Maison

4.9
460 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
French bistro. Food forward. With beverage to compliment. Cuisine has been inspired by the cultural relevance of France and its celebrated history and traditional. Intimacy paralleled with crazy energy. Tradition juxtaposed with au courant innovation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 460 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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vipLeGrandE
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding meal at Maison! Everything we ordered was delicious and perfectly prepared. We had fantastic service from Nate and loved the atmosphere as well. One of Charleston's very best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nathan was an exceptional server, everything about our experience was incredible!!

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AdamJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal, great service by Tony.

Will definitely be back

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vipCharlestonLady
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish is stellar - you can't go wrong. Wonderful wine list as well.

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vipTonya
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just so great. Beautiful, delicious plates and some very interesting wines .

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vipCaymus1
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really great food and service. Duck was excellent.

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YoungC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must say that the food was fantastic at this place.
Onion Soup Croquette, Steak Tartare, English Pea Tart, Burgundy Escargot,
Mussels Bourride were the fantastic choices on starters. Monk fish was impressive.
Please try both Chocolate Mousse and Fresh Madeleines.Enjoy it.

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RobertA
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was top notch. The best soft shelled crab I have eaten. Chicken is definitely a must. Duck skin was perfectly

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vipKinglett1
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and service every single time and favorite restaurant in Charleston.

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vipDaleB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional. Very unexpected preparations that were so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grey service from beginning to end and the food / presentation was perfect all around

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vipaspenparisnyc
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was truly one of the best meals that we have have in a long time. The starters in particular are outstanding! Loved the French onion soup croquettes, the mussels, the asparagus, honestly, everything was sensational! Only wish it was in our hometown!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to Maison several times pre- pandemic, and we thought the service was very good and the food excellent, but we went in early April and it seems to have gotten even better!!! It seems to us that they have changed the menu slightly and added more traditionally French bistro dishes- but with a fresh, light, and innovative flair.
I think Maison is one of the top three fine dining restaurants in Chs- and it’s less expensive than many of them.

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steve
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wait staff was outstanding!

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vipTooGoodForNews
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fabulous and food innovative. Their take on French onion soup fabulous. Good dirty martini.

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vipCharlestonLady
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dining experience. Consistently first rate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Great food. Lovely setting.

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vipWonderfulExperience
Louisville
57 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Maison was simply wonderful! The restaurant is set in a delightfully small space with the feel of a little French bistro. We were impressed with the professional, friendly, attentive service. Small but good wine list (including Sancerre). I enjoyed a delicious, generously sized Pate de Campagne as an appetizer. My wife had the English Pea Tart, a first, and enjoyed it thoroughly. She then enjoyed the Coq au Vin and I the Rabbit! We wish we lived closer and could visit more often!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The kitchen is always on point and the service is also great. The steak frites was delicious as was the pea tart. My wife loved the diver scallop dish. It’s become a weekly destination for us!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Timely on reservation. Little bit of a tiny booth for 5 people but the restaurant wasn’t that big so we appreciated it.

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vipCommoncritic
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A breath of fresh air after being cooped up at home this last year! Sat at the bar and had magnificent service from Evan! He was great at suggesting food options and pairings! We will be back!! Scallops were excellent!

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Maison to celebrate my birthday. Maison was actually our second choice, but it was serendipitous that we couldn’t get a reservation at the other. Sadly, it seems to be hard to find a French restaurant these days. Charleston is fortunate to have Maison among its many fine restaurants.
We were greeted promptly and warmly, served a complimentary “bulle” to celebrate, and proceeded to delve into the menu. I chose the the Steak Tartare and my husband the Escargot for starters. The steak Tartare was the best I have ever had, and the Escargot also got raves. Our entrees were a monkfish chop and steak frites, both of which were devoured.
We will definitely be back soon.

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vipLaddS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we went to Maison for their famous burger, we were there on the wrong night as the burger is only served on Wednesday. That said, the experience was fantastic with STELLAR service, sublime food and a great vibe.

I asked the server to surprise me for an entree and ended up with the rabbit en croute which was outstanding!

I highly recommend Maison!

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vipBuzz
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!

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susanj
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding!!! The team adeptly balanced being attentive without being intrusive. The food was exquisite! The cocktails and wine list were interesting without being contrived. The rabbit en croute was perfect for the rainy night and the suggestion to remove the top entirely to ensure that it stayed crisp was a great tip! The madeleines arrived warm and ended the evening on a delightful note.

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MattJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipFoodSnob
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Can’t believe we have not been, but will be back!

CL
vipCharlestonLady
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word - wonderful !!

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vipHannahP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Maison was fantastic - every dish was SO good, we can’t wait to come back.

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Traveler
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable. Menu is creative and approachable. The presentation and taste are exceptional. I can’t compliment this restaurant enough. A MUST in Charleston. I’ve been to almost every restaurant and this is top 3 hands down no question.

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vipGB2016
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have now made this a must when I visit Charleston, it never disappoints. Bartender is incredibly friendly and the food is fabulous, best tartare I’ve had and desserts are always delicious. Already planned my next trip and it will include Maison. Always!

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KatieW
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just amazing.

We had the onion croquette appetizer and it was truly one of the better and more innovative dishes I’ve had in a while, and then I had the chicken (recommended by our waiter) and can’t remember a better chicken for quite a while. The chocolate mousse for dessert was also excellent.

More than anything, the service was perfect. We had Tony on Saturday evening and he was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu, wine, and even recommended a cocktail bar for us after. I can’t say enough about Maison, it was a great experience!

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vipAudreyD
Western NC
50 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maison was everything I hoped for! Exceptional food and cocktails in an upbeat French style bistro; bustling with trendy people enjoying a night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, wonderful knowledgeable server

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vipBroadwayDrTony
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants in Charleston. Never disappointed. Food delicious, creative specials.
Service informative, professional and engaging.

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vipCharlestonLady
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fact that we eat at Maison every week speaks for itself. C'est si bon !!

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Yummy
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! We went in for drinks and apps because we had a reservation elsewhere but by the end of the night we kind of wished we had just stayed and had entrees there. Steak tartare and escargots are always our go to. Bartender was super nice and attentive.

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kazoo
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food wonderful service comfortable atmosphere. Parking a bit of an issue but worth the search.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and it was original and authentic at the same time. The Flounder Quenelle was decadent and delicious, I loved it! We also had the steak tartar, asparagus salad, pate, onion soup croquette (amazing), and Rabbit prepared in a pot pie pastry. EXCEPTIONAL all the way around... Terrific cocktails as well!

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JenniferD
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at Maison and in the future we will dine with them again on all of our trips to Charleston. The service, provided by Allison, was impeccable. Allison had wonderful detailed knowledge of all of the menu items, cocktails, and wine. She was very warm and inviting and guided us through our evening with ease and fun. All of the food was delicious! The Duck Special was the best duck I have ever eaten (including trips to Paris and New York). The Duck was perfectly seasoned and tender with an amazing blood orange sauce. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the Rabbit en Croute. The starters (Mushroom tarte, Escargot, and Steak Tartare) were all unique and tasty! The development and layering of flavors in each dish was exceptional. We ended the evening with their amazing Fresh Madeleines that had the perfect amount of orange zest in them and they were served warm. We had two orders! A perfect evening in the "holy city."

FAQs

Maison is rated 4.9 stars by 460 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.