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

4.7
3136 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Enjoy an award winning dining experience in our world-famous pink and gold Steak House - offering a comfortable and opulent dining atmosphere. Indulge in a delicious oak-pit-barbecued steak, fresh seafood, chicken, or vegetarian entrees. Featuring a superb wine list, decadent world-famous desserts and a whimsical, European atmosphere. Boutique shopping makes for a fun experience before or after you dine with us.

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve at Madonna Inn

    $39.95 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Enjoy a special Christmas Eve dinner in a festive, warm ambiance. Our Steak House Christmas Eve offerings include Prime Rib of Beef – thick cut and slow roasted, served au jus with creamy horseradish; and Baked Honey Cured Ham served with a California Fruit Sauce. All entrees are served with a relish tray, fresh dinner rolls, homemade soup or salad, snap peas, whipped potatoes, or candied yams. Holiday Meal Price - Adults $39.95 // Children under 12 $24.95 In addition to these Thanksgiving offerings, we will be serving a selection of our Signature Steaks and Seafood Entrees, as well as our World-Famous Desserts. Call (805) 784-2469 for Reservations.
  • Christmas Day at Madonna Inn

    $44.95 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Enjoy a Christmas Day Dinner in our warm and festive Steak House. Our festive holiday offerings include Slow Roasted Turkey with Wild Rice Dressing and giblet gravy; Baked Honey Cured Ham with California Fruit Sauce; or Roast Duckling served a l'Orange. All entrees are served with a relish tray, fresh dinner rolls, homemade soup or salad, snap peas, whipped potatoes, or candied yams. Holiday Meal Price - Adults $44.95 // Children under 12 $28.95 In addition to these Steak House Holiday offerings, we will be serving a selection of our Signature Steaks and Seafood Entrees, as well as our World-Famous Desserts. Call (805) 784-2469 for Reservations.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at Madonna Inn

    $44.95 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal in a festive, warm ambiance. Our Steak House holiday offerings include Slow Roasted Turkey with Wild Rice Dressing and giblet gravy; Baked Honey Cured Ham with California Fruit Sauce; or Roast Duckling served a l'Orange. All entrees are served with a relish tray, fresh dinner rolls, homemade soup or salad, snap peas, whipped potatoes, or candied yams. Holiday Offerings - Adults $44.95 // Children under 12 $28.95 In addition to these Thanksgiving offerings, we will be serving a selection of our Signature Steaks and Seafood Entrees, as well as our World-Famous Desserts. Call (805) 784-2469 for reservations.
  • New Year's Eve at Madonna Inn

    $150.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy festive Steak House decorations and party favors, live music and dancing with the Starlight Dream Band, and a Midnight Balloon Drop! This experience includes a glass of champagne or sparkling cider, house made seafood chowder or tossed green salad, baked potato or rice pilaf, sugar snap peas, fresh baked rolls, Madonna Inn Pink Champagne Cake, and your choice of the following entree: Filet Mignon - French Filet Mignon - New York Steak - Rib Eye Steak - Prime Rib of Beef - Swordfish Steak - Salmon - Halibut Steak - Filet Mignon & Lobster - Spring Lamb Chops - Barbecued Chicken - Sun-Dried Tomato Farfalle - Grilled Portobello First Seating 5pm - 6pm ~ $150 Adult // $100 Child Second Seating 9pm - 10pm ~ $175 Adult // $100 Child

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3136 people are saying
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SharonO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An old school fine dining experience that will top off your vacation. Live Big Band, brass section adds to a great evening on Saturday nights, book ahead

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Genesisg
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time & everything was super amazing. Slice of the pink champagne cake, delicious!

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Victoria
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. Very attentive staff.

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GregJanel
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food1service4ambience4

We both got sick from the food. We were really bummed. But the service and atmosphere was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing!

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LoriP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LarysaJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are very satisfied with our dinner in this beautiful restaurant!!! It was our celebration of 17 years of our marriage. Thanks to all of you!!!

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Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! Service was great !

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AlvinE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was perfect. Food was perfect. Our server was polite always made sure if we needed anything. Over all this place is amazing!! Can’t wait to come back.

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vipBlondie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drink was delicious. The ambiance was plush and opulent. The live band and dancing was the cherry on top.

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KaelynV
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to spend our wedding anniversary!! We had a great evening!

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AnnaH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness, Madonna Inn was SUCH an awesome dinner experience! The steak was yummy, the ambience was so fun and stoked conversation all night, and the service was so personal and attentive. Plus there was live music and dancing. If you’re game for a classic and vintage experience unlike any other, this is it. We all wore pink to celebrate the occasion as a family of four and has a blast. Can’t wait to go back!

