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Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge

Saddle Peak Lodge Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.saddlepeaklodge.com
  • Phone: (818) 222-3888
  • Hours of Operation: We are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Happy Hour 5-6 PM, Dinner 6-9 PM
    Saturday: Dinner 5-10 PM
    Sunday: Brunch 10:30 AM-2 PM, Dinner 5-9 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wild Game, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Kufek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer four unique private rooms and three lush patios including our wedding ceremony site overlooking the canyon hills. Our distinctive menu choices and unique decor make our restaurant the perfect location for your next special event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Piuma Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Private lot available
A word from Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge, where rustic ambiance meets a sophisticated palate.

The former hunting lodge maintains a warm and rustic décor, featuring two fireplaces, outdoor dining, and views from the second- and third-floor rooms.

Chef Christopher Kufek prepares contemporary American comfort food with an emphasis on hearty wild game, fish, & seasonal ingredients, and welcomes you to try the 7 course Chef's Tasting menu, with optional hand-selected wine pairings.

To complement the food, the wine list includes American boutique wines difficult to find on many other lists. Our bartenders prepare classic and old-fashioned cocktails as well as modern versions of the classics. We invite you to come to our wine and scotch dinners and beer luncheons, which have received rave reviews.

Whether you are a meat eater, fish lover, beer drinker, wine aficionado or a Scotch enthusiast, Saddle Peak Lodge is just minutes away, but a world apart.

