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Maison Premiere, New York

United States

Extracted from A Brooklyn Bar For All Reasons. Buy your copy here.

We’ve stopped being surprised at the ever-expanding number of fancy food purveyors on this formerly grubby stretch in Williamsburg, but Maison Premiere impresses. The décor is a faux-decadent faded elegance, like a set design for a Tennessee Williams play, with a dash of steampunk in place of fusty velvet. The staff’s bow-ties, white shirts and aprons indicate that cocktails are serious business. Specialities are oysters and absinthe, a delectable variety of each. Happy hour is a madhouse, so we set our sights on an off-hour pastis at the bar.

Maison Premiére 298 Bedford Avenue (Grand and S. 1st), Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel: 347 335 0446
Sun-Thu: 4pm-2am; Fri & Sat: 4pm-4am 

Written by Jon Hammer and Karen McBurnie of Grade "A" Fancy Magazine, essential reading for the Gothamite with an appetite 

Photos: Melissa Hom and Noah Fecks

Published 11 September 2014

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