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Madera - Rosewood Sand Hill

4.6
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2641 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Madera will be following the guidelines given by San Mateo County. Therefore only outdoor dining will be available for guests. All tables will be spaced out for social distancing.

Face masks are mandatory and guests will not be allowed to join without one.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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 2641 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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vipJannie
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first night out to dinner since March 8. Everything was good and we were happy with our experience. Nothing, however, was extraordinary (except maybe the wine). Food was solid but not noteworthy. Same with service.
It was our 54th wedding anniversary and the tiny candy ‘Happy Anniversary’ sign attached to our dessert was just north of embarrassing.

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DebraC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been celebrating our anniversary here for 8 years - never disappointed. 5 Stars all-around. Thank you for being open during this difficult time.

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vipNaturalFood14
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had the salmon tartine again as it is delicious and then the cobb salad, which was perfect on a warm evening. The views are spectacular and service impeccable!

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overpriced, but great ambiance. Limited menu due to Covid

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AshimaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The food was quite average. Didn’t feel like a Michelin Rated restaurant

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vipLocal
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve done a lovely job of making the restaurant Covid-safe. The menu is a little smaller, so they can keep the kitchen safe. Their outdoor tables are lovely.

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vipstansfield
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal, awesome service & of course awesome company with my husband & BFF.

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vipNaturalFood14
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

While the menu is limited at present, the salmon tartine and tuna with noodles were delicious.

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TericeC
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. With Covid-19 luring, they managed to provide a comfortable and safe setting to enjoy our dinner. The staff and service was excellent.

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vipMarthaS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Took for ever to order

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious lunch, great view and atmosphere on the deck for Father’s Day.

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vipMayL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

When I spoke to front desk to confirm reservations she had said we would be on a high top, which was fine with me. When we got there they put us way in back low table kinda of like coffee table.
I had to pick up my soup on my lap to eat.It was really hard to have out drinks and lunch.
We didn’t even feel the ambiance of being at a 5 star restaurant.
They had plenty of empty tables that they could of sat us comfortably.
After spending more then $300.00 I felt cheated.

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DonaldL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, the service, the food, the safety. Amazing. Sure, you pay a premium, but that's why it's a premium experience.

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WendyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor terrace is lovely, and the staff did everything possible to make us feel welcome and safe. Food was delicious, as usual.

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treatedlikedirt
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I made a reservation within 2 hours of receiving a email notification of reopening to outside dining. For our 7 pm reservation, we were taken to a very low small round table with low seats next to a fireplace away from main dining area. This might be suitable for drinks before dinner but certainly not for dinner. Only alternative was a high top by the bar area. Nobody could explain to me why our reservation was handled in that way. I won't be coming back - plenty of excellent options in the area.

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vipLisaB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out during corona virus. We celebrated a dear friend’s Birthday.

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CarolineL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, ambiance, service in the Peninsula.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious. Portion is wayyyy too small. I got duck confit and waffle for main course which tasted amazing but it’s only a quarter waffle! A QUARTER of a waffle!! I would be happy with at least half a waffle even if I rather have whole waffle lol. I got an appetizer before this and still hungry after :(

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Candace
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not worth it. Sorry to say that the food was not great, you get 3 scallops for $40 and a cocktail is $25. I've eaten at many places and for $550.00 I expected more. The artichoke palate cleanser was hard to swallow. Just very disappointed. I think the only thing I enjoyed was the salad and the bread.

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vipBabaloo
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since it was a Sunday night, and due to the current health circumstances it was not a popular time to dine, we had a fabulous and lovely dinner with a very cordial staff. The four of us decided to have the Chef’s Tasting Menu, and it was absolutely delicious from start to finish. We were so glad that we chose Madera to celebrate our anniversary with our good friends. We were not in a hurry, and either was the restaurant, so we were there for 3 relaxing hours.

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vipteefee
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin, Michael, Christian and Nancy, and the SAs that work with them, were amazing as always.

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eateateat
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great services and great food, always. Kids friendly.

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vipGFNMD
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was very good & well prepared/tasty, but service was off with long delays between courses & non-responsiveness. Of note, had indicated on reservation & to waiter at the start of a diner’s food allergy - he was then served the food allergen right off the bat! Tried to get waiter’s attention, but to no avail. Evident that the wait/service staff appeared too busy throughout evening, they were also over-anxious to clear the table even though diner was still eating. Got an unusual response when I asked for cracked pepper on my salad. For a Michelin-star restaurant the whole experience was not what I was expecting.

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patrocket
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a complete Birthday Dinner experience.

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Altune
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, peaceful and serene venue especially when seated outside for a relaxing fulfilling meal and drinks.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambience. Yes! We'll be back!

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PaulineZ
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came in on a busy Saturday night, was very busy and noisy. Came in to have an intimate dinner but practically had to yell at each other across the table to be heard. Took a long time to get our food, too.

Almost all the sauces were too salty for my taste, but food itself were cooked to perfection and dessert was excellent. Service was excellent too.

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KG0218
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance and service (a little slow at times) but we were in no hurry. Personal touches for anniversary seating privacy, provided photo and desert where a big plus! Highly recommend for a very nice dining experience

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ParkerM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was out best dining experience in the Bay Area in many years. Outstanding service, food and wine. Everything was top-line from the minute we walked in to the minute we left.

For us -- and this is unusual -- the desserts were the absolute highpoint of the meal, even with two wines and multiple courses. So imaginative and beautifully presented. The pastry chefs at Madera are artists!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional ambiance

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DreaG
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience. The service is outstanding, the wine selections are never ending, and the food was beautifully and artistically crafted.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The chicken was not fresh and smelled so bad; the food quality in this place has been getting worse over time

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Debi
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Very disappointed in the food. It was very expensive and not fresh. Do not eat here. Don’t waste your time or your money. Sad!

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foodmoron
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The menu changes frequently, which we like. But sometimes you get there and the daily menu doesn't wow you. Still a great place to eat, food is good, and service is awesome.

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Jacob
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to be totally spoiled by great service and amazing food, this is the place to come. If you want a wine list with a book over 160 pages, this is the place to come. If you want to watch the sun set from the terrace, this is the place to come. This is the place my wife and I come when we want a memorable evening. You won't be disappointed! Bon Appetit!!!!

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vipCarolyn
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every one was welcoming and friendly. Service was attentive. The food was scrumptious: excellent taste, texture and presentation. Very enjoyable.

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Sheela
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to Madera several times! The food is excellent and the service is great! They do not rush you as you are paying a premium for good food! We especially like the yummy bread and their homemade soups. The ingredients are always fresh and you just can’t go wrong! Beautiful setting and a cozy place!

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vipDiner2020
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful day-before-Valentine's date at Madera and, as always, had a wonderful evening. The staff could not be more gracious and we really appreciated the attentiveness of the wine steward who made fantastic recommendations. We shared the scallop entree as an appetizer and the I enjoyed the pork chop and my wife had the duck breast. All 3 dishes were fantastic.

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AlexLVuc
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a reason this place has a michelin star. Amazing environment, amazing food, amazing staff.

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MaxwellC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a fantastic experience here. Food, ambiance, and service are all phenomenal. Dress was mostly semi formal, noise wasn't too loud, and the uni and duck were just great. Fior di Latte for dessert which was the best way to end the night. Would highly recommend!

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