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Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn
For a superb outdoor dining experience, please consider dressing in layers and/or bringing sunglasses, hats, a blanket, or jacket to accommodate for changes in weather. Reservations are encouraged as our wait times vary - please enjoy our grounds and shops while you wait to be seated!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Our most popular steak! So tender you can almost cut it with a fork
Jack cheese, Italian salami, olives, green onions, peppers, celery and carrots
Spring Lamb Chops
Barbecued over oak wood to bring out their distinctive tender and sweet taste. Served with apple mint jelly
Even for being outside it was still very nice. I enjoyed our meal.
The service was great but unfortunately the food lack flavor. The menu should be clearer. It's way over price for the tasteless food. Tastes like can food.
Excellent as always. Only the steaks were massive! Seemed larger than usual. Not complaining!
Considering having to move the seating outside, The Madonna did a very good job to provide a "Madonna" level experience.
OUTSIDE SEATING ONLY (due to covid-19) They seemed to try their best, but fell a bit short with what's within their control. The outside-heat-lamp did not function and they never got around to bringing a new one. Steak knives were not served and hard to get. Meat quality was OK for the price but nowhere near top-shelf-steakhouse quality. Wine was nicely priced and the staff really tried to make the best out of the current covid-situation
Unfortunately the food was poor quality for the price. Purchased a steak meal and a lamb meal . Both over cooked. Service was great , and attentive. Made a reservation but they seemed as if they werent expecting us , although our reservation pulled right up. Dessert we indulged in the dutch apple pie , if you have a sweet tooth that is for you. And the famous champagne cake which was on the dry side , and didnt have that much flavor. We would go back to check out what else the Madonna has to offer but food perspective we would not say its our first choice
Absolutely a perfect evening. Great outdoor setting.
Cocktails were delicious and STRONG! Food was mediocre. Pink champagne cake was AMAZING.
We had the nicest anniversary dinner! Have been going to Madonna for 55 years and have so many great memories of times there. It was easy to decide this was an iconic way to celebrate during this crazy covid time and were so pleased. Ashlee (I think)
Was wonderful. She really wanted to make it a perfect time for us.
Having to present everything outside during this crazy period was accomplished in a great way. Food was delicious as always (prime rib) & the decadent pink champagne cake was irresistible. All staff was most helpful making sure everyone was comfortable. Will probably return next month as it’s always a treat to eat here.
Outside seating due to the China virus, so was a little cool, but overall experience was excellent!
Food was great. The waitress was so attentive. Pink champagne cake was the highlight of the night for us. It was a great birthday for me
Food was cooked perfectly. Service was great !! Atmosphere was amazing !
Had an excellent meal. The fillet mignon was cooked perfectly. A great experience.
Service was amazing, everyone was so nice and helpful. Food was amazing! We can’t wait to go back. It was a wonderful Birthday trio for me. Make sure you get a slice of the pink Champagne cake too!
Food was amazing, service was great! Would reccomend it to eveyone!
Not good for outdoor dining. We were directly in the sun, and when the sun finally went down it was freezing. Our area had no heat lamps and we asked them several times to bring an unused heat lamp over and they never did. The poor ambiance wasn’t worth the price.
Born and raised in California we pass Madonna Inn on our way to Pismo and this time we said let’s eat dinner
Made reservations and we are still talking about how SPECTACULAR our dinning experience was!!
Wife and myself had a wonderful dinner, as always. Thank You!
We had very good service, the food was great & we were happy with the outdoor seating.
Sent back 2 prime ribs, 1 not cooked correctly 1 tough and fatty.
While our filet was cooked correctly and tender. It was not the best filet we have ever had. In my opinion not aged , lacking flavor.
Also the table in front and behind us very loud. One group was using obscene language profusely. I had taken my 78 yo mother to dinner . it was not an enjoyable environment and or atmosphere.
Had such great service and the food was AMAZING!! I went for my birthday and got the infamous pink champagne cake .. Delicious ! I will be coming back!
Our server was good. Parking lot transformed nicely. Prime rib was massive but slightly rare more than med. Rare....not a big deal though. Boyfriends pasta was ok but he liked it. Massive portion. Kid menu stuff was fine. Dessert was great like always. Overall we were impressed.
Such a great time!!! Thank you Jeremy for such great service!
Delicious and the service is amazing!! Highly recommend!!
Hard to review during the virus events. Our server, Jeremy was great, the food excellent but not very warm. I considered it was because we were a lot further from the kitchen than at a regular inside table.
We did a one day hotel stay to get out and swim at the pool and take a break and enjoy ourselves. We had dinner at the steak house restaurant. Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Thank you for making a great experience for us it’s been a while since my nieces and I have been out for dining due to Covid shut downs. The folks at the Madonna Inn I noticed are all so nice and hospitable and go the extra mile with service.
The whole night was fabulous!!!!
Food was wonderful and service very attentive and friendly. Pretty full house for social distancing. Very expensive.
I requested a booth for my boyfriends 30th, we were seated at a small table in the middle of the room. Not only that I wanted to take a picture of him and we switched seats seeing as though jt was a four top table. The manager then proceeded to come over and say you can’t sit there. Granted I used the 6ft rule, but the people behind my boyfriend kept bumping into him (not 6ft distance).
Our meat was undercooked to the point of raw when I had requested well done, when asked if that was correct she proceeded to tell me that is what they’re definition of medium well. She also brought out the wrong wine and then asked if we wanted just this wine that she had brought out. Pure laziness.
All in all, $151 later, it was a huge disappointment. I will not be returning.
i really liked my experience here, however i will say that the food is ok. it’s something i could cook at home and for the price i would even say that it’s kind of bad but all in all this restaurant is more of an experience rather than a Michelin star restaurant so, i had a lot of fun. the service was really great and the servers were kind
Wonderful restaurant, over the top ambiance, and delicious food.
We absolutely LOVE having dinner here! Jeremy gave us outstanding service! We come every year for our Anniversary and you will definitely see us next year as well!
The food was sooo good, they kept us very socially distanced and the staff was so nice! Plus it’s beautiful!
Under quarantine circumstances ...they staff here are professional ...would recommend this place 100% don’t forget to try the pink champagne cake :) it’s delicious !!
Excellent service and food and super unique atmosphere!
Your Server-" Cindy" was rude and unprofessional in serving our table. We were not offered " bread or appetizers ," I had to request the hospitality bread and ask about the appetizers. She slammed a plate of food in front of my child( 12 yr old) never came back to check on refills. She did bring us the check asap ( $200) and rushed to pick up the paymen!
The food was excellent but the service was awful and disappointing!!!
Love this place. The atmosphere is one of the best in area. Food delicious with the dessert surpassing expectations. Service outstanding. This place is worth your time. Gift shop upstairs worth a stop.
Loved it 💗💗💗
My grandsons 8th grade graduation celebration on July 4th....my kids are from Napa and gourmet cooks....hard to take them to any restaurant....I knew once again your restaurant would not fail my expectations...we have had most holidays and just last month my birthday there.. THANK YOU! Sharyn Schelling....P.S. 36 years ago I sold Mrs. Madonna the Brighton line of just belts at that time - in the ladies and mens store...lovely lady..
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 543-3000.
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 2647 OpenTable diners.
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