“The decor is sooo nice, even though it is a great outdoor dinning place, they still have a gorgeous set up for the winter months.”
“Big mistake, the coffee was stale, and they forgot the cream, by the time they brought it, the coffee was cold.”
“love to come here after work with my friends for a cold beer, and side of hummus.”
“Friendly service, great outdoor seating, nice selection of french food at ANY TIME OF THE DAY.”
“great place for lunch”
“This place has good food, friendly service and really a wonderful seating area, inside or out.”
“Forget Lindy's, Stage Door and Carnegie Delis - outdated and overpriced - not to mention rude service when we attempted Lindy's.”
great place for lunch.
I walked into the place with hopes, and they were fulfilled, at least partially. The last French food I had had was in Nice, and moules frites were the plat du jour that day. I decided to go with the same at Brasserie Maison. The moules were very VERY good, worthy of Nice. The frites were not up to par, I'm afraid to say, but they were still warm and tasty enough. The ambience was excellent. And even thought it was my waiter's first day at the place, I got great service. I would never have known he hadn't worked there for a while.
I would go there again, most definitely.
It's no wonder Manhattan brasseries are often safe havens -- even in culinary minefields like the Theater District. Who hasn't slid into a scarlet banquet, sipped a Cotes du Rhone, and ordered the roasted chicken -- all the while wondering what kind of ice cream will appear atop the obligatory chocolate cake? Given the connect-the-dots formula it's hard to get it wrong.
But Brasserie Maison manages to pull it off.
Was it the display of fake baked goods at the entrance? The plastic menus scarred with candle burns? The belated bread arriving alongside the entrees? The slightly cold scallops plopped in a puddle of coagulated sauce?
Or was it the indifferent staff -- gossiping loudly about some over demanding customers who sat barely out of earshot? (I could almost forgive that last one -- the restaurant is French, after all, even if the staff isn't.)
Sadly, I think it must have been a combination of the above. Because without substance, brasseries become Griswaldian caricatures of French dining. A place like Brasserie Maison attempts to distract us with the theater of cuisine as if we were too naive or too jet lagged to know the difference. But this is New York after all, and unfortunately for them, we do.
Wonderful, Beautiful and elegent in the Heart of Midtown. I love this place, for many reasons, for one the staff are always very friendly. Its not your typical midtown place, where they ignore you and look at you as a $$$ sign. The staff talk to you , they remember your name, remember what you eat, what you drink. The managers always stop by my table and say hi and ask how i am doing. I even saw, the top guy, who i think is the general manager stop by a table of an older women and help her up, put her jacket on and had one of his staff members help her walk home and carry her bags for her. They really do care. The food is very good and the place is a pleasure to look at. I highly recommend my neighborhood hang out.
One of the best in NYC for a relaxed time !!!!. One of the best places in New York for a great, relaxing time. This place has good food, friendly service and really a wonderful seating area, inside or out. I love to come here after work with my friends for a cold beer, and side of hummus. Really a great recomendation.
Horrible food. I was there on 8/19 and found my meal to be cold. When I complained, I got such attitude. I felt sorry for the waitress, the managers are rude. They can barely speak English. My companions food was average at best. We have both lived in France and agree that this is a poor excuse for a French restaurant.
Nice ambience, mediocre food and BAD management.
I had a pleasant meal with two coworkers there on July 24. However, I lost the receipt and needed it for my expense report. I called the restaurant and was promised that something would be faxed to me. However, when it didn't arrive by the next day I called back and asked to speak to a manager.
What I got was a very irate little man who spoke terrible English. He kept asking me for a "check number" - how could I provide this if I'd lost the receipt? - and basically said he couldn't send me anything as "anyone could call and give their name and ask for a receipt." Right, because there's a thriving fraud industry centered around false expensing of $71 restaurant charges!! What a total joke. He was unbelievably rude and unhelpful - really hard to believe this was the manager!
Editorial Review by Marcella Veneziale. Satisfy a late night (or early morning) hankering for classic French bistro cuisine at this uptown restaurant, featuring an outdoor patio.
Horrible Horrible Horrible Service. I have been to Maison many times over the years since I work near close. The service has always been medico, but today took the cake. My friend and I arrive right before the lunch rush and ordered our food, grilled chicken salad (which is precooked) and tuna salad sandwich (requires no cooking). We had to ask 3 times if our order was forgotten. Many tables of people who arrived after us were served and done before our (no cooking required) meal arrived, about 50 minutes later. Then the check came and someone other tables Pate was on our bill, which took another 20-25 minutes to correct. I will not go back there any more. There are plenty of great places in this city with good service.
The best way to share a sandwich. Maison is a very pleasant Brasserie; the food is always good, there is a large selection of wines and beers and is a great spot for people watching. At lunchtime they are serving a Sandwich platter that is to die for. It comes in a wooden platform, literally covered with sliced ham, roasted chicken breast, and juicy slices of roasted lamb, Brie and Gruyere cheeses, roasted vegetables, mustard, mayonnaise and duck reilletes. On the side they serve a tub of French fries and warm pieces of baguette. You combine your own flavors, and eat it your way; this is a dish to be shared and enjoyed in good company. Can?t wait to have it again.
best wine list for a small bistro.
I won?t say I am a regular customer in Maison but I visit the place once in a while. I always thougt the pace was nice. God food, nice prizes, good service, excellent but unreadable wine list. The last time I was there if it wasn?t for the sommelier( very nice girl ) who recommended to us the haut ? medoc 96 for only $60 we would not get anything because the letters were to small. I went there yesterday and I was shocked. The new wine list was extraordinary. Readable, and for the first time I noticed the excellent prices and choices this place offer. As a wine lover my self I was so happy. I also could not believe when I saw Margaux 99 for $ 55 and some excellent Burgundies. I also notesed that they added on their wines by glass list my favorite wine " One" for only $8 a glass. Keep up the good job.
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