Great Maple
Great Maple

Great Maple

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegreatmaple.com/
  • Phone: 6192552282
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast
    Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am
    Lunch
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Carmine Lopez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Speak to General Manager it based on a case by case basis.
  • Entertainment: Food Boards run through the room... Yes. Cool

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cleveland
  • Public Transit: Bus stop right in front and Hillcrest trolly stop near by.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a parking lot and local street parking.
A word from Great Maple
We Serve Dinner, Lunch, Brunch and Weekday Breakfast. We are a "European Dinette" featuring seasonal fare, fresh house made pies, and local produce cocktails. We have a full bar and a social wine list. Outdoor dining, counter bar, food bar, and full room dining. Cocktail cart for special cocktails and tostas delivered on a 7 foot board. Cheers
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Great Maple reviews from OpenTable diners
317 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (214)great for brunch (212)neighborhood gem (199)great for lunch (121)hot spot (95)good for groups (95)kid-friendly (80)great for outdoor dining (79)special occasion (74)romantic (20)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (13)notable wine list (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Hot donuts
    David
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Started dinner with one of their many great cocktails. Next was a Caesar salad which was better than most, but not the best, then moved onto the seared scallops which were perfection. The maple bacon donuts lived up to the hype, a stack of three freshly made donuts drenched in hot maple frosting with bits of thick bacon. One was more than enough per person, but the others traveled well. Our waitress was attentive and very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The overall experience was very good. However, the service was slow and our water was never refilled. The taste of it, also, was indicating that it was coming directly out if the tap. Lastly, the bar should not be cleaned and reorganized at the end of the Brunch shift. Food was really good and we are looking forward to go again for dinner! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    DandyandyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The noise level was excruciatingly loud making a conversation impossible. The room was so criwded diners at tables in the room were constantly being jostled by the servers dashing by, adding to the atmosphere for a circus. While my pole ta with chorizo appetizer was beyond spectacular, my main course, mussels, came out as steak tartare! So my dinner partner and I ate I shifts. When the mussels came out 10 minutes later, there were fully 10 unopened mussels, approximately 1/3 of the order. The frittes were so heavily salted they made MacDonald's fries seem bland. The waitress did, on her own, reduce my dish by 50% on the check, but by that point we couldn't wait to escape the din into the cool and QUIET air.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Filling and Delicious!
    CaitieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Aside from the extra 30 minute wait we had despite making a reservation (and then sitting our party at two round tables pushed together) the food here was really good. Lots of interesting (but large and filling!) dishes to choose from. Next time I come I would probably split a dish with someone and maybe try more appetizers. There was a little damper on the experience from the beginning, though, because we weren't seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time and we had to wait and watch a table linger after they had already paid their bill. I understand you can't force a table out of the restaurant, but maybe next time save a little more space in between reservations so you don't have a large party waiting around getting hungrier.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MarcnVal
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything was perfect! Food, service is awesome! Will definetely come back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food @ Great Maple
    JerryO
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Wonderful addition to San Diego dining. New twists on old favorites and interesting new additions. Love the vibe!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend brunch gem!
    Agnieszka
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Boy am I glad that we made a reservation. If we hadn't the wait was over 1 1/2 hours. If we had to wait that long, I think we wouldn't have been able to enjoy our brunch. Luckily we were able to eat right away. There was a great selection of food choices on the menu. It gave us all something different to eat. I wish they had bottomless mimosa's. One major negative is there's only one women's restroom and one men's so you might be in line in the hallway waiting. The restroom is really large so they could make two stalls if possible. Our server was attentive, polite, and spot on.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Brunch is super cracking. Total 180 for dinner service. Bacon maple donuts should be on everyone's want list. Also feel like their breakfast dishes are better than their dinner dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Doesnt get much better
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wife and I love this place. All the servers are genuinely nice people and the food is great. We took guests from out of town here and they loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always impressed
    cozeck
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Each time I walk Into the Great Maple I know I'm in for a spectacular meal. This is comfort food with the volume turned up. For instance their "Panchetta Parmesan Polenta" is comfort food at it's best. They have a unique menu that will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maple bacon donut.. WHAT?!?
