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The Plumed Horse

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French, Californian, Central European
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14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6013 (4th Street)
408-867-4711
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Spectacular food in psychedelic lighting

The food we had was spectacular. We had twice the tasting menu ($135) and every dish was fine. However the Alaskian Halibut was really great. Also the desert. The service was quite attentive even though the courses came too fast after each other for my taste. The service staff never checked if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Basel, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Basel, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food we had was spectacular. We had twice the tasting menu ($135) and every dish was fine. However the Alaskian Halibut was really great. Also the desert. The service was quite attentive even though the courses came too fast after each other for my taste. The service staff never checked if we were actually ready for the next course.... More 

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San Jose, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a restaurant to experience the chef's creativity, not necessarily a normal dinner. It is expensive (Michelin-Star) about $200 per person minimum. The main menu is the tasting menu; there are a few entree options. For the tasting menu, be prepared to have about 6-8 dishes, with a wine pairing option for each dish. It is a lot of... More 

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Kortenberg, Belgium
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a business dinner. The interior and wine cellar is really impressive. You wouldn't think to enter in such a place when you're outside. The waiter "pushed" us to take caviar with the aperitif which costed us 600$! We really think they were too pushy on that as well as the rest of the choices we made. Very expensive... More 

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Saratoga, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Some might consider me to have a hole in my head but I preferred the old Plumed Horse. The weekend jazz band was terrific and the atmosphere seemed better suited to Saratoga Village. The new Plumed Horse, decor and atmosphere-wise is better suited to the Financial District in San Francisco. The food isn't worth the price nor are the drinks.... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I've eaten at an array of Michelin-starred places and it's always a good sign when they have meat on the menu I haven't tried. Overall, the meal was superb, and they had a Dogfish Head bear in bottles I hadn't seen before. Definitely, a good place to have a nice meal.

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Monte Sereno, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place is amazing. Josh and Peter are a class act. The food is fantastic, the service is top notch and the ambience is great. I have had several meals here and each time I have a great meal. Try the chef's tasting. It's to die for. Get the seafood soufflé or the elk dish. So many delicious meals. Simple,... More 

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Fremont, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a FINE dining establishment, though there is no problem in you arrive in jeans and hoodies. The menu is extremely small and the emphasis is on the tasting menu, which I opted for. The food is very, very good, beautifully presented and explained, though the portions are small. The reason for not giving the restaurant a 5 star... More 

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Saratoga, CA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

First of all, I am holding the plumed horse to a much higher standard than say "Mel's diner" or the corner pupuseria, because you go to the plumed horse with its michelin star specifically for a fine dining experience, not just calories to fill the gap. It is an occasion that you should actually dress up for, take the time... More 

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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

In 2014 I ate in the bar of the Plumed Horse several times. Twice with friends, we had a lovely time, with attentive service, and some good small bites. Crab cakes and oysters especially recommended. Then I stopped in by myself after working all afternoon on a Saturday -- just wanted a drink and appetizer. The bar server pretty much... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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314 reviews 314 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I am so impressed by the entire guest experience. The service is outstanding at every stage of the meal. And then there is the artful meal, a delight for your taste buds!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6013
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: 408-867-4711

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Californian, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?