Masa 14
Masa 14

Masa 14

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/masa14
  • Phone: 2023281414x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 5pm-11pm, Fri/Sat: 5pm-12am
    (Late Night Menu available 12am-2am Fri/Sat)

    Brunch: Sat/Sun from 10am-3pm
    Happy Hour: Daily from 5-7pm

    Happy hour specials are not available in the main dining room. Brunch is served on the rooftop between 10am-3pm. ***No reservations are taken for the rooftop level***
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Richard Sandoval / Kaz Okochi / Felipe Milanes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room off the entrance, which can accommodate 18
  • Private Party Contact: info@Masa14.com x
  • Entertainment: Live DJ from 10pm-Close every Friday and Saturday night, spinning tribal and tech house.
  • Special Events: Masa 14 has the capacity to hold 240 guests for a standing reception.
    The spacious 100-seat restaurant, handsome 74-seat bar/lounge which is divided into three sections featuring ample selections of tequila, sake, beer, wine and cocktails.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between S and T
  • Public Transit: Closest Metro stop: Green Line, U Street / African-American Civil War Memorial / Cardozo
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Valet service Wednesday-Saturday.

A word from Masa 14
Chef Richard Sandoval, who brought us his marriage of Latin-Asian flavors, Zengo has partnered with Chef Kazuhiro "Kaz" Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro to bring us Masa 14 - a new joint concept serving Latin and Asian small plates. ----

Come try our $39 Unlimited Pre Fixe Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays featuring bottomless brunch cocktails and unlimited small plates* Seating for Prix Fixe ends at 2pm. ----

*Prix Fixe specials are only available if all guests in party are purchasing the special. A la carte brunch items are available for tables who do not wish to participate in the special.
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Masa 14 reviews from OpenTable diners
198 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (100)great for brunch (93)good for groups (86)hot spot (82)vibrant bar scene (81)neighborhood gem (68)special occasion (54)great for outdoor dining (51)romantic (27)late-night find (26)great for lunch (23)notable wine list (9)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    vibrant and trendy. we sat on the outdoor deck upstairs, had lots of tasty tapas, good mojitos and lovely waitstaff - all made for a funky and fun dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Brunch
    BloodyMaryBrunchVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    OMG. BEST. BRUNCH. IN. DC. Our server, Rosie, was amazing, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my faves
    Adrienne
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I had been working weekends for the last few years so brunch at Masa was #1 on my list when I finally got my weekends back. It did not disappoint. Their menu has changed a bit, they seem to have eggs with every dish (not a complaint) but they've kept up the quality and the bottomless mimosas. Why they were often a little slow to refill our glasses, overall it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Right!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    From the moment I walked in I was impressed. Started upstairs for cocktails before dinner. It's a root top technically, but not a ROOFTOP. The bartenders were awesome and quick, the drinks were unique and very good. Dinner was outstanding, and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu, which is key when eating Tapas. She helped us find just what we were looking for. I'd recommend this Masa 14 to anyone looking for a great dinner at the right price in a great environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has Potential
    1foodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went for dinner prior to a show at the 9:30 club. We sat on the roof top terrace and ordered a variety of items -- there were 6 of us. While the food was pretty good, the service was not. It appeared that our waiter was way in the weeds and not personable at all. I am not sure I would go back as there seems to be quite a few new spots in the area to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpectedly Delicious
    Live2eat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wasn't sure what to expect from "latin-asian" fusion, but it was unexpectedly delicious. The food is all served tapas style, which allowed us to sample several dishes but still left us feeling full. The waitress was very honest in her assessment and recommendations of the food, which we appreciated. If you have a chance, check out their happy hour on the rooftop - best deal for wonderfully made drinks that I have ever found.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Original and tasty food!
    Ruca
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was very good and eclectic! The place was very nice. The service was good but the food was served really fast. Pacing could have been better. We did not like the desserts and it was very loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What you see is what you get
    Finickytourist
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Heavy on the Asian. Not so much Latin/fusion. Portions good size and great for sharing. My problem is that it was noisy; I wouldn't recommend sitting outside; and the food while consistently good was not exceptional or unique. Still lots of choices and fun for a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Things have changed, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have been to Masa 14 a dozens times or so and my last visit was different from previous. Usually the food is great, value is a bargain, and you leave full and happy. This time, the food was barely ok. Menu items has changed and now they send you dishes even if you didn't order. It didn't go well - too many dishes at my table, some gets cold, new items are not that great, some old items that were loved are now gone. Service was no good this time, but that's not a reflection of the entire place, just one person. So for me it's still a decent deal/experience, but i don't like the change in menu, and the pushing of plates that disrupt my timing of a relaxed time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rooftop Spot
    Seauxcocoa
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had drinks and sushi with girlfriends. Management was on point and very accommodating and helpful. I'd mos def go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bottomless brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The bottomless brunch here is delicious. It comes out with small plates of everything you want on the menu, if you like it you can get it as many times as you want! Love the food/ambiance/and the people!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome brunch
    kitkitty
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Three friends and I went to Masa 14 for brunch on a Saturday morning and had an awesome time. We did the bottomless drinks and food option and it was definitely worth the $39. Our waitress made the meal fun and was good about refilling our bottomless mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys. She recommended a lot of great food options and they were all delicious. I recommend making an earlier reservation because once the place filled up, the service was less prompt. Overall, a great time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have you tried the sushi!
    Mrgreenthumb
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    First timer, food had great presence and great flavor. Sushi came out quick and was absolutely some of the best sushi I've had in DC. Great establishment, I would give it the taffer approval.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Atmosphere
    Divafoodie8
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I dined at this restaurant on a Saturday evening because it was recommended to me by a co worker. I made my reservations and dined with my partner. We were seated promptly and the server was quite attentive. The tapas style of service was great b/c we had the chance to try different foods during the meal. However, good the food was the noise level was at an all time high during the entire dinner. This meant we needed to yell while talking across the small table to hear each other. Plus they sat us right in between 2 other currently occupied tables which made it even more difficult to converse during dinner. Overall, the ceivche was delicious as well as the salmon with cilantro infused rice w/ curry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For young generations
    Oct26
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Toppings on the flatbreads are not enough, but hijiki salad was good. Calamari was soso.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food!
    BHardy
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised by Masa 14. I had no idea what to expect from a restaurant that is Asian and Mexican fusion. We went for restaurant week and tried about 12 things from the menu. All were larger portions than I expected and everything was delicious. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time will lead to another time
    TeeAnnVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was my first time at Masa 14. There was really no "bad dish" but some dishes were great. We were there during Restaurant Week so it was a great way to sample their dishes. I'll definitely go again. I had the lemonade drink which was fine but not great. My girlfriend said their drinks were okay. I don't have enough data to really weigh in. But service was pretty good despite a busy evening, so, again, will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot for Brunch
    BEG2
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The small plates are good for sharing with friends and the food is very creative. Some portions are small, but items are tasty. It is loud, but not really a problem more of an observation. A good place to enjoy a Sunday afternoon hanging out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    Foodd27
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food and drinks were amazing. Must get the cauliflower side dish.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay time
    Foodeater
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The hostess was very welcoming and kind. Our server was very personable. The main downfall about my experience was the food came out randomly and some items did not come at all. I inquired about the sliders, and our waiter informed us that they sold out. After that we saw multiple tables who arried after us receive the sliders. Drinks came out in good time. Only downfall was some food items were not available. I liked the drink deals from 3-7pm
