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Jan 6, 2010 12:31 PM

Maize Restaurant in Perkasie

A new place has opened in the former Cafe Avocado space. It's called Maize. Chef/owner is Matthew McPhelin , late of Lacroix at the Rittenhouse and Savona Grill. The menu looks amazing. Planning to go this weekend. Has anyone been?

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  1. Thanks for the news! Will check it out. Do you know if it's lunch and dinner? Price range? I'll have to stop by and at least look at the menu. Please be a good restaurant, please be a good restaurant, please be a....

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    1. re: watercress

      The website that wandasue posted above has the menu. The website says dinner 5-10 Tuesday -Saturday, mains price range is 18-22. Would love to hear a review of the restaurant.

    2. Go! Go! Go! We had a marvelous meal last night. Their grand opening is next weekend. I'll post a more detailed description soon, but until then, please try Maize restaurant. I could easily name established places in Doylestown, Allentown, Phila, and closer to home where I have had meals with less finesse, flavor, attention to detail. We intend to be regulars.

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      1. re: wandasue

        Glad someone good is in there. It's a great addition to Washington House for people going to the Sellersville Theater.

        1. re: JohnnyKBar

          Menu for opening night looks pretentious. "Forked potatoes"? Come on.

          1. re: Sauerkrautman

            Ha! I thought the same thing when I saw the menu. That one made me laugh out loud, but who cares (if the food's good)? It's not like we have that many good places around here. Maybe they're pretentious and out-of-date/ out-of-synch with their town ("Maize"???), but food is the important thing.

            1. re: watercress

              Out of date with Perkasie - definitely not. Out of synch - well, if all Perkasie ever wants is informal and inexpensive, maybe. I would like to believe that there is room for a Perk, a Revivals, a Washington House, and a place like Maize in our area. I would go to Maize if it were in Doylestown. Why not in Perkasie? Keep some of my dining out dollars here and perhaps bring some in from elsewhere? The old saying about eateries in Perkasie is that people who live in Perkasie will not go out to eat to a "nice" restaurant in Perkasie. Why not change that?

              The food is good, the space inviting - I think the package is a great value. I'll be there for the grand opening with bells on!

              1. re: wandasue

                Went for dinner Friday night with friends. Bread came to table, biscuits with some corn flour were fresh hot out of the oven and fantastic served with butter and local honey. Next pan seared scallops served with asparagus and vermouth sauce, perfectly cooked and delicious.
                Tasted my wife's split pea soup served with smoked pork was also very good. Friends enjoyed two different green salads which were good.
                I ordered duck served with quinoa and oranges/cranberries and duck jus
                also a great dish perfectly cooked.
                Also tried the crab cakes which were very moist and flavorful.
                The bison was fantastic medium rare and tender with swiss chard.
                Had for dessert a cheese plate and the chocolate terrine a mouse like
                treat with a subtle pistachio sauce .
                All in all the meal was wonderful. One of the better restaurants in the
                philadelphia aree. Food was about $75/couple (BYOB)
                The only area that needs a little work is the waitstaff , young not
                much experience yet. A little out of the way but well worth the drive....

      2. Let some time past to allow them to get their feet on the ground. Had dinner there week of March 8, 2010. Having lived in Doylestown, I would put them in the same category as the finer restaurants there. The food and presentation was exquisite, everything was delicious, and the service was outstanding. The chef even came out to take our order. The pricing now is between 18-28 for entrees. For those of us who like blue cheese, there is a blue cheese tart for an appetizer. Don't miss it. It also is BYOB.
        The last reservation is taken for 8:00pm. They do close at 10, but count on 2 hours for dinner. Everything is made when ordered, which takes time , but well worth it. It is a small restaurant seating about 28, so I would recommend reservations.
        The Menu has changed 6 times since they opened according to the chef, due to the fact that he will only use sustainable, fresh and seasonal foods. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is we were only there once. If the restaurant maintains it's consistency, I would easily give it 5.

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        1. re: HHFMDF

          Wifey and I went there and it was pretty good (REALLY good for Perkasie), but pretentious and very slow for the food to come out, and I DO understand that homemade, high-quality food takes time. This was beyond that and then some. The waiter was annoyingly fawning, and had to prove that he had a brain and was normally a schoolteacher. Well that's fine mister, but could you just deliver the food please? We'll give it another shot sometime. The ingredients were high quality, if sometimes poorly balanced. If an ingredient sounds sexy but doesn't add anything to the dish (or if you can't taste it), then why bother? Just to make people who don't know better go "ooooohhh"?

        2. Ate here with my wife and two friends this past Saturday. Amazing meal. To start the wife and I shared a salad with anchovie, Parmigiano-Regianno and poached egg. For our mains she had the duck leg with tagliatelle and mushroom sauce while I chose the bison with mashed potatoes and swiss chard. This along with wine from local Bucks county wineries made for a special evening. It was our second time in a month and it will not be the last.

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          1. Thanks for the post wandasue. Interesting and provocative reviews from krautman, cpski and HHFMDF. HH based on your star ratings I was interested in reviewing your other posts. I was surprised to find none. Perkasie; going to have to fire up the navigation system

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            1. re: Bacchus101

              Bacchus.. up route 309, get off for Sellersville, and then make a right in downtown Sellersville. Its not too far. Maize is worth the trip if you don't mind the drive. Its also a good alternative to the Washington House if you are going to a show at the Sellersville Theater.

              1. re: cwdonald

                Thanks CW, that helps a lot. A drive thought an Autumn countryside to a new restaurant is a nice adventure.

                1. re: Bacchus101

                  We went last night after reading these recent posts. One of the best meals ive had all year. Great place