Delightful experience -food was exceptional
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.
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.
Perfect location for New Year’s Eve. The food was delicious. Really enjoyed the crab risotto, and the ahi. Yum!
Great new year!!!
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.
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!
Second year in a row... Third to come! We loved it!!
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.
Outstanding food and service. Can’t believe this is just 1 Michelin star. Can’t wait to go again.