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Madera - Rosewood Hotel Sand Hill
Madera - Rosewood Hotel Sand Hill

Madera - Rosewood Hotel Sand Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://maderasandhill.com
  • Phone: (650) 561-1540
  • 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: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian, American
  • Executive Chef: Peter Rudolph
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • 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: Eve Shaw (888) 853-3675

Getting there

  • Cross Street: HWY 280
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Rosewood Sand Hill offers complimentary valet as well as optional self-parking.

    Complimentary electric car charging station available.
A word from Madera - Rosewood Hotel Sand Hill
Madera Restaurant Honored with One Star by Michelin and Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence 2012.
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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Had high expectations for a Michelin star restaurant, but the cod was flavorless as was the beef entree. The appetizers were also non-spectacular. The vegetarian options were much more flavorful but at the prices charged, we were sorely disappointed overall and will not be back (at least for dinner)l!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Meal was fresh and filling. Good food, great cocktails and nice atmosphere. Wish we would have requested patio seating with our reservations. Great date night, but I don't think it's the place to take out of towners you want to impress with a dining experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It's a lovely spot - but I feel like there was too much emphasis on trying to be trendy / creative and not enough on taste. For instance the Halibut Crudo appetizer - it was pretty to look at, with interesting little pearls of melon and sea grapes but the dish overall was bland and tasteless. My wife ordered the salmon - it was inedible - it was cooked sous-vide - again very high tech and creative - but led to disgusting texture and she said it just didn't taste good. At our table we also had the steak and duck entree's - they were both just ok - the steak came with pickled mushrooms - which again was just a weird decision and strange taste combination. My advice to the restaurant - calm down on presentation, and focus on taste."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Please do NOT waste your money here. The food was so bad. I sent my parents for their anniversary and they had to send back their food and choked down some of the inedible food just to not make a scene. The lettuce was wilty, there was no seasoning on the food, the salmon was raw."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It was certainly entertaining from a people watching perspective on a Thursday night with the ladies circling outside the bar area like sharks. The food was nothing to write home about and was quite disappointing. My sole was salty and so was the pasta appetizer. I would stick with the bar food, the tuna tartar was very good but again, salty once you reached the bottom of the plate. Also, I would avoid Thursday nights unless you want some entertainment or looking for love in all the wrong places."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The Rosewood is still one of my favorite spots in the Bay Area, but it's lost a bit of sparkle for me on this last visit. Our server was fantastic - quite hilarious, actually. Great service. However, the hosts were disorganized and made an awkward "check-in" & 1st impression for my guests. We (3) all ordered the heirloom tomato appetizer, but the dishes were inconsistent. 1 dish had 2x the tomatoes vs others. 1 dish missing melon balls & pesto sauce. - No fresh-squeezed juice - Disappointed with the basil spaghetti, not flavorful - We didn't go with the server's dessert suggestion, which may explain why it was just "ok" (not excellent) I remembered Madera as a world-class experience, but it didn't live up to my expectations."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I have had lunch and dinner at the Madera and both have been lovely. The setting is relaxing and the pace of the meal is well timed. The food is good depending on what you order. We had the duck and though the skin was crispy the meat was hard to cut. It was tasty and the vegetable along with the dish complemented the duck. The lunch menu has something for everyone and the salads are excellent."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Lunch was great out on the deck but meal was way overpriced. Six bucks for a cup of coffee?"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My guests and I spent a wonderful eating and dining experience!!! It was my son's birthday and they put a Happy Birthday Brian, on the menu. The server was wonderful and helpful. The meal was delicious---beautifully served and great to taste!! The desserts were delectable. I would refer anyone for a wonderful dining experience!!!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Although my husband thinks it is. Ate outside in lovely weather. A little windy and the sun nice. Thought the freeway was loud but maybe because of the wind direction. Food sophisticated but easy for those dieting. Nothing really hit it out of the park but nothing approaching bad. My husband loves this place for business meetings and for the food so maybe it was just me or a sort of a blah night? I am certainly willing to try again..."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "When I opened my menu, I was greeted with Happy Birthday, Mom. I was quite impressed. This evening will be something I will remember for some time. Every one enjoyed every thing they consumed. A night to remember!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Overpriced and the food was not exceptional for the absurd pricing. I will not eat here again, yet the staff were very friendly."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Enjoyed a delightful lunch on the patio at Madera. The view of the western hills is lovely and the service and food all excellent. Much quieter outside than in! Crab roll entree was very imaginative."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I had dinner one night at Madera during my vacations in California and Travis, my waiter was fantastic as well as the Food and Beverage Assistant Manager Alex Cornu. Try the Costa Rica dessert simply amazing!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I don't know how the restaurant received a Michelin One Star. The service and food was awful. Specifics below. Our reserved table was not ready. In fact we were told that they had no idea when the table would be ready, so we were put in a private room in the back, not by choice. We felt very isolated and forgotten. Our server told us to simply throw something at them if we need to get their attention. The timing between salads and appetizers were way to long. The appetizers were bland. Every main dish had to be sent back. The pasta dishes were overcooked and burned. The steak dishes were either cold or extremely tough and confirmed by the manager The cod fish was dry and vegetables overcooked A special birthday was ruined"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great food and great service. I took a client for lunch. The server was sensitive to our time constraints."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "They printed a special anniversary menu for us and provided a great cupcake as well. We were treated to an excellent meal, great champagne pairing suggestions, and a spectacular view. Well worth the price."