Great Maple - Fashion Island

4.5
838 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
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I went for restaurant week (dinner= $30 for a 3 course meal) and I have to say the service was slow and the food was bland, but it's a nice place to try. I will say.... if I had to pay full price for what I ordered, I would not be happy (I thought $30 was too much money for what I received). I tried some of the other Newport Beach "restaurant week" menus at for dinner and a few, which were cheaper, blew this place out of the water.

Maybe I went on one of their "bad" days since it was so busy, but the place was packed and everyone seemed to be enjoying their meal. I will be back to try it again because I don't think I got to try this place at its best!

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MY
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

If you want comfort food, this is the place to go. The portebello mushroom fries were excellent. Other items we ordered were okay. Service was excellent though and the atmosphere was fun! Would go back.

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good. Maple bacon donut the best of the evening.

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WW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good vibe and food. Maple bacon donuts are to die for! Can’t wait to go back again!

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great respect for our reservation. Too noisy to eat inside. Burger was fabulous. Pricy but large portions

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LH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was meeting a group of my elementary school friends and Newport Beach was a midpoint. I wasn't too familiar with the restaurant, but my brother referred it to me. Although it was very busy when we first sat down, we were treated with great care. We ended up having a four hour lunch, and no one rushed us or made us feel that they needed to move us along. It was great service and great food, and all in all a great experience!

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T
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business lunch and the ambiance was perfect...'totally recommended. Our server was Alistar and it was amazing.

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time, super service and out of this world maple donut desert

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B
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, service not so much. Our waitress kept disappearing

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

Great food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday get together with family

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D
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had great food and service, and the all time best BLT anywhere! Just a little too cramped together and too noisy to come here very often.

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E
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fresh doughnuts are the best! I always make an effort to go here when I am in town.

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f
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fabulous! Cocktails and appetizers were delish!

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O
Chicago
283 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat 12/22 11:45am reservation. Request outside patio seating. Friendly front staff. A Gem of a restaurant. Great atmosphere, fun place to people watch. Delicious food, must try the “doughnuts”, good value, huge portions. Outstanding service from our waitress Arianna. Delightful dining experience.

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DB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy The Great Maple.... liked our waiter .... nice guy and attentive...usually go there for lunch.... but dinner was nice on the heated patio outside👍🏼👍🏼

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CH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We had been wanting to give this place a try for sometime. Sorry we did.
Food was mediocre at best. Husband ordered the chicken and donuts. Donuts were warm and yummy. Chicken lacked crunch and flavor. I had the maple salmon. Absolutely aweful. Way too much lemon and no maple flavor at all. Grains were completely lost in a soupy sour mess under the over cooked salmon. Main entree’s took near 45 minutes and the appetizer was delivered after that. Unfortunately our lack luster experience did not end after we departed. 1:30am.....sick as a dog.

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a reason I continue to come back. The food is absolutely deliciouso! The burger is one of the best I’ve had. Their portobello fries, can you say YUM!

I love the service. Always been taken care of like VIP.

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ND
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

I think the menu and atmosphere changed to make this more of a kid-friendly restaurant. The lighting is very bright for a Saturday evening dinner at 7:30P. We were expecting more healthy entree type food options. There were a lot of sandwiches, donuts on fried chicken, that sort of thing. The fish entree was ordered by several in our group but they said it was just okay. Some of the people in our party had requested this restaurant based on the prior menu and ambience. Just dimming the lights would help. The server was very nice and tried to accommodate our requests.

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The service is always superb and the food is out of the world!

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KB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I enjoyed our meal. I had the chicken and avocado toast, part of the brunch menu, and it was delicious. My friend had one of Theiry signature salads with grilled salmon and butternut squash soup. We shared the absolutely sinful beignets with lemon curd. A+ 👍🏽👍🏽

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JB
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great lunch at Great Maple. We were seated on the patio so we had a great view of Christmas shoppers walking by, taking photos and enjoying the fine weather.

We shared the Portobello Fries appetizer. Wow. I have never seen portobellos server like this before. The service was more than enough for two and highly recommended.

My wife had the BLT and I had Steakhouse Burger. Both were fantastic! We finished with the beignets that were again scrupulously good.

Our waitress Ariana did a wonderful job of serving, being attentive but not too much.

Overall, Great Maple is now a favorite in Open Table and we will go back whenever we are in Fashion Island.

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w
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was so loud in the restaurant.

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d
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ivonne our server was awesome!!
Food was really good!!
The maple donuts are outstanding!!

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s
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Very disappointed. Made reservations to ensure we had a table - that was fine. Took almost 40 minutes to get food and then 2 of the 3 meals were stone cold. We returned them to the kitchen and they returned a few minutes later to be cold yet again! We gave up and moved on - very disappointed and will not be visiting anytime soon!

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and a beautiful setting. The restaurant has a fantastic selection of dishes. I ordered the fried chicken and maple-glazed donuts. Yes it was amazing. My guests ordered the chicken bowl with ancient grains and fish tacos. Both raved about their dishes too. And each was around $17 for lunch- very reasonable for Newport Beach table service. We all agreed we will be back to try some of the other amazing dishes!

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JH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was amazing and very patient with our group of 10, 3 being little kids. Her service and attention to our family was wonderful. Thank you for a great afternoon! Merry Christmas!!

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love sitting on the patio here. Nice ambiance, quick service with tasty food!

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B
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is delicious, just a little pricey for what you get. The waitress took a while to get to us but she was sweet and we had an extremely large party.

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A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually use this place for gathering with friends and family, since we can sit outside,food is great.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, don’t recall the name but he is from England, is honestly one of the best servers I have encountered in Orange County. He’s the best and we will be back because of him (and the maple donuts)

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K
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Reserved standard table and was seated outside. Hostess was not the nicest.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!! The food and beverages were great. Service was impeccable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Pretty good. Worth trying if you have never been. Easy to get seated and fast service

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LM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our lunch on the patio. Great food and great service. Could not have been a nicer lunch.

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j
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

My husband and I came here for lunch on a Wednesday and discovered it was wine Wednesday so we shared a bottle of wine and the chicken bowl. It was so amazing that we could not stop thinking about that yummy chicken bowl so we came back again for a casual Sunday night dinner. Shared the same bottle of wine, ordered a couple of appetizers and the chicken bowl. The chicken bowl this time did appear to be made with any love. Chicken was dry and overall it was just not good. We had ordered two to go initially as well (one for daughter at home and one for lunch the next day) but cancelled because it was not good. The server did not really check on us throughout our dinner and we kept having to get the manager's attention so that was a bummer but all in all we would most likely go back.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food tasted better than I expected and the price was reasonable. I would definitely visit it again

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N
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is okay. Service a little slow. Seated at a table that was too small despite rsvp being for 9. Table should have only fit 8. Silverware only set for 4. Not sure why. They weren’t ready for us.

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f
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The mac and cheese is to die for and I'm picky with this dish! Would like to go back and try some of the desserts, but just didn't have space after the french dip(4 out of 5 stars).

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JT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Allister was so great he made our night so great! Awesome food great service we love it there!!!

Sincerely,
Jennifer Thomsen

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