5
From $70 to $168
Plumed Horse
MICHELIN 2019
14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga 95070 Driving directions
Contemporary,American Contemporary
  • One MICHELIN Star : High quality cooking, worth a stop! Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.
  • Very good standard. Excellent wine list.

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  • Contemporary
  • American Contemporary
  • Elegant
  • Chic
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking retsaurant
  • Wheelchair access
  • Valet parking
  • Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • Private dining room
  • Restaurant

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MICHELIN Guide

This handsome stallion is certainly a feather in the cap of the inviting, if slightly sleepy town of Saratoga. There has been a Plumed Horse in this spot since 1952, though this decade-old iteration is by far the best. The décor inside exudes warmth, first in the fireplace-warmed lounge, then in its stunning dining room, with sleek arched-barrel ceiling. From shimmering Venetian plaster to striking chandeliers that emit a colorful glow, these rich details create a sensational backdrop that is at once elegant and comfortable.

This inventive kitchen team turns out a menu of modern and upscale cooking. Duck consommé, poured tableside and enhanced with meaty mushrooms as well as a bright English pea flan, is as impressive to the eye as it is to the palate. Then locally sourced abalone is finished with XO sauce for a pop of flavor, while the decadent black pepper- and parmesan-soufflé accompanied by a delicate petal of uni is of the dive-right-in variety.

Almond cake with cocoa-nib mousse and orange foam is decadent, but wait until those chocolates arrive. Wheeled over in a glass-domed cart with row-upon-row of treats from Chocolaterie by Angelica, these gems are nothing less than exquisite.

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