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Madera - Rosewood Sand Hill

4.6
2110 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
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Madera Restaurant Honored with Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence 2017 and Michelin Rated One Star 2018.

A comfortably elegant ambiance, picturesque views and outdoor terraces welcome guests and Silicon Valley locals to Madera. Featuring an open artisan wood-burning kitchen and extensive wine list, Madera serves rustic American cuisine that celebrates the culinary traditions of the Bay Area

In addition to indoor and outdoor dining, Madera offers two private dining rooms with private terraces and cozy fireplaces. The Lemon Room seats up to 10 guests, and the Orange Room up to 14 guests.


This Menlo Park restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and for Sunday brunch as well. We can accommodate parties of 6 or less in the main dining room. If you care to have a larger party please contact the restaurant directly.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(650) 561-1540
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Reylon Agustin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
HWY 280
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Parking details
Rosewood Sand Hill offers complimentary valet as well as optional self-parking.

Complimentary electric car charging station available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Madera's family style Mother's Day brunch. Enjoy flavors inspired by our local farms. $115.00 per person, $65.00 per child. Tax, gratuity and beverage not included. Reservations guaranteed using a credit card authorization with 72 hour cancellation policy for all bookings

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2110 People Are Saying
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4.7
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3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food, beautifully crafted with interesting ingredients. Great service, nice atmosphere. A special meal

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent reception. Wonderful service as usual from Andrea. Food this time was delicious.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A few minor hiccups: succulents on the tables were all dying and not particularly attractive. How do you kill a succulent? Severe neglect evidently. First table we were seated at was incredibly uncomfortable and so close to those sitting next to us it was like sitting in their laps. Second table offered was near the fire on a warm spring day! Finally a large table by the window was delightful--except for the ugly succulent 'centerpiece'. Unusual selections with the standby yummy hamburger. Some extremely expensive. The dessert was a piece of art and tasted as good as it looked. Have been twice for lunch and will go again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Daisy our waitress was wonderful. Seating arrangement and reception perfect as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

It was for my partners birthday and they made us both feel special

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Lovely for birthday celebration with the warm birthday greeting upon arrival to the special birthday menu and birthday cake. A wonderful experience all around.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Date night with my wife. We had a great time. Great server. Attentive. Knowledgeable and just the right amount of conversation.
Food was excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Waiter did not listen to our order

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had an amazing time at Madera!!! Went there to celebrate a friends birthday and catch up.

From the start the service was impeccable! Ordered the caviar, hamachi and a bottle of Cristal to start. Delish!!!

Steak for two and the boys got burgers - which were MASSIVE!!! The burgers had a nice charred flavor and was very juicy. The steaks were perfectly cooked medium rare.

We ended up staying for 5 hours!! I will definitely be coming back.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Staff and kitchen were surprising unprepared and not trained to deliver a holiday brunch experience in line with Rosewood standards.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I don't mind spending for a nice meal, but, this was basically paying extravagant prices for small amounts of food that looks like art......and was just OK as far as taste.....nothing to write home about. Just to give you an idea of what I'm talking about as extravagant pricing......the wine corkage fee is $50. I've been to a lot of high end steak houses in San Francisco and the highest I've seen is $35. Their most inexpensive glasses of wine on the menu started at $17 and then the rest of the wine list immediately jumped to around $30+ a glass. The bar and balconies are definitely nice, but I can definitely think of better restaurants where you get better pricing, larger amounts of food that tastes better and just as nice ambiance.........

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Incredible "cabin in the woods" feel with an inventive, creative, curated menu. Top-notch service with an entire floor dedicated to making you feel like the only table in the restaurant. A larger wine list not seen in the surrounding area. A+

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

While the food is tasty, portion size is microscopic and prices are stratospheric. I had a starter, entree, and dessert .... and left hungry. Madera is for wealthy people who are not hungry or are on severe diets. and do not know what great food is I feel other customers were naive about what to expect at at a Michelin star restaurant and were taken advantage of.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The ambiance was very nice at this restaurant and the cocktails were amazing. Since 3 out of 4 people in our party had food allergies, we didn't have a lot of choices so we all ended up with steak. The food was fair and definitely not a great value. The service was good but I won't go back to this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Restaurant is located inside Rosewood Hotel. Valid parking is available in front of hotel. Valid service was very good.

