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Madera Bar at Rosewood Sand Hill

4.5
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42 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Madera Bar will be following the guidelines given by San Mateo County. Only outdoor seating can be reserved. All tables will be spaced out for social distancing. As mandated by the state of California, food must be consumed with beverages.

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

For seasonal al fresco dining or refreshing cocktails, Madera Bar offers views of the Santa Cruz mountains.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to reservation time are subject to a fee of $95 per person.

What 42 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipReviewerName
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Party of 2, Bar reservation, patio. Each had a burger with fries ($34), and cocktails ($23 for named) . Burgers were good, loaded with fried egg and avocado. Fries just okay, soggy not crisp like they used to be. No more pickled vegetables. Seems like less choices/variety on the Bar menu and definitely more expensive. Service by Teresa was excellent as was the affogato dessert, not on the menu. Patio was nice, good spacing, comfortable, overhead electric heaters on/warm. Bang for the buck has gone down since my more frequent visits up to early this year.

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Brian
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I reserved a high top table online and they sat us at a lounge chair table. Not a huge deal but not what we would have preferred.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a chillaxing happy hour, just what we needed. Great view and ambience. We got fries and tots to munch on. Both were delish! Will definitely come back

Madera Bar at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for sharing this outstanding review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. A review like yours is so motivating for our teams and goes such a long way, particularly in the times we are in. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm Regards, Oreste

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vipRossA
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason and Alicia are the best! They always provide friendly and attentive service.

Madera Bar at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hello RossA, Thank you for sharing this outstanding review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience during your recent visit. A review like yours is so motivating for our teams and goes such a long way, particularly in the times we are in. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm Regards, Oreste

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Manager was rude. I got locked out of restaurant and they didn’t want to let me back to my table where my purse and guests were. Cheese platter was a 1 inch piece Parmesan cheese and blue cheese. Food quality has gone down since March.

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vipcappy
San Francisco
156 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance on the patio with beautiful views. Great food and service. So glad that this place has opened back up again!

Madera Bar at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on September 18, 2020

Hello Cappy, Thank you for sharing this outstanding review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the service, ambience and food during your recent visit. A review like yours is so motivating for our teams and goes such a long way, particularly in the times we are in. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm Regards, Oreste

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vipMariaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was a blast: especially the communication with everyone working there was a pleasure! Especially a special thank you to Emma for the organization of the most thoughtful, stunning and unforgettable birthday I could ever give to of our parents during these difficult times! I love bringing our friends, because this restaurant not only offers the most breathtaking views, delicious food and such a vividly fantastic atmosphere, but also a hardworking and fantastic team working there!
-Maria.

Madera Bar at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on September 24, 2020

Hello Maria, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review with us and other diners! We are so glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Your support particularly in this time means a lot to us. Warm regards, Oreste

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madera Lounge and Madera Restaurant are, quite simply, the finest places to have a drink or an outstanding dinner on the Peninsula. Even in the pandemic, the porch in the lounge and restaurant offer excellent food, world class mixed drinks, an unmatched wine list and terrific service. I was just there last night, and for a minute, forgot we were in the middle of a pandemic. The Rosewood Sandhill has adapted to these unfortunate circumstances with its usual flair and style. I can't rave about this place enough. A breath of fresh air, in our smoky times.

Madera Bar at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on September 18, 2020

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review with us and other diners! We are so glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience. Comments like yours are the the biggest motivation for our teams! We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Your support particularly in this time means a lot to us. Warm regards, Oreste

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience3

If you dine here they have a hard close and will kick you out. They push you to order more before you have time to finish. The food is good, but you don’t have time to enjoy it.

Madera Bar at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on September 13, 2020

Hello Anonymous, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food at Madera Bar. I am sorry to hear that the two hours that we allocated to your table on this occasion were not enough, which must have negatively impacted your entire experience. We aim to be flexible with turn times, however the last call will be made just before 9 pm, with a closing time of 9:30 pm. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warmest, Oreste

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vipKateM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, heat wave notwithstanding. Excellent service and great to see some new additions to the the menu.

Madera Bar at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on September 12, 2020

Hello KateM, Thank you very much for sharing this great review. We are so happy to read your wonderful comment from your last visit at Madera Bar. Thank you for your compliments with regards to the new additions on the menu and service. Comments like yours are the the biggest motivation for our teams! We hope to welcome you back again soon, Oreste

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vipKateM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and excellent food. Service was also very good. It was nice to be able to order off of the restaurant menu as well as the bar menu.

Madera Bar at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on September 12, 2020

Hello KateM, Thank you for leaving this wonderful review with us. We are so pleased to hear that you were completely satisfied with your visit to Madera Bar. Thank you for your compliments with regards to culinary experience and service. Comments like yours are the the biggest motivation for our teams! We hope to welcome you back again soon, Michael

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kcha
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience3

Not clear from Opentable that we were seated in the bar, and therefore not able to order dinner. Waitress was very nice and happy to sneak us menus. Overall would not go back — WAY too much of a scene. Too many trophy wives.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful,safe service. Staff went out of their way to be mask and space aware. Delicious food either a gorgeous presentation. Grilled avocado was outstanding

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EP89
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quietest I've seen the bar (due to COVID). But really nice and quiet, there's almost a 1x1 ratio of service staff to tables. Really solid social distancing, enforced by required reservations (they plan out seating arrangements in advance.)

