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Madera

$$$$
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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view
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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice breakfast

This was a really nice spot with a nice airy feel and very nice views. The tables were well spaced and the food was quite good. The service was a bit slow as a breakfast rush overwhelmed the wait staff.. This seemed more of a management issue that a problem with the servers themselves. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
tally11111
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Summit, New Jersey
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Summit, New Jersey
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a really nice spot with a nice airy feel and very nice views. The tables were well spaced and the food was quite good. The service was a bit slow as a breakfast rush overwhelmed the wait staff.. This seemed more of a management issue that a problem with the servers themselves. They kept a brave face.

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Thank tally11111
Fremont, CA
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friends took me here on my birthday ... the food was great and served very artistically. I had the scallops - highly recommend ... They also were very sweet to add candles to our dessert to humor me (the birthday girl). It was just a little loud and we would have perhaps preferred a quieter table so that we... More 

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Thank Sen
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had dinner at Madera on Saturday night with a new member of my team followed by breakfast the next morning with clients. Both meals were amazing. Dinner was perfectly executed, fresh seafood, delightful wine, great service and I loved my poached eggs on spinach and tomatoes for breakfast. And, the tea with warmed soy milk was exactly what I... More 

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Thank Melanie B
Mississauga, Canada
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Eric, our server, was attentive, ever-pleasant and most obliging to our party in a private room. The ambience was incredible and indulgent. The food incredible from appetizers, salads, mains and desserts. Wines and champagnes were lovely.

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Thank MaryC123456789
Madera, California
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This restaurant sits inside The Rosewood resort. It has a wonderful view and Patio available. Service and food are both top notch.Lots of seasonal selections with an ever changing menu.

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Thank trra
Palo Alto, California
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We went here for lunch a few days ago. The Sugar Pie Soup was superb - beautifully presented, delicately and perfectly spiced. The salad which followed was awful. When I first looked at it I wondered if it would be too spicy because of all the "pepper" I could see on the lettuce. Turned out to be dirt or grit... More 

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Thank califbikegal
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Love this place! Eat there each time I am in the area. Good for breakfast and awesome for lunch and dinner!

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Thank Rahul M
Newton, MA
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I have eaten in the dining room twice, and on the patio easily a dozen times. Why would one stay inside with such an expansive, peaceful view from the patio? The sunsets are beautiful and you can request gas heaters to keep the edge off the cool evenings. This is not to say the dining room isn't impressive - it... More 

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Thank Erik D
Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This restaurant is considered a high end restaurant and it charges you like it is. Besides the ambiance and service, everything else is average to poor. The price for the food you get is unfortunately, below average. We ate here with friends, all disappointed. The beef was tough, the soup was salty, and the dessert is worse than buying frozen... More 

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Thank shareair
Palo Alto, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went there for a hopefully special dinner, partly because of the location and partly because had heard it was excellent with one Michelin star. Was extremely disappointed as felt the prices were high and could find nothing on the limited menu that appealed to me. Cheapest bottle of wine looked to be around $65. Finally settled on ordering the lamb... More 

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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 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?