The Plumed Horse

4.6
1785 reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
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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3.0Dined 20 hours ago

The food itself is ok. But the serving time is too long.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service - our waiter paced our meal professionally. Josh as always has great wine suggestions!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Peter as usual creates a rare marriage of flavors, textures and presentation. Pleasurable to the eyes and the palate. Josh and staff always commit to a high touch no bother service that is perfect for great restaurant of this quality. Special occasions or even to stop by the bar with appetizers works. A highly recommended culinary opportunity not to miss. Award winning wine collection adds to the experience. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was extremely creative and delicious. Service was impeccable, attentive but not over bearing.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

It was great for our anniversary dinner. Service level is top notch. We very much enjoyed the slow paced dining experience. The servers made things extra special because they knew the occasion. The wine list is very impressive with everything from blow the bank account French first growths to good value/quality/price Napa cab and merlot options. We will definitely return for a special occasion in the future.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Chef’s tasting menu was outstanding. (They even accommodated my gluten-free needs, which is unusual for a tasting menu.) Superb flavor combinations and we didn’t leave hungry, thanks to multiple small courses.

We did the wine pairing too, which was lovely, but a little too many glasses of wine for this lightweight.

Note that NO SHORTS are allowed, even though this is not stated anywhere on the website or reservation confirmation. We were early enough to be offered a private room, or else we could have eaten in the lounge, but not the main restaurant.

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2.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Stuffy clientele. Menu a difficult read. Outrageously overpriced. Ordered only recognizable traditional French thing on the menu which was a $138 a la cart steak from Japan. Came sliced, undercooked with a forgettable sauce. Wasn’t bad but for that price, should have been amazing. Wife doesn’t drink which made her and subsequently me uncomfortable having to constantly refuse upsale offers from the staff. Obviously the Michelin star rating has gone to their heads. Too fancy for me. I’ll never go back.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

This restaurant is always excellent. It was a great idea to go for made our wedding anniversary. They always go an extra mile to make you feel special. Additional dessert Cookies and Champagne courtesy Chef. Thank you Chef and everyone who served us.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful and service was excellent. It was very friendly. The menu was limited and no salads. The food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Music at 5:30 not smooth background jazz like later - too upbeat.
Sommelier body odor akin to an ashtray - not expected in someone who's taste pallette is so important.
When bill presented, credit card not returred and not noticed for a while - potential for theft.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Amazing meal

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We had the tasting menu and added the suckling pig. Everything was delicious. The ambience was stunning and the service was impeccable. Every member of the staff we encountered was warm, friendly and inviting. The birthday girl described the evening as magical. I feel the same way.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Too loud and loud children allowed to dominate the room

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Wonderful meal at Plumed Horse. We celebrated our wedding anniversary there. It was a perfect evening. Service was exceptional and food was wonderful. Particularly the house special soufflé.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Anniversary dinner at the Plumed Horse is always a great experience. The food is great (we did a la carte) but the prices are a little expensive. Service as always was great. We will definitely be back.

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The combination of tiny portions and excessive prices made this a one and done experience.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Fantastic food paired with amazing swines and exceptional service.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Each of the food items were made with much care, and on top of that, the staff was extremely friendly, attentive, and caring. The waiters and waitresses were all knowledgeable about the food, and were very professional. The only bad thing was that each of the plates took a very long time to come; we stayed at the restaurant for almost three hours.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Fantastic food and service.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Amazing dining experience. We closed down the restaurant, a testament to the great time we had.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

It's expensive for the quality of the food. I feel there is a lot of up-sale, we order tasting menu. Beef is tough. Food is beautifully presented. Taste is ok. Dessert is not impressive. I had better food for lesser price.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Plumed Horse is 5 star dining in charming Saratoga. Get the tasting menu. Jeff, the sommelier, is tremendously skilled at pairing the perfect wine. An amazing evening.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The small dining room we were assigned to was sparse with no wall art whatsoever, so it felt kind of like a little cave, as if the restaurant had just opened for business. Every person on our wait team was friendly except for our head waiter. He was unfriendly and seemed rather put upon. He repeatedly interrupted our conversations with his agenda, with no apology for doing so, and you'd think in an upscale restaurant like this, the head waiter would be the most discreet and courteous. Having said that, the cuisine was exquisite, and everyone else made us feel welcome. The complementary champagne for our friend's birthday was such a nice touch. We'll definitely be back as this is a neighborhood restaurant for us now, but will definitely ask for a friendly head waiter who appreciates our patronage.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Overrated. Too expensive for what is was. We did the tasting menu and was kinda disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Wonderful way for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary. All perfect scores for me, except the sun was in my wife’s eyes for a brief period of time. But, the food was fantastic and the service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Excellent service, clever delicious food.. recommend the tasting menu.

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food was underwhelming. The chef's signature dish was also a supplement which is kind of odd. I would think it would be part of the tasting menu but its not. Service was mediocre at best. For a michelin star restaurant, I expected more. None of the dishes on the tasting menu stood out. The dessert courses looked nice but were awful.

The only dish worth getting that the uni and crab souffle.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Awesome place. Best wine I have ever had in my life. Food was very good with perfect presentation and service. Lots of new dishes I have never experienced before. This is definitely food as an art form.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Went here for an anniversary dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was top notch. Would definitely go back here for a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I really like the place but the atmosphere and service is not up to par with the expectation set. I liked the quality of the ingredients, the execution and the plate setup but was expecting more for that price point

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

My wife and I had the vegetarian tasting menu. And I had the wine pairing as well. Everything in the restaurant including the food shows a great attention to detail. My favorites were the cold avocado soup and the soufflé. Attention from the staff was fantastic. Overall, it’s pricey but comes with a great experience.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The food was amazing. We ordered the tasting menu and then it took an hour before we received our first course. Not sure why such a larger gap in time. Otherwise everything else was great.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Entering the restaurant I was quite pleased at the new remodel. It had been many years since I’ve dinned at the restaurant. It was somewhat odd walking through a maze like hallway to the main dining room. As we walked I noticed several private rooms which looked inviting for a separate more intimate dining for a small group or large. Once in the main dining room it was light bright with a & very cosmopolitan feel. We were welcomed by a very pleasant & knowledgeable waiter along with his support servers. All well dressed, polite & very willing to answer all our questions. We brought our own excellent wine however I felt the corkage was extreme. Nevertheless we brought the right wine for your tasting menu. Oysters & soufflé were our appetizers & they were fabulous. The rest of our tasting was perfect. Each course exquisitely presented & the taste was delicious. Our waiter checked in several times but knew we were enjoying our meal & conversation so he was very observant & waited for our request for help. One entree was halibut which was slightly over cooked & oddly almost cold. Not worth complaining since everyone was enjoying their dinner. The birthday plate was beautiful & made our guest happy as well as the chocolate cart. Overall for a special occasion this was a perfect place.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My husband and I have been coming here for the past few years for date nights or to celebrate special occasions. I typically enjoy appetizers, but this time the tasting menu was great! However, it felt as though we were forgotten when it was time for the cheese course. We waited about 15-30 minutes and mentioned to two employees that it’s been a while. I wished I would’ve said something sooner, because we got really upset and were wanted to just leave.
It was really sad to have our dining experience end on such a bad way. Especially, when’s it’s an expensive place to dine at.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Overall a nice experience for a pre-graduation celebratory dinner. Lots of staff floating around and food was very good. Best part was the decor - a nice restaurant for sure. Only a few small complaints: our water glasses sat empty more than once and we had to catch the attention of a staff member to ask for a refill. The tasting menu was delicious but a few items were way too salty and the dessert was less than impressive - literally a few clusters of granola and a few small jelly like discs - kind of weird actually. And it was overpriced - you could order a whole entree and 2 full size appetizers each (same quality) and be just as satisfied and still save $ from the tasting menu. Seemed a little pushy with the “upsells” - appetizers, champagne cart, and supplements to the tasting menu. But I would still return, but be much more wiser on how to order from the menu to save $$.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

My wife and I dined at The Plumed Horse for our 10th Anniversary Dinner. It was a last minute reservation because my wife had to a wedding rehearsal in the area, but we had a pleasant experience at the restaurant. The staff was knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. Highlights- the caviar, the soufflé, the squab, and the amazing wine list (and the cellar, which they were kind enough to show us). Thank you Plumed Horse staff for a memorable evening!

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2.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I have been to many Michelin star restaurants in the Bay Area and I’m sorry to say this is the worst Michelin experience I have had. The food is lack of flavor and sauce, and menu is lack of creativity. The tiger shrimp was small and not fresh, and the squab was over cooked and extremely tough. The dessert consists of some whip cream and yogurt and granola which I can make at home. Tasting menu is definitely over priced considering the amount and quality of food you get.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

the food is good, but I felt a little bit understaffed on a Saturday night, it was not feeling as good as when we went here fours years ago. The noise level was surprisingly tend to be loud....

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Service and food were outstanding. Staff are friendly.

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