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Kevyne
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the staff! Seated in a corner with awesome views! Appetizers were good!

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vipDinearoundmom
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible service especially at those prices. Will not go back!

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VeronicaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had a fun time. Good service. Really pricey It’s It desserts! $9 each.🙁

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SharonJ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Food was ok , extremely expensive for the puny salad we were served. The faux ivy and misc plants were tacky, and cheap for a hotel of this quality.

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ViewsPeewee
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The menu had changed so much from last time and nothing was appealing to us.

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vipRicardo
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Lovely spot to eat if you want to share lunch with aggressive yellow jackets.

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vipLynnS
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot to have a poolside lunch! Food was great, and service was outstandingly attentive!

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KatrinaB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu and food - exceptional service - unusually nice all around

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, environment and food.

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vipWenxin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Poolside Bar, contrary to what was shown on OpenTable, was not open for business at the hour of my reservation. Servers at the Rosewood Hotel bar were not very helpful. Concierge at the Madera Restaurant, in contrast, was wonderful. My friends and I ended up getting a table at Madera. It was not the evening we had planned. But Madera enabled great drinks and menu selections, though well above what we had budgeted.

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vipDonna
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2017
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Had a very hard time finding something to eat because the menu is very limited. Then the food was not good

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JuanitaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was outstanding but as others have noted, the wait staff is inattentive. I literally had to wave my hand 2-3 times to get them to bring the check, turn down the music and then pick up the check. However it's lovely and quiet by the pool so you feel like you're on vacation even if you're not.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food is expensive but mediocre quality.
Service was extremely slow and unfriendly.

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Mich
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The service is spotty at best. This is the second time I have eaten at this location and the first time the service was very nice, efficient and on target. The second time was a disaster. We could never find our waitress; language skills in English were moderate and when I asked to take 1/2 of my hamburger home with me at the end of the meal, she mentioned something about running up to the restaurant to pick it up. It turns out, she had tossed out my rare 1/2 burger for a whole new burger that was grossly overcooked. I did not discover this until later in the afternoon when I decided to finish my other half hamburger. I threw the full order out as it was so overdone.

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BJBee
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and nice wait staff. Perfect for business or meeting your girlfriends.

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vipModeratelyFine
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I think we must have hit them on a bad day. The waiter didn't get anything right in our order (I'm not joking ... nothing) and told us repeatedly how he usually works somewhere else. Not the ambience I was looking for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch immensley, but wish that the gardners did not have to mow and trim during lunch. It was rather annoying.

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vipAmzfitz
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We were constantly swarmed by Yellowjackets. This is normal according to our waitstaff. We moved three times. They brought a dish of balsamic vinegar t the table which supposedly repels bees; it didn't seem to make a difference. I couldn't finish my lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2016
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food was sub-par. Service was very slow. Restaurant location was way too far from parking

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viplocaldiner2
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2016
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was good. Service was spotty. Lots of servers but not much attention. Had to wait a while then finished plates sat in front of us for 30 minutes.

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vipLexyLady
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dining by the pool was a great atmosphere for lunch. It was quiet and we could talk and hear each other w/o raising our voices. Simple menu and the homemade ice cream was the ultimate treat for a hot day.

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vipReneeH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2016
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The atmosphere is very serene and the service was very very good, however the salad I ordered (both times when I dined at this venue) was SO average and at $20 for a half a head of bib lettuce and four small prawns it was a total rip off.

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LuvtoEat
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience4

If you are looking for a nice place to eat outdoors away from street noise and traffic, the Pool Bar & Grill at the Rosewood Hotel is great. As expected, it is pricey, so as long as you know that going in, the bill won't shock you. $100 for 2 sangrias and 2 burgers and some guac is over the top, but again, it's about sitting under the pool trellis in a country club environment. Weekends are reserved for members and hotel guests, so plan a mid week special getaway and maybe head to the spa after!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2014
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I was so looking forward to a Friday evening sitting around the pool with a casual dinner with friends...initially we had fabulous service but soon we had no service at all...I got up and filled our water glasses myself (thank goodness for the pitcher of water for the pool guests? because nobody was around, we had to request to order and we eventually had to walk up and get our bill...the drinks were overpriced for a pool menu ($21.00 for a glass of wine) and the food was mediocre...who serves potato chips with a $19.00 sandwich????? Although I loved the atmosphere, I will be hard pressed to go back to spend $200.00 for four for overpriced drinks, a sandwich and chips! So disappointed.

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vipSanFran1
San Francisco
121 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience4

You'd think, because this is THE Rosewood Hotel, that the food would be great. And the drinks would be stellar. Not so. Three of us had three drinks and three appetizers. Are you sitting down? $130.00. Yes, the ambiance was nice but not OMG nice. The Mojitos were good but not WOW. The guacamole (yes just like at your local dive) was okay but very spicy. I guess when you are on someone else's dime, who cares. But it was my dime and I do. Next time it will be on your dime. But you better take out a second mortgage first. Come on Rosewood, at least improve the food!

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vipsimpletastes
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2014
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Setting and ambiance were fantastic for our group of 8. Food was great. Service way below the standard for a hotel with a 5 star reputation. Our table was not set even though we had a reservation. Service was very weak. Food took forever even though only two other tables were occupied.

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Madera Bar at Rosewood Sand Hill is rated 4.5 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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