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1 Sun Valley Road, 1st floor of Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, ID 83353
+1 208-622-2144
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07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Palo Alto, California
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our family of four here for breakfast every day while at Sun Valley. Very tasty stuff. The kids really liked the pancakes with bacon on the side. You can get the pancakes plain or made with bananas. The pastrami hash was also great. Service was not super fast, but it was great.

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Thank Ted L
Beverly Hills, California
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186 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time here was in 1960- still great RESTAURANT: A Food quality A Value A Ambiance A Location A People A Staff A Service A Scene A Decor CLEAN OR DIRTY: A Utensils B Table (get rid of the placemats and use a tablecloth) A Glassware A Bathrooms

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Vienna, Virginia
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Please encourage the Sun Valley Lodge to continue this sweet high tea tradition. Like The Greenbrier and many other wonderful 5 star resorts high tea is a lovely and refined way to spend the afternoon chatting (with out phones and screens!) with you family and friends. On December 23rd, my daughter and I enjoyed High Tea at the Sun Valley... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Four adults and three children came for lunch. The restaurant appeared to be understaffed. The $18 prawn salad was not a salad at all. It was prawns arranged a plate with pieces of avocado, grapefruit and radish around it. When we asked the waiter about it, he chastised us for ordering an appetizer as an entree. By name, it is... More 

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Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Admittedly, our visit was marred by broken heating that left us chilled plus booth seating that looked into kitchen door activity. We were not comfortable. Still, the food was good: kale, quinoa, beer salad; homemade pasta. The price of entrees (25-35) didn't seem to match decor and atmosphere, which was decidedly more casual.

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Miami Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were disappointed to learn that the historic Sun Valley Lodge's "Lodge restaurant" had closed on our recent visit. However, we were wowed by our recent dinner at Gretchen's, now the Lodge's main dining option. Ours was nothing less than a world class culinary experience. We shard the extraordinary Dungeness crab appetizer, but what followed blew us away!!! This fabulous... More 

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Lutz, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you don't want to go to the village or into town get breakfast here. The prices are exactly what you would expect for a hotel resort property-pricey. Egg whites, toast, fruit, & latte with tip $28. It was good. Service was great.

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Rainy day in town today so we decided to go to a 'special' lunch. After checking reviews, we chose Gretchen's and made reservations on OpenTable, requesting a window table. Although they had several large groups for lunch, our table was ready and by the window (french doors). Two of us ordered the wild-caught prawns, one order of BBQ chicken sandwich... More 

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Syosset, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

While staying at the Sun Valley Lodge we had a couple of breakfasts and lunches at Gretchen's. The food is really good, but the wait time to get it can be very long. The hotel was close to 100% capacity while we were there, so they probably didn't have the manpower in the kitchen to handle the amount of guests... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was staying at the Resort last week and ate 3 meals at Gretchen's. The only meal that came out timely was the meal by the pool. The breakfast I ate there was good ( lox and bagel ) but very expensive $22.00 with coffee and it took 30 minutes to appear. Pool meal was the best, quick, and tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Sun Valley Road, 1st floor of Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, ID 83353
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sun Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 208-622-2144
Description
Adjacent to the Lodge Lobby, Gretchen's Restaurant welcomes you with an relaxing indoor/outdoor feel with easy access for Terrace dining all day long. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and full bar service. Sun Valley's own Gretchen Fraser is the restaurant's namesake, the first American to win an Alpine Olympic Gold Medal.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?