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54381 Ridgeview Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
951-659-5055
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 126
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a great find

Stopped her for lunch while traveling with our Cabin Fever get away group of 20. We called ahead and our tables were ready when we arrived. Perfect setting and great food. Excellent service Too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Biker1946
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Durango, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Durango, Colorado
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped her for lunch while traveling with our Cabin Fever get away group of 20. We called ahead and our tables were ready when we arrived. Perfect setting and great food. Excellent service Too!

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Encinitas, California
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had been at the wine and beer tasting room earlier and had a flat bread, so we split a meal, we got the Ahi special and ordered a split fee of $4.50 for extra scalloped potatoes and green beans. The Ahi was beautifully presented and skillfully seared. Our waitress and the hostess were super friendly and helpful. Highly recommend... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We arrived on a Sunday at 11:30 ish not knowing what to expect exactly and were pleased to find a very interesting and warm interior, a little off kilter, pleasant, with a sense of humor (mismatched chairs, gnomes scattered around). My wife ordered breakfast (which was large and she said 'very good'). It looked to me like the bacon MAY... More 

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Riverside, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place to have lunch on a day trip to the mountain community of Idyllwild way above Hemet and Banning, CA. My wife loved the Reuben sandwich and I had a very nice Cuban sandwich with ham and pork loin combined. The garden salad we both had also had beets, cucumbers tomatoes and a touch of tabouleh. We would stop... More 

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san diego, california
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was our 2nd time to this particular restaurant. The food was so good the last time we had to come back. My husband was a bit disappointed that they didn't have what he ordered the last time, a particular Italian fish soup, but he still enjoyed the dinner he ordered. I had the 6 oz. filet mignon and it... More 

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California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A friend recommended this and on a cold late afternoon we went in for a drink and stayed for dinner. They have a cafe/bar area and a large dining room. Both have lovely fireplaces and are very cosy and rustic. We had dinner at the bar.....we started with the steamed and grilled artichokes which were the best I've ever had... More 

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San Diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It's hard to have expectations on a day like Valentine's Day but Gastrognome was exceptional! My husband orders the scallops and shrimp wrapped in bacon and we both agreed it was one of the most delicious meals we have ever had anywhere!The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and as charming as Idyllwild itself. We will definitely be back.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Probably the best restaurant in Idyllwild, with a lovely ambience and good food. The french onion soup is superb but have a cup, this is sufficient. The fish is excellent and the meat beautifully cooked to your request. Alway check the specials as there are usually gems. Gets busy in mid evening so booking advisable. A little on the expensive... More 

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Ridgefield, Washington, United States
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174 reviews 174 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We enjoyed our lunch here so much! The service was great. It was a cozy place and we were seated by the fire. The food was wonderful. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our food. I had the Cuban Sandwich and it was so good. This is a great place.

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Four of us dined here on a busy Sunday afternoon of a three day holiday weekend, and had a very pleasant experience. The menu had choices for everyone, food was excellent and service was prompt but unobtrusive. The restaurant has an "old time" feel and is very warm and comfortable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54381 Ridgeview Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: 951-659-5055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?