About Madera - Rosewood Hotel Sand Hill
Madera Restaurant Honored with Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence 2015 and Michelin Rated 2017.
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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, 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
The food at Madera continues to disappoi ...
The food at Madera continues to disappoint. Dinners have been consistently disappointing. We deduced to give it a chance with lunch for the second time. Again the food was tasteless. I had a cup of the Lobster Bullion and so did my husband. The lobster looked like it came out of a can and the bullion had no case at all. Then I ordered the chicory salad, the new signature plate for lunch. It was suppose to come with smoked trout and cheese. My friend also ordered the same dish. It came without the smoked trout and I needed a microscope to find the two bits of cheese in it. We send our salads back to have the trout added and it came back with a few flakes of fish thrown on top of the salad. I am still trying to figure out what was the taste - seriously?
They went above and beyond to make our d ...
They went above and beyond to make our dining experience and celebration of birthday extra special, such as customized menu with the happy birthday message and complimentary birthday dessert with candle. The food there was also of excellent quality.
My family and I had our Thanksgiving at ...
My family and I had our Thanksgiving at Rosewood on Thursday. It was very well done. For the turkey lovers it fit the bill and other there were choices. It was warm and elegant, decorated perfectly for the start of the holiday. It is pricey but for a special occasion Madera is worth it.
Amazing patio! We lucked out and also ha ...
Amazing patio! We lucked out and also had perfect weather. Mid-November yet we were dining al fresco without sleeves. Very kind and professional service. The roasted mushroom flatbread and burrata salad were fantastic. Especially loved the surprise of grated black truffles atop the salad!
Had a fantastic dining experience at Mad ...
Had a fantastic dining experience at Madera. The service and the food were superb! I highly recommend our fantastic waiter Eddie Valle. He is a perfect waiter. His attentiveness to every detail never went unnoticed. We asked him many questions about the food and his recommendations were right on.
The liver pate and the ribeye steak were excellent. Desserts are a must at Madera. The manager told me that the restaurant waited a full year before the new pastry chef could start. Each dessert is beautifully done. The desserts are a work of art. I recommend the Chocolate Spheres
Gained deliciousness; lost arrogance. N ...
Gained deliciousness; lost arrogance. Now it is worth the time and the money to go there. You will not be disappointed. Familiar dishes dressed in new flavors. Creativity at its best...not overdone. Don't be surprised if Madera receives two Michelin stars at the next review.
We have been to Madera at least 10 times ...
We have been to Madera at least 10 times - all outstanding - and so we were surprised at how disappointing this experience was. It was to the point where we will not return to Madera.
I love the relaxed ambiance with candles ...
I love the relaxed ambiance with candles and space between tables. Food was creative and tasty, especially the gnocchi was fantastic with vegetables. I definitely recommend this place to everyone.
I had the Monterey Bay abalone to start. ...
I had the Monterey Bay abalone to start. It was excellent with the trout roe and Matsutake. However, as one digs digger into the dish, there was too much vinegar at the bottom of the dish. The bread basket accompanied by the butter with Olive oil was one of the best I ever had
Entree was the Schmitz Ranch Pork done as a loin and with Crispy pork Belly.. Both cuts were excellent, moist and very tasty. The skin of the pork belly was a little too tough to cut, but otherwise, it was a good dish.
On the side, I also order the Brussels sprouts. It was way to sour, and I only managed to pick on a few. To their credit, the side order was not include into the final bill.
The winelist was impressive with excellent selection from half bottles to large format bottles.
The staff was friendly, but not as attentive as I would expect from a one Michelin star establishment. The ambience was very comfortable and relaxing, with noise level kept to an acceptable level.
In summary, it was an OK experience for a one star establishment.
Total spent, including drinks, ~$180
The food presentation was artistic from ...
The food presentation was artistic from the entrees to the desserts.
The noise level was so high that we couldn't carry on a conversation. I assume this is due to poor engineering of the acoustics of the dining room.
