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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.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contemporary American, French
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
Walnut and Chestnut
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is plenty of parking on Prince St or any of the side street. All parking is free after 6:00pm
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Maison - Lancaster Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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