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29 E. MacArthur St. (Broadway) Send to Phone
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Sidle up to a steakhouse two whoops and a holler from Sonoma Square.

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Saddles, Sonoma, CA

Saddles Restaurant Review

: Saddles steakhouse flanks the grounds of the gracious MacArthur Place Inn & Spa. The restaurant, housed in a circa 1850s barn, pays homage to its roots via whimsical ranch-themed murals of Mr. Ed and company, real saddles to straddle while sipping a classic or nouveau martini, and a cowpoke’s boot fetish displayed above the spirits behind the bar. Tableside, giant cheese rolls shaped like cinnamon buns arrive on a cutting board with built-in knife and fluffy butter. Gaze up at chicken murals roosting (or is it roasting?) above the fireplace. The disarming and friendly ambience feels downright Midwestern. Until one notes the price tags of the signature steaks which, dollar-wise, rival New York City’s finest. The various steaks are decent, though not remarkable for Prime beef. The Cabernet demi-glace option is just the ticket. Other choices include prime rib, pork chop or pot roast, with a host of traditional sides from creamed spinach to shoestring potatoes. Try the winning house salad with goat cheese and sweet cider vinaigrette. Before you mosey, save room for a sundae.


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