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.
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.
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 $$.
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!
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.
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....
Service and food were outstanding. Staff are friendly.
The food was very good and creative. A delight. However, the service does not do justice to the Michelin rating or the chef. Wait staff did not describe dishes very well, did not fill water or offer more bread without being asked. They were efficient but not particularly warm. We have eaten at several Michelin rated restaurants and, except for the Plumed Horse, have always been 100 % impressed with the service.
Wow! Our first experience at a Michelin rated restaurant, and they truly did not disappoint. The service, food and atmosphere was astounding. Very pricey, but worth the experience. We certainly couldn’t afford to frequent this restaurant but it was our 35th wedding anniversary and we were celebrating in California. The Plumed Horse delivered well beyond our expectations!
Very nice restaurant with great food. Why I'm not rating higher is that we've been to other Michelin star restaurants (or restaurants that didn't have any stars) and compared to those, the food here was quite simple; not bad, but not absolutely amazing either. It is reasonably priced, though.
This restaurant has been totally transformed from the former Plumed Horse. The bar is beautiful. The restaurant is elegant and the food is superb. Chef Peter Armellino is one of the best chefs in the Bay Area. He has created a menu that is incredible. I highly recommend the parmesan souffle...oh my !!
Phenomenal food and attentive wait staff. A new favorite spot for celebrating.
Beyond expectations such a lovely evening and a great experience
Fabulous food and service as always. Truly exceptional
Mother's day brunch and got stuck at a table in the "kiddie" section - a number of families with somewhat out-of-control small children in a separate room from the main dining area. The noise level was very high which took away from the experience. Had to send two orders of Eggs Benedict back, but there were no complaints from the wait staff on our requests. The service was excellent and the food (except as noted above) was great. Have always enjoyed the Plumed Horse, but may consider other Mother's Day options in the future.
This place never fails to deliver!
This is a great, fun restaurant in the heart of downtown Saratoga. The restaurant has a great vibe when you walk in. The atmosphere is energetic, but classy. The see through wine rooms are fun and brightly lit.
We went with the chefs tasting menu and wine paired it. We skipped the, optional, foie gras course because we thought it would be too much food. The portions are small, as we expected, but we were satisfied when we left. I have to admit I expected the, first, seaweed course to be full of ocean flavors and salty. I'm so glad I was wrong. The dish was delicious and I knew we were in for a great meal! My favorites were the seaweed and the halibut with garlic foam courses.
We really enjoyed our night here!
For fine dining, the Plumed Horse is a go-to favorite and has been for years. The tasting menus vary - always exciting - and a vegetarian option is available. Substitutions are not frowned upon either, which is lovely considering my fish and fowl proclivities. My husband and I can always count on a wonderful meal at the Plumed Horse. We've never been disappointed, and return again and again for its excellent cuisine, service, wine list, and ambience. There are no negatives. It's just a highly pleasurable experience. The restaurant deserves 3 stars in our book!
This was the first time back to the Plumed Horse in a long time. We saw it reviewed on the local PBS station and decided to try it again. It was simply fantastic. The Chef's tasting menu was incredible and the wines by the glass superb. Can't wait to go back!
Menu contained many unique offerings. Tasting menu consists of 7 courses. Individual entrees with many unique choices are also available. Quality was excellent. Service between courses was perfectly timed. Unique and excellent appetizer menu. Limited but excellent dessert menu items served with pre and post sweets. Decor was different, highlighted by three huge upside down mushroom shaped light fixtures which change color and intensity. At times it was challenging to read the menu. Overall an excellent choice for a special occasion.
Amazing food and brilliant table service.
Great service and atmosphere, good food (not amazing, just fine and interesting), but way too expensive for what it was.
We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairing
Wine pairing was truly bad experience in that restaurant
They poured us a sweet risling from Massol valley to pair with fish dish -terrible combination
That Risling is usually used with deserts not the main course dinners such was that fish dish
I believe their sommelier needs to go back to study wines and food combinations choices.
The impression we ve got was that they just poured the wines from the opened bottles in their bar
None of the wines matched the purpose of being paired with the food dishes.
It’s an Ok restaurant . It Is good to visit it once but definitely without the wine pairing.
We’ve bred to Michelin star restaurants -many times ... that was the lowest of them all
Celebrating a promotion of one of my managers. Unexpectedly they sat us at the table with the kitchen view window making an extra special experience. Chef came out for a visit.
We had the wine pairing with the tasting menu. Outstanding! One thing if you do this have a designated driver very generous with the pours!
Once again, Plumed Horse provided delicious, innovative food and excellent service. The new tasting menu is full of contrasts in flavors and textures. We still find the constantly changing colors and brightness of the lights disconcerting. It distracts from the food. The kitchen works hard to create visual appeal for the food and this is often spoiled as colors float over the plate or the light suddenly darkens.
Amazing!!!!!! Such a wonderful experience. Wine, food, service all were outstanding.
4th wedding Anniversary
Good food, weird music choice (90s whitney houston?), ok service.
Celebrating our 45th Wedding Anniversary was a wonderful experience at this lovely restaurant. Truly a classic.
Great staff and service. The food was good, but it wasn't impressive. Maybe I had too high of expectations. The wine pairing that came with the chef's tasting didn't wow me either. I had the vegetarian tasting menu and it was good and glad I got to experience it. Some dishes were good, some were misses.
The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and elegant, except the changing light! The ceiling light fixtures changed colors and took away from the experience.
We went there to celebrate an engagement. The staff was excellent - they took care of putting the gift on the table and offered to take pictures without being asked. The service was attentive yet nor overbearing.
The menu was a problem however. We were being strongly guided to a large prix-fixe tasting menu which we all decided was far more than we could eat. Having resisted the pressure to go for the tasting menu we were left with few options: A short selection of appetizers and a shorter still selection of entrees - most of which were fish.
The souffle appetizer save the day there - it is worth going to this place on its own - but I ordered the "suckling pig" for the entree which frankly was very disappointing. It was slices of rolled pork with a rather tough skin rind. I did not finish it.
Bottom line: If you go for the large tasting menu it is probably a fine experience. If not I would give it a miss (unless you are addicted to the appetizer souffles like us).
$550 for two people (one not drinking) for a very average dinner.
Marvelous experience, excellent food, attentive staff. Great place for a special occasion.
We selected the wine paired tasting menu. I never received my cocktail, and my wife never got to sample her pre dinner champagne that we ordered to toast her birthday, before the first course was served. At that point, I asked our server to not bring my cocktail, and to remove my wife's champagne. He apologized. We didn't even have a breath to enjoy the food and drink of the first course when the second course was placed in front of us. At that point my wife asked the waiter "why the rush", and the waiter looked dumb, no response. The dinner slowed down but she still had half of the first course wine the new second course wine and the untouched champagne from our toast that never took place.... We had a great evening, interrupted by an unpolished, or maybe raciest, waiter.
Second time there in two weeks. Food was fantastic both times though disappointed no changes at all on tasting menu between two dates. Wine by bottle options are way overpriced!
Top 5 best meals I've had, ever. Manny and the wait staff that made the night extremely special. The prefix menu was absolutely insane.
We have been here at least 2 other times in the past. Great place for a date. Nice dining room with great wine selection. Service was good but seemed rather inattentive to our table. Their food has been good but never outstanding. While tasty, their technique of sous vide cooking their meats give it an odd texture. Overall had a nice meal but not necessarily memorable or outstanding.
Beautifully decorated. Wonderful private ambience, romantic. Decorative lighting. 1 sprinkler head appeared to be leaking that may be cause for alarm if a continuous pinhole leak.
Slightly confusing pricing on foie gras for current tasting menu( 3/16/18). It suggested that 158 included all items above in the list, but for grabs or souffle were apparently extra. They are in the list.
Service was very good and an explanation for the pricing add was also professionally done.
Maitr d' and Master sommelier and servers really excelled.