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The Plumed Horse

4.6
1724 reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:00pm;

Lounge: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(408) 867-4711
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Armellino
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Cross street
4th Street
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Parking details
The Plumed Horse offers valet parking; there is also ample street parking and public parking lots available.
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Entertainment
Please visit our website, http://www.plumedhorse.com/news_and_events_upcoming_events.php, for our latest entertainment offerings.
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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
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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

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

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What 1724 People Are Saying
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4.6
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing!!!!!! Such a wonderful experience. Wine, food, service all were outstanding.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

4th wedding Anniversary

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good food, weird music choice (90s whitney houston?), ok service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Celebrating our 45th Wedding Anniversary was a wonderful experience at this lovely restaurant. Truly a classic.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great staff and service. The food was good, but it wasn't impressive. Maybe I had too high of expectations. The wine pairing that came with the chef's tasting didn't wow me either. I had the vegetarian tasting menu and it was good and glad I got to experience it. Some dishes were good, some were misses.

The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and elegant, except the changing light! The ceiling light fixtures changed colors and took away from the experience.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We went there to celebrate an engagement. The staff was excellent - they took care of putting the gift on the table and offered to take pictures without being asked. The service was attentive yet nor overbearing.

The menu was a problem however. We were being strongly guided to a large prix-fixe tasting menu which we all decided was far more than we could eat. Having resisted the pressure to go for the tasting menu we were left with few options: A short selection of appetizers and a shorter still selection of entrees - most of which were fish.

The souffle appetizer save the day there - it is worth going to this place on its own - but I ordered the "suckling pig" for the entree which frankly was very disappointing. It was slices of rolled pork with a rather tough skin rind. I did not finish it.

Bottom line: If you go for the large tasting menu it is probably a fine experience. If not I would give it a miss (unless you are addicted to the appetizer souffles like us).

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

$550 for two people (one not drinking) for a very average dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Marvelous experience, excellent food, attentive staff. Great place for a special occasion.

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We selected the wine paired tasting menu. I never received my cocktail, and my wife never got to sample her pre dinner champagne that we ordered to toast her birthday, before the first course was served. At that point, I asked our server to not bring my cocktail, and to remove my wife's champagne. He apologized. We didn't even have a breath to enjoy the food and drink of the first course when the second course was placed in front of us. At that point my wife asked the waiter "why the rush", and the waiter looked dumb, no response. The dinner slowed down but she still had half of the first course wine the new second course wine and the untouched champagne from our toast that never took place.... We had a great evening, interrupted by an unpolished, or maybe raciest, waiter.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Second time there in two weeks. Food was fantastic both times though disappointed no changes at all on tasting menu between two dates. Wine by bottle options are way overpriced!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Top 5 best meals I've had, ever. Manny and the wait staff that made the night extremely special. The prefix menu was absolutely insane.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We have been here at least 2 other times in the past. Great place for a date. Nice dining room with great wine selection. Service was good but seemed rather inattentive to our table. Their food has been good but never outstanding. While tasty, their technique of sous vide cooking their meats give it an odd texture. Overall had a nice meal but not necessarily memorable or outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Beautifully decorated. Wonderful private ambience, romantic. Decorative lighting. 1 sprinkler head appeared to be leaking that may be cause for alarm if a continuous pinhole leak.
Slightly confusing pricing on foie gras for current tasting menu( 3/16/18). It suggested that 158 included all items above in the list, but for grabs or souffle were apparently extra. They are in the list.

Service was very good and an explanation for the pricing add was also professionally done.

Maitr d' and Master sommelier and servers really excelled.

Lovely experience.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Out of town viisitor

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Very nice dinner, food was great and service was great.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was good. The wine service from the pairing felt a bit rushed. As soon as we were done with a course, the next course's wine was poured, often before we had a chance to finish the glass before it.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We love this restaurant. It is our favorite in the Bay Area. Although quite pricey, it is a dining experience. Impressive food and wine list; the service is top notch. Manny and Joseph provide exceptional service.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fab food as always

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This is a beautiful restaurant with great ambience. And terrific service. The help really knows how to take care of diners. That said, we ordered the cod and pig roast. Both were mediocre at best. I ate haft the cod. Further, there is nothing on the menu resembling a salad...they made up some nicely appointed but very limited greens....a few pieces of asparagus. For these prices
one expects very good food. Underwelmed.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We had our wedding anniversary there. Although probably not suitable for kids, they were very accommodating. Everything was really great! The service was accommodating, the food was delicious, the mood and the environment was very good.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I saw some bad reviews so I was a little hesitant going in but my experience was nothing short of fantastic. I got the special chefs table and the accompanying menu. All the food was perfect. Some great and others amazing. The wine pairing (upgraded) was well worth it. Definitely pricey but if you just want a memorable food and wine experience then this is a great place to stop. Will definitely be back but for al la carte since the chefs tasting menu was a little bit too much food for me.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great spot for special occasions. Very attentive service. Made our anniversary celebration extra special. Very fancy and very expensive.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We had the prefix menu with the A5 (Waygu) adder...EACH COURSE WAS OUTSTANDING including the dessert - extensive wine list, we stuck with the regular Caymus & Special Select Caymus.....Chocolates & Port at the end of the meal...again, over the top! If you have to look at the prices, it's a bit much...but it is one of the best dining experiences you'll ever have.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

This is by our favorite upscale, special occasion restaurant. Highly recommend for any special occasion. Food is amazing along with the service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fantastic meal that we will remember for a long time. Exceptional service!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very nice experience, but very very expensive to do the Chef tasting with the wine pairing. If I were to go back I would just order one item and a glass of water.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary, and the experience was exquisite. Excellent ambiance. They did an amazing job catering to our individual allergy needs (I am allergic to wheat, my husband to tree nuts.) The food was delicious and beautiful. I would go here again.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent food, perfect for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Love the vegetarian tasting menu.

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