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    JySkrVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had been to Masa14 once before about a year ago. I had remembered the food being a lot better. Walked in and their were two drunks lingering at the hostess desk. She did nothing to move them on their way. Finally, we were seated. The waitress stopped by with menus after sometime, but then disappeared (from entire restaurant) for about 10-15 minutes. She was nowhere to be seen. I wish we had left then. When the food finally came, it was satisfactory, but nothing to write home about. Was a disappointment since I was hoping to show a friend from out of town a nice time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unimpressed with brunch service
    tigers920
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A few friends and I went to Masa 14 for brunch for the first time this past weekend. We were all really looking forward to having bottomless brunch there after hearing rave reviews from other people. Despite having reservations, it took us almost 40 minutes to be seated. Because we were seated so late, we didn't get to enjoy the full two hours of bottomless brunching we had been looking forward to since bottomless ends at 3:00. Also, there were some champagne glasses broken near the front of the restaurant, and it took several minutes for it to be cleaned up (meanwhile my friend cut her foot on a piece of glass!). Overall, the food was good and our waitress was great, but I don't think we'll be going back there for brunch again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the unlimited brunch
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Tasty Asian/Spanish tapas style unlimited brunch. You definitely get your money's worth. I calculated in food alone my husband and I would've spent $91, but doing the unlimited we only spent ~$80 including drinks. Get one of everything-- I can't say I especially loved one thing, but each thing wasn't bad. Bacon fried rice and angus slider were of note.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian/Spanish Fusion
    CasualFoodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The menu had a unique spin on tapas. The pork belly was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs to be improved
    Notahappycamper8
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We all work in customer service and know that glitches are possible. The server ran into my friend, stepped on her toe and didn't even apologize. We were told to go the bar when we asked for a glass of water. The total bill was messed up and it took them 20 min to figure out what's going on. Our plesant dining experience was ruined at the end
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best brunch in DC
    DCintern
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The brunch is tapa style and they have a $25 unlimited food option. This was easily the best brunch my friends and I had the entire summer we were in DC. The service was amazing, the food even better. You will not be disappointed and you will not leave hungry!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab Brunch!
    drunkoffbrunch
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Made reservations for Sunday brunch for 3 at 12:30, I was late and the restaurant was very accommodating, we were still seated upon arrival. We all went with the all bottomless brunch option and enjoyed EVERYTHING we ordered. my friends were a little worried because the menu isn't traditional brunch (waffles and omelets, and bacon...etc) but they really enjoyed it. I'm already planning our return! BEST. BRUNCH. EVER.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool Atmosphere
    Christine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went for lunch / brunch on a Saturday as a party of 2. Great, vibrant atmosphere for hanging out and having drinks. Service and the food itself was mediocre at best, but that being said, would if I were with a large group looking to snack and party the unlimited brunch deal is a no-brainer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    Romeo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If unlimited small plates wasn't enough,the above average quality of the offerings was an added bonus. I really liked that they had a non-alcoholic option, which is hard to find since it seems you cannot have brunch without the traditional mimosa or Bloody Mary. I would recommend going early since the place starts to fill up around 11:30am. The service was great. The waitress was attentive but not overbearing. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect close to a hard week
    foxxy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    While getting an outside table can be challenging! The wait is worth it. Good food, ambience and great happy hour menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch!
    brunchfan
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went for brunch and you really can't beat the bottomless brunch deal. Loved the lychee bellini, masa mimosa, fried yuca, veggie eggs benedict. pizza was good too. good service. Do have to comment on the lighting and noise level in the main dining room. If you're sitting on the side tables, there's very little light, so a candle would be helpful. Also they should do something about the acoustics, found myself screaming to my friend across the table. Otherwise, really laid back atmosphere and you can hang out after brunch at the bar, nobody bothered us
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place is pretty legit
    TheChameleon
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our bartender Craig was on top of things, will be back most definitely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    melomelo
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went to Masa 14 due to recommendation - I am so glad we did... Do the brunch menu - unlimited... Masa mimozas are amazing.. the food plates are perfect for sharing.. you would enjoy each and every dish... the benedict is really good... lots of taste and flavors.. i would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    ChrisMVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Good food and great bar scene. Very pleased with the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will return
    Kristin
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We chose at least seven different things off of the menu plus a dessert and the only thing that disappointed was the flatbread- just not my cup of tea. Everything else was delicious. First time diner. Definitely need to come back. Was surprised that it wasn't more crowded around happy hour/dinner time. It started getting more filled later in the evening (on a Wednesday).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meesh
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I celebrated my birthday here with a group of 12 people and we had an awesome time. The food and service were excellent. I would definitely recommend to friends and I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious brunch
    Delish
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Brunch is always great here! Bottomless EVERYTHING if one so desires. We just did bottomless food, which was perfect for trying out a little bit of everything. Unfortunately, because it is (always) so busy during brunch and so many things are being ordered, our waiter forgot a few of our items. It's not a huge deal since you can just always order it again, but it was toward the end of our meal and we just didn't want to wait for more items to arrive. Overall, service was fine but there were a few hiccups but the bottomless food and drinks is why everyone goes. It is popular for a reason. Brunch items are not your typical french toast and eggs Benedict, there is a great array of different and exciting choices!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Latin-Asian Fusion
    ExpatVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    amazing dishes. Enjoy very much, especially the LoMein, Black Cod, Brisket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A find in DC
    DRFields
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Spent Fourth of July weekend visiting my daughter in Georgetown. Her friend recommended a bunch of places and boy were we happy with Masa! Great service; Gigi was friendly, gave great suggestions and made the experience wonderful. Food was hot to table, fresh with great unique offering! Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bottomless Brunch
    PHLdiner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Went here on my brother's recommendation for brunch on a Saturday morning. Fantastic bottomless brunch with solid cocktails and good food. Our waitress was great for the first 30 minutes we were there, but as more tables filled it seemed like the restaurant was understaffed. Overall a very positive brunch experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate