Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn

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Steakhouse
Enjoy an award winning dining experience, renowned for its outstanding menu and spectacular pink and gold décor. Indulge in a delicious oak-pit-barbecued steak, fresh seafood, chicken, or vegetarian entrees. Featuring a superb wine list, decadent world-famous desserts and nightly entertainment and dancing. Adjacent the Steak House is our elegant Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge featuring classic and uniquely, inspired cocktails. Boutique shopping makes for a fun experience before or after you dine with us!

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy holiday favorites, roast ham, turkey, and duck, along with classic favorites. Dessert and cocktails available. Shops open all day!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Treating Santa's helpers to an exquisite dining experience. Festive decor and holiday entrees are served in addition to our classic favorites. Wine, cocktails and dessert are also available. Shops open all day!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrating the season with holiday favorites, roast ham, roast turkey, and roast duck, along with our classic favorites. Wine, cocktails and dessert are also available for order. Shops open all day!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with an all inclusive gala event...glass of champagne, delicious entrees, dessert, festive decor, party favors, music, dancing and our famous midnight balloon drop. $100 - $125, per person. Children under 12, $75. Includes tax and gratuity.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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SL
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ask for Melissa and Isa for the best service. We never had want for anything And Melissa arraigned for a copper cup to be sent to our table for my Moscow Mule.

FA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and dining atmosphere. Food was outstanding and prepared precisely as ordered. A little pricey but well worth it.

FJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Recently visited the Steakhouse, for a birthday celebration, and boy was I disappointed. I definitely should have checked the reviews in advance. For a steak dinner prices over $40, I really should except more. Honestly a Sizzler, Applebee’s or Chili’s Steak was better then what I was served (twice).
I order the $44.95 Filet Mignon, I prefer my meat medium to medium well, yes, I know, but I’ve never had a problem with this as any other steakhouse. Let’s just say, both time my mean was very cooked on the outside an RAW on the middle, not rare, but RAW!! The first time I sent it back, they flash fired it causing it to be burn, and pretty much overdone. The 2nd piece of meat was literally still cold in the middle. They offered a third time, but I declined. The manager and our waitress were very apologetic, so this is NOT a review about them, they were understanding. They did credit my meal, and did offer me the Prime Rib, which I accepted (and it was good). I’m just astonished that at those prices, you better know how to cook a steak. As for the other food.... rolls (not good/dry), salad (ok, but ease up on the dressing), baked potato (is the foil really necessary for plating?), and 3 spears of asparagus (?). Next time, I’ll drive to Morton’s, or Sizzler for a better meal! I don’t think I’ll be returning.

p
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great Service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! I had the filet mignon was cooked perfectly. The signature cake was to die for. I suggested it to anyone I saw at the Madonna Inn

DS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The New York steak was not the best quality. Not bad enough to send back but disappointing for what it cost.

GW
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Prine rib was overpriced. Had better elsewhere and had to send it back because meat was tough. Second piece was ok but other end tough. I have cooked some at home with Harris beef that wa more tender. My wife had Rib Eye and it was ok.

DT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience and service is outstanding. A wonderful experience

J
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a low key Sunday evening so I wasn’t mind blown by the ambiance, but the decor, the service, the food & the entertainment were all up to par! The food in particular was especially delicious (filet mignon/ lobster)! Would definitely recommend.

AB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

The Madonna Inn Steakhouse is certainly a place to experience but I don’t expect to dine here very often. The ambiance was fun, complete with live music and a dance floor. But then there’s the food...

Aside from the steak selection, there weren’t a lot of options. Luckily, 3 out of 4 of us were planning to have steak; however, we did not see where the value was... The steaks — all three of us chose different cuts — were cooked okay but definitely not on par with other restaurants at this price point. Cooks were inconsistent and it didn’t taste like they seasoned the meat at all prior to cooking... and this is coming from someone who never adds additional salt to anything ever.

The other person in our party ordered the fried chicken, which was basically the whole bird... way too large a portion. Plus, it came with the same side vegetable as the steaks: asparagus. Ummm... who ever heard of fried chicken and asparagus; they don’t exactly complement each other.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You won't ever be disappointed when eating at Madonna Inn. Best Steaks in the area.

l
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place. Great ambiance, lovely staff, good food & the best wine prices I’ve seen in a while.

MB
Hampshire
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were driving along Highway 1 and stayed at the hotel. We both had steaks which were very good. The staff were really friendly and nice too.

CW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

If you love kitsch, gilt, and fun, this restaurant is for you! The food was mediocre, but the service and ambiance more than made up for that. There was a live band playing and numerous couples were dancing while we ate. The restaurant is fun and lively and is definitely a destination not to be missed on any central coast excursion!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The food was excellent and well worth it!

KJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Why i didn't leave an "exelent" about food was about the simple "antipasto" we had free before served the starters and entrees. It was just stripes of carotts and cheese for children (we are from Europe.)

