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“Smashing!”

Madrona Manor Restaurant
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Ranked #26 of 98 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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
old town
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Smashing!”
Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

In an area where it's hard to find a bad meal, Chef Jesse and his team knock the dining experience out of the park. The flavors, presentation and wine pairings made this an experience I will never forget. Don't miss this.

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English first
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Lots of Courses”
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.

  • Visited January 2014
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Santa Rosa, California
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place, average food”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

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.

Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Not quite a WOW”
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.

  • Visited December 2013
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Castro Valley, California
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Absolute Perfecton”
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?

Visited December 2013
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