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Maison Carlos
Maison Carlos

Maison Carlos Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.maisoncarlos.com
  • Phone: (561) 659-6524
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This place always nails it Guaranteed great food and service"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We've dined @ Maison Carlos about 15 times in the past year. We've always had delicious food and fabulous service."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Food was good, not great. Tiny restaurant. Servers are attentive, brought complimentary Limoncello after dinner. Nice touch! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My wife and I always LOVE this perfect neighborhood restaurant. The service is the best and the food is excellent."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food is always delicious and service attentive! The Lobster mac n' cheese is amazing !"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Had Beef Wellington and it was terrific. Everyone was pleased."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I love the intimacy of this place. You can actually carry on a conversation because the noise level is moderate."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Excellent food and service the veal was perfect and the lobster Mac and cheese was amazing"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Carlos and his staff are always almost perfect. The food was delicious. This is one of our favorite spots and it always delivers."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Delicious food with beyond conscientious service! Always welcoming and excellent in every way!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Beautiful and Festive for the Holiday, Food Fabulous, Carlos and staff the Best"
    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."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Outstanding service. Bring your own wine on Wednesdays with no corkage is awesome."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "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.""
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "every time I go is wonderful. Maison Carlos never disappoints,, The most charming, best food, chicest restauant in town"
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "Another wonderful meal! Our dinner was delicious and they were happy to accommodate a gluten-free diner at our table. Wine list is good and the entire staff is friendly."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Walking into Maison Carlos makes life little stresses disappear. Attention to detail and amazingly friendly and attentive staff. Food always excellent."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "I would recommend the fromage souffle as an appetizer. The best thing on the menu. Since I am allergic to mushrooms, the waiter said that since the food was made to order they would take the mushrooms off of any dish. I had the chicken rissotto. It was a huge portion for the price and it was delicious! The chocoloate mousse was very good but a bit gritty."
    Dined on 9/13/2013