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“Amazing, fresh cooked food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maize Restaurant

Maize Restaurant
519 West Walnut Street, Perkasie, PA 18944
215-257-2264
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Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Perkasie
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Amazing, fresh cooked food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This has become my go-to restaurant, just be sure to make a reservation well in advance. All of the food is freshly made to order and they source as much of their food as possible from local farms!

Visited October 2013
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English first
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Always Amaizing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I've been to Maize more than a couple times and I have never been disappointed. The menu is perfect - not overwhelming, but enough choices. I've tried different entrees, but always come back to the bison. It is out of this world. Everything from the complimentary popcorn to the complimentary chocolate chip cookie is perfect. I can't say enough good about the food, atmosphere and service at this amazing restaurant!

  • Visited September 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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New York City, New York
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“Matt is a genius”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My wife and I had dinner this past Saturday at this gem of a restaurant in Bucks County, PA. Chef owned with an ever-changing menu of fresh local ingredients, the experience was nothing short of superb. An appetizer of mussels served out of their shells in a saffron broth was one of the best dishes we've ever enjoyed. The excellence continued through two other appetizers and entrees that were consistently brilliant. If you are ever nearby, this is definitely worth it. Reservations are a must for Friday and Saturday nights we were told. Added plus, it is a bring your own wine restaurant, so splurge on that Estate Bottled Premier Cru you've been holding onto!

  • Visited October 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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New York City, New York
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“Food very good, noise terrible”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Had high expectations from friends and reviews on tripadvisor. True, there were some lags in getting food to the table, but there was fair warning about this. What was really unexpected was the level of noise which made it near impossible to have a conversation (and we were only 4 at the table). We were seated at a table adjacent to where the BYOB wine bottles were stashed in tubs of ice and the noise of bottles being crushed into the ice compounded the general noise problem. There is nothing in the small dining area (c 30 seats) to absorb noise - could be remedied.

Food was quite good - bison was tender and not gamey. Pulled pork beautifully spiced. And the veggie main dish with braised fennel was suberb. We were full up after an entree and main and skipped dessert.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious Cornbread and Honey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My spouse and I dined at Maize in late July 2013, and we called to make a reservation about one month prior to the night that we wanted to dine. The restaurant is open for dinner only from Tuesday through Saturday.

This is a BYOB establishment, and they have two copper tubs filled with ice near the hostess stand in which to keep white wines chilled, rather than trying to set smaller ice buckets at individual tables. The restaurant does not have its own parking lot, but there is street parking as well as a public parking lot down the street. The restaurant space is small, and diners are seated close together. The dining room is somewhat open to the kitchen, so you can see what is going on behind the scenes, particularly when you need to pass through the kitchen to access the restrooms. Service was incredibly slow, as most reviews claim. We often dine at restaurants that have 20+ course tasting menus served over the course of a few hours, but even we found the service to be painfully slow, with lots of time elapsing between courses. The restaurant serves an herb popcorn amuse-bouche, in keeping with the restaurant name, but we still are not clear on the significance of the restaurant name itself - something to do with the Lenape Indians - but we are not sure how that culture relates to the restaurant owner or location.

The cornbread served with local honey and cold butter slices was fantastic - easily the best part of our meal - but even that complimentary item took a long time to be delivered (probably 30 minutes after we sat down). We elected to order the 5-course blind tasting menu for $50 per person, which in retrospect, was a mistake, because the regular menu featured far more interesting items (such as bison tartare and teres major, an unusual but tender cut of beef). We think that one of the issues with timeliness at this restaurant is the fact that it serves the tasting menu on busy weekend nights, which calls for chef creativity and thinking on-the-fly when the kitchen is already bombarded with orders. Because we could see the chefs in the kitchen, we could see no sense of urgency from them as they prepared food - they were happy to chat with staff and customers passing through their workspace, when their time might better have been served with producing food. (In their defense, the three chefs seemed very young.) Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and the ingredients, even though she, too, must have been surprised at the blind tasting options. (Another couple seated directly next to us also ordered the tasting menu, and they received a few different dishes than we did.)

Overall, we think that this restaurant has potential, but needs to speed up its service before we would return.

Visited July 2013
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