The intimate space contains a small dining room, a horse-shoe shaped cocktail bar, and special counter seating at the oyster bar. The full dinner menu is available at all areas of the space. In the summer, from June to September, the lush garden provides additional seating amidst an enchanted scenery.
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Take the L train to Bedford Ave (closest) or take the G train to Metropolitan Ave.
From the East River Ferry:
Get off at N 5th St in Williamsburg. Walk down N 5th and turn right on Bedford Avenue.
Monday, December 24th Open for Dinner
Open at 2pm | Kitchen is open until 11pm | Oysters served until 12am |
Bar until 2am
Tuesday, December 25th Open for Drinks and Oysters
Open at 2pm | Kitchen will be closed | Oysters available until 12am |
Bar until 2am
NEW YEAR’S EVE
Monday, December 31st Open for Dinner
Open at 4pm | Oysters served until 1am | Bar until 4am
Prix Fixe Menu seating at 6pm & 9pm | Cocktail Bar is open to walk-ins all night!
NEW YEAR’S DAY
Tuesday, January 1st Open for Lunch and Dinner
Open at 2pm | Kitchen is open until 11pm | Oysters served until 12am
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
We will be doing a prix fixe menu for dinner. We will have 2 seatings with the first seating 6pm being 4 courses at $125 and the second seating 9pm, 4 courses plus a glass of sparkling wine for $165.
$75.00 cancellation fee per person up to 48hrs before date
Monday, December 31, 2018
What Insiders Are Saying
Maison Premiere is the coolest place in Williamsburg to eat oysters and drink cocktails.
Sat at the bar which was perfect for an early dinner . Got the chefs choice oysters , lobster roll and sea bass . All excellent . Nice bartenders with no attitude. Beautiful room too - decorated for Xmas . You feel like your in a perfect small neighborhood secret .
Waitress had a ton of attitude for no reason. We order oysters which arrived relatively quickly. However when we discovered that we had 3 oysters missing the waitress insinuated that we were at fault. After speaking with the manager the issue was resolved but the entire situation left us with a bad taste in our mouths, despite the oysters being delicious and fresh. #losetheattitude
I love my gf
Nice spot for a Sunday brunch. The food, service, and ambiance were just what we wanted.
Maison premier is awesome. Amazing place have been there for several times. Last night all was perfect tough the service was not great (servers not knowing about oyster types, very long wait once seated before getting served etc) though experience is already great
We went for Thanksgiving dinner at Maison Premiere - not an obvious choice as this is first and foremost a raw bar with a limited number of tables for dinner seating. But it turned out perfect for the occasion. Great ambiance, very attentive and friendly staff and the set 3 course dinner was tasty and offered a choice also for those who don’t like turkey. The cocktails are to die for. We loved it and will come back for oysters next time.
Enjoyed the Thanksgiving prefix but found the dessert lacking.
Best NYC dining experience. Immaculate concept, service and food.
The oyster shucker spilt cocktail sauce all over my blouse and there was no apology or compensation from the staff.
Food was average
Overall a bit disappointed, don’t think there was great value for money.
Best bar in Brooklyn. An absolute must for cocktail fans.
Just perfect on all fronts. Best absinthe bar in NYC. Maybe best bar in NYC, period.
Awesome as always!! Perfect for a romantic brunch. Especially if you enjoy oysters...a must!!
Very beautiful setting, we were really excited when we came in/ sat down, really nice waiters, however the quality of the food was really really bad (lobster smelled of ammonia and the some kind of fish stew was not refined at all, level of a school kitchen). Nice wine cart. Overall way to expensive for such low level of food quality.
The diver scallops and oysters were exquisite! As were the absinthe drips.
Friendly and accommodating Host, Server, and Bartend, from start to finish. The selection and freshness of the oysters were impeccable. The warmth of the vintage candle lit french chateau interior was perfect for our 10th anniversary. The cocktails were superbly designed and executed, and we loved the pink stone bar top we sat at. This place and our experience was sexy n delicious.
I love MP. Such a transporting environment when you step through that threshold from Bedford Ave... serene... welcoming... very quality conscious!! We enjoy the oyster happy hour... it’s tough to reserve at different times during the week, but always worth it.
