Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill

4.5
2739 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Please be informed that Madera is temporarily pausing operations due to the mandated stay at home order.

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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2739 people are saying
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vipKathyR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places for a special celebration.
Food and service are outstanding

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 21, 2020

Hello KathyR, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your dining experience. It is wonderful to hear that your celebration was special. Thank you for your continued support and loyalty and we hope to see you again soon! Warmest, Emmaline

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vipBruceB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The staff at Madera did a good job as usual. Why is it necessary to give them your credit card information when making a reservation? This is a royal pain.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 14, 2020

Dear BruceB, Thank you for sharing your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service at Madera. I am disappointed to hear that providing a credit card in order to guarantee your reservation inconvenienced you. I have reached out to you personally to shed some light on this matter. Thank you for recommending us to other diners, Michael

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aliG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Well considering the current situation, not much expected. But the service was not that good!

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 12, 2020

Hello aliG, Thank you for sharing a review and for overall recommending our establishment to other diners. I regret to hear that we fell short in some areas and have reached out to you directly to find out more about your experience. Warm regards, Michael

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always! Beautiful view, great service, and brunch was delicious.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 12, 2020

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review with us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the service setting and food! We hope to see you again very soon. Stay well, Michael

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, food was great, service was wonderful and we’re happy we got a chance to experience it before the world closed up on us again... We will return!

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 7, 2020

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for leaving this great review! We are so thrilled to hear that you had a lovely time with us and thoroughly enjoyed your time. As we will remain open, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Take care, Michael

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vipTomF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and wine never disappoint. We will be back in several weeks for lunch.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 4, 2020

Dear TomF, Thanks so much for sharing this great review with us! It's nice to hear that we hit the head on the nail with you. Stay well, Michael

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vipRobertaG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

felt very safe and warm, the food was delicious too

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 3, 2020

Hello RobertaG, Thank you very much for taking the time to share such a wonderful review! We are flattered to hear that you felt safe and warm with us, while enjoying the delicious food. I will gladly pass this feedback on to our teams, who will be so thrilled to learn about your experience. Thank you for your support and loyalty! Best, Emmaline

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vipgbsj
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service but tables feel a bit too close together. An unmasked kid kept wandering near our table giving us anxiety.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 3, 2020

Hello gbsj, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a great review. Madera is currently following the guidelines given by San Mateo County. As such, we are committed to operating to the highest levels of health and safety vigilance, while providing you with the safest, and most comfortable experience. Thank you for this feedback and for your support! Best, Emmaline

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RickD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location and fantastic view from the deck. Menu is unique and not for everyone. Service is fantastic and overall a very nice experience.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 3, 2020

Hello RickD, Thank you very much for taking the time to share such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the fantastic views and service. I will gladly pass this feedback on to our teams, who will be so thrilled to learn about your experience. Thank you for your support and loyalty! Best, Emmaline

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thanksgiving

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 4, 2020

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for sharing a review with us about your Thanksgiving meal! It seems like you enjoyed the feast and service, which we are so glad to hear! We hope to welcome you back again soon, Michael

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food, service, and ambience are great. The outside heat tubes were not sufficient for the 50 degree weather, it was really cold. Perhaps throw blankets and tea selection for each chair would be nice, but understandably not feasible with COVID.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 3, 2020

Hello BeckyZ, Thank you very much for taking the time to share this great review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and ambience, however am disappointed to hear that you were uncomfortable with the temperature outside. Thank you for taking the time to provide this constructive feedback which will help us to improve. Thank you for your support and hope to see you again soon! Best, Emmaline

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JSanJose
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I have been to this restaurant a few times but first time since Covid. I know business is tpugh now for restaurants but a $75 corkage fee for a special bottle to celebrate a birthday? and when i asked for 2 more small triangle of pita for the dip that inly came with 4 small pieces to start- i was charged $5 and not told there would be a fee? seriously ridiculous to be charged such exorbitant prices- I wont be going back.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 4, 2020

Dear JSanJose, Thank you for sharing some thoughts about your visit. I am disappointed to hear that you felt your meal lacked in value for money and realise that this must have influenced your experience overall. I am pleased to share with you that we have decreased our corkage fee a few weeks ago to $50. I have reached out to you privately in the hope that you would give us another chance. Best, Michael

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Felt immense pressure to order immediately, food so-so, server didn’t acknowledge birthday even though I (previously) requested a cupcake ( or something) with a candle, 75.00 corkage excessive especially when all wine was not poured (didn’t realize until time to leave), Very, very limited menu, in dining resulted in restaurant cold and draft with servers going in and out to serve outdoor patrons. We were ask to leave promptly at 10:00 our reservation was 7:45


Getting out and dressing up was fun in light of COVID tho and we had a good time anyway!

