Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Boston / New England
  4. Boston
  5. Beacon Hill

Ma Maison

4.7
4.7
2132 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 725-8855

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jacky Robert

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Cross street

    Anderson Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Charles MGH Stop accessible by the Red Line

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Wine

Popular dishes

What 2,132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    French

  • Boston

    French

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The veal was so good.
  2. A

    Apple

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best chocolate souffle ever! Service was great.
  3. SC

    SydneyC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lovely staff made my birthday brunch very special. They were so kind and everything was delicious. A wonderful experience at Ma Maison.
  4. RJ

    RJGUS

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ma Maison is a delightful buzzing neighborhood French restaurant at the base of Beacon Hill across from the entry to MGH. We were afforded a well located table for two along the glass on the left as you enter the restaurant. The Friday evening crowd was in good spirits and Larissa guided us through a delicious anniversary dinner. From the fresh oysters to the Profiterole with ice cream, it was a very special dinner. Our main courses of beef bourguignon and seared sliced duck breast, paired with the house pinot noir, were outstanding. We'll be back on our next trip to Boston. You should try it too. You will not be disappointed!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service by Slav P. Also the water waiter kept our glasses full, refilled often, as we drink lots of water during our meal. Received a surprise dessert with HAPPY ANNIVERSARY written on plate with cinnamon, just adorable. It was fantastic. Waiter took our photo at table. Enjoyed the evening.
  6. LG

    LGV12

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious dinner date - we each started with the French onion soup and split the bone-in veal.
  7. w

    wmkot

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a treat here. They surprised us with a glass of champagne and a desert for our anniversary. Food is consistently good, wine is always fabulous. Highly recommended.
  8. LA

    LAURABA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my parents to celebrate my Dad's birthday. I hadn't been to Ma Maison since before the pandemic. I certainly will come back! The complimentary glasses of champagne and Dad's mousse were delicious. Mom and I had the salmon and Dad had the veal. Amazing! The wine we ordered also was great. The server was very gracious and accommodated my request to discretely give me the check. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Greater Boston and certainly my favorite French restaurant. The value is incredible. If you don't go, you're absolutely missing out!
  9. L

    Leelou

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG What a perfect lunch !!!!!! The staff members are always warm, personable and truly professional at their craft. Very pleasant and so attentifs. And the food ..... Just Amazing .... Will bé back again !!! Thanks Larissa
  10. c

    chefswife

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A short walk from The Liberty hotel and we were amazed at this little bistro complete with French wait staff. I had French Onion soup, my companion had lobster bisque and we shared delicious pate and fresh baguette. I chose the salmon and ratatouille main course and he had the special beef tenderloin with truffle. All very well executed. Jacky Robert has a winning formula here and his people add immeasurably to this lovely experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time to Ma Maison - and will not be our last. Coming from out of town we were looking for a local venue for a charming dinner with our family (including 2 young ones). Service was friendly and efficient - and patient as our young ones were quite fidgety. And the food was superb— while I can understand the rave reviews for the French onion soup (absolutely delicious), the lobster bisque was exceptional and the soup de jour / vegetable cream stole the show. And don’t forget the desserts— the soufflés and crème brûlée are 10’s!!
  12. LM

    LydiaM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 69th birthday and the chef and staff surprised me with chocolate mousse with a candle on top. Both my husband and my meal was superb and more importantly it was healthy! The service was impeccable and the wait staff were very friendly and attentive. We will certainly return in the near future and I will recommend to friends who enjoy French cuisine. I can’t wait to go back!
  13. PS

    P9934S

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch. The Eggs Benedict is superb and the brunch champagne cocktails delicious. Try the Poirette. Friendly service, great food with attention to consistency and detail, and a relaxed ambience is why I keep going back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal as always
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating 2 birthdays and they surprised us by treating us to champagne when we got there. We both had escargot- delicious! Then I had the scallops and my friend had boeuf bourguignon - again both absolutely grand! Although we thought we could not possibly eat another bite, they surprised us with a chocolate mousse to share! A fabulous dining experience at a very reasonable price! Can’t wait to go again.
  16. s

    scrod

    New England

    277 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    277 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, drink and service! Love this restaurant
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a party of 4. It was wonderful to dine at Ma Maison at an outdoor table on a gorgeous late summer evening. There are 2 outdoors areas. The one on Cambridge St is noisy. The one on the side street (Anderson St) is beneath beautiful trees, and quieter. Service is attentive and unobtrusive at both. The menu is excellent, with fish/shellfish, beef, chicken, soups, salads desserts and more. Many drinks are offered. Ma Maison graciously accommodates special dietary needs. It’s a very, very good choice.
  18. L

