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The Plumed Horse

4.8
4.8
2255 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, French, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 867-4711

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Peter Armellino

  • Private party facilities

    The Plumed horse has private rooms available for 4 up to 200 people. We have several unique private areas to host your corporate or social events, including our main dining room where we have hosted many beautiful occasions. Special exceptions can be made for private events outside of our designated operating hours.

  • Private party contact

    Andrew Byers: (888) 654-1641

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Please visit our website, http://www.plumedhorse.com/news_and_events_upcoming_events.php, for our latest entertainment offerings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,255 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Romantic

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  1. PS

    PaulS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with 3 of my friends and had a wonderful time. The service was perfect and the food was even better. Make sure to upgrade to caviar and the wine pairing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The Chef’s tasting menu was delicious. The strip loin dish was the only dish that fell short in flavor. The wine pairing was excellent. The service team was attentive, efficient, and friendly. I felt the loud ambient 80-90’s music played was not appropriate in a fine dining restaurant.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Service impeccable… food delicious.. drinks tasty.. only negative is that it would be nice to have a couple of extra entrees on the a la carte menu option.. but not a major negative that would prevent me from dining here again and again!
  4. H

    Hobbes

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Celebrating anniversary. Very personal service!!!
  5. F

    Fastidious

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service qualifies as the best we have had at any restaurant but the food was hit and miss. One service issue though: we were served the caviar and champagne without being asked if we wanted it though it was a $100 extra charge item. Our sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful with our wine choices. The menu courses came with some noticeable delay so that, with a 7:30 PM reservation we did not leave until 10:30 PM. The first two or three courses and the last two courses were fine. But the "savory" courses of the duck and beef were somewhat over salted and sauces were cloying and too similar. The halibut was chewy and seemed slightly overcooked.
  6. BS

    BayneS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu served last night may have been best meal of my lifetime
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience. The service was impeccable. The courses were art. Drinks were delicious. We will definitely be back. 6/5 stars. One of the best dining experiences in many years.
  8. B

    Bennie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    We enjoyed our dinner. Prices were a bit steep for the quality of the food, but the dishes were well presented. Wait staff were attentive. We were outside, so it’s hard to judge ambience. It would have been nice to have our anniversary recognized in some tiny way.
  9. D

    Dominic

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an experience as much as dinner - we splurged with the champagne and caviar service- WORTH IT. The tasting menu was very strong - some items stronger than others - the black pepper Parmesan soufflé with uni and crab was amazing. The duck and beef tenderloin courses were very strong - the abalone was average for the abalone but the broth (a congee style) elevated the dish. The service was impeccable- always present but not over bearing. Last time here we experienced the chefs table - need to do it again.
  10. SS

    SteveS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic meal for 3 couples. Geoffrey always does an amazing job with wine recommendations - Friday night was his best work yet. The Caviar is sooo creamy. Love, love this neighborhood treat.
  11. M

    Michael

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food . $65 corkage per bottle is ridiculous
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences that my wife and I have had. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, the staff, and the ambiance. Each morsel of food was spectacular and paired well with the wine. The table staff were extremely helpful and attentive and you felt the focus was on you and your guests the entire time. Our sommelier Jeff was very inviting and my wife and I learned a lot about the wines we tasted. We even bought a few bottles to take home. Very fancy experience but appreciated the 70s soul music in the background to top off a fun filled dining experience.
  13. Y

    Yovinny

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outside dining setup. Service was great and staff was very welcoming.
  14. VK

    VijayK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding fine dining. Perfectly suited for special occasions & celebrations. The chef is very innovative and each course is a surprise. Service is extraordinary to make any evening special.
  15. t

    trixieb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a great experience. And don't wait for a special 0ccasion.
  16. DT

    DanT

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    This was my first time dining at The Plumed Horse, and it was enjoyable, but underwhelming. I didn’t care for the loud music and color changing lights over the table, which distracted from the pleasure of the food and company. Most of the food was very good and the service was professional and friendly. The prices are outrageous; our meal was more expensive than the French laundry, but not nearly as good.
  17. SJ

    SJTraveller

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always enjoyable dining at The Plumed Horse. The food, the wine, the service and the ambiance. This time, we got the whole front section of the patio to ourselves. It was great for the little ones to run around! Couldn't have picked a better place for my husband's birthday celebration!
  18. e

    enghia

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Outdoor dining was spacious and had good view of downtown Saratoga, but there were many flies, which took away from the experience.
  19. CC

    CarinC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great place for a special occasion. The food was thoughtful and memorable. A good progression that didn't leave you feeling gross at the end. The wine pairing for the tasting menu was excellent!
  20. S

    Sally

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and wine were outstanding! We really enjoyed our date night.
  21. AG

    AndyG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant I been too in California. Staff and food were second to none. If u can go to one restaurant this would be it hands down
  22. A

    Anusel

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Brilliant Chef's Menu and amazing collection of wine! It was our anniversary and we had an amazing time with all Chef's recommended food and experience!
  23. T

    Thomas

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fabulous experience. Some confusion on our dietary issues affecting one course. Wine service was great and the wait staff generally superb. One of our favorite places for special occasions.
  24. A

    Ahkenbert

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been at the restaurant quite a few times before the pandemic. As expected, excellent meal, tasting menu was fantastic. With the patio dining, it is a sure bet for special occasions and dates. Cannot wait to go back.
  25. TS

    TammyS

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and the service and food is outstanding.
  26. M

    Mani

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated our anniversary Plumed Horse. The staff was extremely warm and attentive; making the night very special. There were only 4 dinner entree choices, but our 28-day aged ribeye was absolutely delicious! We also enjoyed the fresh oysters from British Columbia, the warm baked bread, and the carrot mousse cake. Everything was prepared elegantly. Our only downside was the side patio we sat in was very tight, with a plastic covering, so it didn’t feel like we were getting the full aesthetic experience. It would have been nicer to sit under the main patio tent with chandeliers or inside the beautiful restaurant. We could have asked for another table, but we don’t typically like to complain.
  27. P

    Patricia

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and delicious dining. Impeccable service. Very special tasting menu.
  28. TA

    TitoAlfaro

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for our 10th annyversary. Had a great time. Definitely worth it.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Plumed Horse for our anniversary and from start to finish they made our meal a special occasion. The food and service was phenomenal as always. And want to give a special thank you to the staff that night who offered to modify the menu as I am pregnant. They made changes to the meal that I hadn’t even thought to ask for and I’m so appreciative that they were so accommodating! We always enjoy our time here and look forward to coming back. :)
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from beginning to end!
  31. i

    imhungry

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were glad to return to the Plumed Horse to celebrate our anniversary and it was a delightful and delicious evening. The only slip-up was when the sommelier said he would bring a couple alternate wine pairings for the red wine courses but then forgot. The food was excellent and the souffle with crab was a high point!
  32. S

    Scott

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.
  33. KE

    KenE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    evrything was superb!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were treated like VIPs for a dinner on the patio. Service was above and beyond, especially when it came to wine and food recommendations. Highest quality halibut we’ve had in this country! The preparation included a morel sauce that made the dish rich and delicious. We will be back and recommend it to everyone we know!
  35. GK

    GabrielK

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good though for the price not spectacular. The duck, abalone, and soufflé was quite good. The steak and sorbet was a bit of a let down. The pairing of ingredients was good but sometimes seemed a little too off. The wine pairing was alright, nothing spectacular. Red wine with halibut was an interesting choice for sure.
  36. r

    rmoh

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We sat outside, and it was very noisy and there were many bugs, but that's not the restaurant's fault. The ambience inside is lovely. The food was good, loved having so many different proteins. While everything tasted good, the flavors all blended together course after course. Each one on its own was great, but i felt they were too similar. I dined here in 2021 and it was amazing. I'm sure every month is a different menu. Very attentive staff except for the first 10-15 minutes. Definitely worth a visit.
  37. F

    Foodfan

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, wine and service are so good here. How is this not a two Michelin starred restaurant? We had the tasting menu and wine pairings. Every course was spectacular. I was not familiar with some of the wine varietals — a white Barola? a Gruner Veltliner from Santa Cruz? Amazing! The halibut with glazed English peas was crazy good. The black pepper and Parmesan shuffle is to die for. Manny and his team are so friendly and helpful. Honestly, one of my favorite places to eat.
  38. MH

    MarkH

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service was excellent. The music was a little out place. 70's disco at one point. The only issue we discovered the next day was that they had charged us for what we were told was two complimentary glasses of Champagne at the end of the evening. Just check your bill closely.
  39. RC

    RavCot

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. It was a great experience.
  40. M

    Mohit

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Plumed Horse has a great tasting menu. They also have a vegetarian menu option if you prefer that. I would also suggest going blind on the menu, if you don't have specific allergies. The food was an art replica and equally flavorful at the same time. The non-alcoholic selection was also great. Try out the "Dealer's Choice" for an additional surprise. Go with an empty stomach because the three hours experience will fill you up. It also had a grand entrance with a nice wall for capturing beautiful pics. Don't forget to take pics in their wine cellar as well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Plumed Horse is rated 4.8 stars by 2255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for The Plumed Horse

14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, French, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Peter Armellino

  • Entertainment

    Please visit our website, http://www.plumedhorse.com/news_and_events_upcoming_events.php, for our latest entertainment offerings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (408) 867-4711

  • Private party facilities

    The Plumed horse has private rooms available for 4 up to 200 people. We have several unique private areas to host your corporate or social events, including our main dining room where we have hosted many beautiful occasions. Special exceptions can be made for private events outside of our designated operating hours.

  • Private party contact

    Andrew Byers: (888) 654-1641

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