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About Maison - Lancaster

In its most simple form, we are in the business of feeding people.
A business that we love and take a great deal of pride in and
an act at the core of what it is to be human.

To us, there is nothing more satisfying than inviting you: our friends, family, farmers and neighbors into our home, nourishing you with soul satisfying food and allowing you to escape the rigors of daily life… if only for a short time.

We believe that passion, hard work and love all fall into the same category.
We have taken the dichotomy of ‘work life’ and ‘real life’ and distilled them into one—we live above the restaurant. The people we know and love are all around us, we share our home with them and couldn’t be happier about it.

230 N Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, French

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm

Cross Street:
Walnut and Chestnut

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 293-5060

Website:
http://www.maisonlancaster.com/

Parking Details:
There is plenty of parking on Prince St or any of the side street. All parking is free after 6:00pm

Executive Chef:
Taylor Mason

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Maison - Lancaster Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.8

service

4.9

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4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2013

We travel 30+ miles to dine here whenever possible, and bring some new friends each time so that all can experience the great service, personalized attention to sensitivities/allergies and food preferences such as vegetarian dishes, and the fabulous chef's creations. This is a GEM of a tiny place for any intimate relaxed occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 29, 2013

This is the kind of meal you crave days before you arrive!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2013

You might think it would be hard to improve upon a meal when your companion remarks about her first course, "Those brussels sprouts are among the best things I've ever eaten." But that's before the main course arrived: homemade cavatelli tossed with chunks of braised rabbit, enliven by a stir of fresh herbs that raise an already-flavorful ragu several more notches. At Maison, you'll find a thoughtful, limited menu of house-made and locally sourced, very well-prepared starters, mains, and desserts. No frou frou, just delicious food. It's not a stretch to say that the approach, service, menu and preparation would stand up well in Brooklyn or Portland, OR.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2013

Maison is such a great find in Lancaster. The homegrown and handcrafted food is spectacular. You will never be disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2013

Best farm to table restaurant in Lancaster. In fact, it is one of best restaurants that I ever ate at ever. However, it is a bit pricey, but quality costs.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2013

May have been the 2 best entrees we have eaten at Ma(i)son - oxtail lasagna and berkshire porkchop. Although it is hard to rate because we have never been disappointed. Another great meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2013

Very Nice, food a little under seasoned for us. Creative Fresh Menu. Would recommend an interesting selection of Salts and Peppers on e tables, so someone is not embarrassed to ask.
A little overpriced. But Fresh does come at a price.
Loved the atmosphere. Loved the service in the beginning, waned a little as they got busier.
Wish them only the best.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2013

We love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. It is a BYOB, so bring a nice bottle to go with the delicious food.The service and ambience is exceptional. This is a farm to table dining experience so the menu you changes daily as everything is amazingly fresh. We are so happy to have this in our neighborhood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2013

The food is different and exceptional. Service is always personal. A little noisy but everyone is having a good time. We keep bringing new people each time we come and they all love it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2013

This restaurant could exist in any city in the world and be successful. Truly authentic farm to fork dining. We have been to famous slow food dining establishments in NYC that cannot begin to compare to the meal we had at Maison. Chef is truly an artist and his palette of fresh produce and meat to work with is some of the finest on the world. Endless potential for this young restaurant!

Everything was perfect at Maison; the food, atmosphere, and service left nothing to be desired... Except to keep coming back for more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2013

My wife and I love this place! It has amazing food, incredible service and we look for reasons to celebrate there.
The owners are very nice and great to chat with.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2013

Had friends with us who were first time diners at Ma(i)son. We have enjoyed the unique, seasonal menu. Our friends were especially impressed with the gluten-free consideration. We all loved the emphasis on locally-grown produce. Our servers were welcoming - making us feel like we were old friends. My husband loved his oxtail lasagna and my skate was yummy - I'm getting hungry just thinking about. We plan to return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2013

Realtor gave me a gift Certi - have been trying to go for 5 months. It was amazing - the food the service and the ambience. I will be back - my son is a foodie from NYC and would love it - we will be coming back. Thanks again for a great evening - to celebrate my birthday with two of my children - loved it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2013

Excellent food that is unique for the area. Flavors are blended perfectly. Wait staff had good recommendations. Pros and cons of it being BYOB.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2013

Maison, is a small intimate restaurant. The food was beyond description. perfect. A little pricey but the experience was worth it.
I will go again. If you want a real food experience this is the place to go in Lancaster.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2013

This was a very good restaurant and would of been outstanding if portion size was a little bigger. I don't mind paying high prices at restaurants and I don't expect a ton of food when I do so but these plates needed more on it. Servers were amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2013

The food at this restaurant is extemely healty, local and unusual. The menu is on a board so they can change it based on what is the most fresh. Loved the fish main with Skaye and Kale. Amazing sauces.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2013

Unique and robust flavors. Highly creative and balanced. Hand crafted in a comfy space.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 10, 2013

Entering Ma(i)son you leave traditional Lancaster County behind and enter a culinary world of creativity, fresh ingredients, and delicious food. Finally a truly fine dining experience in downtown Lancaster. Just remember to bring you own wine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2013

Warm, inviting, innovative dining...Farm to table with a French/ Italian flair...wonderful food served by a friendly, knowledgable staff...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2013

