Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Maisonette

The building at 114 East Sixth Street was once home to The Maisonette, the longest running 5-star restaurant in North America.  The Comisar family opened the Maisonette in 1949 at a location on Fifth Street.  It moved to the Sixth Street location in the 1960’s.  The restaurant was known for its fine French cuisine, exceptional service, and décor.  For 41 consecutive years until it’s closing in 2005, the restaurant received a 5-star rating from the Mobil Travel Guide.  Local favorite, Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel, was chef de cuisine at The Maisonette from 1993 until 2001 when he left to open his own restaurant, Jean-Robert at Pigall’s.  Also located in the building directly below The Maisonette was La Normandie, a restaurant and tavern and another local favorite.

The building will be the future home of Boca, a restaurant that is currently in Oakley and is operated by Chef David Falk who once worked at The Maisonette.

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