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 19, 2020

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave a detailed review. I am sorry to hear that your experience failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. I would be curious to hear more about your evening with us. Please share more details about your time in Madera with me here as it will allow us to learn and improve. I look forward to hearing from you. Warmest, Emmaline

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vipsmile
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and great service. There were social distance table setting indoor and outdoor available as well.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on December 7, 2020

Hello smile, Thank you for leaving this wonderful review! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed the food, service and setting. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Stay well, Michael

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Buddy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Madera was safe, the food was excellent and the service was great. It was a perfect evening.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 18, 2020

Hello Buddy, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your safe dining experience with excellent food and service. We hope to see you again soon! Warmest, Emmaline

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JoannaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Menu somewhat limited. Expensive for lunch menu items. Staff exceptionally friendly and efficient.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 19, 2020

Hello JoannaM, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave a review. While I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our friendly and efficient team, I am sorry to hear that your experience failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. I would be curious to hear more about your experience with us. Please share more details about your time in Madera with me here as it will allow us to learn and improve. I look forward to hearing from you. Warmest, Emmaline

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beautiful view, very nice in accommodating celiac

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 18, 2020

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food, beautiful views, and accommodating service. We hope to see you again soon! Warmest, Emmaline

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was marginal

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 19, 2020

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear that your experience failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. I am curious to hear about your experience with us, particularly in which areas you feel we fell short. Please share more details about your time in Madera with me here as it will allow us to learn and improve. I look forward to hearing from you. Warmest, Emmaline

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JessicaH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive warm service as soon as you walk in! The artichoke dip +naan is drool-worthy

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 4, 2020

Hello JessicaH, Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience at Madera, including the warm service and food. We hope to see you again very soon! Warmest, Emmaline

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vipKing
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal on a sunny patio with superb food and service.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 4, 2020

Hello King, Thank you for leaving this wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, including our beautiful terrace, food, and service. We hope to see you again very soon! Warmest, Emmaline

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Pretty limited menu unfortunately.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 19, 2020

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear that your experience failed to meet your expectations on this occasion, particularly with the menu selection. Please share more details with me here about your experience, as it will allow us to learn and improve. I look forward to hearing from you. Warmest, Emmaline

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vipGeorge
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a special place for a special occasion to enjoy the ambiance and the great food.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 4, 2020

Hello George, Thank you very much for leaving this wonderful review. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Madera, especially the ambiance and great food. We hope to see you again very soon! Best, Emmaline

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ChrisH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place to eat with friends in a great environment with great food and service.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 4, 2020

Hello ChrisH, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are so thrilled that you and your friends enjoyed your experience at Madera, including the warm environment, food and service. We hope to see you again very soon! Best, Emmaline

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vipalsp
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madera provided a safe and relaxing location outside on the terrace to enjoy a wonderful early afternoon meal during these times where social distancing is a must. We had great service and throughly enjoyed the food. My wife had an excellent and very flavorful cucumber and melon soup followed by a tasty ahi tuna dish. I “settled” for the iron steak dish that was perfectly grilled and accompanied with a tasty mix of roasted small potatoes, arugula and chopped almonds.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 4, 2020

Hello Alsp, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Madera, especially including the great service and flavorful food. We hope to see you again very soon! Best, Emmaline

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Birthday and anniversary

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 19, 2020

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for dining with us for such a special celebration. I am sorry to hear that your experience failed to meet expectations on this occasion. I would be curios to hear more about your experience with us, and where we fell short. Please share more details about your time in Madera with me here as it will allow us to learn and improve. I look forward to hearing from you. Warmest, Emmaline

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vipFGY1
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Outdoor Tables too close together.. food absolutely average to below average taste ; could do much better .. quiet disappointing ...

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on November 5, 2020

Hello FGY1, Madera is currently following the guidelines given by San Mateo County. As such, we are committed to operating to the highest levels of health and safety vigilance, while providing you with the safest, and most comfortable experience. Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave a review. Best, Emmaline

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vipNancyB
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue for dining. We had a table out of doors and the view of the grounds and the distant landscape is breathtaking. The wait staff were excellent. The foods delicious. We were about to spend about 90 minutes enjoying our lunch of beverages, appetizer, main course, and desert.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 23, 2020

Hello NancyB, Thank you for leaving this great review. We are so thrilled that you fully enjoyed your experience including the stunning views, service and food. We hope to see you again soon, Michael

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Jtls
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best location in Bay Area for both staying and dining

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 23, 2020

Hello Jtls, Thank you so much for leaving this outstanding review. Your words go such a long way! We are flattered by your praise and hope to welcome you back again soon. Thank you for recommending us, Michael

