Great Maple - Fashion Island

4.5
919 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Easter. Great!!

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R
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Biscuits dry as a bone....tasteless
Bacon Scramble little or no flavor and very small portion for the $$$
Crispy Chicken Sandwich.....boring
The french fries were good and that's about it.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service from our British server, great maple theme in the dishes we chose

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great meal. Thanks!

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BP
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love Great Maple. The food is amazing. Our server was really nice and everything was good but it took quite a while to get our food. There must be a little bottle-neck in the kitchen somewhere. We've been here a few times and noticed this. So do go but make sure you have great company so you don't notice the wait! :)

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KC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Already have referred all my friends to go and try it out l. Brunch is the best here!

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l
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak burger,salad and thyme bacon donuts was fantastic

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place seriously has the best brunch and service!

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DP
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 5

Our reservation was at 1:00, we got seated at 1:35, this is the second time in a row this has happened here. They need to re-evaluate how they book tables. Food is so great, it’s a shame this happens

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit and the food is delicious! Sunday brunch, the French Toast Logs are quite unique as well as perfectly prepared! Fried Chicken and Maple Bacon Donuts are a must try...yum!!!! Looking forward to coming back to try other menu items.

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LE
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfort food in a trendy setting. My husband and I love this place for date night but they have a nice cozy bar for after work drinks too. The covered outdoor dining looks very comfortable but we've never sat out there.

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c
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Our waitress was the worst server ever!!! We never complain but it was over the top terrible. Never checked on us. Never refilled tea, came back soo late to ask for desert that we didn’t want anymore.

Too bad as we love the food there!!

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LW
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and excellent service. Our reservation was honored promptly. We were celebrating a birthday and the staff made it special.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had Sunday brunch on the patio with some friends and it was awesome. The food and service were great even though the restaurant was super busy. It was really crowded due to numerous large parties but not too noisy to bother us.
We ate family style and had a little of everything; chicken and donuts, brioche french toast logs, classic popover, cheddar biscuits, Mac n cheese... everything was wonderful. The hangover Bloody Mary was impressive and the Flowers and Champagne was nicely balanced. Will definitely be back for more.

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OC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The best thing great maple has going for them is the food. It was absolutely delicious. We had a party of 16 and it seemed that each person got a different dish so it definitely caters to those who love breakfast and lunch. Everyone was happy with their meal and even the delicious beignets and maple bacon donuts Great maple is known for.

I have to note that the host guy was rude and it was the first impression for some of us, so it ruined the experience a bit. I made reservations at least 3 weeks in advance and he didn't want to accommodate 2 babies in strollers (understandably) or high chairs. Additionally, the service was a bit disorganized with a couple of dishes coming out way later than the rest. I'm guessing the kitchen is a mad house with the number of guests they have to serve.

The waiters and maitre'd were excellent. Even though the restaurant was incredibly busy, they came to check on us often and were very very nice. In the end, I would recommend this place to others.

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never had dinner and dessert at the same time. Incredible!!! Fried chicken and maple bacon donuts.

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MH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Maple was very accommodating to our party of 6 who arrived at different times due to traffic. They were so kind to us even though we talked at the table for a couple hours. I loved the beachy vibes and I felt like I was on vacation! Excellent veggie choices! I can not wait to go back!

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PH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was too loud. We could not hear each other talk. Service was very slow. We had to keep asking for water. I was disappointed.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
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 on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and atmosphere and food

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LS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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SD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
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 on March 20, 2019
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 on March 19, 2019
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
7 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
6 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
17 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
15 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
4 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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