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54381 Ridgeview Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Orange, California
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gastronome was a good find that could accommodate our large group (10+). It had multiple options on Sunday for lunch - simple salads, hearty salads, sandwiches, pasta, fish, steak, burgers, the entire gamut. I went very simple, but friends all seemed happy with their choices. Options available for vegetarians, but nothing that stood out. Ultimately that is why I... More 

Thank puravida74
North Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I were visiting Palm Springs and visited Idyllwild on a day trip to escape the heat and when the restaurant our friend recommended was closed for the day, we found Gastronome. It was a nice surprise and we had a lovely lunch sitting on their front patio amid the trees and a cool breeze. Their homemade bread... More 

Thank Namche B
Palm Springs, California
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a good variety of food on the menu. Had the spinach salads which had a wonderful creamy garlic dressing. Good steak sandwich and other entries. Full bar. The host, manager and server were constantly checking on us. We will be back.

2 Thank FirstClass2C
Anaheim Hills, CA
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate outside on the patio for both lunch and dinner. Just can't get enough of this great place. Great weather for dining outside. Lunch I had the tostado with chicken. Absolutely delicious. Wen't back for dinner. Had the salmon with spinach. The service truly is one of the best in town. Both lunch and dinner food servers (both young... More 

Thank Lynne L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great restaurant in idyllwild, especially for refueling after a day of hiking! Had some incredible pasta.

Thank zhemily
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch here, and we were made most welcome, our two dogs included, out on the comfortable deck. The salad with salmon was very good, the salmon done exactly right. We'll be back next trip to Idyllwild.

Thank Pat P
Indio, California
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a weekend place in Pine Cove and have been to Gastrognome's many many times. We just took some family that came to visit last weekend, Yes there are new owners and the vibe was different but our meal was great and the service was fine. We hope they are able to maintain the quality and value that we... More 

Thank shelleywyman66
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was bought recently by new owners. So it is nice, but they are trying to have the old touch. till - the menu has choices. Try the fresh fish? Or - one of the salads? The service is friendly. Their wine selection has improved, thank you. Let us see, if the new owners can keep this old nice... More 

Thank Mark F
Huntington Beach, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch with a party of 14, and the service was great. We let them know our party size and they told us it would be 45 minutes to an hour wait, it ended up being about 30 minutes and they gave us a on call on our cell phone so that we didn't need to wait there. The... More 

Thank MaxMidnight
Palm Springs, California
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our meal was outstanding. We asked the waiter to serve the meal in courses, and that was done exactly as we asked. We didn't have to wait for the next course, and the food came out just right from the kitchen. Each course was superb. Our only mistake was that we ordered too much food, and it was so good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54381 Ridgeview Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: 951-659-5055

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