Ma Maison

4.8
1510 reviews
$30 and under
French
Welcome to Master Chef Jacky Robert classic French bistro. Escape to Paris with authentic French food, daily specials and a boutique wine list. Intimate and elegant ambiance combines with professional and friendly service. Bon Appetit!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1510 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CesarL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We came to Ma Maison to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. Overall, it was quite a good experience. Everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks, and the service was good. The portions may be a bit too large for some people (like me), but the flavors were exquisite. We opted for outdoor seating, which was wonderful because the weather was nice. However, as we were leaving, we had to witness the garbage from the restaurant simply placed on the street, quite near to the terrace in which people eat and the entrance to the restaurant. I was told this is quite common in Boston, but it would be great to create a plan for handling the garbage in a different way, placing it elsewhere until guests leave.

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vipJanecar
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place. Food always wonderful especially Calf Liver which we like a lot.

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vipMarcelM
New England
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner there. It’s a very nice, small restaurant with an outdoor seating that has an atmosphere of one of street cafes in France. The food was outstanding, not super fancy but more like a homemade delicious dinner. The service was superb. Very attentive and taking just the right amount of time between servings.
Would recommend this place for a dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was extraordinary! Absolutely every dish we ordered from the appetizers to the coffee and deserts was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant I know I will come back!

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MPSTM
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

One of the best dining experiences in Boston. Excellent escargot, veal chop and duck. Brilliant presentation. Service was wonderful.

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vipKathrynB
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Friendly service. Wonderful inside and outside dining. Don’t miss this gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was great!!!

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JennyH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Cosy traditional French restaurant - the onion soup was delicious, as were the mussels and the beetroot salad. My only regret was that we were too early for the mousse with langue de chats! Warm service and a lovely atmosphere
We would definitely come again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ma Maison is so special. Everything is delicious, service is exceptional and the atmosphere wonderfully European.

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Michael
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal food and cocktails, and the service was very attentive. The outdoor dining setup was cozy as well!

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PhilM
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

The rating would be all stars except that they served a Mother’s Day prix fixe
that was not advertised when I made the reservation. I spent two weeks salivating over the regular menu, and was unable to enjoy it!!! I wanted to spend money and over eat!!
But, will return to experience the regular dinner menu

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Poplar154
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Mother's Day luncheon. Great food, amazing wine, and an excellent server and staff. This is a hidden gem in Boston- I almost don't want more people to find out about it. We'll definitely be back!

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vipLoopten
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Ma Maison yesterday. All dishes were delicious, staff were very friendly and sent us Hazelnut creme brulee for the celebration. Everything was perfect. We had a wonderful time and we will for sure come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend this place. Foods great! Authentic, and great prices! You won’t regret it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ma Maison is the best restaurant in Boston in my opinion. The food is fabulous, the price point is wonderful for the quality and the service is great!

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Chelsea
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, atmosphere, and quality of food! We enjoyed celebrating my fiancé’s birthday here—they even brought us complimentary champagne and dessert!

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vipAaronN
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best traditionally French dining experiences in Boston. We have been many times and it is reliably excellent.

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CPGG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I grew up in Lyon, France, and this bistrot reminded me of the fantastic food there...The service was fast and very friendly and it was well priced. This is highly recommended!

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vipNancyR
New England
42 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed sitting outside and our lunch and wine were lovely.

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vipMiscHuman
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Another great experience at Ma Maison!

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vipHappydiner
New England
42 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Simply charming and delicious. I felt like I was at an outdoor cafe in Paris.
We chose outdoor seating because it was a beautiful evening but indoors has plexiglass dividers and spacing of tables.
It is hard to believe that you are sitting on a busy street across from MGH. Wine and cocktail menu is large and reasonable.
I love this place.

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JohnB
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Service was friendly, but we felt forgotten as our main course ended. Our waitress may have had too many tables, including inside and outside. A waiter stepped in to help.

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SebastianC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went on a Saturday night with parents. We had escargots, onion soup, and mussels to start, they were all great with a special honorable mention to the escargots which were my favorite part of the night. After this, we had the duck magret which was a bit of a disappointment, it lacked character and flavor.

Wine, bread, and french fries were all incredible. Dessert (creme Brule) was a big disappointment (cold both inside and outside, very stiff).

