Madrona Manor

4.6
1125 reviews
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Contemporary American

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.
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DA
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem of a restaurant. One of the best meals in my more than four decades.

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V
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice for a special occasion dinner. Romantic. Great food. If staying here, nice breakfast buffet included.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! The staff was accommodating, even when we showed up early! We will definitely go back.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was fabulous but you need to get past the decor.
Terrific value , except for the $35 per bottle corkage. How about waiving one bottle if you buy one bottle.
Overall a great value top quality food and service. Can’t wait for next visit

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Very slow service. Great venue. Asked literally 4-5 times for bread etc and it took sometimes 10 minutes to get someone’s attention. We were there for about 2 1/2 hours for our meal. Would like to return when it isn’t a bustling holiday dinner event.

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K
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s day

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Place is very classic, stately and lovely. Service was fantastic, warm, welcoming and precise. Great service staff. Menu was just average. For the price, you can do much better. Here you are paying for the location & service, which are great. Sadly, food felt dated and lacked inspiration. None of the dishes were bad, but much better versions can be found most anywhere.

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JW
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent; however, we sat at our table over a half an hour before anyone came and took our drink order. It was at least another half hour until they brought us a roll. Then maybe another 45 minutes until they brought the appetizer. Then we sat there waiting and they brought the second course in about 15 minutes. We waited at least another 45 minutes or more before they brought the entree. It seemed as though they weren’t prepared the amount of reservations they had. It was Christmas Eve and it was the Dickens dinner. The seating was at 6:30, but the carolers didn’t start coming around until around 8pm. They came in our room 3 times and did a beautiful job. This is the second time we have done this dinner and the first time the food wasn’t that great. But because of it being Christmas Eve and they had the Dickens carolers, we decided to try it again. Well, the first time shame on them - the second time, shame on us. I think this is it for us, unfortunately, because Madrona Manor is a beautiful property.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ever, made an Anniversary celebrated at Christmas time special.

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NC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The annual Dickens Dinner is a delightful experience. Festive atmosphere, fabulous food, well-paired wines, and the Twelfth Night singers are excellent. Took our teenagers this year and they loved it. Will do again!

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C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit and unbeknown to us, this was also the first night of their annual Dickens Dinner Series. The food was amazing as well as the perfect wine pairings. The service was good, the atmosphere was Christmas times 100 and the 12th Night Singers brought the holiday home. It was an amazing turn of events and we couldn't have been more pleased by this wonderful surprise holiday celebration.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent experience.

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F
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Four of the courses on the Thanksgiving Menu were overly salty: the soup, the risotto, and both the light and dark turkey. And just to be clear if you might consider a commercial product like Campbell Soup to be somewhat salty the crab soup was more so, as was the risotto. Moreover, the effects of this persisted through the next morning. We did not think it likely this could have been changed if we sent the courses back since i seemed likely that the salt was already added before final preparation for the first two items and the last two may have been marinated. This is quite unexpected for a restaurant at this price level.

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SR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with Madrona Manor. The food was lovely and the staff was helpful and attentive. We were unhappily surprised with a flat tire on the way to dinner, but when we called to let them know that we would not make it to keep the reservation, Brandy would a cancelled spot and was ble to fit us in a bit later. What a lovely ending to a cold rainy day (not complaining about the rain, we need it badly)!
Great special occasion spot!

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E
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for Thanksgiving dinner, delicious and creative food. I brought a bottle of my FAV Pinot Noir and our server never pour once. He did bring a glass of sparkling that we ordered to start, but he never came back to pour our wine once, not good for a One Star Michelin restaurant, bit odd. I will give it another try in a near future.

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M
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I’ve eaten here and it was way better than the first time! Ordered off the dinner menu and brought our own wine. That’s the way to go. Food was great and service as always was superb.

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SA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was excellent but venue is old without any particular charm. A couple aggressive moves on the bill (which we did get sorted out) left me wishing we went somewhere else.

