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 Christopher Kufek 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.
American, Wild Game, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: Happy Hour 5-6 PM, Dinner 6-9 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:
Allison Tade : 8182223888x14
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, 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.
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Saddle Peak Lodge Ratings and Reviews
Very interesting restaurant that has bee ...
Very interesting restaurant that has been around for ages in Malibu Canyon. It's specialty is game meat and fish. I had a tasting plate of Emu, Venison and Buffalo short ribs. You must like meat to go there! There are great seating areas outside and two levels inside. It feels very much like and old lodge. The upstairs is like a library. Some of the seating isn't very comfortable.
I've had positive experiences before, bu ...
I've had positive experiences before, but on my last visit, the food was cooked incorrectly for 3 out of the 4 diners. The service was lacking and inattentive in a half-filled dining room. It was the kind of negative experience that made me want to never return.
Saddle Peak Lodge has great food (especi ...
Saddle Peak Lodge has great food (especially the unique selection of wild game), but the #1 reason to come here is the ambiance. It used to be a hunting lodge and has been transformed into a beautiful, secluded getaway for a romantic evening out. I did a lot of research before booking this reservation to find just the right spot for an anniversary dinner, and it was everything I hoped for!
Really a great experience. Expensive bu ...
Really a great experience. Expensive but not over-the-top. Service is superlative without being intrusive. Inventive dishes. Great wine list and staff is super-knowledgeable. Very good food. The ambience is great too. Perhaps a bit too much on the "1930's California hunting lodge" theme - lots of trophies on the walls and antlers everywhere. Vegans need not apply. ;-)
Saddle Peak never fails to enchant or to ...
Saddle Peak never fails to enchant or to offer an escape or brief respite from the hectic pace of the busy city. It literally is like stepping back in time, being on vacation, yet so close and convenient that you can make it a weekly dinner out or special occasion venue. The supper menu is such a great addition.
Did not get seated as requested in the n ...
Did not get seated as requested in the notes. I even got a call the day prior confirming my reservation and again mentioned I wanted outside seating. Food was average, nothing special honestly. Nice vibes and very quiet. Our waiter was very attentive. But some of other staff did not seem to want to be there.
Great atmosphere, so-so food. Filet mign ...
Great atmosphere, so-so food. Filet mignon was dry and over cooked and not room temperature. Bison short ribs were tasty, but room temperature. Sides were better. Great main dining room. Good valet service. It was my first time and will not be returning.
Enjoyed brunch with attentive service an ...
Enjoyed brunch with attentive service and tasty meal options. Good wine choices both by the glass and by bottle. Would love to have a view of the outdoor canyon rather than a doghouse, bushes and a large no smoking sign...perhaps a better ambiance in the evening?
celebrated grandmother and daughter birt ...
celebrated grandmother and daughter birthdays. excellent food (quiche was really good); quiet room was great for conversation, but required two flights of stairs. I had requested main dining room (no stairs) when I made the reservation--that wasn't available due to a private event the day we were there, but we didn't know that until we arrived at restaurant...server and hostess were both very friendly. great cheese plate to finish.
Food is excellent. Service starts out st ...
Food is excellent. Service starts out strong and as the evening progressed it got worse. Entertainment for business guests are critical to set the right mood. Having to ask for water at what I would consider a 4+ star restaurant is upsetting.
My guest ordered the chefs choice. A dessert should have come and the end. My other guests got their dessert. He service help forgot. They apologized.
I question on why I should leave a 70.00 tip. So the reason for the complaint. Food was excellent! Manager should have stopped by our table. At sometime during the meal.
Saddle Peak Lodge has been our #1 favori ...
Saddle Peak Lodge has been our #1 favorite place to celebrate special occasions for over 20 years. If you are looking for a special place with an excellent menu that has emphasis on game meats (elk, venison, emu, buffalo, squab and others from time to time), you will not be unhappy with Saddle Peak. They do have regular steaks, fish, and a vegetarian option, so everyone is likely to find something yummy. It is expensive, but they deliver.
Very disappointed in the restaurant. Th ...
Very disappointed in the restaurant. The food was cold and rubbery with zero flavor. I really wanted to love it, but the curt service did not help their cause. Our server was short, clipped, and appeared bored when dealing with us. She wouldn't give any descriptions and nor did she really care if we were served or happy. The restaurant collected our chairs while several tables were still eating. A bummer to spend over $450 for three people and have poor food and bad service. The severs really just wanted the patrons to leave. Would not recommend it to anyone.
Unfortunately, our server totally forgot ...
Unfortunately, our server totally forgot to bring our side dishes with the meal, and when reminded, brought them as we were finishing our entrees. Because of this we were not charged for the side dishes. All dishes were excellently prepared. The ambience on the patio is lovely, and overall a lovely dining experience.
Celebrated 3 birthdays in our party at a ...
Celebrated 3 birthdays in our party at a nice table. The ambiance is amazing and a great conversation piece as it is an upscale hunting lodge. We had a variety of food - emu, venison, steak, pork chops, oysters, scallops - and they were all delicious. For the side, I recommend their mac & cheese. Good service, friendly waiters and staff.
We haven't been to the saddle peak for s ...
We haven't been to the saddle peak for several years. The food was wonderful -perfectly prepared, beautiful, delicious. I had the game plate with emu, buffalo and elk. My husband had lamb. Best lamb I have ever had. BUT.... our service was just so-so. We waited forever for the wine list and had to remind the waitress a second time. Our appetizers came out after a long wait before cocktails and the bread came out after the cocktails. when you are paying so much for a dinner ( our bill with tip was $380) you expect to have the service be as good as the food. We will think twice before we go back. We were disappointed.
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