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“Always great food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gastrognome

Gastrognome
54381 Ridgeview Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
951-659-5055
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Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Idyllwild
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Palm Springs, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Always great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We dine there often and it has never let us down. From the greeting at the door to the handling of the check it is the best place to dine in Idyllwild.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Grapeview, Washington
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 90 cities Reviews in 90 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Good food and cozy setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We ate here on the recommendation of a person who lives in the area. It looked like one of the better places to eat in town. It was too cool to sit outside so we were offered a table indoors next to a comfortable fire in the smaller dining room. They also have a larger fireplace in the larger dining room for the colder weather this time of year. Made for a very cozy setting for lunch on a chilly day. I had the steak sandwich with au jus and it was very good. They also have a decent wine selection. We had very good service from an attentive waitress and got some tips on the area from another couple from the area sitting at the table next to us. I would eat here again if in the area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hemet, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Look the food but place could use a little update. Get there before the weekend rush and unjoy a walk after dinner.

Visited June 2012
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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Still pretty good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

What we call in L.A., "fake fine dining". Don't get me wrong, it's quite good - especially for a small town, but it's nothing spectacular. That said, whether they're trying too hard (or not enough), the wine list is perhaps the best in town, the food good, the service okay to good, depending on who you get, and the decor is rustic but nice. Give it a try, it's a staple in town, and been there for a long time. It's having survived says a lot. It's worth visiting -- provided you make sure to visit Cafe Aroma, too.

Visited November 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Noteworthy, Not to be missed, enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The perfect ending to a wonderful day in Idyllwild is a dinner at Gastrognome. It is like being transported in time and space to a great restaurant in one of the world's great cities. Seriously, a visit to Idyllwild is not complete without enjoying this restaurant.

The portions are large, the food is well presented and the flavor is noteworthy. The service is efficient but the real star of the show is the food. The menu has choices for everyone and there is no shortage of great items on the menu.

I truly believe you will enjoy your meal at Gastrognome. I hope you found this review helpful, if you did, please hook me up with a helpful vote. Feel free to message me with any questions you may have and I will get back to you.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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