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About Ma Maison

After 10 years Pierrot has partnered with Chef Jacky Robert and is now Ma Maison! Escape to Paris with authentic French food, daily specials and a boutique wine list. Intimate and elegant ambiance combines with professional and friendly service. Bon Appetit!

272 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11am - 4pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday:4pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Anderson Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 725-8855

Website:
http://www.mamaisonboston.com/

Public Transit:
Charles MGH Stop accessible by the Red Line

Executive Chef:
Jacky Robert

Additional:
Beer, Wine

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Ma Maison Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (37)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Cozy (34)
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Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Romantic (30)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Casual (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Scenic View (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Was a great special occasion restaurant. I was surprised with the fixed menu, but I should have read up on that. $70 seemed a bit much for 3 courses.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Very French! Try escargo if you love garlic.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Pleasant atmosphere for conversation. Ambience is similar to that at Petit Robert Bistro.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant! Have never been disappointed with the food , service or charm!

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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Ma Maison is, hands down, the best restaurant I've ever been to. Every time I go I am delighted! It has excellent French food and a lovely ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First time to be here for my husband’s birthday! Food is so delicious. We feel so full after main course so we gave up dessert. Surprised by unexpected dessert from the waitress—chocolate mousse! Of course very delicious! Worth to come back next time!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Ma Maison is one of the most authentic French restaurants in Boston. The hostess is very pleasant, and the wait staff is very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant was comfortably warm on a cold night. The food is very delicious with many healthy options. Their Cassoulet topped with Duck Confit was the best I have ever had, and their pate is always very delicious. I love their Kir Royale cocktail, and their wine selections are very good and reasonably priced. It is comfortably informal, and a great restaurant for a date or special occasion or a weeknight dinner. The restaurant is small but comfortable. The desserts are typical delicious French desserts with a special Cream Brulee and Chocolate mousse, bien sur!
Truly a wonderful choice!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was delicious. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Nice atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great Service - Thanks - Need to order appropriately

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My daughter and I loved the food. We should not have sat near the door pretty drafty but a well placed space heater saved the day!

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food wasn't great. The steak was very salty and the fish didn't feel fresh. The onion soup was good.

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food3
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fabulous as always. Outstanding classical French cooking. Great service. Very nice environment. A hit 100% of the time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A little piece of France comes to Boston. Totally authentic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We have dined at MA Maison on several occasions and have always received excellent service and fantastic food. Unfortunately our last dining experience was marred by an adjacent party of 16 loud men who made conversation at our table almost impossible.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was delicious: the halibut was so yummy, our friend loved her sole...said it was the best she had had in years and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the beef wellington. We always enjoy Sam and the Chef's excellent cuisine.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We've been going to Ma Maison for years. Always excellent French food and attentive (but not hovering) service. It is a small, intimate restaurant where one can have a quiet, leisurely meal. Our waiter was very helpful and I appreciated his advice on how to order in light of my dietary restrictions. A lot of good reasons why we keep going back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Ma Maison is my favorite restaurant. They are always exquisite. Flavors are on point, as well as ambiance and service. The waiters are top notch, and they recognize me every time I come in. I recommend this restaurant to everyone who is looking for a lovely French dinner - or any meal for that reason. I recommend their duck especially!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good cozy and quite french bistro. Food was good and service was excellent. It has a nice ambience and overall atmosphere. I would go there again.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Four of us had dinner at Ma Maison on a bitter cold night. First impression was a welcoming, lively, little place, tastefully decorated for the holidays. It is drafty however, despite a heavy curtain at the door, so bring a shawl if that bothers you. Seating was cozy, cozy enough for us to hear our neighbor mansplaining "creme brulee" to his date, to our amusement. Service was efficient and friendly, which is always a relief to me at a French place. We enjoyed a creamy, well-flavored mushroom soup special, sprightly dressed beet and goat cheese salad, a briny lobster risotto with swordfish and steak and beef bouguigonne entrees. Plates are sparsely garnished; a handful of plain brussel sprouts, a small basket of frites, a single bland potato croquette. I had the magret de canard, which was a bit overdone and underseasoned, and garnished with less than juicy orange slices, as opposed to segments. Cutting the skin away and adding salt and pepper helped, but I don't like having to finish my dish at the table. Disappointments are bitter when entrees are $30 and a renowned chef is at the helm. Creme brulee and grand profiterole were satisfying enough to end with. All in all, it was a good dinner, and certainly worth a go if you are in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything we ordered was delicious, but the Grand Marnier souffle was simply out of this world. The room is very attractive and it's possible to have a conversation without raising your voice, a rarity these days. The wine list was not very long, but we found a perfect bottle on that list, which is all one can ask for. All in all, a terrific evening.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Romantic and Cozy atmosphere with a great selection of wine options. Creative French Culinary Cuisine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy
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food4
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was great, the food, the service.
Very cute French Bristo!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went on Christmas night for a great meal. The food was tasty!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Absolutely stellar Christmas Day menu and dining experience. We were in from out of town and chose Ma Madison from a fairly limited number of options open on the holiday. We were very impressed with the food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful food for Christmas Day. Portions were very reasonable. Very traditional French cooking but done with great care. The bread was divine! Very nice service, too.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

There for Christmas Dinner. Everything we had for fantastic. We both had escargot and butternut squash soup for our first two courses. The bread was fresh and delicious. I had dover sole and my husband had beef Wellington for our entree. Both were excellent. They were very accommodating since everything was cooked to order. When I asked about how much breading was on the dover sole, our waiter (who was fantastic) said they could make it any way I would like so I just left off the breading. We both had chocolate mouse and cappuccino for dessert - yummy! Throughout the meal we enjoyed a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape which was outstanding for $70.00. We just had a delightful time and will come back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

As always Ma Maison delivered with five stars! Even on a busy Christmas Day the staff was relaxed, helpful, and made you feel at home. The food was amazing, creative and comforting down to the last bite. Wine fabulous - our favorite Sancerre is always at the ready. Can’t say enough. Our very favorite restaurant in Boston.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Packed for Christmas, the service was still exceptional. The food is always authentic and excellent. One of my favorite places.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Been going here for years and have never been disappointed, my favorite Boston French bistro

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Enjoyed a pleasant dinner with good appetizers and entrees. Comfortable French cuisine.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent! The food, service, and ambience definitely place Ma Maison in the top echelon of Boston’s fine dining options.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Onion soup,smoked salmon,snails, duck I love it!
I’ll be back soon!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything was actually delicious, service was attentive!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We loved everything! Great ambiance! Great food! Good value. Next time I’ll bring my husband for dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Ambiance is great. Very cosy. Food quality has slipped a bit since our last visit. Venison was ok as was the halibut. The two best dishes are the onion soup and the duck.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I love Ma Maison!
Have been dining there for years, since it was Bistro Pierrot. The food and service are excellent and unfussy, very French. The wine choices are good, and can be good value, the ambience is terrific. This is a charming neighborhood restaurant, good for a celebration, a get together, a date, and I have even been there with small child who was extremely well taken care of.
HIghly recommended!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent menu; unhurried service; fine cooking; inviting environment

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Everything was expertly prepared and delicious. Kudos to the attentive and unobtrusive wait staff who served with panache. We went with friends and had a wonderful meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The cheese fondue with beef was wonderful, server was very helpful!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our first time dining at Ma Maison and it will not be the last. The Beef Wellington and Dover Sole was excellent, great wine and ambience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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