I requested to decorate the dessert plate to celebrate my husband's birthday when I booked the table on OpenTable. We were greeted when we arrived. The hosts and our server all said happy birthday to him. They also personalized our menus (dinner menu). However, we opted for tasting menu to try the highlights of dinner menu. Server told us they try to change the menu as often as they could according to the fresh produces from local farmers market.

They have vegetarian tasting menu options. We found out because they brought us that menu by mistake. We're impressed that they actually offer vegetarian tasting menu which not too many restaurants would do that.

The wine list is something worth to mention. It is HUGE!!! It's like a phone book! I ordered an Irish cocktail (delicious) and my husband had a drab of Jameson whiskey. We also ordered half bottle of Pino Noir.

We liked all dishes they brought out. Complimentary bread was warm and really good as well. We got a complimentary baked oyster in between meals and it was delicious too. Even my husband isn't too fond of oysters said it was very good.

At the end of the meal, we got complimentary chocolate and 2 mini banana bread to take home. We had the banana bread with coffee the next morning and loved them.

We saw the couple next to our table was celebrating her birthday and the server brought her a dessert with a candle on it. But I think they forgot to do so for my husband. We both forgot about that too until we got home. Which is a bummer but no bigger. The good service made up the mistake.

Overall it was a really good meal with great service. We left the restaurant happy.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very attentive, excellent service. Felt taken cared of during the entire lunch stay.
Food was rich and tasty. Appetizer choices have local and seasonal ingredients.
Desserts were exceptional, must try the bob bons.
Must reserve window seating as the view is amazing.
Restaurant is inside a hotel - 5 star decor and amenities.
The open kitchen ventilation could be better.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

My husband and I went on date night here while in the area. This is a beautiful restaurant, well appointed not too dark. The waiter was very attentive and helpful in selecting a meal as well as the wine. The food was incredible and as we ate too much to add dessert they brought us a tiny little apricot sweet to round out the meal. I highly recommend you check it out. Judging from the look of the car and restaurant I am sure the rosewood hotel adjacent is also worth a stay.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The restaurant space is inviting, with lots of natural light and modern but warm decor in a beautiful hillside setting. Unfortunately, the sevice and food do not match the atmosphere. Small portions and mediocre food. I ordered the burger and was served cold fries, watery ketchup, three shriveled and flavorless pickled vegetables, and an average burger. Dessert did not make up for it—ice cold cappuccino and dry, mealy cream puffs. My dining companion ordered the scallops. Although her plate looked stunning, it amounted to three scallops and four curly leaves for $35.00!! Disgraceful. The staff were intrusive, coming by to try to take full plates and only half emptied drinks away every five minutes. Huge disappointment. Because of the lovely surrounds, might return for a simple drink on the patio or in the fireside lounge; otherwise, avoid.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

So happy to have found Madera for future special occasions or maybe just outdoor drinks on a warm night. A bit pricey for everyday occasions. Elegant yet relaxed dining room, upscale service, inviting outdoor spaces, plenty of parking, and it appears there is valet parking as well during certain times. Raves for the melt-in-your-mouth focaccia bread at every table- come extra hungry so you can have more than one piece of that!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great service and kid friendly for breakfast. Interesting Easter display

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

They've really been upping their game. The menu is always changing. I have allergy issues, and they're great about accommodating me.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food was good, but not as good as a month ago. I had the duck which was fatty. The salmon was good. There should be better dessert selections. The food descriptions try to be creative, but they’re so overdone, it’s impossible to know what we’re ordering. Prices are high, no surprise. There was a table of 4 women in the corner whose outbursts were so wild, loud, and obnoxious, they upset 1/2 of the other diners. The wait staff either were oblivious (it is a generally loud restaurant) or didn’t care. Maybe the women were drunk? How rude!! But management didn’t ask them to tone it down. A few tables around us were annoyed, made comments saying they would never come back, and left. We were disgusted that they were ruining our evening and interrupting our conversation. After 9:00, the bar next door got so loud, we heard the noise in the restaurant. It felt like being in a low class place instead of a 5-Star Hotel. Sad, it seems to be poorly managed.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Highly recommend for any occasion!

