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Saddles Steakhouse - MacArthur Place

4.3
527 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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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What 527 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.1
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3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fantastic meal, fantastic service, fantastic evening. Cannot wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and food tonight and would highly recommend to others.
The quality was excellent!!

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Frankly we were pretty disappointed with the service. The restaurant is lovely and the food is great but our server didn't understand English very well and the fact that there was a communication challenge at a place with the highest prices in town was pretty unsatisfactory.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and outstanding server. The quiet ambiance was more pleasant than any other Sonoma restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The $89 coupon was a great value however, it was extremely noisey; we were next to a table of 6 with two very big loud men. I know this is a sensitive issue for restaurants; there were no other tables so we could not change; we had a great deal of trouble conversing with each other. The waiter was terrific, fun, helpful, knowledgable.
Sorry they changed the onion rings; they had some odd sauce in a small bowl with a spoon I guess to pour over; I like the other version, with nice thick blue cheese dressing on the bottom and onions on top. Look forward to their make-over.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food was delicious and service was very good.
It is a little on the noisy side tho.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went there for Easter Brunch. It was truly a bountiful buffet. We loved the seafood options. The cheese board was fantastic. Hot entrees were diversified and tasty. The grits believe it or not was a big hit. We hit the trough 3 times. Dessert display and choices were amazing. Great job. This will be strongly considered for next Easter.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Ambiance in the veranda was quieter than other rooms, as requested. Service was excellent, professional, knowledgeable, and very attentive. Prices were admittedly on the high side but certainly justified by the food. Definitely a place I’ll visit again.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We go up to Sonoma once or twice a year and stay at MacArthur place and dine at the steakhouse which has always been great. Not so good this time The Calamari Shrimp appetizer was yummy as well as their Mac n cheese i ordered the Filet Med rare but it was cooked well done Then reordered and it was very Rare and not tender My husband ordered a filet as well but it was on the very small side and not tender. Our daughter had the Rib eye which was very good as I ate half of that. It was disappointing to say the least but I understand that they just changed ownership about a month ago.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

If you are looking for steak be sure to give this place a try. Lots of choices and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We've been coming to Saddles for years and never disappointed.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

terrible martini.
terrible vegey burger
bad roast beef sandwich
very good calamari

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great food would go again

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Nothing Special: We celebrated friend's birthdays Saturday night. The staff was gracious and make the occasion special. However the food was disappointing. The artichoke was undercooked. My husbands prime rib was not tender. The mussels I ordered where large but had an odd taste. I left most of them on the plate. Next time we want a steak or prime rib we will go to Starks.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Saddles seems to be underrated. Very good food and wonderful service.
The bar area ambiance could be improved with some redecorating.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our dining experience was not as good as we have experienced in the past. Maybe this is due to the transition in ownership. We were seated in a dining area open to the bar instead of in the separate dining room where we have dined in the past. And of course there was a very loud blowhard yacking away for all to hear. Delicious chicken pate but horrible creamed spinach. One rib eye was great, the other was not. Service started out good and then declined. Will wait a few months to see if things improve before trying it again.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was delicious. The food and beverage menus were thoughtfully prepared. The ambiance was okay as we were seated in the back overflow room that is a three-season room with enough gas heaters to put a rocket into orbit. But the real treat was the service. The entire staff was knowledgeable, extremely kind and attentive and made us feel welcome. They were the real stars of the show. Job well done!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I always order the bunless Kobe beef burger with sauteed mushrooms and Brie and a nice salad on the side. I eat half and take the rest home to my husband who loves it. There are lots of other good choices but I keep going back to this one

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Very nice dinner in Sonoma. Hard to find a steakhouse here so we were happy with our find!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful food! this was a last minute find and so glad we did our research.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Service was excellent. Food quality and taste were good. The only negative was food temperature: foods that should have been hot were only lukewarm.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The restaurant had adequate parking, was accessible to persons with disabilities, was quiet and a good atmosphere for conversation, the service good and the food tasty.

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