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p
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

The food was absolutely fantastic. However, the restaurant is incredibly creepy. It looks and feels like the type of place you would get murdered in when in a horror film.
We ended up listening to rocky horror picture show on the way home, as it reminded of "light in the Frankenstein place"

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MT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great dining experience at Madrona Manor. The food on the tasting menu was interesting and delicious. The wine pairings were very good, too. The service was excellent. It was a memorable dining experience!

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CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful hotel, beautiful setting. The food was fantastic. My wife and I had the halibut which was cooked to perfection.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down The Best Meal Ive Eaten In sonoma County, from the Service, to the Food Presentation, to the Ambiance. Everything Was Perfect. I Think The Only Comparable Meal We have eaten in the United States would Be The Commanders Palace In New Orleans. My Wife and I are Big Foodies, and the Madonna Manor Blew Us Away. we had been to dinner At the Manor before for the Fried chicken dinner, which was great, but the regular service menu was just mind blowing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

15 Anniversary

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MC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. It’s our go to special place. My only complaint is we don’t live closer

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GF
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on the patio and first enjoyed our cocktails ~ one of best Lemon Drops I have had. Our server was most helpful and made sure my food was gluten free.
For appetizers, I enjoyed a Fresh Tomato Salad and my HH had the Onion Veloute ~ both of which were delicious. We both choose the Liberty Farm Duck entrée ~ which was done perfectly. The sommelier helped us pick out a lovely Syrah to enjoy with our duck.

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M
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We were very excited to eat here. The ambiance and service were superb. The tasting menu and wine pairing were not! I would recommend ordering a meal and choosing the wine. For $1000 (yes) for a party of four, I left hungry. I will go again but with a different dinner plan.

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S
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine pairing was wonderful, we enjoyed the night very much.

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JK
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The view and layout of the restaurant was very nice; however, I think the menu left something to be desired and compared to other 1-Michelin Star restaurants, it was not up to par.

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JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful house and grounds. Excellent food choices and an attentive staff.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Terrific food, service and stm

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T
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, amazing foods. Will come back every time we’re in town!

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DB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The Smoked Egg - Delicious but fleeting
Onion Veloute - Outstanding
Local Halibut - Outstanding
Japanese Wagyu - Toughest piece of Wagyu ever, my wife had uncontrollable laughter with my facial expressions as I tried to chew what is to be one of the most tender and favorable cuts of meat on the planet
Desert - Did not try , could not leave quick enough due to table location
Table Location - Worst ever - near railing on outdoor patio, air conditioner unit cycled continuously with no let up. Impacted numerous tables. Suggestion to owners - relocate A/C unit.

The Larry David moment of the meal came when I was accosted by three flies for a good part of 30 minutes until I killed two by grabbing them mid air and smashing them. The third landed directly between my eye balls, which sent my wife into uncontrollable laughing. It then dived into my bowl and started sucking at the delicious soup at which time I expertly dispatched it by submersing with a slap of my spoon. I scooped it out, put it on my bread plate, said some kind words about the fly dying an honorable death, and continued eating one of the best soups ever.

In the end we had one of the most laughter filled meals ever in our 33 years of marriage. Thank you Madrona Manor, we couldn't have done it without all your flaws.

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o
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still as good as it has been for some years. Dinner outside on the balcony was lovely and the items on the al carte menu delicious.

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S
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 4

Accogliente atmosfera, luogo molto bello, terrazza gradevole sul giardino. Servizio ottimo ma il cibo non all’altezza. Troppo costoso per il livello delle pietanze molto scadente.

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MD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have been to Madrona Manor and they fire on all cylinders. Got the tasting menu w/ wine pairing, all was actually perfect. Some very creative dishes that were expertly executed and presented. Setting, service & food were simply outstanding. Pescaterian dining partner was graciously accommodated in tasting menu substitutions. Looking forward to the next visit

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re looking for a differentiated experience, whether it’s you’re first time in the area or you’re a repeat visitor, you have to check out this romantic getaway to celebrate your special occasion! From the service and amazing food with wine pairings to the ambiance - it’s worth each and every penny!

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JP
Charleston
24 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
138 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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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
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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