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About Ketchum Grill

Housed in Ketchum's oldest remaining home, the Ketchum Grill has been serving up fresh and sustainable cuisine for nearly 23 years.

Let Chef/Owners Scott and Anne Mason be your guides for dinner in the mountains of Central Idaho.
All of our meals are made fresh to order and our home-baked breads and desserts are the stuff of legends.

Our award winning wine list has over 150 selections and many of the Northwest’s and California’s finest wineries are represented. We have an excellent choice of micro brews and an ever changing menu of wines by the glass.

Please join us for dinner nightly beginning at 5:00 pm.

Our patio dining is "first come first served".
We can not accept outdoor reservations

520 East Avenue
Ketchum, ID 83340
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Northwest, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00 p.m.

New Years Eve Special Prefix Menu and two seatings only
Specific Reservations for outside tables are not accepted online.

Cross Street:
5th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 726-4660

Website:
http://www.ketchumgrill.com/

Catering:
Catering upon request

Parking Details:
Ample street parking in the evenings directly in front of restaurant. Within walking distance of most downtown hotels.

Public Transit:
Kart bus stop is two blocks. Get off at the Elephants Perch stop.

Executive Chef:
Scott Mason

Private Party Contact:
Adelaide Mason or Nick Smith: (208) 726-4660

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Ketchum Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (9)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed the dinner and the ambience. Everyone had different entrees and all were good.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Consistently excellent food in a friendly environment with responsive and innovative service.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Best value in Ketchum!!!

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have eaten at Ketchum Grill many, many times but this time the server was atrocious. Among other things He left dirty plates and silverware on the table and tried to squeeze are main courses around them. It was such a turn off. It will be a long time before I go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Have been to Ketchum Grill several times. Food is consistently good. Service is friendly and efficient. Husband loves the meatloaf. It's a bit noisy and close, but if that doesn't bother you, it's a good spot.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Housed in an historic building in downtown, Ketchum Grill has a cozy ambience that matches the warm greeting at the door. Service is efficient and attentive without being intrusive. Our knowledgeable waiter made excellent recommendations on both food and wine and shared the same welcoming attitude.

The menu offers a superb selection — every choice looked delicious and it was hard to choose. Pasta and pizzas, fresh salads, local lamb, meat, chicken and fish dishes offer something for everyone. Most of the menu is gluten free and clearly marked. While savory and well proportioned, the food is not overly rich. After a meal of crisp salad and delectable lamb meatballs accompanied by spaghetti squash and mashed potatoes, we left feeling satisfied but not overstuffed.

The wine and beer list offer a nicely edited selection which pairs well with the food and has a good range of price points.

Prices are not inexpensive, but fair for the area and the quality of the food. Ketchum Grill is a go to favorite for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Consistency is the bane of the restauranteur's business and somehow the family that owns the Ketchum Grill and two other stellar Ketchum restaurants never seems to miss. We've dined at the Ketchum Grill many, many times over the years and the service and food always hover between excellent and superb.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I love the Ketchum grill.
Delicious 😋. Yummy.
Duck breast is the best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great meal and fabulous service

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely little restaurant that was very crowded for obvious reasons. The tables are very close together! We made pleasant company with those dining around us. The food was well presented and delicious. The lamb shank was perfectly cooked. The pasta was delicious. We would definitely dine with them again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and attentive

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

A Christmas Eve tradition for us - you can always count on Ketchum Grill for a fabulous dinner. You can't beat their classic comfort food options on a cold night!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very good food and service, even on Christmas Eve. This was a treat! Dessert was amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Good lighting, average service, average menu variety, good pricing, tight quarters (crowded), I would return however, nothing special.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was very good. A comment I would make is that the basic meal should come with a salad. The folks serving us were very pleasant and it was very obvious that all staff knew their menu and pairing of wine with the dinner selected. The environment was such that we could hear each other well enough to carry on a conversation. Excellent choice for our special event.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food in a wonderful setting.
A sun valley classic. The place to come when you visit for great food in a fun relaxed atmosphere

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 21, 2017

A very enjoyable evening with friends. We usually eat here 2 to 4 times a year but this evening was especially nice. Was it the company or the delicious fish (enjoyed by 3) or the duck? The chef also owns 2 other restaurants in Sun Vally and this one is often overlooked. Give it a try!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Healthy
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Way to crowded and hardly any room to move through to ones table, felt like being in a kindergartner class room with the tiny chairs ans small tables. Sort of like sitting in a airplane.
Got to stuff them in , right, ?