While the prices are a little high...it is a BYO so that is expected. Service friendly and very informative. You will have a lot of questions because the menu is different. Very unique appetizers and entrees. Not for the plain diner, but rather more interesting and delicious for someone willing to try something different. We shared a vegetable tart and my husband I both had the Roasted pork. with vegetables and a cherry sauce. Not just any roasted pork...this was extradinorary and very memorable. We alo split the peanut butter dessert. Rich and delicious...good to share. We sat next to the open doors where two couples can also dine in good weather on a little balcony. All in all a very good experience that I will reccommend and revisit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2013

Maison is BYO alcohol and the menu is chalked on a blackboard, but these aspects just lend to its charm. The food was excellent, with a few unexpected and delightful touches. I recommend it highly. Get there by 6 pm on weekends to avoid the crush, And, there's a liqour store with a robust wine selection right around the corner for those who forget to BYO.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2013

Best food in Lancaster !!! We only wish we could go more often

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2013

Fantastic restaurant! My favorite in Lancaster! I recommend highly to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2013

Looking for a great place to eat with incredible food & great service? Well, this is it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2013

Always a great experience! Enjoyed the burrata and the beef carpaccio to start and moved on to the fluke and a chicken dish with paella. Managed to blend summer with fall, which seemed fitting with the impending change of seasons. Hint: do yourself a favor and enjoy their homemade butter on that crusty bread...find somewhere else to cut calories!

At Maison: you are apt to learn a bit about your neighboring table (read: close), you may have to use your outdoor voice (read: loud), if you don't like the wine it's your own fault (read: byob), and you are certain to make your tastebuds ecstatic (read: fresh, brilliant, flavorful!)

If you are looking for a serene dining experience with cuisine you've had before, you may want to eat at home.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2013

I have had the opportunity to dine at La Maison many times and I am happily delighted with my dining experience every time! The care of the chef, the owners, and the waiters, bring so much warmth and good food, inventive food, that I enjoy exploring new foods and tasting new delights. Last time we bought the plum jam that had just been canned by the owner/chef, and we were thrilled with the delicious quality as we lathered it on our bread while we ate our dinner -- YUM! Last night I was with a group of gal friends and we talked about how wonderful La Maison is and that we should plan our next gal night at La Maison -- thanks for a wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2013

This restaurant was a delight, from the charming decor, friendly and accommodating staff, to the great food. We had the flat iron steak served over a bed of fresh local vegetables--some of the best we've ever had. The peach tart with creme fraiche was delicious. I will recommend this restaurant to all of my friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2013

There's almost no point in describing my meal at Maison because you won't be able to taste the same things I did. The luscious heirloom tomatoes on grilled house-made toast with a smear of goat cheese will be out of season. The fruits and summer squash in the mix accompanying my pulled pork are gone. Too bad for you: the mix of textures, slight sweetness, and acidity beautifully balanced the richness and flavor of the pork. Go anyway: now! Because what you will find is the freshest, locally sourced ingredients prepared with skill and imagination to match their quality. This is a top-notch restaurant that bears repeated visits.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2013

We came to Maison on a couple recomendations for an 8:30pm reservation. The menu looked quite promising, but unfortunately they were out of much of an already small menu! 3 of the 4 items we were prepared to order they were out of. The most disappointing aspect was that the server, the chef, nobody recommended an alternative or tried to accommodate for the lack of menu with a creative dish - something I would have expected from a place that advertises creative menu items. We ended up getting beef carpaccio and a salad, which we could have gotten anywhere. The menu was intriguing, and we certainly may have enjoyed it if they had anything left.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2013

The food is exceptional, service is everything you could want and I can't wait to go back again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2013

My wife and I adore this spot. We have been there a dozen times and never once left even the slightest upset.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 23, 2013

This is the first time that I have ever had a disappointing meal at a restaurant that is well regarded by Open Table reviewers. The Burrata appetizer was bland with a heavy handed spiced tomato jam and badly burnt toast. I mentioned the toast to the waiter and he said "that's the way they make it" The badly burnt side was facing down on the plate. The Salad Lyonnaise (Bitter greens, warm bacon dressing) was a frisee and was lovely. The slow roasted pork was greasy and not sufficiently seasoned to be interesting. The Crispy Chicken entre was nice, but not remarkable. The meal was also relatively expensive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2013

Elegant but comfortable. Local fresh food. Pleasant textures as well as taste. Will go back. Friendly but a little slow.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 21, 2013

This small restaurant is bursting with flavor. The menu not extensive, but is interesting and varies according to what is fresh and available. Our appetizers and dinners were simply delicious. An added plus is the fact that it is BYOB.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2013

The menu consisted of interesting and innovative combinations of the freshest produce of the season. Six or seven first courses and the same number of main courses are offered on a blackboard which is necessary because of the menu's frequent changes. The service was very friendly but efficient. The owners are right there on the front lines. Two seats in front of the open kitchen look like a place where we'd like to dine some time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2013

One of the best meals we have ever had (and we have been to a lot of restaurants all of the US and many countries)!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2013

We loved the interesting menu and creative use of seasonal foods. Everything ordered was delicious and beautifully prepared. Will return! Note: restaurant is BYOB.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2013

Another absolutely fantastic meal. What a magician in the kitchen!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2013

This is the best food prpared just right. We shall become regulars.

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