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“Worth Coming Back” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Maison

La Maison
Flat B, 1/F, Mountain View Mansion, No.2-10, Swatow St, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China (Wan Chai / Causeway Bay)
852-26283888
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Ranked #1,013 of 4,812 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worth Coming Back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This French restaurant in Wan Chai is conveniently located on Hong Kong Island. Although the building where it’s tucked away in is not the easiest to find, but the restaurant staffs are very helpful in pointing you the right way, and they have an informative website which is also useful.

Upon arrival, I was immersed by the warmth and hominess of the décor and the light music. The seats are quite roomy. I felt very comfortable.

My buddy is a big fan of seafood, we ordered seafood platter, half dozen oyster and deep fried frog leg! We also ordered Foie Gras, Crab Bisque, Confit (Duck Leg) and Cherry Claufoutis (YUM YUM)

Seafood platter consists of edible crab, whelk, clams and a good amount of shrimp. They all very fresh, but Edible crab was our favorite, there is so much yolk and it goes very well with the 3 kinds of homemade sauce that comes with the dish.

The oysters are freshly arrived from France. It was good, it's just a bit too salty for my personal taste.

Foie Gras was served with some mixed berry and just a splash of sauce. It was a great match - the foie gras tasted so good, I really didn't want to share with my buddy

Confit de Carnard was excellent! The duck leg lay on top of a bed of sauerkraut, the skin was thin and crispy, yet the meat remained very juicy and tender. We cleaned the plate.

Before dessert was served, the live band started playing jazz, and later on a lady came on and sang some classics. (The waiter told us they will have live music every Tuesday night, and the band plays a mix of jazz and modern classics.)

Just when I thought I don't have any room left for dessert, the waiter brought out Cherry Claufoutis (hot dish).... Whao, it smells like freshly baked cake just coming out of the oven... we are chowing again

Something worth mentioning - there is no corkage fees. Of course we took advantage of that and brought our own wine.

All in all, it was an enjoyable night - good company, good food, good music.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“First class food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The entrance to this little gem may seem a little strange but don't be put off. Take the lift up one floor and you enter a great little restaurant with a very french feel, but with an eclectic selection of quirky decorations.

Food is extremely well prepared and delicious. The set menu is very good and the staff were happy to allow flexibility with the set menu choices. Perfectly cooked steak was a favourite for us.

The staff are very attentive but unassuming - really professional.

We should have taken advantage of the BYO wine policy. The selection of wines we had was good but averaged $300-400 per bottle.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Terrible Expierence”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I was very disappointed with this place. Food was blend, service very slow and rude. Overall place was lacking atmosphere. I won't be back!

Visited March 2013
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Zhuhai, China
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“The great reviews are spot on!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had the most wonderful 'special birthday' dinner at La Maison last night, and are already thinking about when we can go back. Everything was delicious, and the service could not be faulted. Two of our party had the set menu - great value at $HK350. The salad was fresh and tasty, the shrimp bisque delicious, the steak option great, and the passion fruit terrine divine! However, the top dish of the night was the fabulous lamb rack.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“This place really is special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We were looking for somewhere different to go after living in HK for more than 2 years and went last Friday with 5 friends after reading about this place on tripadvisor and it really is excellent. Previous reviews capture it well, relaxed atmosphere, cozy place to chat and relax with friends. The food is wonderful - after warm olive bread and two types of pate we all had the deluxe seafood platter for 6 which was great once the extra lobster arrived. We all then had further appetisers, shrimp bisque got major thumbs up along with the tomato bavarois. I had the eggplant millefeuille with red bell pepper sauce which was delicious. For mains, the rack of lamb was tasty with a crunchy garlic coating but the star was the sea bream.
We went light on the desserts after so many earlier courses.
Service was attentive and charming throughout.
Being able to bring your own wine is the clincher - we brought a bottle of white and some reds which were decanted for us and complemented the meal wonderfully without crushing the bill.
The place is simple, unpretentious and delivers top quality food. They allow you to enhance that with your own quality wines to create a private dining experience that I can recommend unreservedly.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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