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Masa 14
Masa 14

Masa 14 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.masa14.com
  • Email: masa14@richardsandoval.com
  • Phone: (202) 328-1414
  • 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***

    MEMORIAL DAY 4/27/2013
    We will be open for brunch on Memorial Day from 10am - 3pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Latin American, Asian
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. ----

Now Masa 14 will be offering a Trio of Small Plates at $32/pp every Sunday from 5pm-Close, and Monday-Thursday 5pm-6:30pm. Price includes any three plates from our dinner or dessert menus plus one from: House White or Red Wine, Yuengling Draft, Strawberry Lemonade, or Margarita Tradicional. A non-alcoholic version of the Trio of Small Plates is available for $28. ----

Come try our $35 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Overall the food was good however the pacing was off. All of our small plates came out in less than 20 mins. It felt very rushed. Could definitely do a better job on that front."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "While all of the food was very good, the service was tremendous. Barbara took excellent care of us! Be sure to ask for her."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went here excited for brunch and were disappointed almost immediately after we arrived. First this place does not serve pancakes or Wales, both staples of brunch. In addition almost two_thirds of everything in the brunch list is omelets but we were told the chef was not cooking omelets? The only good thing about this place was the bottomless mimosas. Ayer being told basically there was no food, I definitely got my money's worth of mimosas. Oh and the nice ambiance as well."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great restaurant with exceptional rooftop Lounge. Wait staff is great but it enough of them. Happy hour is a great bargain."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Hands down, the best brunch deal in town. We love going with a group of friends because the food is great and the service is very attentive. We are hoping to have our post-wedding brunch there!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Went for bottomless brunch and ate a lot! Good food but not fantastic."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Second time had been to Masa14 and it was just as good as the first time. The food is great, tasty and fresh. Lots of interesting choices for everyone, also their cocktails are great!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Most of the food was very good. We loved the pork belly steamed rolls, mushrooms w/ goat cheese, and the crispy Okra. Everything on the menu is interesting so its a little hard to choise. Go with some friends so you can try many items. We enjoyed several cocktails and desserts as well. Everything was very good. I've already told several people to go to Masa 14"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Now I can't complain about my unlimited supply of lycée bellinis (they were fantastic) and the upbeat and energetic service we received but I will say this is not your traditional Sunday brunch. Don't come hungry and certainly don't bring your 6'5" boyfriend who you'd like to supply with needed energy. Small plates of a non traditional breakfast situation definitely put me in the mind of traveling and eating in Europe. Mostly Spain. We tried everything on the menu and although the plates were small I can't say one dish stood out to me as completely delicious. I loved the arugula but I can't remember falling for anything else. I was going to give a three but I think the food deserves 2.5."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Met friends there for happy hour so we stuck to the happy hour menu. Drinks and tapas were good, especially the shrimp rolls and the fried okra. Wait staff was hit-and-miss. A couple were very good, including the bartender who also waited on tables but the first server and food runners were slow, inattentive, and dismissive. They are introducing more sushi. It still needs some work. The two rolls we tried - seared tuna and a spicy one - were bland. Decent place for happy hour as long as you get the right waiter or waitress."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time at Masa 14. Our server, Cat was so friendly and did a great job and we appreciated the manager stopping by to say hello. The food"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Took my brother, who was visiting, here for the bottomless brunch. Food was excellent, great variety. The food came out quickly but some dishes could have been a little bit warmer. Some of the egg dishes were just barely warm which was fine, it would have been excellent if they were warmer. Only complaint is that our server made it difficult to switch between cocktails. They have several brunch cocktails that we wanted to try but my table pretty much stuck with just one variety because it was difficult to ask to switch it up."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I've been twice with two different friend groups and in both cases the table sent back food that tasted terrible."