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About Roundhouse

Join us at 7,700 feet, mid-way up Bald Mountain, for a spectacular, unique dining experience.

Midway up Bald Mountain
Serenade Lane
Ketchum, ID 83340
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11am - 3pm Thursday - Monday. Averell's Bar open 7 days a week 11-3:30pm. Dinner Friday and Saturday nights 6pm - 9pm, prefix dinner menu $90adults and $45children.

Cross Street:
Third Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 622-2012

Website:
http://www.sunvalley.com/dining/the-roundhouse

Parking Details:
Park at the River Run Lodge parking lot.

Public Transit:
Mountain Rides provides transportation during the day at a cost of $29/ per adult and $19/ per child. Dinner reservations as not charged to ride the gondola.

Executive Chef:
Dustin White

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

Roundhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (147)
Special Occasion (127)
Romantic (98)
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Great for Lunch (73)
Good for Groups (66)
Fit for Foodies (58)
Kid-friendly (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Notable Wine List (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Great for Brunch (19)
Cozy (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Seasonal (8)
Authentic (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Authentic Sun Valley! Delicious! Classic! Great Fondue and Rosé!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Seasonal
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Phenomenal, perfect, wonderful, can't wait to go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Business Meals, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at the Roundhouse on a Saturday night. It was almost a full moon and we thought it would be a perfect time to dine there. Unfortunately, the clouds didn't cooperate and the moon was hidden. It is a fun treat to take the gondola to the restaurant and we really appreciated the blankets given to us as we got on the gondola. The meal was very nice and the service was good. It is a 6 course "tasting" menu, prix fix, but we didn't find that it was too much food. My only complaint is that the on-line menu is different that what we were offered at the restaurant . It probably wouldn't have changed our mind, but I was disappointed to discover that what I had picked out wasn't available.

Overall, this is a nice option for a special night out. Expensive, but unique.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 3, 2017

One of the greatest dining experiences in the entire resort area. Excellent local sourced foods and a very extensive wine list. Multiple courses are fun and well paired.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Worst service in Ketchum. Seattle Ridge offers better views, better service, and equivalent food. Save your money. Eat at Seattle Ridge and then dine in town after skiing.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Awesome meal. One of the best meals at the roundhouse so far

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Truly a great experience. There are a lot of dining options in Ketchum. Out of the entire week, this was our favorite. The food was very good and the journey was special. We will be back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 17, 2017

As always, in a spectacular historic building, you will be surprised to find an excellent wine list, surprising menu choices (warm lobster roll!!, lollypop lambchops on a crisp tossed salad, the best elk burger ever) and service by Peter Kelley that topped the charts.

Access by gondola allows non-skiers to meet their skiing/snowboarding friends and family for gorgeous views and cozy luncheon by the crackling central fireplace. Just incomparable!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Atmosphere beautiful, food great, service superior! Was disappointed there is no sugar free syrups for lattes nor sugar free packets for regular coffees, not diabetic friendly. There did seem to be gluten free items. Please consider the many more diabetics than gluten intolerant people.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The price was a little spendy. It was a special menu and it cost a lot....
It was good food but very spendy for what you got.
Our service was excellent

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We were in Sun Valley for 1 week. The Round House was out standing. The Staff treated us well and even though we were only 2, I requested a table for 4 and it was accommodated. It was the best meal we had all week.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Exceptional service of a well planned menue.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Wonderful view at top of the gondola. Beautiful, historic, and nice atmosphere. Lynch menu was creative, nicely prepared and displayed. Salmon dish was exceptional!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Always a fun evening to take the gondola up to Roundhouse. Great menu, ambiance and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Excellent! A
A true taste of Sun Valley tradition!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

A wonderful place to eat on the mountain in Sun Valley.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We had a great lunch with views that are breathtaking. When reserving make sure to ask for a window table. This restaurant does require that you buy a gondola ticket to get to the restaurant. If you are skiing you can use your pass.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2016

One of the most magical evenings we've had with our four kids. All starting with a romantic gondola ride in the dark!
Service was top notch and the culinary experience was exceptional. The kids were delighted by each course and we must say we've never had them sit still for 2 hours this contently! An evening we will never forget!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

We loved the fondue! Fantastic views and a great stop during the ski day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 17, 2016

I was so excited to experience the Roundhouse and it did not disappoint! Amazing menu/food/wine, atmosphere & ambiance are the most cozy & romantic you could possibly want, service is impeccable, views are beyond breathtaking. I could've stayed for hours, enjoying wine close to the fireplaces! Cannot wait to return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2016

This is a MUST DO while in Sun Valley. But book weeks in advance. Don't expect to just call and get a table. This is a local GEM!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 6, 2016

This was the best meal we had while in the Sun Valley area. The sweet potato bisque, croque monsieur, and special lamb and eggplant sandwich were all fantastic. The service was excellent, as well, and the snowy views by fireside added to the experience. We highly recommend Roundhouse!

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 27, 2016

The menu and course selection is very good. Each dish is served with flavor and style. Part of the experience is riding the gondola up and down with a warm blanket and great view. The restaurant was not full but had a few large parties which caused our service of courses to be very delayed to a much unacceptable level. Dinner at 7:15 and at 9:30 we asked to box the dessert.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 26, 2016

The view, service and atmosphere were outstanding. A fun experience. But after spending $20 to ride up to the restaurant, I was hoping for better food. In this resort, with high quality everywhere, I was disappointed that the Roundhouse meal was the worst we had in the Valley.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 25, 2016

We ate there 3 days ago on our ski trip. I highly recommend a reservation. It is nostalgic and the food is excellent! Also, be sure to order a bloody Mary. Best I ever had!

