Maison Carlos
Maison Carlos

Maison Carlos

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.maisoncarlos.com/
  • Phone: 5616596524
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies)

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is parking available on the street as well as a private lot.
A word from Maison Carlos
Maison Carlos is a continental restaurant with an emphasis on French and Italian cuisine. Carlos and Lanie Farias opened Maison Carlos in December of 2002. After seven years on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, the couple made the decision to move their establishment a couple miles south to the El Cid neighborhood. They wanted a smaller restaurant with more of a neighborhood vibe. The new space has only eleven tables and is open for dinner only. Carlos is there every night, seating people, taking orders and is very hands on. Being open only for dinner Carlos spends his days shopping for the restaurant, selecting only the freshest ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Maison Carlos reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (8)special occasion (7)romantic (6)late-night find (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)good for groups (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • disapointing
    isabel165
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have to say that the best was the service . Impecable and very nice people . The food was not bad , but definitely not gourmet standard. I had a veal piccata - did not taste like lemon and was way to greasy and thicken with flower you could taste .
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find in West Palm Beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Carlos and his team serve delicious food in a warm and inviting environment. A staple for our Palm Beach outings whether dinner for 2 or friends or family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So good so reliable
    chow
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is a neighbor hood favorite of ours and we are there at least once a month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never misses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This place always nails it Guaranteed great food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Summer special prices
    BarbiethebakerVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We arrived in time to take advantage of B1G1 dinner special, but they gave us a hard time. It put a damper on an otherwise lovely evening with delicious food.
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  • Always excellent food and ambiance!
    NanaPoppyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Carlos and his staff welcome guests as if each is special! The care and effort are extended to each patron! The quality and presentation of the food is consistently outstanding! Save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food service all five star I have been out of town and not visited as much as I would have liked In all my travels this winter hard to find aspot that compares with maison Carlos in over all presentation quality and service And just plain fun You have to go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Find a new chef
    Ajoy2bVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were scanning open table for a new place to go when we found Maison Carlos. We were served a plate of zucchini chips which were yummy. Then we started with a beet salad that was really good. But it went downhill from there. My husband ordered a shrimp appetizer that was minuscule shrimp in a cloudy broth resembling dishwater. It was tasteless. We went for the roasted chicken that was so tough you couldn't cut it. Their saving grace - they did have a decent wine list.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Ricky
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We had a wonderful round table. All of us took advantage of the Tuesday night Pasta Special ($10) and everyone loved their pasta dish. Service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 130 reviews are from the Maison Carlos reviews archive.
  • Small venue, nice service
    Cweiss1281VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food was good, not great. Tiny restaurant. Servers are attentive, brought complimentary Limoncello after dinner. Nice touch!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special attention. Felt like home
    oscgor
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The menus is not extensive, but they offer great variety. The food is amazing and has great presentation. The staff is professional and Carlos the host is very attentive. One of my favorite restaurants. I recommend it to everybody.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Great Evening
    CWilkinson
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    My wife and I always LOVE this perfect neighborhood restaurant. The service is the best and the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicios
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner Monday evening. I can imagine that if the restaurant is completely filled it will be quite noisy. That is the only reservation that I might have about the restaurant. The food decor and service were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit
    carolef2VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Recommended highly to us by friends. Small friendly establishment with a gracious host who acknowledged our special occasion with complementary glasses of wine. Scallopini di Vitello Picatta was good but rather bland - I prefer the classic lemon, butter and white wine reduction to the creamy sauce served here. Linguini allá Vongole was good quality, but also rather bland. Special starters ordered were excellent: Beef carpaccio topped by arugala salad with lemon and shavings of Parmesan cheese; Caprese salad made with high quality fresh mozzarella and vine ripe tomatoes. We would definitely return again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Took family from out of town. Food service excellent . Everyone pleased with the vairiety on the menu. No one was diappointed. I have been several times and am always Happy Happy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food is always delicious and service attentive! The Lobster mac n' cheese is amazing !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always very good
    PapapatVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Again and again we have had a wonderful dining experience at Maison Carlos. Brought friends from Chicago who raved as well. A Palm Beach County gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant in PB
    Foodfan
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We've dined @ Maison Carlos about 15 times in the past year. We've always had delicious food and fabulous service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Neighborhood Option
    Docnick
