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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
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
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Charming find in town of Idyllwild

We went over several menus of the restaurants to decide where we would want to eat on our first night in Idyllwild. We walked into a very charming and cozy atmosphere. You really feel like you are in the mountains. Both of us thought our meal was wonderful. I had the salmon. We also had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Lauralovesdogs
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Carlsbad, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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238 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carlsbad, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We went over several menus of the restaurants to decide where we would want to eat on our first night in Idyllwild. We walked into a very charming and cozy atmosphere. You really feel like you are in the mountains. Both of us thought our meal was wonderful. I had the salmon. We also had the pecan pie, which was... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I had the peppercorn steak, which was a Filet Mignon covered in bandy/ peppercorn sauce with scalloped potatoes. It weas tender and worth the price.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We ate lunch and dinner at this restaurant on different days. Very good food and service. Clean place with a full bar.

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Los Angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was the perfect place for the very much needed and deserved dinner after a six-hour hike. There were six of us, including two kids and we really enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. The food was comforting and tasty, rather than gourmet.

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Calgary
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Did a day trip to Idyllwild. The trip is very scenic and an easy drive during the day. After some shopping the locals suggested the Gastrognome as a good place for lunch and it did not disappoint. The restaurant provided a nice mountain atmosphere. The service was great and the food came quickly and was very good.

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San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were hoping to stop in early for wine/beer and some apps before we went back to our rental property to make dinner. Time was 5 pm on a Friday and it was already getting busy with people having full meals - no Happy Hour or Sunset menu. Since they obviously get busy early they must not need it. We... More 

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Carlsbad, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We ate at the Gastronome after hiking Tahquitz peak. I was surprised that they did not have patio heaters. I saw one couple covered up with a blankets, but I dont know if Gastronome supplied them or they brought their own. Heaters would be nice. I got Chipotle Chicken Pasta, but I don't remember what my husband had. I do... More 

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Seal Beach, SO CA USA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Intimate, upscale, classy. Wonderful waitress staff! We originally had reservations at the highly rated Cafe Aroma, but after eating lunch at Gastrognome, we canceled our Aroma reservations and enjoyed another delightful meal here! We were not dissapointed. This is an established, long-time, well attended nice restaurant in Idyllwild. Locals seem to be a big part of the clientele. The owner... More 

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Anaheim, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

the ambiance is nice and the service was good. I ordered the trout and it was fine, but nothing great. Maybe should have had a sauce. My daughter ordered the chili and that was a much more interesting and tasty dish.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped after a day in the desert, and it was a great way to end the day. The food was excellent and the service was even better. We started with soup and some salads which were all good, and the bread they bring to the table was very good as well. One downside for me was that the selection... More 

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