Great Maple - Fashion Island

4.4
796 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Great Maple - Fashion Island 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 modern American eatery. To be without pretense and celebrate daily Seasonal items and of course pies!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour Daily from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Sunday - Thursday:
11:00am - 9:00pm

Friday and Saturday:
11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 706-8282
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Laurent Ferre
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Private party facilities
Please contact Great Maple directly for all of your event needs.
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Private party contact
Romuald Crist: (949) 706-8282
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Catering
Please contact GREAT MAPLE with your catering requests. We look forward to meeting your needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pacific Coast Highway
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 796 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing experience! Our service was top notch and the food was great! The chicken and doughnuts is a must order!

I will continue to come back!

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PR
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was substandard. Managment does not understand how to properly staff a restaurant.

So many better restaurants in Fashion Island. We will never return.

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SK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal! Unique and delicious menu. We will be back

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OT
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good atmosphere. Good service.

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T
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service and food.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

I went to meet a friend for lunch looking for fresh creative cuisine and was pleased. Service was great. Huge drawback is that because the music plays as loudly as it did people had to compete with it and get even louder. Liked it overall but would hesitate to return because of the noise level (even sitting outside where you’d think the noise would dissipate...)

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Great Maple with some co-workers, to take out a guest speaker. I have been there once before, and was quite impressed - I was equally impressed this time. The truffle mushroom fries are delicious and just the beginning - the main dishes are also quite tasty. The desserts are outstanding - we had the beignets and the cereal milk/maple-glazed doughnuts. Will definitely come again!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very ordinary food, staff tried hard but poorly trained, they meant well

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BG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Not nearly as good as the last time I went. Maple bacon donut is still amazing. Had the lobster popover Benedict for brunch & it was not good at all. It was swimming in water either from the poached eggs, or steamed lobster. I expected a little moisture (from lobster), but this left a undesirable puddle on my plate it made the popover & arugula soggy, on top of taking taking away from the wonderful poached egg & lobster. Potatoes where cooked & seasons beautifully.

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P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great server!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Usually a great experience but our food was cold and bland last night. Hopefully it was just a fluke.

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CG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice in Fashion Island. Creative and delicious menu!!!

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CL
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Turkey burgers dry and overly well done. Server NEVER asked how you like your burgers cooked? Waited 30 minutes or more before food arrived then tough dry food. Soooo disappointed. Asked for mgr and he was busy talking and laughing with friend. I had to get up and walk over to him to complain. He took off my burger BUT NOT MY COMPANION 's ... which is crazy as both unhappy. He did not come over and talk to my companion or investigate further. Bad service. Bad food!!!!

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SJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were seated pretty quickly and the service was prompt. We ordered a couple drinks and appetizers that were delicious! We ordered the charred cauliflower hummus, mini Brie grilled cheese and split the kale and Brie salad. For dessert, we ordered the seasonal donuts, which were fruity pebbles flavored. The mini Brie grilled cheese was ok; there was a little too much bread and not enough Brie. But everything else was phenomenal! For we had the lavender lemonade and the great mule, which were both delicious. The seating was moderately comfortable, but it was a bit loud. The music was at the perfect volume, not too loud. The waitstaff was attentive and timely. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Maple has good energy and quality food prepared with impeccable skill. The servers are all attentive, and the somewhat close seating accommodates as many guests as possible and creates a friendly vibe between tables.

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Even better service. Love the atmosphere and decor. Will def be back to bring all my friends.

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AS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Ordered two bellini and one looked half empy upon arrival. We ordered a second round, empty glasses were never cleared until our bill was brought about 40 mins later just taking up space on our small 2-top. Overall food was good and we will return. Service was likely lacking due to how busy they were for brunch.

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SG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We absolutely love Great Maple and have been going there since it opened bringing many of our friends with us. Our only problem is that the wine selection is very limited....especially Pinot Noir. We have only seen one selection of it and many times, when we’re there, they’ve run out. Obviously, we are not the only ones who like Pinot. Would love for them to have more on hand.

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FT
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was not at all busy for a Thursday night but it took forever to get our drinks and food. The fried chicken and donuts were very good though. Not sure how this place manages if they are actually busy.

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g
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MAPLE BACON DONUTS, Need I say more. It is thick cut, great bacon too. Do not go here if you are on a diet or watching your calories. This is definitely a splurge day locale. Great for Sunday brunch with friends, and at 10 when they open it usually isn't hard to get a table.

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R
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Seated promptly and fairly busy. Our waiter came to take our order and gave us one glass of water. We had the beef drip sandwiches. That was the last time we saw him (since others brought out our plates) except for stopping once to say he would refill our empty drinks which never happened. All the other tables had carafes of water except for ours and we were quite thirsty upon finishing our meal. We waited for quite a long time then asked another employee for a drink. Felt pretty much ignored the whole visit. After quite a while our check arrived. Food was good but service was not. It could have been an off night but everyone around us seemed to be taken care of. Not sure I would return after our first experience.

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OT
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service. Good atmosphere. Enjoyable place.

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k
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My salad was a bit more oily than I expected but I also ordered very quickly because I was already busy talking business! I'm looking forward to going back though!

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F
Orange County
98 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The first waitress brought my husband the wrong cocktail and me the wrong glass of wine. She was not attentive and was replaced with a much better waiter. I enjoyed the Caesar Salad, my husband had the chicken bowl which was good but needed more seasoning. My daughter ordered the Maple Salmon which was good but didn’t love the sides served with it. Another guest had the chopped salad and enjoyed it. The Beignets were quite good for dessert. It was a Sunday night and they were playing this awful and very loud club like music...which I e never heard in this restaurant before...lose the club tunes please!

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s
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful brunch at The Great Maple. Maple Bacon Donuts are a must! Friendly staff and good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Great for large party!

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L
London
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank goodness we made a reservation because it was packed for brunch on a Sunday!
The food was good. Veggie omelette was ok not spectacular. Their maple bacon donuts are insanely good! Atmosphere is great and sitting on their patio is lovely. Service was good too.

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CS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch!

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

I was really pleasantly surprised, because this great restaurant is located in a beautiful outdoor shopping mall. My Chicken Wedge salad was really amazing and my maple donut? To die for.
I will definitely be going back.

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F
Orange County
69 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, Highly recommend this restaurant, specially for Sunday Brunch.

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PR
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

In the past we have had generally very good experiences with Great Maple Newport Beach, but our September 8, 2018 dinner was substandard. They tried to serve us a cold hamburger and fries. When we sent them back, they tried to bill us twice for the hamburger! The server was clearly poorly trained and the manager (I believe he was the manager) had no customer service skills. This is the second time in my life I did not tip the server (my normal tip is 20% to 40%). This overall dining experience was a major disappointment!

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a
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we enjoyed the great food but most of all the people watching and their dogs. their BLT is verrrry good.

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TN
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner on Labor day. Late night but great service, wonderful food and easy dinner.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best hamburger.

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SR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Used to serve great salads & sandwiches. Food looked like it had been standing out for a while &
just reheated. Disappointed!

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DJ
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice, we have been here many times. It appeared that Great Maple was understaffed for the lunch time rush.

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RM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good neighborhood spot... easily forgotten but well worth it.

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N
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

It was a scorching hot day. There were no fans to cool down the customers. It must have been 90 degrees in there. There were so many tables shoved in there, the waiters couldn’t move. The noise was loud to the point we were shouting at each other. We won’t return.

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OT
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Nice dining area.

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G
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time visit. Food is tasty and well presented. Servers are professionals. Will return for a 3rd visit.

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