The Plumed Horse

4.6
2104 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2104 people are saying
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vipAnneB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely time and the most delicious meal - it was chilly dining outdoors (due to Covid) though they did provide some helpful heaters. We were so glad to dine here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The food is excellent . But from the very beginning the person asking about our reservation was very rude. As per our waiter even more rude. Maybe we didn’t fit in ... but our money is worth the same as anyone else’s .

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DaveJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The only downside was dining next to the street traffic, but that is reality during this pandemic. Plexiglass partitions separated us from other diners. Food and service were great. Our wine was decanted and served with good timing.

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MimiR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner at the Plumed Horse was outstanding, we enjoyed every minute!

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vipEmoho
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Weather was extremely cold when we arrived. We were asked to wait at a table that was also extremely cold and was not attended to until about 15 minutes into our wait time. The temperature at our actual table was much warmer than where we were but still quite chilly. Our server was excellent and very attentive. During the upcoming winter months I would suggest providing some kind of single-use blanket available for diners, (if that’s at all possible with COVID restrictions?) The soup and mushroom risotto in the pre-fixe Thanksgiving menu were outstanding. The server also provided an alternate gluten free version of the dishes for me. In lieu of the Turkey and gravy entree I was given salmon, however there were no side dishes included and the salmon was underdone. I wouldnt usually care that much about this but the price of the meal was $135/pp. and for that O had expected a bit more. The other thing that I thought should be reconsidered is the 22% service fee that is automatically included in the bill. Also $24 for a simple well drink is excessive. I understand that COVID has made life extremely difficult for the restaurant industry but I think there must be alternate ways of recouping some of the lost income through more discretionary measures such as offering some kind of perk for giving a donation to the restaurant, or buying a gift card for the restaurant, etc. I wish the restaurant all the best during this difficult time.

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vipIrinaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The food was just average, it is the least interesting Michelin’s restaurant We have ever visited. Our waiter was not friendly, not enthusiastic, but they charged automatically 22% service fee.

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VishMoto
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Outdoor Dining unfortunately means that we were on the roadside ona busy road while enjoying out meal and feeling cold. Expected a better set up interms of shielding some sound from the road vehicles.

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vipKenM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even under extremely difficult circumstances (COVID), the Plumed Horse team provided special food with great service. They’ve spared no expense to make their outdoor dining safe, warm and enjoyable.

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vipanum
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Heaters at every table. All silverware in plastic packets!

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vipLena
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In an era where I don't really get to see the inside, let's start by saying that the Plumed Horse has the best outdoor seating/heating of any restaurant I've been to in these times. I didn't know these heating systems even existed before I sat down in front of one. It was like having your own tanning bed, as we sat in a highway getting fed amuse bouche under a tent chandelier. 2020 is wild, y'all.

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LetyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Anniversary dinner in pandemic times is not easy but the Plummed Horse has created an outdoor dinning that leaves nothing out.
Professional servers and superior food. Glad they promote local wineries. A night to remember

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My birthday

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vipEarnest
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've always loved this place, but it is amazing to see how wonderfully they have handled the COVID safety. We are very hesitant to go out as many other restaurants have tables so close together. It's very impressive how they have made outdoor tables, with partitions between them and so many other safety precautions far above anything I've seen anywhere else. The food is fabulous as always. It was a spectacular experience and will be returning often.

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!!

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FancyDinner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Antelope taste like raw tuna with a white raw tendon it, environment was loud with loud music and many big trucks zooming by, one car tried to pass another on the single lane road that almost hit the outdoor dining area. Food wasn’t as expected for a one star Michelin, server was a bit serious that make the experience not very pleasant!

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vipKristinaR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason that Plumed Horse is a favorite of ours - the menu is always exceptional, with every dish delivering beyond expectations. Service is pure perfection and the ambiance - even with COVID - is elegant and inviting. I highly recommend this restaurant for every occasion or no occasion at all!

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vipWilliamC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the Bay Area. Best staff and best service and best food! We keep coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience exceeded our expectations. Plumed Horse has implemented many covid-safe practices that put us at ease. It was a truly enjoyable experience, and we are looking forward to visiting more often in the future

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SamJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are an incredible meal with the best scallops and soufflés we’ve ever had. Tables are outside on the street due to COVID which is less than ideal but Plumed Horse does a great job making it feel both more private and inviting than other places we’ve eaten recently.

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vipKKGG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoors for COVID. Individual table heaters made the temp very comfortable. Food was excellent - 7 dishes between the two of us and everything hit the mark ! Excellent service - attentive, pleasant and kept safety in mind.