Amazing seafood!!!! Lobster, oysters clams and shrimp were beautiful. Great staff and great vibe
Great raw bar.The oysters are amazing.But very limited entrees and sides.Inside space very noisy.Loved the garden
Food was delicious and restaurant lovely but waiter was not nice and very slow. Everything seemed like a hassle and took 3 hours for a few dishes. He wasn’t friendly and never smiled and didn’t suggest more food when we mentioned we were we were still hungry.
We had a very relaxing dinner on the back patio. The oysters were very fresh as was the Dungeness crab. A good selection of French whites rounded out the menu for our experience.
We dined at Madison Premiere on a Saturday evening for my spouse’s birthday celebration. We have eaten at the restaurant before. The food was excellent, especially the oysters, and the presentation flawless. The music was jazz and blues, appropriate for the restaurant’s theme, but was very loud and interfered with our experience. The service was poor. We even bused our own table to clear the table of stacked dishes that were piling up. Certainly not what we had expected from our previous experience.
Everything was great but was somewhat disappointed with the food menu. I know the focus is cocktails and oysters but the food menu felt very limited- to the point where we just ordered cocktails and oysters and went somewhere else to eat dinner.
1st time here and what a great restaurant! Romantic and cozy. Great food and drinks! Will def come back!
Fantastic, personal service. Don't miss the martinis mixed table side! There's an intimate feeling to this restaurant, as if you've stumbled on a secret. Delicious seafood and well-informed staff.
The food was good, but I was expecting exceptional and didn't live up to that. The oysters we tasted were regular, which was a bit disappointing, as we went for that. They were however fresh. The ambience was nice and romantic. The staff was inattentive and we waited forever for each order, which made our dinner for two last almost 2 hours... I did get a special card for my birthday and a comp dessert, which was nice.
Great brunch option in Williamsburg. Outdoor patio was really nice - request to sit out there if the weather is nice. Cocktails were amazing! A bit pricey but fun
Was moved to tears at tableside Sazerac service. IT WAS THAT GOOD! An amazing experience, one I will hold dear for all my days!
...staff and servers are all very friendly, bright, and well-informed, and from oysters to entrees to dessert and coffee, everything was truly perfect...
Waitstaff was top notch and the ambience is carefully preserved. Relaxing environment planned and executed to perfection by an extremely professional and courteous staff.
Maison Premiere was an outstanding experience. The courtyard and inside restaurant we’re both beautiful and so comfortable. Loved every second of the experience.
The food wasn't something I'm used to, but trying something new is always a good thing.
Romantic outdoor garden setting for dinner a deux. Attentive, but not intrusive service. Food was fresh and delicious, without being pretentious. Fabulous cocktails. Perfect date night.
Had oysters and other raw bar items. Items on menu range from extravagant to down to earth. All good. Staff is very attentive but also not cloying. They were authentically interested in helping us choose what was best for us, listening to our needs and requests and coming back quickly from the kitchen with information updates etc.
They do not rush you here, you can sit and eat and chat for as long as you like. Food was very fresh and well done. Everything we had was delicious and the ambiance had something for everyone. Other diners attending were families out to dinner, new dates and old dates, business groups and tourists. It was a good mix but each table felt private and well attended.
Our table included a celiac and someone with severe nut and shellfish allergies. We all did fine and were happy with the meal!
Oysters and bartender are great.
No A/C so want to go back in fall or winter. Too hot. Oysters were great and crudo. Had Gumbo and it was OK but needed to eat. Bartenders are awesome!!! But they charge for bread and it’s not great bread.
Bill was $433 plus tip and had to go eat somewhere else.
Everything is perfect about this restaurant! I can’t believe someone would give this place less than 5 stars. Our server, Paris, was so nice and funny! She took the time to explain the menu and the service was really quick. The food was amazing! Try the beef tartare, it’s divine. The oysters were all fresh and good. We will come back for sure for our next NYC trip!
Killer wine selection. So happy their shellfsh towers are available at brunch.
Just gorgeous. The best cocktails I've had in a long time, and absolutely the best dessert (the cheesecake, oh my god. And the absinthe panna cotta, wow.) The half-lobster didn't have a ton of meat in it for $27, but that's what you get. Worth it for the ambiance alone, but everything was delicious and the service was attentive and outstanding.
The service is consistently good, courteous professional and very friendly!!!!! Romantic spot for sure but also good for get togethers and or just hang out.
Amazing service and had a great time! Never a disappointment when I come here