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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 7:00 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

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

5 Course Prix Fixe Menu at $90 per person, children under 12 $49. With advanced notice we can accommodate certain dietary restrictions. View full menu on the Saddles Dining page. Reservations Required

Saddles Steakhouse - MacArthur Place Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.4

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4.4

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4.0

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84% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
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Fit for Foodies (3)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Saddles is a staple in Sonoma for an upscale steak house, and is usually spot on. On this occasion, the Caesar salad seemed to have been left in refrigerator too long and was inedible. The short ribs were very tasty as was my wife's salted potato, but the New York steak was nothing special-a surpise from this type of restaurant. The wait staff was efficient but limited on menu knowledge. Overall, a bit disappointed with this experience. For the price point, Saddles fell short of expectations. Would not go out of my way to visit again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great! Service was fast, friendly and professional! Very clean!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, great wine selection, delicious cocktails, world-class service, in elegantly casual surroundings. Highly recommend!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Casual, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Saddles has been our special occasion restaurant since it opened. We received great service from Sandy, and the food was delicious. Disappointed in the prime rib though - Always a favorite of our family, but way too much fat this time and without the brown, crunchy crust as before. Hoping Saddles remains Saddles with the new owners - The favorite restaurant in town for many of us locals!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Casual but yet if you want to dress up you can. The wait staff was prompt and the food good. We went for the steaks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

One of the best steaks in Sonoma County! The service was outstanding. We informed the staff ahead of time it was our mother's 62nd birthday and they brought her cake and a card. The food was wonderful, the cocktails were also quite tasty. My brother had never experienced fine dining before, this was his first "fancy" restaraunt , he was for the first time in his life SPEECHLESS. He enjoyed every bite of his Filet Minon. We will absolutely be returning. We had a wonderful night. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Healthy, Casual, Romantic, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

at service and food. Very warm and cozy atmosphere

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Interesting themed restaurant. All about saddles and horses. The food was good and the service very good. It was a cold January evening but they appeared to have outside seating which would be nice in the warmer weather. They appeared to be set up for large groups or conferences.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Loved it! And our dinner was excellent and our service was even better. Thank you

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was good and the service was great. We had the pleasure of dining here on our last night in town. We started with the shrimp cocktail and we had to send it back because it was undercooked. They brought out a new one but the “sauce” was more like a ceviche presentation with little bay shrimp mixed in. I did not enjoy this and would have preferred a traditional cocktail sauce. At $15 an order, I felt the price point was too high. We then enjoyed the iceberg salad and that was delicious! We then shared the grass fed filet and salted baked potato and they were both very good. The steak was prepared perfectly and the potato was so good with all the side accroutrements. Definitely will be going back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We read about Saddles in the Press Democrat review 12/2017. Based on review, we made New Years Eve reservations. Never rec'd the "special menu" as indicated. When we sat and the menu noted dinner was $100 per person we were quite shocked based on the menu. Salmon, Steak, chicken. This is not worthy of the price as many other restaurants serve the same items for quite less of an expense. Our server was excellent. The room had absolutely no enlivened decorations, celebratory New Years Eve items/decorations. Just a Christmas tree in the corner. We were seated in the normal dining room areas. It did not feel like New Years Eve at all. Desert could have been better and more. Pieces took one bite, that was it. Very disappointed at the price Saddles charged. Our salmon was good, but in all honesty, being Italian heritage, living in Sonoma County, this was nothing special that I have not already cooked in our own home. Risotto included. Our total bill was $268. Included a $50 tip. We ordered one house chardonnay and one tequila over the rocks. Extremely disappointed for what we got. Saddles could have at least made this experience feel like a New Year.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice restaurant, has a cozy/vintage feel to it. The food is really good, and the portions are generous.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Family get together while visiting. Excellent steak but all our steaks were cooked rare and we ordered medium. They were fine to cook 1 a bit more. Excellent mashed potatoes and vegetables were delicious, outstanding service, great cocktails n the bar before being seated. I’d like to come back for lunch and sit in the friendly bar area. Everyone was pleased with their dinner. The onion straws as an app were light flakey and yummy. You would not be disappointed, very good meal.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Best steakhouse in Sonoma!!!
Always a pleasure to go there. The service is outstanding, the food delicious and the experience is not to be missed. Our favorite restaurant!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

A great, tranquil out of the way location that's very inviting. We were there for Christmas Day lunch. Sandy was attending us, we found her very personable, friendly and accomodating to our needs. The food was outstanding bursting with flavor. Our order was from the special Christmas prix fixe menu with the scallop dish being the highlight. Compliments to the chef and Sandy. We were dismayed to learn that the wonderful horse paintings on the walls will be removed by the new owners. It is hopeful they will reconsider and incorporate them in their new design.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We always enjoy coming to Saddles. The food is always great and the atmosphere
during holidays is wonderful. Great service too

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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 on December 14, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We love Sandy! She’s the best server in the Valley.

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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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vip
 (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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