Great Maple
Great Maple

Great Maple

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegreatmaple.com/
  • Phone: 9497068282
  • 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 European, Contemporary American
  • 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 9497068282

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!
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Great Maple reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (58)great for lunch (43)fit for foodies (35)great for brunch (24)good for groups (19)neighborhood gem (16)kid-friendly (15)special occasion (8)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (6)notable wine list (5)romantic (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I felt the price was too much for the food and ambiance - it was a casual patio and not a fine dining type of restaurant, but my salad was $25 and was a bit boring.
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  • So, so good!
    DelishVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This place surprised me. It's in Fashion Island, shoppers just a few feet away, but the vibe on the patio was great. Our server was fantastic! The food was creative, delicious and rather generous portions. Really, this place is a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KeensVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was phenomenal - fresh, healthy and flavorfull!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I would have said "great for brunch" but there was too much Tarragon in everything. Some lunches too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • catchme1nce
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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 .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just OK
    snicker
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good again
    Candi935VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cdreyer
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fine restaurant
    dmcdiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    As usual, we had a wonderful dining experience with great servers, charming atmosphere, and excellent food. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great! Despite iffy verbal reviews
    LstoneMB
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food!
    jburkiVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lindag
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • none
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Salad
    JackieAVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I enjoyed a lovely spinach salad with strawberries and candied pecans at Great Maple.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    SethVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food is good, menu similar to a Houston's type restaurant. The drink menu is a little more extensive though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    RealJuliet
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maple
    Barbiipie
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    It was good. I loved the cheese platter! Mai Mai sandwich was yum
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Christina
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food and service. Sea bass was amazing and great price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food excellent. Attentive wait staff. Very casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant afternoon
    rangodogVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for lunch
    iEATVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    LaggVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too pricey even for Fashion Island
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUM. Huge delicious portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Heard good things, went to see for myself. We were not disappointed, will be back! Great menu, service and food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    scrapbookcathleenVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    GOKINGSGO2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will give it another chance
    jburkiVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food for Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 262 reviews are from the Great Maple reviews archive.
  • Just say "BACON"...
    TastyFaceVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed...
    ChristyVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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!!
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  • after the show for dinner
    foodiemike
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit too fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwhelming
    Notimpressed
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, incredible service
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first visit
    scrapbookcathleenVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden treasure in Fashion island
    Annee
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Don't miss great Maple for portabella fries and delicious lamb burger. Known for big and interesting salads too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch ---- who knew ?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.