Permanently Closed - Brick & Bottle

3.8
838 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Brick & Bottle is a Michelin guide recommended classic Californian fare restaurant in Madera. While the menu is exceptional, a popular favorite is the prix fixe three-course meal which changes to take advantage of whatever is freshest. There is also a happy hour menu in addition to the dinner menu.

There are a number of notable items on the Brick & Bottle dinner menu. For example, the house ground beef burger is made with a combination of short rib, chuck and brisket for an exceptional flavor. A number of add-ons are available to customize your burger to your liking, such as brie, coleslaw, three types of aioli, fried egg, avocado, blue cheese, goat cheese, caramelized onion and more. The menu at Brick & Bottle also includes wood stone oven gourmet pizza, steaks and many more main entr�es.

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3.8based on all time ratings
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3.9
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bkul
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall2food4service4ambience2

nice but very quiet for a Saturday night. Used to be lively and crowded. Food still good.

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vipqualityfoodlover
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific service - exceptional waitstaff, great food! and very nice folks, what more can I say. AAAAA+++++

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AngieP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The entire evening went very well. We did have a reservation, were seated immediately, and had excellent service. We each had a drink and were served with some wonderful bread. Our salads arrived in good time and the rest of our meal as well. We split a salad and were surprised by the large portions. Wonder what a full salad would have been like. The entrée arrived at the right time and was excellent. All in all I would highly recommend this restaurant. My only complaint is that it was a bit noisy...

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viptwojps
San Francisco
198 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This a great local spot with a hot bar and a great menu. Their Monday night special is always fun and tasty! It's easily a top choice.

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vipMark
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

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EastWestCoastGirl
New England
27 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

If you're not seated at the bar, no happy hour prices for you!
The place smelled like bleach. Although that might read "clean", it's Not appetizing.
The food was meh. You get what you pay for. Average priced food. Average service. I prefer Above average.

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Viktoriya
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and the service was nice. I mostly enjoyed the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, great place. Everyone in our party thought it was superb. The service was exemplary.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating at Brick & Bottle, and recently took some out-of-town family to dinner there. Interesting menu, fun wine list, terrific service and yummy food.

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vipNonickname
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb and waiter outstanding. Loud near bar because a lot of people were having a lot of fun.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very quick and attentive service and tasty food. Kid friendly environment and full bar with good cocktail options. Located in a mini mall but still fine ambiance for tired parent date night

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vipLocals
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thank for bringing back the kids' menu. Nice to have them treated like real people again! We'll come back frequently again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a group of four adults and three kids. We weren't cramped into a few tables that were pushed together- we had a spacious booth, so nice!!! One of the adults has some serious allergies and they were incredibly accommodating. I recommend!

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sfkris
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy coming to Brick and Bottle. Our kids love their cheese pizza, pasta and burger. My absolute favorite is the ahi tuna tartare appetizer, however I substitute crustini bread instead of the kettle chips that normally come with it. It is the best!!

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Slpslp
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waitress Ava was wonderful.

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vipLeanneD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great three course pre fix's always something new, great value and delicious.

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vipMark
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So sad that they closed. Was the best happy hour around.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was fantastic. Not only was he knowledgeable of the menu but he helped us pair the perfect libation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food is chronic, dank, that good good, overall the fuego

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have so much fun at Brick & Bottle. They have a great happy hour menu, a great drinks list, and are both elegant and affordable. My four-year-old also loves it, and the staff is so nice to us.

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vipeagleeye
San Francisco
135 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My wife and I came here for a Valentine's Day dinner. We were very pleased with the table we received. Our waiter was a young fellow who seemed eager to please us. However, he must not have been too experienced, or else the restaurant staff is just not able to handle a full house. (I refer to this as "staffed for failure.") In any event, after a good start with drinks and our entree orders (we both ordered the surf and turf special-very good!) he sort of disappeared. Other staff members brought our salads and later our entrees. Still no waiter to order a bottle of wine. Finally we flagged him down and ordered a bottle, but then after no bottle five or ten minutes later (we're nearly done eating by now) we ordered by the glass instead. Finally we each added dessert, a butterscotch pudding for me that I thought was great. At the very end, though, the waiter added the wrong charge for these desserts, so we had to request an adjustment. He was a very nice guy but just not ready for prime time. Too bad because the food is really quite good.

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vipjacksonjohn
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience3

While I would not go out of my way to get to Brick & Bottle, since I live not too far away I might go again. We had very good service, but the atmosphere was dominated by the broadcast of a Warriors game. No intimacy to speak of. Our food was tasty, but nothing extraordinary, and the portions were relatively small. The dessert menu needs some work. My flourless chocolate cake, for example, was very small and covered in a saccharine berry-flavored sauce of some kind. A real dessert chef would be a big plus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We eat there often and have always enjoyed it. I had the prime rib and it was perfect as was the creamed spinach and scalloped potatoes. However, they couldn't quite get my wife's skirt steak medium rare. It came out well done and was taken back for another try. The second one was better on the fat end but well in the thinner portion. Never had that problem before. Will order rare next time

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Vicster
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is consistently good although a bit pricey. Bar scenes IS a scene if you are into it.