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Diner Reviews
  • "It was a special occasion for my boyfriend's birthday. He loved the ambiance of the place. It's certainly a very unique place. We had the trio meat and it was amazing. It was perfectly cooked & flavored. We also had the bread pudding and also very delicious. Overall, we had a fantastic experienced!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant! Sat outside right by the waterfall. Nice and quiet under the tree of lights with the music playing in the background. It's nice that the band it set back aways minimizing the noise level so you could hear each other speak. Pretzel bread was Amazing.... Followed by potato soup then the lamb! A+ in my book."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We went on a recommendation for our 10th anniversary and were blown away. The ambiance was perfect, the service was perfect and the food was outstanding. My wife and I loved it. They even wrote Happy Anniversary on the desert dish. I will surely recommend it to everyone looking for that special place for dinner. It also seems like a great venue for an event. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Our son and daughter-in-law gave us a gift certificate to Saddle Peak Lodge. The ambience was wonderful and the food was delicious. Receiving a gift certificate from OpenTable.com was very enjoyable. I would highly recommend both Saddle Peak Lodge and opentable.com when planning a dinner or giving a gift certificate."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Probably one of the best chefs in L.A. Excellant service from Sean also!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Hv wanted to visit for 2 years! They exceeded my expectAtions. Lodge like, warm, cozy and sexy. The food was cooked to perfection and truly unique. I had the chefs tasting menu. Mouthwatering delight upon delight! My husband and I had a hard time containing our glee. Made the top 3 best dinner experiences of my life. Okay enough ( though I could go on;))"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and setting, there are not too many restaurants that rival Saddle Peak in this category. Unfortunately the food does not come close to a match. We have visited SP many times over the years and what once was a true dinning expierience, is gone. The food was very bland, they were out of a "main" dish and we were one of the first seatings. The service is average which would be considered below par for a restaurant of it's reputation. Not the days of Alice."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I was completely amazed. I ordered the trio meat dish- all game. I ate meat I had never eaten before- and I liked it!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "After reading about the lodge for many years, finally made the trek. Absolutely worth it. We ate outdoors which was perfect! Food and service excellent...not pretentious and the food great! Fresh, beautifully seasoned and well presented. Sorbets were divine! Interior is way, way too dark! Very fun for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "What can I say? Yet another perfect birthday celebration! It feels like going home every time we are there! Thank you Saddle Peak Lodge!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Excellent Food, Ambience and Service! Very intimate and romantic, quiet and peaceful location."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Being a Vegetarian, the Elks, Moose, Deer heads on the wall were moderately disturbing, but I also recognize that we are omnivores. I do eat fish, and had a really wonderful trout, caesar salad and endive salad. The martinis were immaculate and the less expensive port was to our liking. The meal was quite expensive, but not surprisingly so. The wait staff filled our waters many times without our asking. Great experience for an anniversary dinner. We were treated to drinks by a cousin who phone it in from Washington DC. Quite the surprise. Turning the tables on her, we will treat her to an entire dinner at Saddle Peak next time she's in town. The sorbet at the end was some of the best I've ever tasted."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We have been to Saddle Peak in the past. The food on our recent visit was average. The rack of lamb was not newsworthy; it also did not come out as ordered. The caesars salad was weak/the parmesan cheese placed on the top did not come close to an aged cheese. The Seabase was prepared ok, but the dish was also not newsworthy. The scallop appetizer was over cooked. If it had not been for the service, the night would not have been momorable at all."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Dinner was amazing, we always get the tasting menu and we are never disappointed. The wine list always offers great choices as well."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our servers knowledge of the menu and wine pairings were excellent. Our corner table by the patio was very romantic. Champagne bottle service was provided and flowed perfectly throughout the dinner. The chefs signature dish...elk us a must. What a memorable evening. Thank you to all the staff and the chef for helping us celebrate our love with the 5 Stars it warranted."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We've been coming to Saddle Peak for over 20 years. The last time we came the food was just OK, after all these years a little disappointing. As for this visit, everything was superb. I had the combo with venison, buffalo and elk. Michelin level preparation, presentation and service. We had a wonderful, cozy, intimate corner table upstairs. The bread pudding for desert was to die for. Saddle Peak remains unique in its rustic hunting lodge ambiance, unique menu, wonderful cozy bar by the fireplace and a killer wine list to boot."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "After some time of absence because of not really satisfying experience we tried Saddle Peak again to take a fried there, as we like the ambiance of the restaurant. It was worth it. The food was outstanding in taste and presentation, the wine was good, the service efficient. The only thing was the lady bartender, where we ordered Kir Royale and she served it with raspberry rather than Cassis. It's OK for summer as it is a little lighter, but she should have told us that she had no Creme de Cassis which I really prefer for its distinctive taste."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "If you are looking for an elegant place to enjoy an exotic meal, Saddle Peak Lodge is the perfect fit for you."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "we had a fantastic meal in a great setting. The service was excellent"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a fantastic brunch and will definitely be back! Great atmosphere-very attentive service, and delicious food."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant, albeit a little pricey, but worth the investment. I always take out of town guests to SaddlePeak and they give it rave reviews as well. The service is impeccable! I have never had a bad meal there and they go out of their way to take care of you. A great find! Took three people who had never been there before and they raved about it - took pictures of their food, posted to their FB pages, raved about the atmosphere and the service. I highly recommend it!