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“Frightening”

Madeline's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $32
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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
Ahwahnee, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Frightening”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

My sisters and I visited Cambria from different Calif locations for a sister weekend. We decided to stop at Madelines to sample some wine and buy a bottle. Imagine our horror when we inquired about the price of wine and the clerk went on a rampage?. When he escorted us out abruptly after our inquiry we realized that we wrere being descriminated against.

Is Cambria becoming a place for those who can afford $60 + for a bottle of wine? The Cambria that I have visited for the past 40 yrs has always been welcoming and hospitable.

Donna Barker and Sisters

  • Visited September 2013
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5 Thank Donna1951
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MadelinesCambria, Owner at Madeline's Restaurant, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Madeline's wine shop features over 70 wines, many local. We try to find wines that are low case production and not readily available. Our prices range from $18 to $70 with our avg. being $32. We currently have 4 wines above $60. You expressed to the clerk unhappiness with paying a tasting fee if you didn't find something you liked. You asked the price on Chardonnay and were told we had two, $22 and $26 each. You indicated to the clerk you "did not want to pay that much" for Chardonnay. At this point the clerk thought he was doing you a service by directing you to a different store that had less costly wines. I was in my store that day and have also reviewed video and audio from your experience. There were no raised voices, vulgarity etc. There have been times where we have dropped the ball on food, service, etc. I try to respond to those people in private letters when there is a legitimate complaint. This is not one of those times.
To infer that all of our wines are $60 and that the clerk "went on a rampage and escorted you out" is disingenuous at best. I would also say that using Tripadvisor to affect a business in a negative manner with this unfair review is irresponsible. Chef David.
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Cambria, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Can't get much better!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Best rack of lamb and filet on the planet!! We love to go to Madeline's for special occasions.
The owner is hands on and very attentive. Great wine bar. Sevice is par excelance!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Gerry909
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Bakersfield, California
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Outstanding dinner!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

You could not ask for a better dining experience that we had tonight at Madeline's! I had the duck, my husband the rack of lamb - both were superb! Madeline's is now on our must dine list!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Jasperilla
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Riverside, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dinner”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Took the hotel manager's advise and had dinner at this wonderful restaurant. The food was excellent,the wine great and the dessert was to die for. The staff was very friendly and very attentive to our needs. Will come back again...

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank lee2953
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California
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85 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent service !!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Great wine selection, good food, great presentation, and dog friendly on the porch. Average prices for a resort town. Wine shop in the restaurant. Service is excellent. Fish, beef, and pasta options.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Rita T
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