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About The Ram Restaurant

The Ram is the oldest operating restaurant in Sun Valley, a modern steakhouse with organic and local products. Live music with Larry Harshbarger on the piano Tuesday thru Saturday. For reservations of 9 or more be sure to call.

1 Sun Valley Road
Sun Valley, ID 83353
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday
Dinner 6pm - 9pm
Closing for the season April 15th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 622-2225

Website:
http://www.sunvalley.com/things-to-do/dining/

Entertainment:
Larry Harshbarger on piano

Parking Details:
Sun Valley Lodge parking lot

Public Transit:
Mountain Rides buses drop off at the bus loop by the Sun Valley Inn pool and Sun Valley Lodge.

Executive Chef:
Hall Jardine

Private Party Contact:
Sun Valley Reservations : (208) 622-2225

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Ram Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
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Good for a Date (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Scenic View (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Romantic (4)
Live Music (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Waterfront (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Business Meals (1)
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Fabulous food, decor, ambiance, service and historical landmark. It has so much charm and character. Wonderful!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, People Watching, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

As Disney's Thumper once said, "If you can't say something nice...."

I'll cut my review short and merely suggest that the Sun Valley Resort take full advantage of their shut-down for remodeling to also train (perhaps retrain) their guest-facing staff to a standard of greater excellence in service. While the food was terrific, and the atmosphere is being restored (shut-down between Labor Day and mid-December 2017, we're told), the time to improve the human side of the guest experience is abound. Our satisfaction with recent dining experience in the food category as well as our curiosity and confidence in leadership will propel us past the poor service received. In December, we'll give them one more try. Let's get it right this time!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We couldn't ask for a better spot to celebrate 55 years together. Thanks
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Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always love the Ram. Great food and fun gathering place with friends.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Wonderful experience for my wife's birthday. Service and food perfect. Michael, the maitre'd, was especially helpful! Wonderful dining on the patio in summer cannot be beat. One of our must go to restaurants when in Sun Valley.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Outside seating - beautiful views

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our reservation was for 11:00a.m. and when we arrived there was a sign that said they would not open until 4:30.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our only issue was that we needed to designate an outdoor table when we made Open Table reservations. This wasn't clear on the website. The manager gave us a table by the window but only after we had to express our displeasure after being made to feel we were at fault and being told they wouldn't accommodate us with a table by the window. We're used to getting nice tables when we use Open Table and these reservations were made 3 weeks in advance. Overall, our evening was very nice. Our server was fabulous and very friendly.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The best ambiance EVER!! Live piano music, great food, amazing service...simply THE BEST!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The Ram was very busy Saturday night and I understand how things can get a little crazy. But they were very accommodating and gracious. The host was very outgoing and informative, very lively. We always love it there.
We are hoping for future dining that they will add a fondue option for the entree portion of the menu. This is why we always go for their delicious fondue. Currently, it is only offered as an appetizer and the portion you receive is too small if you are ordering as your main course. So it's really like fondue for one.
But that is all that I could be constructive about. Otherwise it's amazing. The atmosphere is so wonderful and nostalgic.
We hear that a major remodel is coming this Fall to the Sun Valley Inn and we hope they don't change it too much. Hopefully they keep the same feel and atmosphere while updating.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Picture perfect evening! Delicious food. George was the best waiter. Accommodating, patient and attentive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 26, 2017

A jewel of a restaurant right in the heart of Sun Valley. The fresh grilled peach burratta with nuggets of pistachios was a delectable starter. One of us has the signature ruby trout which was tender and served with light butter sauce , accompanied with local greens and veggies. The filet with the local and loaded baked potato. Steak was juicy and prepared with the crisp outer layer and flavor inside. The baked potato was truly baked, and filled with goodies
Dessert was amazing trio of chocolates surrounded by local ice cream to share.
Interesting wine list with an abundance of top NW wines - we had a Walla Walla vintners cab- a nice find!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was very good. The service was a little slow. The server was not too friendly. The music and view was delightful.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food is very expensive. Salmon was not good at all. Beef short ribs were pretty good. Not the most comfortable seating. Waiters could almost be described as over intrusive.

Tags: Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 26, 2017

This classic restaurant appears to be part of the Sun Valley Inn (not the Lodge) and has a Swiss chalet appearance. On the June evening of our visit, the outdoor seating was closed due to threatening weather and gusty wind, so when we arrived and asked to sit outside, we were the only ones outside. The wind had died down, and the evening was pleasant. Our servers and their helpers were unusually attentive and helpful. We enjoyed classic Swiss fondue, an arugula and peach salad, and a local brook trout entree. Our server fired up the gas heater to make our evening cheerful as it started cool down and get dark. Pleasant views of the village green and myriad blooming flowers near our table made for a special evening with friends. The interior of the restaurant was very busy and noisy, so we were delighted to be seated outside in relative quiet with just the sound of birds and the nearby carillon serenade. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The Ram is always consistently good. We enjoy it every time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 17, 2017

I was attending the film festival and was visiting Sun Valley for the first time. It is a bit spendy, but we enjoyed sitting in a booth and looking out over the small square. The service was very sweet and accommodating, and there was live piano. I made a song request which was promptly honored. The decor was a bit shabby chic and very cozy. the bar next door was also nice to sit in. Both are in the lodge, but make a reservation at the restaurant or you can get a drink and wait in the bar for your table.
Over all very charming!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We have been dining at the Ram for 41 years. The pork chop keeps us coming back along with the salmon. Fondue once a month keeps you healthy too!

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 26, 2016

For the last seven years we are celebrating my wife's Birthday at the Ram! I worked in the SV Ski school from 1967 to 1971 and since then never missed a Christmas in SV

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Way over priced for the quality of food. Mediocre meal and insanely expensive. Wine selection was overpriced and poorly curated.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 10, 2016

On December 10th we celebrated 41 years of dining at the Ram. The menu has always been local and fresh, the service is always top notch and the fondue is the best and most fun starter you will ever have. Dining outdoors in the summer on the terrace is not to be missed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Quite pricey (chicken was $38, steak $50) for a very simple, not updated dining room. Food was adequate but nothing special. Would choose a different restaurant that would provide a nicer dining environment next time.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 6, 2016

We went for fondue but the waiter talked us into the 2 for 1 entrees. Good news: the new menu is great and the food was terrific( try the pork chop- our group picked it as the winner) . Also, the service was very good, although really slow. The bad news is that $50 for a tiny filet is still way too expensive for the Valley in general.

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 (Boise)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The Ram is wonderful. We ended up dining there twice over the weekend because it's so good. This has been our anniversary destination for many years now.
Cindy is amazing! They are very accommodating to our needs. It is, and will be, a must stop for us every time we will be in Sun Valley!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Live Music, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 30, 2016

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and needed a special dining experience. The Ram at The Sun Valley Resort fit our requirement. The service was excellent, the seating was perfect (outdoor on the patio) the menu had lots of variety. Both our meals were outstanding. We definitely would recommend The Ram, and will return soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Very lovely evening. Everything was delicious - excellent quality and well prepared. Be sure to request a table out on the patio, which is beautiful. The inside of the restaurant is dated and not up to the level of the cuisine.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2016

My pork chop was mostly fat with very little meat. A very expensive poor choice. I will not be back and I live in the Wood River Valley.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Beautiful evening seated on the outside deck ringed by flowers and surrounded by the mountains of Sun Valley. Food was delicious with plenty of choices...fit for a foodie.
Service was first class from the manager to the wait person to the busser.
Would highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The Ram is one of our favorites. We always try to make it a effort to have a meal there whenever in Sun Valley. You cannot go wrong.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 11, 2016

We love going to the Ram after a concert or event around Sun Valley resort. We had a great table for six on the deck. The service and food is consistently good at the Ram. We had a couple of really exceptional dishes this evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 9, 2016

We only saw our server two times all throughout the night. My drink order was forgotten by our server and the manager had to get it for me. Also we were served steak and were not given a steak knife to cut our food. Again the manager had to get us steak knives. The bussers and other staff were very attentive to us all through out the night. The manager was doing her job as well as the job of the servers. The servers need to be trained better in attending to the guests. Food was absolutely amazing! Hats off to the chefs for such wonderful and yummy food.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 8, 2016

A classic restaurant, dark inside but we ate on the Terrace which was delightful. I am not sure the ambience inside would have been pleasant. Food good though pricey. Worth a visit.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2016

The very best part of our experience was the live music! Fantastic! The setting is beautiful! Service was slow and inconsistent. Portions were extremely small especially relative to the price. One of our filets was improperly prepared and had to be sent back twice which really detracted from the experience. We will not be going back anytime soon, unfortunately. This used to be one of our favorite spots to dine when we're in the area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Summer dining at the resort in Sun Valley is always a bit of a compromise. Menus are fairly predictable (though Cheese Fondue in August sounds a bit odd) but the ambiance makes up for it. Our group of 8 were headed to a concert so we dined early and that may also have flavored the "meh" reaction of most of the diners when served. Wines were excellent and nicely served and presentations were pleasant but there was little lip smacking and offering of tastes across the table as is usual with this foodie group. We will be back, of course, as the Ram is an old friend and fondue in February sounds far more appealing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Boise)·Dined on July 30, 2016

FOOD WAS GREAT, SERVICE PEOPLE GOOD, HOWEVER ONLY COMPLAINT WAS WE WERE THERE OVER AN HOUR FROM ORDERING TO RECEIVING OUR MEALS.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on July 24, 2016

the terrace seating in the summer is a great relaxed atmosphere, where you can also people watch, and of course Larry playing the piano is always wonderful!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Great restaurant. Can Always count on consistency

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 (Boise)·Dined on July 24, 2016

My family and I was at Sun Valley for R&R. We ate at the Ram twice. Each meal was one of the best that we have ever had at the Ram. Waiters were very good and considerate.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Gorgeous view in outdoor seating. Piano was awesome and food top notch. Thank you for a memorable experience.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Young man working the hostess stand was disagreeable and short. Offered us the worst table in the restaurant while the entire place was completely empty. He was very resistant to our request for a different table right up to the point when we threatened to leave.

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