Plumed Horse

★★★★☆
  • 14555 Big Basin Way

    Saratoga, CA 95070

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  • 408-867-4711

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This is one of my favorite places to go for a cocktail and a nibble to eat. Love the ambiance, very classy and upscale.

There is a pianist playing on Thursday and Saturday nights in the lounge, and you can request songs for him to play. He is super gracious.

For something to nibble on, I recommend their steak slider burgers and truffle fries.

They have a full bar, with a yummy cocktail list. Fire place is beautiful. Right next to the piano in the corner of the lounge, there is a small private dinning room/space that has one private table... often it can be yours if you request for it.

5
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite places to go for a cocktail and a nibble to eat. Love the ambiance, very classy and upscale.

There is a pianist playing on Thursday and Saturday nights in the lounge, and you can request songs for him to play. He is super gracious.

For something to nibble on, I recommend their steak slider burgers and truffle fries.

They have a full bar, with a yummy cocktail list. Fire place is beautiful. Right next to the piano in the corner of the lounge, there is a small private dinning room/space that has one private table... often it can be yours if you request for it.

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its very expensive, but a great place for that special date. it is a very classy upscale environment. they have live music a very large bar a very nice fireplace and lounge. i really enjoyed my time here.
also i would recommend their white truffle camembert cheese fondue.

4
★★★★☆

its very expensive, but a great place for that special date. it is a very classy upscale environment. they have live music a very large bar a very nice fireplace and lounge. i really enjoyed my time here.
also i would recommend their white truffle camembert cheese fondue.

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We didn't necessarily eat here because they are quite pricey but we did end up getting drinks here. Interesting enough the manager of La Fondue actually brought us over because of the live music and bar.

The bar is a full size bar, with a good assortment of vodkas including Hangar 1 from Alameda. We had the Camabert Fondue as an appetizer as we waited and it was amazing.

Great atmosphere in the bar area loved the pianist, nice little fire place was quite impressive.

4
★★★★☆

We didn't necessarily eat here because they are quite pricey but we did end up getting drinks here. Interesting enough the manager of La Fondue actually brought us over because of the live music and bar.

The bar is a full size bar, with a good assortment of vodkas including Hangar 1 from Alameda. We had the Camabert Fondue as an appetizer as we waited and it was amazing.

Great atmosphere in the bar area loved the pianist, nice little fire place was quite impressive.

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The decor is decadent... too bad the food was only mediocre. The service was okay, but the wait was long. Expect to pay over $150 for 2 people if you include a bottle of wine..(or course depending on the wine selection, which is large).
I was not impressed

2
★★☆☆☆

The decor is decadent... too bad the food was only mediocre. The service was okay, but the wait was long. Expect to pay over $150 for 2 people if you include a bottle of wine..(or course depending on the wine selection, which is large).
I was not impressed

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I had dinner here with a friend since the new remodeling and we were very impressed. We both weren't expecting the restaurant to look half as good as it did. The moment you step into the Plumed Horse, you feel like you're at a restaurant in San Francisco. The changing lights in the main dining room are genious. Both me and my friend had the tasting menu, which we enjoyed. The Foie Gras was delicious, as well as the souffle at the end. Very nice setting and service, plus amazing food. We'll definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

I had dinner here with a friend since the new remodeling and we were very impressed. We both weren't expecting the restaurant to look half as good as it did. The moment you step into the Plumed Horse, you feel like you're at a restaurant in San Francisco. The changing lights in the main dining room are genious. Both me and my friend had the tasting menu, which we enjoyed. The Foie Gras was delicious, as well as the souffle at the end. Very nice setting and service, plus amazing food. We'll definitely be back.

Pros: Food, Service and ambience

Cons: Not for kids

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What a disaster. Totally not worth the price or the pretense. The Chef decides what you like, and if it isn't fat, fennel, foix gras of truFFle oil, you are out of luck. Every dish has all or some combination of the above Even the bread is polluted. The wine list is extensive, except that every bottle unter $140 seems to be unavailble. Add all this with a mediocre staff, if adds up to a bad evening.

0
★☆☆☆☆

What a disaster. Totally not worth the price or the pretense. The Chef decides what you like, and if it isn't fat, fennel, foix gras of truFFle oil, you are out of luck. Every dish has all or some combination of the above Even the bread is polluted. The wine list is extensive, except that every bottle unter $140 seems to be unavailble. Add all this with a mediocre staff, if adds up to a bad evening.

Pros: none

Cons: food, service, prices

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This restaurant is outstanding. The food is excellent and the service is spectacular. The chicken entrees are to die for and the desserts...wow! The staff is extremely knowledgeable. A previous review said the service was slow but perfection can not be rushed. Do not come here if you are in a hurry because this is certainly not fast food, everything is fresh and the wine cellar is well worth visiting. This is a great date restaurant, sure to impress.

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is outstanding. The food is excellent and the service is spectacular. The chicken entrees are to die for and the desserts...wow! The staff is extremely knowledgeable. A previous review said the service was slow but perfection can not be rushed. Do not come here if you are in a hurry because this is certainly not fast food, everything is fresh and the wine cellar is well worth visiting. This is a great date restaurant, sure to impress.

Pros: valet parking, service, atmosphere

Cons: not many pasta choices

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As a person that appreciates fine dining, I have to say I was disappointed that we had to wait an hour for a table although reservations were made.

