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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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88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
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Business Meals (10)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Cozy (6)
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Good for Groups (4)
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Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2010

This Michelin* restaurant consistently hits the spot for us ‘foodies’!
We appreciate the seasonal, local food, choices on the menu & ability to cater to 'faddy' diets/allergens. Also, the friendly, attentive & knowledgeable waiters/sommeliers are everything you expect without being pretentious (!)
Amazing choice of European fine wines as well as the usual Californian. LOVE the contemporary wine list on the I-Pad!
How very ‘Silicon Valley'.
The contemporary, elegant dining room, which, along with the low lighting, makes for a beautiful ambience.
If you are only having drinks in the bar – do share the truffles fries, YUM!
And, for those who want to splurge: try the 1780 Madiera ;-)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2010

Fantastic food & wine, they even had a Vegetarian Tasting Menu.
Sommelier made great suggestions for the wine pairings.

It's pricey, but worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 18, 2010

We had dinner here on Saturday evening and I will never again dine at this establishment. We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation. We tried to order a bottle of wine from their wine list and 20 minutes later told it was not available. They gave us a more updated wine list and 20 minutes later learned our 2nd choice was also not available. By the time our wine arrived (45 minutes later) we were only then asked what we would like to eat. We waited 90 min from when we sat down to when our appetizer arrived. A 2 course meal (appetizer and entree) took 2 1/2 hours to complete. The service was terrible. The kitchen was painfully slow. We eat out at 5 star restaurants alot and I have never had such a bad experience. Save your $

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2010

loved this restaurant. food was excellent. service was oustanding. will definitely go back again. highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2010

Very elegant setting - where people actually dress up to go eat! Food was great and so was the atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2010

The Plumed Horse has become our absolute favorite for special occasion dining. We live in an area where there are many excellent "star" restauants but The Plumed Horse never fails to please, welcome us back, and maintain their high standards. A+++

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2010

Celebrated my late father's birthday here, as he had many fond memories of the restaurant. The food was delicious (as expected). The decor was very nouveau (think perfectly manicured tables, cherrywood floors, colored fiber optic light sculptures suspended from the ceiling, antique finished mirror walls and a stellar glass wine cellar that was lit from within) and the service was impeccable. I had a team of staff waiting on the table, who never left a glass empty, or a finished plate sitting on the table for more than 10 seconds, and was able to answer any question.
$250 for a dinner for two (including a great bottle of bubbly) but truly a treat and definitely will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2010

Both the food and the service from wait staff was outstanding. We really enjoyed the Chef's menu and paired wine tastings. The clearing staff - busboys - was a little rushed from our perspective.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2010

This was our second time in three years at the Plumed Horse to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It did not disappoint. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. The food was exquisite and the pairing excellent. Service is very friendly and professional. At first I felt that the wine portions were a bit skimpy but after drinking so many different wines during the course of the meal I appreciated the fact that I was not tipsy. A great dining experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2010

We hadn't been to the Plumed Horse since they remodeled, but we're certainly glad we revisited it and we WILL be back. The chef's tasting menu was wonderful...standouts were the halibut in a porcini reduction, the bison filet with yams and padron peppers, and the peach souffle with olive oil creme fraiche. We also did the wine pairing which was fine, but not amazing. The service was very attentive and friendly, and they gave us 2 glasses of champagne to celebrate our anniversary which was a nice touch. Definitely pricey, but a great choice for special occasions. One thing to note: $8 valet parking is only worth it if it's a busy night downtown. If not, there are plenty of free spots on the street.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 1, 2010

what a fantastic dining experience. tremendous food. we brought our own wine, but could have chosen anything from the great list. wait staff were attentive and yet we felt as if we were the only ones in the restaurant.

valet parking is available. expect a wonderful meal, great ambiance, and plan to linger.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2010

Beautiful new renovation. Excellent food, excellent service,great presentation, prices are steep,especially wine by the wine/bottle bottle.Every morsel of food was luscious!! Expect to pay $200/person.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2010

