Maison Carlos

4.7
332 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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Maison Carlos is a continental restaurant with an emphasis on French and Italian cuisine. Carlos and Lanie Farias opened Maison Carlos in December of 2002. After seven years on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, the couple made the decision to move their establishment a couple miles south to the El Cid neighborhood. They wanted a smaller restaurant with more of a neighborhood vibe. The new space has only eleven tables and is open for dinner only. Carlos is there every night, seating people, taking orders and is very hands on. Being open only for dinner Carlos spends his days shopping for the restaurant, selecting only the freshest ingredients.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(561) 659-6524
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Parking details
There is parking available on the street as well as a private lot.
Additional
Corkage Fee
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332 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
82%
Very Good
9%
Good
6%
Fair
0%
Poor
3%
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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JW
Miami
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful gracious dining😀

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M
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful quiet evening with great food- I had Warm goat cheese salad with roasted tomatoes followed by a seafood risotto crowned with delicious shrimp. I love the key lime pie- a special family recipe. The service was impeccable!
Also loved the zucchini chips brought to the table before the meal began- fresh and crispy. Altogether a lovely evening. Thank you!

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E
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely family dinner on Friday night, everything was perfect and the service is always outstanding, we love having this restaurant in the neighborhood.

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IB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent service, great ambiance all make Maison Carlos a first-rate dining experience! Looking forward to returning soon!

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LR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! The food is superb and the staff goes out the extra mile. Thanks and see you soon.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to take our “snow bird” friends, who are returning to the north, out for a special dinner. It was special in every way.
The service was impeccable and the food extraordinary. My arugula salad and bucket of snails was perfect with bread for dipping. My husband indulged in shrimp and risotto, he said, “ this will be our new” go to.” Our friends loved their salmon too!
I must mention the mousse and flowers chocolate with vanilla ice cream , was a perfect send off.

Put this restsurant on your summer list as they just started their specials!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of food is always excellent and the service can’t be beat! We always take our out of town guests here!

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AS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party of five had a very good time- well served, well fed, pleasant ambience. A favorite of mine.

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g
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, attentive service, tasty menu

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B
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and the owner and wait staff are terrific...the zucchini chips are awesome.

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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding cuisine. Friendly staff and chef/owner

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L
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around

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PW
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patron Carlos was amazing, very friendly and had good wine recomendations. Food was excellent.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We have gone there many times. This night onion soup over salty, pasta special tasteless and fish special so so. Maybe different chef? They did deduct soup from bill when we notified them of problem. Hope this was a one time aberration. We always enjoyed this place

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P
New England
44 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Pizza hard like cardboard and cold; 90% crust that cracked in half, like a cracker.
Burger not as ordered.
Deviled eggs way too salty.
Waiter snotty and constantly interrupted our conversation.
Waiters were constantly pushing wine and bottled water, to all the tables. They must have asked us 15 times, if we want more wine. We eventually had to tell them to leave the bottled water alone. It was obvious they are told to push the beverages, to rake in more profit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant staff & room

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice experience

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Carlos and crew awesome food charm ambiance thank you Carlos and Galendo!!!

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AK
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maison Carlos is a quaint, but vibrant scene. It was full of laughter and conversation. It is a small restaurant, but there were several tables of 4-6. It seemed to be lots of groups of friends and a few couples. I'm not sure a group bigger than 6 could fit in there. The wine selections were great and the food was excellent. We enjoyed the entire experience.

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a
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The Vichyssoise and the Onion Soups are to die for; the service not so much. If you want great Vichyssoise or Onion soup then this is the place to go. After that the food is OK.

The service, on the other hand, could be a lot better. When I made the reservation I mentioned that my party and I were going to the Kravis Center for a show. I repeated this to the waiter when we were seated. It took 20 to 25 minutes to get our appetizers and another 20 minute wait for the entree after finishing the first course. In the end, we had no time for dessert. It was very disappointing. I would go again but not before a show.

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j
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good

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MR
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always wonderful! Food and staff exceed all expectations!

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JC
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time here. Nice food, some dishes a bit better than others, but overall quite good. It was Valentines Day and very busy. Service could have been a bit more attentive, and time to get food was a bit long, but it was a busy holiday time.
We will try it again on a non holiday time. All in all a nice experience.

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TA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great and the service was excellent, very friendly. It's a small intimate restaurant, quiet enough for you to have a conversation. Prices were reasonable but not inexpensive. We would definitely go back

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OT
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maison Carlos is our “go to” restaurant. It is a warm, friendly white tablecloth restaurant with good food. The plate of delicious zucchini chips served at each table is a special touch.

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L
Detroit
53 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We received a warm welcome and were happy to be at Chez Carlos from then on. Menu not huge but satisfying... Waiter was great..cheerful and efficient.

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J
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Because we had enjoyed this restaurant in the past we invited 4 friends to join us for dinner on a Saturday evening. The food was salty. The portions were very small and we felt overpriced.

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C
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The experience was very nice. Atmosphere was lovely and peaceful. Menu was varied and food was delicious. Service was efficient and friendly.
Lovely evening.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great experience when eating at Maison Carlos. Every dish I have had there is delicious! The staff as always is great and the ambiance is wonderful. Love eating here, one of my favorite restaurants in downtown West Palm Beach!

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IM
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Super service. Carlos is a great restaurateur. His staff while small is very efficient.
Hidden Gem on Dixie Highway.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All good..It is always a pleasant experience.. Food consistently good.

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K
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adorable restaurant! Excellent food and great ambiance. Adorable, small and quaint.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maison Carlos is a small, comfortable restaurant with an interesting menu. The food was excellent food.

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l
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints!!! The food is consistently innovative and delicious. Carlos is an outstanding host and the wait staff is wonderful. It's been one of our favorites for a long time and will continue to be. A MUST TRY!!!

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P
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We loved the atmosphere, very comfortable and quiet. Good service. Civilized people. My husband had a pork tenderloin that was very flavorful but definitely overcooked. There was a blob a thick dressing on his salad. It was not tossed. And who ever hear of the French using one of those thick disgusting dressings! My salad did have a nice, flavorful, thin dressing on it and it was tossed. However, several leaves of lettuce had no dressing on them. My risotto tasted like it was made with Velveeta.

Our friends did not go with us because they had been there several times and said the food was very spotty - OK sometimes and bad other times.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

As always was great in every way. The veal in particular is outstanding. A wonderful place to go for a casual dinner that has overtones of cooking far superior than most other restaurants.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maison Carlos is a hidden gem in WPB. In a non descript storefront along Dixie Highway it is easy to miss if you aren’t paying attention. If you are paying attention you will be rewarded by an outstanding dining experience beginning with a warm welcome from Carlos and continuing with a compact menu that offers wonderful dishes across the board. Everyone will find something to love from pizza to veal and my personal favorite, linguini with spicy meatballs, pure perfection. Prices are reasonable and you can bring your own wine if you so desire.

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F
Grand Rapids
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, warm and quiet ambiance,
innovative menu. We always enjoy dining here. We can always count on a delicious dinner and memorable evening. Highly recommend.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent for quality food, service and friendly atmosphere!!

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d
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food in a comfortable setting. The service was excellent and all four of us enjoyed our food even though we all had different salads and entrees.

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