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vipSReater
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tend to go here before a 7 pm book club at Book Passage. Although it's super convenient, I wouldn't repeatedly eat here if the food wasn't good. Have had the salads, pizza, burgers, fish, pork but my new favorite is the appetizer size P.E.I. Mussels with Andouille Sausage, Toybox Tomatoes, Cilantro-Fennel Broth, Grilled Olive Sourdough. So delicious and filling.

The bar area looks fun, and liked the TVs showing Bay Area sports (Go Warriors!).

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viptwojps
San Francisco
198 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We needed a place to meet a friend who lives further away and was familiar with the area around our home and this excellent neighborhood standard jumped to the front. Great food, private tables, attentive staff, and a very welcoming place to meet and enjoy the ambiance, which easily enhanced our time together. It's easy to find, visible but not garish, and very accessible.

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vipGary
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pate appetizer was really good. Orzo Mac n chesse was rich and creamy - a good side dish to share. Brussel sprouts -also really good. I have not seen free corkage offer in a long time - I wish more restaurants would offer this.

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Musiclover
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a movie to get, the hostess informed our server and she sped things along without ever making us feel rushed. We each had a Pizza, they were generously sized, crust was delicious and crisp, and the fresh basil a treat. We enjoyed watching the open kitchen also. We will definitely be back!

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vipLocal
San Francisco
156 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mac and cheese really tasty. Ask them to add bacon. Steak cooked perfectly. Lobster tail more like a longastino. A bit noisy, even though I requested booth in back room. Everyone out celebrating with friends and family. Nice to have parking

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bernard
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We are frequent customers and in the past, the restaurant was quite good in service and food. Recently, we found some unpleasant developments.

First, a group of customers were shouting/talking extremely loud and no one actually told them to quiet down. Second, our waitress got our drinks, and desserts wrong. Third, we ordered three hamburgers (medium) but turned out to be dry and fully well-done. I was not sure whether this is the fault of the chef or the waitress.

It was one of our favorite restaurants but our recent experience was a disappointment. Hope it is not going to be a permanent phenomenon.

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vipEnjoyed
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We always go for the Ahi Tuna Tartare appetizer and are never disappointed. It is yummy! We had the risotto also (starter size is sufficient for entree portion) and thought it was wonderful. 50% off bottles of wine on Wednesdays is an extra plus!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2015
Overall2food1service3ambience3

40 dollar rib eye tastes like it was pan fried. Very disappointing. For a great steak, go to marin joes next door. This explains why marin joes always has a 40 minutes wait and why you can walk right into brick and bottle. Whoever the owner of b and b is...please please get a new chef, focus on your restaurant and bring the food quality in line with your prices. We need another good steak house marin.

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scottb
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, service and experience. We will return.

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vipFilippo
San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2015
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were looking forward to this, but it certainly didn't work out. My wife's in-house salmon app was so bad that she took one bite and sent it away. The Butternut Squash soup was goopy and bland. I had the mussel app and it was very good, however, I think it caused my indigestion all the next morning. My hamburger was over-cooked (not rare) but didn't want to complain. My wife's short rib and mash was very plain and uninteresting. At least it was better than the green beans which had to have been frozen at one time. We'll not go back. Server was efficient and cheerful.

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Gayle
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food at the Thansgiving buffet was good, although somewhat limited for a buffet. It would have been nice to have some choices other than the traditional turkey/stuffing/etc. food. Also a little pricey for the selection, at $49/person (not including drinks), although other restaurants were charging more for Thanksgiving.

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Piccofan
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our second visit to Brick & Bottle. On this occasion there were 6 of us which included our sons who are good eaters. We had a variety of dishes: raw oysters, pate', roasted Brussel sprouts, squash soup, steak, salmon, beef short ribs and 2 bottles of wine. Deserts included Tiramisu, butterscotch pot au creme, coffee. All the dishes were very well prepared. I had the beef short rib which was served boneless with mashed potatoes and broccolini. The meat was fork tender and delicious. The potatoes were creamy and tasty without being salty one of my pet peeves. The waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Although the noise level was a bit elevated we did not find it annoying. Prices were well within our comfort range for this quality of food. I can easily recommend this restaurant and will certainly return.

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Gary
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Two adults for dinner at 7 pm. Fabulous cocktails, but felt rushed to order our entrees. Very pleasant server, though, and wonderful follow up with water and a few of the dinner details.
Totally enjoyed the rotisserie chicken and the skirt steak. Great french fries, too, and wonderful side dishes of a braised red cabbage and orzo macaroni and cheese.
Only downside for us was the noise from the kids at the adjacent tables.

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vipLeeBee
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful server in Olivia. Very attentive and wanting to please our every whim even though we were in the very back of the restaurant at our request due to the noise level in the bar and main seating area. Prime rib was generous and delicious as was the petrale sole on top of the best mashed potatoes. I'm never disappointed in this restaurant.

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Trudy
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As usual I loved the food, the only dish which did not live up to the regular standard was the cauliflower au gratin. The crumbs were soggy. That was quite minor compared to the rest of the meal, however.

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vipRandiK
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience3

There were too many things in the menu I wanted to try, everything sounded good!

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Permanently Closed - Brick & Bottle is rated 3.8 stars by 838 OpenTable diners.