For a Michelin-star restaurant, the service was very uneven compared to the last time we were there. The waiter gave my wife a black napkin since she had on a dark skirt, but left me with a white napkin even though I had a dark suit on. The caviar service (which we had to ask for while drinking champagne) had only one spoon for the two of us and no extra spoons for the condiments. The wine list was out of date and the staff could not find my wife's favorite wine in the cellar, and the replacement was not worth the cost. The food itself was very good except for the fish course was not well balanced and the peach souffle was too sweet. We were not asked whether we wanted coffee or a selection from the dessert wine cart!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 25, 2010

The Plumed Horse restaurant certainly lived up to it's reputation! The food was delicious and well presented, the wait staff very friendly and attentive, but unobtrusive. This was a special occasion for my sister and I and we were royally treated....getting the tour of the wine cellar at the end of dinner. The ambiance is quiet and refined, and the furnishings modern and comfortable. I would not say that it is a "kid friendly" restaurant, but that fact makes it a wonderful adult dining experience for all. If you are in the mood to taste a variety of food and wine, the chefs six course tasting menu is not to be missed. A wonderful experience all around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2010

This place beat all expectations. From the service to the food, simply amazing. I highly recommend this place for any occassion. I will for surely go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2010

This was out second experience at this beautifully renovated gem of a restaurant. The first thing that greets you is the bar area - with its cheery hearth. Then the mind-blowing wine cellar. One HAS to walk thru this sometime during your visit. The main restaurant is very tastefully done, with it's fascinating chandeliers that look like floating jelly fish, and the compelling view of the 3-story wine cellar. It's the perfect setting for fine dining.

We were particularly taken with the unique wine carafes that were being used. I had the Chef's Menu, my companion the sturgeon - both were superb. The wine equally so. I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat for anybody's special occassion dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2010

Absolutely excellent. first time there.
Had the pairings which were delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2010

Very enjoyable classic French. More enjoyable than a recent visit to Manresa.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2010

The modern decor and impeccable service made the Plumed Horse a truly memorable experience. I will absolutely return for special occasions.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2010

To celebrate a special occasion, we chose The Plumed Horse. It was a first time visit for us both. I am happy to report it was a terrific choice. I would describe TPH as a top tier restaurant targeted at those people who want the very best in the quality, presentation, and creativity of their food accompanied by outstanding service and an impressive wine list. Pricing was steep but in line with the quality of the total experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2010

Very good food and service. The decor is also very good. All and all a great place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2010

Every time we go to Plumed Horse we leave totally satiated. Despite the exorbitant price that comes with such dinners (okay, okay it's really the wine that causes the exorbitant price), we've always found the cost worth the excellent service, top notch Sommelier, and delicious food. The ambiance is gorgeous, the wine list extensive, and the waitstaff impeccable. We've always felt totally at ease with the experience...no snottiness here! :0) Super happy all around with Plumed Horse.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2010

Fabulous! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Gorgeous decor.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2010

This was my second time dining at the Plumed Horse, and they didn't disappoint. We were surprised to have the chef's table, where we could watch all the action in the kitchen and have the chef's tasting menu. Everything was delicious! The wine recommendations were spot on. My mom had a wonderful birthday dinner that she'll remember for years. Thanks for making it special for our family! We'll be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2010

Loved the combination of flavors. Wine pairings were excellent as well!! Thanks for making our 5th wedding anniversary so memorable!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2010

The Plumed Horse was an excellent dining experience. It was perfect for the celebration of our wedding anniversary. We are both vegetarians, and were easily accommodated. Service was perfect, food well prepared, and ambience quiet and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. If the prices were less daunting, we would have no qualms about dining there more than once a year!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2010

Enjoyed the evening. The Staff at Plumed Horse always seem to go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2010

WE adore going to the Plumed Horse. They are very welcoming, know my tastes (and allergies!) and are very very service oriented. We love the sleek interior and go there for special occasions. The food is unusual, delectable and very special. The chef always has a few surprises to send out throughout the meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2010

