About Madera - Rosewood Hotel Sand Hill
Madera Restaurant Honored with Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence 2015 and Michelin Rated 2015.
A comfortably elegant ambiance, picturesque views and outdoor terraces welcome guests and Silicon Valley locals to Madera. Featuring an open artisan wood-burning kitchen and extensive wine list, Madera serves rustic American cuisine that celebrates the culinary traditions of the Bay Area
In addition to indoor and outdoor dining, Madera offers two private dining rooms with private terraces and cozy fireplaces. The Lemon Room seats up to 10 guests, and the Orange Room up to 14 guests.
This Menlo Park restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and for Sunday brunch as well.
Contemporary American, Californian, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Rosewood Sand Hill offers complimentary valet as well as optional self-parking.
Complimentary electric car charging station available.
Private Party Facilities:
Madera offers two distinctive private dining rooms to suit an array of private events. Private and elegantly detailed, both private dining rooms open onto private outdoor terraces - ideal for pre and post dining activity.
Private Party Contact:
Marissa Griffin: 8888533675
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Madera - Rosewood Hotel Sand Hill Ratings and Reviews
Price / performance was ok, nothing spec ...
Price / performance was ok, nothing special. Ambiance was nice.
A 3-course dinner for 4 guests, with 2 having wine, for about $320,
was entirely acceptable. Wait staff was attentive. The greeter at
the front mistakenly thought I didn't have reservations until
someone told him the others had already been seated, and then he
let me through. Overall, it was a nice evening but nothing special.
Our server was excellent, ambiance excel ...
Our server was excellent, ambiance excellent, food excellent!
There was a birthday celebration at the next table (we were outside) and at our table we had a person with a hearing-aid which he had a hard time with the surrounding noise. Our server suggested she find a different table for us, but was not able to - we all survived! We just stayed until the birthday celebration moved on - - -
I have had the opportunity to have dinne ...
I have had the opportunity to have dinner at Madera twice in the last 3 weeks. It seems to me that the quality of the main dishes has fallen off. They tend to be a bit bland and uninteresting. The appetizers and desserts are excellent. So I think next time I will just have those and skip the main.
Cesar, our server, was amazing, friendly ...
Cesar, our server, was amazing, friendly, the epitome of professionalism and provided impeccable service. My guests and I had the most amazing, perfect dining experience that exceeded our expectations. The service, food, and hospitality was impeccable.
We had a delightful mid-evening meal out ...
We had a delightful mid-evening meal outside Thursday night, great drinks, good appetizers and delicious entrees. The evening was lovely looking West from the patio and the spot was a perfect choice for an important business meeting with someone in from The East Coast.
We each had equally good glasses of different red wine—I had the Turley Zinfandel—and I think the service was first rate, attentive but not overly so.
Amazing to sit outside as the sun goes d ...
Amazing to sit outside as the sun goes down. Food was good besides the "grilled" ribeye and short ribs. They obviously sous vide then put in a not-hot-enough grill for a sear. I'm ok with sous vide. Do so at home. But don't call it grilled. Also they cut off all the fat and bring it down to the size and texture (sous vide too long ) of a filet mignon. Very disappointing. The short rib cones out like a poorly formed terrine. Tastes fine but has no context with the side offerings, which themselves were not memorable and added nothing but color (and nutritional value) to the plate.
Great service, very knowledgeable server ...
Great service, very knowledgeable servers. Extensive wine list, but really pricey. A half bottle of Napa Valley Chardonnay was $40. The outside tables have a great view, and it is much quieter than the dining room. Self parking is available, a short walk from the front door.
The halibut and accompanying vegetables ...
The halibut and accompanying vegetables were outstanding. The dressing on the mixed green salad was subtle and did not interfere with the fine New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Most especially, the first cup of coffee was hot as were subsequent refills. This is unlike most restaurants where the first cup is hot coffee poured into a cold cup and immediately lukewarm.
The view from the deck is scenic. We went there for our anniversary as we have done several time in the past and hope to do many more times.
The bread to start was actually really, ...
The bread to start was actually really, really good. Both entrees were solid and the dessert was interesting, but I think we just picked the wrong one for us. The highlight is the view on the balcony and classy yet casual atmosphere. And for the wine lovers, there's an uber thick, extensive wine list.
Dinner with a view! Madera is an amazing ...
Dinner with a view! Madera is an amazing restaurant and the outdoor seating had an amazing view. Our waiter, Eddy, was just a gem!!! From the moment we entered the hotel, until the moment we left, everything went perfectly. There is not one thing I can say about the entire experience that I would want to change. The presentation was beautiful on every dish from the appetizer to the desert. The meal lasted a little over 2 hours, and we watched the sun set as we experienced our meal. The wine sommelier had an answer to every question and paired our meal with the perfect wine. I could not more highly recommend this restaurant for a wonderful date or special occasion. Thank you!!!!
Very poor service. We sat at the table f ...
Very poor service. We sat at the table for nearly 10 minutes without receiving any greetings from the server who glanced at us and simply walked by many times. We didn't get a sip of water until much later. We also had to stare at empty plates after finishing the meals for a good while as well. Again, the server himself and the crews who appeared to be busboys made several rounds of the walk-bys past our table and just looked on while we sat and discussed our business with empty plates in front.
