Great Maple - Fashion Island

4.5
771 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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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 771 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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DM
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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Orange County
66 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
64 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
6 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
22 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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Orange County
271 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was a family gathering, so most had not been here previously. The Maple Bacon Donuts were an hit with everyone that ordered them. Service was ok, attentive at first and then vanished, but nothing horrible, just water glasses needing to be filled on an hot day. We will be return.

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EM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

For large groups this is not the place to eat. The food took a very long time to prepare.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

First hostess was easily frustrated when I asked for a high chair for my daughter. Second hostess literally walked by and coughed on me. The server took 18 minutes to even hello. Non-alcoholic drinks didn’t get to the table until 32 minutes after we sat down. Refills happened 10 minutes after asked.

Veggie burger was good. Never got any ketchup, which was ordered and then asked for a second time.

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P
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Very fresh chicken moist and the avocado toast perfect the way I like it. The maple doughnut to die for. We will definitely come back.

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Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as usual. It's our go to place when we're shopping at Fashion Island. Happen to be there during Happy hour. We shared their deviled eggs - tasty, & I had the cheese sandwich with raspberry sauce - yummy and it included a tiny salad. Hubby had their turkey burger along with a salad for side - delicious. The only thing that spoiled the experience was the table next to us had an untrained dog on a long leash who kept looking for stuff to eat off the floor, even walking up to tables. I had to ask owner to keep their dog away from our table. Please dog owners with dogs who aren't trained to lay down by your feet, be more considerate of other people around you when you take them to nice restaurants.

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had the worst service ever. Our server forgot our drinks 3 times, never checked in on us. There was no AC either so I strongly warn against going there on a warm night, very stuffy inside. It’s sad when the hostess has to do the servers job because she forgot about you

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AC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second visit for dinner at Great Maple and it was just as fabulous the second time as it was the first. Brandon was our waiter, by chance a second time and he was excellent! Brandon was very attentive and constantly checked in on us throughout the meal. We had a few special requests and all were met perfectly. We will be regulars for this restaurant that serves great food, provides wonderful service and great management!

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MD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was okay. A little expensive for the quality. The kids grilled cheese was a good portion. One kid loved it and the other didn’t. We also ordered the signature prime rib dip and it was just okay. And the other order we did was the steakburger which we ordered medium well. But it came out medium rare. We also ordered Ceaser’s salad with light dressing and it came instead with heavy dressing.
The orange juice was tasty though fresh and sweet. We also ordered the beignets which were too heavy and doughy. And as soon as it cooled turned rock hard. Not sure if we came on a off day. And it was very warm for a Restuarant.
Overall it was just okay. And for the price I think R&D around the corner is better for price in the same shopping center. (And R&D has an amazing prime rib dip there) I think we will give it a go one more time as the people working there were good and the Restuarant was fine. Visually nicer than average. We will try again maybe for Sunday brunch and see if the experience is better. I would recommend to go if you want to try somewhere new. But we didn’t find a meal that we HAVE to go back for.

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RT
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We came here for a new hire lunch. I made reservations for 8 through OpenTable. We were seated within moments of walking in. We walked in and the place was hotter than outside, but eventually we became accustomed to it over time. The service was average over all, but towards the end our service was no where to be found. The lunch trip was great and cooked perfectly, in my opinion. I loved the Ginger Beer.

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SK
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good - kind of hipster menu (gourmet avocado toasts, bacon mac n cheese), but still good. Service was terrible. We had to keep asking for our waitress, asked to have plates cleared, food was brought out at several minutes apart after we asked. No apology or sense that this was poor service. And the restaurant was not even 1/3 full. Brought bill without asking if we wanted anything more or dessert. This place could be good if they can get their act together.

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Made reservation and when I got there I went inside and it was seriously scorching hot. I asked to sit outside and they said I couldn’t because they just sat two large parties out there. I said well can u have the manager turn on the air and the hostess said
It is on. I said it can’t be it’s way too hot. People in the restaurant were wiping there foreheads. So she sat us by the kitchen where it was even hotter. Someone walking to the bathroom said it is way to hot in here. We got up and left and told the hostess it was unbearable. Lost my business. Need to get their air conditioner fixed. I feel sorry for the employees. Would not want to work under those conditions. Went to another restaurant and got right in with no waiting and their air conditioning felt great.

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p
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Come here every summer best maple bacon donuts on the planet!

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Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have been here on a weekend and loved the food. When we went during the week, it was just okay for the price.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service could not have been better! I dine there frequently and have never been disappointed, but this was my best experience yet. I love their varied menu choices and the staff is always so friendly.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waitress! Great food!

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is great! Service is better! The best place to go on Fashion Island!

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SV
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and love the location.

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JF
Orange County
107 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A good place with great staff.

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EE
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was delicious and generous, and we received excellent service. However, the noise level was deafening. My lunch partner and I continually asked each other to repeat what was said. We returned later in the afternoon for beignets. The noise level was tolerable and the beignets were divine. Will return for those!

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OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing!

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WB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waitress though pleasant was too busy trying to handle other tables...unnecessary waiting and mistake on part of order. Manager corrected after the fact...though have dined many times there over the years... will not be on our short list again

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JS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Worst experience! Got to our table without a wait, but once we got there it took over 15min for a server to come to our table. After getting her attention we ordered right away. Drinks came 15 min after that and another 35 for our food to come which came out all at different times about 10min for each entree. I really would have liked to walk out. I will never go back . The restaurant should know when peak lunchtimes are and staff accordingly.
The food was ok and would have been great if the staff was attentive

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P
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday lunch. Food was great. Service was slow. They were very busy... seemed like every table was filled!

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JD
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I took my friend to Great Maple on a Thursday for a birthday lunch. The food was tasty, and the service was excellent. Unfortunately, it was very noisy, plus the air conditioning wasn't working well so it was not comfortable inside. Usually a restaurant offers a free birthday dessert, but my friend chose the peach cobbler which was not comp'd. Next time we'll go somewhere else.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The great maple is always a great choice!! Food is fantastic

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