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 Friday 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.- 1 a.m.


Monday thru Thursday 12 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Saturday 11 a.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.







Maison Premiere accepts reservations in the dining room and garden dining (season permitting) for up to six guests, and reservations are accepted up to one month in advance at Resy.

Our seasonal garden is open from April to November. Please state your preference when securing your reservation, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference.

All parties of up to 10 people are welcome to book our greenhouse dining table, and larger parties are welcome to choose from a variety of events packages. For all such inquiries, please contact

Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar, as well as in the dining room, depending on availability.


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 multiple placements on World’s 50 Best Bars, North America’s 50 Best Bars, Taste Talks, Tales Of The Cocktail,  James Beard Foundation Award for “Outstanding Bar Program” in 2016. In May of 2023, we released the Maison Premiere Almanac, which was subsequently nominated for a James Beard Foundation Media Award, as well as a Tales Of The Cocktail Spirited Award. 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.

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
TOTC Spirited Awards TOTC Spirited Awards
VINEPAIR: Martini Madness VINEPAIR: Martini Madness
JBF Media Awards 2024 JBF Media Awards 2024
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
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