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

4.6
2877 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.

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 2877 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We love this place because of the ambiance and service. The food was pretty terrible.

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vipOneOfTheBest
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The reviews we read before making our reservation indicated this was the best steak house in the area. We were disappointed with the rib eye steaks. They were tough. There must be better options in the area.

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Katie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Took my mom for her birthday and we had a lovely time. Definitely try the food, drinks, and dessert. We each got a steak which was generously portioned and came with a baked potato as well as a salad. We split a bottle of wine and took a slice of the champagne cake back to the room. The pink steakhouse was such a fun spot to visit and perfect for a special occasion.

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vipLingLing
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best lamb chop I ever had in my life

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Shelby
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Mediocre food, horrible service (rude, extremely disgruntled and passive aggressive staff, especially our waiter Derek), cool ambiance but that's about the only positive thing I can say.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Allie was the best waitress we have ever had. The booth was super spacious and my daughters had the best time.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed at the hotel on our way from San Rafael to Thousand Oaks. Our dinner was wonderful and we had the best server Derek. We look forward to to being there for our next trip in August.

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VickiK
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madonna Inn's Gold Rush Steak House made our anniversary extra special. Highly recommend. <3

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JessicaJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went here for my birthday with my fiancé, because I’ve always wanted to go to the Madonna Inn since I was a kid living in Maine. Not only did this place meet my expectations it exceeded my expectations. We were served too much food, and had to be rolled out but the cute balloon, the goblets, the pink champagne cake all made me feel like a princess and the Gold Rush aesthetic helped fuel that fever dream. I can’t wait to make the trek again! Even my fiancé who isn’t impressed by much said it was one of the top birthday celebrations he’s ever been apart of.

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victoriam
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband had never eaten here and I wanted him to have the experience. It is such a great value.
It is expensive but the food is excellent.
We had a wonderful experience

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KellyC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a wonderfully unique adventure! the food was great and the cloud drink was amazing!

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SusanM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location for a very special dinner. Food, decor, service are exceptional.

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JuliaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great experience. Incredible service

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 25th anniversary and would recommend this dining experience to anyone celebrating a special occasion. Our server Sharon really took the time to make it extra special by bringing a balloon to our table that read “Happy Anniversary” she also brought us a slice of pink champagne cake to top our dining experience. Sharon allowed us time to enjoy our sparkling wine before taking our order. Sharon and Leo both tended to us the entire time. The food was exceptionally perfect as we had expected. Filet mignon was tender and perfectly medium as requested. Highly recommend this dining experience for those who appreciate an exceptional steak and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As kitschy and gaudy as this place looks, it is amusing and a unique fun experience.
While the menu may look pricy, in the end it was a great value. Their portions are large and top-notch quality. The staff was so friendly and helpful making it a lovely experience. We went here just for fun and ended up loving the place and looking forward to returning. I, surprisingly, highly recommend visiting. During our covid visit they were open, left tables open as buffers, with limited capacity, they followed distance, mask, cleanliness rules well. Dont forget to stroll thru the hotel and visit the quite unique upstairs gift shop, where you can find unique items including clothing.

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StevenS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Catered to perfectly

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BradW
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forget how good the food is at Madonna's! Will definitely coming back more often

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GaryA
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! And the food was fantastic!

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LinDE
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of us had filet & lobster, the special, and one of us had halibut. Everything, soup, salad, rolls, nice hot baked potatoes, but the halibut was a small portion and very bland.
Our waitress was very friendly and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience eating at this restaurant. Great food, great service.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Madonna’s. Atmosphere was nice, food was great.

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Derek
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was fantastic.
Everyone should stop by and eat dinner. The waitress was second to none. She was attentive, pleasant, welcoming, and made the entire dinner. Will be going back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The night overall was great. Only issue was our filet mignon was a bit under cooked. Other than that we had no issues.

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MikeN
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fabulous! The food was excellent as usual. The make you feel like family when you walk in.

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JenniferB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is an experience you should be willing to pay for before you walk in the door. It was 100% perfect for my daughter's 17th birthday. Food is good - not a culinary adventure, but they know how to cook a steak and fish so you can't argue with it. Service was on point and very gracious... AND they surprised my daughter - unasked - with a free, enormous piece of quite delicious cake for her birthday. And the decor... well, that's what you're paying for, so all I can say is, enjoy!!! It does not disappoint.

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Puggy
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drinks were delicious. We had an appetizer of avocado toast which was devine. The New York steak I ordered had an amazing taste but was a little dry and chewy despite being cooked medium.

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JandJ
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This was honestly a pretty terrible experience. My husband and I ordered medium steak and they came out fully rare. We were sat next to a child’s birthday party that was extremely rambunctious. For the price, we expected way more.

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AdrianaG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for a date. We both loved the service, our waters were refilled almost immediately each time we drank them. The food and ambiance are great too. We go every time we come into San Luis Obispo now. The goblet drinking cups is a souvenir we make sure to buy every time as well.

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Patti
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The ambiance, the service, the food. I can’t say enough good things💜💚

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CorinneP
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outrageous but worth a trip for the ambiance alone. The dinner was expensive, though I did have the lobster tail. Went back the next day for breakfast. Will definitely go again!

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GabbyD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I loved our first experience. I love pink & everything was pink 💕

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vipKimA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The ambiance can’t be beat! Such a fun, pink spot!

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JonathanL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were amazing - even our drinks from the bar were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! And the pink champagne cake was delicious!

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Diner33
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Just come for the Pink Cake. The quality of beef is not a priority here. I think they smoke the meats so they are more tender, but I don’t want a Smokey flavored Rib Eye. Sorry.

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BrandyR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at the restaurant was extremely friendly, and made my Birthday Celebration that more special!!!!!!! The ambiance, food, and cake hit the spot!!! Thank You!!!

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christineV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place must try food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st Birthday

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MrsV
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop was incredibly delicious! My husband got the filet mignon and lobster which were both just as good. They even recommended some wines that paired up well with our meals. Then we got a slice of their champagne cake that was amazing!! Service was phenomenal!!

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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 4.6 stars by 2877 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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