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Posted by Mid 30's NYC food loving couple on 06/28/2010
At the encouragement of the waiter we decided to order the chef tasting menu. The selling point… it was a special menu and the chef would be surprising us. We were very disappointed to learn that most of the dishes were on the regular menu. In particular because the tasting menu was $95 each and we could have re-created it for a lot less and with larger portions. The table next to us ordered a la carte and they had 3 of the same dishes we had, except twice the portions. Needless to say felt a bit hoodwinked. Overall, nice restaurant (not a must) but I would not do the tasting menu. Also, surprised at the lack of red wines below $100.
Posted by Kit on 06/13/2010
I am a picky eater, and this may have been the most expensive meal of my life, but it was worth every penny. My group participated in the tasting menu. I was worried that my food restrictions would ruin the meal for the table, but that wasn't an issue at all. The menu was easily tailored to everyone's taste. Our waiter was extremely informative and knowledgeable. I cannot say enough good things.... Delicious!
Posted by anonymous on 05/27/2010
my wife loves this restaurant, she really loves it for the wonderful service and food. the tables are somewhat close together, but people there are so nice that they don't speak loudly, it doesn't make you feel that you are sitting really close to other people. the service is great, exceptional. the servers are so patient to explain the menu to us and every time two servers come together to serve us (take our dishes for me and my wife), so this is actually a one-to-one service. plus they don't wear uniform but smart-casual dressings. honestly i don't think the food really taste excellent except that the ingredients are really really fresh, but my wife loves the food. a bottle of good burgundy should be excellent to pair with any of the food on the menu (or not on the menu). one of the must-try restaurants in your life.
Posted by anonymous on 02/22/2010
I'm a fairly experienced foodie--many Guide Michelin starred restos and as well as tasty dives throughout the world. The food, atmosphere and service at Mas (you do pronounce the "s", even though it is French, to differentiate is from "mine" or ma). is simply outstanding. 'nough said.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/29/2010
The menu is both comforting and inventive here. While others have complained about the portion size and the closeness of the other tables, I found it to be no issue whatsoever! Other than going to a steak house, one should know that if you are going to an expensive restaurant, chances are it's for the quality, not quantity of food. The staff was excellent and were able to make recommendations and answer questions to all members of my party. I personally enjoyed the steak tartare appetizer with a quail egg on top, a great classic that had been spruced up enough to make it something new and exciting. For my entree I tried squab for the first time and was glad that I decided to because it was delicious. The chef prepared it in a mildly sweet sauce that played well with the gaminess of the bird. The amuses of crabcake and figgy pudding that the chef and pastry chef sent out respectively were also extremely delicious. Finally, I enjoyed the homemade sorbets as a refreshing end to a delicious meal. I will DEFINITELY go back!
Posted by jeannemc on 08/12/2009
Four of us dined here last evening. We all did the four course pre-fixe, but they offer a 6 course chef choice as well. I was very pleased with the food as well as the service, as several of the servers all gave great suggestions. I had the heirloom tomato tart, sweet corn and scallop soup, and the cornmeal crusted soft shell crab ( perfectly cooked ) For desert we had the salted caramel ice cream with hazelnut and chocolate mousse, and I also tasted a glacee with fruits and sorbet that was wonderful. Great place to dine with friends with which one has great conversations, as the dining experience can last a bit with a pre-fixe (which I love). I will go again. $120 per person including wine (a bottle of Montgomery place red blend) and 22%tip.
Posted by Chan-Chan on 05/16/2009
While we all have different taste and expectations--I'd have to say, Mas is one of my favorite places in all of New York and even in the world. It is combination of genuinely kind service, lively yet intimate atmosphere, reasonable top dollar prices, and of course, delicious food. On the few times I went to Mas, the restaurant has never disappointed. The whole package really is there, if you give it an honest chance. I've definitely put this restaurant on my list of most memorable and delicious...(Also, if you do want to give it a try, don't pass up on any of the meat entrees--they've def. nailed down technique!)