Maison Carlos

4.7
474 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
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.
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vipMarilynR
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maison Carlos always meets expectations in all dining aspects: food quality, service and ambiance. One of our 'top picks' for a great night out!!

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vipElleninny
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a great meal! Terrific service, and a warm atmosphere! Love those zucchini chips!

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vipkj1234
Miami
87 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place forgot how good it was. Can’t wait to go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We had a chicken Parmesan special. It came with salad, linguine and incredible rolls. We ended it with chocolate mousse which was also great. Great atmosphere and servers

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ownership

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, friendly staff, nice visit and will return.
Loved the artwork displayed

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CharlesR
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Maison Carlos is a small restaurant and Friday it was quite busy. The food was excellent. The appetizer and entrees were a bit slow to arrive but based on the fact that it was so busy I guess that should be expected.

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DanielP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a small Restuarant that peeked our curiosity. We have visited twice because the food was excellent. I eat well at home so when we go out it has to be better then home. Our waiter was a real gentleman, pardon me for not remembering his name, when you go you will know exactly what I mean. We have eaten in some of the finest Restuarant in NYC and South Florida, this is a gem.

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JohnW
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food fine. Service painfully slow. 1/2 hour plus between salad and entree with no unusual orders. Waiter laughed off complaint. Our first visit in two years. Probably won’t return. Really like Carlos, but,

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vipRebeccaH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have an amazing dining experience at Maison Carlos. The food, ambiance, and service is always amazing! We will always continue dining here :-)

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vipElleninny
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good food and service. We are regulars and greeted warmly.

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vipSueB
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our family loves Maison Carlos. The food is delicious and always arrives hot. The portions are generous and the service is friendly and efficient. If you like Vichyssoise, maison Carlos’ is among the best I have ever had.

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CharityG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss this hidden gem! Amazing fresh food that does not disappoint with great service!

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vipLimincello
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food and service were terrific- we keep coming back for more!

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CynK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal as usual! Excellent menu with lots of wonderful choices!

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vipLimincello
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good food - pleasant place- staff is very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around and a lovely environment to meet friends for a really lovely evening.

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vipMarilynR
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to return to one of our favorite dining spots and see people we've missed for too long!

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vipLimincello
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was excellent - enjoyed the service and the staff. Will return soon.

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vipLimincello
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

service food and atmosphere were all lovely- couldn't have been nicer- and we felt safe during this virus.

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vipLisaB
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu is varied. There is something for everyone. The service is very attentive. COVID-19 appropriate spacing. Staff wears masks.

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jmc1
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food and service. You can both see and sense they truly care. Cheese soufflé and pork tenderloin with habanero butter are both insanely good, just to name a few. Go and support this gem!

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vipLimincello
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent food and service- we always like to go there!

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Mary
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with excellent service. We have never had a bad meal.

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DouglasS
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all good. We appreciated the anniversary treat. thanks to all the staff.

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vipLimincello
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

really lovely- food and atmosphere couldn't be better- we keep coming back every week!

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LindaM
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic restaurant with great ambiance. Delicious food and outstanding service- This restaurant is a treasure!

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vipLevineS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

It was terrible. Four guest and no-one liked the food.

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SuzyJ
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy this restaurant, and the staff and owner

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JanJanow1
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and attentive service. The snails in a pail was quite a surprise. Usually I only get 6 snails when I order escargot and swimming in butter. This order was about 15!snails, no butter, but swimming in a delicious broth. Would definitely return

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vipMartin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fine . Enjoyed everything and expect to return

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vipAnnB
Miami
85 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great neighborhood restaurant! A little quiet at first while they were trying to get the music going, but once the music was on, the ambiance was perfect.

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vipLionelZ
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was not up to expectations. Was much better during past visits. Took long time for waiter to take order.

Chairs are not comfortable for sitting for long periods.

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Greg
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely, intimate setting with excellent food and service. Carlos watches over everything to ensure it's done right!

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SaraG
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is delightful - small, charming, unexpectedly so because it's in a modest building. The staff was all friendly and the offerings quite extensive, and the prices quite reasonable for the Palm Beach area. My only issue was that because I am vegan, there are not many offerings available to me. No plates of roasted vegetables or greens and beans. They did have a broccoli rabe pasta with sausage, so I asked if they would take out the sausage and make it mostly greens with just a little pasta, but it came out with the standard mix of 2/3rds pasta and 1/3 broccoli rabe. It was delicious but not the proportion I was hoping for. I hope one day they will have a more innovative vegan menu, with vegan sausage or a plate of roasted vegetables.

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vipNJGourmet
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Having eaten here on >10 prior evenings, we anticipated a very good--even excellent--experience. It was not to be.

We asked for a well-lit table, and our first table was tucked into an alcove that defied moving one's chair. We were moved to a not-well-lit table, and literally upon sitting down, the lighting in the entire restaurant was turned down. It was not a good start.

Cheese souffle was lumpy with unmelted cheese, dense, and without much flavor; I had had this souffle at this restaurant previously. (This was ultimately comp'd, which was a nice gesture.) Caesar salad was pedestrian. Marinated hanger steak was without much flavor, and while I expected it to be "firm," this was "tough." As a key lime pie fan, I was told it had been made that day. Maybe so, but freshly made key lime pie seldom has a soft, nearly soggy crust.

The service was very good, the wine we selected was as expected (very good), and a pleasant conversation with the folks at an adjacent table rescued the occasion as an evening out.

We have long said that only amateurs eat out on Sat. night, and we failed to follow our own advice.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most importantly - we all agreed we would go back again.

Our first time at the restaurant. We wanted a quiet restaurant so we could talk to our friends and Maison Carlos was quiet enough for my friends who are hard of hearing! It is a small restaurant and all the tables do get filled so make a reservation.

We all thought our food was great - I had the branzino fish special, my friends had the veal which was very tender and my other friend had the duck. The portions are just the right size.

The crowd was mainly well to do seniors, probably because it is not a big loud restaurant and the food is more sophisticated and no bar scene.

The waiter had a fun personality and took care of our requests. The owner was present the whole time and checked on our table.

There is a convenient parking lot right next to the restaurant.

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vipChooch
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this restaurant is consistently good and the service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always wonderful. That is why we keep going back

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DeborahR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can tell the food was freshly made. Everyone ordered something different and we all enjoyed are meals. Staff were engaging.

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Maison Carlos is rated 4.7 stars by 474 OpenTable diners.

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