Gretchen's

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56 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Adjacent to the Sun Valley Lodge lobby, The Lodge Terrace Restaurant welcomes you with a relaxing outdoor feel to an amazing dining experience. Enjoy lunch or dinner and full bar service outside or at the Duchin. We are open daily from 11am to 10pm with food served until 9pm. We hope to see you soon!
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vipNROG
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exceptional service and dining

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vipCharleneB
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate at Gretchen's mainly for the large outdoor seating with spaced apart tables, which is a priority during Covid. Our server was excellent. The completely unexpected bonus was being able to watch Olympic and World Champion skaters practice on the ice rink that the restaurant looks out on. The food was good, nothing to write home about but timely and well executed. Nice wines by the glass.

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happyfan
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and music! We appreciate the Covid protocol as well! I’d suggest this as a place to go in sun valley!

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vipChrisW
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olga was wonderful today, the food was well prepared and served hot, the ambiance is always a treat, and our hostess was so very kind. It was a great experience.

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vipDebbie
Salt Lake City
56 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined outside on their beautiful patio surrounded by flowers and overlooking the ice rink. As most places currently do, it was a limited menu, which made it tricky to find food suited to our keto diet.

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vipScottC
Boise
23 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Can't wait to have an end to the mask hysteria!

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Ellen08
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cod was partially soggy. Other entrees were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I loved the Denver omelet! Very tasty 😋😋😋😋

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foodieindc
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great service was slow took over 20 minutes to get our check and took a while to even get water and our dinner ordered. I love Gretchen’s food so will be back but hoping service was just a one time incident.

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LauraL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional at Gretchen's. They accommodated us quite well, especially considering we were a group that went from 6-12 people last minute and were extremely hungover from a wedding the night before. Food was great and we had a lovely time. Highly recommended

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vipKennyBoo
Boise
45 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place we return to often. Amazing service, ambiance and food. It is just another example of what makes Sun Valley special.

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vipVirginiaDiner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The worst experience I've ever had at a Sun Valley Lodge restaurant. I even messaged them about my experience and got no response. Wrong order, forgot my wine, they could not give me butter for my bread without sugar in it. The place has the ambiance of a cheap Marriott too. Children screaming, parents doing nothing about it. So disappointing. I will say that my trout was delicious. Huge disappointment. Beware, and stay away.

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vipKennyBoo
Boise
45 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Gretchen’s and the Sun Valley Resort. Andy took care of us and appreciated his attentiveness along with his knowledge of the menu to assist with an allergy. We are frequent visitors and look forward to our return.

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vipTBDestination
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

the food was subpar for the expense. One dish had so much sauce that I had to drain it and two bread plates were filled with sauce. Pretty atmosphere, but not worth eating there.

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vipStColorado
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Lots of servers but no service. Eggs Benedict served without hollandaise sauce? Would have sent it back if the server could have been found. Poor managed this Sunday. What a shame because we love having brunch here.

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Laurenluvsnow
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers and main course were both excellent! They brought our our 3yo's meal very quickly which was very appreciated. There was plenty of space for the kiddos to run around on the lawn just below the restaurant next to the ice rink. While they played within eyesight we then ate our meal, which was an unexpected, but pleasant surprise!

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viprdbla
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food and outdoor ambience at Gretchen’s is always wonderful; the service is always scarce and the food preparation always takes way too long. It has been like this for many years and never changes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Maybe they were having a bad night, the staff were overworked, the food was tired and uninspired, they never offered to refill my drink, they brought the wrong appetiser, they brought the wrong menu and only noticed after we decided on a dinner. They never offered to refill the bread. They never offered to bring another beer for my husband.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
20 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Was told on the phone - breakfast served all day - NOT. Cold, windy, raining patio seating, with no inside service (signed) offered. Construction noise (machinery back up alarms constant). Watched workers unnecessarily noisily drag, & scrap pavers rather than just carry & place.
Others seated after me - served first - and received food first.
Cappuccino ordered first served with meal (and just barely warm.
Took to long to receive bill - even after all plates cleared - no drinks or food remained on the table.

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vipWynH
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The hotel ambience is very nice, with ice skating views from the patio. Service is pleasant if imperfect. The food was adequate but not up to the resort hotel pricing.

