Madrona Manor
Madrona Manor

Madrona Manor

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.madronamanor.com/
  • Phone: (707) 433-4231
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Mallgren
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Dry Creek Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Convenient on-site parking is available.
A word from 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. Compose your own 6 course tasting menu or, at the whim of the chef, choose the Grande Dame pre-fixe menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Madrona Manor reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (48)fit for foodies (45)romantic (41)notable wine list (29)scenic view (15)great for outdoor dining (13)neighborhood gem (8)good for groups (6)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A True Food Adventure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service was impeccable. Who knew that much cutlery even existed? Each course was small but powerful, and some of the tastes were simply indescribable. It is very expensive but worth a special trip. All that, and they make ice cream right at your table, in front of you!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, moldy/stale smell in dining room.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. We wish we had visited in the summer when we could have eaten in the lovely garden. However, we were inside and the dining room is a little dingy and musty smelling. It affected the entire experience. The food was interesting but not amazing given the price. We were disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect anniversary spot
    rbucks
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My wife and I keep coming back. It's our favorite meal of the year and a special place for anyone looking for somewhere to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Service excelled but food too over the top except liquid nitrogen ice cream. Pairing was good but petite portions hardly enough to enjoy
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  • Perfect food, perfect vibe, an absolute pleasure
    StillSmilingVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I dined at a 3-Star Michelin restaurant a couple of months back (In NYC...upper-east side) and it was a solid dining experience. This place edged it out. Food-wise, expect the unexpected and creative, but nothing over-the-top or intimidating. Certainly, the chef pushes boundaries of what most people are used to, but he gives recommendations on how to approach each course, so you aren't guessing on how to make every bite count. When it comes to flavors, I tasted food in my brain...as in, he was hitting taste buds I didn't know I had and simultaneously exercising pleasure centers in my brain! (yeah, I said it.) Unreal. In addition to the incredible food, the staff was professional, technical, and, somehow, still remained warm and personable. You can tell they really are passionate about food and your dining experience. Somehow, they balanced professionalism with wine-country relaxation, as well as the chef balanced sweet and savory. I don't shy away from ultra-formal, but this meal was enhanced by the comfort of the surroundings and the people serving you. The chef came to our table to check on us, which is always appreciated. I probably would have tracked him down anyway, but he saved me a trip. ;) I realize this review is a bit dramatic, but check out my other reviews and you'll see that I don't get worked up too often. My guess is that this place will be adding Mish-stars over the years. If I was to knock anything, just to be a little more credible in my review, I'd suggest they find a way to add a little more room between tables. Some tables seemed a bit tight in the corners and I smelled other people's cheese on two occasions (although I never felt cramped in any way, a touch more space between tables would be an improvement). To wrap it up: I'm framing the tasting menu.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, service & ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Be prepared to enjoy a 3+ hr. event when you dine at Madrona Manor. The food is exquisite, as well as the service. The manor is very lovely, and the atmosphere and decor invite you to step out of time for a bit. We celebrated a "big" birthday there recently, and it was luxurious, delicious, elegant without being snooty, and made a forever memory. And, best thing, you really do lose track of time as you are treated to round after round of fabulous and unique food items.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wow!
    SamolocalVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Fine dining lives here. Choice of two fascinating prix fixe menus, reasonably priced, professional service, nice wine list. We were surprised at just how good this place was on all counts. The French Laundry at a fraction of the price.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    kikosrunerVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband and dear friends celebrated my 50th birthday last week at this wonderful restaurant. We did the Grand Dame, and had a wonderful experience. Even our French friend, had never experienced anything like the meal we had. The tastes, the amuse-bouche's the courses were outstanding. It was amazing how so much taste could be packed into the smallest of tomatoes and lightest Nitro Caprese; the parings were wonderful as well. It was better than we could have imagined.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Brilliant
    foodart
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a brilliant dinner at Madrona Manor recently. The cooking was very inventive, numerous small amusee tastes also. Great attention to detail. A lot of chemistry and also perfect blending of flavors. I've been to many three star restaurants in Paris and this was more inventive than most and as delicious as all. We were all happy that we took the tasting menu that left all up to the chef and we didn't have to decide a thing. We had gone up for wine tasting in the Russian River so we knew what we wanted to drink and did not do the food and wine pairing, which I expect would have been a great treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal Cuisine 2 Michelin Stars
    CulturedGrape
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    It was a culinary art dinner worthy of my son's 45th Birthday celebration! We enjoyed seriously clever presentations of outstanding flavor, texture, aromatic and well balanced small dishes. It's so hard to pick favorites but I can say the smoky cream in the egg shell, Scallop Crudo, Nitro Caprese just made us want more of each one. The duck was orchestrated into a lovely flower and divinely accompanied with an exquisite sauce. We agreed that everything we had was well thought out from the tiny spoon preliminary introductions that wet the appetite to each main dish that more than justified our enthusiastic anticipation.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Surprise !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Dinning at Madrona Manor was a WONDERFUL SURPRISE. Our servers were top notch ! The ambiance spectacular & The food, FANTASTIC! I hesitated giving a five star only because we expected to order from a regular menu. We brought friends there and raved about the last time we were there and how great the lamb was, only to find there were 2 fixed menus. It was an awkward moment, but since we hadn't done such an elaborate thing in years, we all decided to do the right side fixed menu for $160.00 p/person. There was one surprise after another and we were delighted. Great job. But, I have to also add that it would be nice to choose from a REGULAR MENU. Thank you for making this experience memorable in SO MANY ways! Bravo !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A dining experience
    DJK1VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great tasting menu selections and the chef's between course additions were a tasty foreshadowing of the next course to come for your specific tasting, presented in an inventive and whimsical fashion. An expensive meal with the wine paring, but definitely worth the visit.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Astonishingly Good
    Lomfamily
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    One of the top 5 restaurants we have ever been to--and we have traveled and eaten well all our lives (and are now retired). Amazingly creative.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whoa
    Youngatheart
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Every dish thoughtfully prepared and presented. Impeccable service.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Madrona is Magnificent
    foodlvrVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A very special experience we will not soon forget. Staff was very attentive and food was outstanding, so many flavors to taste in each bite. The creativity was best I've experienced. Will go back again and recommend to friends! The setting takes you back to early days of elegance and fine taste. What a beautiful location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Terrific Food, Ambiance
    travlescott
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I could have titled this reivew 'almost great' but I want to be more positive than negative. The food and ambiance were amazing. The only problem was the pacing on the second half of the meal, it really began to drag between courses. We chose the 10 course chef's tasting menu which is a similar experience to French Laundry. We sat outdoors on the porch and the weather and surroundings could not have been better, so we will definatlely return. Recommended for a very special dinner with your partner, or taking guests out for an unforgettable evening.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • unique experience
    Molly
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A great restaurant for a very special occasion. Definitely not your usual high end restaurant. Price fixed,multicourse meal with impecable service. Food choices are very limited and the price is very high, but the quality of the food cannot be topped. It's the kind of restaurant you'll probably only try once, but remember fondly for a long time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An evening's entertainment
    Foodaholic
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Seated on the veranda of a 19th century mansion on a hill diners are treated to a food extravaganza. We chose the smaller menu consisting of six courses interspersed with at least ten amuse bouches, each a quarter mouthful of subtle flavor and texture. The service was perfectly paced throughout the three hour extravaganza. The total bill for four was $731, including gratuity, three cocktails and 3 glasses of an excellent Oregon pinot noir and one serving of Wagyu beef - well worth the $40 supplement. This would be a high price for an ordinary meal but it is a bargain for an evening's entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I never make posts but...
    Novahoops0304
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is a special place. I rarely write reviews but I felt inclined to share the experience we had last week. A truly memorable night, great food with unique presentation. The staff was amazing and made the extra effort to ensure our entire meal was up to expectations. If your in the greater Sonoma area and are not afraid to pay up to dine with true elegance and care take the time to make a reservation here. A top 5 restaurant experience that would rival only Blue Hill Stone Barns (Westchester County, NY), Il Mulino (NY, NY), Homestead (Greenwich, CT), Beach Bistro (Long Boatkey, FL)
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • notforme
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The Manor was a nice place to visit, however once in the dining room we found that there were too many servers around. Not comfortable when dining as they seem to keep walking around and crowd you when serving. It is truly a foodies dining pleasure, did not expect molecular dining. I would rate it good but not at all over the top as is presently rated.
