Ma Maison

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$30 and under
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French
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!
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BB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. Such an inviting staff that elevates the entire experience. We have 10 month baby and they couldn’t have been nicer about it. Emily brought him things to keep him entertained and was so pleasant the entire time. The food is tender and full of flavor. The chef makes each course, from the escargot to the soufflé, a celebration of fine French cuisine.

PL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there - excellent cuisine and attentive service.

t
New England
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My friend and I very much enjoyed our lunch. Our food (moules marinieres and an omelette) was very good and fresh, our server very accommodating, the ambience warm and cozy – very much like an old, small French brasserie – and the level of noise very low. My main complaint is that none of the online menus, including the one posted on Ma Maison's website, accurately reflect the food choices and, particularly, the prices, which have gone WAY up. Though I would definitely recommend this restaurant, I'd suggest calling in advance to confirm whether online menu items one might look forward to ordering are on the current menu.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my Birthday dinner at Ma Maison. The food and service were outstanding. I had a great time

MJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful... and authentic!

n
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Although we live in the area, we had not been to Ma Maison for brunch. We met some friends there and enjoyed a great selection of delicious food. Service was fantastic and best of all, we were not rushed out the door as soon as we finished.

BC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect combination of delicious French food, reasonable prices, lovely room and excellent service! The lobster bisque was a revelation! An oasis of calm for a delightful lunch.

s
New England
189 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always delicious! Some of the wait staff are better than others. The one this time was not very good. Love the steak frites and salmon.

CD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck was excellent. As always well served and a complete delight

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered some drinks, the foie gras, and the squash soup which were all very good. Service was great throughout the meal, and the Grand Marnier soufflé is always a show stopper!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of my favorite restaurants in Boston! The food, service, ambiance are perfect and very consistent. This is a very special place!

DB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A nice little French restaurant with traditional offerings, well prepared and presented. The space is small and cozy, perhaps a bit scrunched if you like your elbow room or you are a large person. The service was very good and friendly and prompt.
On the critical side, as one reviewer pointed out, if you sit near the front door (which we did) you will get rather constant blasts of cold air in the winter, despite the efforts to block this with a curtain—it is what it is, but try to sit further inside if this might annoy you.
All and all, my wife and I gave it a qualified thumbs up, mostly because we like to have French food from time to time, and this fit the bill. Most reviewers have rated this restaurant as outstanding, and perhaps for Boston this might be a true—but its really just a nice French restaurant if you've actually been to France, and its not particularly cheap.
We got the priced fixed menu for two, which ran us $189 with just 1 glass of wine a piece. For that kind of money, we are not rushing back, but its a lovely place to splurge once or twice a year.

AM
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This lovely restaurant is beyond amazing. Atmosphere, quality, service is superlative in every way.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ma Maison is an all-around wonderful restaurant. The staff is incredibly welcoming and attentive. The food is phenomenal, and the ambiance is relaxing and warm. It’s a quaint hidden gem that is a must-do in Boston. I will be coming back every time I’m in town! Absolutely lovely experience.

RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner in a beautiful environment w impeccable service.

S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service as always. Accommodated special dietary and drinks requests with a smile.

RM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have dined at Ma Maison many times and it has always been a wonderful experience. However, this last visit, shortly after Christmas was not up to their usual high standards. The wonderful chicken dish, Chicken Thigh Coq Au Vin only had two legs and not the wonderful thigh that is typical of the dish. I asked the waitress (who I have not seen previous visits) about this and she said it always comes with two legs. I wonder why it is called Chicken Thigh Coq Au Vin then?
They also did not have several of their desserts. In all fairness, it was during the busy holiday season and they likely ran out of certain ingredients.
This place is a gem and I will certainly return but my last experience was disappointing.

RL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fantastic holiday meal was enjoyed by myself and my family. Fantastic food, great service, and great value.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Ma Maison on Christmas Eve after Boston Pops Christmas Concert. Wonderful restaurant with outstanding food and Paris cafe feel!

W
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a wonderful ‘neighborhood’ spot that has great food and ambiance

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are lucky that Ma Maison happens to be our neighborhood restaurant. We love it for lunch and dinner.

SS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hits the spot for a great, classic French meal.

YZ
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food items are delicious! The duck breast and smoked salmon were the best I've had so far. For my birthday, the restaurant kindly gave each of us a little cocktail ma maison. Highly recommend if you're looking for a French restaurant in Boston.

J
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It was cold !! Every time the door opened a blast of cold air came into the room. The noise level was so high that you ended up yelling across the table to your partner. The French Onion soup was fine. The
lamb chops were fatty and the scalloped potatoes had a crust which was undercooked .

TH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Sam the manager made our dinner feel like a special occasion. And the staff too. I feel always at home at Ma Maison. Highly recommended.

B
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I give 5 stars in all categories. The one thing that I would comment on is regarding the fries. Several times previously (a year or so ago) when I went for lunch, the fries were far superior than those they serve now. The fries now are thinner and more ordinary, whereas the previous fries were slightly thicker with an amazing crispy outer texture and more creamy interior - the best I had ever had! I definitely miss those fries, however this is a minor since they are only an accompaniment to the main dish.

FD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Biston cuisine. Better than many in Paris.

DW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

So much depends on what’s happening around you on an evening like this - sometimes it’s not necessarily the restaurant itself but rather the other customers in proximity to you. This was our issue the other night when we were seated too close to a couple who had some very strong (and differing) opinions on certain religious groups and cultures. It was remarkably full-throated and astoundingly offensive. And we were on a date.

The food was good although there was only one vegetarian option for my wife. I get it, I should have looked at the menu in advance. That was my bad. But the veggie offering was a little weak. The restaurant is good enough that it should have offered a creative vegetarian option. It was only ok.

The wine was terrific. The salads great. The server was perfect. Just the right amount of there and not there.

All in all I would recommend. But beware. It’s a very small space and the tables are close. You may be on a date but you won’t be alone.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

JT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in an intimate atmosphere. The menu had plenty of French specialty options and our meals were delicious. The wine was also very good :) We will be back again!

E
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was quite noisy. My main complaint was that they had already sold out of certain entrees as such they were not available. We choose this French restaurent on the basis of the presence of the entree. Our waitstaff sluffed it off and told me to order the coq au vin.

BC
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding gem. You would believe your in a restaurant in France. Love it. Very friendly and helpful staff. Superb food good quality wine list very fairly priced. Don’t miss this place.

MP
New England
48 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The soup was superb, the waitress (from Dijon) was excellent, friendly and really made us feel welcomed, and was a credit to the restaurant. The coq au vin was a little dry. The salmon main course was too much salmon, not enough ratatouille. The wine was good as was the tatin.

S
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great time and the food was delicious and the service was excellent. It would be even more enjoyable if it was warmer in the room by the door, especially on a cold evening. A second door would make a huge difference. If possible

S
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good food. Very accommodating for late arrival due to traffic. Sat by the door which was quite cold. Nice bottle of wine at a reasonable price. Can you build a little entryway outside to avoid blasts of cold air?

W
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good Onion soup, Escargots could use more garlic (I'm a garlic lover).

JW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Might be better on on another night. A very big party dominated the restaurant and certainly ruined the atmosphere, service and probably compromised the food quality. We we were looking forward to a nice meal ( we enjoyed the other related restaurants in the past), but it was a sad experience.

LF
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had an excellent dinner on Tuesday, December 10th. The place was crowded & very noisy, rather like an old-fashioned French neighborhood restaurant. The menu was varied and superb. I missed the sweet-breads (Wed.) but plan to order them next trip to Boston. Venison medallions SUPERB!! Interesting endive-pear salad w. brie (not ripe enough). Tarte Tatin (w. REAL crème fraiche!!) was just the right combination of sweet & tart, not over-cooked or mushy. Eagerly looking forward to next visit!! Thank you for a Most Memorable Meal [MMM].

Lance & Anne Funderburk Scarborough, Maine 12-14-19

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, attentive service. Excellent food!

MB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was not exceptional. When I arrived and my parents were sitting, it took 10 mins before I could understand which waiter would be serving us. This is not a good look. I don't know if they were short staffed but the host offered to start us off with drinks..very weird. Once I told the waiter, I don't drink alcohol, he stayed away more than I would like..I didn't like that I had to take an early reservation but we ate until 8 pm..they should have let us arrive later since they specifically did not give me the table I asked for in my reservation..the food was good but service could have been better. I saw other table be attended to hand and foot...

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