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2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-7022
+1 650-561-1540
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  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-7022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked a family celebration dinner for 7 in the dining room, and we were blown away by the total experience. Elegant room, but not stuffy. Attentive staff at all levels. We were welcomed and congratulated for our occasion by name, up to the dining...More

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madera is a well-known, very expensive restaurant in a hotel complex at the top of Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto's venture capitalist boulevard. It strives to serve high-end cuisine, but I question whether it is worth the exorbitant prices. We went there recently for a...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Went for a business lunch and it was busy but not too noisy. Staff was attentive but not too attentive. Wide range of food options and prices. Food was delicious.

Thank jenb33
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We were here for our wedding anniversary celebration. We had dinner, breakfast, and lunch in this restaurant. We made a reservation for dinner and for lunch, breakfast we just walked in. For dinner, my wife and I did the Weekly Tasting Menu (see pictures). We...More

1  Thank Dan W
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Average food with underwhelming service and attention to detail. The food is hugely overpriced for what you are given. Would not recommend.

1  Thank Pamphile
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This is located within Rosewood Sand Hill hotel which from my experience is the most luxurious and sophisticated hotel in the bay area with a gorgeous backdrop, a perfect blend of nature and up-to-date 5-star amenities. I loved this hotel so much that after a...More

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I have usually gone to Madera for business meals, but decided to spend NYE with friends and family at the restaurant. Like most restaurants they have a preset menu, but it catered for your dietary options. The wine selections and the sommelier were knowledgable and...More

Thank KMBA82
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I think it is a bit overpriced for what one gets. The food was good but not as unusual as I would have expected

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The lunch at Madera is very hectic, crowded and noisy. Could barely hear my lunch date. The food was quite amazing as I thoroughly enjoyed the mushroom sugo. Everything was well presented and looked as good as it tasted.

Thank Curtis N
Reviewed 5 February 2018

My honey surprised me with a birthday dinner here. It's located in the rolling foothills behind Stanford University, a really beautiful area. Interestingly, I've ridden my bicycle right past Madera on Sand Hill road many times, but didn't even know it was here! It's tucked...More

Thank plukins2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-7022
    (HWY 280)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-561-1540
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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