We arrived at 7:45 for a birthday dinner ...
We arrived at 7:45 for a birthday dinner for six people and we left 3 hours later after just 2 courses, no desert. Horrible service. I have been here before and it has really gone downhill, food was so so.. It seems the staff knew that the 20% gratuity would be charged regardless. I will not be back.
Menue is boring and food has no taste. W ...
Menue is boring and food has no taste. We love the ambience. Close to my home and we love going there but menue and food is the problem and need to improve. almost everyone in the neiberhood talk about the bad food there and they are not doing anything about it. Last time I was there for lunch with 5 other friends, our server was so rude that we could not believe it....Talking about Serious attitude problem. it's a shame that such Resturant in this great location don't care about all the complains they hear.
Excellent food. Waiter ok, didn't even a ...
Excellent food. Waiter ok, didn't even ask if it was a special occasion though. Less bread selection at the beginning sad to report from last time, their bread is very good. First time dining inside; flies in the room. Did I mention the food is excellent? Can't say that enough
Food was great but they forgot to bring ...
Food was great but they forgot to bring out our appetizers and also gave me meat on my plate when I specifically requested for it to be removed as I'm a vegi. When I asked for them remedy the situation, they came back with the same plate but without the meat which I thought was extremely poor customer service. I requested they remake it, but they should have done this without me having to ask once I had pointed out their error.
I have dined at Madera several times bef ...
I have dined at Madera several times before. I understand that they recently gained a new head chef. This was by far the BEST tasting meal I ever had at this restaurant. From the Appetizer all the way to dessert. For appetizer we had hamachi Crudo which was out of this world. Beautifully thought out flavor combinations and textures. Both of our entrees were well portioned for this kind of dining experience. Stunning dishes!!
Everything was outstanding our server was knowledgeable and attentive. She provided the best care we could ask for our evening.
The restaurant seemed a little bit noisier than before due to families with children/babies. Perhaps that made the atmosphere a bit less romantic, but other than that we couldn't be happier and I'm looking forward very much to return to Madera for dinner.
Regaining the Michelin star is not far behind.
We had been to Madera several times in p ...
We had been to Madera several times in past few years and enjoyed our experience. However the quality of the food was terrible this last time. I am guessing the chef or management has changed. None of us like our food and given the high price we will not be dinning at Madera again.
I was at Rosewood for breakfast last Thu ...
I was at Rosewood for breakfast last Thursday with a group of friends to celebrate a yearlong trip my husband and I are about to take. It was a farewell breakfast. My friend ordered oatmeal and told the waiter at the end of the mail that the oatmeal was terrible. She said that she would make sure to take it off the bill. Then the manager came over and apologized for the mishap. He then comped us the entire meal. It was amazing! I have never had that experience before. Thank you so much for your kindness!! It was such a wonderful send off to be with my friends, and then to be treated with such kind hospitality!!! Wow!!
We are traveling around the USA and left our home in Palo Alto yesterday to start this journey.
Thank you so much for everything!!! By the way, I told this story to a Menlo Park friend, and she immediately called to make a reservation there. Spreading the good word!! I will b back in a year, and come to visit you again.
Thank so much!
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Service very bad! Food not good enough! ...
Service very bad! Food not good enough! Very disappointed. We waited for almost 15 mins to have our glass of water, then when we having our starter, the main already came, they didn't took our plate when we finished our starter and even we don't drink wine, the wine list still sit on the table. After we finished our main, we wait over 30 mins, still no one add water or clean the plates! After we complained still no one take care our bill and no one come to ask do you need a coffee or tea after the meal!!
I've wanting to eat at Madera since they ...
I've wanting to eat at Madera since they got the star. It was a very nice experience with my friends. But you can see why the star is gone. They forgot part of our order, they made up for it by giving us some delicious desserts. The wine recommendation was very good. The entrees were fantastic. The only complain was the lamb. We were not expecting lamb sausages.
Exceptionally good value! We sat outsid ...
Exceptionally good value! We sat outside and witnessed an amazing sunset and full moon rise while dining. Our waiter was particularly attentive and knowledgeable about the extensive wine list. His recommendation was perfect.
We went to Madera for Father's Day break ...
We went to Madera for Father's Day breakfast. We had to ask a second time for our drinks (this really shouldn't happen for coffee and tea at breakfast). When the food arrive, though the presentation looked nice, it was cold. Cold eggs just aren't very tasty. The bacon was not thick cut and cooked to mushy not crispy. It seems to me, if you can't do breakfast well, don't do it at all. I had to ask for a refill of coffee (again, this should not happen at breakfast, let alone at a place where the coffee was $6) because nobody ever came by after the food was served to see if everything was ok. I had the polenta and sausage. The polenta was cold. The sausage seemed to pink to me so I saved it and took it home to my dog---after his first bite, he left it. Wow, sausage a dog won't eat. A very disappointing experience. I would recommend going out to a little diner (and for the price, you can go 4 times), and then taking a drive down 280 for the view (the only thing Madera has going for it).
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