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Gastrognome

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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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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 179
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    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
Almost Upscale Dining in Idyllwild..A Good Choice for a Nice Meal

We had a reservation which is highly recommended as the place is quite busy. We were seated at a nice table in front of the fireplace, so the setting was cozy, romantic and mountainesque. Service was consistently efficient throughout the meal. The menu literally offers something for everyone in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
pensando42
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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205 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reservation which is highly recommended as the place is quite busy. We were seated at a nice table in front of the fireplace, so the setting was cozy, romantic and mountainesque. Service was consistently efficient throughout the meal. The menu literally offers something for everyone in most budget ranges and would also be good for families due... More 

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Thank pensando42
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Still old good place - no surprises. Cozy, with classical music at the background. Wide selection of dishes. I liked the lamb. My friends liked the trout and the ribs. We washed it with wine. They have couple of fire places, which make you want to stay longer, and look at the snow outside. Old, nice school.

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Thank Debra J
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in for dinner, and it was delicious. I had the filet, and my love had the lamb. Both were awesome. We will return when back up the mountain.

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Thank Lora M
Thousand Oaks, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed up in Idyllwild and decided to eat at Gastrognome. The setting was great, and the food was amazing. It was a quiet restaurant. Highly recommend.

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Thank MsLadyVader
Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had two dinners and a lunch there we liked it so much/ The meals were delicious and the fireplace added to the wonderful ambiance.

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Thank Louie7715
Temecula, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a cozy place, with fire places. The food is sort of French? It is pricy, but worth it. We ordered calamari, salad, and the trout fish. All dishes were tasty, served nicely. The service is attentive. I like the classical background music. My husband was less excited about it. At the end, they offered us, to join their... More 

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Thank Virginia S
Lake Forest, California
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a perfect setting for our New Year's Eve dinner. The restaurant was warm with a blazing fire. The wine was delicious and I highly recommend the chicken cordon bleu.

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Thank Chelsey B
San Diego, California
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I look forward to my traditional turkey dinner at Gastrognome for Christmas each year. My husband got hit with the flu Christmas Eve so we had to cancel, but when I asked if I could get a takeaway dinner, they happily accommodated even though they were busy. The dinner was ready on time, with all the fixings, a generous portion,... More 

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Thank ReesCamp
Carlsbad, CA
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224 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

As you walk thru the entrance which is covered you see the long beautiful bar in front of you and a big circular fireplace off to the left. The best bartender is Regina or as everyone calls her "Gina". What a kick she is and fun to talk with. We had the Chicken Cordon Bleu and Salmon dishes. The crusty... More 

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Thank jrodenhausen
Indian Wells, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

WE were staying at the Pine woods resort, and asked what is the best place for dinner. Theresa told us, that when the owners are in town, they like this place. It was a good tip. The place is cozy, with fire places, friendly team. The menu offers many options. We tried the ribs - very tasty. My husband had... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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?