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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
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- 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
Rib Eye Steak
Due to this steak's unique marbling, you will find the Rib Eye tender and juicy!
Our most popular steak. So tender you can almost cut it with a fork
Served with choice of Baked Potato or Rice Pilaf
The service was amazing, they helped us celebrate our anniversary and made the night very special. This is a beautiful restaurant, it was our first time going and we will definitely be back!
Took my wife to celebrate our wedding anniversary. No problem making a reservation, arrived on-time and promptly seated. Jamie, our server brought a pink celebratory balloon to our table, and we immediately ordered. My wife enjoyed the Sand Dabs dinner and I had Prime Rib. Both meals were excellent, and Jamie brought us a complimentary piece of Toffee Cake for dessert. As a Cal Poly student back in the 1980's, I enjoyed bringing my friends, my parents, my wife and family to the Madonna Inn through the years. Now, forty years later, it's still the best dining experience!
The ambience is second to none. But the food was subpar, especially for the price.
We had a nice dinner. Service was excellent and Covid protocol followed by all. We will return.
We arrived 10 minutes prior to our reservation. We were asked to wait for the table to be set. While we waited four couples arrived without reservations and were seated immediately. At 5:10, I finally asked if there was a reason for the delay in seating us??? We were overlooked by three hostesses at the front desk. I’ve never been ignored like this at Alex’s before!!!
This was the perfect place to celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary!!
Great service, even surprised us with a complimentary slice of their famous champagne cake!!
We had a lovely dinner for my moms birthday, they made it special. Delicious food.
The food and atmosphere was amazing as always! Was a little disappointed with the fact that they were out cake and it was my birthday and the server was less than enthused with my disappointment.
Amazing food and service!
Our server Ashlee was absolutely incredible- helpful- honest and lovely to chat with. She made a lifelong dream of going to dine at Madonna an even fonder cherished memory.
Nice and so attentive
Went to Madonna Inn in December of 2019. Fabulous meal and excellent service. Everyone loved their entrees. We just went again for my birthday and took the family. No one enjoyed their meal and in fact , no one ate it. My sons pork chop was way under done. Husbands fried chicken was super dry. I had the manager look at the pork chop and his response was, did u order underdone? Who orders underdone?! Won’t be back until they get better chefs and servers back. Probably in a year. Too bad. Was really looking forward to the birthday dinner .
So good. Great food, great service.
Maybe it was COVID but everything was ok not great
Great experience with amazing food and wine.
Amazing food. Amazing staff.
The waitress was awesome she made sure we had everything we need it. She came back to check on us about 3 times. The food was hot and tasted awesome.
I highly recommend the fillet mignon. Their soups are fantastic as well.
The food is why I won’t come back. Shrimp cocktail was very watered down. Frozen shrimp thawed out for 20 bucks. The sides to the steak were terrible. Wilted lettuce and a baked potato that was so over cooked all I got was sour cream and butter. Not good quality food. Very sad. Cake was good thou. But only had two dessert options out 17. Sad again.
So in awe with this restaurant. It’s design is beautiful. I traveled 4 hours just to dine here and have their famous champagne cake. It was so worth it!
We had excellent service and were even given free pink champagne cake to celebrate our honeymoon! Our server and the guy bringing us water were so attentive and the food was amazing. The ambiance is unparalleled, it’s such a beautiful and romantic place to eat.
Thank you to Alli she was wonderful server we appreciated her thank you.
Great steaks and lobster! The server was so nice! We’ll be back!!
It was our first time staying at the Madonna Inn, and we all were looking forward to the dinning experience at The Steak House. Our server was BEYOND amazing. And the ambiance was awesome. The food for the price on the other hand, not so much. Our garlic bread was cold in the middle, and our entree wasn’t good, undercooked asparagus, the fish was overcooked. It just wasn’t what we were expecting for the price we paid. But I will say, the cake was beyond delicious and so were the mushroom appetizer! This won’t stop us from coming back, but we’ll stick to the cafe next time.
This is our once a year, anniversary steak dinner place. The best meat around and you can't beat the ambience.
Awesome and great atmosphere... Nice people and I will be back...
It was greattwo of the people in our party had birthdays and they gave us a complimentary cakes from their bakery which were delicious and we would definitely go back again I had been there for dinner many many many years ago and it's just as great as it always was
I bring my granddaughters here individually each year for a "fancy" dinner. The staff are so welcoming and accommodating and make it a special time for these young people, which is much appreciated.
My best friend and I were staying at Madonna Inn and made reservations for 5pm. We were greeted promptly and seated within 10 minutes of arriving. Our waitress, Ashlee, went above and beyond and made our experience amazing. We weren’t very hungry and had decided to split the Rib Eye Steak entree. The steak was tender and had so much flavor.
It was our 41st anniversary and we enjoyed our dinner. We had our 1st anniversary dinner there 41 yrs ago. I was planning to have the steak n lobster but the price was too high. When we were ordering the waitress said steak n lobster were on on special 30% for $69.00. So we both ordered it. Filet mignon and lobster was a hit. They also brought us a slice of the Pink Champagne cake which was also delicious as no other. Waitress was very courteous. Thank you for a lovely evening!
We come back each year for our anniversary. The atmosphere is always wonderful. The service is spectacular. The cakes are fabulous. Usually my wife and I get a steak, this time we went for the BBQ chicken and were not as impressed with it. Loved the salad and baked potato.
We stayed at the hotel for our 20th wedding anniversary and decided to eat at the restaurant. It was beyond amazing. The French Filet Mignon was incredible, our waitress Alli was super attentive. She even gave us a slice of the famous pink champagne cake to celebrate. We’re thinking of coming back for Christmas if they’re open!!
Absolutely beautiful. Food was delicious! overall a great dining experience
everything met and exceeded our expectations, steak was perfectly cooked!
We planned a dinner to celebrate my parents 65 Wedding anniversary. We were so happy we were able to be seated inside the dining room. There were 9 of us. Service was great. First time eating at the steak house. I highly recommend it! The steaks were cooked perfectly, our table had filets and ribeye, the seasoning was delicious. I thought the pricing was very reasonable, you are not charged separately for your sides. We finished the dinner with cakes I had ordered ahead, they brought them to the table for pictures and then cut and served them. The chocolate and the champagne cakes were amazing. They were very COVID compliant.
Rib eye was NOT good. The flavor and texture was off. The lemonade tasted like water, the milkshake was disgusting, overall experience was a low. The decor is the only highlight.
My mom loved her birthday here and the dinner was amazing. Lobster was one of the best cooked I’ve had this year and champagne cake was so tasty. Madonna inn is my favorite place always!
Family dinner at Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House was amazing! The kids loved! I had the special of the night which was a filet mignon and lobster tail, it was absolutely delicious. We were celebrating my birthday and they went above and beyond to make sure that the night was special. We spent the weekend at the coast kayaking, hiking and playing at the beach but my favorite part of the whole trip was family dinner at the Madonna Inn. Thank you, it was a birthday that I'll always remember.
A restaurant like no other and one you have to experience at least once. Service was excellent - steaks were good - dessert was fantastic.
The service was outstanding and the food was great! Highly recommend them. It was a nice quiet atmosphere to enjoy our family meal.
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 2760 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.