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Reviewed January 25, 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The donuts and chicken is what you'd expect- but elevated. It's a must. The salmon is fantastic and my favorite was the grilled chicken bowl with all my favorite veggies. The staff was beyond helpful and friendly. Fun location at...the mall.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2021

Had lunch on the patio in this trendy restaurant in Fashion Island. I had the fried chicken sandwich and it was ok. It consisted of three fried chicken tenders on a bun with fries. It was impossible to eat as sandwich, so I found myself...using my knife and fork. However, the plate is small, so it's not easy to do that either. The taste was good, but nothing outstanding about it. However, the French fries were very good. Service was adequate. Again, nothing special. The prices are high, but considering it's Newport Beach, that is probably to be expected. Probably won't go there again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 21, 2021 via mobile

Wasn’t very hungry, but knew the Fashion Island shops had closed, but was looking for a light dinner due to recent surgery, with friends. What a hidden Gem... I had lentil soup; it was spicy and filling, and very good. One of my friends got...their fried chicken with maple covered donuts and bacon, and the other the chicken bowl, with lots of veggies and chicken. Both, only ate half, as the servings were generous enough for them to really share with another. The hummus appetizer was pretty and delicious. We watched the surprise and delight of people getting French toast “logs”, and specialty donuts for Father’s Day...S’mores with three large donuts covered in a creamy warm marshmallow covering and then chocolate drops melting on top. The service was pleasant and attentive.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2021 via mobile

We hardly go to malls but we made an exception for this. We chose to sit in the bar- great for social distancing and so we don’t have to wait long for a table. We picked the bestsellers: Portobello Mushroom Fries ($16) Thickly cut, parmesan-crusted...and that basil pesto aioli is super delicious! The dip is so good I asked to bring half home for my Trader Joe’s potato chips. Superb start! Fried Chicken & Donuts ($20) Buttermilk fried chicken + maple bacon donuts. Forget about chicken and waffles! The donut here is so fresh and salty and sweet and hello, bacon! It’s clear to see why almost every table has ordered this. Steakhouse Burger ($22) Husband requested it be cooked medium with egg and it took him all of 3 minutes to finish. He added a bit of the pesto aioli. Peach Bellini ($12) I may or may not have had more than one. Great Maple is hands-down the best dog-friendly brunch spot in Fashion Island. Best to reserve on opentable especially if planning to be there on weekends. All day menu equals all day brunch. Park closest to Nordstrom or farthest so you can walk off the brunch calories. Outdoor seating is so nice and relaxing with the sound of the fountain and ocean breeze filtering in... We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the bartender was friendly, service was on point, we didn’t feel rushed at all. We will soon return for some Chilaquiles and Cajun Shrimp Biscuit Benedict . @i_therefore_concludeMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 17, 2021 via mobile

Went here for Valentine’s Day. Brunch we went the day after it was better for our planned day trip. Good service we sat basically indoors because of large doors open to patio area. Was quite cool with air coming in from outside. Had shrimp eggs...Benedict and a Bloody Mary.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

This is a great people watching spot that has a varied menu with something for everyone. Service was great and attentive. There were five of us in our party and we all had something different and shared. Everything we had was delicious and different, and...all the portions were huge. Start with the Mushroom Fries...outstanding! The Steak Burger was fresh, cooked perfectly and had a great aioli sauce. Spicy Chicken Sandwich tender and flavorful. Fish tacos were great with their own special salsa, The BLT was huge with their signature bacon, and the chopped salad full of fresh ingredients. With all this food, dessert is a must do. We had the begniets with lemon kurd and Maple Doughnut and both were so incredible you HAD to finish them.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020

Newport Beach Restaurant Week is upon us and last night I tried the Great Maple at Fashion Island. They offered a $30 dinner menu that was really filling. My friend and I started off the night with Maple Bacon Old Fashioneds ($11). Then we decided...on the NBRW menu. For starters, we opted for the Truffle Deviled eggs and Modern Caesar salad. We also decided on the Market Fish which was Barramundi at the time and the Salted Caramel Pork Ribs. For dessert, we were told that the seasonal doughnut was a Samoa flavor (chocolate caramel coconut) so we ordered that and the maple bacon doughnut to try. The drinks came out first and then the appetizers. They had seated us at the booth closest to the patio door and it was really drafty when the servers would go out and back into the restaurant. The appetizers eventually arrived and they were plated well. The deviled eggs had a lovely parmesan crisp and served on a bed of arugula. The deviled eggs were delicious. I didn’t try the salad but it looked good and my friend consumed it in its entirety. The entrees took some time to arrive but they were definitely pretty also. The fish arrived with crisp vegetables. The pork ribs were served with parmesan fries and the best breaded onion strings I’ve had. The corn on the cob was blackened and the ribs were fork tender. The doughnuts came out last but they were served warm and fresh from the fryer. The seasonal doughnut was definitely the best doughnut I’ve had at a restaurant. I really like what they offered on their NBRW menu and it was nice to have some variety as opposed to just a fish or short ribs offering. I can’t wait to check out other participating restaurants! Newport Beach Restaurant Week goes until January 26, 2020. Check out their website for more details.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful food. Seating is crowded. Make reservations. Chicken and maple bacon donuts are a must! Outdoor seating is nice.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

I had the French Toast Logs. Its 4 Brioche logs, coverd in maple bacon syrup with blueberries and powdered sugar. This was So GOOD and filling. And yes, you are seeing bacon pieces on top. Get there early, they have a really good brunch

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

I saw the beignets on the menu so I kept my dinner simple. The Cauliflower soup was delicious and was just enough to satisfy but not too much so I had room for dessert! Oh, and the bignets come with a lemon curd dipping sauce...

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

Great spot to celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business meeting. From menus to décor, Great Maple's staff are happy to serve you. We have been here many times. Great food, drinks and service! Special thanks to GM Ryan Cirel for always making us...feel at home. Bartenders Thomas and Alister are super friendly and great mixologist! The Host "Ever" was very nice too! My favorite appetizer is the deviled eggs. They are the best I've ever had! They have my favorite drink "Jameson." All of their food is delicious! The restaurant and bar have a great vibe and atmosphere. Me and Wifey are looking forward to visiting again real soon.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

OMG! This restaurant has such awesome food. The steak house burger is probably one of the best I've ever had!!! The chicken and doughnuts are a must try!! A little sweet but still hits the spot. Heavy pours and great drinks. Your are paying for...what you deserve. If you want great food, super cool service, great tasting food. Check this place out!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Great Maple is located in the Fashion Island Mall but don't let that put you off. It serves up super fresh quality good.. and lots of it ! From the beef dip to salads we enjoyed all..good selection of beer and wine too ! Would...definitely return here. Recommended.. Enjoy !More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019

First time to be here.Ordered portabello mushroom fried and fried chicken and donut. Waffle and chicken are common but their entree with donut sprinkle with crispy bacon and sweetened with caramel was heaven. The portobello mushroom with dip is a healthy choice for appetizer. I...came here for brunch and I ate them all!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

We’ve eaten at this restaurant several times. It’s inside or outside dining, very casual, but consistently good quality & service. We like the patio. If it’s cold outside, they’ll turn on the heaters. Our daughter wanted to go again, and their menu had been updated...since the last time. All items selected were wonderful - salmon, turkey burger, salad, roasted cauliflower, deviled eggs starter. One thing we miss is a menu item from long ago - roasted chicken & mashed potatoes.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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