Madrona Manor

4.5
1090 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

Located one mile from downtown Healdsburg, this Michelin one star restaurant is on a Victorian estate at the heart of Sonoma’s wine country. Chef Jesse Mallgren takes full advantage of a wealth of local seasonal produce, whenever possible from our estate gardens. Choose the from an extensive a'la carte menu or the Chef's tasting menu.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 433-4231
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jesse Mallgren
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Private party facilities
Madrona Manor can accomodate groups up to 30 in one of our 5 private indoor dining rooms; or up to 100 on our covered Palm Terrace.
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Private party contact
Arielle Larson: (707) 433-1542 ext. 111
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Dry Creek Road
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Parking details
Convenient on-site parking is available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JP
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back. The food, the service, the setting...all were exemplary. I had the wagya and my husband had the halibut. Both superb. The squash blossom appetizer was excellent.

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Phoenix
126 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting, hospitality, wine, cuisine and cost all exceeded our expectations. We overlooked a beautiful garden, had amazing food and fairly priced high-end wines. The service was attentive and respectful of us as older diners. We'll be back, for sure!

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu with a wine pairing for our Honeymoon and everything was executed exceptionally well. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu was very limited and pricey for what you got. Drinks were stingy and pricey.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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S
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. We all enjoyed the food and wine.

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D
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we've been to Madrona Manor and again - the food has been absolutely delicious. The price for the tasting menu is very reasonable and it is sooo worth it! This place is a must visit on your trip to Healdsburg.

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f
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful food and impeccable service! Always a treat.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals. Ever.

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f
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our Anniversary dinner; as always, service, food and ambience is excellent. Attention to all details is always present, from initial greeting to final service. We enjoyed the Wagyu entrée which was prepared perfectly, and enjoyed a chocolate dessert (below) that was a work of art.

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a
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Madrona Manor is set up on a hill, so arrive early to take a walk around the gardens and see the view. We did the early spring tasting menu, and all of the courses were excellent. They used edible flowers from the gardens in many of the dishes, and the flavor combinations were wonderful. The service was on point, they were helpful, but didn't rush us as we enjoyed dinner.

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BR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Madrona Manor is simply enchanting. The food, the ambiance and the experience was magical. We enjoyed the warm and professional service. The menu was creative and offered a good variety of starters and main entrees to suit dietary needs. Our favorites were the Wagyu tartare and the King Salmon. The flavors were refined, balanced but never boring. Definitely recommend this place for any special occasion.

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M
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. The right amount of casual and effortlessness. Great relative value as well. We got the pre fixe menu with wine pairing.

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall was a nice romantic Anniversary outting. I am not sure if the enjoyment of our meal was tainted by the abundance of food and wine consumed prior to our dinner throughout the day... but out of the 4 dishes we had only the Salmon dish stood out the most. Truly by far one of the best Salmon dishes I have had. The scallop and mushroom pasta dishes both tasted good but just lacked a bit of bright flavor. I guess considering the formality and price for the meal I was expecting something a bit more. We did arrived early for our reservation and were offered to relax outside overlooking the beautiful property which was definitely needed & appreciated. The staff said they would send someone outside to take a drink order but no one came. So I went inside to ask for someone to take our order but still no one was sent. The Dinner service staff were all very friendly and attentive luckily. Overall I would still say though, the experience was a nice romantic evening spent with the hubby.

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n
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings. It was a fun (but expensive) dinner. Every course was delicious.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best fried chicken in the county. Great value for a Wednesday night dinner.

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JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Madrona Manor to celebrate our 31st anniversary. The Inn holds a special place in our hearts as we were married there. It had been many years since we had dined there. The staff were so nice and everyone wished us Happy Anniversary on multiple occasions. The service could not have been better. The owner came out to chat with us and suggested the Wednesday three course dinner to encourage locals to the restaurant. Although we planned on having duck we ordered the special dinner and could not have been happier. The fried chicken (which I normally do not eat) was crunchy and greaseless and the salad was simple, refreshing and had a generous amount of lovely goat cheese. The dessert was beautiful and so very tasty. The staff thoughtfully brought it with candles. A truly beautiful spot to dine and the staff are to be commended on their attention to detail and friendliness. We will head there again for the three course meal--great value, great food, and great staff. Thanks Madrona Manor for helping us celebrate!

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful experience -food was exceptional

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Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Madrona Manor about 8 times. In the past, it has been so much fun to get the little surprises they give in between the courses. They used to give wonderful little tidbits to cleanse the pallet and homemade candies at the end of the meal and a little bag of Carmel corn to take home. There were no little surprises last night. The meal was very good but I missed the special Madrona Manor treats.

