About Madrona Manor
One mile from downtown Healdsburg, this Michelin one star restaurant is on a Victorian estate at the heart of Sonoma’s wine country. Chef Jesse Mallgren takes full advantage of a wealth of local seasonal produce, whenever possible from our estate gardens. Choose the from "Chef's Grande Dame" or "A walk Thru the Garden" prix fixe menus.
Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
West Dry Creek Road
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Convenient on-site parking is available.
Private Party Facilities:
Madrona Manor can accomodate groups up to 80 in one of our 5 private dining rooms.
Private Party Contact:
Arielle Larson: 7074331542x111
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Madrona Manor Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed our dining experience at Madr ...
We enjoyed our dining experience at Madrona Manor! The food was unique in presentation and every course was a new adventure!
Spectacular--Chef ***** Superb quality, ...
Spectacular--Chef ***** Superb quality, presentation, staff, servers Excellent, beautiful setting, fun, relaxing, A-1 in every category Best dinner in my life. Kudos to Pam, Dan and Kevin.
Food was incredible, service was impecca ...
Food was incredible, service was impeccable and location was absolutely beautiful! Perfect for a romantic date night.
The most amazing experience we've had in ...
The most amazing experience we've had in a while! Awesome food and each course was bursting with unique flavors. Loved every bit of it. Would be back for sure
Amazing vegetarian menu! We bought very ...
Amazing vegetarian menu! We bought very high-end wines by the glass - but should have purchased the wine pairing in retrospect for a 9-course meal. All aspects were fabulous!!!!
Hubby and I chose this restaurant for a special night on our CA trip. So much went wrong (particularly considering the Michelin star/4.9 on OpenTable) it was actually funny. We considered leaving at one point, but opted to stick it out - at least it would be a great story! I will say - indisputably, the staff was friendly and the courses creative and - with the exception of some saltiness - tasty. Not the issues. We arrived early and decided to sit outside by the fountain to enjoy the grounds. It was teeming with mosquitoes - clearly a breeding ground. We fled to the manor, which is quite dated - 1980's (?) colors, clashing curtains/upholstery/carpet, with Beatles (?) muzak & an ambiance like your lonely great aunt's house. We were seated outside (which was cute) and, surprise!, mosquitoes galore. Apologizing, the waitress offered OFF - I declined b/c it stinks and we were going out later. After hubby was bit on the face and I 3x on my arm/face, we asked to move inside. They quickly put us in a room alone (didn't help the uncomfortable ambiance). We soon started perspiring due to lack of any air circulation. This distracted us a bit from the seemingly unnoticed continual ducking, swatting and slapping at critters. We asked the AC be turned on and it was, thankfully. After about 5 mins, 1 napkin was designated the "kill napkin" due to the mosquitoes/bugs who met their demise with it. When a worker came by, I pointed out a bug that fell in my wine. She ran to get a spoon & to my clearly confused face, offered to get the bug out for me...Really? I was so caught off guard, I didn't ask for a new glass and fished it out myself. We'd been there 1.5 hrs when our 4th (of 9) courses arrived. Not wanting to be there 2 more hrs, we asked if things could move quicker. It then did. Bug bites, sweat, muzak, no ambiance, slow service. Ultimately, we paid the $40+0 tab & walked our bug-bitten selves out, laughing. CA has great restaurants-for us, this wasn't one of them.
Great food but there was a very musty smell.
The food was great. Very interesting and worth the money even though it was very expensive. The wait staff was very accommodating. There is a set menu with 2 different tracks so read the menus before you make a reservation. Our biggest problem was the couple sitting next to us who were very loud in the small dining area. At one point one of the server's rolled her eyes at me as if to say "can you believe how loud they are". The big problem was the musty smell. It was overpowering in the entryway and lingered into the dining room.
We found a gorgeous setting with an outs ...
We found a gorgeous setting with an outstanding menu presented with warm, professional service. The wine pairings represented the area and the courses were thoughtfully presented.
Hurry, hurry, eat here before everyone catches on!
