The Plumed Horse

4.6
1844 reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian
The Plumed Horse achieves a look of sophistication with a sleek and modern interior featuring a glass-encased, three story wine cellar housing 1,800 selections and over 20,0000 bottles. Michelin Star rated since its re-opening, Executive Chef/ Owner Peter Armellino has created a Contemporary California menu with a balance of meat and fish and a focus on elegant dining. His cuisine is showcased in both a la carte and tasting menus, including one made up of vegetables grown on our local “farm.” All the action in the kitchen can be viewed from the exclusive and private Chef’s table (due to its high demand the Chef’s table is not available to be booked online-please call for availability). Experience the best in service, décor, wine, and food at this Silicon Valley destination locale that Sunset magazine calls “the best splurge restaurant.”
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:00pm;

Lounge: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(408) 867-4711
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Armellino
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th Street
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Parking details
The Plumed Horse offers valet parking; there is also ample street parking and public parking lots available.
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Entertainment
Please visit our website, http://www.plumedhorse.com/news_and_events_upcoming_events.php, for our latest entertainment offerings.
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Special events & promotions
Become our VIP and enjoy a special birthday & anniversary dinner at Plumed Horse! Please sign up at http://www.plumedhorse.com/contact_mailing_list.php?referralCode=OpenTable
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Plumed horse has private rooms available for 4 up to 200 people.

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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Plumed Horse will be serving a 5 course tasting menu with Champagne arrival. Tasting menu will include Caviar, Lobster, Black truffle, Wagyu & Chocolates. Price per person is $250.00 and will be charged upon making reservation. All cancellations will be refunded in the form of gift certificate.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1844 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is divine

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were here for our anniversary but I guess the host forgot to tell our sever, and perhaps our server forgot to ask? Maybe they mis-looked our reservation. Nonetheless, we told our server at the end and he comped is a bottle of plumed horse wine, which is such a nice gesture! Totally made up for our loss. We were a little sad but we were pleased by the exceptional service. We really enjoyed our night. Thank you

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was consistently overly salted. French food should be a symphony of flavors. Instead the meal was about as complex as a plate of french fries. Course after course (tasting menu) we were struck by how it paled in comparison to similar meals at Le Papillion

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WL
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dining experience at Plumed Horse with our dear friends.
We all enjoyed the 7 course tasting menu. It was such a treat. The entire menu was perfect but I especially enjoyed the branzino which just melted in my mouth and the black pepper and Parmesan soufflé.

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San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Im quite surprised this is a Michelin rated restaurant. The service was lacking to say the least. We participated in the chef's tasting menu and for 2.5 hours, only twice did the wait staff stop to ask how everything was. Food delivery was inconsistent. Sometimes it took 15-20 minutes in between courses. We didn't find the food all that interesting for the prices paid. Such a missed opportunity.

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BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The menu is too limited. If you do not eat seafood, forget it. Deserts of "Peanut Butter and Jelly Soufflé" and "Lime and Tofu cheesecake" were too pretentious, and not appealing. Service was adequate, but not enjoyable.

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y
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still one of my favorite. Excellent as always with delicious food and top notch service.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was so-so, plate was lukewarm. The place was loud, my chair keeps getting bumped by the staffs. It is a nice establishment in terms of decor but there are other much more reasonably priced restaurants if decor is your thing. The staffs look like they don’t want to be there, no smiles and no enthusiasm. For a $158 tasting menu I expected more in terms of food quality. Definitely one of my worst dining experiences and definitely will not return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was not up to par. Good was ok.

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R
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dessert menu was a highlight. Items such as (a picture of Mario), The O Face, and It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time added a refreshing amount of personality to the experience... We tried the first two and they did not disappoint!

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JB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving menu had a $95 price clearly printed on it. No hints that other prices existed. When the time came to pay, one choice on the menu was $115.00. I consider that false advertising and tacky. Tea and sparkling water were each $8.
Food was stingy portions. The deconstructed pumpkin pie was literally a cube of some pumpkin pudding the size of maybe 1 1/2 sugar cubes, surrounded by a small pile of crumbs adjacent to a small smear of whipped cream.
The staff performed their duties flawlessly. They were the best part.

