Opened in 2004 under the name ICI, the now renamed restaurant Maison May in Brooklyn opened its doors in 2004 as both a restaurant and cafe during the day and a delightful private dining space at night. There are two parts to Maison May. There is Maison May Dekalb, which is a combo restaurant as well as a private event venue. Patrons can enjoy dining or hold private events in this beautiful brownstone.

The second floor features the Parlor Room, which is where guests can hold private events while enjoying specially crafted menus from the kitchen of Maison May.

The second part of Maison May is Maison May Vanderbilt, which is considered the central piece of Maison May and is also an extension of the owner Catherine May’s home. Vanderbilt is a cafe by day offering delicious locally sourced food while serving as a private event space at night. The vibe at Vanderbilt is personable, open, and inviting. There is a strict no-laptop policy here so that guests can focus on enjoying the food and their company.

Maison May Dekalb has become a local favorite in Brooklyn for those who value good food and a great ambiance.

Restaurant Hours

Maison May Dekalb operates 7 days a week. The specific days and hours of operation are as follows:


Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm


Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm


Reservations for Maison May Dekalb are required for dinner dining. Brunch is the only time the restaurant accepts walk-ins. Reservations can be made by contacting Maison May Dekalb via the inquiry page located on the restaurant’s website.


The menu at Maison May Dekalb changes monthly to reflect offerings from local farmers. As a commitment to quality, only the freshest ingredients are used. Along with a changing menu, Maison May Dekalb also offers special varieties of cheese and charcuterie. The following are examples of some of the menu offerings:

· Dinner - The dinner menus change monthly based on the availability of seasonal food products.

· Brunch - Saturday & Sunday at 10:00am: omelets, kale burgers, hangar steak sandwich, farro salads, French toast, granola, bacon scone, chive biscuit, sweet potato muffins, and an assortment of brunch cocktails.

Private Events

Maison May Dekalb offers private event dining space at both Dekalb and Vanderbilt. The following are some of the available spaces.

Dekalb – accommodates up to 100 guests

· Parlor Floor (second floor)

· Garden and Parlor Floor

· Full brownstone (full buyout of the entire brownstone)

Vanderbilt- Accommodates 40 seated guests and 60 standing guests

Sample Menus

Maison May also provides a variety of menu options for private dining to suit the needs of the guests.

More information about private dining services to include pricing, availability, and menu options is available by contacting Maison May directly at 718-789-2778.

Gift Cards

Gift certificates to Maison May Dekalb can be purchased online via the restaurant’s website and are available in increments from $25 to $300.


Maison May Dekalb, 246 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, Phone: 718-789-2778

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