Ma Maison

4.8
1494 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Welcome to Master Chef Jacky Robert classic French bistro. 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1494 people are saying
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vipLoopten
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Ma Maison yesterday. All dishes were delicious, staff were very friendly and sent us Hazelnut creme brulee for the celebration. Everything was perfect. We had a wonderful time and we will for sure come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place. Foods great! Authentic, and great prices! You won’t regret it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ma Maison is the best restaurant in Boston in my opinion. The food is fabulous, the price point is wonderful for the quality and the service is great!

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Chelsea
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, atmosphere, and quality of food! We enjoyed celebrating my fiancé’s birthday here—they even brought us complimentary champagne and dessert!

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AaronN
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best traditionally French dining experiences in Boston. We have been many times and it is reliably excellent.

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CPGG
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I grew up in Lyon, France, and this bistrot reminded me of the fantastic food there...The service was fast and very friendly and it was well priced. This is highly recommended!

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vipNancyR
New England
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed sitting outside and our lunch and wine were lovely.

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vipMiscHuman
Miami
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another great experience at Ma Maison!

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JohnB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Service was friendly, but we felt forgotten as our main course ended. Our waitress may have had too many tables, including inside and outside. A waiter stepped in to help.

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SebastianC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went on a Saturday night with parents. We had escargots, onion soup, and mussels to start, they were all great with a special honorable mention to the escargots which were my favorite part of the night. After this, we had the duck magret which was a bit of a disappointment, it lacked character and flavor.

Wine, bread, and french fries were all incredible. Dessert (creme Brule) was a big disappointment (cold both inside and outside, very stiff).

I would like to try the duck confit, if it is as dull as the magret, then I'll become a regular but will only order several starters each meal.

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vipscrod
New England
225 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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SusanM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mussels were the best I’ve ever had

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vipEricaL
New England
70 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice ambiance. We sat outside.
Service was a little slow when you’re outside but polite and friendly.

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vipBDWebLake
New England
33 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just a phenomenal French restaurant! Each table is partitioned with clear plexiglass walls for COVID compliance and I actually hope they leave them! You can see the entire restaurant but still be private enough for conversation. We were their for lunch for the first time (usually only have been there for dinner) and it was great! We started with the escargot, which is always a must for us. Then we had the eggs benedict with lobster! It was the best I have ever had. Large chunks of lobster in every bite and the eggs were cooked perfectly. They did serve them with french fries rather than home fries which I thought was odd, but a potato is a potato I guess. This restaurant is a must every time we come into Boston!

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CarolH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Service great

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vipCHERIE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT WAS FABULOUS. WE WILL RETURN!!!
THE FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE. THE SERVICE IMPECIBLE. AND THE ATMOSPHERE - JUST RIGHT!

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Christel711
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch at Ma Maison with two friends - we sat outside on the Cambridge Street side of the restaurant and the traffic going by was a little noisy - but the deliciously prepared and presented meal along with the friendly service more than made up for that. My friends ordered the "Sweetbreads" which they said were the best they'd ever had in Boston. Very rich, but light at same time. We shared the amazing Pan Seared Foie Gras as an appetizer along with a green salad. The baguette and delicious butter were an added treat. I had the roast salmon, cooked perfectly rare for me, over ratatouille. It was wonderful. For dessert we shared three wonderful pastries: A French shuffle, Creme Brulee and Jacky's incredible The Pistachio Napoleon. Although it was a bit chilly outside, the heaters kept us toasty warm. It was all just a wonderful experience!!

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vipMim16
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We happened to be outdoors on a windy evening, the only negative. The food and service were outstanding and we look forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been before, but this time tried the lamb chops, which was a Sunday special. Absolutely delicious as always and top notch service. My date had the scallops and loved them. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food came out quickly and each dish we ordered was perfectly seasoned. We ordered a French onion soup, escargot and steak tartare to start. (Even the butter that came out with our bread was incredibly good.)

My husband ordered the special that day: lamb chops in a red wine sauce. I ordered the duck magret (l’orange) and paired it with a cote du rhone that was a perfect complement for the dish. My son ordered the veal chops.

If I had to point anything out, I would have to say my only criticism would be that each of our main entrees were overcooked. We had all asked for medium rare and they came out medium - almost medium well. Normally, my husband & I would have a hard time enjoying the dish because of this but surprisingly, they were truly so well prepared in terms of tenderness and seasoning that my husband & I ended up overlooking the overly done meats. (If done more to the temp we had requested, I can only imagine how even more sublime those dishes would have been!). The sides that accompanied our dishes were also delicious.

Overall, everyone was extremely pleased with their dinners and we definitely plan on coming back again. Service was quick, personable and attentive. A charming little place that felt cozy & welcoming - a little transport back to France.

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BUDG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal, the foie gras was the stand out. We ordered oysters as a first course and they came out with our appetizers. Both our appetizers were hot dishes so we ate them first. I would have been better if we had been able to enjoy the oysters first as intended. I was disappointed by the house wine. The chardonnay and cotes du rhone were not very good.

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vipViolet
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!

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vipscrod
New England
225 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious fish. The steak was cooked more than requested. Nice neighborhood restaurant

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vipJillS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor set up was very nice. Forgot you were eating on Cambridge ST.

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StephanieW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did have an unfortunate experience when a gentleman came in asking us for money and then screaming and yelling when we would not give anything to him. One of the male servers did handle it beautifully

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Joneye
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We walked in the rain the short 3 blocks from The Liberty Hotel to Ma Maison to taste if this American French resturant could do as well as a great resturant we visited in Paris twenty years earlier . . and it did.
The onion soup was right out of the French play book, just marvelous albeit a tad sweet. The beet salad was adorned with frisée lettuce to make it special. Our meals came on heated plates to keep the cod and scallop selections warm through the meal. The vegetables were cooked perfectly with a nice combination of carrots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and green beans which doesn’t sound very remarkable but they were. It was the delicious mushroom sauce that accompanied the cod however that was particularly delicious. The head waiter recommended a $40 French Cabernet which was just fine considering we are California cab fans. Yes, we would recommend.

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vipJasmine
New England
52 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My close friend and I met for lunch (we are both fully vaccinated)...we ate indoors and tables were appropriately socially distanced with partitions.
Our waiter was excellent and the food was outstanding. I had the house smoked salmon and a green salad with the house dressing, my friend had the salad nicoise with seared (sushi grade) tuna. And of course we both had the French bread.
I highly recommend ma Maison for both lunch and dinner. Truly feels like a French bistro!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was top notch! The outside dinning made it a perfect place! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best French restaurant in Boston

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JackG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! I will be going here a lot. Best muscles I have had almost any where.
Jack G.

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Barbara
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there early for our reservation. Lovely outside seating. Delicious food and wine, presented artistically, nice waiters, good service.

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vipBoscobel
New England
67 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, ln all ways!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service= amazing! It was perfect for our anniversary dinner! We are going back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little Paris in Boston! It was really good experience! We will be back! The lamb chops and the scallops were fantastic.

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BrianD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, always a great experience, food is excellent and there are always menu offerings I just don't find other places.

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MikeT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu is not huge, but both my wife and I found things we wanted, and the food was excellent.

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RobR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of french food with the best of american service. Food was great and the staff was engaging without hovering.

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vipBunter
New England
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So reliably good! Makes any visit to Mass General a food treat.

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Greg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal at Ma Maison. Will go back when in Boston.

FAQs

Ma Maison does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ma Maison also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 725-8855.

Ma Maison is rated 4.8 stars by 1494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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