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“Great oysters and unique space!”
Review of Maison Premiere

Maison Premiere
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Ranked #22 of 5,486 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: New Orleans style absinthe and oyster bar
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I was blown away by the atmosphere that this place created and how cool and friendly the staff are. It reminded me of a very French 1920s style type of saloon. The cocktails were great, and we were there for happy hour which meant $1 oysters. It has a very nice back garden as well. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Went on a Sunday for lunch on our first trip to Brooklyn. The outside entrance is very understated, but once inside my party was very impressed-- a trip to old New Orleans type of feel. The bar was great and the drink diversity interesting and all our selections were great.

we were seated outside in a beautiful courtyard setting. From here we were not as happy. The service was very spotty-- it wasn't even that busy. We had one waiter seat us and pour water and bring menus. Another waiter took our order, another delivered it-- first the wrong oyster order, but it was corrected. another filled our wine order, and yet another brought the main orders. We asked for another side order which wasn't delivered. When they were clearing our plates, we noted to yet another waiter that our other side order had not been delivered-- eventually it came.
We were surprised that they included it on the bill.

All in all the food selections were interesting and very good. Overall, on the expensive side. We never felt like there was a waiter invested in making our experience the best. With an improvement in the quality of service, this restaurant good easily rate a 5 in my book. My daughter, who lives in NYC, is planning to give it a 2nd chance. Maybe our experience with the waiter/service situation was different than others, but with 5 different people serving us we didn't know who to address our needs.

Maybe management will see this post as well!

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Thank RS82547
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Spent a recent weeknight at Maison Premiere and was very impressed with every aspect of the restaurant. From the beautiful rustic/chic interior to the A+ staff, from the excellent, inventive cocktails to the fresh, delicious menu, Maison Premiere is a shining star on the very cool Bedford Avenue scene. I'll definitely be back, especially since their gorgeous backyard opens for brunch in a few weeks!

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Thank Addie S
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Could this place be any cooler? The New Orleans Speakeasy vibe is so well done. The atmosphere is amazing. The staff are fantastic and for NYC, the cocktails are reasonably priced.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

It is not often that I go in for the no menu/eat what hits the table tasting menu. But we went with friends and had a great time. The restaurant reminds me a like French Quarter New Orleans - maybe over an Chartes Street (definitely not Bourbon). The drinks were outstanding - we all started with "stirred" drinks - basically well mixed hard liquor. The Sazerac was excellent - as were one with absinthe & gin. I like a bar with a very extensive innovative cocktail list and they have one! Plus a massive liquor list & over a dozen different absinthe selections.
Tasting menu was about 7 courses. Best were the first and last - huge selection of oysters/crab/lobster/razor clam for first. Middle courses were very good and ranged from more seafood to very rare pigeon. Dessert course was a table-filling array of small desserts. All house made & excellent.
We will be back!!

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Thank bigonion
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