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1 Sun Valley Road, 1st floor of Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, ID 83353
7:00 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun Valley, Idaho
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dinner for four people while watching ice skaters, including Olympic Gold Medal skater Scott Hamilton, is a great way to spend your first day in Sun Valley! Considering they cater to wealthy world travelers with attitude, the service of the waiter and staff was warm and considerate. Our meals included Prime New York ("Tasted Excellent, said the Nebraska Native; Wild... More 

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New Jersey
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were staying in the area and decided to visit the resort and have lunch. A local had told us to eat at Gretchen's and watch the ice skating. We were intrigued. The setting on a covered patio overlooking an ice rink is special. The food and service are fabulous. I had a salmon bruschetta and my... More 

Thank Sherstur
Shingletown, California, Usa
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had two meals here during my weekend at the resort - breakfast and dinner. I ordered Eggs Benedict for breakfast. It was excellent, and I'm pretty fussy about my Eggs Benedict. I also had the lobster salad for dinner. It consisted of an entire Maine lobster tail on top of the greens. Again, very good. I thought the prices... More 

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South Korea
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Nice food, rational price, kind service The food was good and the price was rational. The service was also great! The special dinner from Monday to Thursday is recommendable. Lunch consists of simple menu, and it is great.

Thank fantasticalworld
Park City, Utah
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338 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Named after 1948 Olympic slalom skiing champion Gretchen Fraser, who called Sun Valley home, Gretchen's restaurant in the Sun Valley Lodge is a gold medal culinary gem with a fascinatingly creative menu. With the dramatic renovations to the Lodge just a few years ago, Gretchen's emerged with a very modern, bright design anchored around displays of Gretchen's trophies and Olympic... More 

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Jerome, Idaho
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This restaurant is now open for dinner as well; in fact, I think it's an all-day restaurant, with separate menus for 3 meals. Service was really good, and the food was excellent! I say it is underrated because I had a killer dinner there, and 3 different staff members recommended restaurants in town or the Village without mentioning this one.... More 

Thank Joni K
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We ended up at Gretchen's multiple times in our week-long stay. Only open for breakfast and lunch, we sampled both with outstanding success. Their pastries are exceptional. My recommendation is to save room after lunch for a baked treat and coffee to make your meal complete.

Thank quimby420
Napa, California
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127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Our party of 9 persons which included 5 vegans enjoyed the tempting creative cuisine in a quiet restful setting. It is called Gretchen's in honor of the 1st American woman to win an Olympic gold medal and some of her memorabilia is on display in the room. The menu had small dish choices and regular entree size choices. We enjoyed... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Our family had a delish breakfast there on our way out of town. We were in and out in less than an hour. Highly recommended!

Thank Michelle N
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Service was mediocre at best. Wait staff looked bothered to serve you during dinner. Restaurant wasn't crowded yet it took several requests to get our order completed.

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

Dear Eugene M, Thank you and truly appreciate your comments regarding your recent visit. All comment of our guests, whether complimentary or critical, are very important to us as we strive to provide 100% guest satisfaction. In your situation, we fell short and apologize for your experience. We are committed to excellence and an extraordinary guest service. I will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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: 12086222144
Adjacent to the Lodge Lobby, Gretchen's Restaurant welcomes you with an relaxing indoor/outdoor feel with easy access for Terrace dining all day long. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and full bar service. Sun Valley's own Gretchen Fraser is the restaurant's namesake, the first American to win an Alpine Olympic Gold Medal.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?