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Saddle Peak Lodge

419 Cold Canyon Rd. Send to Phone
818-222-3888 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A favorite destination for Angelenos to escape the city for a romantic dinner or Sunday brunch in a rustic setting.
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Dining room at Saddle Peak Lodge, Calabasas, CA

Saddle Peak Lodge Restaurant Review

: Before it became a restaurant, this century-old log building was first a Pony Express lodge, a hunting lodge, and then a bordello. Under the stewardship of devoted owners such as Ann Graham Ehringer, Saddle Peak Lodge has become a favorite destination for Angelenos to escape the city for a romantic dinner in Malibu Canyon. The dimly lit main dining room boasts a rustic fireplace and beautiful antlered animal heads, while the bar is bedecked with vintage guns and fishing rods. More intimate spaces can be found in The Den and The Library upstairs, as well as The Loft yet another level above. The waterfall on the terrace is bordered by cactus and aromatic plants, creating an idyllic setting for Sunday brunch. Chef Christopher Kufek started off in carpentry before embarking on a culinary career. He rose through the ranks at Saddle Peak Lodge and ably executes what he learned from predecessors Adam Horton and Steven Rojas. Start off with wild mushroom agnolotti or seared venison carpaccio with horseradish, avocado, Parmesan and capers. Main dishes still feature game such as elk tenderloin --- order the Chef’s Game Trio for a sampling of three different meats. End your leisurely meal with the banana and huckleberry bread pudding with Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream. For a more comprehensive experience, opt for the seven-course tasting menu ($85, plus $55 for wine pairings). The interesting wine list is heavy on American wines. There's even a "Locals Only" section devoted to bottles from Los Angeles County wineries, such as Malibu's Colcanyon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

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