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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
The cuisine is much too complicated. Everything is a "take on" a dish that people usually enjoy. The vegan option was literally a piece of asparagus. I was starving and ended up eating the entire bread basket. The pate appetizer was butter with a slight duck flavor- it was a light cream color, just so you have a visual. For those of us who have eaten pate before, this was a major disappointment. Why are chefs so keen on being different? Just prepare good food and people will come back. I am never going to this restaurant again. Save yourself the pain of tasting a "deconstructed" tiramisu- trust me. Tiramisu is pretty darn good just the way it is.
Sunday brunch. Flavors and ingredients are good, but entrees (burger and fries, eggs Benedict) were barely warm when they were served. Jasmine tea was over stewed (just too many tea leaves). Breads are lovely and service good, as you'd expect from high end place.
If money is not an issue and you want a view, this is a great choice
We went there for date night and liked it but were a little underwhelmed. The food was good, the view was beautiful, the drinks were decent, the staff were very friendly. My one note was the noise level is high there and the decor feels a little dated. When the check came, I was not totally shocked at the $300 price tag, but did not feel I got my money's worth.
Everything was good, but little was great.
A consistently excellent experience at Madera, both in terms of food and service. This latest visit we were fortunate to have Vanessa as our server. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient in answering all of our questions. Would definitely recommend Madera, especially for a special occasion dinner.
It took so long for o get our food and drinks. Even after asking why it was taking so long it took forever. We were celebrating a bday and waiter asked us at beginning if we were celebrating anything and we told them but we might as well not have. They didn't provide anything special or even acknowledge in any way. That's not a big deal honestly but waiting 40 mins for a drink is silly. Especially when they were slow.
The food was extraordinary, but the service was rushed. Our waiter came over too frequently, loudly interrupting our conversation and wanting always to move things along. The bus boy had to be stopped from clearing plates before everyone was finished. At those prices, there should be a slower pace, without the main course arriving two seconds after the first was cleared. We chose the beignet dessert specifically because it took 20 minutes to prepare!
took my wife and kids to brunch on her Birthday.Beautiful setting, with very nice and professional staff, attentive and genuine attention to details. The brunch menu and food was very excellent. The proximity of i-280 is not that perceptible, even though we asked to be seat outdoor on the terrace. great time in elegant & refine place, we'll be back!
Although we are frequent patrons of fine dining establishments, I rarely leave reviews. However, our experience at Madera warranted a review--mostly to ensure that others don't get lured in by the seemingly "excellent" overall star rating on Open Table. Do yourself a HUGE favor and steer clear of this place unless you are interested in seeing for yourself what a JOKE it is that this place regained its Michelin star rating. We spent nearly $800 for a party of 4, and it was not worth of dime of that. Take some time to read thru more recent Open Table reviews and you will see that the overall rating does not reflect the more recent dining experiences.
All four of us dining had different entrees and starters--and all four were nothing special and certainly not Michelin quality. The extreme fail of the evening was the "grilled" squid starter. When you order grilled squid/octopus, one expects it to be GRILLED (usually with char marks and a nice seared texture). This squid was not only fishy, it was cold, wet and slimy. I had to eat it with the bread on the table just to get it down! The lamb entree was clearly overcooked, and the kitchen must have known they botched the cooking time, because the lamb was cut very obviously prior to having time to rest (blood and juices were pooled all around the overcooked meat). Nice try attempting to save the lamb, but all you did was leave the meat dry and rubbery.
Our waiter was polite but not overly helpful. The runners barely spoke English, and what little they did speak was so heavily accented that none of us had any idea what they were saying when trying to explain our dishes. :( The only redeeming quality of this place is the extensive wine list and the very knowledgeable Sommelier, who recommended two excellent bottles that night. I really wanted to like this place, but sadly, we will have to take it off the dining rotation from here on out.
We had the Asparagus and Heirloom greens for starters and then the Lamb and Chickpea Panisse for main and a Kung Fu tea as desert. Started with a cocktail (Manhattan and Lion on the Beach?). Ambiente is immaculate and spacy, reception and service were friendly and personal. The food did not blow us away but we had a very nice half bottle of Pinot (the wine list is quite extensive). Overall it was a nice evening, though the prices are on the high end and the value very questionable.
I get why Madera received a Michelin star. Wonderful attention to detail, amazing preparation and presentation of food, superb pairing of wines with our courses. You might think $18 for five spears of asparagus is steep. But paired with a white burgundy and with each bite savored, we didn't want more. Portions might seem small to some, but if you take the time to enjoy each bite, it's really a perfect meal. The walu was decadent, the duck breast cooked perfectly with just the right accoutrements. Donuts for dessert with a Madeira and some coffee capped off the meal wonderfully. We will definitely return.
Beautiful restaurant! If only the service matched the ambiance. Our greeting was less than friendly, and we were seated at a table behind the service stand even though the restaurant was only about one third full. The service was slow/non-existent. We waited 20 minutes for the wine server to answer a question regarding wine on this a slow night. We then waited for someone to take our order. When the food finally arrived, all three of our dishes were cold, not luke warm, but stone cold. If the entrees had been hot, they would have been delicious. The hostess was told it was a birthday celebration which was also noted on the reservation. This was not acknowledged. There are many better upscale restaurants in which to spend a special day.
I had a great burger for lunch and my date had the duck. Both were excellent. One of the great things I like about this place is that their pre-meal bread ... is fantastic! Most restaurant bring you some crap bread as if it's something to behold. Well Madera actually takes pride in their bread. It's not only extremely tasty but they prepare their own butter too ... it's infused with some kind of oil and it's extremely tasty. I actually look forward to the bread ... silly right! I also love that you can either sit outside or near the windows and enjoy a rather nice view (only interrupted) by the 280 freeway. My only complaint from this visit was the wait staff was not very attentive ... which they normally are. We had to ask 3 times to get a coffee cup refilled and extra butter. That shouldn't happen at such an exclusive and expensive place.
The server was kind, but too busy. We had to call him to take our orders. Also, valet was understaffed. We watched the drivers drive too fast. I asked the valet not to drive our car too fast. It also took too long to bring our car out. Please consider coordinating the server with the valet. M&W Roelandts
The food here was all very well-executed and commensurate with what I'd expect from a Michelin star. The staff from the kitchen were all great, explained the food well, and didn't over/under-do things. Sommelier and beverage service in general was well-executed. So that's the good.
The bad is the service was just awful otherwise. Appetizers arrived minutes after we ordered, just a minute after the bread showed up. Entrees were on the table within five minutes of the appetizers being cleared. From sitting down to the end of dinner was just forty minutes, mostly because we tried to take our time with our dishes. There wasn't really a moment to enjoy our company or, for the matter, our drinks and meal. Beverage refill requests firt appeared when our entrees were complete. Just inexcusably bad timing, all around.
What gets weirder is then that dessert and coffee then dragged on for nearly two hours. It may be we just had an off server or an off evening? But the service experience was not generally consistent with the Michelin rating despite the food, wine, and beverage program clearly being at that level.
Beautiful and modern venue. Service is friendly and informative. Our waiter did not hesitate to brag about how the ingredients were fresh, seasonal, local, and sustainable. I was surprised how good a local salad could be as an appetizer and was impressed with the Hong Kong style dessert. The poached Walu was flavorful, but a little bit soggier than I anticipated giving an unwanted texture. Pauses between dishes were very long and I don't think that was intentional. Will come here again for another special occasion or business meal.
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