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "excellent all around. personable, genuine staff, especially Choli and the older gentlemen, made it a great night with their suggestions and service. we will be back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Have the tasting menu. All of the dishes fabulous. Worth the price - but far less than many other great restaurant's tasting menu. Love this restaurant - you can have a conversation - very romantic and beautiful on a warm summer evening."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We dine at Saddle Peak several times a year for special occasions and it's always a wonderful experience. They have great food and traditional, classic top of the line service. It's not just a great meal ,but an experience worth repeating."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Best Game plate I have had there yet. They had Elk, Venison and Braised Buffalo short Rib. They have no problem substituting it necessary or putting sauce on the side."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We always love to have a special occasion here...........never disappointed"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This place has seen better days. The ambiance was dated, the food was in edible (my lamb was so tough that I couldn't cut through it with a steak knife) and all of the food was doused in salt. Coupled with slow service (our dinner took 3 hours from start to finish ) and high prices, I'll never go back again. It's too bad- this used to be a solid choice a few years ago."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We went for a Fathers Day dinner. We had a 6pm reservation for a table outside on the patio. Firstly, the patio is lovely--quiet, surrounded by trees, water feature by our table, fairy lights in the foliage. Secondly, our waiter was knowledgeable and patient as we engaged him in discussions of wines of the world. Thirdly, the food was delicious. We had the elk, the skirt steak and the lamb rack. Our favorite of the three was the steak. We ended the meal with a special Fathers Day dessert complete with Happy Fathers Day spelled out in chocolate on the plate. We all agreed that this was, indeed, a special evening. Nice ambiance, excellent food, and good service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "No the years I've been going to Saddlepeak I've never been disappointed I didn't service or an food quality. It's a wonderful place for either entertaining or having a romantic meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "On the patio we had glasses of the Scharffenberger Brut Rose which was light and refreshing for a summer evening. Better yet it was ½ price at Happy Hour. We ordered an appetizer of the Ahi Tuna Sashimi but was served a white fish. We were told it was the fresh fish that day for sashimi. At least it was very good. We moved inside for our dinner and started with the Seared hand-harvested Scallops and Caesar salad. Our entrees were the New Zealand Elk Tenderloin and the Wild Game Trio. The elk was so tender and flavorful. Everything was delicious and perfect. The service was great and our server made sure my food was Gluten Free. They served me vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup for my birthday~wonderful ending to a superb dinner."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The hosts and waiters were super attentive! They always came around with more water, iced tea, and were always anticipating our needs."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I have been going there for special occasions (a bit over my normal budget), but the food is delicious, perfectly crafted, pairing foods one normally may not do. It's food artistry and an avalanche of subtle flavors with impeccable service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "There is nothing like this restaurant in So Cal. It looks like a n old hunting lodge. Like stepping back in time. However, the food is up to date with wild game dishes. If you do not like that, you can also get the yummy regular fare. If you would like to try something different, this is the place. All the food is delicious."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is the spot to try unique foods. I had the elk and my wife had the trio of elk, venison and quail. All were outstanding. The elk is the house special and I highly recommend. I really like the fact that they have 1/2 bottles of wine as that is typically enough for a dinner for 2. We started with the pear, blue cheese, apple and watercress salad and finished with the huckleberry bread pudding and pear beignets. Service was impeccable and the atmosphere, with the big game animals on the wall is always unique and fascinating. We go for special occasions and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Hunting lodge chic with a short but well curated menu that is best suited to carnivores. The tasty game sampler consisted of elk, venison and buffalo. Who knew buffalo short ribs could be so tender. The Niman Ranch pork chop was juicy and flavorful and its generous portion provided lunch the next day. The starters were the right size and delicious, an endive salad with roasted apples, blue cheese, candied pecans with vinaigrette for my husband and seared scallops with grapefruit and papaya salsa for me. We were too stuffed to even look at the dessert menu. The service efficient without being intrusive. A great special occasion destination!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I go here every year for our anniversary. It is absolutely the best restaurant on this earth. I have never been disappointed. Service is equally as good as the food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Loving Game and especially Venison, I've been dying to take my Philadelphian sister to Saddle Peak Lodge for years. Determined to get there on her recent visit, we booked for a Sat nite. SOOOOO Glad I did!!! we had an amazing evening! Well traveled, she and her husband felt it was one of the top meals of their lives. What a beautiful evening, absolutely delicious and the ambience is divine (don't take a vegan, they will not appreciate the heads on the walls!). Every room is full of it's own charm and warmth and the patio is to die for! The Venison, Elk, Sea Bass were perfection! Our waiter and staff were delightful and recommendations were spot on! Great praise for a perfectly lovely evening shared with my family! We will return!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I haven't been for about 10 years, and it was like coming home when I walked in the dining room. Such a unique and fun setting, I can't wait to return and I guarantee it won't be long."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "A special place with great atmosphere, the smoked salmon (smoked in-house) was the best I have ever tasted. The trio of game sausages are delicious and we always order them to share at our table. The staff are friendly and attentive. We have visited this restaurant on many occasions and always take our out-of-town visitors there, it's a unique venue with a wonderful history."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary here. We've been here a handful of times, and it is always a special treat, a quiet retreat from the city. The service was impeccable - attentive but not intrusive, knowledgeable and helpful. The only disappointment was the wild pheasant. It was dry and lacking flavor. The star of the show is the elk, as to be expected. Succulent, tender and brimming with sweetness from the cherries. Go with that and you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 5/24/2014