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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
Been there for business meetings many times and a dinner couple of times. Good for business meetings but disappointing during dinner. The seafood ceviche was weird tasting, borderline awful. Rib eye steak was good but looked different each time ordered. The homemade white cheese was bland and nothing special. It's a hit and miss. Good wine selection but with a huge markup, with a friendly and experienced wine director. The menu really needs some work and keep it simply delicious (too many weird things being added (do you really need weird stuff on a beautiful for gras? What ever happened to a simple seared for gras?)
Dinner for 4, around $500. Typical dish around $40. Wine markup is huge!!
Our dinner at Madera was the best that I have had in well over a year. My wife and I have been fortunate enough to eat in a number of good restaurants and the meal at Madera was one of the rare ones that left us highly impressed. The selections were all outstanding with interesting combinations of ingredients and flavors without getting too cute. The duck breast was the best I have ever had anywhere. The setting is spectacular and the service flawless. In fact, I was able to use the dinner as an occasion to show my daughter, whose graduation we were celebrating, how good restaurant service is supposed to work.
I will also comment on the wine, since they have a 100 page list (thankfully on-line so diners can sort it out in advance) and the wine will usually cost more then the food. I noted a great price for Guigal Hermitage blanc and asked the sommelier to confirm that the price was correct. She confirmed that it was the correct price, but when she brought us the wine, it was the incorrect wine. Rather than the Hermitage on the wine list, they had Crozes-Hermitage in their cellar, an inferior and cheaper wine. I am sure there are errors to be expected on a list this long. We also had a superb California Syrah with dinner, which was too warm (it was 96 degrees outside that day). The sommelier, a very pleasant and sincerely helpful young woman, put the wine bottle in ice for a short while to cool it to the correct serving temperature. She also remembered to return to pour it at the appropriate time. Warm wine always makes me wonder how a restaurant is storing their wine collection. These minor gripes did not detract from what was overall a really exceptional dining experience.
Our meal at Madera was before a graduation event, and the overall experience was delightful! As we ate early, there were many spare waitstaff and my family felt we were being specially catered to. The food was delicious – the watercress soup was perhaps a little too bitter – but the dessert was by far the highlight! My tiramisu might have been the best dessert I've ever eaten! Additionally, I would compliment my server on a perfect wine pairing with my roasted asparagus entree.
My wife and I dined here for her birthday/five year anniversary of our engagement. We arrived early for our reservation and sat in the lounge, where they provide service, which allowed us to avoid the crowds in the bar. The drinks were excellent, and the staff was friendly and professional. Once seated, we were offered a complimentary champagne toast to mark the occasions for which we were celebrating. We order a couple of appetizers, and two entrees. The table bread is baked in house and fantastic. Overall, the quality of food was incredible, and only matched by the level of the service. We lingered for over three hours and never felt rushed, but never felt neglected either. We felt like the staff went out of their way to make our night as special as they could, and they completely succeeded.
A lot of hype (including the irritating phone call a day before "just to confirm your reservation") for a totally underwhelming experience. I could have probably got a nicer omelette at a local breakfast dive. Only hot sauce was Tabasco, so sixties. Coffee didn't seem that fresh. Underwhelming all round especially given steep prices.
The restaurant and the food served by isn't what the reviews suggest.
I ordered a baby kale salad which was not special but was satisfactory. The main dish that I ordered was the Halibut and it was taste less and dry.
The beer selection is nothing special. You get those beers at any cheap restaurant.
Overall, My whole experience a dot better than a regular fast casual restaurant, but the price is much much higher.
The view from the place is gorgeous, so if that justify the price for you , then go for it.
As someone who was raised on top notch food, I am yet to find good food in this area. There is a myth that the restaurants are good but so far, I have found nothing great.
The service is mediocre.
Made one request for a table area which could have been easily accommodated. Instead seated in the one area I specifically asked not to be. Quite a bummer, and the area was unfortunately as expected - with kids running around, no heat lamps, etc.
