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“Great steak, interesting ambiance, oddly marginal winelist”

Saddles Steakhouse - MacArthur Place
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Ranked #8 of 124 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$60
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy 12/Broadway
Description: As Sonoma's premiere steakhouse, we specialize in artesian raised beef, USDA prime steaks, chops, and fresh seafood. Saddles martini bar offers over fourteen signature oversized martinis. Saddles wine list has earned the Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" the past two years. Saddles is located in our historic barn. Relax and enjoy comfortable leather sofas, original paintings and unique seating in authentic western saddles. Outdoor dining is also available on our beautiful veranda.
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The restaurant is just a couple of blocks off Sonoma Square, but you probably won't find it if you don't know its here. That said, if you want a good reliable steak, there's probably no better choice in Sonoma. The decor is "quirky", with saddles all over and interesting art placed about. Its an old barn though there's not much left of that.

I had the Prime New York Strip, and it was really wonderful. Extremely well seasoned and cooked perfectly.

The service was okay, not great. Which given the prices isn't great. And the wine list is pretty poor for a place in Sonoma. Really had to struggle to find anything less than $100 a bottle that we knew was good, and we're from here so we're pretty familiar with a LOT of local wineries.

Still and all, a great meal. We weren't in a hurry at all, so whatever lapses there were in service didn't bother us. We'll be back. A bit expensive to go here often though.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We recently had a family birthday supper at Saddles. Only 2 of the guests had been to the restaurant before, and all will certainly return again. We started with light and crispy onion strings that were wonderful and followed with a special grilled peach salad that was so good that one of the guests had a grilled peach for desert.
Three of us ordered beef and to a person the meat was perfect. Two ordered fried chicken, and they spoke about the juiciness and tenderness of the poultry.
Then there was an assortment of desserts ordered, and each one got raves from the group. Throw in a fun wait staff ,which made the evening even more enjoyable. If you want some good homestyle cooking with some wonderful fine touches thrown in, then, Saddles is definitely where you should stop when visiting Sonoma.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Enjoyed the fun western decor. The steak was delicious -- very tender, juicy, and flavorful. I had the rib eye special, my husband the prime rib. They had a hand-written card on our table congratulating us on our 30th anniversary. They also treated us with a special dessert. You also should try them for breakfast.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had an amazing meal at Saddles last night to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. WOW! (We heard they have the best steaks in wine country and they do!) We started with the stuffed mushrooms and they were excellent…sage and something that we couldn't figure out…so good! Next we had the beet, mango strawberry salad and WOW what a wonderful flavor combination. For the main course, we each steaks, the filet mignons and they were big, beautifully prepared and perfectly cooked med/rare (why is this so hard for some restaurants?) with an amazing demi-glaze and the best garlic mashed potatoes we have ever had (and I can make some pretty damn good ones!) The steamed veggies tasted like they had just been plucked from the garden that afternoon. AND the martinis were perfect! The dessert looked amazing but, we were just too full but, next time!

We received excellent service and we loved the large barn like, open air dining room…such a romantic wine country setting. (We also loved the bar and the cool saddle bar stools and cowboy boot collections! We can wait to go back!

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Referred by Sonoma friends -- beautiful location, peaceful, lots of gardens, free parking. Private walkway led to restaurant. We were greeted efficiently and escorted to a lovely booth. Waiter was gracious, kind and informative. Salmon Salad and Kobe Burger were delicious -- fresh, quality ingredients enjoyed to the last bite. A cool comfortable haven out of the hub-bub of city life! Highly recommended.

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