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Maison Premiere

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298 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.714269 -73.961715
nr. S. 1st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-335-0446 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Bistro, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

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Get dollar oysters Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm

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Official Website

maisonpremiere.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 4pm-2am; Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 11am-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.

Prices

$1.50-$30

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Romantic
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Absinthe and oysters are the draw at this immaculately-executed, old world charmer from La Barricou’s Joshua Boissy. A U-shaped marble bar frames the room’s centerpiece: a Napoleon-topped absinthe fountain; the top-notch staff will be happy to explain the history of its laborious construction. There’s dollar-an-oyster happy hour (4-7pm, 30+ varieties), over 25 absinthes, and an otherwise compact, yet superb beer and wine list (bottles available). Such popularity necessitates a maitre d’ (this ain’t no Coney Island buck-a-shuck) who efficiently get patrons seated, drink and oyster menus in hand. And while the real people-watching takes place up front, the tables in back offer a little extra elbow room and view of the oyster shuckers at work. True, the fixed-gear crowd is out-numbered here, but the democratizing happy hour and moderately priced drinks doesn’t make this just the purview of the Williamsburg Condo Club.

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