Key is that you shouldn't bother to make a request for this restaurant when booking since they don't look at it ahead of time.
It was cool and foggy in Pacifica on Memorial Day. I was not very motivated to get out and do anything. Then I thought about a late lunch at Madera. It was perfect. We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the nice weather, the nice view, and excellent food and wine. The service was outstanding. I did not catch our waiter's name, but IsraelC is listed on the credit charge receipt. What a very nice afternoon.
It has become way too expensive. Lunch for two without dessert over $200 + tax and tip. Also, there aren't any small appetizers; most of them are entire lunch size. Where is a nice shrimp cocktail? They used to have tempura which was fantastic. My guest didn't like the burger - larger than a mouth - and not seasoned very well at all. The ambiance is best out on the deck. The whole trout was very good, but $48? Or maybe it was $45. Anyway, it was a lot. The vegetable bowl was unsightly, with sort of greens and tomato mashed together.
Decided to give this restaurant another try. The food was tasty but the portions are small. The variety on the menu is low. Would've been better to have a broader range of foods. We had the salmon and the ribeye. The portions were small and nicely presented on the plate. The vegetables were tiny. The price was fairly high. The bar area is quite nice. On my next visit, would probably eat only in the bar area. Restaurant not really worth it.
Worse experience ever. Came to celebrate my 75 birthday and they did nothing to recognize it, even after being called and asking about ordering a cake and they said they always give a piece of cake with a candle and they did not.. I am only 75 once so will not get a 2nd chance ..Talked to the manager and said when we come again she will give us wine and hor'dourves. She should have invited us to dinner instead To bad. So unbusiness like. Never again.
We loved it! We went for my wife's birthday and we were not let down. There was a beautiful view, great service, a nice ambiance, and delicious food. It's expensive, but worth it, especially when you're looking for a fancy/upscale experience.
They do a couple special things for birthdays: put a special message on the menu wishing a happy birthday and give you a free dessert with a candle. Our server also referenced my wife's birthday a few different times.
Five of us dined at Madera for Mother's Day, and had a lovely evening. We asked to move to a different table, to avoid a frequently opened door to the outside dining area, and they accommodated our request quickly. The sommelier was helpful in picking out a wonderful (although pricey) Chardonnay to accompany the meal. The first course selections were very good, although none was exceptional. Garden salad and Asparagus were quite nice and the Fois Gras was an interesting touch. Mains were very good - the trio of lamb was delicious as was the Halibut and special steak. Overall, the meal was quite enjoyable.
A bit pricey - but not crazy, given the location and the clientele. Pretty amazing views and wine list. Bar is very nice - especially outdoors - but very busy bar scene and sometimes hard to get a seat. Great place for a business meal.
Truly disappointing business lunch
I've eaten at Madera 8-10 times in my life and always had a good food experience, but not this time. The cobb salad they served me was perhaps the worst I've ever eaten. Unripe avocado (which was replaced by more unripe avocado when I explained that the avocado was inedible) and totally bland watery dressing. The quality of the ham and chicken was fine, but the dressing and avocado just ruined the salad. I will say the bread they served was delicious (which is why I rated the food fair instead of poor) and the waitstaff did what they could to rectify the matter (but apparently all they had in the kitchen was hard avocados) but I will not return to Madera again for lunch if I can help it.
Our experience at Madera was not what one would expect from a top rated restaurant. The service oozed with a fake deference that became annoying after fifteen minutes. My entrée was lukewarm and tasted rancid. I was told that it was impossible that the fish was bad because it comes in fresh every day. It would have been nice to hear something like, “I am so sorry madam, what else can I offer you?” Staff was rushing all around but not so much at our table. We had to directly request for our wine glasses to be replenished from our bottle and ice buckets are shared. Our waiter offered our wine to the guests at the next table. Oops!
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