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“New Chef, New Menu”
Review of Gretchen's

Gretchen's
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Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Sun Valley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Description: 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.
Reviewed May 15, 2012

There's a fantastic new chef in Gretchen's kitchen and he's cooked up an excellent new menu. I had lunch here with friends and all of our entrees were excellent. And it was Ladies' Day, which meant our entrees were buy one, get one free. An excellent value. We capped the meal by splitting a slice of flourless chocolate cake - sweet!!

Thank takemewithu28
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

We just ate breakfast there a few times and were less than impressed. Even over easy eggs aren't supposed to have compeletly runny egg whites. That was gross. Everything was generally boring in taste and the prices were premium. No thank you.

Thank Keiththevol
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sunvalleyresort, Food and Beverage Director at Gretchen's, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2012

Dear Keiththevol,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Gretchen’s Restaurant. We’re very sorry that our breakfast offering wasn’t up to our normal standards. We will certainly review your comments with our culinary team in order to improve our offerings. We hope to see you at Gretchen’s and Sun Valley Resort again.

Sincerely,

Doug Horn
Food & Beverage Director
Sun Valley Resort

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

I always enjoy breakfasts especially at Gretchen's. For a visual as well as tasty treat order their hot chocolate. It comes in a lovely white teapot style mug with mounds of whipped cream. I discovered at $2.25 or so it is less costly than a glass of tomoto juice! French toast is also good.

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Thank FrancesinIdaho
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

I never ate there for lunch or dinner, but we had breakfast all 3 mornings we were there. Very good breakfasts, with good options. Good coffee - I think from starbucks.
Service was quick and professional - our waitress was fine, just kinda stiff... odd comment, but she was our server each morning, and she had a slight smile, and did her job and that was it... didn't really make any comments other than that, and business was slow. All the other staff was very engaging and talkative, so she kind of stuck out to us.

Thank RyanB6
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

The guidebook at Sun Valley Lodge promotes Gretchen's as a family style restaurant but really it is much more high end both in the food served and the price. While we were able to enjoy an excellent meal it was initially a little shocking and uncertain whether their more sophisticated cuisine would suit our whole group. The service was excellent and well worth it. We enjoyed a peaceful, leisurely meal in a holiday festive atmosphere. I think more accurate description of the style and pricing of the restaurant is in order so as not to mislead guests.

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Thank Skeslack
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