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The trout was awful!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Boyfriend and I came here for our 2nd year anniversary. We were impressed that on the menu, "Happy Anniversary" was printed for us. What a kind gesture! For starter, we picked the Squid Ink Tagliatelle, which included Kohlrabi, Dungeness Crab, Trout Roe, and Uni Butter.

The mains were AMAZING. Liberty Farms Duck Breast and King Salmon were the two that caught our eye, and they were so worth it. The duck was juicy with crispy skin, and wasn't greasy as all. I will judge a restaurant by the quality of their duck because growing up eating Peking Duck on special occasions with the family, duck quality will be scrutinized. Madera did a very impressive job with the duck, and I savored every bite of it. The salmon was heavenly and buttery! It melted in our mouths, it was incredibly tender, and the skin had a tasty, satisfying crunch to it. The turnips, wild onions, bonito, and the mustard-like sauce that went with it enhanced the flavor and taste perfectly.

For dessert, we had Citrus Cheese Cake and the Chocolate Earl Grey.
We even received a complimentary strawberry and white chocolate cake with a white chocolate oval enscribed with "Happy Anniversary." What a sweet complimentary treat! We were even surprised that after we signed our checks, they brought us two more little square cakes that looked like small cheesecake cubes. Not sure what these were for, since we already received the complimentary anniversary cake, but this was very kind of them to bring us as well.

For a total of $170.74 on the bill (not including tip, we tipped them 20% for the fantastic service and experience), this really was worth every penny! Thank you for the fantastic and memorable anniversary celebration, Madera! We will certainly be back for another occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Terrific food and service. Awesome presentation and attentive knowledgeable staff.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This is such a wonderful restaurant. The food and service are top notch. Wine list is incredible. Dessert was delicious. Ribeye for 2 was cooked perfectly.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was rushed. About 4 minutes after our cocktails were served, came the first course. Since I had soup, I needed to consume it quickly. This is a restaurant that should recognize that people would like to have a leisurely meal and not feel they need to be in an out in 45 minutes. It did not appear that they had people waiting, so I am not sure why service was so hurried. I didn't finish my cocktail, until I had finished my main course. While I usually have wine with dinner, there was no time.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Hosting my Uncle!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This review is based on a dinner date on a Saturday night. The restaurant has great ambiance and the food was excellent. We shared the Squid Ink Tagliatelle for starters, my wife had the Oak Grilled Beef Tenderloin and I got the Liberty Farms Duck Breast for our entrees. The duck was the best - the skin was so flavorful and the meat so delicious. We had the Chocolate Earl Grey for dessert and that was excellent too. The portions are just enough for both of us. It's worth the drive and the tab. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The Valentines prefix menu was as close as you’d get to a Chefs tasting menu. The wine paring is a must since they are known for an extensive list.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This restaurant has improved considerably since last time. It deserves it Michelin one star

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

They completely rushed our meal. I wasn’t even done eating my plate and the next one was coming, at one point the waiter pulled my half eaten plate away from me. This is after I told someone else I wasn’t done. Really bad service for a restaurant of this caliber. Good food not good service. When you spend this much money you want savor the food and finish your wine, guess they had something else in mind.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Absolutely loved this restaurant and experience. The dessert option called “The Olympics” was especially memorable. 6 bonbons from the past 6 Olympics with curated ingredients of each nation who hosted the games. It even came with a little guide book! So much fun. I can’t forget the scrumptious, buttery, scallops I had too!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent restaurant. Fantastic food and service. I’ll return.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great ambience! Really tasty and great quality food. Everything is spectacular! 💯% 👌

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and service. It was a first class dining experience. It will be a place we go back to in the future.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was mostly terrific, as was the service. The only downfall was when I mentioned to the server that my beef tenderloin was not cooked to how I ordered it, there was no offer of addressing the issue. That said, even though it was cooked medium, it was still pretty tender, so I didn't want to make a scene. I just expected something more from a Michelin star restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The whole trout was presented beautifully but bland and taste like mud. For some reason the dishes for the past several occasions keep disappointing. So much attention on the look but the taste actually nothing special. I really like this place as an ideal location for business lunch meetings or dinner with family but the food need to improve.

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1.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Worst dining experience of my life. Service was slow and down right rude. At one point I overheard a waiter complaining about serving people! I guess they don’t think they are in the service business. Staff needs to be trained and probably the management too. Too bad such an ideal location can come up to par.

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