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AdamY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy Hell this place is Old and Tacky! Excellent Food, Excellent Service, I'm embarrassed to say I look forward to returning!

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MOCKS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice open areas for dining. No tables crowded together so always a sense of privacy.

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MartaA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate Filet mignon it was delicious, and one person ate fish...not so good. Overall nice experience.

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vipAlexandra
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to be because of all the pink and gold. Our server Mindy was a pro & checked up on us throughout dinner service. Can’t miss having a slice of Pink Champagne cake.

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SvenL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food did not meet expectations nor the cost. Service was great and attentive of keeping the water glasses full. Restrooms were out of TP and in need of attention. My friends and I are happy to say that we have now ate in the pink room :)

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StanW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding time and can not wait to go back.

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Harold
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner here. The ambiance is 1960 elegance, very tasteful vintage. It's a nice change from the modern.

Our servers were very attentive and engaged. Ours took pictures for us.

My wife had the prime rib, while I had the prime rib salad. The prime rib was excellent, and the salad was as well. They were large portions, so we had doggy bags. Dessert was black forest cake with cherries,excellent as usual.

Price is what you would expect from a premium steakhouse.

Highly recommended for special occasions.

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rsffoodie
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good. Cute ambience (must like pink!). Food was good, but not great - my ribeye was tasty, but had a lot of gristle, and the others said the same about their filets. Prices were a little high, but not unreasonable for the food quality and quantity.

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JDRodriguez
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice , and very good experienced we have to this Resto

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JohnB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Eaten here numerous times over the years and loved their steaks. Tried the prime rib this time and was surprised to be given a serrated steak knife. Needed it because it was, surprisingly, not very tender.

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MattyB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here last week for an anniversary and had a fantastic time. Staff were very attentive and friendly with the food being amazing as well. Madonna Inn is a great time for any type of celebration; there is also live music on Saturdays.

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Cabby
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dual birthday celebration. The food was fabulous, our party of 4 had steaks and chops, cocktails were all healthy pours, and the complimentary birthday cake for dessert was scrumptious
Our waitress was friendly, helpful and thoroughly professional. An excellent meal was had by all

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Pleased
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food and ambiance! A beautiful place to celebrate special occasions!

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StephDub
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect birthday dinner for a princess at heart! Great service from the lovely Mindy, food was AMAZING, and decor was the most over the top pink fantasy (my favorite)!

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PeteA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and impressive service. I will definitely visit again.

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HeidiH
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I set up this reservation for a Bachelorette event for my best friend. 2 steaks were served rare and they asked for well done.

My portabella mushroom dish was uneatable and had no flavor. I didn't want the bride to worry so I did not say anything at the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing loved everything about this place

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ArleneB
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steaks anywhere. Fabulous service. Great decor

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Wavers
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Fun atmosphere with the band playing Friday night. All our food was outstanding and the Pink Champagne cake was a hit!

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WilliamW
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice. Prime rib outstanding.
Halibut was not good and replaced by salmon and it was good.
Dessert for my wife's birthday was excellent.

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cillaS
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I had to ask the waiter to take our drink orders, I had to ask him to take our appetizer orders, He never asked us if we wanted another drink or a wine with dinner. Food was very good. Then after dinner he just brought one piece of pink champagne cake and a fork for everyone. The birthday person wanted pie but he never asked us about dessert. So I had to ask him to take our dessert orders. I asked for coffee and he never brought it. It was a dinner for 6 and quite expensive so I expected better service. It was a very busy night on a friday night and the noise level was like a cafeteria in the dining area. Next year we will try another spot for the bday dinner. So sorry. We're locals and come here often just the two of us. Food was good. Old school. Pricey.

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AnnetteA
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Very disappointed. Not sure if there are new cooks but the food was awful. Not at all what we had experienced in past visits. The fillet was chard/burnt on one side and raw on the other. Lobster tail was mushy. When I mentioned it to our server Jamie she became rude the rest of the evening. We won’t be going back. Sad as we had loved the steakhouse and had such great service in the past.

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BevM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We always enjoy the prime rib dinner that we generally order. However, our portions last night were smaller size and there was quite a bit of gristle and fat that I discarded, leaving a much smaller portion. We did enjoy what we had; it was just not as great for the price. The rest of the meal was just fine; and yes, we will still recommend the Madonna Inn in the future

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate any occasion!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server was named Shannon she was the best we enjoyed everything but the steak we did not. Like the seasoning

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KellyW
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A must visit in SLO. Food was decent. Love the house made dressings. And dessert was phenomenal

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Ndowling
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and customer service. This is an amazing dining experience especially after the past year + we all have had! Thank you!

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 3136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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