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.
Sea Scallop (New York)
Brown Butter, Chive, Espelette
Marcona Almond, Chocolate Ganache
Absinthe Panna Cotta
Excellent neighborhood restaurant - incredible food, drinks, and service. Each time we return, even when it's years between visits, we are always impressed by Maison Premiere.
Outstanding value during happy hour
I went under special pretenses.. I was supposed to take someone there but Those plans fell apart and I took someone else. The selection of food didn’t appeal to me, I’m not a seafood person. My partner enjoyed it though, which is what counts. She loved the oysters! And the drinks were great. It was very loud in there. Wasn’t in the greatest of spirits but made the best of it. I doubt I would return there for the fact that the food selection I was not feeling. But if you like seafood then this is the place for you.
This little place is like stepping back in time in France. We were greeted immediately and taken to a small booth in the back behind the bar. I had mentioned in the rez that it was my mom's bday and they had a handwritten card for her on the table and then brought champagne! Nice touch. The oysters were amazing, the hamachi was so fresh and the scallops in brown butter....OMG. Melted in your mouth. We also got the lobster rolls where were delicious and had so much lobster...worth the money. Our only thing was, being admitted wine snobs, we are spoiled in CA. So the wine selections which are predominantly French were probably very good, we stuggled to find a big enough cab to suit out taste. (To each their own, we could have gotten a cocktail if we really wanted). Either way, you MUST go here if you enjoy outstanding food and can appreciate a dimly lit little French hole-in-the-wall that isn't pretentious.
Perfect oyster date spot. Limited seating, so best enjoyed for a party of 2. Wide variety of oysters. Beautiful cocktails. A place that cares about quality.
We had a perfect lunch, perfect service and great ambiance, the food was excellent, did not find such a great place in New Orlean
Thaks for a magic experience
Sat at back bar for MardiGras with the boyfriend, had a great time.
I don’t know how Maison Premiere somehow makes every special occasion more special and more surprising! It’s always been perfect, but each time is more perfect than the last. I’ll steal Ryan’s quote, “It’s the dream you never want to wake up from!” So true!!! Thanks so much to Ryan, Emanuel, Emeline (sorry about the spelling, Michael, John’s bananas foster (!), and every one else who works so hard and so brilliantly and so lovingly to make Maison Premiere our favorite place!
We came for a drink and seafood. We were seated quickly at a cozy table. Our server was apt. The sommelier was knowledgeable and chose a great bottle of wine that we were really excited to enjoy. We had a wonderful time. This was our second visit, and I'm sure there will be a third!
Counter seats at the oyster bar - Great experience! Good food; great staff! Overall 10/10 will be back!
We came for oyster Happy Hour and what a fantastic experience. Oysters were delicious, also the scallop. But what was even more tasteful were the papardelle with a unique sauce of lobster with chili and safran, we ordered a second plate and I can even taste it now while writing about it. All in all with the wonderful French-New Orleans style atmosphere in dim light with friendly service this was a wonderful evening. We can only highly recommend it, thank you Maison Premiere, you really are!
Our company enjoyed everything!
Service wasn't the greatest but everyone was friendly.
What a great place works at every level great drinks, wonderful food and kind helpful and professional people. Always on my list of where to go in Brooklyn.
From Durham NC. Was recommended from Bar Virgile owner.
Amazing seafood, great experience. I miss this place already
Great oysters AND happy hour. Didn't realize it when we booked but we caught the tail end of it. Great place for a small group or romantic dinner. Cocktails were outstanding.
Our favorite dinning experience in the world ! each we go to NY we pencil an evening at Maison Premiere. The Absinthe colada is unique and the oysters are amazing.
And what the lobster roll... the best among the best :)
We had a lovely brunch at Maison Premiere. The food, the ambiance, the service, the drinks: all are top notch. Our party of four had one vegan eater, one vegetarian, one non-drinker and one meat lover and all of us found something on the menu that not only fit our dietary needs, but tasted delicious (& was plated beautifully, too). With all the good press it has received, I was afraid the restaurant would be one of those that tries a little too hard, but Maison Premiere doesn’t feel anything like that. There is a wonderful, easy vibe there. Highly recommend!
