need to be better.

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Tucson, Arizona
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Sitting on the expansive terrace at Gretchen's on a mid-August day was relaxing and pleasant. Watching the ice skaters practice on the outdoor rink nearby was like having a backstage pass. The buffet offered good, but not excellent, fare. I liked the salads -- quinoa, pasta and Cesar particularly. The chicken and fish dishes were tasty but nothing to put... More 

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Queenstown, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

As all other restaurants so far in August , who depend on foreign interns around here, service quality and timeliness was not very good at dinner. There were only 6 tables so no excuse. No manager on the floor, waitress did not seem to care much especially after we mentioned cold and almost raw vegetables ( not even close to... More 

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Mike F, Guest Relations Manager at Gretchen's, responded to this review

Dear annethibo, want to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at Gretchen’s. We have addressed the inconsistent food quality and service concerns with our staff and the restaurant manager, as well as looking at our training processes in order to improve upon all aspects of Gretchen's and avoid future mishaps which you unfortunately experienced... More 

Eagle, Idaho
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoy the view watching the open air year round ice skating rink with its better than average skaters. Many are probably Winter Olympic hopeful ls and adds to the draw that is Sun Valley, especially The Sun Valley Lodge. The grounds around the hotel are beautiful all four seasons, summertime flowers abound, winter the oversized ice sculptures are magical.... More 

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Coast57
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We arrived for breakfast at 10:45, and found the restaurant nearly empty. We had enjoyed our breakfasts on previous visits, remembering the plump sausages. This trip the service was incredibly slow, the sausages downgraded to what looked like cheap frozen links from the freezer, and the eggs, who can screw up over easy eggs, were over done, sloppy, and no... More 

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Mike F, Guest Relations Manager at Gretchen's, responded to this review

Dear Coast57, we want to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at Gretchen’s. We have addressed the food quality and service concerns with our staff, as well as looking at the whole process to improve upon it and avoid future mishaps which you unfortunately experienced firsthand.The Staff at Gretchen’s is committed to 100% guest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Sun Valley Road, 1st floor of Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, ID 83353
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sun Valley-Ketchum  >  Sun Valley
  • Phone Number: 208.622.2144

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This classic and very comfortable family restaurant located off the Sun Valley Lodge Lobby serves breakfast lunch and dinner daily. Named after Sun Valley's own legendary Gretchen Fraser this restaurant serves homey breakfast fare, specialty salads, great hamburgers, delicious sandwiches and evening entrees including salmon, beef and Idaho lamb.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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