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Great Maple
Great Maple

Great Maple Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegreatmaple.com/
  • Phone: (949) 706-8282
  • Hours of Operation: Open Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm. Open Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Laurent Ferre
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact GREAT MAPLE with your catering requests. We look forward to meeting your needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Great Maple directly for all of your event needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Romuald Crist (949) 706-8282

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pacific Coast Highway
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Great Maple
Great Maple is a simple declaration and appreciation for Seasonal Produce, Responsible Seafood and Farm Fresh American Meat. We show our love of these great gifts as we protect and serve them in a room created for libation and conversation. A European Dinette in America. To be without pretense and celebrate daily Seasonal items and of course pies!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The best bacon cheeseburger! Decided to indulge in my twice a year treat. Delicious. Revamped menu with choices suitable for all. Waiter was friendly and professional, great decor, music in the courtyard, great time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was good. I loved the cheese platter! Mai Mai sandwich was yum"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great food and service. Sea bass was amazing and great price."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food excellent. Attentive wait staff. Very casual atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Met friends for lunch. Weather was perfect, lovely patio dining. Food was very good, not great, but very good. Large portions. Friendly staff. Take a shopping break, sit back, relax and enjoy."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "If you are looking for something casual, outdoors and located in a nice shopping center, this is the place. It's located next to nordstrom in fashion island where there is usually a musician performing outside. We recommend eating in the patio area. The salads and lunch items are great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The server never brought out my soup and when asked about it she said she forgot to place the order. My salad was missing some of the components that were listed on the description. And finally, exact same cocktails were served in different pieces of glassware making us question the drink and size. bummer"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Okay food, but over priced. Great cocktail - but over priced. Had a reservation, but had a mediocre placement at very small table outside even though the restaurant was not busy."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This was a last minute find after our original reservations didn't pan out. We ended up with an amazing waiter and delicious food and wine."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Heard good things, went to see for myself. We were not disappointed, will be back! Great menu, service and food was amazing! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I were so looking forward to trying the waffle dippers for brunch and when we arrived, we were told that brunch is only served on Sundays?!?! Such a disappointment. I ordered the french dip - big mistake. The meat was so fatty; not marbled…just fat. Hopefully next time we go we will have a better eating experience. Outdoor patio with the musician playing the back ground was very relaxing! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We first ate here on date night and we have been coming ever since. We love the atmosphere and the knowledge able staff always helps when making the right dinner selections. We brag about this place all the time when friends need a dinner recommendation. Recently a group of us had dinner and the toughest part of the night was deciding what to have! Everything that was coming out of the Kitchen looked delicious. We did try the fried mushroom app and it was great! When we did order our dinners, we were all happy with not only the quality, but the taste and presentation. Our friends were very pleased and they will be coming back for more."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We decided to stop in for Sunday brunch, and were glad we did. I enjoyed the mini beef wellington w poached farm fresh eggs, just the right amount for brunch. We also enjoyed their Mimosa (not weak!), but for dessert we went elsewhere as they forgot to notify the waiter of the birthday we were celebrating. That was disappointing. Poor communication from the front desk? "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My group (4 of us) enjoyed the food. Nice to have a vegetarian choice too. Everyone said: Good, just should have been more of it (these were men). The beef wellingtons were good - just not enough I'm told. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Whatever you have, make sure it has bacon. The BEST BLT and huge. Usually don't like Brioche in any form, but this was the perfect bread to pair for this lunch classic… (If you can say, "to pair" about bread and bacon? But, why not!?). The only truly awful thing (not the restaurant's fault!!) was the sound level of the adjacent "weekend entertainment"/singer on stage in front of the fountain (facing Nordstrom's). Fashion Island Management needs to limit that sound level by at least half. Amplified waaaay too loud, you literally had to shout across the table. Still, Bacon does makes things better and Great Maple is fresh and casual with a nice people-watching patio and bar service!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Party of ten- no one disappointed! We had everything from onion rings to lobster salad to items on the kids menu. Everyone loved their meal. Dessert was the apple pie and not a crumb was left!! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We celebrated our girlfriends birthday and we were a party of 6 women were at the Newport Beach location. It is a nice looking restaurant and the food was very good but it was so hot inside the restaurant and we were all so uncomfortable that all of said we would not go back! We asked the waiter to turn on the air but he said that is was on and that their restaurant is just very hot all the time. We would have loved to have sat outside but the day we went it was very hot and windy so we decided to sit indoors - we probably would have been better off outside!! Also, our waiter was very nice and friendly but not attentive at all - and the restaurant was almost empty so that was a little disapointing. Sad to say we won't be back!!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Everything was great but the service was too fast. Within an hour, we had ordered, eaten and drank a bottle of wine. It was Friday night, we wanted to take it slow. I wonder if it was because we had kids with us."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "food was very good, we had been here before and due to the weather decided to eat inside, very noisy. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This restaurant is located right inside Fashion Island mall and it's really cute with a large outdoor patio. The menu selections for brunch looked really nice and the food presentation was nice. The actual taste of the food is not anything special. I actually could have made better silver dollar pancakes, bacon, veggie scramble myself. Our service was very nice but again the food was very average. Will not be going back. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "First time at Great Maple, and I will definitely make a return visit. The food was very fresh, well made, great flavor and good portions. We ate the venison chili, the Newport veggie sandwich and the apple pie a la mode. All three dishes were delicious, and our waiter was exceptional."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was a little noisy, but we tried the wine special, very nice, and I had the fish of the day, an halibut with pecan crush, scrumptious Friday meal! I cannot wait to come back and try one of their grass-fed option; glad to see that on the menu!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Don't miss great Maple for portabella fries and delicious lamb burger. Known for big and interesting salads too."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Being fairly frequent Great Maple diners, we were pleasantly surprised to find a fabulous Sunday brunch menu. Yes, the Bloody Marys and Mimosas are fun --- but it is the creative, reasonably priced, extraordinarily varied menu that makes this a great Sunday destination which is made even more pleasant by OpenTable reservation process!! Loved it"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great location, but food service are just ok. Really not a place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good salads, flatbread pizza - not greatly inspiring"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We went out for an early dinner because we have children (4months, 2 years and 7 years). We went on a Sunday and could only get brunch at 4:45pm. Dinner doesn't start until 5. No exceptions. Thought it was weird to still be eating bland pancakes at 5pm. My two year old didn't seen to mind though. The salads for the adults were disappointing. They were GIANT piles of lettuce with virtually no toppings. I had the strawberry spinach and my father in law had the beet salad. My husband thought the veggie sandwich was so so. My sister in law liked the chicken sandwich and everyone liked the truffle fries"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Pros: Good food. Good atmoshphere. Alot of different choices on the menu. Cons: 1.Greeter sat us and didnt say a word and walked off. I didnt feel very welcome right from the start. Might as well just hand us a menu and point to our table. 2. Friendly waitress but had too many tables to work. I also noticed her bussing a table. She was friendly and attentive but we had to flag her down from time to time due to her amount of tables she was working."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is a staple for my husband and I, every time we are close we go. Polenta is yummy!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My husband and I love the Great Maple. The food was so fresh and so tasty. Our waiter was very personable and knew what to recommend for both drinks and dinner. We have been there for both and lunch and dinner and will continue to go there. I highly recommend the Great Maple to everyone!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I tried this for the first time the other night. We had high hopes to find a new spot to eat. Our waiter, Taylor was awesome. He was attentive, funny, got everything we ordered right, etc. But, the food was just "meh". We wanted to like it but couldn't."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great Maple is a fun location at Fashion Island. I continue to be astonished of their expensive prices for simple salads and burgers. Fun place to have lunch or dinner and disregard the prices!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I went on a Friday night with 3 other people at 8:30. We got great outside seating. The menu is diverse and we ordered the following: Mushroom Aioli and pesto fries- very delicious, I would recommend. Brie and buttered apples served with crouton like bread- also very delicious. I ordered the BLT and they loaded that thing with SO MUCH BACON. Of course, I love bacon but other people may get turned off by the amount. I thought it was fantastic. The others really likes what they ordered. Overall, I thought the price and the food were well worth it. Lovely ambiance as well."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went to GM in Fashion Island, expecting the same dining quality and experience that I had at the San Diego location (which is FANTASTIC!). The only things that both locations have in common are the noise level and the drink menu. That's where the similarities end. The F.I. location's menu is heavy on burgers, sandwiches, and flatbreads. They do not have the wider selection of entrees that you find in San Diego. The beet salad at the F.I. location was a joke - they should rename it Arugula salad, 3 red beets, and nothing else. Because that's what it was. I had the same dish at the San Diego location, and I cannot believe the difference. We won't be going back. Don't waste your time or your money (it isn't cheap!)."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The sea bass I had was great. Usually it's hard to find a restaurant that makes a good sea bass. But Great Maple did it very well. The service was fantastic, had a great waiter that gave us fantastic recommendations and never left us hanging on anything. Even the hostess was very helpful to us, recommending food. That was a nice, welcoming touch. Made us felt very welcome and comfortable. All around a great experience."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food and service was great! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Out of highcharirs for kids. They serve frozen fries and frozen veggies. No kids menu. Ordered a large burger and was dry. The steak was over cooked and service really slow. Will not be back."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Ask for Andy - he was an amazing server ! He was very attentive and added lots of extra little touches, like warmed milk for coffee. Who does that? It was great. Food was okay. Atmosphere, awesome."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is a fun place to dine with quality food and excellent service. Cheerful environment, all-American food, fine salads and burgers. Very enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We specifically drove to Newport Beach for the "Cherry Pie" they were soliciting ("Today's Seasonal Offerings") at the Fashion Island location. Upon dessert time we were told "oh no, that is an old pie offering". Too bad we found out about this after we ordered a lighter lunch (you know, to save room for the pie). The visit was a bust but I would return again and will call ahead of time to find out the pie status."
    Dined on 2/14/2014