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About The Plumed Horse

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.”

14555 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:00pm;

Lounge: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
4th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 867-4711

Website:
http://www.plumedhorse.com/

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

Parking Details:
The Plumed Horse offers valet parking; there is also ample street parking and public parking lots available.

Executive Chef:
Peter Armellino

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

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

Private Dining

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

The Plumed Horse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Romantic (18)
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Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fun (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day was supposedly a special occasion. No flowers on table, not a single vase of a Rose for the ladies, no a mouse bouchée offering, servers did not take time explaining the dishes; one server was talking while trying to walk away; service in between meals took forever; we did not get ask if we wanted coffee or tea.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The Caucasian hostess needs some training on how to greet guests on the phone and in person. She wasn't speaking clearly and being unfriendly on the phone with me when I called to be arrived late. I am not sure if she was having a bad day since there was No smile from her for the entire evening when she greeted us and my boyfriend thought she was rude to me.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I proposed to my girlfriend here. The food is great and the decor is great.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, perfect for a special occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We highly recommend the tasting menu. You will not be disappointed. It is obvious why they have maintained a Michelin star since reopening. The food is amazing from taste to presentation. The service is outstanding. This is a wonderful restaurant for a memorable special occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Birthday dinner for my husband. Manuel knows us and treats us like family. Love this place-it is very special!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Snacks are much better than their entrees. The pork is a little fishy but its fried skin is perfect.
Bread and chef's gift little hand food are awesome.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Overall it is a good experience. We tried the tasting menu. While other dishes were good and unique, the Scallop dish and the Blue Cheese were not up to what we would think a Michelin level restaurant would be. Scallop was really really salty. I thought it was the broth but it actually the scallop. Both mine and my wife's plates were salty. Wine pairing choice for the scallop was also not good. It didn't add any flavor to the dish. Perhaps the overly saltiness clashed with the wine flavor. The blue cheese dish was out of place, I am not sure why it was sandwiched between scallop and Wagyu beef. The flavor was so strong that turned the saltiness of the scallop to bitterness, and basically numbed my palate from enjoying the premium beef. Dessert was OK. The dish was very very busy with so many things on it, yet no one thing stood out so we can give credit to. I am sure if this meant to be a potpourri of desserts presentation?
If we come back, will have to be a single wine with a single dish attempt. Tasting menu didn't convince us to come back for more. Service was good, efficient, attentive but a bit cold. Again, at this level (for meal that cost almost as much as my first car after high school), we expect more...a personal and unique experience.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We visited there on a Saturday evening for our anniversary. Because of that, all the restaurant employees treated us in a manner that it was a meaningful event. Nice and professional servers, high quality and creative food on the menu, complimentary drinks and deserts, and special gift of wine to take home. Time and money well spent for a memorable dinner event.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been to the Plumed Horse three times. Every time we go, I am shocked at how horribly we are treated by the hostesses. I can’t decide if they are rude or intellectually challenged.
Once they brought us to the wine room and left us there. Just left us in the room with our guests.
Another time, they left us in the lounge and we had to remind them that we were we waiting and that we had arrived. Not to mention they are dressed like strippers. Very sad way to start a nice evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good food but terrible value to price ratio. We chose the chef’s tasting menu and they offered a substitution for Foie Gras. In the end we noticed we were charged almost $100 extra for that change (on the top of the $158 per person for the chefs tasting menu). So all together with wine pairing for one came out to be ~$650

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The Black Pepper Parmesan Soufflé was to die for. The best I’ve had hands down. The Tarragon Potato Gnocchi was delicious as well. The Suckling Pig and Japanese Wagyu were Phenomenal. Definitely competes with “The Sea” by Alexander’s.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Love the vegetarian tasting menu.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful New Year Eve dinner. The menu was creative, with special ingredients and well balanced.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our holiday celebration dinner was very enjoyable. Food and service at The Plumed Horse were top notch as always. One of the neighborhood gems in the South Bay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We will return to The Plumed Horse! The service is top-notch from the moment you pull up to the restaurant for Valet Service. Once in the restaurant, you feel welcomed and well taken care of by everyone. The food was delicious and perfectly timed so that we did not feel rushed or that we waited too long between courses. What a wonderful way to bid farewell to 2017. Well done,The Plumed Horse.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We arrived for a 6:00 dinner, on time. We sat at our table for 20 minutes before anyone came to service us. At that time, we were asked if we wanted champagne, which turned out to be a complimentary service as we walked into the restaurant( we were not offered that when we walked in, nor were we told it was complimentary). It was a pri fix menu, which was not expelained to us either, we figured it out on our own....my husband and I ordered the petrale sole which had to be returned because it was raw. No apologies. We also ordered a bottle of wine which we ended up pouring ourselves. We had to ask for water repeatedly because no one was walking around refilling our water glasses.

Fast forward 6 hours..... my husband is violently ill. Could it be the raw fish that he ate??? I think so! I didn’t touch mine and I am fine.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food and service for Christmas dinner, and an unbelievable wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I was first introduced to the Plumed Horse by “Check Pleass Bay Area”. I was so impressed by the description in the segment I took my wife there for our 31st wedding anniversary and the staff and the cuisine didn’t disappoint.

