Maison Premiere | Oyster Bar | Cocktail Bar | Seafood Restaurant | Absinthe | 298 Bedford ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11249

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Contact & Hours

298 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11249
347 889-5710/



Bar Hours

Monday thru Thursday 2 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Friday 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Saturday 12 p.m.- 2 a.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.



Monday thru Thursday 2 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Friday 2 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Saturday 12 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.








Maison Premiere accepts reservations for up to a maximum of six guests.

Please use the link below to schedule a reservation.
Reservations are accepted up to one month in advance.

If a reservation isn’t available, we always accept walk-ins.
For private event inquiries, please email

From May to November our garden is open for service!
For all reservations, guests may be seated in the garden or inside.
We will do our best to accommodate your preference.


Private Events

From our horse-shoe cocktail bar to our enchanted garden, Maison Premiere offers a luxurious setting for your event. Our packages range from a full buyout for up to 70 guests to a summer booking of the garden for up to 40. For a small gathering of up to 15 guests, we can reserve a portion of the bar with a special menu of oysters, snacks, and drinks. Please email us for a full description of our event packages.

Fruits de Mer at The Harvest Table 

Introducing our all-new Fruits de Mare seating at the Harvest Table! This can accommodate 6-9 guests for up to 3 hours, with a seafood tower showcasing the best shellfish in the city.
A shellfish tower that serves 6-9 people is included in the cost of the reservation as well as olives, sourdough bread and butter for the table. Cocktails, wine & beer, and a la carte options are available to supplement depending on your occasion. Reservations available through Resy.


Founded by Joshua Boissy & Krystof Zizka
Est. 2011

Maison Premiere is rooted in the traditions and ceremony of oyster bars and absinthe cafés, where at-hand service paired with frank advice about daily shellfish and quenching wines serve as well as the recipes from old bar manuals.

We are inspired by the hotel lobbies and grand restaurants of New York, Paris, and New Orleans, replete with late-night diners brooding over bivalves and wading through glasses of pastis and absinthe. We offer our guests a list of over thirty oyster varieties, all sourced through direct, established relationships with the farmers.

Our absinthe list features the largest selection in the United States and in homage to the ceremony and story of the infamous spirit, we offer perhaps the grandest version of traditional absinthe service. Showcased in the center of our bar is a meticulously fabricated replica of the absinthe fountain located in the famed Olde Absinthe House in New Orleans.

In the years since its birth, Maison Premiere has demonstrated a dedication to being equally innovative and iconic. Classic cocktails are retold with clarity and purpose. House “originals” are designed to rhyme with the classics and compliment the joys of raw bar and champagne toasts.

Maison Premiere has long been lauded for excellence in drink making as well as its unwavering commitment to service and hospitality. For years, it has been favorably written about in The New York Times, Esquire, GQ, Travel & Leisure, The New Yorker, Food & Wine, Playboy, and The Wall Street Journal. It has received nearly every major award in its industry, including a Taste Talks award and a James Beard Foundation Award for “Outstanding Bar Program” in 2016. Accolades have been generous, which only deepens our commitment to the history and to those who have guided us along the way.

Maison Premiere continues to nurture an intimate and welcoming gathering every night of the year, despite weather, holidays, or any other reason to stay at home. We hope to be where you meet, greet, or celebrate soon, because we do it with you.

Maison Premiere's Evergreen Absinthe Cocktail
Maison Premiere's Evergreen Absinthe Cocktail
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Classic Absinthe Cocktail: Tuxedo No. 2
Classic Absinthe Cocktail: Tuxedo No. 2
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Oysters Make a Comeback - New York Times
Oysters Make a Comeback - New York Times
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How to: Serve & Drink Absinthe Correctly - Zagat
How to: Serve & Drink Absinthe Correctly - Zagat
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Recipient of the 2016 James Beard Award for "Outstanding Bar Program"
Finalist 2014 & 2015
"Best Seafood Restaurants Around the World"
Travel + Leisure
"Best Bars in America"
Esquire Magazine
"New York`s Best Oyster Bar"
Pete Wells - The New York Times
"The Best New Orleans Cuisine in New York"
Forbes Magazine
"The Absolute Best Raw Bar in New York"
Grub Street
Top 50 Bars North America 2023
World's 50 Best Bars 2014, 2015, 2016
Top 100 Bars 2023
North America's 50 Best North America's 50 Best
Maxim Magazine Maxim Magazine
Imbibe Magazine Imbibe Magazine
The New York Times The New York Times
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Saveur Magazine Saveur Magazine
TimeOut New York TimeOut New York
The New York Times The New York Times
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