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“First timers at Maitre D'”
Review of Maitre D' Restaurant - CLOSED

Maitre D' Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Del Mar, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“First timers at Maitre D'”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

A charming experience, but PLEASE don't go too early and be the first there! Our host greeted my friend and me graciously but talked,.. and talked... and talked endlessly about his life in the restaurant business. At first it was a bit intriguing but after 15minutes, it started to be a bit tiresome. Luckily, others started coming in so he had a new audience and many seemed to be return customers.

Our dinners were excellent, the flambe' presentations delightful, and all the little surprise extras kept us there for about 2 1/2 hours. The cost states $$$ but believe me, if you have drinks along with your dinners, it's more like $$$$! If you want a new experience in the restaurant game, be sure to give Maitre D' a try!

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Barbara868
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English first
San Diego, California
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250 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Old Fashioned Aumbiance”
Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

This is definetly a throw back Restaraunt. The food and service was great. Yes,a bit quirky with the hats and tambourine. No rush no push to move you out so they can give your table to the people waiting. That is not what this place is about.

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1 Thank stephen10023
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San Diego, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very strange place”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Musty ,dusty and bizarre. A small place about 10 tables. The decor and atmosphere brings to mind aTim Burton movie. The owner playing a tambourine and wore various hats to accompany the piano player. No two pieces of silver match nor the china. The champagne glasses were commerative y2k glasses. No customer's wine permitted ie no corkage. Menu from the70s but prepared reasonably well. Not inexpensive at about $125 a person.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank J M
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La Jolla, USA
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Special night out place to go!!!”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

This is not just a great restaurant, but an entire experience! Make a reservation and prepare to be swept away! Don't want to ruin anything, so just go,go,go!

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1 Thank balibound
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San Diego, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A must dine in San Diego”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

What a charming restaurant with a most gracious, colorful host. I've eaten there 4 times and have tried all the meals. I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor and service.

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank ems0911
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