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Two people for dinner with a wine pairing. Our bill was $597.54. After the bill came and I started to figure in the tip, we were informed that it already included the tip. The service WAS stellar. The food was good. However, unless you are a hardcore foodie... The food portions were simply tiny. One amuse-bouche was so small it was literally a couple centimeters across. The meal was served in six courses with multiple amuse-bouche's in between. Yet, there was nothing that I ate that I will remember as being remarkable. Now mind you I AM a foodie, and a chef. My husband is more a meat and potatoes man and left the restaurant hungry, (I'm not kidding) as the portions were so small. The seating was awful, we were shoved in a corner.
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  • Simply amazing!!
    meanina
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The view from the front porch was amazing, the garden was beautiful, and the building itself was historical. The food made you want to cry and the pairing was one if the best pairing I've experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This place is really special. Once a year is a good way to think about this incredible experience.... Amazing service and food. Each dish is a delicacy with no flaws.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Wonderful experience
    AngelaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The tasting menu was perfect, the wines excellent. We had a mostly fabulous experience. My husband would have preferred fewer small dishes and a few larger portions.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The tasting menu was a great foodie experience for my husband and I on our first anniversary. We ate at The French Laundry on our honeymooon last year, and I would definitely put Madrona Manor in the same league as FL.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine food in a romantic detting
    Yacht41VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The 13 course chef tasting menu is not to be missed! Food and service exceeded expectations. Save this for a very special occasion. Expensive, but worth it.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • A treat for a friend
    Maralyn
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is about the 7th time I have taken someone to or enjoyed dining with family. It NEVER fails to be sensational.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant and full of suprises
    CalNAiry
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The ten course dinner is an expensive delight, but worth every penny. The chef kept surprising us with little extras and the staff was knowledgable and fun. Easily comparable to the best of international dining.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High style
    TastyTexans
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Many courses, each more inventive and delicious than the last. Highly professional service. Reminds me of a meal at Tregabuches in Ronda.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    ManhattanVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing food as it's been for so many years and the service is outstanding. Highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again a memorable meal
    cyssf
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always beautiful sitting on the porch over looking the gardens. Between the overhead fans and the heaters, the temperature is alway comfortable no matter what the weather. We chose the "create your own menu" dinner with the six courses plus at least five other amuse bouches and other treats sent out by the chefs - all interesting and creative. We had to had the ice cream made at the table side with liquid nitrogen again since we enjoyed it so much the last time we were here, but Tom's "strawberries and peas" was so fun with the white chocolate "peas" and the sugar confection "pea pods". I usually don't like strawberry flavored things like ice cream but the strawberry mousse in this dessert was wonderful - the essence of strawberry.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 800 reviews are from the Madrona Manor reviews archive.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food, Service, ambience was amazing! Family loved it!
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always
    MichaelW
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Every time we have dinner at Madrona Manor we think, it can't get any better than this. But it always does. The fine folks at Madrona Manor have found a way to continuously improve on perfection. For special occasions, they will even personalize your menu page so you have a memento to take home.
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  • BarbS
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Every item brought to your table is a masterpiece. The food is exquisite, the presentation is beautiful, and the service is excellent.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Madronna
    Auntie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent presentations of each dish, a visual & culinary delight. The service was wonderful and made us feel very special!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Greatest Gastromic Experience !
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    It was one super course after another, the presentaion was only toped by the tastes. Service was top notch. nothing overlooked . Expensive but worth every penny.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food is amazing and very creative. Beautiful, peaceful setting.
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  • 10-course dinner and wine pairings
    albion49
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food dishes were superb with many interesting intermezzos. The wine pairings were disappointing. Most of the wines would not rate above 86 or 87 on the Wine Spectator scale. I'd recommend selecting wine from the wine list and not relying on the sommelier.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perhaps our best meal ever
    AnitaMWVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We can't remember when we have enjoyed a meal more than our Grande Dame" chef's 10-course tasting menu. Every dish was perfectly prepared, both in the balance and freshness of the flavors and the appearance. But unlike other tasting menus, the flavors were the stars of each dish (as opposed to sensationalized appearance). And the numerous gifts from the chef in between each course were wonderful, and gave us different tastes and novel preparations as well as previews of the next dish, but in a different form or format. And when we got to the final "meat" courses (squab and beef) instead of portions too big to finish, these were perfectly sized and prepared bites. The wine pairing was perfect too. We absolutely recommend this splurge.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely stellar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The amuse-bouches are excellent, the Chef's menu with the wine pairing was impressive. Except for the abalone, which was less than perfect every item on the menu was delicious. Madrona Manor continues to be an excellent spot for romantic dining and pure culinary pleasure. They certainly deserve their Michelin stars.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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