Maison Premiere

Maison Premiere

298 Bedford Ave (btwn S 1st & Grand St), Brooklyn, NY 11211
Hours:
Closed until 4:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 4:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • Noon–4:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.6/10

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  • "Very interesting Absinthe menu" (4 tips)
  • "... but nothing beats $1 oyster happy hour." (4 tips)
  • "... - go from 4 - 7pm for dollar oysters." (8 tips)
  • Time Out New York

    Try bartender Natasha David’s Absinthe Colada, a gutsy piña colada spin. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more

    Time Out New York · October 5, 2011
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  • Thrillist

    If you've been to N'awlins, Love Oysters, and hate being inside, Maison Premiere can accommodate your wildest wishes. Quality and affordability has never tasted so sweet! Read more

    Thrillist · July 14, 2011
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  • AskMen

    The New Orleans-themed joint has an absinthe drip built into the accommodating U-shaped bar, plus all manner of cocktails from a Freeman's vet. Dollar oysters from 4 PM - 7 PM. Read more

    AskMen · February 10, 2011
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  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Oysters and absinthe. Repeat. Read more

    Esquire · May 24, 2011
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  • Time Out New York

    Awe a new love at this New Orleans–inspired saloon, where you can sample one of 26 varieties of absinthe, or pick a selection from barkeep Maxwell Britten’s smart cocktail list. Read more

    Time Out New York · February 1, 2012
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  • The Wall Street Journal

    Maison Premiere has whole pigs delivered regularly, and the chef uses them for both dinner entrees and the Suckling Pig breakfast. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · February 26, 2013
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  • Village Voice

    The Opal! Absinthe and hand crushed ice. Worth the fancy cocktail price - then spring for a draft in a mason jar!

    Village Voice · May 5, 2011
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  • Gilt City

    A little-known fact: Maison Premiere claims to have the world’s most accurate working replica of the absinthe fountain that once flowed in New Orleans. (Oh, and go for the Beausoleil bivalves.)

    Gilt City · May 31, 2011
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  • Mike B.

    A cocktail bar that just happens to have an amazing raw bar. Order a variety of oysters and try not to puke.

    Mike B. · August 15, 2011
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  • Village Voice

    Sip the Absinthe Frappe while enjoying $1 raw oysters during Happy Hour.

    Village Voice · November 7, 2011
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  • Harlan E.

    Eat some oysters and then eat some more.

    Harlan E. · February 5, 2011
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  • Design*Sponge

    This absinthe bar is a replica of Olde Abinthe House in New Orleans. Loved the absinthe blanche - go from 4 - 7pm for dollar oysters.

    Design*Sponge · March 27, 2011
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  • SkeeterNYC

    If you're here for oyster happy hour...give yourself a pat on the back. You're a smart lad...

    SkeeterNYC · April 17, 2011
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  • BQ N.

    You must try the Roffignac at Sea cocktail. It's probably my favorite ever; Cognac, caramel, Benedictine and maldon salt.

    BQ N. · February 24, 2011
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  • manya k.

    It's all about the Naked Cowboy.

    manya k. · February 12, 2011
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  • Michael T.

    Try Maison Spring Pimm's Cup. It's unbelievable черт побери!

    Michael T. · May 2, 2013
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  • Brian M.

    Service, even when crowded: absolutely flawless. Excellent absinthe cocktails, great oyster selection (and recommendations by the staff), and a gorgeous backyard. Go. Go now.

    Brian M. · September 6, 2011
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  • Jake Z.

    Learn that this place is actually called Maison Premiere

    Jake Z. · April 24, 2011
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  • Ted P.

    one dollar oysters from 5-7pm!

    Ted P. · February 9, 2011
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  • Charles B.

    great bartender. solid cocktails. lots of julep and absinthe option.

    Charles B. · September 9, 2012
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  • Diplomatico Rum

    Jessie the bartender is mixing up "The Bachelor". Sublime mix of Diplomatico Reserva, Amaro, Absinthe and bitters. You don't want to miss it

    Diplomatico Rum · August 19, 2012
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Take your date on a romantic journey to Paris and New Orleans at this stellar bar. Sip on Absinthe from their fountain while dining on Oysters.

    The Corcoran Group · November 17, 2011
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  • Johnny M.

    The hostess is a tad too cunty.

