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Madrona Manor Restaurant
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Ranked #25 of 99 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: West Dry Creek Road
Description: Guests have all five of their senses enlivened at Healdsburg's most romantic destination. Inventive cuisine, a stunning backdrop and impeccable service create a welcome retreat "worthy of a journey". Madrona Manor captures the rich culture of wine, food and nature inherent to the region. A stellar wine list expresses the varied bounty of the local vintners as well as global sources. Chef Mallgren prepares New Californian cuisine using the finest ingredients available in the county, as well as greens, vegetables, herbs and fruit from our gardens. Visitors can stroll through the beautiful gardens which meander up the hillside just beyond the mansion. One Star Michelin - Michelin Guides San Francisco, Bay Area and Wine Country Restaurants Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants - San Francisco Chronicle
Reviewed 19 January 2014

This was my birthday dinner for this year. My husband and I had the Chef's Grande Dame Menu with the wine pairing to share. This menu includes 10 courses and many small tastes from the chef. The menu was very good, but the tiny tastes were just an intrusion rather than a compliment to the menu. I could review each course which were just right in size, considering the extent of the menu. The caviar with creme fraiche was lovely, but not a crouton in sight and the gel under it was not good. A stand out was the gift from the chef Foie gras wrapped in a crispy beet sliver and the lovely wine accompanying it. Unfortunately my husband became sick before the meal ended. Altogether a very nice meal, but i don't think I will be going back.

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Thank lovesweims
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We came for New Year eve dinner. The place was well decorated and the service impeccable.

A five course tasting menu was offered with surcharges for the better choices. Additional tastes were offered in between courses. Overall, we found the food to be ostentatiously presented, but without memorable flavors. The beef main course was an exception as the beef was well aged, flavored and cooked to perfection. At the other end was the desert of apple cake, a plate with a few rough pieces of cake that looked like kitchen leftovers. In between there were small bites of mostly forgettable dishes.

Thank coop4133055
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

The restaurant is situated in an imposing mansion just out of Healdsburg and was a bit gaudily lit up for the holidays. Inside, dinner is served in different, elegant, Victorian rooms - ours had four tables. It was empty when we arrived which was odd because when we asked if we could arrive even fifteen minutes early were told no - we would not be seated. However the service throughout was impeccable (and our room did fill up). The restaurant offers a five course dinner and a nine course tasting menu. We had the former. There are not a lot of choices within each course and some of them come at a premium. One understands extra for caviar, but of the three offerings in the fourth course two were beef - a tenderloin (which was excellent) and a wagyu beef at a premium. And two of the three desserts were chocolate - one at a premium. There were three amuse-bouches before the first course, one of which (a foam served in an eggshell) was a highlight of the meal. We didn't find the first course (seared mackerel) special, the agnolotti was very good, and the sea urchin really special. There were more "bites" between each course most of which were were interesting. The only mis-step, we thought, was a sweet lemon ice served before the beef. At $91 for all of this it doesn't seem overpriced at all. Yet we still felt the overall experience was not such that we can't wait to come back. When Cyrus was in Healdsburg we did feel that.

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Thank john w
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We went there for their Dickens Christmas Dinner, but anytime of the year will result in a memorable dining experience. One of the most expensive restaurant in the area but worth every $$$. Where else can you have ice cream make at your table?

2  Thank Chuck D
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

If you are going to the Madrona Manor as we did for Thanksgiving dinner be prepared to pay a 20% service charge just for dinner plus a automatic 20% tip built into your check. For us we paid $84.00 for service charges and the restaurant requested we add additional tips to the check on top of the 20% automatic tip for service. The food was fair and very small servings. For us the advertised $84.00 per person pre fixed Thanksgiving dinner ended up costing $280.00! WOW and we went home to get something to eat since the food was limited. We had to request gravy for the mashed potatoes although after three bits the mashed potatoes were gone. I suggest you ask a lot of questions before eating at Madorna Manor since we were surprised by the small portions and very high service charges built into the finial bill. There are better restaurants in the area with better food and service for a lot less money.
I do not recommend returning to Madrona Manor.

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Thank Ron S
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