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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
Friends told us they would never go back ...
Friends told us they would never go back due to bad service. They were correct. It use to be first class memorable restaurant. Food still good, but expensive
I hate to give bad reviews, but this pla ...
I hate to give bad reviews, but this place is terribly overpriced. I am all for an expensive meal, but we ordered the tasting menu with wine pairing and it came to $400. The food was mediocre at best. My husband and I love to cook and 90% of the meals we cook at home on a week night taste better than this dinner.
Spent $42 for my scallop - there were 5 ...
Spent $42 for my scallop - there were 5 medium ones with no size at all. Also was extremely salty - didn't taste fresh.
We stumbled upon this place by accident. ...
We stumbled upon this place by accident. The environment, ambiance, and food well exceeded our expectations.
Reservation for 5 listed but not communicated
We reserved for 4, then called later to request 1 more but were denied. When we arrived we were listed for 5 but no one told us so our 5th guest did not attend. There were multiple open tables that could have accommodated 5 inside and outside.
No jam at brunch? Odd.
Food mediocre but very expensive. An abundance of servers who still messed things up. Sadly disappointing.
This was our first time there, the food ...
This was our first time there, the food was incredible, the location and ambience were amazing, and the servers couldn't of been more helpful and pleasant. Can't wait to go back!
My wife and I went here for our annivers ...
My wife and I went here for our anniversary and the service was wonderful, food was great! We will be going back for sure
The tasting menu and wine pairing was a ...
The tasting menu and wine pairing was a very delightful experience. The elk tenderloin with cherries was one of the best dishes I have ever tasted and I am not a red meat eater! The staff and service was very attentive, knowledgable and friendly. The young chef has a gift for food prep and Saddle Peak remains at the top of my list for a place to go for the most special occasions.
This was one of the most outstanding dining experiences my wife and I have ever had. The food was fantastic and the service matched. We would love to come back for our next special occasion although the price is a little high, but it is worth it.
The buffalo short ribs and potato purée ...
The buffalo short ribs and potato purée are delicious! Wonderful selection of wines
This old dependable place let us down. The kitchen lost our order and no one, especially not our server, noticed that we had been sitting there for an hour without getting even our first course. We inquired, and an hour and half after we sat down, we got our food. Our server tried to make it up to us with a free second round of drinks, which we really didn't want. He also offered dessert but by that time, we just wanted to go home.
Everything was right!
Everything was right about my dining experience at Saddle Peak Lodge. I had heard a lot about it and - despite the fact that I live very close by - I had never dined there before. I am really glad that I didn't listen to the naysayers who think it's overpriced. Yes, the prices are upscale, but it's worth every penny - the food was perfect, service close to impeccable, the ambience was so pleasant that I felt like sitting in my own living room. We had a very memorable evening!
Oozes Atmosphere, QUIET, Romantic and Great place to get engaged!
All the Best
What a great treasure. The food is great, the ambiance is lovely, and the noise level is pleasant particularly compared to the noisy west side norm. It is not inexpensive, and I would recommend it to anyone. It is great to have this ongoing high quality place to consistently be there for a great experience.
A Piece of Heaven
Saddle Peak Lodge provides rustic elegance in an historical setting. Nestled in a canyon, it is one of the most attractive and peaceful restaurants I have ever experienced. The food is outstanding and beautifully prepared. The staff are veterans who know their business and clearly love the Lodge. There is almost a pride of ownership that one detects as they tell you about the place, explain the menu choices and make recommendations. When my wife asked for the recipe for the dressing on their wonderful apple salad the manager made sure she had a copy before the valet had brought around our car. Whether you take a table inside the lodge or dine outdoors you will not be disappointed. There simply are no bad tables in Saddle Peak Lodge.
the best dining ever
we loved every minute of our supper; the ambience, the food, the service, and the food again. it was a very memorable experience for us and we cannot wait to come again. thanks so very much for this wonderful place. we appreciate it so very much, especially realizing how much care, know-how and love goes into keeping a wonderful place like that going. we are business people ourselves and appreciate the extraordinary high quality we were able to enjoy. thanks again.
Really enjoyed the atmosphere, and the f ...
Really enjoyed the atmosphere, and the food was delicious.
Good food in hunting lodge restaurant
Cosy atmosphere with low lights and roaring fire. We went on a Tues night when they run a special 3 course supper for $35 p.p. Much better value than choosing from the a la carte menu. All three courses, especially the filet mignon (tender meat and lots of it) and banana bread pudding were exceptional.
Our waitress was amazing.
We had the nicest waitress and she was very attentive. Refilled beverages, checked on us, etc. The food was amazing. Brunch menu was very good and the portions were perfect. We wasted nothing! Thank you.
Excellent overall dining experience.