Miserable service for a high-end restaurant. They forgot a course. They mixed up dishes and the wine. It was almost comical.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2010

Beautiful in every way. Outstanding service and decor. Exceptional food in choice and display. Very memorable spot for a special occasion. Pricey, but worth it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2010

Wonderful birthday dinner celebration! This time, we were able to order 2 different tasting menus--one vegetarian, one seafood. It was great to be able to have what we each wanted and to be able to share in the variety.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2010

Go to the Plumed Horse when you want to escape from the proletarian world, pretend you are a VIP and rich enough to be waited on hand and foot. The decor is elegant in a restrained way, and with the high ceilings, mirrors, and chandeliers that look like colorful floating sea creatures, there's a lovely spacious feeling.

Service was impeccable. We had the chef's tasting menu, which was good, but a cut below those at Manresa, Masa in SF, and Morimoto in Philadelphia. Next time I think we'll order a la carte. We had dressed up a bit, but I noticed that the other patrons were dressed more casually. The whole experience was not cheap, to say the least, but worthy of a special occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2010

Most of our dishes were overly rich and salty. A couple were bland and uninteresting. Overall, a big disappointment relative to expectations given the high ratings.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2010

Hands down the best meal I've had in years. The artful presentations were a feast for the eyes, and the food more than delivered. The flavor combinations were dancing on my tongue, with fresh, well-executed main components showcased, surrounded with subtle, creative enhancements. The chef uses innovative techniques to prepare American fare with heavy French influences. The wine pairings were also unfailingly brilliant, each playing perfectly off the food to create an entirely new taste sensation. Simply amazing.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2010

We had an 8 PM reservation and didn't get seated until almost 9 PM. When we arrived at 7:50 PM they told us they were setting our table and to wait at the bar. We had a drink and finally at 8:30 when nobody had come to let us know the status of our table, I went back to check with the host. He said our table still wasn't ready and to go back and wait at the bar. They didn't even bother to comp us a round of drinks.When we were finally seated, we ordered the tasting menu. One of the 1st courses was the foulest oysters I'd ever had. There was so much time between the courses that at 10:30 PM we still had 3 courses left. We had to tell the server that we couldn't continue since it was so late. Not a great way to spend my husband's birthday.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2010

Have always loved Plumed Horse but moved away for a decade, couldn't go. We had a special anniversary dinner at the restaurant; can't wait to return. PH deserves its Michelin star: stellar food food. A steady stream of canapes, an amuse bouche came out, really lovely. The star of THAT show was a mozzarella beignet, like a mouthful of heaven. We think it should go on the menu; we'd love to return for cocktails and THAT. We had the crab souffle starter -amazing--& shellfish dumplings with consomme-very good. The Kobe beef entree was perfectly prepared, so rich and fine we could barely finish. The donut for dessert-sublime. The PH is our special occasion place & we'll return often for cocktails-plus in the gorgeous renovated lounge

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2010

The wine/champagne cart was nice, but felt pushed. Very expensive, but the food was out of this world!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2010

The chef's table was available to we were seated there. Wait staff was extremely attentive. The food was incredible. The food is fresh, perfect temperature, portions just right. The chef came to talk with us and shared his experience with a new ingredient he was preparing for future use. i can't wait to return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2010

I called ahead to warn that we might be 1/2 hour late for our 7:30 reservation, and we were at least that late. Fortunately there were empty tables (perhaps because it was a Monday night). We started with cocktails (my guest ordered Pisco and was disappointed they didn't have it), and then we ordered the full chef's tasting menu, with wine pairings...all of which were very good (though not as great as we expected -- is Monday the chef's night off?) The service was excellent throughout, although I suspect the staff had to stay later than usual.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2010

Food was outstanding, service was great. Had a wonderful evening would come back again. The only issue I had was the $70 Corkage Fee I thought was a bit punitive.

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