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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Madrona Manor Ratings and Reviews
Madrona Manor was outstanding. I really ...
Madrona Manor was outstanding. I really was rather surprised by the excellence of the cuisine and the attentiveness of the staff. I knew there was an active and very accomplished food scene in Sonoma County but did not expect the attention to detail. We received two small and very delicious amuse bouche dishes before our nine-course tasting menu began. We ordered the wine pairings, which can be spotty, but found each pour to be very good and indeed a well-chosen accompaniment. The portion sizes were perfect--just a few bites each which is all you really want when there are nine courses. We ordered the supplement of foie gras and cheese and both were excellent. This is definitely a special occasion place but if it is a birthday, anniversary, or other nice event, I would definitely recommend this very lovely old house.
An exceptional experience, fantastastic ...
An exceptional experience, fantastastic for special occasions. Have been there several times to celebrate special occasions and for their amazing Christmas and New Year's Eve celebratory meal events. Eye-popping food of exceptional flavor and creativity. Cozy & romantic. Absolutly a must-stop if you are in Sonoma Wine Country.
Visited for our anniversary - this was o ...
Visited for our anniversary - this was our third time back for such an occasion. It was excellent but slightly below expectations (which are sky-high for MadroneM). Used to outdoor dining, and having 8 tables in one little room (while most of remaining rooms were empty) felt crowded for no reason save server efficiency - spread tables out, please. Food quality fantastic as usual, but several of dishes haven't changed much. Staff seemed young, and they lacked a certain comfort engendered in previous visits. It was the little things - didn't check on wine levels often, pace of meal was too fast (to the point we had to slow it down), steak wasn't cooked right nor checked, etc. Amusements (little extra bites) were hit/miss (baby potato? nothing special on that spud), while others were inspired (carbonated something - awesome). Again, for almost all restaurants, you would have been delighted...the standard is higher here. At two Franklins per head plus, my expectations will remain high.
I have dined at Madrona Manor several ti ...
I have dined at Madrona Manor several times. Without exception, each experience has been outstanding. I take the opportunity to show friends what dining in wine country can be like, without the crowds so prevalent at more well-known Michelin-starred restaurants. The food is superb, and the wait staff, led by Eric Mercer, is excellent. Two or three hours just disappear. I have mixed feelings about submitting this review. Part of me wants to share the beauty of this place and dining experience; part of me hopes no one else ever finds it.
While the background music helped to hav ...
While the background music helped to have privacy we were not exactly impressed with the elevator style. The food is an experience, although we did not understand why the Brussels sprouts were an option to the chicken dish. The wine pairing was excellent and the ambience special.
Other than inexperienced servers who del ...
Other than inexperienced servers who delivered the wrong food to each of us (the one with dietary restrictions receiving the food the other requested) and the fact that they completely forgot to deliver one of the courses and had to be reminded by us, it was an excellent meal. But when you charge $165 per person and add on a mandatory 20% service charge, it isn't acceptable to screw up that badly and apologize with "comped" coffee. Fortunately the ambience and food made up for the weak service.
It was our 30th anniversary and so we wa ...
It was our 30th anniversary and so we wanted something special, and boy did we get it! This is a price fix menu only, expensive, high quality, incredible service, special occasion place. The prices will set you back a bit, but if you can afford it it is a very special treat.
Madrona Manor charms us yet again, what ...
Madrona Manor charms us yet again, what a delightful evening. Outside dining with superb service surpassed only by the chef taking us on an amazing journey with each course, paired with the perfect wines. We dine here each and every time we are in the area, not to be missed.
One of a kind experience. Multi Course ...
One of a kind experience. Multi Course Tasting Menu that does not disappoint. The courses are prepared to perfection; both in flavor and in presentation. Michelin Star Chef Mallgren does pour his heart into this experience. We had a lovely dinner. The service was impeccable. Every course is served with a detailed explanation. Everyone's plate arrives at the same time. Every bite is wonderful.
The food was fabulous, and the restauran ...
The food was fabulous, and the restaurant is in a lovely location. The only negative is that this service was maybe a little bit slow -- that was better than being rushed through all the courses, but it might have been just a big faster.
Lovely setting and great service but the ...
Lovely setting and great service but the portions were beyond small and the wine paring pours scant. Flavors were not distinct from course to course on the garden selection. We enjoyed our time but we will not return.
This restaurant--which is rated one star ...
This restaurant--which is rated one star by Michelin--is simply superb. At $160 per person it is also pricey, but worth every cent in our estimation. The nine course "degustation" dinner was fantastic--in the combination of flavors and textures, in the beautiful presentations, and in the professional and understatedly elegant service.
We had decided on a special dining exper ...
We had decided on a special dining experience for our 53rd wedding anniversary and knew it would be very expensive. Indeed I had second thoughts before going. But the experience was well worth it. We also knew there would be many courses and we are not big eaters, so feared we would not get our moneys worth. But the portions are small but exquisite.. Every morsel was delicious and so many new things and new tastes. It was an adventure. All of the staff are very professional. We will go again for a special experience.
10 course meals (both the grande dame & ...
10 course meals (both the grande dame & a walk thru the jardin) were wonderful. highly recommended if you are into fine dining (and it was filling so... advise you come in hungry!)... meat eaters, although the wagu beef was petite was oh so good (drooling just thinking about it)... dessert prep using liquid nitro & vanilla cream was oh so awesome and delicious too...
We have been to Madrona Manor several ti ...