    Maserati92101VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food and service were worth the small wait. We were going to pass on the donut but decided to try it. It was fantastic! A must experience! The scramble was also very good. Now I get why this place is popular!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it.
    Paclo
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Amazing food! My favorites: the doughnuts and the scarmble melts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time at The Great Maple
    Garcias
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Ambiance and food were outstanding. Service was pretty slow and the atmosphere was pretty loud, we pretty much had to yell across the table at each other. (But then again, it was Sunday during brunch so it was packed)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Disappointing experience. While the food was good (especially the maple bacon donuts), the service was very slow and we rarely saw our waiter. We also had a reservation, but still had to wait 15 minutes and did not get a table outside as requested. Instead we go a tiny table behind the hostess stand. The quality of the food does not make up for the lack of service , probably won’t be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    SPRWMNINTRNG
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Try to make reservations otherwise you could be waiting in line for awhile. Good service and food - our party shared chilaquiles, pb silver dollar pancakes, maple bacon donuts, brisket popover, beignets and a flatbread. A good sampling of everything but I think next time I'll try something on my own to enjoy the full plate - I just had bits and pieces of everything so I really couldn't devour any one thing. Overall, pretty good. It was warm in there too - we were all glistening - lol - but I'm sure it's not a problem in the cooler seasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal at Great Maple
    AllyinSDVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We recently celebrated a birthday at dinner at Great Maple. Great food as usual, and our server was wonderful. Really funny and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. Would not hesitate to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    GreenEyedGirl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant is one that I plan to visit again and again. Wow! My family and I were here for a celebration and found the menu and service to be amazing! We only wish there were more seating and a way for better acoustics to reduce the noise level... it was too loud the entire time. As well, there is very limited parking. Otherwise, what a great neighborhood place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch with Friends & Kids
    Gillian
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I have been here many times, and invited our friends and 2 kids (6 mos. and 3 yrs.) to join us for brunch last Saturday. Great Maple was very accommodating and we had a great corner table outside with plenty of room for the stroller. Crayons and a paper menu for the little one to stay entertained. Delicious food. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating of our somewhat slow-to-get-it-all-together party (hard to do with 2 kids and parents eating in shifts while trying to keep a baby from meltdown status!). We had a great time and all thoroughly enjoyed our meal selections. We'll always come back here... every meal has been phenomenal. Thanks again Great Maple!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Breakfast!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It's true! Maple bacon donuts are amazing! I admit, I was reluctant, but thus was my second visit and I'll be back. The scrambles are innovative and oh so tasty. This place is hopping, so we were grateful to have reservations. Even though they are incredibly busy, the service both times was warm and friendly. And we never felt rushed. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food not the best service
    Goodfoodbadservice
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I only give this place 4 stars mainly because our server wasn't a great server at all. She seemed awkward unfriendly and unwilling to help us out. I never usually write reviews, but once we left our servers attitude left an impression on us and felt like I needed to. Other than that the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Andres
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I'm a frequent visitor to this restaurant and it never disappoints. You can always count on good food, great service, and a reasonable price!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of towners pleased
    Chauncey
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Brought a group of five, out-of-town friends and a baby for an early dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal and tried something new! Some menu items (ingredients) required Googling but the server was knowledgeable and helpful. They even made steamed veggies for the baby. Disappointed that the tasting boards didn't make an appearance at all during the time we we're there. Maybe it only happens after 7?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not worth price
    OverpricedVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    While I did enjoy some of my food's taste, the amount of fish on my sandwich was skimpy at best and definitely overpriced at $16 likewise for the great portobello mushroom fries at $12 for 6 of them. $2 per fry?!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maple
    Marie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    No maple, even the "maple syrup" wasn't maple. Disappointed :(
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Intriguing Menu
    PasadenaDi
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    First visit was for breakfast. My husband loved his dollar pancakes and bacon side. The brioche part of my brioche french toast was delicious, but was floating in a lake of smoky maple syrup and studded with syrup-laden bacon pieces that had lost their crispness due to the sticky coating. Way too sweet for me and would not order again. That said, we will definitely return for both breakfast and lunch (or brunch, as the restaurant appears to make no time distinction and both share the same menu). Atmosphere is friendly, booths and are tables spaciously arranged, and reservations can be made 7 days a week during any time frame, which is a real plus for a popular place. Eager to try dinner and the restaurant's daily pie special, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost perfect
    Matt1856Ryan
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Amazing food and very, very good service. I had to get the maple bacon donuts and they did not disappoint-they were amazing. All of our food was fantastic and the service was great. Overall, a fantastic night that did not disappoint. One note.....a touch pricy-more than we expected to pay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gordon
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Delicious turkey burger! The favors were amazing! Others ordered Cobb salad which was beautiful and delicious, as well as a simple green salad grilled chicken that also got rave reviews. One person at our table just wanted a basic "egg and bacon" breakfast and that, too, was cooked to perfection! The presentation of all dishes was very pleasing to the eye. I will definitely return for another meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Feeling Piggy?
