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Jan 28, 2007 12:20 PM

Heading to Sun Valley Need Help

Travelling with 2 families on ski trip.......Seek restuarants for family dinners (kids are old enough to eat grown up food) and a couple of dinners with grownups only.

Any type of cuisine is fine. Just looking for a good version of whatever type it is.

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  1. Well, can't say I've ever been blown away by a meal in SV (except at the ski lodges), but... at the Lodge, the Sunday Brunch is excellent, a great value & shouldn't be missed, the Ram Restaurant is usully pretty good, Gretchen's is usually pretty blah, the Konditerei, ditto.

    Warms Springs & River Run Lodge both have excellent food in the most elegant Ski Lodges ever seen - huge choices & fairly gourmet, considering...

    Sushi on Second mixed, but overall, good - liked their tempura. The Kneadery for breakfast, we enjoyed sitting in the bar at Baci Wine bar - excellent pizzas & they'll usually make a custom one for you (scampi, pesto, pine nuts, feta - yummm!!), Roosevelt Tavern ok for munch, Rosina's I'm mixed on - they often have staffing problems & rather limited menu, The Pioneer Saloon (I think it-'s the one across the street from the Casino Bar) has excellent steamed clams (might not be on the menu, but ask) & steaks, Evergreen is very upscale, but I thought overpriced for what it it. They do have an exceellent market for food & wine right downtown, but I'm spacing on the name... sorry!

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    1. re: torta basilica

      Thanks so much for the expansive response.

      1. re: torta basilica

        I told you wrong on Pioneer Saloon - it's the restaurant to the left of it & I can't find the name for you. Rustic, steakhouse kind of place.

        1. re: torta basilica

          going to the Sawtooth Club tonight? what do you think?

        2. I have not been to Sun Valley since 1974, but I still remember the pizza I had at Louie's. Is it still there?

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          1. re: Jane917

            Sorry, Jane. Louie's was great, but they aren't around any more. Sun Valley has gone through some big changes in restaurants over the last 10 years... no more Louie's, China Pepper, Evergreen, Buffalo Cafe,and many more. The good news is that there are still tons of great restaurants. For Pizza, try Rico's or Smokey Mountain Pizza!



          2. Sorry, just back from Vail... how was the Sawtooth Club? I'm pretty sure that's the name of the one I was thinking of - bar on right as you enter, rustic, tables upstairs. We always enjoyed the steamed clams & steak.

            1. Ok, back from Ketchum and Jackson Hole, here's the report:
              The Ketchum Grill was very good with a fun crowd.
              Went to Christina's for a late lunch, truly good food, authentic Italian.
              Vintage is quirky and the food is great. Small menu but definitely into food.
              Ketchum Burritos still wonderful with the best fish tacos.
              We went to Grumpys after a long day of snowboarding. The burger with the works was great, the beer also, and the crowd was fun.
              Jackson Hole was a wonderful eating experience. We went to the Old Yellowstone Garage twice, the Snake River Grill for a classic meal, and Koshu which, though it's small, has great food. Unbelievable wine in every restaurant plus solid cocktails!
              Even though we snowboarded from dawn till dusk I think we gained weight from all the great food and wine.

              1. veryone will mention this one, but for the adults only night one of my stops always in Sun Valley is the Pioneer Saloon. It is a local instituation ( well earned) and if you can eat all the big rib eye you are a better man than me.