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“Make a reservation!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Madeline's Restaurant

Madeline's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $32
Cuisines: American, French, Wine Bar, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Wine Tasting Room by Day & Restaurant by Night! I think one of the best ways to get the full experience of Madeline's is to visit our open daily wine tasting room where you can try some of the best boutique wines that the central coast has to offer and then finish off your custom wine tasting with dinner in our full service dining room! We thank you for spending a few moments on our website and hope you enjoy all that the central coast has to offer. See you soon! David - Chef/Owner
Big Sky, Montana
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Make a reservation!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We tried to eat here the first night we were in town and could not get in on a Tuesday! Made reservations for the next night. Wow. The food was great. The service could be a little slow, but worth every minute. Wish we could have had a glass of wine while we waited for our table, though no one ever asked. Everything is fresh and cooked to perfection.

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Aurora, Colorado
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Probably the best meal of the entire 2 week trip.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Service was excellent. There was a large in the dining room, but out waitress was on top of our table with suggestions about the food and the wine. She was correct on both counts. We all (4) had fish - which was extraordinarily moist tasty and generous in proportion. We nearly licked our planes.

Visited September 2012
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Agoura Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Madelines Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

One of the best consistent meals we have had. The first item we fell in love with was the wine suggestion, next the appetizer, bread, and the entrees were to die for. The dessert was a spectacular finish to already fantastic experience. The owner and staff could not have been better. We will definitely make this required part of our next visit to Cambria.

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Wilton, CA
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100 reviews
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“Best Anniversary Dinner Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We dined at Madeline for our 15th anniversary. Both of us had the filet mignon, which is unparalleled in our experience and perfectly done to our respective tastes. My husband's was also topped with a fantastic crab cake. This was preceded by a wonderful seafood gumbo and a Ceasar Salad. Service was excellent. This was our most recent of several visits and I have written other rave reviews.Out of curiosity we read some of the other reviews which frankly left us amazed and aghast. Some of these appear to eminate from supercilious individuals who must consider themselves as food critics. Several lengthy ones appear to be from British tourists. As frequent visitors to Great Britain and Anglophiles, this came as a shock. Our cousins across the water are generally kind and delightful people; however, I do not think that the island nation has ever been regarded as a bastion of culinary superiority! I was amazed at one long-winded entry that ended with the author complaining about his wife's indisgestion. Perhaps if he had paid more attention to his wife back at at the motel and less to his laptop critique, the evening might have proven to be more satisfactory. Then there was another goofy critique indicating the diners later visited the Shell station for chips to mitigate the unsatisfactory food tastes they experienced. As frequent visitors to Cambria we know the employees of the station well. We expect they would have found it hilarious for these people to critique their station for it's their chip meal experience! At the risk of the same long-windedness, of which I accused others, I find it sad that these so-called foodies seem to exhibit such negativism, judgemental thinking, and self-importance. Madeline's is a world class restaurant to which we will be returning, happy to know that these critics will not be there. As stated before, we have dined here numerous times and have never had a bad meal or experience. Don't deny yourself an opportunity to enjoy a visit.

  • Visited September 2012
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Katy, Texas
2 reviews
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“Incredible Commitement to Customer Satisfaction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

My wife (Marsha Kamish) recently wrote a negative review on Madeline's which prompted the most amazing response from Chef Dave at Madeline's. He was very upset that we had a negative dinning experience. Several email exchanges to clarify exactly what had happened (they were short handed the evening we went which really led to the subpar experience).

After profuse apologies and offers to make amends we had to let him know that we would not be back to Cambria for some time, but we would definately come to his restaurant when we visit in the future. Then out of the blue two lovely bottles of wine arrived from Chef Dave.

I don't believe I have ever observed anyone more committed to ascertaining how to improve the customer experience and willing to go to great lengths to make amends. THANK YOU Chef Dave.

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