For us, this was a dining experience in a class among greats like French Laundry and Manresa. However, you'll notice a Michelin star gap (and price gap) between those other names and Madrona Manor. If you're into the many-course tasting menu experience, get here while the getting is good - it seemed like maybe this is something of a lesser-known gem! And try to save a little room for the cheese course - we didn't manage to indulge in it ourselves, but it really looks like an amazing offer. Everything we had was excellent, but the sashimi and desserts were truly exceptional. They offer a vegetarian menu as well as the (standard, meat-enhanced) Grand Dame.
Magic and Grandeur
Very nice location in a very old yet well kept mansion. Very well executed tasting menu and superb wine pairings. Very personable and informative service. Was very quiet on a Wednesday night-they say it fills up on weekends as it should. The Wagyu beef was perfectly prepared and hand churned ice cream at the end. Very enchanting. The sauvignon blanc from Lake County was very rich and tasty. Very memorable and relaxing night of excellent tastes.
The Madrona Manor restaurant was fabulous.
The Madrona Manor restaurant was fabulous. A close to 16 course chief's menu dinner, with multiple treats not on the menu. The service (black suit and tie) was impeccable. The caviar, quail, and venison were delicious. The ice cream was made at table side (poured cream & egg; poured liquid helium in copper bowl; a sight to be seen). The setting is in an 1880s grand home overseeing a value. Not to be missed.
Amazing multiple course meal.
Amazing multiple course meal.
A fine dining experience that's a must f ...
A fine dining experience that's a must for tourists and locals alike...5 Star Service of truly innovative cuisine in a memorable atmosphere.
this was an event to remember our valentines dinner was fabulous and the wines were wonderful i would absolutely do it again! next time we will spend the night :)
Expensive!! $160 dinner per adult, servi ...
Expensive!! $160 dinner per adult, service included.
Deserves its reputation
We had an outstanding meal here. Tried both sides of the tasting menu. As early arrivers the room (there are five total) was quiet for the first hour. The kitchen slowed a bit around 6 courses into the meal, presumably because more people had arrived, and we experienced one or two longer than ideal waits for the courses. That said, the food could not have been more unique, challenging and outstanding. As it should be, for ~$250/person or so (with wine and a cocktail). The facility is a little dated in décor, a facelift would probably add another star to the Michelin rating. However, would not avoid it for that reason. What a gem!
great time for a price
You can not do better than a true experience in dining at the Madrona Manor, but be aware of the cost.
Special Occasion Gem
Another excellent meal and dining experience at Madrona Manor. We have tried other locations for our New Years dining, but have never had a better experience than at Madrona Manor. I have also attended group dinners here and had equally good experiences. The service is well organized, food excellent, presentation excellent and interesting and even caters to special meal requirements. Their wine paring is also highly recommended.
Absolutely amazing!!!! They out did them ...
Absolutely amazing!!!! They out did themselves on New Years Eve... This may be out new tradition! Go there!!! Totally worth every penny :)
Sumptuous Nouvelle Cuisine
The five courses with wine pairings were sumptuous, beautiful, and unforgettable ! The chef really knows how to develop flavors and the sommelier chose perfect wines to bring out the best in the food. Only the monk fish disappointed. Thank you Chef and staff at the Madrona Inn for making our dinner divine!
Mediocre food and service especially for ...
Mediocre food and service especially for the price.
We had a prefix menu due to Christmas bu ...
We had a prefix menu due to Christmas but everything was fabulous!!! I highly recommend. would like to go back to try regular menu.
Went there with my Mother for Xmas dinner. It was built in 1880 and looks like a Southern Plantation on the outside and Victorian Manor on the inside. It was beautifully decorated in each room. Prix fixe 5-course menu was beautifully prepared and served is a comfortable pace. There was a group of carolers who moved from room to room during dinner. It made for a very festive atmosphere. They are known for their hotel rooms and a great place for weddings. I will go back again.
The Charles-Dickens themed Christmas dinner is a magical way to spend the holiday and the perfect gift for my Mom: wonderful decorations, intimate atmosphere, professional carolers, and unrushed service so that we could enjoy the experience. This was our second time. The only slight disappointment is that we would have enjoyed having a different menu option from the one served two years ago, but it tasted wonderful all the same.
