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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.”
Saratoga, CA 95070
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:00pm;
Lounge: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please visit our website, http://www.plumedhorse.com/news_and_events_upcoming_events.php, for our latest entertainment offerings.
The Plumed Horse offers valet parking; there is also ample street parking and public parking lots available.
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:
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The Plumed horse has private rooms available for 4 up to 200 people.
The Plumed Horse Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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