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About Maison Premiere

Maison Premiere serves a daily list of over 30 varieties of oysters along with an American seafood menu. Dishes include sea urchin, fresh crudo, and a selection of shared plates and entrees. The award-winning cocktail menu takes original inspiration from classic cocktails and re-imagines them as innovative, thoughtful expressions. Inspired by New York hotel lobbies of bygone days, afternoons of leisure in Parisian cafes, and the charm of New Orleans’ Olde Absinthe House, Maison Premiere offers a truly unique dining experience.

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.

298 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Hours: Monday - Friday: 2pm - 4:00pm


Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm


Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Grand

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(347) 335-0446

Website:
http://maisonpremiere.com/

Catering:
Serving parties of 10 to 200 guests, we will recreate our oyster bar in your home. Please email us for further details. oystercatering@maisonpremiere.com

Parking Details:
Street parking is available.

Public Transit:
From the Subway:
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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Holiday Hours:

CHRISTMAS EVE
Sunday, December 24th Open for Brunch and Dinner
Open at 11am | Kitchen is open until 11pm | Oysters served until 12am |
Bar until 2am

CHRISTMAS DAY
Monday, December 25th Open for Drinks and Oysters
Open at 4pm | Kitchen will be closed | Oysters available until 12am |
Bar until 2am

NEW YEAR’S EVE
Sunday, December 31st Open for Brunch and Dinner
Brunch from 11am-3pm | 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
Monday, January 1st Open for Lunch and Dinner
Open at 2pm | Kitchen is open until 11pm | Oysters served until 12am

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Reservations are for the PRIX FIXE menu at $125 or $165 per person depending on the time of your booking. Seating for 2 to 3 guests includes the oyster bar, tables in the dining room and bar area, and a communal table. We will do our best to accommodate your preference. Reservation times may vary.

Maison Premiere Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (26)
Good for a Date (24)
Cozy (21)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
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Fit for Foodies (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Special Occasion (11)
Fun (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Tapas (4)
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Great Beer (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was stupendous.. The music was great... Lighting. Food was outstanding and service was fantastic. A slow pace (which is what I like) very cool very chill place. My boyfriend enjoyed his birthday very much!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food ambiance and service was so great! Fell in love with this place. The cod and bread and butter are perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

this is my favorite place in brooklyn, if not the world!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing atmosphere, good service and great cocktail. A travel back in time that is definitely worth it. Special mention to the oysters!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic experience: we had oysters, sea urchins and lobster. Cheesecake dessert as well. Everything was very fresh and tasty. Great cocktails, very creative!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

They may have lost our order as it took from -12:20 pm to 1:15 on to receive our food.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love love coming here every time I’m in brooklyn! Such a special little place you’re automatically transported to a 30s New Orleans feeeeeel

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Friends visiting from Iowa. Lovely experience.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The restaurant is super cute, but the food wasn't as great as other places. The crab was very bland , when we told the server....She simply said, "sorry about that"
I guess I felt there should have been a little more caring.
The bill for 2 people (one adult and one kid of 15) was $300, not bad, but for the amount of money and the lack of spark in the food, we will not be back. No real bang for your buck! Service was very Friendly, and the atmosphere was cute!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Once we got past the warm Cava, which was quickly remedied, everything was perfect!!

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We were going to a concert at Music Hall of Williamsburg and wanted a place that was closeby. My son recommended this place because he used to live near it. We all enjoyed it immensely. The only unusual thing was that we had 4 different servers. I found that to be different from other restaurants; however, the food was very good, there was a vast selection of wine, beer and cocktails, and the atmosphere was really cozy. I will definitely recommend the place and will go back there.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

One of the best restaurant I have ever been in.
Old fashion scene, very good service, ameizig cocktails, and the sea food was Outstanding.
If you come to New York don't miss it.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My partner and I went to celebrate choosing our wedding rings and it was a perfect celebratory lunch! The happy hour oysters were amazing and the food and cocktails were perfection. Impeccable attentive service. I only wish we’d gotten to sit outside in the beautiful outdoor space!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I would recommend this restaurant for their oysters, and oysters and oysters. Great variety, delicious and so fresh. I did not think much of the other dishes. I sat in the back garden, it was very pleasant. Inside it was very, very noisy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have been to Maison Premiere many times, but this is the first time we sat at a table instead of the bar. There is no comparison. The bar is the place to sit. The attention of the bartenders to the details of your meal and cocktails is always outstanding. And the vibe is always fun and interesting. Table service was not great. First off, I normally am not bothered by this, but our server was inappropriately dressed. She was basically wearing lingerie and breasts way too exposed for a classy place like Maison Premiere. I get it that its Williamsburg, but really it was not dignified. The service was very casual and intermittent. Often, we had to ask someone to get her to order another cocktail or food item. We will sit at the bar for sure next time again. Oysters were delicious and the variety to choose from was great. The Hamachi crudo, outstanding. Short Rib with polenta delicious! I had the Izzarra Violette cocktail this time x2 and the Sherry Cobbler. Fantastic and interesting well crafted cocktails we look forward to at MP.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent oysters. I will definitely return for more.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A great afternoon enjoying the garden the wine the oysters the weather and the peace and quite.

Wonderful experience I will return soon.

Mark and Amir are gracious hosts.

Thank you, patrick

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We sat in the garden on a warm Sunday evening, drinking great cocktails with some oysters and lobster. Perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very charming place, loved to be there!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Good service, love the ambiance. I recommend anyone to check out the garden seating in back.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very expensive for food that is barely prepared, it's just seafood over ice. The coctails and other drinks were indeed very good, but didn't make up for slow service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Oh my! This restaurant was totally amaizing! From the oysters to the dessert! Simply mind blowing flavousr in a great enviroment! I was celebrating my 10y wedding anniversary and was absolutelly pleased! Please dont miss the cheese cake of this place, one of the best desserts in my life!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food, service, ambiance, and MUSIC -- all blues and swing jazz.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Best martini. The king Cole with caviar

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food was excellent and the wine was really beautiful so no problems there. Apart from that, the experience was pretty lousy. I feel we had the worst table in the restaurant. Every person walking by managed to bump into us. It was very dark in the restaurant and the font on the menu is minuscule. I wasn't certain what I was ordering at times. Service was slow. I wouldn't say the servers were outright rude but they were pretty inattentive. It was difficult to get any persons attention. Yes, they were busy but there was plenty of staff around and for a place that is always busy, I cannot believe it caught them by surprise. We spoke with a person who was supposed to be the manager about our concerns and apart from a quick apology, I really felt like he thought we were complaining for no reason. We will not bother with this restaurant again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I've had this restaurant on my list for about three years and decided to make reservations on OpenTable for my grandmother's birthday. When we arrived, the hostess wished my grandmother a happy birthday and directed us to our table that had a hand-written note on Maison Premiere stationary that said, "Happy birthday to you from Maison Premiere." It was really sweet. We sat in the backyard area, which is gorgeous with the garden and pergola with vegetation intertwined. Our waitress was pleasant; however, she was waiting on what seemed all the tables in the back which made our service delayed.

Their drink menu is extensive with a large front and back menu for bottled and by-the-glass wine selections; cocktail and beer menu; and a absinthe cocktail and absinthe drip menu. I chose the Chrysanthemum Absinthe cocktail and it was really good (so I ordered another...needless to say, I was feeling good by the end of the night). For an "appetizer", we ordered warm olives and cod brandade plates and the daily chef's selection of a dozen oysters. The servers were all very professional and described each dish's ingredients and how it was made. It was really cool. For dinner, we both ordered the main lobster roll which was one of the best I've had. It came with a side of rosemary chips, which were equally delicious. We didn't order dessert, but they served my grandmother a passion fruit panna cotta shooter with a candle for her birthday. That was also really great!

All-in-all, I had a really great time and glad I chose to bring my grandmother there for her birthday. She loved all of the food (which means a lot, she's very critical of restaurants). So needless to say, it's grandmother approved! It's a bit on the pricey side, but worth it. I will go there again--most likely for another special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Went for a birthday celebration and the restaurant did everything to go out of the way to make the occasion! The service was excellent and I will definitely be going back. We had an incredible raw tower and the best cheesecake I've ever had.

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Loved everything about the place. Loved my Bloody Mary with a little twist. Loved the French inspired backyard. Loved it all. Must say though, maybe its because it was a Sunday night, but the variety of oysters was pretty limited. Other than that, highly recommend this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We spent a lovely and long evening in the bucolic garden. We were seated immediately. We had several absinthe cocktails that were very creative. We had a whole lot of delicious oysters, the bread and butter, the whole steamed lobster with potatoes and corn and the cheesecake. We really enjoyed all the food. Only a few suggestions: service needs a little fine tuning-we had to ask for our bread twice and waited a long time for the wine we ordered with our main course. It's expensive but it was a special occasion. Overall, we were impressed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I absolutely loved my experience here. Right off of the bat the staff was amazing, attentive, and very calm - something quite hard to come by in New York city restaurants. I never felt rushed at all, and I enjoyed my oysters and absinthe cocktails very much. I am definitely coming out to Brooklyn just for this again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Oyster selection was great. Wine collection was great apart from the fact that there was no sommelier so they didn't really know what to recommend. The service was poor and apathetic. Wouldn't rush back.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent! I'd requested for a table in the garden to celebrate on a Friday night. They made it possible with a personal message too. Service was great and ambience is always a plus!

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Absolutely wonderful little restaurant that I found in a little book listing people's choices of various places to go and activities to do in New York. Garden area was magical. Staff very friendly and helpful. Oysters Rockefeller .... to die for .

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great diner. Excellent wine and seafood. we were seated in the garden. So charming . Service was a bit long.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great oysters and clams...
Poached eggs with caviar and lobster roll on the brunch menu were both excellent...
Staff is charming and tries to please...
Kitchen can be a little slow but it is definitely worth waiting for everything.

Will definitely return often.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Lovely. Just lovely. Went here for our anniversary. It never disappoints. We sat out on the patio. It was the perfect way to spend a warm summer evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Awesome food. Terrible service: I've never been treated so bad in a restaurant in my life.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Everything is great from service to cocktails to food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

What a great find! A beautiful garden patio hidden in Brooklyn. Oysters are a must!

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The large selection of oysters was absolutely wonderful. The drinks were great.
The setting of the restaurant is very vintage and charming.

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