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About Saddles Steakhouse - MacArthur Place

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

29 E Macarthur St
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:00am
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Bar: Daily: 11:30am - Close

Happy Hour: 3:30pm-530pm

Cross Street:
Hwy 12/Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 933-3191

Website:
http://www.macarthurplace.com/dining

Entertainment:
Entertainment is available for large party bookings. Check out Facebook page for upcoming events.

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.

Parking Details:
Private and street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Dana Jaffe

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us for details at linda@macarthurplace.com or david@macarthurplace.com

Private Party Contact:
Linda: (707) 933-3191

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Dinner service on December 24 from 5 pm - 8 pm, and on December 25 from 2 pm - 7 pm
$90 per person; $45 for children 12 and under, exclusive of tax and gratuity. 

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Dinner service on December 24 from 5 pm - 8 pm, and on December 25 from 2 pm - 7 pm
$90 per person; $45 for children 12 and under, exclusive of tax and gratuity. 

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Dinner service on December 31 from 5 pm - 9pm. Details to come shortly.

Saddles Steakhouse - MacArthur Place Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (523)
Romantic (341)
Neighborhood Gem (335)
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Good for Groups (331)
Fit for Foodies (315)
Notable Wine List (311)
Great for Outdoor Dining (107)
Kid-friendly (83)
Great for Brunch (81)
Great for Lunch (79)
Vibrant Bar Scene (64)
Hot Spot (35)
Scenic View (29)
Late-night Find (22)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Business Meals (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food quality, preparation and presentation. Elegant atmosphere and fantastic service.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Vincent our waiter was fantastic. He took care of all our needs and request. The food was excellent and very tasty. Highly recommend eating here on you next trip to Sonoma.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2013

Great food. A true Sonoma treasure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2013

Plus:
Great food, especially the steak
Pleasant, friendly, attentive service
Minus
a little dark inside
dessert just OK (I love dessert and want it to be memorable)
on the expensive side

The special beet salad was very good. A little too sweet for my taste, but that was as advertised, so it was not a surprise. I had pot roast and my mom had New York steak. I loved the pot roast. Mom said there were some gristles in the steak, but it tasted great. We split the apple crisp for dessert and it was good, but not noteworthy.

There is a covered veranda that would be a great place for semi-outdoor dining. It had a roof, but the sides were all open.

I recommend coming here with meat eaters for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 5, 2013

All around good food. great service and perfect ambience. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2013

Very good NY Strip cooked to order (but not perfection), pleasant surroundings, excellent waitress.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2013

We came for the beef. The prime rib seemed to not have been age long enough. It came cooked as requested - medium rare by three guests, but it was very tough. Really tough. The filet mignon were tough and dry. The mixed veggies were dry.Calamari was tough and I'm not sure the rock shrimp actually was rock shrimp. The triplet condiment dishes were great. Fresh baguettes from a local bakery would be better than the bread served. It was warm but tasted like the frozen bake-off bread you buy at the grocery store. I usually don't offer a critique like this because I usually know within reason what to expect. I'd heard great things about the beef and was willing to pay the price, but the quality, nuance, and flavor just didn't show up for dinner.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 26, 2013

Great food but slow service, last time there for dinner was much better but breakfast both days was slow also, shame because it is a nice restaurant and food is great. Wine list was a bit week also considering this is the heart of wine country.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Mediocre service, great surroundings. Prime rib was on the tasteless side; overcooked vegetables. Expected much more from a Sonoma restaurant.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 9, 2013

Service for dinner was much better than breakfast. Food selection was good. Quality and presentation were nice. It did not meet all the positive reviews I had read but was better than most in Sonoma.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Service is attentive and unobtrusive . Most side dishes are al carte .The prime rib is served with a big azz baked potato . And the good part is you get a tray with all the extras you can pile on .Butter , sour cream . and chunky , real bacon bits .

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2013

We have been dining at this restaurant since its' inception. However, on this visit, we were underwhelmed. The food was not as tasty, & the service was barely adequate.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2013

I've been to Saddles for dinner. This was the first time for lunch.
There were three other tables with diners, one of which was just leaving. The place wasn't busy at all, which I thought it would be.
The place is nice. I like the ambience.
The kitchen was rather slow, especially considering the few customers there were.
The food was good. A salmon nicoise salad was tasty -- lots of flavors happening.
Appetizer of fried shrimp and calamari was very good -- we could have had two of those.
Caesar salad and chicken Caesar were good, as was a steak quesidilla.
Lunch menu is limited, but there are enough selections to satisfy. It's a casual menu -- salads, burgers, sandwiches, one pasta dish, and some steaks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2013

Saddles has been a local favorite for quite a while. I was pleasantly surprisd to find it quiet - we had the room to ourselves and very knowedgable and attentive service. especially in relation to the wines. many on the list we unfamiliar to use. We described our preferences and our server provided the perfect selection! Excellent. We will defininetly be returning.....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2013

My only knock was one server, (not our waiter) forgot to bring us the requested condiment with our oysters and we had to ask again from our waiter. Our waiter on the other hand delivered exceptional service.
Food was very good but not exceptional. I was satisfied that we received our monies worth. We shall return.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Great steakhouse on a quiet street away from the crowds in downtown Sonoma. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 10, 2013

Saddles was an enjoyable dinning experience. The food was delicious and moderately priced. The portions were a good sized. Overall, we were very satisfied with our entire experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 6, 2013

We live in Sonoma my review of the restaurant has changed. It's a nice place for steaks which are good not great. their menu is priced like Redd's in Yountville, no comparison . Redd is light years ahead and menu price is the same. Just don't order the wine it will kill your welfare check.