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vipPollyH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every respect, as usual! The Plumed Horse never disappoints and every visit is a special occasion.

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FoodisLove
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Way to pivot to elegant outdoor dining! I loved sitting outside just as much as inside. We missed the tasting menu with wine pairings so it would be great if you could bring that back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Chef Peter is the best in the bay

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TheBeeCharmer
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exception experience here for an intimate birthday dinner. Even though it's outside, it felt safe and secure. There are large plexiglass dividers between the socially-distanced tables. The wait service was excellent - there when we needed them and then quietly blended back into the night when we didn't. The food was delectable. Some of the best food we've had in a long time. We will definitely be back, likely again and again. Perfect Date Night restaurant.

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abcdefg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

$60 for steak fillet that was cooked using sous vide. the steak is rather bland and fibrous. the cooking methods is not listed on the menu so it was a surprise to me.

on the plus side the appetizers were good

I've visited plumed horse many times but the last three dinners were either not impressive or just disappointing. at this point I've decided this place is no longer special and rather over priced

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vipKevinC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, but due to covid many of the service elements we enjoyed during prior visits are absent. No champagne cart or highly attentive and personalized service. Still a very good meal, but for the price I expect more.

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ChristineK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at the Plumed Horse. Food is excellent!

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vipRobertL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. Staff was excellent. Food delicious. The kitchen accommodating. They were well-versed in Covid-19 protocols and adhering to them consistently. Best outdoor dining experience since the pandemic began by far. But would’ve been an outstanding night regardless!

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prinsun
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

our food are over cooked: steaks are medium instead medium rare, scallops are also over cooked.
the wine is so so.
the dessert is most disappointing, good presentation, but it feels like a badly baked pound cake, dense and lack of flavor.
Overall, it was a very disappointing experience for us.

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JasonG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and well done Covid precautions. Tables spaced far apart with dividers. Staff were masked.

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Lili
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary food. It was my first time at Plumed Horse. I am definitely coming back.

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vipUnited2millionmiler
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I arrived for a 7:30pm Sunday dinner reservation. We were seated at a table for two protected by plexiglass dividers from one table on 2 sides that were adequately spaced from other outdoor tables along the secluded north side of the restaurant. We felt safe, which was most important. The food was outstanding and presented impeccably. 22% service charge added. We are so grateful that this restaurant is open and serving even though choices are understandably limited to about 6 appetizers, 6 entrees, and 1 dessert plus amuse bouche and closing taste treat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just yummy!
Not rushed
I felt

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BobR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wine selection on the peninsula. Now you can see the selection on your phone without touching a tablet. Menu selections reduced because of the situation but all were outstanding. Well done!

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OceanW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decadent, thoughtful, and delicious. I haven't been out to many restaurants in the year of 2020. They have done a wonderful job of making you feel safe, that they are taking every precaution they can for your and their health, while creating the ambience and experience you hope for in this fine dining situation. Get the souffle (!!!), the spade and plow tomatoes yum, and the scallops were cooked perfectly. It's a special treat to eat here and so worth it. Thank you for taking care of us and I can't wait to eat here again once the menu changes to Fall.

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JustinG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn’t get much better than Plumed Horse. The service is top notch. And the food is amazing. We are vegetarian. The chefs prepared a vegetarian tasting menu that was memorable and delicious. The soufflé is our favorite. Thank you for the dining experience. We will be back in the future.

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Mvkagawa
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Plumed Horse continues doing a great jo with service, food, and ambience, as usual - add the quarantine-safe dining and they have outdone themselves! From the way they greet you to the way they serve and take all the precautions to keep everyone, including their staff safe - it was our first outing for dinner since March and we felt so safe and didn't feel like they were cutting any corners because of having to serve outside. They did a great job making the outdoor dining feel special and even with an added safety, they use a thick "plastic" barrier between each table which made us feel sooo much more at ease about being out! Jeffry spoiled us, as usual and we will return some time during this quarantine, again! GRAET JOB PLUMED HORSE & STAFF!

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vipBrendaB
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the best restaurant experience we have had since COVID started. Even though our table was next to the street, the ambiance at the table was fabulous. The staff was fantastic, as was the food. It was a wonderful, very enjoyable evening.

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rezah
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and restaurant . I highly recommend this restaurant .

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vipluv2eatndrink
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best high end restaurant in S Bay. Great food and service

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The Plumed Horse is rated 4.6 stars by 2104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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