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We were a group of 6 that ordered a bunch of small plates. There was enough of each plate for all of us to try, with a but left over. Standouts were the salmon, meatballs, and flatbreads."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We made a reservation through Open Table with no issues. The food and drinks were amazing. We went on a Saturday night so the place was packed but we still received great service. I would go back every day for the pork belly buns!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We took a bachelorette party here for brunch and it was a HUGE success! It was such a fun day! They kept the drinks coming and we got more food than we could eat!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I went to Masa 14 this past weekend for brunch. We opted for the "bottomless brunch" special -- $35 which covers bottomless brunch dishes AND bottomless brunch drinks. Awesome! I tried out the lemon lager, which wasn't spectacular, but the Masa Mimosa was pretty delicious. I liked every food item I ordered. The brunch sides, in particular, are great (grits, home fries, cauliflower, and fried yucca). We were seated back by the kitchen which wasn't ideal, but the food came SO quickly, so it made up for it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had the special that includes three small plates and a glass of wine per person. The wine was quite good (not some lousy house wine) and the small plates were delicious and the reflected innovative recipes that one gets at Sandoval's restaurants. Our waitress suggested that we get 5 plates for the two of us and share a dessert plate. This turned out to be an excellent suggestion. The restaurant is designed as a bar and one cannot escape the noise from the bar or the loud music; so not ideal for a romantic night out. That said, it is a great place for dinner if you happen to be in the neighborhood or are attending either the Studio or Source theaters."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I have been to Masa 14 a number of times, and every time is great. I love the brunch special, $35.00 all you can eat and drink. I love the ambience and the service! Great spot!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Some old friends and I met for brunch at Masa 14. None of us had been before, so we took advantage of the bottomless brunch and tried almost everything on the menu. The small plates format made it ideal for tasting and sharing. Overall, we enjoyed everything our energetic server brought to us. $35 for bottomless food and alcoholic beverages makes Masa 14 the best brunch value I've seen in DC. I definitely recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I went there for brunch with a friend for my birthday. We did the bottomless brunch, which is a great deal. between the two of us, our bill was a little over $70.00, but we ate and drank well over $100 worth if we ordered everything a la carte. The portions are perfect for you to try multiple items on the menu. I love the the Latin-Asian fusion and the atmosphere was also perfect. While we ate we got to rock out to 80s rock music the entire time, which only added to the fun. It was also wonderful that they have a gluten-free menu and the staff was knowledgeable about that as well"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food was not memorable enough to go back,except for the fois gras, which was in it of itself just so amazing, we reordered it and had seconds. Other than that, not impressed at all. Trust me, everything was good, it just wasn't 'really good'. We didn't leave wanting to go back for anything other than the fois."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I have been to masa 14 a few times before, and I had always had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the food. However, this time the food was mediocre and not as flavorful. The meat kept coming out over-cooked, and the food took extremely long to come out. It took the waitress 10 minutes to bring us a menu. I'm afraid the quality and service is starting to go downhill from here."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Amazing brunch and out waiter Rondaldo was awesome. He brought us so many plates that he figured we would like. He also kept bringing us drinks and even got us shots at the end. Very well done brunch (awesome food, great drinks, well worth the $35) and must do if friends are visiting."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I can't say enough good things about this place. I've been several times now and it's consistent - amazing service, probably the best in the area, delicious food, and a buzzing atmosphere that is energetic but not noisy and annoying."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Made room for my party when I accidentally made a reservation for the wrong day. The service was great! I will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Amazing deal for Saturday brunch. $35 all you can eat and drink. Great food choices. Delish Mimosas. Totally recommend."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was a solid B- and the service the same. Given all of DC's new and interesting restaurants, I would not rush back here."