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Madera

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American, Seafood, Contemporary
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2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (HWY 280)
(650) 561-1540
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Madera Restaurant Honored with One Star by Michelin and Wine Spectator's...
Madera Restaurant Honored with One Star by Michelin and Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence 2012. 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 In addition to indoor and outdoor dining, Madera offers two private dining rooms with private terraces and cozy fireplaces. The Lemon Room seats up to 10 guests, and the Orange Room up to 14 guests. This Menlo Park restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and for Sunday brunch as well.
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  • 27
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  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

The food was delicious and the service was good. The ambience was nice and it is always fun to people watch!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Davis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was delicious and the service was good. The ambience was nice and it is always fun to people watch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very modern and a cool place. The service was good but not outstanding. However this was made up by the food and the atmosphere. This is clearly a great place to celebrate something or just to enjoy life.

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a gorgeous "California setting" restaurant and my partner had the hamburger which he said was fabulous, I had the green bean salad which was tasteless and the beans weren't cooked enough (hard to even cut). I didn't pay so cannot comment on the price. Service was ok, but need more training at lunch as it was ok but... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Visited Madera at the Rosewood Hotel on Sand Hill Road last night. Has usually been one of my favorite restaurants in the area. The restaurant was busy, but not ridiculously so, although the bar was packed as usual on a Thursday night. The food was adequate. It may have ventured a touch too far toward flavors that don't make great... More 

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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Top notch restaurant for business dinners. Extensive wine list and superb food. Not many choices on the food menu but everything we tried was great. Great service!!!

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What a terrific place--exotic cocktails, well-crafted menu, terrific service, stunning views of the Foothills, and it all adds up to a fantastic special occasion place. We were delighted to find multiple gluten-free options. It was a bit on the noisy side, but everyone in the room was clearly in good spirits the night we celebrated a family birthday. Ask for... More 

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La Jolla, Ca.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Large room, noisy acoustically. Lighting just ok. They lost our reservation but were able to seat us at a good table on a Saturday evening. Great wine selections. I had a fish dinner that was quite good. Before making the reservation I asked if they could provide menu items for my wife who is a vegan and their reply was... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had a work group have lunch in one of the private rooms. The room was very nice and the view was amazing. The service was a bit slow, but the asparagus salad was very nice and the red snapper was very good. I do wish the servings were a bit larger, but all it all it was very nice.... More 

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was our second visit to Madera over the past year as the spouse’s boss loves the place. The views of the hills can be amazing at sunset like during our last visit. This time the hills were shrouded in fog but the views were still pretty good. Even though it was a Thursday, the place was absolutely packed! The... More 

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Bay Area, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We've eaten here twice over the last two years, each time disappointed at the overly price menu, small portions, large and somewhat noisy dining room, and the stuff atmosphere that tries a bit too hard to be upper crust. I'd skip the restaurant and go to the lounge for some truly amazing people watching - especially on cougar nights...or friday... More 

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Additional Information about Madera

Address: 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone Number: (650) 561-1540
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $50
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
    (HWY 280)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: (650) 561-1540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Madera Restaurant Honored with One Star by Michelin and Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence 2012. 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 In addition to indoor and outdoor dining, Madera offers two private dining rooms with private terraces and cozy fireplaces. The Lemon Room seats up to 10 guests, and the Orange Room up to 14 guests. This Menlo Park restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and for Sunday brunch as well.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?