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L
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was Valentines Day and our wedding anniversary. The service was lovely. The food, not exceptional, considering the prefix menu pricing. If you really wanted the Risotto it was an extra $45.00 ABOVE the $110.00 dinner menu! Did not make sense to show folks what they could have and then charge so much more money!
NOT ENTICING.
It was a special occasion for us....we save for these special events. We mostly felt taken. We had one slice Hama I for appetizer, soup, meat/salmon entree and a marginal desert and one glass of wine with dinner that we shared, the total bill was $330.00! Really?

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GP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Belated Christmas present for the fam. The Manor is magnificent! Well worth the drive. Everything about the experience was first rate, even the reminiscing we did about sneaking in the mysterious, abandoned Madrona Manor back in the '60s. And thru the bathroom window no less!

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We first came here about a year ago and were so impressed with the menu, the service, just outstanding. We decided to spend NYE here this year and the food was delicious, but the service seemed a bit lax and was not the same. Not sure if it was because it was NYE. We were also told there would be Jazz playing starting at 8pm. We sat down less than an hour later and only heard one jazz song. The musicians seemed like they left or went on a long break and after, they played songs like "Brown Eyed Girl". It was unfortunate because my boyfriend loves Jazz and we were excited to experience some jazz for the special occasion, but was let down. I would recommend this place highly, but not for a holiday. We did have good time and enjoyed the food, but I think the regular menu is much more worth it. The regular menu had some amazing dishes using really cool techniques. The menu we had last week was great, but nothing exciting or amazing like our first experience.

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BB
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect location for New Year’s Eve. The food was delicious. Really enjoyed the crab risotto, and the ahi. Yum!

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OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great new year!!!

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Y
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I wanted to like this restaurant better than I did.

You can either order a prix fixe menu with wine pairings or ala carte. We did the prix fixe/pairings. Two of the five dishes were excellent. On the others, we felt that they were trying too hard and that either not all the flavors blended or the wine pairing was just so/so. Service was fast per perfunctory.

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AN
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Christmas dinner with 12th Night Carolers was a rare treat. Such a wonderful way to spend Christmas Day! Everything was beautiful, tasty and memorable!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second year in a row... Third to come! We loved it!!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We come to the Madrona Manor every December for the Dickens dinner which is outstanding. The ambiance and festive setting are great for the holidays. The restaurant is made up of small discrete dining rooms that take up the first floor of this charming Victorian B&B set up on a hill overlooking wine country. This makes for a cozy and relatively quiet experience/ The 12th Night singing group is a delight to listen to and they mix old world holiday songs for the Dickens dinners that take place in December. The food and wine pairing are well matched and portions well sized for 5 course dinner. Suggest come early for drinks on the enclosed porch. Service is very attentive and visits from the owners during the meal add a nice touch and provide history. A dinner here will definitely put you in the holiday mood.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Can’t believe this is just 1 Michelin star. Can’t wait to go again.

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O
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening. The food was exceptional. We will certainly return and recommend it to our friends. The manor is beautiful (altho a bit over the top in terms of Christmas decor. )

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We went for the 2017 Thanksgiving prix fixe menu and were very excited. The service and ambiance were excellent, the food however was mediocre. The turkey leg was dry and the pumpkin risotto (like much of the night's food) was bland and uninteresting.

Overall it was a disappointment to pay top prices for merely OK food.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Good service, nice ambience, food was so-so for a Michelin star restaurant

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Spectacular place to see with history. Beautiful place. However food is only "Fair".

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Not accommodating for vegetarian eaters, no non-meat protein options.

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DS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here several times now and have never been disappointed. The wine & food pairing course option is the best & the Chefs extras make you feel very special.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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CG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Dusty, dated, and not very tasty. Bread was AWFUL to start meal. Salmon was overcooked. Pasta was tasteless. Atmosphere was beautiful around the restaurant – outside – but inside felt like he funeral home.

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AG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was lovely but on a 104 degree day they did not have adequate air conditioning or ventilation, nor did they serve outside. The tasting menu turned out to be a much better value than the a la carte because they apparently serve the same size plates for both. Since we ordered a la carte, the portions were minute and and looked silly (tiny foie gras serving with 2/3 plate empty) for a high end restaurant, taking away from it's one star michelin value. Also the lack of an "amuse bouche" (free small starter) and a plate of "friandises"(sweets) at the end made them look even more stingy. We have eaten at 3 star michelin restaurants in France and they were more generous.

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Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our top spots worldwide. Consistently outstanding. Creative menu, excellent service, beautiful setting. An under appreciated gem.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Tasting menu with wine pairing was underwhelming for $500. Service was marginal, at best. Hard to believe this is a Michelin star restaurant. Will not be back.

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