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About Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge, where rustic ambiance meets a sophisticated palate.
The former hunting lodge maintains a warm and rustic décor, featuring two fireplaces, outdoor dining, and views from the second- and third-floor rooms.
Chef Adam Horton prepares contemporary American comfort food with an emphasis on hearty wild game, fish, & seasonal ingredients, and welcomes you to try the 7 course Chef's Tasting menu, with optional hand-selected wine pairings.
To complement the food, the wine list includes American boutique wines difficult to find on many other lists. Our bartenders prepare classic and old-fashioned cocktails as well as modern versions of the classics. We invite you to come to our wine and scotch dinners and beer luncheons, which have received rave reviews.
Whether you are a meat eater, fish lover, beer drinker, wine aficionado or a Scotch enthusiast, Saddle Peak Lodge is just minutes away, but a world apart.
Calabasas, CA 91302
American, Wild Game, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: Happy Hour 5-6 PM, Dinner 5-9 PM
Saturday: Dinner 5-10 PM
Sunday: Brunch 10:30 AM - 2 PM, Dinner 5-9 PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Private lot available
Private Party Facilities:
Our beautiful and secluded location, paired with our award-winning cuisine, service, and rustic decor make Saddle Peak Lodge an ideal venue for any occasion. Pricing is based on a site fee and food and beverage minimum which vary depending on the day of the week and time of day.
Private Party Contact:
Danielle Bourgholtzer: (818) 222-3888 ext. 14
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer four unique private rooms and three lush patios including our wedding ceremony site overlooking the canyon hills. Our distinctive menu choices and unique decor make our restaurant the perfect location for your next special event.
Saddle Peak Lodge Ratings and Reviews
Saddle Peak Lodge, located in the Santa Monica Mountains, offers incredible food in a beautiful setting. The lodge decor of the establishment was on point and inviting. Table and seating was comfortable and noise from other tables was not a problem. Our starters and entrees were incredible, the service was excellent. Enjoyed the evening from beginning to end.
Excellent Quality Food and Great Service but limited Sunday Lunch/Brunch menu was a disappointment. Plan to come for dinner to get the full menu with a fantastic chef, and a better value for the high prices. We had a wonderful time but will come for dinner during our next visit.
We were not disappointed with either the food or the overall ambiance. However, we found the following shortcomings in our experience-
1- the candle centerpiece is very distracting as it is directly in eye view of the person sitting across from you; we asked and it was removed.
2- the wine list was weighed excessively to very high priced wines and offered few choices in the more moderately priced range.
3- the dessert portion of the sorbet was a "joke" as it amounted to $4.00 per one inch ball of sorbet
4- while the reservation did not note that we were celebrating multiple birthdays it was told to the waiter and nothing was done.
Have been here a few times. Food and service this time not as good. Considering the price, I expect an exceptional effort. It was okay, not great. The apple salad was great, the bread was great, the game trio was fair. The potatoes on my daughters plate were hard and undercooked. Just not what I expected at $100 a person
I've been coming here since I was a teenager in the 80's. This place has been my local go to for special nights for decades. The food has always been great but I noticed the last year it was not as good as it once was. Sadly Mother's Day was terrible. What a disappointment. The food was so mediocre I was shocked. I don't mind paying $75 a person but the food was not as good as a mid-price chain restaurant. We were a party of 3 and we all had different things and we were all disappointed. Dessert was the best by far. Also we waited forever for our entree! It was my first terrible experience here. I'll never comeback for a holiday. Very sad.
Food was good for Mother's Day brunch however the service was poor because the staff was overworked
It makes no sense to have poor service when we are paying a high price for Mother's Day brunch. Saddle Peak non holiday service is typically excellent
Very disappointed. Will not return on a holiday
I have come to this restaurant for years, but this was the first time on Mother's Day.
The food choices were not what I had expected, and juice and coffee were not part of the price.
Our waiter did mot serve my daughter and I for the first ten-fifteen minutes, despite saying he was sorry several times.
For such a lovely restauraunt, small toddlers were allowed the jump around the room and bump into waiters.