One think nice about Saddles the corkage fee goes to charity! That's so cool. Redd's corkage is ridiculous $25 goes to their bottom line.

I think Saddles Happy Hour pricing is superb, you should try it!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2013

Wonderful Birthday night! Thank you for great service and a wonderful dinner!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 2, 2013

Highly recommended after a day of wine tasting.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 31, 2013

Food was great, variety of salads, cheeses, fruit. The granola is the best, and I would never say that about granola. After that, oysters, shriimp, crab, mussels or prime rib. Dessert was incredible, lots of variety, the chocolate cake was very chocolaty. Crab was cracked in a way that allowed easy picking. Service was excellent, lots of mimosas went around, plates always changed. This is the way I remember Easter Brunches. I frequent Sonoma often, and have tried all the places, because my children live there, I would say Saddles it one of the very best restaurants in Sonoma.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2013

Awesome service! Great filet mignon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on March 26, 2013

Prime Rib at medium rare was more well done than medium rare. Overall service and quality of everything else was very good.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 25, 2013

We had a party of 10 that included 2 small children. I began with a cocktail recommendation from our server, Leah, since I wanted a different martini: The Lemon Brulee Martini. Loved it! We started out with the fried Calamari--delicious! The specials were wonderful--I had the sole with spinach and just what I needed--a healthy dinner after a day of splurging at the Cheese Factory. Ambiance was perfect with fireplace lit and lighting soft. Several in our party had the salmon special. Although everyone was very full after dinner, there was room to share the yummy Baked Alaska. We had two small children with us and the server promptly brought their mac and cheese as soon as she could, but crayons and a place mat to color while waiting.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2013

our server Carol is always efficient, professional and lovely !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2013

I love the decor of the restaurant, but the service is always strange. Our dinner entree arrived before our salads, and the entire night our meal was mixed up with the table next to us. Instead of apologizing for the mixup and moving on, she made a joke of the mixup each time she approached the table. The whole evening was very awkward. Don't think I will go back for a while.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 5, 2013

This was our 2nd time dining at Saddles. For years I have been disappointed in the flavor, texture, quality of prime rib I ordered in various restaurants. So, I was a bit leery to try it again. Previously, I ordered the Pot Roast at Saddles and that was very good. Man, oh, man! Was I glad I gave it a try -- cooked perfectly, real meat texture (not sawdusty, rubbery) and the flavor -- absolutely perfect! The portion was very good and the meat was a nice, thick cut. Couldn't have been better! The baked potato wasn't wonderful -- next time I'll try something else but will definitely order the prime rib. It is fabulous! My husband ordered the rib steak and he loved it, too!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 23, 2013

Overall I was not impressed. Extremly loud. Service needed to be sharper. My husband had full dinner with a rib eye steak. I had a New York with a bake potatoe side. My husband was happy with his dinner. I however was not given a new york cut steak but something that looked like part of a rib eye. I told the waiter that it was not a new york steak and the potatoe was not cooked thoughly. Your chef needs to brush up on identifying his cuts of meats. Our dinner was served to us and we had to wait for a steak knife to even begin our meal. Four different personel walked by our table and we were finaly able to flag down someone to please bring us our utensils. We are local and have been to your resturant before and was looking foward..

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 22, 2013

Very good food with great presentation. Waiter hardly spoke English and only checked on us twice.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 20, 2013

It was my mom's birthday and they seated us in a cozy corner. The staff very attentive, without being in your face. Food was prepared perfectly, and we just had a great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2013

Food was very good. The only complaint is the Caesar salad for TWO was about a half a cup of lettuce per person, extremely small, especially when an extra leaf or two of lettuce won't break the bank.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Good place to eat for Valentines day! Great food... The steak was nice and tender and the drinks were great. I would go there again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2013

We had a lovely prixe fix Valentine's dinner here. All courses were delicious, well paced and no one rushed us!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Excellent Dinner in all respects.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2013

Loved the atmosphere and the bartender was great. We had the tableside Caesar for 2, very good. I got the Filet with Mushrooms and red wine demi glace and it was great. My wife got the ribeye. It was cooked well, but infused with so much rosemary that she was still tasting it the following day.

One the service too,I'm a bit torn. The waiter was very good, checked in often enough without being overbearing. My issue was with the hostess. We showed up 15 minutes early, and while there were plenty of empty tables, we waited for 15-20 minutes while she pretended to look at a computer screen. We were then stuck at a corner table next to a large and loud party. Personally , I will not go back to Saddles, too many good alternatives.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2013

One of the best fillets I have had in years!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2013

we had a great evening - all was well done !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2013

Loved the special "old time" menu with tableside creations of ceasar salad and crepes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2013

Prime rib was good could have been seasoned more. Rack of lamb was very good. Delicious vegetables.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2013

Real beef .Prime rib is my favorite. Service is professional but low key .Been here 8 times and go back often. Especially when I want a straight forward meal without a lot of artsy fartsy " creativity " .

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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