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The Plumed Horse

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$$$
French, American, European, 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    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
One of the nicest (and expensive) restaurants in the South Bay, great for special occasions

We've been to the Plumed Horse on several occasions with the most recent to celebrate our anniversary with 20 of our friends. With a party our size, we had a private room to ourselves. We did have to pre-select the menu for our party (common practice). Everyone in attendance raved about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Randy O
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Silicon Valley
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Silicon Valley
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We've been to the Plumed Horse on several occasions with the most recent to celebrate our anniversary with 20 of our friends. With a party our size, we had a private room to ourselves. We did have to pre-select the menu for our party (common practice). Everyone in attendance raved about the food and the service (both first rate) and... More 

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Typically, frequented by business diners or folks celebrating special events in their lifes. Food rich and tends towards French/California. Not an every day type of meal.

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Saratoga, California, United States
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Really high end Michelin quality dining (and of course you expect to pay for it), but worth the price. Chef's table is in a private room with a glass wall so you can see the kitchen working!

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We chose the Plumed Horse to celebrate a business deal. On contacting the restaurant the staff were helpful and showed us the two private rooms, and showed a sample chef’s tasting menu. With several vegetarians among the party of 9, we chose an identical vegetarian tasting menu for everyone, and allocated a $1000 budget for wine pairings, leaving the choices... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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106 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
3 restaurant reviews
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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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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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, American, European, 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?