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

4.5
2781 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Enjoy an award winning dining experience on our newly-appointed outdoor patio - complete with portable heaters and umbrellas for your comfort. 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.
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!

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2781 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RikkiS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dining experience. Our second time staying at the Madonna Inn and eating at the Gold Rush Steak House. A perfect evening with amazing food and superb service. Of course, the atmosphere is always beautiful. Can’t wait to return.

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SERGIOS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having 3 birthday celebrants gathered together with friends in good Ambience and excellent service, the party was an exceptional 👌. I can't wait for future night's with guests coming different City and State.

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theresac
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ! Love the decoration for Christmas time.

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JOHNF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at the Madonna Gold Rush Steakhouse was to celebrate a Birthday. We had a fantastic experience and a very enjoyable time. They had started decorating for Christmas, which added to the ambiance. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding, especially for Alli taking the extra steps to make our evening very memorable. Thanks to all we came into contact at Madonna's that evening.

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StephanieB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Madonna for my Birthday dinner and it was amazing. The experience here is always above and beyond.

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Rachal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both amazing. The cheese board was to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

LA
LizbethA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The waiter was excellent would totally recommend. The cakes are fantastic. Overall enjoyed the experience.

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vipkmmy
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Was a birthday dinner. My filet was not good. Thus the lower review. Baked potato was really good.

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Pismodiners
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted immediately by the hostess and seated quickly. Our server Alli was very accommodating in taking care of us! The food was excellent, cooked just right, so we couldn’t be happier with our date night at Madonna’s.

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BreeH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie was our waitress she was amazing. It was clean, delicious and we had a wonderful date night. The surf and turf was so good!

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yleal
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was very attentive and paid attention to details. I went to celebrate a birthday, so getting the pink balloon and complimentary pink cake was such a pleasant surprise.

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WJRIVERA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't be better. We went there knowing what we would get and we were not disappointed.

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PG33
Central Coast
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Dinner at the Gold Rush Steakhouse. Great Guest Service from the Friendly Greeting and our Server Ashlee and Attendant Marco. Food was prepared to Perfection. It's always a treat to return to the Madonna Inn and experience a level of service that has been maintained over many years. Thanks for another memorable experience.

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JuanG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, and great service. Would definitely visit again soon!

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly, professional staff and quick service. No complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my birthday and our server Melissa was fantastic. Give her a raise!!!

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CentralCoastMom
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful eccentric place! We’re locals and we know ppl come from all over to stay and/or enjoy our local jewel. Sometimes we forget how special it can be! Celebrated my daughters 9th birthday on a Thursday evening. Busy but very chill atmosphere. Tables only 60%full(not sure if covid or just a weekday). Hostess welcomed us immediately and were seated without hesitation. Waitress was very kind and answered all our questions. And had no problem sharing plates with the young ones. Matre D was on top of our drinks and took empty plates away almost immediately. They even gave our daughter a pink birthday balloon! Two steak dinners, three drinks from the bar and 4 regular drinks came to about $140 w/o tip. Wonderful service and food!

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LillianH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, incredible cake, and wonderful service!

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ReneeC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The appetizers were lovely, potato fingerlings in truffle oil and sea salt-yum. The rest of the dinner was awful. $70 for a raw fillet, like cold in the middle. I swear the asparagus was canned. We also tried the famous champagne cake- 2 bites and trashed the rest.

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Nobirdbrain
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I felt the service provided by our wait staff, Ashlee, and others, was outstanding. The steak was superb, as were the pasta and salmon. The swordfish was tender and cooked just right, but it had no flavor. Soup and salads were tasty. Desert choices were overwhelming. Pricey, but we would go back.

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YasminE
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, large portions, gorgeous surroundings, great service: definitely recommended!

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VanessaG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RobertN
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MickeyB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The ambience is second to none. But the food was subpar, especially for the price.

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Flores143
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner. Service was excellent and Covid protocol followed by all. We will return.

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AGDiners
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

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!!!

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DijanaM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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amyc
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner for my moms birthday, they made it special. Delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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KorinaE
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were
Nice and so attentive

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Kell
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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 .

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Rainbow
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Great food, great service.

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KevinF
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Maybe it was COVID but everything was ok not great

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with amazing food and wine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing staff.

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ArmandoC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the fillet mignon. Their soups are fantastic as well.

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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 4.5 stars by 2781 OpenTable diners.

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