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  • Maison Premiere

  • Seafood Bistro $1.50-$30
  • 298 Bedford Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Neighborhood: Williamsburg
  • Phone: 347-335-0446
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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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  • Hours

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

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  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

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

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

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