    James
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is the place to go if you like bacon. The best bacon maple doughnuts ever.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressed!
    CMSD858
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very impressed! What an awesome place for brunch! This was my first time and I will be going back. I would recommend making a reservation through Open Table. If you don’t expect to wait! They do provide free coffee while you wait. I order the Shrimp and Polenta and my friend ordered the Smoked Bacon Scramble Melt; food presentation was beautiful but tasted even better! Highly recommend Great Maple!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Breakfast
    TheEmptyNest
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Glad we booked a reservation to celebrate a birthday breakfast. Got seated right away at a patio table (although parking was a little challenging.) It was hard for the four of us to choose what to eat because there were lots of sweet and savory options! Something for everyone whether you are limited to "healthy" options or want to go for it and calories are not an issue. Everything was delicious from the coffee to the Honey Buckwheat and Blackberry pancakes to the egg whites served with grilled bread and avocado. Excellent service in spite of being a very busy Sunday morning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What to say...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    ...this place is amazing. This was our 3rd trip for brunch...it has not let us down...at all! I have now had a decent sampling of the menu and have been pleased across the board...my emerging favorite, other than the maple bacon doghnuts, is the Pigs in a Blanket!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was delicious, great service, recommend reservations it was mildly crowded when we arrived but very crowded when we left.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Holy Maple Donuts!!
    Mamamia
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    OMG - I don't eat donuts that often and felt I HAD to get their signature maple donut (breakfast appetizer) - I can't stop thinking about how decadent and hot and delicious. Then breakfast came - the food here is gourmet - unique - special! And, did I mention the coffee? Fabulous. It was my first visit and I can't wait to go back - Reservations recommended!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    JPFP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wow! Excellent & lived up to the hype! Fantastic service & the staff was very attentive & friendly. My new hangout...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Exceptional Event!
    injenn00
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is the second time I've been to Great Maple with a large group and it has been a pleasure to dine with them. I highly recommend reservations, especially for a large group during the prime times (I've only gone for brunch and dinner). The wait staff was very prommpt and courteous and quick to accommodate a large group. The food and beverage selections were fantastic and had options for even the pickiest of eaters. Parking can be a challenge, so arrive with some time to spare. Overall, a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem of a Restaurant
    CubanMama
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was our first time eating at Great Maple. We started with the Manila clams and pork belly and could not get enough! The clams were perfectly steamed and the pork belly was house smoked and cooked to perfection. We mopped up the broth with bread and just about licked the plate. My husband ordered the fish and chips. It was real cod, batter fried, and served with delicate chips. He thought it was one of the better fish and chips plate he's had in a long time. I had the lobster and French fries casserole with truffle oil. It was yummy although I would have liked fewer fries and more lobster (willing to pay more), but it was wonderful just the same with just enough truffle oil to flavor and not overwhelm. Will hopefully return soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    What a brilliant venue and the food/cocktails truly brilliant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great staff, professional and friendly, and the food never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BOMB
    Sinemetu
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    DUDE THE BACON MAPLE DOUGHNUTS, CHILEQUILES WERE ON POINT! THE BLT WAS AMAZING.... SO HAPPY
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I eat at GM every time I'm in SD. It is so yummy! The service is always great and it has a great hip vibe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic