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
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4.7
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JuliaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great experience. Incredible service

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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StevenS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Catered to perfectly

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BradW
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! And the food was fantastic!

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LinDE
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

OT
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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MaritzaM
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was The Best service, it was my Husbands Birthday, we were sat right away, the decor was absolutely fabulous, the food was INCREDIBLE and the service made me feel like I was the queen of England. I can’t wait to go back

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DebraR
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks we ordered were delicious and cooked perfectly. Our waitress (Sharon or Cheryl?) was the best, attentive but not overwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thoughtful service that went above and beyond. Food came super quick.

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Fantastic
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always. Surf and turf was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Another outstanding birthday celebration at The Madonna. My French filet was so tender and juicy, and the hubs raved about his swordfish, which didn't smell like fish. Woohoo! He also devoured his Pink Champagne cake. A delightful meal and celebration. Thank you!!

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BruCBP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My overall experience was excellent. The food was amazing and the restaurant was simply beautiful.

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people , Amazing food . Perfect for a date night .

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TracyA
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to visit Madonna again. Staff was great...food was great. First time inside at a restaurant in over a year. Madonna was the perfect place. Nice to celebrate a [40th] anniversary there!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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vipRuksana
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpected to find this spot here but what a fun experience! Nothing prepares you for the pop of color in the decor at the dining room. Service is fantastic as is the food. The swordfish steak was a surprise to find and prepared beautifully.

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LalaO
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was an experience I won’t forget. Being able to celebrate my birthday here was something I have waited years to do. The service was excellent! I also can’t get over the beautiful decor they had for Spring. The color combination was a dream.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the place wasn't crowded at 9:30pm. Prime rib and shrimp cocktail amazing.

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flygirl789
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. And it was SO NICE to be able to sit inside again!

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 4.6 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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