We discovered Saddle Peak Lodge from an online list of interesting dining places, and decided to check it out to celebrate a small victory in our lives. The drive was nice, and the restaurant exceeded our expectations in every way. The food was prepared and served with great care, the staff were friendly and professional (we are huge fans of Alfonso/Fonzie), and the atmosphere compliments the menu of wild meats and side dishes. We enjoyed the lamb, venison, hoecake, and more. A return visit is definitely on our restaurant to-do list.
Never disappoints! Can't find another restaurant where my husband can't & won't complain about the amount of the bill. I cannot find another place with cleaner food,
Not So Great Anymore
As customer over 30 years we're disappointed by the salt based food from potato leek (overpowered the leek) simple salad dressing, squash soup, puree salt potato, etc, etc. Drank water all night. Menu selections seemed less of an assortment. If the kitchen staff doesn't have a prior or current history with tobacco, damaged taste buds, perhaps they should taste while they prep and cook. Saving grace was the usually well trained staff, most especially Dave.
Amazing with low light
Great and romantic dining experience for our 5 year wedding anniversary. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a fancy restaurant with good food. My only complaint would be the low light in the dining room. I like a romantic candle-lit dinner as much as anyone, but it seemed like the power went out and we were all conserving and rationing the candles for extended use. I am young (28 years old), with good vision, and I had a hard time reading the menu. I couldn't even see the meat I was eating. I saw two different people at two different tables pull out their smart phones with the flashlight app to see the menu. Great food at a reasonable price.... fantastic service in a romantic atmosphere... just turn up the lights a click and this would be a 100% amazing experience in my book.
Always one of our favorite places. Servi ...
Always one of our favorite places. Service was excellent. The rustic nature of the interiors always makes our trips there memorable. They now have sone very reasonably priced complete specials on Monday's and Tuesday's. Very good value. Food was, as usual, excellent. We are going to return here more often.
First time! Loved it!!
First time! Loved it!!
It was a perfect dining experience in ce ...
It was a perfect dining experience in celebrating my fiancé's birthday. Your serving staff was impeccably attentive and treated us as if we were royalty. It's a place that will "lodge" in your heart.
Service was outstanding. The place is charming and beautiful. Loved it!
Best Elk and Emu I've ever had
The chef prepared each of our meat selections perfectly. You could cut everything with a butter knife.
Escape the city
Here is a romantic, elegant, hidden mountain lodge that will take you away from the city for a fabulous meal. Service is amazing - including valets, hosts and all servers. Menu is unique with game or alternatives for those not crazy for game. Yes it is expensive - but the ample servings allow people to share or split. Definitely a special place for a special meal!
I love this place - a great lodge-y feel, fantastic food and service. It's definitely an experience!
One of a kind. A temple for meat eaters.
One of a kind. A temple for meat eaters.
Never a bad experience
We have been going to Saddlepeak for years. Often when we have out of town guests we will take them their for dinner. Always a great experience. The food is wonderful and the service attentive without being intrusive. You are still in Los Angeles but you feel like you are a thousand miles away and visiting many years in the past. Very nice break for the standard routine. My wife's favorite it the elk but when dining with first timers we generally get the Chef's Tasting Menu.
Very well run restaurant from top to bottom, beginning to end. Delicious appetizers and main dishes. The cost seemed exorbitant but the experience was top rate.
Went there for the outdoor seating as th ...
Went there for the outdoor seating as the reviews raved about. Upon arrival, the waiter said there was no outside seating? The seats inside are uncomfortable. Hearing waiters and staff joke around cursing at one another ruined the vibe and atmosphere. The dinner experience was definitely not worth the money and unlike what I imagined he restaurant to have been like through the reviews I read prior.
Lovely Valentine's Day Brunch
We recently moved into the area and were delighted to find this hidden gem. Nestled between Topanga and Malibu yet feels a million miles from LA chaos. We had been here for an amazing dinner last summer and sat inside the rustic lodge...had been wanting to come back during daylight hours to sit outside on the romantic patio. Valentine's Day was the perfect opportunity to do so for brunch. Lovely, quiet, perfect atmosphere and truly memorable menu options...Bananas Foster french toast and a lamb and goat cheese sandwich were our selections. <3
Had a great valentine's day brunch/lunch ...
Had a great valentine's day brunch/lunch. Server was excellent and made us feel very welcome. High quality food and a charming location.
Service was very slow and unfriendly. D ...
Service was very slow and unfriendly. Did not seem welcoming.
Lovely day great table, food outstanding,attentive service.
There was no valentine decorations this ...
There was no valentine decorations this year. The dining room was full and the music was very low and everyone could hear everyone else talking. They only had one waiter for the whole dining room we have to find him several times to get our drinks. We felt that we were over charged. Not like it used to be??
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