WE ARE OPEN!
Enjoy creekside outdoor dining with great food, drinks & ambience... (served with a smile)
A local favorite venue prior to its closure in September 2019, Idyology is now open with new ownership/management, menu and vibe. Come join us, eat great food, enjoy wine and beer, and help make this the place you want to be. What's YOUR Idyology?
I (Carmel Benson) came to Idyllwild for the first time early January 2020 for a songwriting workshop, having never heard of or been to this idyllic town. Four days later, I left with an offer on a restaurant property, having never owned or run one before (yes I know - crazy :-). Two weeks after I closed on the property, COVID happened. You can fill in the rest (sleepless nights, lots of work/hauling/revamping, endless worry) until I was able to successfully open Labor Day weekend!
What I lack in restaurant management experience, I make up for in passion for people having an amazing experience -- great food, ambience & service! My previous career (employee engagement, leadership development & customer service) gave me tools for the latter two, and I know how to hire amazing people. For example...
Our new chef brings delicious food to Idyology. Stephen Lee (3rd place winner of Master Chef - Season 6) was a Gordon Ramsay favorite, and it's easy to see why. Freshness, creativity and friendliness are our favorite ingredients, along with flexibility to make your experience here awesome. Our menu is varied and the service is unmatched in town for professionalism and friendliness. If you’re looking for a superb culinary experience, call us today to make a reservation!