exceptional service and dining
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.
Great food and music! We appreciate the Covid protocol as well! I’d suggest this as a place to go in sun valley!
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.
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.
Great food and service! Can't wait to have an end to the mask hysteria!
Cod was partially soggy. Other entrees were excellent
I loved the Denver omelet! Very tasty 😋😋😋😋
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.
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
A place we return to often. Amazing service, ambiance and food. It is just another example of what makes Sun Valley special.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Awesome service, great breakfast
Family dinner with toddler and preschooler. Staff tolerant and very helpful with children. Food service excellent.
Olga is the best!
Nice brunch! Drinks were very pricey
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.
Warm and inviting atmosphere just steps away from the Sun Valley Lodge action. Attentive service and delicious food.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great food and in the summer you sit outside and watch the ice skating. Wonderful!!
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.
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.
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.
We had our Christmas dinner here. Food was good but it took a while to come out. Service was great!
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.
ahi appetizer outstanding. chicken cashew ok. flank steak good (but simpler room service version was better). crab pasta very good. trout very good.
Great selection, nice service, food ok but a little pricey, and a little noisy
Excellent food and a lovely place to watch the ice skaters practice.
Gretchen's is rated 4.4 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.
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