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Another good neighborhood option for dining out in an area that lacks a truly outstanding eating establishment. My fish was good with an imaginative side of potatoes and vegetable. My wife found the key lime pie OUTSTANDING. In general good, but not great. A safe bet.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maison Carlos
    Barry
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Had Beef Wellington and it was terrific. Everyone was pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the intimacy of this
    8greatVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I love the intimacy of this place. You can actually carry on a conversation because the noise level is moderate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Excellent food and service the veal was perfect and the lobster Mac and cheese was amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible find
    PickyPixieVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We went there for the first time the other night and were skeptical to what it would be like just by looking at the outside, it looks like it's nothing special; once inside we were absolutely amazed, it was so wonderful and quaint! The service was extremely friendly with good sense of humor and the food was outstanding. We'ee definitely be returning on a regular basis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderfully consistant
    Redd
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Maison Carlos remains one of the few restaurants where I am never disappointed in the food or service. The menu offers something for all. The wait staff is attentive without being over bearing. Always a great meal and wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING FOOD, EVEN BETTER FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Love this place! Great feel, food prepared with care and attention. And to top it off, we never had less than three people providing service to our table..very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always very good
    jlminvVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Carlos and his staff are always almost perfect. The food was delicious. This is one of our favorite spots and it always delivers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was wonderful - the
    First
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The food was wonderful - the puttanesca was delicious and well presented . The other 5 diners were also pleased with their dinners. The only problem was a very shaky table that took too long to adjust, otherwise, the service was also very good. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maison Carlos: An Island Find
    charles12
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Great food in a convenient location. Indeed food fit for the island. Wonderful warm service and an eclectic menu of French Bistro and Italian Cuisine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Value in Palm Beach
    CapitanSourceVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Worth Ave. food without the price or the snobbery. Palm Beach restaurants and waitstaff take note. Been to Maison Carlos many times. always had a great meal. Just simply great food at a fair price. Owner on premises is very attentive. Head waiter is friendly and processional. Comfortable, minimalist dining room. Easy parking on street. Perhaps our favorite restaurant in the Palm Beaches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding..
    Nexi1VIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We go to Maison Carlos often as the food is always consistently great, the extensive wine list is terrific and the service is excellent. Carlos always greets his guests with a smile. The menu has specials that are always exciting. The beef wellington was superb, as was the trout and the pasta with mussels. The zucchini chips that are brought to each table at the beginning of the meal are delicious. We love this restaurant and look forward to many return visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm, unpretentious, elegant....
    NanaPoppyVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Delicious food with beyond conscientious service! Always welcoming and excellent in every way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food in an simple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Very good food in an simple setting. Linen table cloths and professional service. Itg;s a small room and as a result the menu was limited but everyone agreed the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Beautiful and Festive for the Holiday, Food Fabulous, Carlos and staff the Best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    MbaflyboyVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    A perfect spot. Owner/chef/host Carlos and his friendly staff pull together a great meal with a fresh menu that is simple and delicious. The unassuming location and clean simple feel of the restaurant make it even more special. No better description is possible than "neighborhood gem."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a superb evening!
    NanaPoppyVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Carlos and his team make everyone feel comfortable.....regular patrons; and, new customers! Menu is consistently wonderful. Divine fried zucchini to enjoy with your wine! Save room for the excellent key lime pie
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service. Bring
    mill
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Outstanding service. Bring your own wine on Wednesdays with no corkage is awesome.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world service and charm
    MbaflyboyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    A real gem. Carlos, your host makes your experience personal and intimate. The ambiance is clean and fresh, food a little better the grandma used to make, service friendly and precise. Simple wine list with one or two good choices for everyone. We love the beet salad and the specials are always fresh and delicious. It's a real neighborhood restaurant. You'll love the food and the value. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    every time I go is wonderful. Maison Carlos never disappoints,, The most charming, best food, chicest restauant in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No major complaints
    HFlashman
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Dining room is small and plain. Area is a little dodgy. Staff were very nice and pleasant. Food was fairly good but not spectacular. Menu was small but covered the usual bases. Wine choice was limited.
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  • Regular stop
    chow
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    This is a restaurant you will go to over and over again if you live in the area. If visiting, it is great for a one time experience, but we have made it one of our regular stops as the food compares to experiences to be had during international travel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate