Good food, good drinks, nice atmosphere...what's not to like? Sit at the bar and enjoy the happy hour food and drinks...it'll leave money in your pockets to go shopping with.
2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently quality food
Have eaten here multiple times and have always impressed by the quality and freshness of the food. Very good martinis, too!
3/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been going to Fashion
I have been going to Fashion Island for more than thirty years and have been to all the restaurants that have come and gone over the years. I was looking forward to my visit to your restaurant. The service was excellent....the noise level outside was "noisy." I was disappointed in my chicken cobb salad.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and great food.
Great service and great food. Try the apple pie dessert too! A little loud outside but it wasn't loud enough that we had to yell at each other. Overall it was a great experience.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Located in an upscale shopping
Located in an upscale shopping center, Great Maple was a pleasant surprise the first time we ate there. Good choices for everyone from beautiful salads to ribs to my favorite, turkey bolognese pasta. It's impossible to find pastas without shellfish or red meat in the sauce. This is a delicious dish made even healthier by the addition of carrots. My husband had the ribs and loved them. They have a good wine and beer selection.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't go wrong with Great Maple!
I went to Great Maple for the first time this week and loved it! The atmosphere was great & the food was fantastic! I was with a group of 6 people for lunch. We started with the portobello mushroom fries and the cheese board. The fries were surprisingly good and the sauce served with them was perfect. Even people at the table who don't really like cheese enjoyed the cheese board! I had the Moroccan spiced lamb burger with fries. I was pleased when the waiter said that was the best thing on the menu. My coworkers were all happy with their food, too. I'll be back!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beyond My Expectations!!
I was intrigued by the idea of a restaurant that uses locally harvested ingredients and being a vegetarian, it can be difficult to find a nice place to eat in Newport. I was pleasantly surprised to see that all of the menu items looked absolutely incredible. I came for my birthday with a party of 9 and they were very accomodating. I got the Newport Sandwich and it was out of this world! I highly recommend trying this place at least once. Only downside is, it's a bit pricy (not too much) but then again, you're getting premium ingredients! Way worth it!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
I have been here 3 times and every time the food a service were perfect! I like the outdoor seating better - less noisy. Just went to celebrate my daughters graduation and everything was perfect. They let us bring a cake in, cut it for us and plated.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Pots and Greens Salad is tremendous!! Totally craveable. The restaurant was busy and seemed down a server or two, but everything was spot on. Last time we were here, there were some missteps. Glad the excellence is back.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Business Lunch!
I booked a lunch at Great Maple for a group of businessmen that I work with, and while I haven't been able to experience the restaurant first hand yet, the guys all came back from lunch talking about what a great time they had, how fresh and delicious the food was, and how they look forward to going back. Great job Great Maple! Thanks for making me look good :)
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Banana Spilt I ever had!
I had lunch recently at GM and the food was great. We ordered the banana split to share and it was the best I ever had. They make all the ingredients fresh every day. The red bell pepper soup was outstanding.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great lunch.
So pleasant and easy. Good food and good service. Happily let my college friend and I linger and chat without making us feel like we were bogarting a table. We'll be back, again!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Service & Excellent Food
I've been wanting to try the place for some time. I read some of the Yelp reviews and saw the mixed reviews. I was hesitant, but decided for lunch we should try it. Made a reservation which is probably a must. We were seated on the patio which I highly recommend since the location lends to some great people watching. My husband had a burger and I had the reuben. Both were delicious. Burger comes with a big basket of french fries that we barely made a dent in. Server was knowledgeable about the menu and specials of the day. Food was quick to be made a brought to the table. For dessert we had the apple pie a la mode and it was yummy. Some truly great comfort food.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to meet friends, enjoy good food, sit and visit.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will Come Back!
My husband and I enjoyed a late afternoon meal here immensely. We had the awesome truffle fries and artichoke flatbread pizza. It was hard to pick since the whole menu looked amazing. The service was helpful, efficient and friendly from the cheerful hostesses to the servers. Will definitely come back and try additional menu items!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was better
This restaurant was better for lunch than for dinner. Their sandwiches, burgers, and salads were good. Portions are on the larger side. Weekends are good because of the nearby music playing in the outside courtyard.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service for
Great food and service for large groups! We really enjoyed the chance to eat here.
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love eating out on the patio, not inside. When it gets cold, even though we love it and they have heaters we don't go.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night with Friends
This restaurant was recommended to us by some friends in the Orange County area. We were not disappointed. The food was fabulous. The service was exceptional. I had the lamb hamburger which was absolutely mouth watering.I would strongly recommend this restaurant for food, fun and ambiance.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even with overcast skies, this restaurant offers comfortable covered outdoor seating and an open dining room. Beautiful wood tones warm up the dining room with a view to the kitchen. The Terrific Pacific mahi mahi sandwich was bold and flavorful; the salad served alongside was fresh and lightly dressed. Perfection! My friend had the Kale salad, which she really loved. It was a portion that allowed her to take half home. We will return and I can't wait to take my husband.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, nice outdoor area
Outdoor seating area was comfortable, warm on a chilly night, and overlooked a nice fountain. Food is very good. service is good, and it was a very enjoyable evening!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even better than the previous visit
The food has improved a notch. If you sit outside there is excellent people-watching to be had as well. A fun place to get a very good meal.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the decor of this restaurant. it is warm and inviting and the outdoor seating is always comfortable with heat lamps. All food is prepared with interesting sauces and dressings and ingredients always taste fresh! Wonderful for lunch and will try to dinner soon.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had eaten here before and loved it! We were at South Coast Plaza around dinner time and decided nothing around there suited us…so we started thinking about Fashion Island. My daughter remembered we had eaten at Great Maple and that we loved it. So, we got in the car and drove over to Fashion Island, Great Maple. We had a lot of different starters, soup, flat break pizza, wine and dessert. The wines she recommended were wonderful! Everything was soooo tasty! Another great experience there…=)
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I dine there a couple of times
I dine there a couple of times a month and have enjoyed it, both with business and friends. The service is good and the food always tasty and hot.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dish I've had in a really
Best dish I've had in a really long time!!! So yummy!
Try the sea bass you'll be amazed
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We frequent this restaurant
We frequent this restaurant often and enjoy the food. Salads and pasta dishes are good here. Mainly like coming here for lunch. Service this past time was off but it was just our waitress being inattentive. Service all the other times was good with other staff.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second visit to this restaurant. The food was not as good as the first time, but it was still good. The service was fast and friendly.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM