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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.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Serving parties of 10 to 200 guests, we will recreate our oyster bar in your home. Please email us for further details. email@example.com
Street parking is available.
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.
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:
Sunday, December 24th Open for Brunch and Dinner
Open at 11am | Kitchen is open until 11pm | Oysters served until 12am |
Bar until 2am
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
Maison Premiere Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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