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 15, 2016

The roundhouse was great,what I like about it is that is a ski in and ski out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 30, 2016

What a great dinner on our ski weekend with friends. It all started entering the gondola and being a handed a blanket for the spectacular ride up. The food was great. Definitely things you won't find on your neighborhood restaurants menu. It was all delicious. Service was fantastic.

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 9, 2016

We very much enjoyed our experience at the Round House. Brandon, our server was excellent in every way. We enjoyed it so much that we returned the next day afternoon for drinks. Brandon recognized us from the night before and made a point to ask us about our experience. The entire staff was great and the food was perfect.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2016

Extraordinary round building sits atop the mt with scenic, unobstructed views for miles. One of the few places where one can see this distance without seeing roads/buildings/man-made items....only mts. The facility is built of whole timbers and stone in a round shape with a 4-sided fireplace in the center. The rugged structure is balanced by comfy seating, nice decorative appointments, and the most amazing large window views. Being vegetarian, the fondue was about my only food option, but it was fantastic (and meat/lobster can be added.) The other members of our party enjoyed the bison stew and other hearty fare. The most memorable lunch spot of our trip.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2016

We had been to Roundhouse for lunch, but thought it would be a nice place to celebrate the new year. Taking the gondola up on a cold and clear night was magical -- shooting stars, city lights... They thoughtfully provided wool blankets for the ride up and it was fun to go up in the dark. The restaurant was cozy, warm and inviting. A nice big round table for our group of 8 made it a social meal. The multiple course menu was outstanding (LOVE the fondue). Each course was delicious, appropriately sized and innovative. Solid wine list as well. Our server and the staff could not have been more professional and welcoming. We would highly recommend a visit for dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 1, 2016

Wonderful place to be and enjoy an evening. Hate the prix fix menu. Preferred when we ordered what we wanted to eat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2015

I think the chef quit two days ago, before our experience ..,during the holiday season, on purpose ...never hire him again. He put the kitchen in chaos. The well flavored fondue arrived with no bread and veggies. And no response to rectify. We literally went to other tables and into the kitchen to get our own Breda..Mushrooms were ordered and never received. The waitress was really apopologetic...she said she would take the mushrooms off the bill. Why, thank you! We never received the mushrooms. NOT a good day at roundhouse this season.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 26, 2015

We are a little old fashioned and would prefer to go back to dinner rolls with butter, steak and potatoes. Although everything looked beautiful it was not really according to our tastes. We have dined here several times in the past and loved the experience but have decided to go elsewhere next time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 25, 2015

This spot was perfect for a memorable evening. The gondola ride is unlike anything else, including the personal touch of blankets to keep warm! The views of the city and the mountain are breath taking and fun to share with friends and family. The lodge was cozy, warm, rustic, and upscale. Food was nicely paired and the staff all super friendly. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Roundhouse is charming and of course the trip in the gondola to get there is half the experience. I had forgotten that for dinner Roundhouse is prix fixe. That is good as we probably would not have gone because it is pricey but we would have missed out. The food was very good, the service was excellent, the view of Ketchum from the top of Baldy at night is amazing, watching the snow cats grooming the mountain is neat and the building itself is so charming. It made for a very memorable Valentine's dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2015

This is a Sun Valley classic. Had my birthday lunch here after a morning of skiing. Staff is great. Food is good, with classic winter choices like fondue and other hearty dishes. A must try at least once restaurant as there is no other like it. If you don't ski it can be accessed from the gondola at River Run.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 6, 2015

We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants an experience combined with gourmet fine dining. The gondola ride to the restaurant is special and the dining experience is delicious!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2015

Roundhouse has been a favorite for many years.
It's relaxing after a hard morning on the pistes and makes for a consolation prize for the luckless non-skier.

The menu has changed and the waitstaff slipped
In the past couple of years. The mountain dish of tartiflette and lunch dish of sausages are gone. A salmon BLT has appeared

It's unfortunate as there are rare offerings on the starter and main course menus that match . How to follow or accompany the fondue? Not the kale and quinoa salad, nor the trout salad, one too much of everything, the other dainty but lacking.

But if they were to offer an escarole salad with chèvre and an acidic vinaigrette, that would be the ticket.

Service tries -- Trevor perfect -- yet other seem
unused to the more formal service.

Nothing equals the interior setting, nor the view.

I'd recommend management improve the menu with complementary first and main courses which can also stand in their own as choices for the visitor too anxious to return to the slopes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2015

Roundhouse for lunch has improved over last couple of years. Good variety of food. Excellent cheese fondue.Great ambiance and wonderful mountain views. Delightful place for lunch after skiing!
Over the holidays it was, as would be expected, very busy and crowded so service was a bit slow.
A must if you are visiting Sun Valley.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2014

growing up in sun valley, I wasn't sure if the roundhouse prix fixe would be worth the $85 ticket per person... But this was such a great evening and one we will remember for years. We were seated in avrells- the fownstairs section, which definitely kept the noise down. The seven courses were each mouthwatering and the service was fantastic. It must be tough to run a five star restaurant halfway up a mountain, but from the blankets in the gondola to the totally clear- of snow pathways, this night was perfect down to the details.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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