    Johnny M. · October 16, 2011
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  • Matthew G.

    Best sazerac in town.

    Matthew G. · May 19, 2011
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  • Brett J.

    Make sure you sit in the garden!

    Brett J. · August 10, 2013
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  • Julie Q.

    Their dollar oyster special is hard to beat. The entire menu (not just one type) of oysters are $1 from 4-7PM every weeknight!

    Julie Q. · November 15, 2011
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  • Rob H.

    not a movie theatre.. great oysters + absinthe Read more

    Rob H. · October 4, 2011
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  • BQ N.

    My favorite "go to" drink now is the absinthe-based Yellow Parrot with a Pretty Things draft beer at the same time. My favorite neighborhood spot and they have the best backyard garden!

    BQ N. · June 30, 2011
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  • Connie

    Dollar oyster happy hour during weekend brunch now! 11-1 pm - east coast varieties only.

    Connie · October 26, 2013
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  • Kayla

    The Chef's choice of oysters was amazing. Special shout out to Shawn and Fabio Oyster, amazing service!

    Kayla · January 4, 2013
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  • George W.

    Go global with your oysters, local with your absinthes.

    George W. · September 22, 2012
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  • Ava L.

    Eye of the Wind! I can drink that all day and night. My favorite oyster, hands down is the Hammersley<3 love the atmosphere!

    Ava L. · September 10, 2012
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  • 7th.List

    Hands down, this is one of the most beautiful places to get a drink in North Brooklyn and it's packed most night. Don't leave without trying some oysters. Read more

    7th.List · August 14, 2012
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  • J R.

    happy hour 4-7 $1 oysters!

    J R. · April 20, 2012
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  • Kate C.

    This bar is intoxicating and decadent! The Frenchmen Roulette is as close to a perfect cocktail as I've ever tasted. The oyster list is long but the shrimp cocktail is also worth a try.

    Kate C. · March 30, 2012
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  • GourmetLive

    Food blogger Sydney of The Crepes of Wrath recommends Maison Premiere. “A gorgeous little oyster & cocktail bar in Brooklyn that specializes in the freshest seafood and—believe it or not—absinthe”

    GourmetLive · February 10, 2012
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  • lucyfer

    look out for pearls. the guy next to me found 2! i probably ate mine.

    lucyfer · January 3, 2012
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  • Jenna W.

    If the weather is good, ask for a seat out back! It's well worth the wait.

    Jenna W. · July 12, 2011
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  • Jake A.

    $1 oyster happy hour with absinth cockstails. heavene Read more

    Jake A. · June 21, 2011
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  • SkeeterNYC

    Hama Hamas, Kusshi and Kumamotos all the way...with a glass of white wine of course.

    SkeeterNYC · April 2, 2011
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  • Arti J.

    Gigamoto and royal miyagi are my favorite oysters, if they happen to be on the menu. If you're not into absinthe, the St. Helena cocktail is amazing.

    Arti J. · March 22, 2011
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  • Michel

    Try the Nantucket sound, beau soleil and Nootka sound. Amazing. And great martini too.

    Michel · February 21, 2011
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  • Jen B.

    Don't be a doofus and try the absinthe menu! Go for the Imperial Opal! It is like a giant fancy absinthe slushie and you've never seen anything like it. Fantastic. Love Tenneyson absinthe!

    Jen B. · December 20, 2013
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  • Mark F.

    Extraordinary in all ways.

    Mark F. · November 4, 2013
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  • Kristen H.

    The Maison Absinthe Colada is to die for. Great treat on a hot day!

    Kristen H. · May 31, 2013
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  • Jen Y.

    Amazing happy hour oysters! Cedar island, sheepscott, st Simon and the clams were some faves but you can't go wrong here

    Jen Y. · May 10, 2013
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  • Christina W.

    I never had the most perfectly poached egg...ever.

    Christina W. · April 27, 2013
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  • Mariela O.

    Old Hickory cocktail

    Mariela O. · April 15, 2013
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  • Serious Eats

    First loved for its cocktails and $1-oyster happy hour, Maison Premiere now has a beautiful seafood menu to go with it, to make a full meal.

    Serious Eats · March 6, 2013
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  • John W.

    The best oyster menu in the USA. No joke, the most extensive oyster list in the US. And they're all $1 during happy hour. That fucking rules.

    John W. · January 3, 2013
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