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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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Diner Reviews
  • "Poor service, incorrect orders, poor selection of breakfast foods - no options no side orders. Worst eating experience . Only way one can enjoy maple syrup is to order the silver dollars. No other choices ."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The place was nice. The waiter was nice. At first, the place was fairly empty and the service was prompt. As it filled up the service slowed down some. They brought the main course before we were done with the appetizer, which I consider rude. It was pretty noisy and parking was almost full on a Saturday night. We enjoyed the Portobello mushroom fries appetizer. The main courses, a salad and a lamb dinner special were just ok. Well-made but lacked anything special. We would try it again if we were at Fashion Island but probably wouldn't drive just to get there."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This time I had a lobster roll, very good. Lots of lobster and overly sauced. Wait staff is always attentive bout not overly attentive. Location is just outside Nordstrom in Fashion Island. Easy to just drop in and then off shopping again. Fun watching the people walk by if dining outside."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meal. The food was outstanding, so fresh and so much flavor in everything. Loved the gluten free options. Service was a bit broken up and slow, but nothing too bad. The music playing in the courtyard from the mall had a pretty loud base beat that was annoying, but nothing the restaurant could do, just a note."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "As usual, we had a wonderful dining experience with great servers, charming atmosphere, and excellent food. We will return."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I hadn't heard the best reviews, but thought I would try it anyway... and it was great! Everything that we got was delicious, the service was fine, and it was a beautiful day to people watch at Fashion island. We had the soup, the beet and Burrata salad, duck salad, pork belly sandwich, and a few other things and they were all fantastic! I would definitely go again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I definitely would recommend the waffle dippers. The bacon maple sauce is delish!!! We sat on the patio and listened to music; it was very relaxing."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Siituated in Fashion Island, the patio is adjacent to a lovely fountain. The people watching is great!! The food was excellent and the desserts were HUGE11"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This restaurant is located in the Fashion Island Shopping Center. It's a nice spot to have good food, and service which many times is not the case in a shopping atmosphere. Great people watching so try and get a table outside."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Went for dinner last Friday with another couple. After looking at the menu on the restaurant's website, we were excited to sample some of their dishes, hoping this could be our new favorite spot. Unfortunately, the food was just fair. The spicy shrimp appetizer was ok, the mussels were terrible - tiny little mussels with barely any meat, the duck salad was just ok and the "tableside" popovers were boring - they were very small and the texture was tough. Also, I ordered an ice tea, and they charged me for a refill - $3.50. Come on!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I enjoyed a lovely spinach salad with strawberries and candied pecans at Great Maple."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food is good, menu similar to a Houston's type restaurant. The drink menu is a little more extensive though."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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