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t
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elsa the bartender is awesome. Very helpful friendly and knowledgeable about the food and cocktails

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YW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

nice ambiance for special events, and quite conversation

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JP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday dinner. We had the sampling menu with the wine pairing. Everything was delicious. The service was great, very timely.
We will go back for special occasions.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great experience. A little higher expectation from a Michelin star restaurant. Highly recommend however.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was born and raised in Saratoga and I am 61 years old and had never been to the Plumed Horse. I never had enough money. It is quite pricey but what do you expect for a Michelin star restaurant.
I took my wife there for her birthday and we had quite an enjoyable evening. I had the Antelope and she had the Branzino and both were impeccable. W had a great bottle of 2013 L' Aventure Optimus wine but the thing I enjoyed most was the Champagne cart.
I will definitely go back again for a special occasion.

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j
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Wish the menu had more vegetable options. Mostly focused on meat & grains.

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KD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going to the Plumed Horse for years. More regularly in recent years. My only complaint is that for a Michelin Star restaurant the cocktail menu and the “specialty cocktails” are not well conceived or well balanced. The restaurant has such a lovely, inviting lounge which would warrant a bit bit more effort on the actual execution of the drinks.

We have dined at many Michelin and high end restaurants and it’s obvious when they have worked with a true mixologist or at least someone who really knows the craft of creating artisanal, creative and well balanced drinks.

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AD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this place is amazing! Love coming here and the staff are wonderful!

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J
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, fantastic wines, awesome food, and friendly people.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved it .. the experience was nice and service was excellent

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s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was lovely. The restaurant is well decorated and quiet enough to have a conversion. The service was wonderful and the food was great. We did the chef's tasting menu and enjoyed every dish, except the cheese course and dessert were very disappointing. The wine selection is fantastic as well.

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CP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

This is a very expensive restaurant so expectations definitely go up when you are paying more but the experience at Plumed Horse was not good. The food did not seem fresh, and the flavors combinations were odd and lacking what you'd expect for the price. I thought the staff was way "over the top" stuffy and pretentious. I won't be returning here, not worth even a short drive.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most outstanding dinner experience in my life. Do yourself a favor and enjoy a truly epicurean adventure in fine dining at THE PLUMED HORSE as soon as you can. You will not regret it.

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JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The best part of this experience was the young man providing the bread. The service overall is terrible and this is our 4th, and final time going.

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FR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience! Our first time at this award-winning, Michelin Star restaurant was amazing with delicious food with perfect flavors and textures. We’ll never forget the Black Pepper and Parmesan Soufflé with Crab and Uni Fondue, as well as the Maine Lobster and Black Truffle Risotto! Service was impeccable (thank you Joseph and Manny) and we were gifted with champagne, desserts, and even a bottle of their Plumed Horse label Sauvignon Blanc to take home! Thank you for making our Anniversary a memorable one!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was on point and foos was delicious

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TE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Plumed Horse! Always good and a real food experience.
Of just for dinner or a special occasion, this is the place to enjoy.

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a remarkable evening - thank you

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such incredible food and service!!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the dinner was perfect. The food was even better than I could have expected. The sommelier does such a phenomenal job pairing wines with the food. The timing of each course could not have been better. Would definitely go back for another special occasion.

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C
San Francisco
132 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Plumed Horse never disappoints. We started with a Martini and an Old Fashioned, both expertly prepared. We shared the soufflé and the seared frois gras. Again, perfect. For dinner we each had the branzano. Great! We shared the ‘carrot’ dessert, with some wonderful Hawaiian coffee. A perfect and elegant pre show meal, with expert yet friendly service by e Rhône from the front desk to the waiters and servers.

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SA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food...great customer service.. good vegetarian options

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent wine. Rich food.

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal for anniversary. The tasting menu is quite and experience and the wine tasting pairings made it just that much better. The service was excellent and we will be talking about our meal, especially the blue cheese cake, for some time.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Servers were friendly. However, servers who deliver the plates were rushing back and forth.

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CB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The tasting menu which shows at 158 per person ends up at $ 25 more with 2 dishes they insist on you trying. If you don't take the wine pairing, you don't get to see the wine list! Despite number of people serving, you had to request being served bread but the people are very nice.

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LL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special treat to dine at this fine restaurant. The food and service are excellent. Our server was a twenty-seven year veteran of the Plumed Horse. That says a lot in itself. The meal is full of special little surprizes that aren't often enjoyed at other restaurants. Yes, it is a bit pricy; but very much worth it on every level

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TB
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

the champagne cart alone was enough reason to visit this place. the food was excellent, but i thought the spacing between meals was long enough to pause my conversations wondering when the next meal would come.

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