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54381 Ridgeview Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
951-659-5055
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 68
    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
Loved this restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
ytc50
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California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
California
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
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
81 helpful votes 81 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We came in as a group and were seated promptly and our waitress was excellent. Orders were taken easily and food arrived promptly. There were seven at our table and she offered separate checks by couples without our having to ask.

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Enjoyed outside patio with my Australian Cattle Dog in the fall. Very good food and friendly environment. Lovely indoor fireplace.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I go here for an early lunch and for a leisurely dinner . The food is selections are more than adequate for this vegetarian and always delicious. Drink selections are abundant. I choose a crisp white wine and finish with a coffee with Kahlua. The "greeter" is a beautiful, shy, outdoor black and white kitty.

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

While staying at the Pine Woods resort - the hotel team suggested we would have dinner there. We were not let down! The food is good and there is a variety both for adults and children. The setting is rustic and homey. Nice place for a family dinner.

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Costa Mesa, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

For Idyllwild it is! Exceptionally tasty food, good service, great ambiance! What more can you ask for? Our recent visit over Thanksgiving weekend provded that yet again! In the center of town and at the true heart of Idyllwild! Looking forward to our next visit!

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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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?