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Madeline's

788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428
+1 805-927-4175
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Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $55
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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

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English first
NW England
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A small, busy and noisy restaurant in Cambria that's juxtapositioned with its own wine shop. We had a nice corner table and a pleasant and efficient server called Asia who's cheerfulness compensated for my grumpiness because we were kept waiting for service. Full marks to her for that. I guess we'd describe the food as 'OK' but why was salmon... More

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MadelinesCambria, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear you had just an ok time, we strive for better. Regarding the fish, I order fish that is in season and try to order locally, never farmed or frozen fish. The wild King Salmon I served that evening was from the coast of California and arrived that afternoon. I am not sure if you tried... More

Malibu, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We thought it would be local veggies and organic meats but it tasted like everything was precook end and warmed up at dinner. Also there were too many items on the menu that had to be fresh to be good...and not enough tables in the restaurant to ensure freshness, ie how many people order frogs legs in this tiny restaurant?... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

What else do you have to say but "YES!" service, food and price mixed together and the chef usually is walking around making sure your meal was up to his own rating.

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Pittsburgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Awesome, friendly, great service, fantastic food, warm ambiance…if you don’t get that I loved this place read on. A nice small chef-owned restaurant that really knows how to deliver. Our host started things off with a sincere and warm greeting. We got a front table for two right by a window looking out over the small town’s main street. We... More

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San Jacinto, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our anniversary dinner at Madeline's is always the highlight of our trip!! As always the food was excellent as was the service. The staff is very friendly and we were greeted by David with a glass of champagne for our anniversary. If we could only have one meal in Cambria this is where it would be!!

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Torrance, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We decided to have our anniversary dinner here and we were so pleased! We were originally seated in a back table that was quite warm on a very hot night but they immediately moved us to a window table and the night was perfect! I had the grilled Sea bass special and it was so flaky and flavorful. My husband... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very well done dining experience. Delicious food, excellent wines, and top shelf staff. I wish that I had dined there more.

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were not expecting too much in this cute little seaside town but the food here is surprisingly good. Set in the wine store the atmosphere is quite unique although I thought it odd that all the wines were not available for dinner. The service was but a little too casual and loud. All in all a good dinner.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A Wine Store by day, a Super Hero by night. This is a 5 star restaurant in a quaint California town. We were delighted by the great food and the unique wine list. If your in the area you MUST put this place on your list.

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Cambria, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had been to wine taste at Madeline's previously, but never had dinner there. Didn't know what we were missing! Wine recommendation by our server was an excellent Cabernet.The food was fantastic, presentation beautiful and service was excellent. I had the Diver scallop appetizer with mushroom duxelles with a buerre blanc sauce. My husband had the eggplant soup with garlic... More

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