S
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I had to dine here for the ambiance. I did not like the bread, my appetizer of linguisa sausage was served very messy to the eye, the filet mignon was not medium rare, it was rare, the potato was swimming in butter & did not eat. The 5 young tender asparagus were great.
The staff was excellent & we had the experience. The Copper Cafe’s food for both dinner & breakfast was 5 star wonderful but this place was a disappointment. Oh well Madonna Inn is wonderful.

WA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Bottom line, I've had better food at a Denny's. The food was bland and tasteless and overall not desirable. Shrimp cocktails were obviously frozen as they were white in appearance. The roasted tomato soup was sent back and tasted nothing like tomato soup. The BBQ sauce was sooo sweet/tart I almost gagged with food in my mouth. The chicken was good, but you had to get through layers of that sauce. The fried Chicken looked a little better until I tasted it's blandness. The prices are very very exorbitant for what they serve. The dessert tray was nice and I especially like that the cakes weren't too sweet. The decor is what you are there for. Overall, I won't return.

K
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall it’s fun and funky, but the food could be better.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good and service was good. There was a employee named Leo I believe that was outstanding

CG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Food is horrible but the venue is to pretty not to go at least once.

TH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to celebrate our Anniversary. I’ve never been anywhere like it! Incredible place.

RT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Steak and lobster was superb. Halibut outstanding. Prices a little higher than average. Service was good very attentive.

OT
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex Madonna’s Steakhouse was absolutely Six Star outstanding in every way.

Our reservation was at 8 on a Friday night and we were seated at a very nice table at 8.

Our server Sharon was absolutely marvelous. From the minute she explained the specials and cocktails and wine when we were seated until the time we walked out the door she was the most remarkable hostess.

She was so knowledgeable of the menu and so kind and gracious it was as if Alex or Phyllis Madonna were there themselves to make sure everything was perfect and it was.

We ordered the abalone, grilled salmon, filet mignon and lobster for dinner along with salads and baked potatoes. Each dish was made to perfection and the timing of service was so considerate.

Establishments of this caliber are rare. The band played beautiful music and the service and quality of food exceptional.

If you want an extraordinary dining experience delivered with white glove service and a down to earth staff you must try Alex Madonna’s Steakhouse. And if you are lucky Sharon will be your server that night.

Absolutely deserving of all the ratings **

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday balloon and free slice of champagne cake was brilliant!

HG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

great experience and welcoming staff! It was my parents anniversary and enjoyed themselves to some great food and more memories to share. Thanks to the staff for making it unforgettable for them!

LL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb and the filet perfectly cooked along with the extremely fresh lobster. The prices for the meals were reasonable for fine dining but the provide plenty of complimentary bread and appetizers. Delicioso!

P
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very satisfied with the overall service. Our server alfredo did an amazing job .

LG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Really poor ordinary food at outrageous prices in a fabulously quirky setting!

ET
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, we enjoyed
Definitely we come back
Service is on high level, food is amazing

BN
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner and wine were outstanding, but the service was even better. From the hostess, to the waitress to the table buser, all went above and beyond to let us know everything the inn has to offer.

WG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome resturant ,great service, even better food. Well worth the price.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our food and the atmosphere was lovely.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious but large portions. We we’re on a trip with no way to take left overs it was our anniversary and they made us feel special!

L
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a bit noisy due to the band playing pretty close to us.

MW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was my first time at the Madonna Inn. My fiancé and I went on a date night we are locals in San Luis Obispo. I Was very excited and love the decor. Well started first with a appetizer that was deeply burnt . We spoke to the server and she told us that that’s how it’s made if we didn’t like it we could get something else. Then we ordered a Caesar salad that did not have Caesar dressing and that’s fine but she said that that’s how they made it there and if we didn’t like it she was didn’t know what to say. Then we had ordered the prime rib that tasted like it been boiled and we sent it back and then She Brought us a second piece of meat with that was raw and the top was brown .We paid for our meal and only had a few bites I think the bill was around 90 dollars and the server was very rude We will never go back. Sad

PW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was on top of everything! We had an amazing experience and will be coming back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Classic vintage place to go back in time. Great lounge music and bar after dining.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My family and my parents had dinner at Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush to celebrate my son’s first year at college. We all ordered a beef dinner, but my father’s prime rib dinner was pretty tough to cut through. He’s getting on in age and explained to our server his problem. She immediately asked what she could do for him and offered suggestions on different cuts of beef which might be better. They settled on a filet mignon which was served maybe 10 minutes after. He loved the cut and had a much easier time cutting it.

Bottom line: Our server was possibly one of the BEST in the biz! She could teach a master class in food service. We will absolutely come back to Alex Madonna’s because they treated my dad with such kindness and attention. Thank you so much for making our experience so great.

J
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations! Will definitely be back! Thanks for a great evening!

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