I recently returned with a large group for a Holiday and end of fiscal year celebratory dinner. We had the tasting menu and it was awesome! All my fellow execs were thoroughly impressed and satisfied.

The Plumed Horse has quickly become my fav special occasion dining destination and ranks above Gary Danko without the reservation drama and traffic congestion of San Francisco.

It is truly a culinary jewel.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Vegetarian tasting menu again was innovative and delicious.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The Plumed Horse has been a personal favorite for years. Josh and the staff are friendly and inviting. Chef Peter is a fantastic chef. The chef's tasting menu is highly recommended!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the South Bay. Got lucky and was seated at the Chef's table which made it even more special. Great food & service; what a fantastic evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This restaurant is very nice but the food is over the top expensive. Very tiny portions for outrageous prices. If you think 150.00 per person is reasonable for a tasting menu then come here, but you still need to pay 25.00 more for the foix gra. Then add the wine and you have close to 400.00 dinner but don’t forget to add the tip .... now you are at almost 500.00!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent service. Excellent food. Was delicious. Thanks so much for making my lady's birthday a little more special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017.....been coming for years on Thanksgiving. Reception area had the reservation wrong though it was confirmed no less than 3 time. Then they would not seat us til the 5th person showed up. OK, no problem. The bread is excellent and the service superb. The salad was....unusual. The soup delicious. The turkey entree delicious and the chocolate dessert, not good. Not sure i believe that michelin star....but one of the only restaurants open for Thanksgiving.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The service and staff was excellent and the restaurant was beautiful, quiet, and lovely.

However, I am vegan and was disappointed. The salad was great, though small, the vegan soup was more water than soup with a couple tiny pieces of vegetables, and the only vegan entree option was noodles with contained 6 slices of mushroom and a couple tablespoons of broth. The dessert was a spattering of granola with fruit and some foam, so small and not at all what I’ve experienced in other restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very fine and authentic Thanksgiving meal. Meal well paced. Flawless service

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving and enjoyed our meal. The salad and soup were good, turkey on the dry side. The service was excellent as was our wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

It was good... but not extraordinary good. I have to be honest, we did not take the Chef's menu which I assume is where probably more magic happens, but I assumed that a la carte dishes would be great. They were not. Simply good. One star worthy? not in my opinion. For the standing and the amount on the check I was expecting more.
The little extras offered by the house were fantastic but the entrees lacked a little oomph in my humble opinion. (We had the king salmon which was weird both in taste and consistency, we all tried it and could not really decide if it was good... The branzino which was good but not super special and the suckling pig which was the less favored of the 3. Deserts were a let down too, I had the purple rain and I though it was really bland and doughy and lacked contrast even with the passion fruit foam which was almos inexistant both in quantity and flavor)

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wife’s Birthday

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

What a major disappointment. Service was terrible. They must have been focused on a large group in the adjacent room, because everyone around us had to wait an exceptionally long time for their courses to be served. And as the evening progressed we ended up having to ask for basic items like bread. So far below the service expected from a 1-star restaurant.

Most importantly the food was mediocre. The opening vegetable dish and the fish course from the tasting menu were good. The meat courses were neither creative nor particularly flavorful to our tastes. The dessert was completely uninteresting with no seasonal flare.

There are so many better alternatives in this price range. Certainly we will not go back, and we would discourage our friends from going as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Spectacular food in a beautiful place. I will literally never forget the soufflé with the crab or the lobster risotto. I’ll be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

AS always, this is a wonderful experience. The staff is great, the food is outstanding (and the menu is frequently renewed). This is one well deserved Michelin Star.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything at the Plumed Horse was spectacular. The service was warm but unobtrusive; the tables were far enough apart that we could hear each other; the decor was magnificent, and the food was heavenly. I opted not to have the tasting menu because there were a couple of dishes with mushroom as an ingredient, which I don't eat. After a small caviar treat (exquisite presentation), I chose the parmesan souffle with crab and uni fondue (the nice plump chunks of crabmeat contrasted beautifully with the creamy consistency of the fondue and souffle). My husband had the seared NY State foie gras, slightly crusty on the outside and creamy on the inside. Both appetizers were heavenly. We both had the lamb with lima beans and crisp Brussels sprout leaves (tried to replicate those the next day because they were divine - epic fail). The servers gave us excellent recommendations for paired wine for each dish. We will definitely go back; loved every minute of it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful birthday dinner for my husband

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Once again, Peter, Jeff & Josh paved the way with hospitality and a superior tasting menu. It’s easy to recommend Plumed Horse and easier to find another reason to go back.

Congratulations on your 2018 Michelin star.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was wonderful

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food, great service. The staff was more than attentive, they recommended stuff that I wouldn't have ordered on my own but im glad they did. Service alone was more than exceptional, the food and wine pairing was great too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

For a wonderful dining experience this place is second to none. Great service, great food, great attention to detail. Most recent meal, of many, was an anniversary dinner where they took wonderful care of us. Worth every cent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Once again, our experience at Plumed Horse was superb. Delicious, inventive food. Attentive, smooth service. The Davenport abalone was a highlight on the tasting menu. As were the heirloom carrots (prepared various different ways) with black sesame paste. Everything was well balanced. Wine recommendations were perfect for the meal. We'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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