    Leyla

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steak/frites and service!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner I’ve had in a long time
  20. S

    Skippy

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Superb French food and service! Highly recommend!
  21. JM

    JamesM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Only in MA for the summer. 4tb time here. Outstanding every time. Will be back for more in November!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall was great!
  23. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a memorable evening here! Celebrating our daughter's birthday, we were treated to a french cocktail upon arrival, such a special touch! Food was outstanding—french onion soup & goat cheese salad so authentic and delicious. Scallops & mussels were excellent. Service was wonderful, and we enjoyed the outdoor seating on a perfect August evening.
  24. D

    Doctorsteak

    Naples

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great choice for special occasions. This small "maman et papa" restaurant has authentic French cuisine, impeccable service, and a spot on souffle. There may be bigger names but no better quality. I envy those who can make this their everyday corner diner.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. It’s close quarters and loud but very Parisian. Will definitely return!
  26. MB

    MithrilBoston

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A longtime favorite: outstanding French bistro food. The Wellfleet oysters were succulent and fresh served with piquant mignonette and cocktail sauces. The crispy poached (deep fried) eggs on a bed of frisée lettuce drizzled with a bacon basalmic vinaigrette remain my favorite brunch dish; my husband got the lovely quiche which had a side salad & both came with great fries. The kids enjoyed a burger and pasta with butter/Parmesan off the kids menu. Desert of a giant cream puff filled with ice cream and topped with hot fudge was a scrumptious end. The staff are always friendly and efficient; both indoor and patio seating are available.
  27. RR

    RRGG

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, as usual. Consistently delicious, and gracious.
  28. EF

    EthanF

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ma Maison is the gem of Beacon Hill!
  29. L

    Leyla

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent French meal, with a wonderful menu.
  30. KM

    KevinM

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal, great service, but it was far too warm. No air conditioning.
  31. a

    alyssaf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    just perfect food, ambience, service, drinks, great place to have a quality lunch/dinner!
  32. S

    Silke

    New England

    153 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Ma Maison is our neighborhood bistro, and we've been going there since it was Pierrot in previous life (same ownership? and same attractive French maitresse d'). Its outdoor section was a lifesaver during worst of Covid. Well, Pierrot started out very good and went downhill; and sadly Ma Maison is doing the same, even as prices are escalating. Last Saturday I had some seriously overspiced beef tartare with capers (eyes watered from a surfeit of cayenne or Tabasco; hard to even taste the beef), and smaller portion of small/overcooked and shriveled mussels. The frites were still delicious, hot, nice and crispy. But the macarons had obviously been refrigerated/frozen for quite a while and had that unpleasant refrigerator taste. Server was nice, but very overworked. I'd like to see them reduce the exotic items (frozen) on the menu and focus on doing a basic menu very well. Staffing is difficult and costs have risen, so the prices would be understandable if everything were about as good as it used to be. Hard to say I'd recommend Ma Maison currently, but hoping for the best.
  33. B

    janeB

    New England

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Bland food! Nothing we ordered was very good. Surprised at the high rating,
  34. b

    boston

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing restaurant loved everything about it food, service, they were wonderful when we let them know it was someones birthday. Made everything special. Loved the drinks, oysters, escargot, frog legs, the chicken, the pate and the baked Alaska. A wonderful evening!
  35. AA

    AnAmericaninFrance

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Have been here a few times and have enjoyed it. If eating outside, get the tables along the side street, not along Cambridge St., which is loud and busy. But good food and service!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent. Oysters seemed a bit older
  37. V

    Vtfoodie

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite, beautifully prepared food, professional service and a lovely ambiance. This restaurant has a special place in my family’s heart- we have celebrated some very important health triumphs for my husband there and our dinner last night was no exception. We are so happy to enjoy this wonderful restaurant as a family and hope to do so for years to come!
  38. DA

    DaleA

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful classic French food. Everything was well prepared and the chocolate soufflé was totally amazing
  39. DM

    DianeM

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous and service was as well. A little loud, but it’s a small place.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Food was really good but the service was some of the worst service I’ve ever had. People inside were served and left before we even got our appetizers. They were very accommodating once it started raining and we had to move inside and the food was really good. Don’t think we would go back because of the service though.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
  • Physical distancing

    • 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

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 4.7 stars by 2132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Ma Maison

272 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Anderson Street

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Charles MGH Stop accessible by the Red Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jacky Robert

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo