Madera - Rosewood Hotel Sand Hill
Delicious meal for a nice occasionLoved my meal at the Rosewood. Dishes weren't cheap at about $35/main, but the portion sizes were generous. The octopus appetizer was particularly delicious–smoked and prepared in a Spanish style. I'd go back again for a nice occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale bar and grillBar and grill atmosphere with open kitchen and yet upscale and contemporary. Beautiful views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, roaring fire in fireplace, jazz wafting in from the bar. The food is excellent--interesting choices, well-prepared with gourmet touches such as an amuse bouche. Extensive wine list. Attentive wait staff. We went for our anniversary and we were served complimentary champagne upon our arrival, and our menus were custom printed with a special welcome. I would recommend this restaurant highly.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMaderaTook a friend here for her birthday, we sat on their beautiful terrace with the fabulous view. The appetizer of spicy shrimp was very yummy and was big enough it could have served as a main dish, we split it. My friend had the grilled cheese sandwich which she thought was great. I had the fish sandwich on fry bread, it was pretty unwieldy to eat as the bread slid around atop the fish and large stack of slippery tomato, lettuce, etc. It was tasty but not great, too much bread. We both agreed we'd go here again as the food was quite good and the beauty of the restaurant had such appeal. Service was good too.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and service.Delicious ---but a bit noisy inside. Business is good!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceWe had a lovely meal out on the deck. The food was terrific and the service was very attentive and thoughtful. Inside, the noise is very loud so if you don't like that, go out on the deck, which has a great view.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood taste great- highly recommendeFood taste great- highly recommended. Great service as well.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNice ambiance, mixed serviceThe location and decor of this place is realy quite impressive - lovely view, spacious room, nice decor. The food was very good but not standout for the price and a couple of dishes were too salty. The service wa a mixed bag - we seemed to have 2 waiters for this table - one was very nice and attentive, the other seemed to be bent on upselling us to more expensive items and was kind of pushy which is not what you want for a nice evening out. At the end of the evening we had to wait almost 30 minutes to get our check. We would have also liked refreshers on our coffee after dinner sooner than we got them. Overall, very nice place but needs a little more consistant service, and value for the price is not quite there.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Chef made an accomidationThe Chef made an accomidation for my wifes food alergies, it was delicious and appreciated. The sommelier is so knowledgable and friendly. We usually bring a bottle of wine with us and they don't even miss a beat in the service. Some restaurants aren't so willing to spend as much effort on your experience when you bring wine with you but Madera is always very accomidating. We tried the Antelope for the first time, it is my new favorite.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our anniversaryWe celebrated our anniversary here this year and had a wonderful experience. We were catered to and served beautifully throughout all of the courses of our meal. The staff went above and beyond to make the evening special and in wishing a happy anniversary. Beautiful spot, great food and excellent service. Worth returning to..especially for special occasions!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than I expected!Had dinner here again with 6 other friends, the kitchen was very accommodating to our vegetarian friends. The dining room was a bit loud at the time we arrived but got quieter as the evening passed. The sommelier was polite, but very fake, seemed like he had something better to do however our server Jessica was awesome. Looking forward to the next visit.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTop-Notch MaderaI recently had a business lunch at Madera and it was top-notch! From service, to food, to ambiance, everything was perfect.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were great, we had a wonderful evening. The steak was delicious and well cooked. The desserts were beautiful and scrumptious. Madera always delivers a wonderful experience.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMostly excellent!It was especially good to be seated outside, where the view was lovely and the noise level very reasonable. The food was good, but the chilled asparagus soup could have been slightly tastier. All the service people were attentive and helpful.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dinner experience wasThe dinner experience was great - I give high marks to the server, service, and food.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAtmosphere and decor is stunning.Atmosphere and decor is stunning. Appetizers (asparagus with cavier & truffle pasta) were outstanding. Entrees were good (scallops, duck, halibut, seared tuna) but not memorable for a Michelin Star restaurant.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSommelier brought the perfectSommelier brought the perfect wines to match. Pork belly with halibut was decadent and yummy4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice spot to grab lunchA nice spot to grab lunch with girl friends on a special occasion. Great view from the patio.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a magnificent diningWhat a magnificent dining room with an over-size fireplace, and an open kitchen. Get there at sunset and dine on the deck to watch the sky put on a colored light show over the hills to the west.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was absolutelyThe service was absolutely outstanding. Everyone remembered that it was our annivesary and treated us as very special guests. We were given complimentary glass of champagne and delicious little dessert with a "congratulations" chocolate decoration. Fantastic!! (oh, and the food was simply divine).4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were at Madera to celebrateWe were at Madera to celebrate my niece's engagement. Everything was just perfect, and the service was impeccable.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden gemI have never been to Madera. What a pleasant suprise, the food was top class, the service was professional and friendly. I will definetly return.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Menlo Park's BestOne of the best restaurants in Menlo Park. Excellent food at every meal (brunch, lunch and dinner), although my favorite meal here is brunch ($30 bottomless Mimosas!). The view is excellent and the ambiance is modern luxury. This is a great date place. Overall, one of my favorite spots on the Peninsula.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchCorned beef hash. Their version was original and yummy. Lots of veggies. Egs Benedict with smoked salmon was flawless.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNo vegan options. I orderedNo vegan options. I ordered a pear salad....it was shockingly small for $16.00. But then again...you don't go to this restaurant to eat.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal I've had in a longBest meal I've had in a long time. Rates in the top 5 meals of my life!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was well presented,The food was well presented, original and delicious. I had the white asparagus with seed crunch which was both tender and crunchy at the same time. Desert was lovely with sorbettos. Service was courteous and friendly, but the we felt the food was delivered a bit too slowly. I suspect my wife's risotto may have slowed things down a bit.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. The only problemGreat place. The only problem is we had a 7:15 reservation, but their computer said 9:30. They were able to accomadate us with a great balcony table.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb!Nothing can beat the Ambiance! food was good and services were nice. This is a great place for business lunch, birthday, even bridal shower. Nice outdoor dinner as well with Santa Cruz mountains backdrop. I love it so much that I went back 2 days in a roll.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMadera is a fantastic restaurant.Madera is a fantastic restaurant. The craft of the chefs make every dish fantastic.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMadera has an amazing offeringMadera has an amazing offering between the menu, service, menu, and bar. It goes down as one of the best meals we've had and look forward to returning again soon.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal in years.The meal was one of the best my husband and I have had in years. We were entertaining business partners and received praise for the choice of venue. Everything was perfect from the service, to the balance of flavors in the food and the wine. Each course was a gem!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lounge /bar at MaderaThe lounge /bar at Madera is lovely - on a nice evening are able to sit outside on the terrace.
Restaurant is interesting - great big beautiful windows & open kitchen. The menu is interesting & requires clarification on dishes, which our server was able to accomplish with reccomendations. Many fish options & vegan dishes...
Wine list is extensive & very pricey.
Would return to sit at the terrace for apps & drinks soon.
The main restaurant is really only for Very Special occasions!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper food,outstanding service,Super food,outstanding service, and a beautiful environment made our lunch an outstanding dining experience. Great value for the money. I plan to return again and again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service isThe food and the service is impeccable! It's a great place for lunch or happy hour at the lounge.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love the food and serviceAlways love the food and service at Madera. The octopus starter is amazing, I almost ordered another. The waiter was very professional and handled the wine service well.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent gastronomicWe had an excellent gastronomic experience! The three dishes that my family enjoyed the most are : "shabu shabu", octopus and the duck breast. Our waiter, Alex, is great. His manners and food knowledges are outstanding. He explained to us the ingredients in the dish and how the foods are prepared. The sommelier and the wine list are exceptional too. We give Madera 1-2 stars.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional serviceMy wife and I are trying all the Michelin star restaurants in the area, and our night at Madera was excellent. We arrived hungry and really loved the bread basket, which had a variety of fresh-baked selections. The sourdough was unbeatable (our server gave us a bit extra to take home). Our entrees were delicious and interesting, and we had a difficult time picking just one of the dessert selections. We settled on the short stack with a boysenberry sauce, which we loved. On top of the excellent food, our server was very friendly and made our night out special. Definitely returning soon!2/17/2013 12:00:00 AM