Very disappointed. Never again.
This restaurant has never failed us, we have been hard core diners at Saddle Peak since 2000, the menu, the ambiance, the creative chefs, the wine selection, the service and even coffee and desert are worth the stay....extremely romantic and diverse, aside from Santa Monica's Melisse they are two of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles. Worth every penny.
As always, the food was delicious. My favorite is the elk but everyone was very pleased with their food. The service, however, was rather indifferent. No offer of more bread, coffee did not come out with the dessert- we had to ask for it. Then waiter did not bring my son's cafe au lair and we had to ask about it. When it came it was lukewarm. The desserts were good but not great. The restaurant itself is supposed to resemble a hunting lodge and it does but it is in need of some updating. Carpet seemed old and threadbare and chairs were rather uncomfortable. We had a great time but definitely expect more, especially when the bill with tip was over 700.00!
I had notated that I would like a main dining room window table when I made the online reservations. When we checked-in, the hostess started to take us upstairs. I told her we wrote our preference. What is the point of having people comment preferences when making reservations if they have no idea when you check in?
Also, the waitress did not inform me that the filet mignon came with nothing else on the plate (I've had it in the past and it came with mashed potatoes). Since I knew what I wanted ahead of time, I hadn't read the menu. Good thing the food runner got me a side of vegetables within 5 minutes.
Nice restaurant in the Malibu Hills above Malibu that has been there forever. Is an very old hunting lodge with an amazingly realistic feel. Food is good but was a little disappointing for the selection. Wine list is also adequate but small and could use more variety.
High priced but worth the splurge for a special occasion.
The place needs to be updated-badly! Carpet on the floors, half dead flys inside and cobwebs on everything. The place was dirty and gross. The meat was cold and the dishes need to be updated. The service was good except they ran the food late and it was cold.
In the past we found the food to be elegant and supurb. This meal was uneven. The appetizer octopus and the rack of lamb were terrific. My pink lady apples salad was thrown on the plate, looked unappetizing greens not fresh. Dessert chocolate brownie which I remember as decadent was so-so. we usually go on a holiday so don't know if mid week makes a difference.
Our waiter was Wonderful! The food was so interesting! But would make one suggestion. We have come to saddlepeak many times (7-10) and with different people each time) the food and ambiance are Always an A*+ but the same comment arises each visit from different people
" These chairs are so uncomfortable 😣 " it really would change the overall dining experience if you would consider investing in a new comfortable Rustic chair. " The chairs are horribly uncomfortable and it doesn't matter which room you dine in nor your age, size or weight" . Food for Thought. Debra Prober. 3045 Big Sky Drive Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91360
we both got the filet and it was cooked perfectly and a great cut of meat. I loved the whipped potatoes. we both loved the hot, fresh preztel bread with soft butter and salt.
we ordered drinks first and it took over 30 minutes to get them. Our food came before the drinks. that's the only "negative" I would say. the place has a nice lodge feel, comfortable seats and cozy decor. they brought us a nice little ice cream dessert with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. Nice touch! We will definitely go back.
I hadn't been here in 25 years - it's an institution and I figured since my brother was visiting I'd take him there. The dinner menu is ala carte and extraordinarily pricey for its' quality. I had the chef trio of emu (tasted like the smoker), filet (cooked rare although I requested medium) and a small short rib which was 50% fat. He had a pork chop which was ok. His wife had the Brussels sprouts which were delicious.
We sat outside which was lovely until the sun set and the mosquitoes arrived. We asked the server for a candle for the bugs and he said he had a gun. Not amused we asked to move inside. Our service here slowed to a crawl although there were diners at only 3 of the 30 tables inside.
I've been to much better restaurants with a more intriguing menu and far better preparation.
Amazing time .... my fiancés 50th birthday and I revealed the date of our future wedding. Incredibly memorable evening . The staff was very friendly and accommodating ... even with
The RIDICULOUS CAKE I brought with us .. too fun "MIKE", our waiter , totally got our humor WE LOVE U MIKE ... thank u for the LAUGH ..😂😂😂
We went for Easter dinner , 3 course meal ,
Little expensive for what we got .