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Thanks for accommodating all of us with an hours notice we had the perfect evening. Barry P.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Nice noise level because of the early hour. It can be loud at prime time. The food , beverage and service is uniformly wonderful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We loved it. The staff was very accommodating of our changing arrival time based on a delayed flight. The service was great and food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Ketchum Grill can be noisy if full, but it wasn’t a busy night and noise level was low - nice! I usually love the food here, but the slow food wasn’t great (pork was dry and not very flavorful). Others loved their dinners. Service was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great service and imaginative and tasty fare

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to ketchum grill for our anniversary, and had a great experience the shrimp cakes were quite good with the fabulous sauce that came with it. I had the monkfish and horseradish sauce that was one of my favorites and he had duck with Huckleberry sauce which was also quite good, the waitress was very nice and helpful by suggesting different wines for us to try we both enjoyed getting to talk to the manager when she surprised us at our table with our dessert. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others, and plan to come back again soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent small restaurant. Good food and solid service. Great mid-tier option in Ketchum. would choose here before some of the high end spots if you want very good food and don't want to spend a fortune. Good option vs. the bar food places to get better food and nice atmosphere. Would recommend a reservation since they have limited seating. Cozy and tables are fairly close together.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Disappointed in the food, no one in our party of 5 was enthusiastic about their meal, unfortunate since this has traditionally been a favorite. Also don’t really appreciate the wait staff gathering at the bar to fold napkins and enjoy their meal while we are sitting next to them.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My food was good but unfortunately it was quite cold when it arrived. My husband’s trout was delicious!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this place...we return here each time we are in Ketchum. I wish they had a better dessert menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have gone to Ketchum Grill for over 30 years. It never ceases to amaze us with it’s constant quality of food, good service and we love the fact that it remains “Old Sun Valley”.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We've been many time over the years and the Grill never fails to impress. Classic old Sun Valley ambiance and excellent foot, always.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

I started with Shrimp Cakes they were so good . Then onto a huge ribeye steak cooked just as I asked . To finish I was in need of some cake with ice cream . Let’s just say for me 5 Stars for sure .

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

All was very good, except I wish they would realize and acknowledge what the special occasion is and actually acknowledge it when one puts it in the Open Table/reservation notes. That would feel a lot better.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We've had plenty of good meals here, just try to go when it isn't very busy. :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Being locals, we go to Ketchum Grill quite often, but this meal was particularly spectacular! I ordered the special "slow cook" meal of short ribs over blue cheese polenta. The ribs were perfectly lean, as promised by our waitress, Krista, and the polenta was to die for! My husband ordered the parmesan encrusted halibut and it too was absolutely delicious. We always appreciate that Ketchum Grill offers affordably priced wine by the glass, as well. The apple dumpling a la mode was the ideal way to top off our wonderful meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food overall but the apple dumpling was exceptional.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

As always, we had a wonderful evening at Ketchum Grill after a day at the Jazz Festival. Service was expert and the food delicious as always- 3 of us had the lemon noodles and shrimp, always a favorite, and my husband enjoyed the elk chili. Two of our party ordered the nightly special of halibut, but by 6:15 (!) it was gone. They enjoyed the trout and the salmon, though.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food and service were great. It eas our first time there. We are locals and will come back, but ONLY if we are seated at a table away from kitchen entrance. The fisht smell, noise, and constant back and forth of servers by our table spoiled the ambience and made mt birthday dinner less special.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We live in the community. I have been a regular customer of the Grill since 1992. On this occasion, I brought 6 guests from Paris, France. The restaurant was no more than 33% filled. We had a total of five different folks wait on us. After the wine was poured, no one came to pour more. Same for the water. We had to ask. Since the restaurant was 33% filled, and since there were numerous folks to serve us, it was sad for me that the service was so poor. The Manager did ask us how we liked the food at the end of the meal, but no one asked us just after the food was served. I think the Owner and manager need to talk to their staff. There are many other fine restaurants in Ketchum where one can go and obtain better service.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Normally stellar. This time so-so. Food was over cooked and salad came late (although comped).

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal here. Cool old house, good menu without being bizarre, and the food was excellent. Recommended.

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