Saddle Peak Lodge
SpecialWe had the 8 course chef's tasting menu and it was superb!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial place for a special mealBeautiful location; unique and classic hunting lodge interior; pretty terrace; excellent menu with some unusual but really good game dishes; very high quality cuisine, always executed extremely well. Well informed and generally attentive servers, although when the restaurant is crowded the service can lag. Well worth the trip and the expense when you want a special place for a special meal.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSaddle Peak is Back!!!!!Great chef, great view, wonderful selection of fish and game!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFive StarIt is a special place that I love to take my boyfriend too. Amazing food. A bit pricey but I really enjoyed my experience. Just a little crowded. Can't wait till we go there next anniversary.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meal was spectacular,The meal was spectacular, everything was perfect. Great wines, service was all attention to the guests. A true gem. We had the 3 choices of game, antelope, buffalo and elk, the trout, the pork and lamb chops. Everything was incredible.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointedWe don't get to Saddle Peak often but are never disappointed. The service is impeccable. The wait staff pay attention to everything but are not intrusive. The food is inventive and tasty. We enjoyed the filet of beef and the salmon - both cooked to perfection. The apple salad and scallops appetizers were yummy. The rolls were just out of the oven and moist. We shared a croissant bread pudding for dessert and wish we could have had another! The atmosphere of the hunting lodge isn't for everyone but, if the hunting theme (stag head, antlers, etc) doesn't bother you (it's been there forever) it has a great warm, cozy feel. The prices are steep but it is worth it, especially for a special occasion. The perfect romantic spot to dine.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMade for OccasionsFabulous location, and restaurant inside is out of another era. Service and food are contemporary and trustworthy, informed and delivered in a unpretentious manner. You must like to explore meats even though other entrees exist, you come to Saddle Peak to have a unique experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's More than GameI love the game dishes. This time opted for a change and had the salmon. Cooked to perfection and delicious. The soup amuse is worthy of a course itself. Chris must spend hours straining the soups because they are like velvet. New dessert menu creates a real dilemma. Hard to choose just one.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best meals we haveone of the best meals we have had in a long time..service incredible the food PERFECT4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA special placeOur waiter, Garrin, helped make the dining experience even better than my last visit years ago. The delicious food, charming rustic atmosphere, excellnt service. A truly Oonderful time was had by all!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoyable for settingAlways enjoyable for setting and service. Great food and drinks.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMRustic lodge with wonderfulRustic lodge with wonderful service and great food all in a historic setting. Nice to be able to carry on a conversation. Truly a unique experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe environment is rusticThe environment is rustic but the quality of food is superior. If you're looking for an out of the way place to celebrate a special ocassion where the staff makes you feel like you're special the SPL is the place for you.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, Entire staff shouldExcellent, Entire staff should be given 5 stars. Our server Jason was excellent,. Food was outstanding and the selection of wines was top flight. I would recommend Saddle Peak to my friends.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food - the porkExcellent food - the pork chop with apple cutney was amazing! Excellent service, friendly staff and very attentive. Ambiance was cozy and romantic. I highly recommend Saddle Peak Lodge!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA fantastic and unique dininigA fantastic and unique dininig experience! Nestled deep in Malibu Canyon amongst oaks and chaparral, Saddle Peak Lodge is a lovely place to enjoy an elegant meal.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Special PlaceThis is a very special place, perfect for a special occasion. The food is great, and the ambiance is a combination of Malibu magic and an old west Hollywood set. The service was gracious and friendly. Overall just a wonderful experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAn amazing fine dining experienceAlthough we brought our children (8 and 11) with us to the restaurant, the staff accommodated us. They are foodies like us so they enjoyed beautiful mushroom agnolotti and filet mignon. We had the 8 course tasting menu with wine pairing and it was an experience. We were treated to meeting their executive chef who took the time to talk to us and answer our children's questions on the food she ate. This is a fine dining restaurant yet the chef didn't have any pretentious airs about him which made our dining experience even more pleasurable. The wait staff, manager, bartender were professional yet unpretentious. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be going back there for another memorable meal4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable evening.Went there for my daughter's fiancee's birthday celebration. Service was impeccable and food was good. We had a very enjoyable evening.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat more can anyone say?What more can anyone say? Saddle Peak Lodge is as close to perfect as any restaurant can get.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was exceptionallyThe food was exceptionally good - one of the best meals I've ever had. And the atmosphere was terrific.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst time supriseour first time at this restaurant.we went on a friends reccomendation and were not dissapointed.truely a lodge in the woods atmosphere with friendly staff and knowledgeable food service. manager introduced himself within minutes of our arrival. menu has something for every palate and wine selection was boundless.excited to find some of the fare one would expect at a lodge in the mountains of british colombia or in the south island of new zealand.definately a repeat with a mindset to see the outside patio this summer.harold and frances foy3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat romantic place, I wouldGreat romantic place, I would definitely come back and recommend it.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMjean-Louis DelezenneWe have enjoyed Saddle Peak Lodge for over 25 years now ( we had our wedding party there) Still magical !
Kuddos for the chef for getting out of the regular menu way and offer some exotic fares.
Looking forward to our next dinner there3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA most outstanding eveningSaddle Peak will always be one of my favorite places. On this dining occasion, they outdid themselves. My party started out as 14 but dwindled to 6 as the date came closer; with each call to the restaurant they handled the change without any issue. I was actually happy we dropped in number as we were seated at what I now believe is the best table in the house - 3rd floor with a great view. The view was only exceeded by the amazing fare and wine. Each of my party went with the tasting menu and wine pairing and none of us were disappointed. Each course is well thought out and prepared so perfectly.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMwhat a great place. Foodwhat a great place. Food was amazing. Service was perfect. Very comfortable atmosphere. Would go back in a heartbeat.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall Nice...but fell short~!This was our first visit to SP Lodge. We had heard about it for years. Overall a nice evening, but fell a little short of our expectations. Upon our punctual arrival for our 7 pm reservation we were asked to wait in the bar for a "few minutes". The restaurant did not appear busy nor was the bar as we joined one other couple that was in there. The bar was unattended as we sat down and we waited at least 5-8 minutes before anyone came back to the bar and asked to take our order. When we finally got our drinks we had ample time to enjoy them as we did not get seated at our table till about 7:25. Similar deal when we got seated for our table is that is seemed to take a bit longer than you might expect at this type of an establishment.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect place to celebratePerfect place to celebrate our anniversary with a lovely brunch at Saddle Peak. The table was beautiful, service and food superb. Desert fantastic!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGem in the hillsThis is a sure bet if you're going for the wild. Game & trout, cooked to perfection. Great cheese plate and an impressive wine-list.
Way out in the woods - but there's still valet parking :-)
Proper attire!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHard to find at night butHard to find at night but well worth it when you arrive. Menu highlighted by a wide range of game (elk, bison, etc). Wine list is extensive and good and the bar pours a generous cocktail (try the homemade chips). We have have come here four or five times and are always very happy with the food and service. The architecture is pure lodge, very different than anything else in Malibu or LA.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA scenic hideout in the SantaA scenic hideout in the Santa Monica Mountains. I love this place for its rustic and unique takes on dishes, its lovely wines and its gorgeous country feel. A total gem in LA.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM