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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (36)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Romantic (27)
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Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Cozy (17)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Business Meals (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Casual (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Very attentive and polite service. Food was oh so delicious! A great place for lunch and dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Oysters were great as a starter. Service too intense with Chinese waitress at hand at every turn filling our wine glasses and collecting plates while we were still chewing. Noise levels acceptable when the bookings phone wasn’t ringing throughout the restaurant. Food good but overpriced.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Warm and cozy dinner or lunch spot. Delicious entres. Relaxed non-hurried atmosphere with modern French decor.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

A wonderful French casual spot with fine cuisine in Beacon Hills. Legendary Chef Jacky Robert, former owner of petit Robert bistro, pay tribute To French Gastronomy.
When you dine to Ma Maison, it s like flying To Paris. All french classics are outstanding. Incredible country pate, the best cheesy onion soup ever, the authentic beef bourguignon, the unique tripes provencales, the fantastic duo of french sauvages (boudin noir and andouillette) with potato gratin.... So many options, hard to find in new england. .. veal kidneys, sweetbreads, calf s train.... prepared by the only french master chef in Boston.
Very casual, friendly and warm atmosphère. Impeccable, professionnel and charming service with french waiters.
All simply the best french restaurant in Boston !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I chose to dine at Ma Maison after reading through the reviews, and were also excited to try Chef Jacky Robert’s cooking. We made a reservation and were seated right away at a nice table in I’m the back. Sam, the owner, was welcoming and even offered us two complimentary kir (a French cocktail). Afterwards we ordered a bottle of the Beaujolais nouveau. For dinner, I ordered the foie gras as a starter, and my wife ordered the smoked salmon - both were delicious. For the main course I tried the special of the day, which I have yet to see at another Boston restaurant: the Tripes à la Provençales (a personal favorite of mine). It was exceptional. My wife had the sea scallops which she thoroughly enjoyed. For dessert our waiter recommended the grand marnier soufflé, and it was a perfect ending to the meal. We cannot wait to return to dine here again!

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

This was a chance to catch up with some family we rarely see. The restaurant was very homey and comfortable. The waitstaff was professional: always aware of what was going on at our table but not hovering. The food was excellent from onion soup to duck to scallops. We recommend highly and will be back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The frogs legs were superb.Many times over cooked ,dried and flavonoid.Tender flavorful and moist.Onion soup not to cheesy lots of onion

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Everything was outstanding! Best escargot, best veal chop we have ever had. Scallops were outstanding and beautifully presented. Waiters were attentive. The three-some at the next table were speaking in French. It was like being in a Parisian bistro!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food and wonderful ambiance. We all had the special, Beef Wellington, which was perfectly prepared. Our waiter took excellent care of us and was just the right amount of attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ma Maison is my favorite restaurant in Boston. French cuisine this good is worth the drive, and the price. I love coming here every time! Waiters are superb as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My friend had the onion soup, which was very good. I had the chorizo omlette. Very disappointing as the omlette was overcooked, dry, not fluffy. Too bad.
Staff is friendly, especially during a busy lunchtime.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always the best people and the least expensive authentic French food in Boston. Been going for years

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

For the price I was quite impressed. The service was a little slow at times, but the food was quite good and the ambiance was excellent. I would definitely recommend Ma Maison!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great traditional French fare. Would definitely return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We made a reservation at Ma Maison based on Open Table reviews. On the day of our reservation, we walked by and stopped to take a peek in the windows. We saw that it is a really pretty restaurant with an authentic French Bistro look. A local gentleman saw us looking in and said: "The food is great here, and the service is really excellent."

He was right.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is an excellent, authentic French restaurant. The food is very good. There is a nice selections of aperitifs. The service is “comme I’ll faut”.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I love this restaurant -- on consistent basis the food is good , the service is good and the ambiance is very pleasant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Dubai)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Flavorful, hearty dishes, excellent wine list by the glass, friendly warm service. Happy dining experience in a great little Parisian restaurant. Wonderful find.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing service and a very tasty meal: we had a very enjoyable evening out!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

In town for a day....dinning experience overall was enjoyable. Food and service were up to expectations and wine price was reasonable. A bit noisy at times due to a large table of 10 nearby.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Such a great find! Great menu, wonderful food, great service and just an overall great value!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Lovely ambiance. Romantic and genial. Conveniently located.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

A nice traditional French restaurant. You would think you were in Paris sitting in this restaurant - very cozy and romantic. The food is also traditional bistro fare - the duck was good, as was the onion soup and pate. While not a huge menu, I would have been happy with anything on the menu. It's nice to see such a great selection of neglected dishes. Dessert was a giant profiterole, and they weren't kidding. It is definitely to share. Really good champagne cocktails as well. I can't wait to go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great French food with great service. A little pricier than expected. The Escargot and Scallops were excellent. Consider a reservation before coming as the place was completely booked on a Friday night.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Small, delightful and intimate restaurant. Enjoyed meeting and talking with couple at next and close table. Thankfully there is no music - a rare find these days. Service is wonderful. Food was very nicely presented but each of us (3 people) found it somewhat lacking in overall taste. Nevertheless, we plan to return to try it again. It is one of the more intimate and pleasant restaurants we have found in Boston where a quite place, where you can enjoy a conversation with your meal, is a rarity today.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Surrey)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Delightful restaurant in an unexpected location. Excellent menu, high quality cuisine, and a modest but well-chosen wine list. Deservedly busy on both evenings we visited, but service was polite, friendly and efficient, in a very pleasant atmosphere. Compares very favourably to more expensive French restaurants elsewhere. Highly recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food and service were amazing! Best french onion soup. Highly recommend the veal chop. Owner Sam and her staff do an amazing job!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We chose Ma Maison for a birthday dinner. It’s not pretentious; it’s just good food like you’d find in a regular restaurant in France. It’s not trying too hard to be “nouvelle” anything. The food was really good— not fancy or twee, just really well cooked. I had short ribs that were incredibly tender; my hubby had pan seared scallops. Both were quite tasty.

Our waiter, Denis, was attentive and pleasant without being overbearing. The service was fast and correct. We shared a smoked salmon and brioche appetizer and finished our dinner by splitting a chocolate mousse. We were both satisfied without being overfilled, so the portions were appropriate.

As I said, this isn’t a stiff and formal French restaurant but the quality was very good. I would go there again because even though it’s on the moderately pricey side, I felt that we got our money’s worth.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This has become one of my favorite restaurants in the area, especially for special occasions, or when I have company from out of town. My ONLY complaint is the noise level. It’s small and crowded, and sometimes very difficult to hear. But the food is excellent and the service is outstanding. I give them my highest recommendation!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

A true French experience! Great food and attentive staff. The ambience is fabulous.

The only hiccup to the evening. They do NOT have a full liquor license. They have limited beer, wine, and faux cocktails. While that didn’t take away from how fantastic the meal was, I had been tasting a martini all day and was disappointed when I couldn’t have one.

Highly recommend!!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Lovely authentically French small restaurant with great food and fine service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Ambiance exceptionnelle, repas d'excellente qualité !
Hate d'y revenir!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The perfect combination of exquisite France cuisine, service, and price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very reliable
Always good
Love the short ribs and onion soup

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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This is one of my "go to" restaurants. Chef Robert is amazing, and Donny, the waiter treats me like a queen. I have followed these two for years. It is in my neighborhood, and I meet friends for lunch or dinner frequently.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Staff were extremely attentive and helpful despite the fact that they were very busy as all tables were full. Food has been consistently good over several visits.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Charming Restaurant with excellent service, There was a very loud large table that spoiled the whole evening Food was a big disappointment Steak Tartare very over dressed French Onion soup great flavor but room temperature. Duck Breast over cooked and the whole plate was room temp. Calves Liver very overcooked, Sole again room temp. We wanted so much to love the place because it has the look of a neighborhood Gem. May try it again if there is not a huge party going on.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Lovely atmosohere.intimate
Fabulous service, attentive without hovering.
$10, cocktails!
Excellent food, portions, and prices,
Our group of 6 totally enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Well made French classics and very friendly service, good wine, good cocktails. It's got style and it's own identity. I've liked this place a lot both times I've been here.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday and would come back a thousand times. The food was authentic and delicious and we loved everything about the restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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