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39 Downing St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Bedford St.
By meb11215 on 2/19/2008
I recently went to Mas and cannot rave enough about it. The food was outstanding - we each went for the $68 pre fixe menu, and the great thing is that the restaurant is flexible enough to allow you to substitute from the a la carte menu. Every single item we ordered was heavenly. The service was impeccable - the wait staff's attention to details was great, and the entire staff made us feel more than welcome. The overall experience was fantastic.
exquisite food and exceptional service
By KThomasCLT on 11/30/2005
What a lovely West Village find! The room is small, elegant & intimate. The service is friendly, but solicitous and respectful. The food is phenomenal French - you can't go wrong with any of the selections, especially the steak tartare and the butternut squash risotto. Highly, highly recommended.
Best Restaurant I Have been to.
By dannymartin on 1/3/2005
I am from New Orleans the meca of good food. MAS Farmhouse in the West Village is one of the best I have been to in many years. Service was great and the food was wonderful. Would highly recommend that you take in this great establishment.
Yummy Food, Great Service
By apb6 on 12/16/2004
I went to Mas last night and had the most amazing dinner. The food was absolutly great and the people were so friendly. I can't wait to go back. After reading all the hype I thought it would never live up. I was totally wrong.
Best Service in the City
By beckycheck on 10/11/2004
We dined at Mas at the end of this month and were completely blown away! The place is beautiful, hard to describe, kind of a farmhouse but kind of a fantasy apartment too. The food was some of the best we have had this year (we eat out EVERY night). Get the tuna appetizer with brown butter--it is like fish fois gras, and the lamb is PERFECT. The sevice was low key but so far above any we have experienced in the city. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
what restraunt did you go to?
By horner1 on 8/9/2004
To the people who loved Mas, right on!!! To the people that had negative reviews...where did you eat???? The whole experience was NY dinning at it's best.
By rmc on 8/4/2004
Dinner at Mas was just perfect! The food was delicious, the service was great, and the decor just beautiful. I can't wait to go back. Congratulations!
Mas is Amazing
By debbie1211 on 7/29/2004
The service, food and atmosphere at Mas were truly amazing. The staff treated us like royalty. The food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. I can't wait to go back! Congratulations on a great new venture!
A Well Polished Diamond
By citybird on 7/20/2004
Mas is perfection in service, style and food. Everything at Mas has been carefully put together to give you an aesthetically pleasing experience from the delicately painted plates, the natural wood stools in the waiting area to the music that turned slightly upbeat after 11:30 when I dined last Friday. The crowd of course matches the surrounding, but Mas is not all looks. Galen Zamarra is a chef who like a good modern dancer is clearly schooled in the finest classical tradition and so without a hitch takes you to new and exciting places. For fish lovers don’t resist his nut butter blanched tuna or anything he does with trout. My favorite dish, however, was desert; I went back the following night for a late night drink at the bar and a second helping of the Guinness icecream with chocolate on the side…a request the excellent wait staff was happy to accommodate at 1AM.
By FoodGuy1234 on 7/19/2004
I ate at Mas the other night and had a wonderful experience. The duck entree was superb and there was not a ramp to be found on the menu. Instead, since they were in season, there were beets. But they were blended beautifully into each of the dishes and complimented the individual ingredients chosen by the chef. If you don't want to eat in a creative venue where the food is painstakingly thoughtful and the menu items brought in fresh each day then don't come to Mas. For everyone else, this place is an absolute masterpiece. Oh yeah, the wine selection was pretty damn good too and the wait staff was able to match a perfect selection with my entree. I really can't say one thing bad about Mas. I recommend it very highly.
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