Maison Premiere

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$31 to $50
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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.
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vipDianas
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding value during happy hour

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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Foodiemama
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Lydie69Kia64
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Georges masraff

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MichaelO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at back bar for MardiGras with the boyfriend, had a great time.

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vipDkaplan101
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ElanaG
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Counter seats at the oyster bar - Great experience! Good food; great staff! Overall 10/10 will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our company enjoyed everything!

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KevinH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Service wasn't the greatest but everyone was friendly.

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vipMichaelM
London
71 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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jackm
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Durham NC. Was recommended from Bar Virgile owner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood, great experience. I miss this place already

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SamS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BrunoT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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 :)

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VickyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipBigB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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StephenK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. A great place to go after work.

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AutumnH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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KseniaKrivor
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place! Great atmosphere! Wonderful food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good restaurant and great service. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In town to see my daughter, great meal! Oysters, scallops, beef tartare, lobster roll all excellent. I also enjoyed the Oyster Stout

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vipMaggieT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The oysters were phenomenal. The wait staff was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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MissTrini
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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BunnyRabbit
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great place, but service can be a bit off sometimes.

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Ginika
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience at Maison Premiere and our teenage daughter loved her lobster! Will definitely return and recommend.

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AlissaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oyster selection in NYC! Thanks for the amazing food and hospitality :)

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Hilary
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Very large oyster selection. Attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice food and atmosphere ! Oyster specialist but also nice brunch options

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EricG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAndrewM
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved, loved, loved this bar. Super stylish cocktails from gorgeous bartenders

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

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.

Best,Rebecca Borden

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vipJanice
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a late lunch/brunch it was wonderful everything from the service to the food to the ambience

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Londoner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, delightful surroundings and wonderful food.

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Ponchorocks
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipHenMo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

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

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