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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

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
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Notable Wine List (25)
Romantic (24)
Good for a Date (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Business Meals (10)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Love the vegetarian tasting menu.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 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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·Dined on December 30, 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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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 26, 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 26, 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 20, 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 20, 2017

Vegetarian tasting menu again was innovative and delicious.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 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 12, 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 7, 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 5, 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 24, 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 24, 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 21, 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 19, 2017

Wife’s Birthday

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 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 10, 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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·Dined on November 5, 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 5, 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 5, 2017

Wonderful birthday dinner for my husband

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was wonderful

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 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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·Dined on October 27, 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 27, 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 24, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Most delightful food experience and delivered in a coordinated and thoughtful manner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Everything we expected!! Great service and food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful culinary experience. The tasting menu was delicate and very subtle, presented as art pieces and portion size ideal to be able to enjoy until last plate. The wine pairing is a must even if I would advise not to finish each glass. Was worth 40 min drive.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Truly an amazing experience. The food and service were top notch!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

What an amazing Anniversary Dinner. How this place doesn't have 3 Michelin Stars is beyond me. We were celebrating our Anniversary dinner and they made sure we knew that they were aware of that and did extra special things like a free glass of Champagne. From the ambiance, to the service, to the fabulous cuisine, everything was top notch. We cannot wait to come back and dine with them again!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was too greasy.

We ordered four tasting menus during dinner, and none of us felt good after the meal. Some of the dishes seemed to be not prepared well. The taste was ordinary. I would rather go to a normal cheap restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was spectacular! Food was outstanding! A real dining experience! If you can, I highly recommend the chef's tasting menu.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food, the service and the atmosphere were all perfect for an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food is prepared perfectly, although it will take a while to get to you. If you are here for dinner, expect no less than 2.5 hours to complete. There a little "gifts" from the chef, amuse bouche etc, as the night goes on which preps the taste buds for the main course. The service is as top notch as one would expect from a Michelin star restaurant; you will want for very little in this department. The ambiance is great and the bar area is awesome. My biggest complaint and warning to those who have their favorite wines is their corkage fee. Setting you back $50, it is cost prohibitive to bring your favorite bottle of vino no matter how fancy the decanter. My recommendation is to try one of the many delicious wines they carry and just expect that this dinner is a special occasion and expect to shell out for it. Obviously this is written by someone without endless disposable income, so if you find yourself more economically endowed and love your private wine collection, carry on as you were!

I did not try the tasting menu (7-8 courses if I remember) but that will be the one thing I most look forward to. The food execution and presentation on every dish makes it imperative that I return to indulge in said menu's decadence: I mean isn't that what special occasions are for?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great restaurant with great service.
Everything tasted great and wine pairing also was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here. We did not go for tasting menu since we both are not big eaters. We each ordered an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Each course was very good. Service was excellent. They brought out a few complimentary small bites in between. Bread was served throughout the meal. At the end, with our dessert, they brought a dish with written "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate. Our server poured us champagne even though we passed on champagne when we first arrived. We left the restaurant happy. This is a place we would come again for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We enjoyed the tasting menu but even though we skipped lunch; it was too many courses. Our plan was to order appetizers and entrees, but the entrees didn't look as appetizing as items on the tasting menu. It was not about price. We believe it is fairly priced, but would like to see more entree choices though. We will be back to most likely have appetizers only or appetizers and entrees. Overall we did have an enjoyable evening. Love the champagne cart!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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