Absolutely superb food, service and drin ...
Absolutely superb food, service and drinks. From the first step through the door to the last step out, I had an amazing time here. They have valet parking for the restaurant. Farm fresh to table. Open Kitchen. Comfortable seating and wonderful dining setting. The sommelier is on point with meal pairings. Im definitely looking forward to coming back.
I took my family to dine at Madera. The ...
I took my family to dine at Madera. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service was good. Unfortunately, my wife's order was incorrect and the meals took a little longer than we would have liked. The plus side was that both our waiter and manager apologized and furthermore, our entrees were comp.
Unfortunately service was very slow. Too ...
Unfortunately service was very slow. Took 30 minutes just to get our order taken ( we did not order drinks). Food was OK, visually appealing, but taste did not measure up.
View is great if you get there before sunset, trying to be imaginative, but don't succeed.
Puzzled how they got one star.
Great food, decor, and service. My wife ...
Great food, decor, and service. My wife had the duck (fabulous) and I had the beef ribeye steak (grilled perfectly). Don't miss the caviar appetizer with the shrimp "reduction" (marvelous).
Overall the food, ambiance and service w ...
Overall the food, ambiance and service were very fine. However, would not recommend this restaurant to anyone with food restrictions. We informed the waiter that my husband could not eat sugar and reiterated this constraint with every course. Both the server and the kitchen were completely disrespectful of the restriction, repeatedly offering sweets and actually trying to convince him to eat them.
We love the outdoor patio because of the ...
We love the outdoor patio because of the scenic outlook to mountainside. Great place for outdoor brunch when weather nice. Service could be better though on the multiple times we have been there. Overall a solid place to go for special occasion.
I came here for my birthday and we had s ...
I came here for my birthday and we had such a beautiful meal. We enjoyed the view as the sun set and the food so much we did not realize that we wound up staying 3 hours. The server was the perfect balance of funny and sweet but not too intrusive. She really made the entire experience wonderful. The som was sweet to listen and make good recommendations for us. The hamachi crudo was a refreshing start but the amuse bouche dishes in between were very salty. Our entrees were all very delicious and perfectly cooked medium rare. Our favorites were the steak, duck and lamb, in that order. We had both the California Grapes and Candied Meyer Lemon for dessert. We were delighted by the playfulness of the California Grapes and the surprising bursts of violet in the sorbet. The variance in textures on the plate were delightful.
I've been here a few times. Food is grea ...
I've been here a few times. Food is great and comparable to other area restaurants. My dish wasn't cooked right, so that was disappointing. They didn't take it off my bill, which would have been the right thing to do. Otherwise our dishes were good.
The food was cold and not served on a ho ...
The food was cold and not served on a hot plate. The salad was soggy and the server took of for 25 minutes at the end of our dinner. For 5 people we spent $600 including tip and everyone was disappointed. Plus a verbal fight started up after dinner between our group. Just added "salt to the wound". Not a pleasant birthday experience for my wife.
My husband and I love Madera! Our most ...
My husband and I love Madera! Our most recent visit was to celebrate our wedding anniversary and everyone there treated us so wonderfully. From the hostess to the wait staff, to the kitchen staff - everyone was wonderful. And the food was fabulous!!! I love how creative they are with the dishes and the presentation is always impressive. Great place!!!
Started with the corn soup and chicken f ...
Started with the corn soup and chicken for main entree so moist.
My friend had the halibut also a winner.
Bread is delicious and hard to resist.
Service is always so professional and courteous.
I love this place and so do my friends!
To our disappointment, the meal and expe ...
To our disappointment, the meal and experience fell short of expectations. The setting is perfect, and dining room scenic and comfortable. Service was fine, but not consistent with a Michelin 1 Star. More disappointing was the food. Most of our dishes were fine, though the lamb was terribly disappointing. If it wasn't a Michelin 1 star, I'd give it a four. But I guess we were looking for something a bit more special.
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