Maison Premiere

4.8
401 reviews
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Seafood
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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8

Maison Premiere is the coolest place in Williamsburg to eat oysters and drink cocktails.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 401 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing first time!

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KA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place in the heart of Williamsburg. We absolutely loved the the vibe, the decor, and the service. Oyster connoisseurs will love their wide selection of oysters from all over North America. The drinks are great too. We will definitely come back!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love it here. This restaurant has a great vibe, really good lighting, great music and the service was impeccable.

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AD
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drink and service were all outstanding. The décor was so beautifully done - the thoughtful details were everywhere. I can't wait to return.

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a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and oysters

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, cocktails, service, and ambiance. A new favorite spot in a neighborhood full of terrific restaurants.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love MP. It’s one of the absolute best places in nyc

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers ALWAYS offer a superb experience here. What's in our glasses and on our plates ALWAYS makes us want to come back.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT
RYAN IS THE CONSUMMATE MANGER AND RAISES THE BAR FOR PROFESSIONALISM

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RC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These guys are the best, it was a special night for me and my girlfriend that was made even better by the very attentive staff and amazing food at Maison Premiere. I could not fault this venue at all and would definitely recommend it to anyone! Thank you so much!

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C
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

We sat at the back bar The guy opening the oysters was horrific he was in such a terrible mood slamming plates grunting banging utensils around that we were scared if we asked to be moved he might stab us. The poor girl working with him looked terrified it really spoilt our night.

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YB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Oysters are always great. The chowder was little too salty.

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LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Total power move. I was high on gumbo. And the drinks are amazing.

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MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best service ever. Well done everyone :)

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place. Old school charm. Outstanding oyster bar & cocktails. Excellent fish dishes.
Loved it.

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MJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great New Years eve, attentive waiters, good food and perfect atmosphere

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing oysters, lobster, and sea food selection.
Totally recommended.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite place in Brooklyn

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

カキのhappy hour最高でした!!

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H
London
102 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

牡蠣は美味しいですがほかのお皿は普通です、オイスターバーとして考えると間違いなしです。食事にはテーブルも狭くせせこましいく食べた気がしません

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I love this restaurant’s ambiance and concept and have been dining at Maison Premiere for 5-6 years. Unfortunately the service is extremely inconsistent from visit to visit and on this evening in particular it was horrible. We waited over 20 minutes for our cocktails. Our food, which was ordered after our cocktails, began arriving prior to our drinks. We were stuck drinking water with our oyster order. We eventually cancelled the bottle of wine we had ordered, as our meal was complete by the time the bottle arrived at the table.

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HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best cocktails and selection of oysters in a cozy setting

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional!! The ambiance, presentation of food excellent. Special touches that made my birthday dinner.

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SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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 .

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love my gf

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been in my life and I ve visited hundreds of places all over the world. Their oysters happy hour is the best: 13 kinds of oysters for 1-1.5$ each. We got them all. All are different and super fresh! The rest of the food is great too!

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r
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice spot for a Sunday brunch. The food, service, and ambiance were just what we wanted.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Visiting NYC

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B
Saarbrucken
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the Thanksgiving prefix but found the dessert lacking.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best NYC dining experience. Immaculate concept, service and food.

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a
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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r
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best bar in Brooklyn. An absolute must for cocktail fans.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just perfect on all fronts. Best absinthe bar in NYC. Maybe best bar in NYC, period.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always!! Perfect for a romantic brunch. Especially if you enjoy oysters...a must!!

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AA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

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.

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PS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The diver scallops and oysters were exquisite! As were the absinthe drips.

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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