Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House, at the Madonna Inn
Perfect unique experienceThis place is a throw back to a time when things were simpler and quality was important.
I love the craftmanship of the decor, and the unique experience.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat atmosphere, terrible foodthis will be the most expensive terrible meal you'll ever have and yet it's worth it. the cocktails are watered down, but the wines are decent. the fried chicken is dry and tastes of old oil. the salmon was super overcooked. you'd think for $30+ a meal that they could get some good chefs, but this place isn't about quality food. the restaurants is kitchy and sparkly and pink and that's why i keep going back. always disappointed with the food and yet i always have a great time and love this place.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming dinner locationWell, have to admit we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. My husband had the pork ribs. I enjoyed the sirloin. The sirloin was a bit too rare for me, but, I still ate it. We did not leave hungry.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat experienceeverything about the gold rush steakhouse was Excellent, food was delicious, service was prompt, ambiance was one of a kind.
a must try if your in the area.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMjust perfectYou need to like the more romantic and a bit kitschy style of that restaurant. For me that was one of the reasons to choose it. have not had such a fantastic steak in a long time, but their strawberry pie was kind of heavenly.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMJust what I was looking forMy fella and I had a hankering for steak before a big weekend of celebrating. We were staying at the hotel for a wedding that was local and decided to eat at the Alex Steakhouse pre welcome drinks. They actually prepared my steak rare, (it's almost as if people don't believe you when you tell them that you want a rare steak), and the wine selection was local and varied. It's not a meal I would have every week, but for an old fashioned steak and potatoes place, it was great.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal and great service.Great meal and great service. The atmosphere is very fun. Music and dancing, lots of groups and couples celebrating events. Always a fun evening. Experienced dancers on the dance floor and novices too. Everyone is welcome.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Mother's Day CelebrationCouldn't have picked a better spot to celebrate Mother's Day. The prime rib was superb and the wine was exceptional. Enjoyed every minute of it!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Nice Bar and Dinner Experience.My wife and I arrived before our guests and decided to wait in the Bar The Bartender was A+ at his job and just a good person. The Dinner and Service with Dinner were Both Very Good.Nice wine selection.And then Desert...I mean Real Great Homemade cakes that you won't find anywhere else this good! Life is Good!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Madonna Inn is a localThe Madonna Inn is a local landmark. Many people come here for a special occasion or celebration, as can be noted by the different balloons floating from nearby tables. The decor is one of the primary items of interest here, and is worth a trip to at least sit at the bar and take in the scenery.
What they do here is steak, and they do it pretty well. Expect to get a cut of meat that is tender, juicy, and cooked to order. The rest of the meal seems pretty average, including your baked potato and garden salad. The meal is slightly overpriced for what you get, but you are paying for the ambiance more than anything.
Wine list is a little sparse, but was all local options.
Don't skip dessert; plenty of options from the bakery next door.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, beautifulExcellent food, beautiful restaurant, great service, lots of extras that make your special day even more special!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Ambiance, and ServiceWe made reservations for our anniversary, and were not disappointed ..... we have had our last six Anniversary dinners at the Gold Rush Steak house. We are from the bay area, but
typically have spent our Anniversary, Birthday's, and Valentines day's for most of the last ten years in the Pismo Beach area. We always make dinner reservations for our dinner celebration at the Gold Rush steak house, and have never been disappointed by the service or food, this time was no exception. The menu has changed since out last visit and the selection is much larger and more variety then in the past, but the taste is great as ever. The Gold Rush steak is a perfect place for a romantic dinner, and you should also try the bar for a drink before.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMInsanely fun!!Alex Madonna's Gold Rush is legendary. The ambiance, decor, service, music, was perfect. The menu is a bit dated, but nonetheless very good. It is an old school dining adventure with lots of fun flare. My boyfriend and I will be back for sure and will recommend to all friends. You must room at Madonna Inn, eat a huge piece of cake at Copper Kettle, lay by the heated pool, dance in the ballroom, hike and to top it off you must eat at Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steakhouse or else your not getting the full experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a terrific dining experienceWe had a terrific dining experience this time, our meals were cooked to perfection, and the service was excellent, the desserts were fantastic and the band was very entertaining. We would recomend the steak house to all of our family and friends.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSteaks were flavored wellSteaks were flavored well but the New York is thick but tough. Lots of "bridesmaids" parties; noise level can get high. Service was excellent.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, service and ambianceFood, service and ambiance was excellent for a special birthday occasion.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe evening led you to believeThe evening led you to believe you were in your own special place. The food and service were excellent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster at the Madonna INnNothing like Easter at the Madonna Inn. It's "pink" decor just fits the occasion. Great service, good food, and fun atmosphere. We'll be back next year!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome dinner spot. FoodAwesome dinner spot. Food impeccable. Entertainment was an orchestra playing swing and ballroom dance music. The ambiance and concept was great. Group just needs a little more practice. Atmosphere was reminiscent of the 1930s. A very comfortable evening had by all.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy dining experience was reallyMy dining experience was really great, my wife & I were first time visitors, the service was very good, & the food was excellent. We will visit again in the near future.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEnchanting!This is my second visit to the Madonna Inn. I wish for everyone to know that this hotel is the most enchanting hotel, bar, and restaurant I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. The staff is warm and friendly, the grounds are something out of a storybook, and the food is something to crave until next you visit. The only thing I would change...where I live! I'd love to live around the corner so I could visit more! Thank you!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI am never disappointed comingI am never disappointed coming here; it's always a very special treat!!!!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Favorite!I love the Madonna Inn! The restaurant is fantastic, with pink banquettes and golden statuary all over. The staff is always super friendly. We each had salads on this trip, which were huge - more than enough for a whole meal. My only suggestion would be to add a few more lighter items to the menu.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AM