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Arrived early in the evening, preconcert. Modest noise level, easy conversation. Very good, attentive service. Calamari was excellent, great flavor, texture and the right amount of heat. Brussel sprouts were nice and savory. Salmon was perfectly cooked and delicious. Very good experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had my birthday dinner at Masa 14 on Sat. night 2-15-2014, the first time I went to this restaurant. There were 4 of us so we ordered a bunch of dishes, including the crunchy shrimp (not really that crunchy), proscuitto flatbread, spicy tuna temaki, steamed jasmine rice, beet salad, wok-charred edamame, roasted mushroom cazuela (so small!), ancho rubbed beef brisket (a brick of beef!), crispy brussels sprouts (the first one they sent out was cold, so they redid it & then didn't charge us for it), fried tofu & pan-roasted cauliflower. (I would like to add more, but the review length will not allow me). :("
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The bottomless brunch at Masa 14 is not to be missed. The tapas is fun and the unlimited drinks gets everyone in a good mood. Very sexy and the city, and highly recommended for a girls brunch. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Good and unique food. Loved the twist in most traditional Latin dishes that people would normally be scared to tried unless they are cooked and presented in a unique way. I highly recommend the seaweed/jicama salad - this is a great fusion dish, which is the main theme at the restaurant. The ambiance was fun, and it's definitely more catered towards the younger crowd. You also cannot beat the bottomless mimosas for brunch. Despite how busy the restaurant was, the servers were very attentive and checked on our table quite often. Overall, great food and great value and certainly recommend if you are looking to try something new."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Their $35 unlimited tapas and drinks (mimosas, bloody marts, bellinis and more) brunch is totally worth it! Tons of delicious small plates to choose from, as well as boozy drinks. Best to go here with at least 3 or 4 people so that you can order different plates and share a bit of each without getting too full. My girlfriends and I definitely got our money's worth. Nice ambiance as well - nice Spanish guitar music and I'm a fan of their decor. Highly recommended! Keep in mind that they are very popular, so making a reservation a few weeks ahead of time is usually necessary."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I took a friend out for her birthday and we were quite hungry to start, so we ordered a variety of carnivorous tapas. Pork buns, shrimp ceviche, mussels, chicken wings, and beef brisket. I was a little worried that this mix would be strange, but I shook that off quickly because with every dish, I wanted more. The flavors were distinct, yet compatible. From those tapas, I found the mussels and brisket outstanding, oh and the pork buns. By the end, we even considered having buns for dessert, but decided our bellies would want us to ease up. The meal was perfectly satisfying and now I'll be eyeing Masa 14 for their endless brunch!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I have to start this review with very high praise for our server Mohammed. He was super attentive, insightful about the menu and just a genuinely excellent server. He really made the experience fun. The menu of Latin/Asian fusion is very interesting. We were a party of three and, as such, we sampled a great many of the small plate options. The Tuna Sashimi Flatbread and the Prosciutto Flatbreads were particularly good, as were the Wok-Fried Calamari and the Pork Belly Steamed Buns. The Thai Pumpkin soup was also a very pleasant surprise. The Spicy Tuna Temaki wasn't really suitable for sharing, and the tuna in this dish was particularly fishy. The Yucca fries were the only total disappointment on the menu; bland and boring - skip it."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I really enjoy Masa 14. My favorite drink is the spicy cucumber margarita! The food is tapas-style and delicious. The service we had was fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "For all the hype, not to mention tightness for reservations for Mesa 14 brunch, we left disappointed. Love the ambiance, great scene. The food came out cool, brunch drinks were ok. If you don't have an iron stomach, avoid the Bacon bloody Mary. If you are looking for excellent brunch Food, skip. There are much better places."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This menu has slipped greatly in quality of execution. If you haven't been in awhile, don't bother."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Some friends & I went here for the MLK Day brunch...hands down the best brunch I've ever been to!! I cannot stress HOW DELICIOUS all the small plates were (for $35 all you can eat/drink, we tried everything on the menu)! The mimosas tasted great also. I WILL be back! Love this place!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Attended for my Birthday and enjoyed the food and atmosphere very much. However, even though I made a reservation, we weren't sat for 30 minutes which cut our overall time short since brunch ends at a specific time. I would have liked to been able to take advantage of the full two hours that I was promised upon reserving."
    Dined on 1/26/2014