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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
Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We went for a "gourmet" experience there, and it was not good, not good at all, with one important factor in mind : The Price of the poorly cooked food on the menu !! Anyway, i truly do not want to recall how the food (looked good on paper) was so poorly executed, but for the sake of knowledge the... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had a mid-afternoon meal at this restaurant. My husband ordered the lobster tacos. As he eats his taco without the shell, he exposed the filling and disappointed was he that it contained tiny shrimps and almost missed the two tiny pieces of lobster! If they would have called it Shrimp Tacos, that would have not have been disappointing, pr... More

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Palm Desert CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a very nice table on the patio, very attentive server, delicious food!... Our new favorite Idyllwild restaurant ...will be returning for sure!

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Beaumont, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I have been going to Idlewood for several years now as a great getaway spot in our local mountains. "Gastrognome" is the restaurant that we always make certain that we dine at during our visits. The food and service has always been great and this visit was no exception. The restaurant is nice inside, not fancy, but... More

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Palm Springs, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The menu is extensive. You can have anything from surf & turf to eggplant parm. I've eaten here several times and I haven't had a bad meal whether it's lunch or dinner. The food isn't going to WOW you but it's consistent. Love the old rustic look and dining outside.

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SoCal
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, we drove to Idyllwild just to visit this place. There are lots of tables outside under umbrellas. When we were there, on a weekday for lunch, these tables were busy. So... we went inside. It is quite nice inside with lots of tiny Gnomes in various locations including on the mantel of the... More

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Brea, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The trip advisor question about 'best meals ever' is really asking too much for this restaurant, but it was a very good meal, that's why I gave the establishment 5 stars. First time visit to this small mountain town near Hemet, CA and we really enjoyed our meal at Gastro. I had the chicken/almond salad and it was very good.... More

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Whittier, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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