About Madera - Rosewood Hotel Sand Hill
Madera Restaurant Honored with Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence 2016 and Michelin Rated One Star 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.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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: 11:30am - 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: (888) 853-3675
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
Recommend madera as a date spot because ...
Recommend madera as a date spot because there are so few places with great full bars and lovely service and ambiance in Palo alto. But food is unimpressive--seafood is > 50% of the menu, and all came out heat-lamp-hot and dry/overdone. Skin on fish was seriously shrunken, confirming the overcooking. The menu is really short, so execution of the few dishes should be flawless. Lived in NYC for a long time--not strangers to Michelin stars or expensive meals. But the bad execution adds insult to injury: the portions here (truly minimal) for the price (all entrees over $35, highest in the geographical area) don't compute. We'd happily pay even more for dishes if they were perfectly done. Steak was passable (though ~6 oz) and wine list was great.
Lovely dinner; starters and entrees were ...
Lovely dinner; starters and entrees were excellent. Desert was the only disappointment; it was ordinary in taste but exceptional in appearance. Service was very attentive and friendly. Wine by the glass was also very good
The location is wonderful. The service ...
The location is wonderful. The service and people were very attentive. The food was great. The only problem - their vegetarian options were very limited. They had a wonderful grilled Brussels Sprouts, but it was grilled with/next to meat or fish. I did make the vegetarian request on the reservation note: I was impressed they had read it. But it didn't make a difference in their offering. I wished the waiter/chef had offered us grilled vegetables of the day. I am sure it would have been great. Our other dishes were great!
The service from Preston and the server ...
The service from Preston and the server was excellent. My wife had the snapper and thought it was great. I had the rib eye and was disappointed. We had dessert and one was good but the other not so. The prices are too high.
Always a lovely place for a night out. S ...
Always a lovely place for a night out. Service is consistently excellent. Although it is a quiet environment the acoustics make it harder for larger parties. For just the two of us it's perfect. Appetizers and dessert were fabulous (crab salad and beet appetizer, California citrus dessert). Mains were ok this time.
First, you should know that the prices a ...
First, you should know that the prices are somewhat on the high end. But considering the area (in the heart of Venture Capital country), the prices are pretty reasonable in my opinion.
I went in the middle of the cold season and the place reminded me a ski log. A couple of fireplaces going, everyone all bundled up, it just had that ski lodge vibe (without the loudness of drunk skiers), which was pretty cool.
The food was outstanding. The Marin Dungeness Crab Salad was spot on with lots of fresh crab. The entrees were delicious. We had the ribeye and pork and both were cooked to perfection (I really loved the pork belly in the pork plate). The dessert items were sinful and a perfect way to cap a beautiful meal (we had the chocolate sphere and the beignets). Keep in mind the menu changes seasonally so these items might not be available when you get there.
In truth, I would give it 4.5 stars if I could and I would highly recommend it (if you're in the area).
We had a wonderful Christmas pre-fixe di ...
We had a wonderful Christmas pre-fixe dinner, with several side dish options. The sommelier was fantastic, offering great pairings while providing a snazzy champagne for our grandmother, who's a sparkling connoisseur!
For birthdays, anniversaries, or any fan ...
For birthdays, anniversaries, or any fancy date, this would have to be high up in your list. Not cheap by far, but perhaps well worth it, especially if you can squeeze in time to savour the splendid sunset scenery, wine in hand, by the fireside at the neighbouring bar.
The food was quite good - if a little pr ...
The food was quite good - if a little pricey. Fortunately we had a very good server who made us feel as if we were the only ones in the place.
My partner didn't want proscuitto with her eggs benedict. The server accepted her suggestion of bacon or ham instead, and it was still great. My omelette was perfect.
The only drawback: they were skimpy on the joe. I wasn't offered refills of my coffee cup. I had to remind myself that I wasn't dining at IHOP...
Try and get a table close to the expansive windows and the views of the west hills. Makes up for any discomfort about the prices. Everything is really well done about this restaurant.
This is a lovely restaurant with excepti ...
This is a lovely restaurant with exceptional service. The food was wonderful... we ordered the duck, whole trout and petrale sole. The duck was a stand out. It's quite expensive, so I can only go once in awhile for a splurge.
The food was excellent and the restauran ...
The food was excellent and the restaurant and hotel are beautiful. Our experience however, was disappointing b/c a friend of ours bought the bottle of champagne for us that we enjoyed but the waiter told us that he picked up the tab for it. As a result, we gave him a huge tip (the cost of the champagne). Had our friend not told us that the champagne was a gift from her, we would have never know about it or thanked her for her generosity.
Food is not good, presentation zero ta ...
Food is not good, presentation zero taste average. Ambiance is great otherwise no one would eat there. Service is ok, most of the servers are not friendly or pleasant:( too bad we love the place but for many years they are not doing anything about the menu or better choice of food.
The new abbreviated lunch menu leaves fe ...
The new abbreviated lunch menu leaves few decent options for dining. Service was absolutely disgusting. We were served 1/4 glasses of the bubbles we had ordered and no refills. Obviously the staff was planning to drink the rest. No one ever checked to see how things were or if we needed anything. How Madera has a Michelin star again is a mystery to us.
While we have been going to Madera for our Christmas get together for many years, this will be the last I fear.
The servers left a bit to be desired her ...
The servers left a bit to be desired here this time. I regularly dine here but the servers seem a bit challenged in understanding English and we had to repeat our requests numerous times. Not what I expect at a Rosewood Hotel in toney Menlo Park.
Fantastic food and over the top service. ...
Fantastic food and over the top service. Overall great experience. We went there for anniversary. Seating was a bit too crowded so could be better for intimate conversation. The staff are really impressive and made our time more special. Definitely recommended.
Our server was phenomenal. He was knowle ...
Our server was phenomenal. He was knowledgeable, attentive and very pleasant. He is a student at San Jose State and really made our evening. The food and wine were beyond delicious. I had the foie gras and it was perfectly prepared. For our main course we had the pork and ribeye, again just amazing. We love the Coravin system and the wine sommelier is top notch.
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.
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