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About Maple Restaurant

Maple is a new, family-friendly culinary experience located within the celebrated Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge.

To honor the changes of the season in the garden, Maple dishes up soul-warming American cuisine informed by classic technique, market-fresh produce, and subtle Latin inspirations.

Open for brunch Sat-Sun.




1418 Descanso Dr
La Canada, CA 91011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern, Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Brunch - Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM - 2PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 864-6435

Website:
http://www.patinagroup.com/maple-restaurant

Parking Details:
Public parking is available at the Descanso Gardens.

Executive Chef:
Philip Mack

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Maple Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (30)
Great for Lunch (22)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Cozy (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Scenic View (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Seated for 12:30 Lunch but took awhile (12-15 min) for the server to “see” us even if restaurant was not full. The Chicken meal that I want to order ran out. Not many food options, I.e. no fish in their menu. On the positive side, the supervisor was attentive and made sure our order get served promptly. Server was professional too. Maybe they were just short staff with the party going on across the hall - Birch room.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was mediocre at best. Service was so slow...it took 45 min for them to bring our meal out to us. When we finally received our food- over easy eggs we over cooked and syrup tasted like it had soap in it. However, our waitress was very apologetic and helpful.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was severely lacking. Food was just ok and that’s being kind. Huevos rancheros and the burrito were really dry. They weren’t served with any sauce. We heard great things about the brunch and it really didn’t live up to the hype.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very slow service, our food took forever to arrive. We did get complimentary beignets for our wait, however, they were bland in taste. The food was not flavorful to my taste, like the beignets, it was bland. Patio seating was “blah” for it being in Descanso Gardens, they need more greenery and flowers, too much concrete. Overall, was not impressed and felt embarrassed to have my friends make the drive to sub par restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food here is Amazing.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our food was terrible, and extremely overpriced. Cold, bland, food. We were so disappointed, especially paying $50 for a breakfast for two. See yelp review.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Celebrated my birthday with brunch accompanied by a large group of friends. The spicy Bloody Mary was simply fabulous and came in a healthy size glass. We started with a couple of plates of freshly made beignets which were hot and delicious. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. My huevos rancheros were very good and the traditional breakfast and the eggs Benedict both came with a choice of sides and looked delicious. The dining room is large with outdoor dining available. The setting is beautiful and the service was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a cute restaurant. The place was busy for brunch...but I made reservations for 11:45. We didn’t get seated until 12:15pm. Disappointed that we had to wait that long especially with reservations. Service was great and food was delish. But don’t think I would want to go back even with reservations since we ended up waiting.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and the service were delicious. The atmosphere of the garden was great. The price is a bit on the high end, but worth it

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Beautiful restaurant at Descanso Gardens - it's so popular that people with reservations are waiting for tables and many seated patrons linger in this glorious setting. Don't be in a hurry - savor the venue and do order a Bloody Mary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We brought a group of eight, including my 98-year-old dad and mom, who have difficulty walking, and had a great time. We were seated fairly quickly after having made an Open Table reservation. Food was delicious, even according to my somewhat fussy 98-year old dad!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The chef is simply amazing! We tried the maple pozole...extraordinary. We will be back for more!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very friendly and attentive service. The pancakes were very hearty and savory, and we’d recommend it. The fried chicken was good but nothing spectacular. Portions were very generous, and we couldn’t finish it all. Maples was a nice surprise at the Descanso Gardens.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely amazing dishes, the server always had a smile, absolutely loved eating here and will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

What a find!

The avocado toast was enthusiastically enjoyed by our teenage guest.

The chicken and beignets were fantastic! Surprisingly not at all greasy and very delicious.
This is not a dish I would ordinarily order as I am very nutrition conscious, so glad we decided it was a "cheat" day.

They only thing I would suggest is that they offer more healthy choices such as yummy omelets without cheese. I know you can always request that they leave things off, but then the taste they have created is usually lacking. Better to make the omelet with mushrooms, tomatoes and avocado for nutrition nuts.

We will definitely return.

The service was outstanding.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Casual, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

A couple of things I was hoping for some what of a scenic view outdoors, not the case, food was good but way too long to get it. Service was good and friendly and because of the wait we did get 20% off bill that was nice.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 15, 2017

They did not get our birthday desert request of the berry sorbet, in spite of continued confirmations: first through OpenTable, then when I had to call back to confirm our confirmation, and then again with the hostess upon arrival. What arrived was a scoop of vanilla (must say good) with chocolate surup, with no candle, nothing fancy what so ever. I would not recommend you order the bottom less mimosas, because they are not going to come to your table frequently (at all)... you have to Dan your server to get a second class...hardly worth the extra six dollars. The Mole omlet should be described as an exotic a vegetable omlette, garnished with a super spicy (why?) " dollop"of Mole, and the smoked salmon Benedict is...let's just say "don't bother." Good ingredients, horrible execution

