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Madeline's

788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428
(805) 927 4175
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Ranked #1 of 42 restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
california
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We have tried to dine here several times before but always booked. We got lucky when we decided to spend a weekend in Cambria and there was an opening!!!The wait was well worth it. The lamb that my husband ordered was perfect and so were the scallops. Besides the wondereful meal and service,we met the owner who was also doubling... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We dined here for our friend's wedding reception dinner. Wow! Everything was fabulous! The environment is dimly and romantic. The service was great! The food was amazing!!

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Best meal of our trip to California. The restaurant was really busy so our table was not available immediately. The host could not have been more apologetic and gave us complimentary champagne at the bar. The food was amazing. The scallops in a mushroom butter were possibly the best I've had. The chicken stuffed with Brie and nuts and spinach... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Celebrating two anniversaries, we chose Madeiine's and were not disappointed! Everyone raved about their dinner and dessert was wonderful as well. This is a very small restaurant, so reservations are definitely encouraged. Being small, they do tend to crowd customers in, which is always a bit annoying. Elbow room is always appreciated at a higher end establishment.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Recommended by Erin at the Fogcatcher Inn, we dined at Madeline's. Set in what must have been someones home at some point, it is nicely decorated and although fine in it appointments, suit and tie were not required. Now let me first tell you I am not one to spend a lot on a meal. I am also critical about... More

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Bakersfield, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went to Madeline's on a suggestion from our hotel and it couldn't have been more wonderful. David, the chef and owner came out to personally greet us and helped us pick the perfect wine for our dinner. The filet mignon I could cut with my fork and was perfect!! Would highly recommend this restaurant for a very intimate dinner... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The food and wine were great!! We had a private table + quiet restaurant = great experience! We stayed in Cambria 2 nights and had such a good time the first night, we went back the second night! The chocolate dessert was to die for!!!

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Glendale, CA, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We visited Madeline's again last week and the service and food are still excellent. We took a copy of a coupon for half off on a bottle of wine and enjoyed the bottle with a great dinner of a mushroom soup and stuffed chicken breast. Hubby had the onion soup and said it was great. It is always nice when... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went for the tasting menu which we found very ample -- including full-sized desserts and ample pours on the wine pairings. Madeline's is also a wine store and we left with two bottles of Brochelle 2011 zinfandel after tasting a glass during dinner.

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Santa Barbara, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This place has a small menu and small amount of seating. You have to have reservations. The food is superb. It is quite pricey though, but well worth every bite!

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