But , it was Easter. We had reservations at 3 o'clock table was not ready. Stood there waiting as they brought us to table. No menus no utensils no water
Waited and waited . Our server never introduced himself or said Happy Easter.
Forgot the muffins had to ask . He said he gave us 4 muffins was not allowed only 2 was allowed. Meal was good . Our server was somewhat sarcastic. For a high end place I expected better service..
We enjoyed Easter brunch here. For offering such a limited, special menu I was surprised at how spotty the service was. Even things like water glasses running empty kept happening, and the restaurant wasn't even full. The service tends to be friendly here, but unpolished (for example, we ordered a bottle of wine and it seemed the server had never opened one before--he pulled the cork right through the foil wrapper, poured almost the entire bottle into our two glasses without offering anyone a taste first, etc.). At this price point, that's surprising and disappointing. Still, the food is universally delicious and they often feature unique items you're unlikely to find elsewhere in Los Angeles. So a neat venue, with a great menu, and spotty service.
My wife and I opted for the Tasting Menu. Most of the courses were very good. The pork belly was a little dry because all the fat was cooked out of it. The octopus in the octopus salad was tasteless. The striped bass and agnolotti were excellent. The brownie for the dessert course was very ordinary. What was very disappointing was considering the type of restaurant the Saddle Peak Lodge is that there weren't more game type dishes, like emu quail, etc.
While the food was good, it was not worth the wait or the price. We got there 10 minutes early and were told we should wait until our reservation time. We sat in the bar until our reserved time but the hostess proceeded to seat four or five parties before us. I had to remind her we were there. Our table was nice but the waiter insulted my 26 yr old daughter and friend when he carded them, commenting they looked like high school freshman. I ordered my elk medium and it came out med-rare. The vegies were overcooked. The service was delayed, & the waiter seemed harried. Good wine but overall not worth the $300+ that I spent. :/
We were excited about celebrating our anniversary at the Saddle Peak Lodge. The drinks at the bar were enjoyable, but once seated our evening very quickly went south. The waiter was disinterested and unhelpful regarding our dining options. My Pork Belly appetizer was inedible, smelled "off" and was served on an oil-soaked square of "toast." We both ordered the "pan roasted" trout. The waiter had told us that it was a whole fish, pan roasted in the skin. What arrived was a tiny fillet that was tasteless, and also, not fresh. Served with "roasted vegetables" that were all overcooked and lifeless. We were offered the "sous vide" 72 hour beef instead, and were shocked to take a first bite of the meat and have it taste like "meat pudding." It had a mealy, soft, baby food texture, and on top was a crust of tiny, greasy potato shavings swimming in a vinaigrette... Again, inedible. Very disappointing, to say the least. We each had 2 bites of food for our dinner, along with dessert, and went home like deflated balloons... Never again. Too bad, such a charming place, albeit in need of a new chef...
This is a great spot for Sunday Brunch or a Special Tasting Menu Dining Experience. Brunch is casual, great selections. The sausage basket is a favorite starter. Bartender knows how to make great drinks. Wine list is very good. We enjoy eggs benedict here as well. The Tasting Menu is superb, definitely a great way to enjoy a dining experience over a period of four hours! Yes! Four hours is the way to do the tasting menu here. As for service, we find dinner service exceptional. Brunch service lacks a bit. The decor usually upsets our vegan friends, it is a hunting lodge! We love that rustic setting.
Went for brunch. Had been told they have great bloody Mary's. Probably one of the worst we ever had. They were spicy but had no flavor & no alcohol. We had 4 of them & they deducted 2. They should have taken them all of the bill. Food was ok but not excellent. The restaurant is unique. Won't go back for brunch.
We've dined at Saddle Peak lodge previously, so I would return. This particular experience was a bit of a disappointment though. We waited for our food an extremely long time. We finally asked for our server to inquire about the delay. Our food finally arrived, but it was definitely not hot. Everything tasted good however, and the manager came over on his own and apologized for the delay and comped our corkage fees and desert. He handled the situation well and we will dine there again.
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