648 Bush St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410837.790338 -122.408039
Tue-Sat 5:30 pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Northeast
Great hotel BUT.. – It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!
great SF dinner for a special occasion – I would give them a 8.5 to 9 out of 10 which is very good considering my 10 is the French Laundry so this is a great place easy to book and a great location.
Citysearch Editorial Review – With its dark chocolate walls, four-foot tall floral arrangements and French patterned toile chairs, Masa's is the epitome of old-school, fine-dining elegance. Chef Gregory Short brings seven years of experience in the French Laundry's kitchen, though after five years at Masa's he's built himself a reputation all his own (unlike other big-name chefs, however, Short is in his kitchen five nights a week). His meticulous California-sourced French cuisine is showcased in five- and nine-course tasting menus that change weekly, but expect exquisiteness like Black River Farms Siberian Osetra caviar with Santa Barbara sea urchin custard and yuzu butter or an inexplicably juicy sautéed breast of Paine Farms squab with wild mushroom ravioli, glazed pearl onions and red currants. Masa's dashing master sommelier Alan Murray provides perfect, if often nontraditional, pairings (i.e. he couples the caviar dish with a rare unfiltered Japanese sake), and the cadre of staff dressed in head-to-toe black almost seem to outnumber guests; you'd be hard pressed to find a restaurant with more attentive service.
Perfect romantic night out – My boyfriend took me here for our anniversary and we had a really wonderful evening! It's definitely a fancy restaurant from the decor to the prices. They only do tasting menus, so there's no way around spending at least $100 per person. We went all out and got the 9 course tasting menu for $175 and everything was prepared perfectly. The presentation was beautiful and the staff attentive. If you want to impress a woman, definitely take her here!
great place to bring your wife on your aniversary – one of the dinning experiances we have had.
do the 9 course menue with the wine parings. the waiters were personable, on it ,and friendly. we had a great experiance. If you are looking for a truely unique and quality dinning experiance this is the place. We highly recomend it.
Time tested, tried and true. Have the tasting menu. It's divine. Just keeps getting better and better!
Excellent in every way. Have a glass of Champagne and a good converstation. – Took my wife for her birthday. Everything was excellent- food, service and atmosphere. I see some complaining about the snobiness of the staff- come on now.. this isnt country gourmet.
Good food, nothing special – Yes, it is a little stuffy and design is flat but the service and food were pretty good. We have reservation for 8:30pm and decided to go with Tasting Menu (9 courses) and... an hour and a half later we were still at our 3rd dish. However, waiter was very attentive to our comments that they did not have to wait so long between the courses to make us believe that this is a high end restaurant. After that, the intervals between the food became shorter and we were done close to midnight :)
After having eaten at a restaurant I always ask myself - was there anything particular what would make me to come back? I don't think so.
Too expensive – What a typical French SNOTTY restaurant. Nothing was impressive about this place, the staff was SNOTTY, the patrons were SNOTTY, the food was NOT IMPRESSIVE. I recommend going to Le Folie any day any time over this overpriced, overbearing, SNOTTY restaurant.
Not the best – This is a good place to try, but also a place to check off your list and say, I've been there and done that. The dishes are highly creative and some are superb, some are good, and others are fair. The best dishes we had this night were oddly the the free complemimentary dishes we recieved that were nice surprises. Some dishes we struggled to find the taste, or combination of tastes, to get enjoyment. Others were just flops of efforts of being creative. Looks like this place is more suited for business dinners or clients because of the pretense.
There are many other better places than this for alot less money that are must places to go back to in San Francisco.
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