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Gastrognome

54381 Ridgeview Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
951-659-5055
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Ranked #2 of 27 restaurants in Idyllwild
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
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
Whittier, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I've eaten at the restaurant several times. I've always had breakfast which has been excellent. The service is great and there is outdoor seating. My last meal was the bacon scramble, with bacon, sauteed onions, spinach and scrambled eggs....and their home style potatoes go great with this dish!

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Bermuda Dunes, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I have been going the "Nome" for about 20 years. Not once have I ever been disappointed. Yes, it is funky mountain town decor, but unpretentious, friendly, funky, great service and amazing food. The sausage pasta is to die for and I crave it enough sometimes to drive up from Palm Desert just to have it. Just go and enjoy... More

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ROCKFORD
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is a funky restaurant. The gnome theme alone is catchy. I've eaten here multiple times. It's good for romantic date night or group of friends. I've noticed the owners are always there. I love the Chicken Piccata. Dog friendly deck. Small quaint bar. Everybody always seems pleased. The servers are all very attentive. There are times it gets busy... More

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We are vegetarians, and there were a decent number of choices, ended up with the yummy asparagus and portobello penne in creme sauce. Really good service.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nice service, great fresh trout dinner with rice pilaf and nice string beans. Chocolate mousse and excellent wine. We were 9 and served fast.

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Escondido, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited Idyllwild to celebrate our anniversary. We picked Gastronome for our celebratory dinner and we were very pleased with the experience. The food was very well prepared. The proportions were on the large side so if you go there hungry you will not be disappointed. We had the rack of lamb and the pepper steak. Both were outstanding. The... More

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San Jacinto, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food was not the best and too expensive we felt. Although it seemed to be a popular place and was recommended, we will not dine there again.

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Friendly, attentive, unobtrusive service. Beautifully decorated, from the lace curtains to the massive stone fireplace (with candles for summer). Pleasant patio. Something for everyone on the menu (if not, they will make it for you). The food is excellent, from the yummy salads, to the tasty entrees, to the delicious desserts. I felt very comfortable, never rushed (I am a... More

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Temecula, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Food was great! excellent wide variety of food. For this I would pick it over Café Aroma, even though we go there a lot too. It was romantic and the food was excellent. The place has been there for 38 years and the place was full. That tells you something. Make a reservation, just do it!

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Venice, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Really lovely, quaint restaurant in the heart of Idyllwild. If you know you will be there and want to eat here I recommend reservations but not totally necessary. Place is usually crowded though. Our food and drink were very tasty-I had the steak sandwich which I ate mostly with a fork as it was too messy to pick up but... More

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