I would like to try the duck confit, if it is as dull as the magret, then I'll become a regular but will only order several starters each meal.

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vipscrod
New England
226 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food

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DanG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner was great. Loved our appetizers of French onion soup and oysters. For dinner we had braised beef rib and seared scallops which were both excellent. For desert we had macaroons that were very good and one judgement lapse was ordering the crem brûlée which was lacking. Without that item this would have been perfect.

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SusanM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The mussels were the best I’ve ever had

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vipEricaL
New England
70 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Nice ambiance. We sat outside.
Service was a little slow when you’re outside but polite and friendly.

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vipBDWebLake
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is just a phenomenal French restaurant! Each table is partitioned with clear plexiglass walls for COVID compliance and I actually hope they leave them! You can see the entire restaurant but still be private enough for conversation. We were their for lunch for the first time (usually only have been there for dinner) and it was great! We started with the escargot, which is always a must for us. Then we had the eggs benedict with lobster! It was the best I have ever had. Large chunks of lobster in every bite and the eggs were cooked perfectly. They did serve them with french fries rather than home fries which I thought was odd, but a potato is a potato I guess. This restaurant is a must every time we come into Boston!

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CarolH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Service great

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vipCHERIE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

IT WAS FABULOUS. WE WILL RETURN!!!
THE FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE. THE SERVICE IMPECIBLE. AND THE ATMOSPHERE - JUST RIGHT!

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Christel711
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had lunch at Ma Maison with two friends - we sat outside on the Cambridge Street side of the restaurant and the traffic going by was a little noisy - but the deliciously prepared and presented meal along with the friendly service more than made up for that. My friends ordered the "Sweetbreads" which they said were the best they'd ever had in Boston. Very rich, but light at same time. We shared the amazing Pan Seared Foie Gras as an appetizer along with a green salad. The baguette and delicious butter were an added treat. I had the roast salmon, cooked perfectly rare for me, over ratatouille. It was wonderful. For dessert we shared three wonderful pastries: A French shuffle, Creme Brulee and Jacky's incredible The Pistachio Napoleon. Although it was a bit chilly outside, the heaters kept us toasty warm. It was all just a wonderful experience!!

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vipMim16
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

We happened to be outdoors on a windy evening, the only negative. The food and service were outstanding and we look forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had been before, but this time tried the lamb chops, which was a Sunday special. Absolutely delicious as always and top notch service. My date had the scallops and loved them. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food came out quickly and each dish we ordered was perfectly seasoned. We ordered a French onion soup, escargot and steak tartare to start. (Even the butter that came out with our bread was incredibly good.)

My husband ordered the special that day: lamb chops in a red wine sauce. I ordered the duck magret (l’orange) and paired it with a cote du rhone that was a perfect complement for the dish. My son ordered the veal chops.

If I had to point anything out, I would have to say my only criticism would be that each of our main entrees were overcooked. We had all asked for medium rare and they came out medium - almost medium well. Normally, my husband & I would have a hard time enjoying the dish because of this but surprisingly, they were truly so well prepared in terms of tenderness and seasoning that my husband & I ended up overlooking the overly done meats. (If done more to the temp we had requested, I can only imagine how even more sublime those dishes would have been!). The sides that accompanied our dishes were also delicious.

Overall, everyone was extremely pleased with their dinners and we definitely plan on coming back again. Service was quick, personable and attentive. A charming little place that felt cozy & welcoming - a little transport back to France.

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BUDG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal, the foie gras was the stand out. We ordered oysters as a first course and they came out with our appetizers. Both our appetizers were hot dishes so we ate them first. I would have been better if we had been able to enjoy the oysters first as intended. I was disappointed by the house wine. The chardonnay and cotes du rhone were not very good.

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vipViolet
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!

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vipscrod
New England
226 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious fish. The steak was cooked more than requested. Nice neighborhood restaurant

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vipJillS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outdoor set up was very nice. Forgot you were eating on Cambridge ST.

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StephanieW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did have an unfortunate experience when a gentleman came in asking us for money and then screaming and yelling when we would not give anything to him. One of the male servers did handle it beautifully

FAQs

Ma Maison does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ma Maison also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 725-8855.

Ma Maison is rated 4.8 stars by 1510 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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