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vipGregC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Madera used to be a favorite. For all kinds of occasions. I’m the first to admit COVID has darn near killed everything and that said it’s not fair to blame COVID for lousy value, limited selection and way over the top prices. It used to be expensive now it’s very expensive. A bottle of water, $12. Seriously? A hamburger ( the only sandwich on the menu for $35. Huh? Only 1 salad on the menu. Basic Gem lettuce for $20. Ok I can handle that. “Oh, you don’t want any protein? The lid favorite “Cobb Salad” oil long gone. Bread - 2 small pieces each $7. Menu says “ loaf”—we both had a hard time ordering because nothing was appealing. I’m trying to look at the glass half full. It’s hard because I’m comparing to the old menu, quality, service.

We ate outside, a bit hot but wonderful and safer experience. Bottom line, until management wakes up I’d try another site. No bar open. Wine served. By the glass average $22. Drinkable but not memorable.

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Maxime
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This place is a real experience, service was excellent, but the food was below average. My wife and I ordered a classic tuna poke bowl, and it was tasteless.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hello Maxime, Thank you for sharing this good experience. I am pleased to hear that you had a great experience. I am disappointed to hear that we fell flat on the food side. We take your feedback seriously as we only strive to provide an experience that our establishment is known for. I have reached out to your directly to further talk about your experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon and thank you for recommending us, Michael

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Vinny
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very limited food menu for Sunday brunch. Not worth the money. Paid nearly $100 for a salad, burger and coffee.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hello Vinny, Thank you for reviewing your brunch experience. I am glad that you enjoyed the service and the unique ambiance of our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback regarding the variety of the menu and are looking to further evolve our menu in the near future. Warm regards, Michael

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LarryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. $75 corkage is offensive. Diners don’t like Message U will buy our wine. Wont return

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hello LarryS, Thank you for leaving a review of your recent experience. We are pleased to see that you fully enjoyed your experience and that you would recommend our establishment to other diners. I have sent you a private note to talk corkage. Best, Michael

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EfiE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quiet and elegant. The green view all around the place worth driving and have a nice branch on the porch.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 12, 2020

Hello EfiE, Thank you for leaving this great review! We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience and that you enjoyed the view as well as everything else. Thank you for recommending us, Michael

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LynnfromWoodside
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have really tried to like this restaurant for years- ever since they opened. The restaurant itself is beautiful but the food and drinks always seem to be lacking. They make the worst bloody marys and mojitos I've ever had and the food is at best "okay" Plus, the hostess and waiters seem to have attitude problems. Really? during a pandemic and so few people actually dining out these days, you need to drop the 'tude! I will likely wait another couple of years before I try them again.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 23, 2020

Hello LynnfromWoodside, I am disappointed to learn that you had a disappointing experience during your recent visit. As we take this very seriously, I have reached out to you directly to find out more. Best, Michael

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Violet
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service. Enjoyed my lunch and definitely will go back.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 12, 2020

Hello Violet, Thank you for this wonderful review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you soon. Stay well, Michael

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vipLoriC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is outstanding. Food choices are okay. Pricing is extremely high especially for alcohol. However the Ambiance and the Service make it worthwhile

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hello LoriC, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review about your recent Madera experience. We are glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience and in particular the ambiance and service. I will pass on your kind words to our team, who will be so thrilled! Thank you for recommending us to other diners, Michael

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal, with great service and amazing view.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 5, 2020

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for leaving this outstanding review. We are so thrilled to hear that you had a delicious meal along with great service with the view of the Santa Cruz mountains. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Michael

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vipChan
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I wish they offer more choices as the selection are quite conservative.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hello Chan, Thank you for leaving this good review. We are glad that overall, you had a good experience. Thank you for the feedback regarding menu options. We are currently working on the autumn dishes and in conjunction with that, to further grow choices on our menu. Thank you for recommending us to other diners, Michael

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RichardM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not a place to be when it's hot, if you're seating outside, no fans, no misters, and only minimal relief from the heat by the awning. So if you want to be outside doing covid, pick a day when the air quality is high and the heat is low.

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hello RichardM, Thank you for reviewing your recent experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal despite the hot weather. There is always the option to sit indoor in our beautiful and air-conditioned dining room. We hope to welcome you back soon, Michael

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vipRaniaM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Although I found the menu a bit too small but exquisite nonetheless

Madera Terrace at Rosewood Sand Hill
Responded on October 5, 2020

Hello RaniaM, Thank you for your kind words about your recent visit of Madera. We are glad to hear you had a great time! We are looking to grow our current menus as we continue to operate but are glad to hear that you found your choices exquisite! Thank you for recommending us, Michael

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