We have been to Madrona Manor several times over the years and usually really enjoyed the fascinating flavor combinations and unique menus. It used to be there was a choice of how many courses you would like (five or seven, I believe). Now, it's nine. What is it with this fascination of sensory overload? Of course, it's not just nine... there's always the chef's little "gifts" of an amuse-bouche and other tidbits. My choice of menu for this visit was the vegetarian theme. Unfortunately, every item had a similar flavor - salt. I think three or four of the items included mushrooms. Why not throw in a carrot dish with a little sweetness? And everything is precious. Tiny, micro-chopped, itsy bitsy morsels on a gigantic dish. The French Laundry does this type of meal properly, but it's still too much. You can hardly remember any one of the umpteen items, as they all run together in your mind and in your mouth. Less is more... and Chef, please, back away from the salt shaker.
On the weekday evening we dined at Madro ...
On the weekday evening we dined at Madrona, the restaurant offered two price fixe 9 course meal options including a vegetarian choice. In addition to the nine courses there was an optional cheese tasting and wine pairing plus half price bottles of wine from an extensive wine list. Since we'd spent the day tasting at local tasting rooms we passed on both the wine pairings and cheese selection, so I can't offer an opinion on those choices. However, in addition to the nine courses, the chef threw in a few taste surprises between courses. My wife tried the vegetarian option while I tried the traditional, which included Bulgarian caviar for starters, trout, poussin and Wagyu beef and two desserts; sorbet and ice cream churned table side. The food was outstanding, prepared to perfection. Service was exemplary, with frequent but unobtrusive attention. I'd highly recommend Madrona Manor.
if you want a colon cleansor for dinner ...
if you want a colon cleansor for dinner this is your place. a silly 9 course, 3 1/2 hour meal is forced upon you and all 4 people that ate it got sick. there is no ala carte menu. and if you show up 15 minutes early for your reservation - add another quick 100 to your bill as they stick you in the bar where every drink is $25. once a really nice place to have a quiet dinner with good variety of local dishes.
"Amazing" is the only word I have to des ...
"Amazing" is the only word I have to describe the food. They surprised us right out of the gate, and the surprises kept coming. They finished off the meal with ice cream (made table side with liquid nitrogen), candied almonds, fresh whipped cream, melted chocolate and an amazing cherry. Like every other course, it was simple in nature, but complex in the taste experiences it delivered, not to mention beautiful to look at.
We will absolutely be going back, and will happily spend the extra time on the road to get there.
My husband and I visited Healdsburg and ...
My husband and I visited Healdsburg and enjoyed a meal at Madrona Manor. We knew it was known for its tasting menu but didn't realize that that was the only choice. We were surprised as the cost is $160 each. We were already at our table and decided to enjoy the experience . We chose the non-vegetarian 9 course menu. Before the courses began we had at least four extra small tastes, such as a delicious egg sauvignon (not sure spelled right), then our courses began to come punctuated by several breads, a lemon granita and finally some sweets. All of these were beyond the 9 delicious small courses. The highlight for me was Japanese Wagyu which I hadn't had before this and ice cream made table side. When we considered that service was included, the great quality of the food, excellent service, we had one of the best meals of our lives.
Food was great and there was a trout dis ...
Food was great and there was a trout dish that just melted in your mouth and rivaled any course at French Laundry. The service was lacking for a one star restaurant. We waited five minutes and finally had to ask for a plate. Table side service had to be stopped because server was unprepared.
We were at Madrona seven years ago and i ...
We were at Madrona seven years ago and it was a magical experience. Again the creativity of the menu and tastes made the experience amazing. We were just completely caught off guard that the meal jumped so significantly in price that it was a $600 evening and only one of us enjoyed the wine pairing. We really appreciated the opportunity to select the number of courses last time and make the experience a bit more approachable. Or, I would suggest at least letting people know when the reservation is made so one doesn't have to feel so completely caught off guard.
Came to celebrate my fiancee and my 7th ...
Came to celebrate my fiancee and my 7th anniversary and had a beautiful evening. Exciting dishes on the Chef's tasting menu ranging from perfectly cooked Wagyu steak to tart and sweet tomatoes with seabeans to a soft-boiled egg served in a cup full of campfire smoke. The drinks were paired well, the service was stellar. Highly recommend for a special night out.
Amazing food deco and palate satisfactio ...
Amazing food deco and palate satisfaction.
Portion wasn't too big which was a plus; get to taste a variety of food that chef had amazed us!
Wine pairing was extremely good.
Definitely worth another visit. Highly recommended!
Madrona specializes in service. This was ...
Madrona specializes in service. This was one of the first things that I noticed at dinner. The staff is prompt and attentive as well as very nice. The food is top notch, though pricey. I've eaten at Madrona a few times and the food and service are both consistently amazing. The bar is also top notch with homemade syrups, herbs from the on-site garden and choice liquors to make delicious, flavorful cocktails.
One again Jesse's degustation was excell ...
One again Jesse's degustation was excellent. The sea bream crudo was outstanding, as was the caviar and the wild King salmon. The menu was well-balanced with delightful touches such as the oyster leaf amuse bouche. The service matched the amazing food. Thank you all for a wonderful evening again.
This was delicious. If you are unfamilia ...
This was delicious. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a "tasting menu" please do a little research first so you know what to expect; you are dining here for the joy of the experience of food as an art form, as much as anything else. If you know what to expect, and that's your thing, you will enjoy this place. This was a lovely experience. They also have lovely mixologist who puts as much care into her cocktails as the chefs (and team) do with their food. The service was good too, but honestly, not as over-the-top perfected as I have encountered elsewhere, but they were pretty good.
Terribly expensive. We came very hungry ...
Terribly expensive. We came very hungry, considering they serve a 9 course meal. I left still hungry. The steak and salmon they served was one inch long and half inch wide. When they call it a tasting menu, they sure mean you only get a taste, no more. I would not go back. Over $800 for 4 people and still left hungry!
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