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Madeline's

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788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428
+1 805-927-4175
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our menu is based upon locally sourced and seasonably available products...
Our menu is based upon locally sourced and seasonably available products. The best organic food is what's grown closest to you - and it tastes better! Come taste for yourself. - Chef/Owner David
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  • 101
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 23
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great anniversary dinner!

The service was great and the food was even better. It is a bit pricy but it's completely worth it if you want a nice dinner with great service. We had crab cakes, gumbo and sea bass...and it was amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
missartsy
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The service was great and the food was even better. It is a bit pricy but it's completely worth it if you want a nice dinner with great service. We had crab cakes, gumbo and sea bass...and it was amazing!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Madeline's is probably the fanciest, "treat yourself" restaurant in town, but as such is pricey. Two dishes were so excellent as to be a revelation: #1, the Crab-Lobster Cakes appetizer and accompanying lemon-thyme sauce with thin-sliced wilted leeks base (of all things). Do not fail to order this appetizer! My husband is a crab cakes expert, and these were the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty standard high-end restaurant: good (perhaps not exceptional) food, very good service and nice wine. It's a pleasure to find such a good eating experience in what is a pretty small town and most people will enjoy this restaurant. The menu is French-leaning and has enough variety - it's pretty much what you'd expect. In particular, the... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Excellent dinner on Tuesday night in this small intimate restaurant. I had ravioli, my husband enjoyed the pork tenderloin. Wait staff was helpful and attentive. We used the half price bottle of wine coupon on their website.

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San Dimas, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Had dinner her this past Friday to celebrate our anniversay and couldn't have been more please. A very nice quaint place with very attentive staff and spectacular food. The crepe starter was fantastic. My wife had the filet and I had the pork tenderloin. Her's was very good, mine was fantastic. I wanted to go back on Saturday and have... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Madeleine's offered the chance to make a reservation as opposed to queue for a table at one of the beachfront restaurants which was not what we had hoped to do for an anniversary dinner. So we headed into town from Moonstone Beach. Madeline's is a pretty restaurant with a fine dining feel. Service is very attentive but relaxed. We really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Of the many that our group ordered only one dish was a disappointment. The scallops were a wonderful starter, the duck a highlight of our mains and the bananas the best pudding. It is deservedly very busy. Phone networks are poor in Cambria so it's probably best to book before you get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We chose the tasting menu and a bottle of local red wine and enjoyed a superb evening. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. The food is superb. While it's pricey, it's a better value than other local establishments. And they have a 1/2 off a bottle of wine coupon for non-weekend nights on their website. There are limited vegetarian options,... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is gem!!!! the food is amazing! The scallop appetizer with mushroom duxelle, is a treat! The venison is well done with an amazing sauce. this is a real jewel in the area!!! Clever, this is a wine bar during the day, and a linen tablecloth restaurant in the evening!

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had the Chefs Choice and it was excellent, fun and different. Visiting again next week and will definitely plan dinner here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4175

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 55
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Our menu is based upon locally sourced and seasonably available products. The best organic food is what's grown closest to you - and it tastes better! Come taste for yourself. - Chef/Owner David
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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