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54381 Ridgeview Dr., Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-5055
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (29 reviews)
“onion soup” (11 reviews)
“filet mignon” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54381 Ridgeview Dr., Idyllwild, CA 92549
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable dinner. The menu has so many nice choices. I had the ribs and my husband the chicken cordon blue. We were dining with another couple that enjoyed their food too. We were all full, but still shared a delicious carrot cake.

Thank CalifSue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Listed as upscale; decor so-so, extensive menu, but small portions, nothing exceptional about the flavors nor presentation. Stingy with butter and bread. Overall not an upscale experience except for the price.( be prepared for the terrible parking situation there.)

Thank jbmvan
RestaurantGastrognom, Manager at Gastrognome, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am sorry for your unpleasent exprince. Hope you can give us another try.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gastrognome or “The Gnome” is a classic restaurant in Idyllwild. I’m gluten free and have never had a problem. As a matter of fact I had the most amazing gf pasta which is hard to find! I love the people and have never had poor...More

Thank Tess F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here while visiting area for lunch. We ordered one chef’s omelette , an egg white omelette with onion only, rancho heuveos and a chicken sandwich. The orders came out except for the egg white with onion. It had cheese on n it and the...More

Thank Nonnieandpops
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We ate here on our anniversary. The restaurant has a cozy interior, with a wood stove. They also have outdoor seating. The bartender was friendly and helpful, and they offer some decent wines by the glass. The food service was prompt. I ordered calamari amandine....More

1  Thank RJ748
Reviewed 26 April 2018

One of the highlights of Idyllwild, California is the Gastrognome restaurant located in the town’s center. A gem in the mountain town of Idyllwild located on the town’s center. We were not disappointment with any of the meals that they serve. I had the top...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 18 April 2018

The food was a awesome as everyone said it would be. It is cozy. It is cute. It is wonderful. It is very expensive, yet, most patrons had sweatshirts and hiking boots. A basket of bread and 2 pats of butter where brought after we...More

1  Thank Rudi R
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Dinner was superb - both the food, preparation and service. We ate in several restaurants during our 4 days in Idyllwild, and this was by far, the best. It's not inexpensive, but is very good.

Thank Bert S
Reviewed 13 April 2018

So glad they were able to fit us in without reservations on a Friday night. Sweet spot in a tiny mountain town... decor is dated but charming. Food was pretty good, a really solid value, and the service was above average. After a long day...More

Thank resumego
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Food average at best and expensive for what you get. Service was good. Host was outstanding and waitress was above average. Duck was average, Turkey dinner was bland and barely edible. Onion rings were burnt. Lots of great restaurants in this town, this was just...More

Thank bill b
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10 November 2015|
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Response from Dorothy T | Reviewed this property |
This question should be asked of the restaurant not me. I have no idea.
20 April 2015|
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Response from Ginger C | Reviewed this property |
Walk in will be fine. Sorry for delay..just saw this
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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: +1 951-659-5055
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