Great Maple - Fashion Island

4.5
901 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 doughnuts!
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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The shaved prime rib sandwich with truffle French fries was very good.

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OT
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and atmosphere and food

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LS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is delish and fresh. Positive vibe and ambiance. It’s a little noisy but I like it. We enjoyed brunch at the bar and service was great👍🏼

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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SD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect ambiance for a friendly luncheon or quaint dinner. Overall the experience was great! Highly recommend it.

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p
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever. Great variety. Great service. Great atmosphere. Favorite place.

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m
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Menu is very creative, something for everyone. A bit pricey though. I would go again!

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CR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Fish was over cooked

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SP
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thomas our server was great! Food, outstanding as always. Just a really nice afternoon at Great Maple ... oh, and the maple bacon donuts ... damn those maple bacon donuts ... why do they have to be soooooo amazing?!

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A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great Maple has been one of our favorites, since it opened. It’s been on the decline for a little while, and Friday night was awful. Our service was incredibly slow, our meal took over 2 hours without desert. Our drink orders showed up at the end of the meal, rather than the beginning. We were told they were “lost”. We were never able to get a refill on our water, despite flagging down several people. The French dip is our favorite, it was rare and so fatty it was impossible to eat. I hope they turn it around. Given the number of wonderful restaurants in Newport, I don’t think we’ll go back soon.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to great maple for some time now and were disappointed a couple of years ago with service. We decided to give it a chance again and whatever you have done, you must keep doing! Food has always been great but service was completely night and day! Our server always anticipated our needs and accommodated all of our request! We never had to ask for refills or felt like anything was missing. Keep up the great work!

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for Brunch and enjoyed our experienc. Menu a bit limited but good quality

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J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and only food items we enjoyed were Portobello mushroom fries and maple bacon doughnut. Steak was too dry and chewy. Fish dish was very blend without flavor. Our waiter was very professional and attentive.

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BM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was a little slow this time as it was very crowded. Also we sat outside but in the cold weather our table was very chilly. Recommend they find a way to block the cold wind that comes through the gaps in the plastic sheeting but the poles. Maybe some small plastic sheets that can be velcroed over the gaps to block the wind. Thanks for listening. Cheers

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing from start to finish! From the beverages to the maple bacon donut for dessert!

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation, it was too loud inside so we asked to be moved outside, it was much better. we all ordered off the Restaurant Week menu. We all agreed the food was delicious! Three of us ordered the salmon, one ordered the white fish. The donut was decadent but we all loved it! This was all our first time visiting, we will definitely be back and recommend to others.

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Food is amazing here! Had the pleasure of meeting the General Manager, such a gem. This place is great! Order the BLT bacon for days!

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CD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner! Enjoyed the patio, even with the rain. It was enclosed and warm and dry. The food was excellent and our server was awesome... she was helpful and bubbly.

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m
Baja California
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this restaurant but was very disappointed when I took a friend, who had not been there before, for Orange County restaurant week. We wanted to share an appetizer and then share the restaurant week special. We were seriously put off when the waitress suddenly and rather rudely informed us that we could not share the special. What? Why not? We can share everything else on the menu and we shared a $58 bottle of wine but we could not share the OC restaurant week special? It made NO sense and I was embarrassed for recommending the restaurant.

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F
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value excellent service for restaurant week

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service “Thomas” were amazing! Only negative is that it’s so noisy you have to yell if you want to talk to the people you’re dining with.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and drinks. Great service too! Fantastic made to order donut for desert.

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AF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I came here for my birthday. The food was amazing. We started with truffle fries, portobello mushrooms fries, and calamari. The berry cobbler cocktail was perfect! The main dishes were also great. Two of us had the steak frites, very juicy and delicious. To end the night we had the bacon maple donuts... rich, but a great option to share among the table. We all want to come back!!

Oh and our server was so sweet and lovely, great service!!

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HW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service and cool atmosphere!
The maple doughnuts with fried chicken was To. Die. For!

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it here! Once again amazing brunch and strong drinks!!! What a great combo. The Cobb wedge salad was huge in portion. This place has the best Brunch!

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RD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as it always is. Thanks to Thomas for his attentive service. We enjoyed our birthday/anniversary visit. See you again soon!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE! 3 of us ordered salads. The Modern Caesar was described as mostly Kale, and instead had only romaine and mixed greens. There wasn't any Kale. When we asked our server if there was a mistake with the "modern" caesar, he brought us a plate with more romaine and mixed greens. The "Baby Kale" salad with brie also had NO KALE. It was made up of romaine and mixed greens. We were also overcharged for an extra beer. We will not go back.

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NP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch. Great drinks and food selection. Place was packed and lively. A good way to start off a day on the weekend. Enjoyed the atmosphere and staff's attention to making me and my guest welcome and comfortable.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was great! It was just a little bit noisy, but had a fun and festive atmosphere!

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've always loved the Great Maple. One thing I love is the Portobello Mushroom Fries. This past visit I did of course get the Portobello fries...only problem this time there was too much salt on them. Next time I order I'll tell them no salt. Other than that everything else was good.

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JB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I previously wrote a fabulous review for Great Maple in Pasadena. Unfortunately I thought that all locations would have the same standards. Very disappointed with their Fashion Island location. Food was sub par. Probably won't go back.

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SN
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was a bit slow and had to wait for a little longer than expected for food. Food was good!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Egg scramble portion was a bit on the small side

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Donuts and cocktails were amazing! My entree was average- the avocado toast with grilled chicken, however I didn’t mind because the service, cocktails and donuts were awesome!

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AS
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Maple is a favorite of ours. Casual atmosphere with great tasting comfort food. Be sure to leave room for a maple bacon donut! Amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Maple is a consistently good place to eat when visiting Fashion Island. There are plenty of good options on the menu. I especially like eating outside in the morning or at lunchtime.

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A
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the service was refreshing and above and beyond and the outdoor dining with our dog was a delightful experience! Loved everything about our visit and we will be back!!

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F
Orange County
75 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch in Newport Beach.

The service and food are amazing, quality of the food it's really good.

Try the chilaquiles with chorizo and eggs..... Delicious.

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P
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy my dinner at this resturant staff always helpful, accommodates my food changes .

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GO
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We just discovered their steakhouse burger -- FABULOUS!! And even better because it's on their incredible Happy Hour menu! Also, when the weather is nice we like to bring our pooch and sit out on the patio. Great food and service!

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