Christmas Eve at Madrona Manor is an event
There is something very special about the Christmas season at Madrona Manor. I always fear that one year it will be gone. This year we were able to take our niece and her friend. I think they will remember it always
Our meal was lovely, as was the wine. Service was fine--BUT because this was a special Christmas dinner, courses were not served until Everyone in the Room was ready for the next course!! We seemed to finish our courses well ahead of the other tables and our meal took seemingly forever. 3 hours actually. Even with the delightful Christmas carolers, it was a bit long. Might or might not do that again.
Wonderful, special treat.
The food was great and the Dickens singers were amazing, wonderful treat at Christmas time.
Old school elegance with profession waitstaff. We enjoyed the Christmas decorations, the caroling and ambiance. Not for the hoodie techie crowd but rathet for those who enjoy a elegant special occasion night out complete with excellent cuisine. Of course the evening is not inexpensive .
Great Start for the Christmas Season
Our group of six friends have been celebrating the Christmas season for the last 20+ years. This year we chose to start the season with the Dicken's dinner at the Madrona Manor. What a great way to start Christmas. The Manor is decorated to the fullest. The wait staff was exceptional. The food was top of the line. And the carolers made the night that much more special. I have not hesitation recommending the Madrona Manor's Dicken's dinner to anyone with the Christmas spirit.
Perfect date night that left us romantic ...
Perfect date night that left us romantically stricken!
Very posh. The food is inventive and wonderful.
This restaurant is everything fine dining should be. Although the food is creative, inventive, and divine, it hasn't been taken to ridiculous extremes like other chefs trying to be inventive. The food is just exquisite. The focus is on the experience and on flavor, as it should be. It is a little stuffy, but the wait staff did appropriately engage in humor. I would highly recommend for a splurge or a special occasion.
Our third time here for Thanksgiving dinner and the best yet. Service, food and setting was outstanding. We shall come again!
When you want to experience perfection
If you want to experience perfection in dining and wine pairing, go to Madrona Manor. We were there for my 60th birthday, which was also on Thanksgiving. Though I debated the price of the dinner with the wine pairing extra, it was totally worth the expense on this special occasion. I have never experienced food/wine to this level and perfection. We had a six-course dinner, each coarse paired with wine. My favorite was the Risotto made with estate pumpkin and shaved white truffles, and the Crab soup with smoked potatoes and seaweed butter (butter with local nori). The manor is tastefully decorated and comfortable.
This was my second chef's dinner at Madrona and it was as marvelous an experience as my first visit. Knowledgeable staff explained the dishes and the wine without being intrusive. I highly recommend the cocktail bar as well.
A Memorable Evening
Wonderful food, so creative and all in lovely surroundings. Made our Anniversary Dinner very special. Very impressed with the making of ice cream tableside. Service was very attentive and professional.
Madrona Manor has never let us down.
Menu and service are always 1st rate. Expensive, but very, very good.
As always outstanding! The staff is incr ...
As always outstanding! The staff is incredible and incredibly knowledgable!
The food was excellent, but not the service.
At a one-star Michelin restaurant, you expect excellent food and service. While the food met that standard, the service did not. My wife and I were told coldly that it was not possible for one of us to order the set menu and the other to order the ala carte menu. When I asked if we were seated at separate tables, would one of us be able to order from the set menu and the other from the ala carte menu, we were told "Yes". Not only did this make no sense, but the waitress was cold and arrogant. We pressed the nonsensical nature of this "policy" and ultimately were told the chef would make an exception for us. That, my friends, is NOT a one star Michelin restaurant. The food was excellent, but the night was marred unnecessarily by the cold and idiotic "rules" announced by our arrogant server.
great for a wonderful birthday dinner
expensive, but lovely and the food is a real treat
Not to be topped anywhere. Always a ver ...
Not to be topped anywhere. Always a very special occasion - we have dined here on many an occasion and are NEVER disappointed.
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