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Madera

2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
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  • MaderaPro 2014
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    5 Jun 13, 2014

    This is a favorite dining spot for the VCs of Silicon Valley. Come early and enjoy the sunset on the outdoor deck, then slide in and sit next to the sizzling fireplace for an unforgettable meal. The service is top-notch here (you'll be well taken care of).
    The executive chef and his team creates wonderful morsels of food, bringing out the ingredients. Each plate is a work of art.

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    Travis Katz
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    4 Apr 11, 2014

    The meeting place for silicon valleys deal makers, Madera is always an interesting scene. Food is good but overpriced.

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    Connie Pistilli
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    5 Aug 03, 2013

    With the fine food, high class atmosphere and top notch service, it's pretty easy to see why Madera is a recipient of the highly coveted Michelin star. On any given night, you'll find yourself amongst VCs, real housewives of SV and what I like to label myself - pumas. But seriously, you'll be surrounded by fine company here, with people unwinding with after work drinks in their popular posh bar and lounge area. There, you can order bar bites, but to truly experience the food, you'll want to dine inside the restaurant. The restaurant itself is spacious yet warm with windows offering a picturesque view of the Stanford foothills. At one point, I forgot that I was in Menlo Park - it felt more like we were in wine country.

    Speaking of which, the wine selection is fantastic - I had a lovely Syrah - and if you need help with your choice, Sommelier Paul Mekis (formerly of Plumed Horse) is on site to provide direction.

    We sat near the open kitchen and watched Chef Peter Rudolph and his team do their thing. While the rack of lamb caught my eye, when our server told us about the special veal chop of the night, it was clear that was what we should order. And it certainly did not disappoint. I also had the short rib ravioli, which admittedly, though beautifully put together, had one too many flavors going on. The veal chop though, was cooked to perfection. We also shared a side of their mac & cheese, which was tasty, but had I known our entrees would be such hearty portions, I would have passed on it. Of course, we did make room for dessert, and had the silky pumpkin custard and a bowl of their famous caramel popcorn.

    You definitely get what you pay for, so don't be surprised by the bill. Save this spot for a special occasion or when you really want to impress. I could definitely tell there was a lot of wooing going on the night I was there.

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    Viv
    3 Dec 27, 2012

    Located in Rosewood Sand Hill, Madera is a beautiful restaurant with great views. I had no idea this restaurant existed, but apparently it's very popular with the locals. They have a great outdoor seating area too. The food was just average, but I would come back to give it another try.

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    Traci
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    4 Dec 15, 2012

    This is THE spot where lots of Silicon Valley wheeling and dealing goes on at lunchtime. If you know people in the tech or VC business, chances are high you'll run into at least a few of them here on any given day. The dining room is sunny and bright, lots of tables and tall windows that look out to the hills of Silicon Valley, with a bustle of activity that is added to with the din of noise from the semi-open kitchen.

    The food and service here are great as well. I had the roasted rotisserie chicken, which was a tad on the salty side, but very well prepared with some delicious root vegetables also.

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    5 Nov 10, 2012

    Great food and above and beyond service! The views are gorgeous. Private dining rooms are available. The hotel offers meeting space, and the private rooms at Madera are a wonderful option. The rooms are warm and inviting, I know the Lemon Room has a private patio that overlooks the hills and pool.

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    Caroline Carlos
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Open and airy space with outdoor seating. Simple decor, not too flashy, but elegant. Little bar on the side while you're waiting for a table -- good drinks...and depending on the bartender, strong. ;) Salumi and wine!

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    Ori Zaltzman
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    5 Nov 10, 2012

    Great food

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    Vered Sharon
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Great afternoon tea!!!

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Madera Restaurant Honored with One Star by Michelin and Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence 2010. 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 16 guests. This Menlo Park restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and for Sunday brunch as well.

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4.5 out of 5
9 members' reviews
435 people visited Madera