Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge

Saddle Peak Lodge

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.saddlepeaklodge.com/
  • Phone: 8182223888x
  • 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: 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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Saddle Peak Lodge reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (101)romantic (84)fit for foodies (69)great for outdoor dining (59)notable wine list (45)scenic view (37)good for groups (27)great for brunch (26)neighborhood gem (26)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Always great
    MichaelGVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We keep returning to Saddle Peak because every meal is such a pleasure. Recently Executive Chef Chris Kufek has made some changes to the menu, adding a few new dishes and varying the preparations on some others. There are several perennial favorites that have been kept as is with the feeling if it ain't broke don't fix it. Overall an excellent menu with something sure to please everyone in your party. One of the new additions is a flat iron steak. I'm one of those who enjoys the lesser cuts (flat iron and hanger steak) and am glad to see this now included on the menu. The preparation is superb, done precisely as you order it, a delicious brown sauce and served with spinach and the most velvet smooth mashed potatoes imaginable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef's Tasting Menu is Incredible
    whocareswhoiamVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A truly special evening at the lodge for us - the Chef's Tasting Menu was exceptional. Servers are polished, attentive without being intrusive. Plan for 3 hours to truly enjoy the tasting menu. The courses are small, and perfectly sized for an amazing 7 course meal. We like the second floor dining room because t is intimate, or a table at the side of the fireplace in the main dining room. Wine list is available on website, or bring your own for a nominal corkage fee. Sunday Brunch here is easy, outdoor dining available. The Lodge is unique, a true escape from hustle and bustle Los Angeles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!!!
    eatforromance
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Definitely, the place to go for a special occasion or if you just want a gourmet dinner. Their trio of game was exceptional, with none of the conceptual gamey taste. Service was amazing in every aspect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice dinner at Saddlepeak
    DateNightDining
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Took the wife for date-night. We started with a couple of drinks and starters on the patio. There was live-music at a pleasant level. We moved into the main dining room for dinner. We decided on the 7-course meal, priced at $105.00 per person. The wait staff was very attentive, but not intrusive. There were a couple of courses that could have come out a little faster, but we weren't in a hurry. Overall, the food was delicious, but the portions were quite small. If we hadn't started the meal with some appetizers, we would have left a little hungry. The meal would have been better priced at $80-85 per person. Out the door we dropped about $335.00. It was a perfectly lovely couple of hours, but a little pricey. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced
    LadyDiner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My boyfriend picked this restaurant for his birthday. Although it's a neat looking place and service was excellent, you got very little food for this overpriced place. Food was good but not enough or worth the price. If you are looking for the odd pieces of meat like Elk then you may like it. I prefer Mastros for sizable quality meat and overall meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a great place
    MFisher875VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Lots of gamey type recipes and excellent food. This is a rustic place like you would findin Wyoming of Montana.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saddle Peak Lodge Still Wonderful
    KRluvSPL
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It had ben several years since my wife and I had been to Saddle Peak Lodge, our memories of it were not disappointed, it is still a wonderful almost magical place with excellent food and excellent service. Saddle Peak Lodge is a place to relax and have a wonderful dinner experience, there is no pressure to complete your dinner so that they can have your seat for the next guest, come with no other plans but to treated to a rare and fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always delicious!
    Ingrid
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have been going to the Saddle Peak Lodge for decades. It is always a memorable event!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCEPTIONAL!
    ChryslerRoseVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been attempting to make it to this restaurant for several months and finally did so over the Labor Day Weekend for dinner. IT WAS FABULOUS in every way! Excellent Food, Excellent Service, Excellent Ambiance. Couldn't ask for more!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Overall we had a good experience but there was some problems with what anyone would consider slow service. Orders were delayed, drinks were slow and it took 2 hours at least to get out food. There was a large wedding party going on and I don't think that management &/or chefs planned to accommodate both that party and our 4 person table hence the fundamental delays. When we visit a high end establishment such as this lovely place it seems they could have prepared better. Basically if you can't give everyone a great experience then please do not try to squeeze in extra diners
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never (Rarely) Fails to Please
    Mike
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If you have about $100 per head (plus wine) to spend on a fine meal in rustically charming surroundings (think 100-year-old gentrified log cabin style), it is difficult to surpass Saddle Peak Lodge. Virtually every dish I've eaten at Saddle Peak Lodge ranges between very good and superb in terms of food quality. Also, the service is uniformly very good. While they occasionally get a little casual about honoring their seating commitments -- when a large party or event comes along, they'll sometimes renege on seating promises previously made to other customers -- they generally offer compensation which has always seemed fair and reasonable to this diner. I highly recommend this restaurant for an outstanding experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Definate Winner
    pet4daisyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    From the friendly valet to hostess, to the bar staff, waitress and the bus man, it was a wonderful evening. All went out of their way to be helpful and accommedation. We had steak, sea bass and rack of lamb. All were cooked and seasoned to perfection. The eggplant with the lamb melted in my mouth. We were celebrating a birthday. From the cards, the staff picked up on the BG's name. As dessert, they brought homemade vanilla ice cream on a plate decorated with chocolate inscribed with her name. The Trio of Sorbets (homemade with peaches) was served on a 3 in. wedge of ice. The banana beignets were served with a salted carmel sauce. All were excellent. It was a wonderful evening which we will do again--well worth the long trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charm but Food Quality Past Prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    You can't beat the cozy lodge charm, beautiful garden patio, and service of the Lodge. I never thought the food could fail, but at my 6th brunch at this neighborhood gem, the food disappointed for the first time. The menu has not changed in over 2 years and the waiters still refer to "today's special" of the same three selection of trio sausages: pheasant, boar, duck. It ought to consider introducing true specials that change throughout the seasons. Still, somehow the dishes aren't as clean as previously served. The once great breakfast pizza with a perfectly egg timed baked into the crust was, instead, presented with a sad alternative of a fried egg that sat on top of the crust - a rather lame shortcut. Food quality doesn't meet its prime.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saddlepeak Lodge
    Greg
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Took my girlfriend to the Saddlepeak lodge for our anniversary. My girlfriend is a big time foodie, and she loved it. She had the big game trio and particularly enjoyed the Elk, and The Biegnets for dessert. My flatiron steak was also very tender and tasty. In addition, the Saddlepeak Lodge has a very good wine list and choice of burbons as well. There is no mistaking that the Saddlepeak lodge is fairly pricey. However, the ambience and the food make it worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellence
    NjoyFood
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Rustic but romantic. Fine service and delicious food cooked to your specifications. From fish to game, fresh salads, great oysters, sweet treats and good wines. Always enjoyable. If it was noisy that evening, it was our table of eight enjoying ourselves very much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jinky
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Casper
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    Zarek
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    HappyAnnivCouple
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris,Executive Chef was fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Probably one of the best chefs in L.A. Excellant service from Sean also!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded
    Eatit
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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;))
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JK
    Coronado
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What???
    Ozner101
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was completely amazed. I ordered the trio meat dish- all game. I ate meat I had never eaten before- and I liked it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    kitty
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eternal Love
    Denice
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    food4thought
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Excellent Food, Ambience and Service! Very intimate and romantic, quiet and peaceful location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rustic, old school with new recipes
    ArtsyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed
    picky1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Dinner was amazing, we always get the tasting menu and we are never disappointed. The wine list always offers great choices as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 11th Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special in every way.
    VinoForTwoPleaseVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improved Experience
    usager
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exotic and Elegant
    Memo
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    If you are looking for an elegant place to enjoy an exotic meal, Saddle Peak Lodge is the perfect fit for you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    we had a fantastic meal in a great setting. The service was excellent
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slice of Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a fantastic brunch and will definitely be back! Great atmosphere-very attentive service, and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastico!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Choli is a sweetie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris Kufek Great Chef!
    AdventuresinDiningVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a hidden gem
    jenn
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SherbearVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate