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Travelers' Choice Best of the Best


$14 - $28
American, Wine Bar, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always the best quality food and service around. We have been here 3 years in a row for anniversary dinners and it’s always the best.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sat al fresco. Wife had stuffed chicken, was excellent. I had snapper, delicious. Dessert was creme burle, great. Service was excellent. Superior restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here while on our anniversary trip. This was one of the Best meals I have ever eaten and highly recommend that you too eat here! Normally I never give 5 stars but this place deserves it and if you enjoy...exquisite food then you will love it.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the eggplant and the lamb porterhouse, both very good. The lamb was a tad under-cooked, but still delicious. Highly recommend Madeline's.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 16, 2021

Ordered the filet-it came with garlic mashed and veggies. The bartender said it was $75.00- Wrong. He charged for 2 filets instead of 1- ordered a salad. Also asked for 2 sets of plasticware- Got it to the motel, there was no salt (you need...that for meat), no pepper (need that for salad) 1 set of plasticware. Green beans were way over cooked, steak would have been better if I had salt. Even tipped him too much for take out with an incorrect order.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 16, 2021

I've always wanted to eat here. This trip it worked out! We stopped by in the afternoon to check out the menu and see if they had openings for dinner. We were fortunate to get a reservation. Once arriving we were seated quickly and told...about the evening specials. Our server was excellent, attentive and knowledgeable about the wines and food. Partner had the gumbo which he said was very good. I had the spinach salad and appetizer scallops in the lemon beurre ...which was excellent. Excellent wine selection. Want to reiterate that the service was EXCELLENT...hard to find anymore...More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 13, 2021 via mobile

We arrived without a reservation and were told there were no openings until about 8:30. Since it was just 5:45, we left and began to walk down the street, looking for another spot. Suddenly, we were tapped on the shoulder by one of the waiters...and he said “we would move a table inside behind the hostess stand for you if you still want to eat there.”. We were simply amazed that this young man and the restaurant would go to this trouble for us and were so happy to get the opportunity to eat there. Our table was perfect and our meal was outstanding. The food was beautifully prepared and served. Our waiter, Rory, was amazing and everyone from the host to the table bussers was friendly and wonderful. We look forward to returning. This is a must for a perfect dinner if you are anywhere near Cambria, Cal. One of us had the duck and said it was cooked to perfection. Two of us had the chicken, simply delicious. The scallops were wonderful too.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 6, 2021

Great food, wonderful outdoor seating. Wonderful wine, great service. Quality over quantity always is better than the opposite. We will be back next year!!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 2, 2021

This restaurant is a hidden gem. The food and service were excellent. I had the roast duck with cherry reduction. By far the best duck I have ever eaten. The rest of out party had the filets. No one was disappointed. Service was excellent. We...would return anytime……More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 25, 2021

I don't write a review unless my wife and I enjoy our experience, and a recent meal at Madeline's exceeds the description. Our server, Mia, was an exceptional presence. She didn't hover but kept a close eye on our table while also attending to several...others. Our appetizer was eggplant bruschetta, and it was prepared perfectly, so tasty. Our meals were brought shortly after, Salmon for me and stuffed chicken for my wife. Portions were perfect for us, and the presentation was exceptional. Everything about the food was remarkable. The restaurant owner stopped to check on us and ask about our experience. A nice personal touch. There is an extensive and clearly carefully curated wine list. We are visiting from Boston to drive the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to LA. It's unlikely that we'll be able to return to Madeline's any time soon, but it's a restaurant that we will remember fondly and will always highly recommend. Small, intimate, but not crowded. A fantastic choice for anyone.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Response from Angie M | Reviewed this property |
If you buy wine from their tasting bar, I don't believe there is a corkage fee. Outside wines, I don't know. Be aware that their waiting staff has great knowledge of wines and will help you select one according to your... More
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March 15, 2017|
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I would call them....they are amazing and accommodating. Hope this helps.
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June 27, 2016|
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Yes that would cut the wait down
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Madeline's Restaurant & Wine Cellar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5