We were seated promptly for Sunday Brunch @ 3PM. We had some wonderful cocktails from an excellent bartender. I ordered a nice variety of seafood ( excellent oyster choices) for a starters. For the entree the Mrs had the dirty rice with eggs and I went with the wagging tartar. We finished with Canelé & Madeleines and Absinthe Panna Cotta (wow on both). Service was excellent and we were never rushed through this wonderful meal
Excellent service. A great place to go after work.
The ambiance was wonderful, the wait staff was wonderful and attentive. The oysters and clams were delicious. The other food was just ok, and a bit overpriced. I would recommend only coming here for cocktails and of course oysters.
Highly recommend this place! Great atmosphere! Wonderful food!
Good restaurant and great service. Food was very good.
In town to see my daughter, great meal! Oysters, scallops, beef tartare, lobster roll all excellent. I also enjoyed the Oyster Stout
Great experience. The oysters were phenomenal. The wait staff was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Always a pleasure to eat here. Staff is very attentive - they could check in just slightly less to avoid being intrusive. Food was stellar and ambiance was great whether you were on a date or just catching up with friends. Definitely on the go-to list when friends come to town!
Great place, but service can be a bit off sometimes.
We enjoyed our experience at Maison Premiere and our teenage daughter loved her lobster! Will definitely return and recommend.
Best oyster selection in NYC! Thanks for the amazing food and hospitality :)
Food was amazing. Very large oyster selection. Attentive staff.
Very nice food and atmosphere ! Oyster specialist but also nice brunch options
Maison Premier was my favorite dining experience on a two week holiday in New York. The cocktails were outstanding, a huge variety of oysters to choose from and they were all very fresh and well shucked. The ambience was perfect for a romantic evening. Staff was very friendly and very attentive.
Loved, loved, loved this bar. Super stylish cocktails from gorgeous bartenders
I am a local restaurant/hotel entrepreneur. I live in the neighborhood and your establishment is one that I have gone to for years and will continue to. Maison Premiere is where I go to when I’m alone to relax after a long intense week or show off to friends that are connoisseurs of food and drinks that have never been.
I understand how music adds to the ambiance of a restaurant but not to the hospitality. I choose my visits carefully according to the level of volume. As I mentioned, your restaurant stands out above the rest and I will continue to dine at 298 Bedford Ave but I wish my conversations were ones of less strain.
Loved everything about Maison Premiere and highly recommend it. The bar is fabulous - loved the vibe and watching the bartenders mix cocktails was mesmerizing. Had the King Cole Martini and wow! Will be back to have another. Food was spectacular and do not miss the oyster bar. Absolutely delicious East Coast oysters that I shared with my dining companion. The black bass was excellent and the coffee was the best coffee I have ever had!!! I was so blown away by it and have to find the beans to make at home. All in all, just a wonderful experience. Please hurry and go. Absinthe fountain was very cool to check out as well.
We had a late lunch/brunch it was wonderful everything from the service to the food to the ambience
Wonderful ambience, delightful surroundings and wonderful food.
Absolutely fantastic! When we visit New York we make sure to dine at Maison Premiere. Make sure you make a reservation and you should definitely try their Oyster happy hour!
We have been doing a special holiday celebration here every year. This time, the service was beyond slow & just generally abysmally. It took 29 mins for a server to acknowledge us and then 20 minutes to even get a drink. The food was delicious however it look forever for it to get to us. Then the restaurant GM had the nerve to trellis us he had people waiting on our table when the delay was on their end. Nuts! And the music was so loud, we could barely have a conversation. We will find another restaurant for oysters Ext year... it’s too bad because the food is yummy as are the cocktails
Maison Premiere is rated 4.7 stars by 525 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.