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Gastrognome

54381 Ridgeview Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
951-659-5055
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Ranked #1 of 27 restaurants in Idyllwild
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Central Arizona, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had a 7:00 o'clock reservation and arrived early on a Sunday night and we were quickly escorted to a lovely table in the main dining room. The menu provided a great variety of choices. We shared the steamed whole artichoke. It was quite good. My wife had the idaho trout and she said that it was the best trout... More

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Camarillo, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Should've known from the pleated tuxedo shirts the wait staff wears, the dated decor... the food follows. It's decent enough, and the patio in the summer is a terrific setting, but the menu is in drastic need of an updating. There's a way to be old school without just being old, and Gastrognome isn't it.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Music was amazing, food was quite good, service could have been friendlier. Stopped by for a late Sunday lunch when they were having a benefit concert for the family of a musician. The performances were just wonderful and impressive, and we enjoyed our meal a great deal, although the wait staff seemed distracted. We did not have a reservation, which... More

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NH
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I went here with my daughter. No complaints, but not wowed either. All was good, though both meals seemed heavy on the salt. Service was prompt and friendly. Our waitress was helpfully in describing how meals would be flavored and presented. She had a nice wine recommendation , and all in all it was a good meal. A comment and... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

LOVE Gastrognome!! Inside by the fires in the Winter and outside on the patio in the Summer! Their dinner menu is HUGE! Food has always been FANTASIC!! Great Chef!! Good wine selection. Perfect for a romantic or special occasion dinner. Worth your time!!

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The grilled fresh trout I had for dinner here was so good that I drove back into town the next day so I could have it again for lunch. Heaven! My only suggestion would be to make reservations. I showed up by myself and didn't have to wait, but I was probably lucky.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

While staying with family in Palm Springs, we took a day trip to Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains and had lunch at the Gastrognome Restuarant (known simply as “the Gnome” http://www.gastrognome.com). I ordered the eggplant sandwich on focaccia bread; this was served with a salad and a few home fries. My husband enjoyed the Portabella Sandwich - a grilled... More

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had lunch and we both ordered the southwest chicken soup, and I ordered the vegetable grilled sandwich and side of fruit with a glass of house chardonnay and my husband ordered the goat cheese salad and a specialty dark beer. They also brought out fresh hot bread to go with our soup. There was a lot of food and... More

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Vancouver
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This great little spot was one of two highlights of our trip to Idyllwild. We had a nice 2 hour walk along the scenic Ernie Maxwell trail and then came here for lunch. We sat on the patio in the shade and enjoyed watching the 3 dogs who were also there with their owners. Our waitress was attentive but non-obtrusive,... More

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san diego, california
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a great place to eat in town. A little pricey depending on what you order but the wait staff is very friendly and the food is delicious! Definitely a good place to eat if you want a good, solid meal besides just burger, fries, salads, etc.

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