After ording, we waited FOUR HOURS for the main course to be served, which I'm sure in anyones opinion is unexplainable, unless someone went out to the bay to hand pick the scallops. In the kitchen's failed attempt to appease the customer, we were served a few premeal 'teasers'. One of those teasers was a house made icecream... yes... ice cream prior to the main meal.

When it was finally served, the food was excellent, after the kitchen fixed some food preparations errors. One of those errors was a rare New York steak which was ordered rare and served well done. But this revview wasn't written to explain the kitchen's inability to cook one of the easiest pieces of protein.

This review was written for the lack of sincere service. The food servers all lack any genuine hospitality. Anyone can refer to another person as 'Sir' but these food servers possessed a sence of arrogance. The atmosphere was more like a druid sacrifice ritual, save the robes.

For a resturant that holds themselves in such high regards, I expected much more when spending more than $500.00 for a meal. I feel I've experienced better service at a fast food resturant.

0
★☆☆☆☆

As a person that appreciates fine dining, I have to say I was disappointed that we had to wait an hour for a table although reservations were made.

After ording, we waited FOUR HOURS for the main course to be served, which I'm sure in anyones opinion is unexplainable, unless someone went out to the bay to hand pick the scallops. In the kitchen's failed attempt to appease the customer, we were served a few premeal 'teasers'. One of those teasers was a house made icecream... yes... ice cream prior to the main meal.

When it was finally served, the food was excellent, after the kitchen fixed some food preparations errors. One of those errors was a rare New York steak which was ordered rare and served well done. But this revview wasn't written to explain the kitchen's inability to cook one of the easiest pieces of protein.

This review was written for the lack of sincere service. The food servers all lack any genuine hospitality. Anyone can refer to another person as 'Sir' but these food servers possessed a sence of arrogance. The atmosphere was more like a druid sacrifice ritual, save the robes.

For a resturant that holds themselves in such high regards, I expected much more when spending more than $500.00 for a meal. I feel I've experienced better service at a fast food resturant.

Pros: When it gets there... the food was good.

Cons: Horrific atmosphere with terrible food service.

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I went there a while back and I got my best duck ever. it tasted so juicy and yummy. Can't find other place can make such a good dish. highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

I went there a while back and I got my best duck ever. it tasted so juicy and yummy. Can't find other place can make such a good dish. highly recommended.

Pros: Duck & wine

Cons: n/a

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Attended a wedding reception held here and the food was really great. Appetizers ranging from mini beef wellingtons to sauted shrimp were great. Main dishes of rack of lamb, filet and halibut were the best I've had in a long time. Bar is really fun, great wait staff, great service...great for a date night!!

PROS: food, service, bar
CONS: none

4
★★★★☆

Attended a wedding reception held here and the food was really great. Appetizers ranging from mini beef wellingtons to sauted shrimp were great. Main dishes of rack of lamb, filet and halibut were the best I've had in a long time. Bar is really fun, great wait staff, great service...great for a date night!!

PROS: food, service, bar
CONS: none

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The Plumed Horse has one of the best wine lists in California, if not the entire United States. They also have a Master Sommelier (those of you in the know understand how prestigious that is). The food is beyond compare, always delicious and inventive. The food is, regretably, expensive. Nevertheless, it is still less expensive than comparable restaurants in SF, making The Plumed Horse a comparative bargain.

The service here is superb. I have no idea why another reviewer was displeased. Every time I've been here, the staff has bent over backwards to make the meal an absolute pleasure. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. If you truly have concerns about service, make sure you ask to be seated in Manuel's section. He is, without a doubt, the best waitperson that I've ever encountered in fine dining.

2
★★★★★

The Plumed Horse has one of the best wine lists in California, if not the entire United States. They also have a Master Sommelier (those of you in the know understand how prestigious that is). The food is beyond compare, always delicious and inventive. The food is, regretably, expensive. Nevertheless, it is still less expensive than comparable restaurants in SF, making The Plumed Horse a comparative bargain.

The service here is superb. I have no idea why another reviewer was displeased. Every time I've been here, the staff has bent over backwards to make the meal an absolute pleasure. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. If you truly have concerns about service, make sure you ask to be seated in Manuel's section. He is, without a doubt, the best waitperson that I've ever encountered in fine dining.

Pros: Food, Wine, Service

Cons: Not inexpensive

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Everything was great from the time you walk in. The caesar salad was made fresh right in front of you. Only drawback is the price. It is on the expensive side but definitely worth every penny.

2
★★★★★

Everything was great from the time you walk in. The caesar salad was made fresh right in front of you. Only drawback is the price. It is on the expensive side but definitely worth every penny.

Pros: Valet parking, quiet atmosphere, friendly service

Cons: very expensive

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While I have frequented this establishment on several occassions, I am highly disappointed by the poor service.

The environment is soothing and can be peaceful at times but-

The owner, as well as his son take a "holyer-than -thou attitude and when you mix the sometimes limited entrees with the poor service...

Skip this one.

1
★★☆☆☆

While I have frequented this establishment on several occassions, I am highly disappointed by the poor service.

The environment is soothing and can be peaceful at times but-

The owner, as well as his son take a "holyer-than -thou attitude and when you mix the sometimes limited entrees with the poor service...

Skip this one.

Cons: service, attitude

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Thanks to a multi-million dollar makeover and the addition of chef Peter Armellino (Aqua, Jardiniere), the Plumed Horse has gone from a local Saratoga mainstay to a full-blown culinary destination. Eat in the lounge-bar area or in the…

 

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