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Posted by Anonymous on 10/07/2005
The evening began poorly, with the maitre d'hotel chastising us for being fifteen minutes late (although the restaurant had many empty tables the entire time we were there). The food was uneven. The amuse-bouche (flaked cod) contained bones; the steak was tough; the baby squid salad uninspired. The duck was delicious, however--well-prepared, well-presented, and a lovely piece of meat. The waitstaff were indeed exceptional: friendly, helpful, professional and accomodating.
Posted by JuliannaKirsta on 09/08/2005
Felt I should leave a review for these guys, I ate here with my boyfriend a few nights a ago for his Birthday. We had a fabulous time. Neither one of us can stop talking about our meal. I had not even heard of Mas until a friend mentioned something about it maybe a month ago. I guess its been open for over a year, but it really has to be one of the city's best kept secrets. I kept scanning the dining room for celebrities. I wouldn't be surprised if foodies and the famed and fabulous alike are trying to keep this place to themselves. Remarkable wine matched our cuisine.
Posted by BarrettC on 09/01/2005
I'm surprised by the recent reviews. I just found this place a few nights ago around the corner from me, and will save every penny in order to return for the real six course experience. I was fortunately able to get a last minute reservation and was overwhelmed by the whole experience. Wonderful cheese and wine selection. I had the lobster and my roommate had the halibut. Both tasted superb. The dishes were obviously fresh and were well executed -the lobster in a carrot consumme and the halibut with organic vegetables. For dessert we split the frozen milk chocolate caramel, but, of course, wished for seconds.
Posted by sam sampson on 08/29/2005
The food was overall not so good. The chef added pepper to a person in our party's dish after he spicifically asked them not to. A mini fight broke out in between some of the waiters half way into the meal, Luckily our waiter was not involved. Our waiter was very friendly, and did his best to accomodate us. He was very nice and apologized for the food mix-up, He was very sincere. Though the restaurant is nicely decorated, the attitudes of most of the people were snotty. Over all i would not reccommend this place.
Posted by Scott k. on 08/29/2005
My wife and I had dinner at Mas this past Saturday night. We started around 11 pm which was nice because they serve late. We were given a beautiful romantic corner table. We ordered a wonderful bottle of montrachet at a fairly reasonable price. The evening went downhill once we looked at the menu. We had eaten here before and had a wonderful meal except for the fact the food was not hot enough. This time there was such a poor choice of menu items we could hardly figure out what to order. When I told this to the waiter he suggested we try an eggplant entree at $28 or $30. I didn't come here to eat eggplant. Only fish entree was monkfish which was okay but not much flavor. A cobia appetizer which is usually made with tuna had the consistency of tough raw fish unlike the buttery quality of good tuna. All in all it was a very mediocre at best experience for $200 including tip. They knew we weren't happy and didn't even offer a comp dessert or drink. I will not go back.
Posted by aantonidas on 08/03/2005
I met my boyfriend here for dinner last weekend. I usually have low expectations for new york restaurants... I feel that we usually pay way too much for mediocre (unpersonable) service, and so-so food. I was enchanted by our dinner at Mas- the chef's tasting presented us with an exquisite course of exceptional cuisine. Fantastic oysters were served with a tomato sorbet. Delicius lamb loin, and amberjack tartare were two of my favorites. I will be more willing to venture into Manhattan if we have a plans to dine at Mas. Fabulous wine pairings .. as well!
Posted by bernadette on 07/07/2005
This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend who is a food critic for the capital region newspaper. I was overwhelmed to say the least. My husband and I both had the tasting menu and what a sampling of the chef's expertise and the fresh ingredients of the producers! I particularly enjoyed the squab, and my husband was drooling over his pork dish. Service was excellent!... ask to be seated at the farm table!