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This was our favorite restaurant and we have been here many times. It no longer has either the service or the food quality that I associate with a Michelin restaurant. It is not bad but it no longer deserves its star."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Service was exemplary. Menu was unique and everything was nicely prepared. The presentation stood out as excellent. All this in a beautiful facility with a great view. But the location makes it an easy choice. It's right off 280 at Sand Hill Road. There's not much along 280, so this is an easy choice to meet with a combined SF, Peninsula and South Bay group."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "From the food to the service to the special touches, Madera made our 30th anniversary extra special and memorable."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I was disappointed with lunch. The food was ordinary and wine by the glass had an exorbitant markup. For the prices charged, I expected higher quality food. The best dish we had was the cannelloni starter - there was one quite small, but excellent avocado crab cannelloni for $18. The dining room itself and the balcony are lovely spaces."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We are not hard to please but this was a bad experience overall. We were about the only diners to check in around 5:30pm. The hostess wanted to sit us in the back, away from the windows. When we asked to be close to the windows she seemed very put out and placed us next to a windy doorway. We asked that the lamb be prepared medium, it came out rare so it was sent back. On dessert, we noticed that one item didn't appear to have dairy and confirmed it with the waiter. It came out in a bowl with cream all on the bottom. We had five different waiters over the course of the meal which we noticed was was occuring with the other tables. No one seemed to remember what we asked for plus they were hard to find as they rotated so much. Not Good!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary at Madera. They personalized the menu for us and gave us a special dessert for the occasion. Our waiter Alex could not have been any better. He was so attentive and helpful. He kept our water glasses full and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was AMAZING! The presentation was AMAZING. The Service was AMAZING. What else can I say?"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We celebrated our 53rd wedding anniversary here. The food and service simply does not get any better."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The service is terrific. I am also impressed with the decor, the food, and their ability to provide a quiet atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The new chef was intolerant of our pork free requests. His alternatives resulted in us walking out mid meal, something we haven't done in years. A shame really, as Madera used to be our go-to place for a reliable, outstanding meal. We ended up continuing our dinner at The Village Pub, which, thankfully, has maintained its excellence."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Unfortunately Madera did not impress -- at least not for brunch on Sunday. Our waitress was oddly rude, not answering questions about the menu and completely MIA after our food arrived. Grilled cheese was bland. Other had the eggs benedict with crab cake, which seemed to be better. Was a disappointing experience -- bummer."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal at Madera. The food surpassed our expectations. Everything was delicious and unique. Everything cooked to perfection and presented masterfully. Compares to much more expensive restaurants."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The service, ambience and food are all good, but a little expensive for a hotel restaurant. $41 for a small steak and $34 for a small portion of pasta - this isn't a Thomas Keller restaurant. Even breakfast for two people cost $100."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful lunch. It felt we were on vacation. Great service! Wonderful salads and delicious Vino!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was our 5th dinner at Madera this year. We are always excited to see the new items on an already creative menu. The amuse bouche is always a nice surprise,the last one being a pico de gallo consomme. We ordered scallops crudo and lamb rib eye. W have never had either one before and both were absolutely delicious. For dessert We have ordered the beignets 3 times and still think about them at home. They are rolled in cardamon and sugar and served with quince sauce and honey. We always order vanilla ice cream too! It's a good idea to order them at the beginning of the meal as they take about 15 minutes to make The service is lovely and the waiters are very knowledgeable about wine pairing. We're looking forward to our next dinner!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I had been here for lunch before and liked it. Have been wanting to go for dinner. Considering that this is a Michelin starred restaurant, the food was very disappointing. May be they were awarded the Michelin star based on the excellent extensive wine list, which is indeed impressive. But the food was bland and my halibut was overcooked. The presentation of the food was gorgeous but that's form over substance."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I love this restaurant! It's fancy without being pretentious, and the service was spectacular. The most amazing thing that happened was the arrival of the gluten-free bread after we barely mentioned we were avoiding gluten. And it was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant brunch at the Rosewood. We sat on the patio with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills. It was slightly chilly and the attentive server noticed and immediately offered to turn on the overhead heat. It was a lovely day with superb service. My wife has a number of food allergies and the staff was very considerate of her special needs and made sure her meal was properly prepared. I enjoyed a rare treat of fried eggs, bacon, wheat toast, and breakfast potatoes. Since I am a health nut I enjoy this feast maybe once a year. It was FANTASTIC."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Ate here for our anniversary. Loved the attention to detail, and felt welcomed and special. The lamb ribeye was to die for!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Expensive for what you get. Fried foods were very greasy. Went for late lunch so maybe they were off but prices were high. $25 corkage fee and had to keep looking for waiter"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "An excellent meal. The squid starter was fantastic, and the strip loin steak was delicious."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The setting is beautiful, but the Resturant being a Mechalin Star was disappointing. Limited menu, the appetiser was good but the main dish '"salmon" was like an appetizer with little or no garnish. The server must have been a graduate of the "Olive Garden". He never explain anything and while we did not have dessert because it was cold and he never asked if he should turn on the heater. We went in the bar had dessert and the service was outstanding! Recommend bar and stay out of the main dinning room unless you like poor service and over priced food!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "What more needs to be said, Madera is at the Rosewood, the prices are high but the food is great and the service impeccable."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Waiter "J.J." was particularly gracious and personable. He even went out of his way to provide ice cream and chocolate sauce that was not on the menu."
    Dined on 6/18/2014