Saddles Steakhouse - MacArthur Place

4.3
549 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Macarthur Place is a hotel, spa and restaurant located in the heart of wine country in downtown Sonoma. The grounds of the Macarthur Place estate are beautiful, with picturesque vistas of the surrounding countryside virtually everywhere you look. The in-house spas are top of the line, and offer several services to help patrons relax and melt away any stress they might be carrying.
As for the restaurant, the Saddles Steakhouse, the peaceful ambiance of Macarthur Place carries over to the dining area, where tall white rafters and gentle lighting create the perfect atmosphere for a romantic evening. Steaks are of course the specialties of the house, with the stars of the show being the 8 oz filet mignon and 12 oz New York Strip. Unsurprisingly, the wine list is also exquisite, full of the best California wines. Saddles offers a full bar and 3 dining rooms (1 open air covered veranda), and 2 private dining rooms. Private or Large Party dining email linda@macarthurplace.com
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Bar with Bar Menu Only
Daily 2:00 pm–5:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Dinner - Sun - Thurs
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
Dinner - Weekend
Fri, Sat 5:45 pm–8:45 pm
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Phone number
(707) 933-3191
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mo L'Esperence
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Private party facilities
Please contact us for details at linda@macarthurplace.com
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Private party contact
Linda: (707) 933-3191
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Catering
Saddles offers semi-private restaurant buy-outs as well as multiple private dining options through the restaurant or catering. View our space at on our website and contact Linda at the restaurant for booking inquires.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 12/Broadway
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Parking details
Valet, private, and street parking available.
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Entertainment
Entertainment is available for large party bookings. Check out Facebook page for upcoming events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 7:45PM - 8:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 5:45PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM

What 549 People Are Saying
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food
4.4
service
4.2
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3.9
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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great service and amazing steak and wine. Who could want more?!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Several years ago we’d visited Saddles and had a wonderful meal, this most recent visit was better than we remembered. Staff was most informative and attentive, steaks perfectly (and accurately) prepared. Wine list offerings are well balanced and fairly priced.
Desserts very well done.
Saddles is located at MacArthur Place and the reason we stayed on property.
We look forward to returning to Sonoma, MacArthur Place and Saddles!

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Food was not good. Had to send my steak back. Service was beyond slow. Really has gone downhill.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We arrived after a 4 hour flight from East Coast and the staff were most empathetic and accommodating - EVERYTHING was “as it should be” at Saddles, the restaurant has been honored multiple times and they are most deserving of the accolades!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Third time here...it's close, and not that bad. This time, however, my New York steak had gristle running throughout. Never have experienced a usually reliable NY wit her that problem

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Enjoyed Saddles so much, the best Margarita I’ve ever had and best calamari. 10 stars!!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Beautiful, quiet setting. Wait staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was outstanding. Everything perfectly cooked.
Would definitely recommend

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Atmosphere/decor is pleasing here, and our filet mignon was stand-out. That said, it came with nothing, so by the time a diner has built a meal around it --salad, sides, sauces (all extra $) it's a pricey meal unless special occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

This is a great restaurant inside the most charming hotel I've seen. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The cocktails and food were amazing. This is a great place to go for a special occasion dinner.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great food! Sorry to see it being closed down. Have spent many anniversaries and special occasions there as well as just a good night!

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2.0Dined on July 13, 2018

It was awful, they have a fly problem in there, they said they are working on it, Ewww! Food was bland.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Food was good even though the steak was over cooked.
Nice personnel and the waiter did a good job.
Excellent wine.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I enjoyed past experiences here when in the open air style restaurant with the high ceilings. I was disappointed here with the actual restaurant area not being available ( we were tucked into a corner by the bar that felt like a typical hotel café) and the menu having reduced items not reflected with the online version. Hopefully Saddles will advertise when fully open in the future for my consideration of a return venture.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Delicious food, great atmosphere. Our waiter was really good, professional but friendly too. Bar lady gave honest advice about portion sizes.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Very consistent service and food quality. I am never disappointed there. It’s very unfortunate the new owners want big changes when everyone likes Saddles like it is. So disappointing.

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Ambiance and service are good - a quiet place for lunch in a busy town. The impossible burger was disappointing/ an over cooked veggie burger nothing like a real juicy beef burger.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Salad was awesome. For a “steak hours” steak was sub par. Half of staff awesome l, others seemed disinterested or bored.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Wonderful halibut meal, really enjoyed our dinner

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Service was terrible and the steaks were not good at all. Not a place I’d recommend to anyone. It’s unfortunate cause it has a lot of potential.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

My husband and I came in with our family for our anniversary. We loves the ambiance and the service. The food was incredible.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Saddles never disappoints. Our server, Dawa, recognized us from a previous visit. She was attentive and delightful and the food was spectacular, as usual. We will be sad to see it go, so we hope to be back a few times before then.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was great and the service even better! Were quite the outgoing couple and our waiter matched our personality brilliantly!

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Our server was very accommodating and made us feel special. I really liked this location. It was tucked away. I think the decor was tasteful and inviting. I hear they will change it to a Mediterranean restaurant...we will be back!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food and service were excellent

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Husbands birthday!

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Way overpriced. Good food, but not so good to overcome the prices.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Nice place for lunch. Quiet. Food and price average.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great dining experience! Delicious food, nice relaxing anbiance and great service. We went for the steak and dessert - yum! Vince the server made my mothers birthday especially special with a surprise dessert. Really nice experience, thank you !

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food was very good but service was a bit lacking. Given the prices being paid service should be better. We never received some things we asked for and our server didn't check in with us after we received our entrees until we were basically done and then he was asking if we wanted dessert menus. We've gotten much better service at other restaurants. For us it was about a 30 min drive and we probably won't go back but if someone was staying in Sonoma, they may want to check it out. Pretty setting and the bar was nice.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I ordered a side baked potato. Must have been long leftover. It was similar to a piece of black burnt concrete. You sliced it open, and it was obvious what that something was wrong. You served it anyway. Very unprofessional.
One of the other people at the table ordered a side of fresh vegetables. Tiny tiny serving. Far smaller than they used to be.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Hospitality does not match prices.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My boyfriend and I had a great experience there. The food was great as always. I haven’t been there in a while and my boyfriend has never been there. He enjoyed his mean as well. He had the filet mignon with the garlic mashed potatoes and the iceberg lettuce and I had the squash raviolis and we each had a dessert. Great food and service. I definitely suggest going. I’ve been there for family dinners, birthday dinners, Mother’s Day brunches, my sister baby shower was there as well as I been there on dates. Can’t go wrong with Saddles 😊

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Always a great experience and delicious food

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

As usual, we had a wonderful meal at Saddles Steakhouse. We started with some oysters which were presented a beautiful bed of green salt and black peppercorns (I think). It looked beautiful. I ordered the salad special of greens, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes with a dressing so good I almost wanted to lick the bowl. I also had a filet special, which I ordered medium to medium-well. The filet came out well (no pink), but I usually order that way so nothing to make a fuss over-it still tasted fabulous. My husband enjoyed a mixed salad and his own steak. We keep returning here because we can trust we will have a wonderful meal. Thank you again Saddles, we will see you in the future.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Excellent service and great steaks and cocktails. Love the barn atmosphere - wine country casual yet elegant.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

The service was pleasant and timely, they responded well and quickly to special requests.

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2.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Very overpriced for the quality. I ordered the chicken and it was very dry. My mom ordered the pork chop special and it was mostly fat.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was adequate but I have certainly had better. Wine prices are way too high. Service was routine, waiter did not even refill the wine glasses.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

30th wedding anniversary

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