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The Plumed Horse

4.7
4.7
2232 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


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 2,232 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Special Occasion

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Californian

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Service

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from beginning to end!
  2. i

    imhungry

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!
  3. S

    Scott

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    KenE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    evrything was superb!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  6. GK

    GabrielK

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  7. r

    rmoh

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  8. F

    Foodfan

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 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.
  9. MH

    MarkH

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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.
  10. RC

    RavCor

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

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

    Mohit

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 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.
  12. W

    Wren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad to have had the opportunity to come back here! We loved being able to enjoy the Chef's tasting menu at an outdoor table. The souffle, abalone, and halibut dishes were all stand-out. Was surprised and delighted by how the flavor of the peas worked with the everything else in the halibut dish. Loved the wine pairing, lots of gems.
  13. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious, inviting and interactive. The staff was fantastic and the food combinations surprising and outstanding.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience3
    It was good.
  15. AK

    AntirisK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even after all these years, they still carry the magic. Food is top notch. Fantastic collection of drinks. Manny was awesome when it comes to taking care of the guests (and their picture taking requirements).
  16. AY

    AnthonyY

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent time celebrating my significant other's birthday. We had the prix fixe menu and not a single item was less than spectacular. Additionally, our waiter, Jonathan, was extremely helpful and considerate of our needs.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent but the food was either too salty or bland. Overall, the atmosphere was nice and cozy.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Plummed Horse has always been one of our favorites. Unfortunately they had a Prix Fix menu I was not aware of. Not sure if I missed something or if this is new. Service was as always First Class. So no complaints just not a fan of a pre fix menu as I just don’t eat that much and wound up giving a lot of my food to my son.
  19. MJ

    MikeJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has always been my favorite "go to" place for a special dining experience. The food has always been creative, visually exciting and delicious. The wine pairings are chosen well. Portions of both are generous and one should not leave "hungry" or feeling they were not served decent portions of wine. This is in contrast to many other high-end restaurants where I have found myself raiding my fridge just two hours later because I'm still hungry after spending well over a $1000! Of special note is that despite being a Michelin starred restaurant, the staff are not only very professional, but they are very accommodating to the guests and unpretentious. I have always enjoyed being served by knowledgeable staff who are very accommodating to their guests in terms of taking time to chat about the food or wine without making it more than it is. In other words, you feel "special" but not overly done.
  20. AM

    AM24

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Only prix fixe menu . Food was good but value for the money was poor.
  21. LK

    LilyK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a very enjoyable dinner with very good food and wine, perfect service and nice setting. Music was not the best, but it was not too loud, and it was ok.
  22. D

    Danny

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience once again. This meal was a celebration of our 9th wedding anniversary, and our 2nd time doing so at The Plumed Horse. My wife together with our son, 6 years, enjoyed immensely. Tasting menu absolutely scrumptious with wine pairing perfected as if a science (perhaps it is!) Service was impeccable with numerous situations handled so smoothly. The tour of the wine cellar was an unexpected surprise and what an amazing collection it is, and all stored in a 3 story deep glass encased temperature controlled cellar… amazing! Thanks again to the wonderful staff… receptionist, table host, sommelier, and numerous servers who each contributed to making this experience that much more special. Thanks also to the Chef/Owner, Head Sommelier (Jeffrey?) and Leadership… you have wonderful restaurant and a First-Class Team! Bravo. Thank You. Until next time…
  23. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, soufflé is the best!! Halibut was lacking the buttery crunch. Josh provided great service. We sat outside to and it was very nice!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting menu.
  25. A

    Agoyal

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amelio was amazing - fantastic service!!!
  26. RG

    RodneyG

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as usual!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at The Plumed Horse is an experience! As soon as you arrive, the staff attends to your party by leading you to your table, pulling out your chair, and providing the perfect color black or white napkin. Throughout the dinner, the waitstaff is appropriately attentive. Courses are served to all guests at your table simultaneously. Food is beautifully plated and delicious. This is a place to go on a special occasion.
  28. b

    breisbeck

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and great experience overall. Would highly recommend for special occasions. Our dinning experience was about 3 hours doing the set course menu just to add context.
  29. N

    Nonna1

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate dinner at Plumed Horse before going to the Lyle Lovett concert at the Mountain Winery. The wait staff is amazing and the chef did such a wonderful job with the tasting menu. I love going to the Plumed Horse!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was presented nicely but lacked flavor and elegance. The ingredients fell short. When you pay $350 per person you expect lobster and waygu and truffles. We did not get that, and the whole meal probably costed them under $50 to make. Fancy plating cant cover up cheap ingredients. Not worth the money at all.
  31. S

    Susand

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service. So much fun for us! Did not enjoy loud motorcycles gunning engines but we could have sat inside. Music could be a little more relaxing. Overall all three of us LOVED the Plumed Horse and will be returning soon!
  32. B

    Bill

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We could have used more information regarding food options. We saw only the tasting menu; were there other options? Also, the wine as paired; was it included? Although we were somewhat aware of the prices, they were not available to us at the restaurant. (We didn't ask.) The service was EXCELLENT.
  33. m

    mdkail

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 15th anniversary the the superb tasting menu. All courses were phenomenal and the service impeccable.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. The food is phenomenal, the service beyond expectation and the ambiance is perfect. We went to manresa last week and this was far better.
  35. L

    Lessthan3wine

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, amazing, fantastic for a special occasion and if you want to be stunned by food and wine
  36. B

    Bdm101

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!!! Worthy of a Michelin star!! It’s an incredible restaurant ! Highly recommend!
  37. W

    Worldtraveller

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service and ambience top notch. Attentive service without being intrusive. Food could/should have been better, nice presentation but no real flavor sensations.
  38. EM

    ErinM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Will be back again soon :) Thank you!
  39. VH

    VeryHappyDiners

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    My friends and I went to Plumed Horse knowing it was an upscale restaurant that has earned a Michelin star and was prepared for the corresponding price tag. What we weren't prepared for was the price deceit and aggressive tactics used when placing our oders. They kept pouring us still water at $9/bottle without us asking if we even wanted more. The waiter pressured us to do the tasting menu even when we indicated we weren't interested. Then he proceeded to ask for appetizer orders when we decided we wanted to order a la carte, sounding as if we needed to order one, without giving us an option to not order one. Honestly, the highlight of the dinner was the complimentary appetizers (spoonful do cucumber with scallop and the muffin with leek butter). The halibut was ok (though beautifully presented), and my lobster tail appetizer (consisting of 3 tiny pieces) was underwhelming. My friends didn't even finish her lamb order. I had indicated the diner was a birthday celebration when placing the reservation and, when nothing was being done after our dinner was served, went to inform the hostess. She told me they usually do a dessert plate with a candle. What she didn't do was inform me that we needed to also order dessert. So when it came out, it was literally a tray with "Happy birthday" written in melted chocolate with a candle and no dessert whatsoever!! This was an incredible let down, as I've never known any restaurant to not supply a dessert at all. Another let down was sending us another drink they "mistakenly" made and then charging for it. However, the largest deceit was when the bill came (we opted to split among three), and they had printed out the service fee and total lines, making it appear we needed to add the two lines, when the service fee was already included in the total. I under times are hard for restaurants, but the tactics at the Plumed Horse are just straight up deceitful.
  40. M

    Michelle

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow what an experience. Excellent food and service. Way beyond my expectations. Will definitely recommend for any special occasion.

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 4.7 stars by 2232 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


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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