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1 Sun Valley Road, 1st floor of Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, ID 83353
+1 208-622-2144
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stayed at the Sun Valley Lodge for just under a week and had several meals at Gretchen's. We enjoyed them all. What made the experience truly special was the graciousness of the staff. One evening we were deciding on whether to have dinner at Gretchen's or in the Lounge. We looked at the menu at Gretchen's first. Devon gave... More 

Thank Mary F
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168 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The breakfasts at Gretchen's were the best I have had at any hotel anywhere. The offerings were varied with such beautifully prepared healthy options. My favorite was the egg white frittata with basil pesto, spinach, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Delicious breads, fresh fruit including grapefruit, berries, many juices and wonderful Ethiopian coffee were available. The menu was creative and delicious.... More 

Thank Sandra S
Palo Alto, California
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131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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.

Thank 597tedl
Beverly Hills, California
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200 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 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

Thank james90211
Vienna, Virginia
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133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 

Thank Stephanie148
Boise, Idaho
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55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank T S
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432 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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.

Thank mule54
Miami Beach
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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 

Thank MiamiBeachFrank
Lutz, Florida, United States
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111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jennifer H
Surprise, Arizona
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Gluten Free Options
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
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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?