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JoanD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came early on a Monday so I'm not sure how quiet it would be with the place full. Our waiter, Joseph, was very efficient, friendly, and accommodating. The food was delicious especially the ruby red trout, I loved the way it was prepared. The vegetables were delicious and cooked just right. My husband loved the mashed potatoes. The Bee Sting cocktail was delicious too. I highly recommend Gretchen's.

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vipSkiSunValley
Boise
35 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome service, great breakfast

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Chris
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Family dinner with toddler and preschooler. Staff tolerant and very helpful with children. Food service excellent.

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vipSkiSunValley
Boise
35 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olga is the best!

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vipStColorado
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice brunch! Drinks were very pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There was a table of kids next to us the parents were not doing anything to keep their kids noise to a respectful level with lots of bickering and shrieking. At one point one adult was chasing after her kid who was running around our table. It was difficult to have a conversation at our table with all that hubbub. Not your fault but annoying and diminished our dining experience.

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Mary
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and inviting atmosphere just steps away from the Sun Valley Lodge action. Attentive service and delicious food.

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TylerP
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Located within the Sun Valley Lodge, it is quite the experience. A small little restaurant that has some amazing food! Everyone was really excited about their meals and they treated us really well! The menu was amazing, and would love to go back next time we’re in Sun Valley!

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jasonv
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Overpriced, slow service, not really much ambiance. You're better off just sitting in the lobby and ordering your drinks or food there. It's much more comfortable and the menu is the same!

We had an 8pm reservation during the Christmas/New Year's break. Order was placed quickly but it took nearly 45 minutes for us to receive our glasses of wine. From there, it got worse. The cheese plate we ordered turned into a fruit plate. Two in our party never really got their full orders. The server was obviously doing her best but I think there is some serious disorganization at Gretchen's kitchen during dinner and a clear bias towards serving all the people sitting in the lobby first. Would never come back. There are far better places in SV / Ketchum, esp. given the price.

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AzraT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall3food1service5ambience5

My husband order 16 prime rib, meat was cut terrible not straight. You need to train your chefs how cut meat. Also there is difference between ribeye steak and prime rib. One was offered other one served. Hash- bad presentation. Flavor was ok. I had halibut - I wasn’t impressed with flavor and it was dry. My daughter have ravioli - they were heavy and sauce with lemon flavor was terrible . Just didn’t go together .French fries was awesome, thick and good flavor. Brownie was great! Drinks were awesome! Marta was great such a sweetheart. We had great time but food - not impressed.

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vipSeasunkoa
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Meatloaf was virtually inedible, with flavor/mushrooms appearing as if straight out of a can. Mashed potatoes & carrots were fine. Wife's French dip was supposed to contain sliced NY Strip, but was far closer to a cheap Philly cheese steak. Roll soggy. Though local, hadn't been to Gretchen's in years....and based on above, return unlikely. Only positive was service was very good with Marta from Ukraine along with Devon.

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vipDonD
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and in the summer you sit outside and watch the ice skating. Wonderful!!

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vipjeanboise
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table right by the skating rink! The food was delicious and the service impeccable. I definitely look forward to visiting this restaurant again soon when I am in Sun Valley.

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vipLoopluncher
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heads above the usual ski lodge fare. The red trout piccata with almond chunks instead of slivers was outstanding. Service was friendly and professional, wine list had a few reasonably priced options. Lovely dining room, interesting historic photographs.

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Dinner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were very accommodating for my group of customers. They got us right in and we didn't wait too long to get our food. I got compliments from my customers on the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had our Christmas dinner here. Food was good but it took a while to come out. Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Get here for dinner every time we visit Sun Valley.. great for adults and children..
The Lodge is beautiful this time of year..
And we had a view of the ice skating rink.
Great food and great service.

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vipusedtolovethisplace
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

ahi appetizer outstanding. chicken cashew ok. flank steak good (but simpler room service version was better). crab pasta very good. trout very good.

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amyl
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great selection, nice service, food ok but a little pricey, and a little noisy

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vipHaileyfood
Boise
44 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a lovely place to watch the ice skaters practice.

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