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great ambiance and a delicious brunch! A great place to get food and enjoy the gardens.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was my third time at Maple. I truly enjoyed by first two times, but now that the restaurant has been open for a while the quality has downgraded. The breakfast burrito used to have quality meat. This time it was filled with extremely fatty sandwich meat. The quality was worse than what you'd get at the market prepackaged. My husband ordered the fried chicken, and it was amazing. Perfectly seasoned and meat falling off the bone. Be careful what you order. There were a lot of yellow jackets that wouldn't leave us alone as we dined outside.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Friendly and helpful service, and the food and drinks were delicious! This was a girls get-together, and I'm planning to bring my own family back here.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was delicious. The service was exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was unfriendly, unaccomodating and rude. Restaurant was very loud-I would not recommend for large groups.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

A delightful and quaint restaurant perfectly suited for a moment away from the craziness of life. With a changing menu every 2 to 3 weeks of fresh local produce based meals, it offers a nice variety in two simple courses. It offers something for the vegetarian as well as those who prefer meat dishes. the choice of indoor or outdoor seating makes this restaurant a nice choice. When the weather is particularly nice intolerant, reservations might be hard to get last minute. if you don't mind a very limited menu and are open to trying lots of new and unique dishes, the 6th priced meal is the perfect way to spend quality time with friends, family, and co-workers.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very disappointing first (and probably last) experience. Service was slow and inattentive despite being mostly empty toward the end of brunch. We had high expectations for the food and unfortunately we're very underwhelmed by the fried chicken and burger. To top it off, our brunch for 4 was over $100!!!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The noise level was very uncomfortable, definitely something wrong with their acoustics, so ask to sit outside.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Having seen the article headlined "New Descanso Gardens Restaurant Might Become LA's Most Beautiful Brunch Spot," I have to say the interior seating is very ordinary with no beautiful view. Taking good friends from out of town to brunch on a beautiful late summer/early autumn day, it was my first visit and I did not know to request outdoor seating. When we arrived, they told us it would be 20 minutes or more for a table outside, and the only indoor table available was right next to the door.

The food is very good, creative without being bizarre. The interior was somewhat noisy, but we had a good meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fried chicken and beignets were the best. Short rib huevos rancheros was dry.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised with our lunch at the Maple. The service was wonderful and we felt at ease throughout. We took our time, enjoyed the people watching, music in the background and the 2 courses for lunch were tasty. After we took a stroll in the gardens and it all made for a great afternoon.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service was slow but friendly and the food was good but not outstanding. I love the gardens and this restaurant certainly adds to the charm.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Organic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The portions were really hearty. Delicious, inventive food. A very fun dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Love the gardens and now there is a great place for us to dine!
Food was so good. Must try the fried chicken and anything with brisket!
Our server, Erica, was awesome!
Going back for mother & daughter brunch next week!

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I was really looking forward to dining at Maple but was very disappointed. The food was very good but that is not enough to bring me back. Maple suffers from the same problem as the Descanso Café, which is an EXTREMELY slow kitchen. The servers were fine, but no excuse was ever given for the delay, especially, since there were only 2-3 other tables occupied for brunch on a Saturday. I expected the place to be packed, but it is evident that interest has quickly dipped due to the service problem. The place was also not warm or inviting and it was too quiet. There was no background music or any sound to speak of. The cold concrete floor, spartan furniture and décor further added the depressing ambiance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We had lunch at Maple in beautiful Descanso. The wait staff was wonderful and we enjoyed the food. It was a two course fixed price menu. I had the beet and buratta spinach salad and salmon tostado. The salad was delicious and fairly large. The salmon dish was good. It was about a two ounce piece so a fairly small portion but fine when combined with the first course salad. Definitely will eat there again

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was mediocre and overpriced. The service was terrible and slow. We will not be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The fried chicken and begneits are a must. The service was great and bottomless mimosas even better.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were very excited to try Maple because we frequent Descanso Gardens and thought it would be an awesome addition. However, the food was mediocre. I had the Huevos Rancheros which was dry and tasteless. My husband said it was the worst Eggs Benedict he has ever had. Someone at our table had the Fried Chicken and BEignets which was good. The portion sizes are small relative to the price and quite frankly, a bill of almost $180 for a brunch for 4 people was a little over the top. We will not be going again. THey would do well to get a chef who knows how to make good brunch items.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The restaurant was excellent, in terms of a fine dining experience. There is very little I would change, but would love to see a more evolved menu built with seasonal dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Really love the food, the atmosphere is great. The music that was playing if from different eras, so you hear a variety of songs. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Staff are friendly and courteous.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

They Might get it together but it was really not worth our time or money.
We went for brunch and the staff seemed overwhelmed and the hostess was not very nice.
It's a short menu and my husbands omelet was boring with a skimpy filling. I ordered Huevos Rancheros and it was good except both are breakfast potatoes were under cooked.
The dish to get is definitely the fried chicken & beignets. We didn't order it but it looked good.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service is outstanding, Will was awesome. Cozy atmosphere, great food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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