Maison Premiere serves up the largest selection of absinthe and oysters in Williamsburg with an Old World flair. Inside reveals a beautiful marble bar, absinthe drip, and the romantic atmosphere of New Orleans. Created by the designers behind nearby Moto, this gorgeous salon—its green walls fogged with a faux patina that suggests decades of Gauloises smoke—is devoted to the twin pleasures of oysters and absinthe: two French Quarter staples with plenty of appeal in Brooklyn.

Maison Premiere was dreamed up by Josh Boissy, who operates a bistro across the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway called Le Barricou. When you take a seat at Maison Premiere, you are handed a long list of spirits, cocktails and wines; a pencil, and a seafood menu.

Maison Premiere has up to seventeen different kinds of oysters from all over North America on the menu at any given time. Price per oyster ranges from $1.95 to $3.15, but if you are a real oyster lover, visit Maison Premiere during its happy hour, where all oysters go for only $1 a pop.

Maison Premiere
Mon-Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat-Sun, noon-4am
298 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

All Photos © Alice Gao