MaSo
MaSo

MaSo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.masosf.com/
  • Phone: 4159770271x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday-Sunday 6:30am - 11:00am
    Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-1:30pm
    Dinner: 5:30pm- 10:30pm Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Hart
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Looking for a great space for a cocktail reception al fresco? Book MaSo’s Terrace today!
    We also offer Private Dining Rooms which serves up to 30 people with special menu options available.
    For all inquries, please contact Marianne Reodica at 415.974.8718
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Rooms serves up to 30 persons with special menu options available.
  • Private Party Contact: Marianne Reodica 4159748718x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available at an extra charge at the Westin San Francisco Market Street for a discounted rate for MaSo diners.
    Self parking is available for an extra charge at the Jesse Square Garage off Stevenson Street.
    Public Transit Stops: Bart: New Montgomery
    Muni: F, 30, 45, 8x, 81, 14.
A word from MaSo
MaSo, Market South Restaurant serves fresh, sustainably sourced California Cuisine.

Executive Chef John Hart offers comfort food favorites like tuna tartar, wonton tacos, dungeness crab bon bons, mac n lobster and berkshire pork porterhouse. The sophisticated MaSo charm is reflected not only in the creative menu but also in the retro computer design of the early days of...the Silicon Valley.

MaSo Bar, Lounge and Terrace features a relaxed atmosphere to meet and mingle with friends and business associates alike and to enjoy local wines or an innovative fresh cocktail.
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MaSo reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.7
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (4)neighborhood gem (3)special occasion (3)notable wine list (3)good for groups (2)romantic (2)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Bad service
    Hhhlll
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We booked a reservation here and the hostess told us we could "sit at the bar or leave" as there was a private event. Not sure why they bothered accepting reservations. Our server didn't even approach our table for 20 minutes then never returned unt we had finished our meal for several minutes. Wouldn't recommend.
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  • We enjoy it!
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Comfortable space. Nice atmosphere. Attentive staff. Excellent food. It was too warm outside to eat, but would really like nice. Nice setup and is very popular. Generally stay away from hotel restaurants, but this is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but....
    rluv4foodVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was good place to have lunch/brunch in San Francisco. Great service, and excellent location. Only "but" we have was that for a Saturday, many people want a true lunch menu and this was mostly brunch items..not a big selection for lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Servers we're inattentive and we felt like they didn't want to take our order. The Resturant was pretty empty, yet many of the tables still has food from previous guest.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    MaSo had all the ingredients for a great experience- great menu, location, decor. But a dud. We've dined at Trace which has similar attributes but is really great. Go figure. And go somewhere else. It's not that it's bad, it's just not good.
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  • EnjoyableBreakfastVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Didn't do a great job confirming my OpenTable reservation at breakfast. May need to make a point of it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere, service spot on, food yummy! Filet was "melt in your mouth" good, salmon cooked perfectly "was to die for"! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing bad, nothing outstanding
    Jonny
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Frankly, really average for the pricing, and did not even get any OpenTable dining points to boot. There are just too many good restaurants in the Market-Mission area to expect anyone besides Westin Hotel guests to eat here.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.1
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 147 reviews are from the MaSo reviews archive.
  • VHung08VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Surprisingly tasty food for a hotel restaurant. Had heard a lot about this place and finally got around to trying it. Not a huge selection, but I was able to find something I liked and it turned out to taste really great =)
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  • Great place and great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I attended MaSo last night with friends (one of my friends was staying at the Westin and I thought I might as well try it. and was very happy that it was such inviting place with fabulous food for a light palate or a foodie's heart! I had the buttermilk fried chicken and since my mom was a southerner, she would have wept tears of joy! That along with a wonderful house cab, appetizers and the chocolate cake with chocolate almond ice cream AND warm chocolate sauce - are you all trying to hurt me? Fabulous and my friends had a wonderful time too. A little noisy because there was a group meeting there behind us, but it was nice to have such a group who were enjoying as much as we were. Please keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basic hotel restaurant -good menu
    tashdeanVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I dined at many better (and price comparable) restaurants in San Fran and was disappointed when I arrived to learn this was a hotel restaurant. Very dead and service was very slow. However, our mains were delicious and they accommodated for my friends gluten free needs.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I attended a birthday lunch
    Awesome28VIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I attended a birthday lunch with several colleagues this week, and the lunch was spectacular! The Meat Loaf, Pumpkin Pasta/Skirt Steak, Salmon, Pumpkin Squash Soup, and Crabcakes....I give up, the ENTIRE menu is delish and each dish presentable and tastefully prepared, even the BREAD, which is warm, delicious and you definitely want to enjoy that experience! I highly recommend MaSo for a business meal, event, or meal with friends and family; there is a place for everyone to be accommodated. Bon Appétit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise!
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Was pleasantly surprised! Food was really good and the service was excellent. We'll be back! Reasonably priced for a hotel restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Meh
    Guerrero
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I decided to try Maso for lunch with a colleague because it is fairly near the office. We were underwhelmed. The "ceviche" (which is really more of a tartare) was good. We wanted to order the fried chilcken salad (having read good things about the fried chicken) but they had run out. (Huh? It was 1:00 and the place was not busy.) So I ordered the blackened flounder and my colleague ordered the meatloaf. The flounder was too spicy, too greasy and whatever flavor the fish might have had was clobbered by the sauce. (The mashed potatoes were good, though.) My colleague picked at her meatloaf before finally admitting it wasn't good. Service was only OK -- refilling the ice tea would have been welcome. So, I won't be back.
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  • Awful
    foodie08
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    The service was terrible, and the food was not much better. Great concepts behind it all, but terrible execution. I can't think of a restaurant in SF I'd rather avoid.
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  • Lack of attention to detail
    maymichaelVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Loud crowd in bar. Food order was incorrect. Tables not cleared. Average food at gourmet prices. It's just a loud bar with food.
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  • The food was totally delicious
    Awesome28VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    The food was totally delicious and the service was great! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elevated southern cuisine
    CBSFVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Elevated southern cuisine without an elevated price point Huge potions Ambience is slightly upscale without being stuffy Only downfall is the waitstaff - they are obviously servers not accustomed to working in a restaurant environment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last Minute Christmas Dinner
    Ravenmoon
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    My chef Partner always works on Christmas Day, and his schedule makes reservation options limited. Of course, Open Table had several places to choose from (thankfully!) but we were so delighted to find this gem so close to our hotel. And completely last minute. Our table was ready a little early and we were seated immediately. Our server was so helpful in choosing from the delicious choices offered. A fantastic meal in a beautiful setting, combined with über-friendly staff, made this Holiday meal an outing to remember. Many thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss the fried chicken!
    MarkmavenVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The fried chicken is to die for. Being Christmas day, they had a special holiday turkey meal which was a huge portion of excellent food. The (male) host was especially welcoming and warm. Nice table spacing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service for Mediocre Food
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Kind of a shame - wait staff was quick and attentive, portions were ample, but the good was just plain average. There was a genuine effort at better food, but no delivery .
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AGU respite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Every year about 20,000 geoscientists descend on Moscone for a geek feast. Many of us are also foodies. This was my first time at MaSo's and I'm very enthused to have discovered my new favorite place to eat 'n meet. I had the sugar pie pumpkin soup and the kale and arugula salad and swooned with delight. The soup came in it's own pitcher and was added to the little mound of purple barley and micro sprouts, keeping it hot until served. The salad had a just-right combination of pistachios and dates laced with a rich balsamic. The wait staff's attentiveness and the quick turn-around after we placed our order was noted and appreciated by our whole party. It helped us focus on our meeting instead of lunch logistics. I like Maso!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed By Service
    Patty
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Food is very good, but service was sub par on Thanksgiving. The pre fix menu was good value for the price. Just wish the gratuity had not been included as our service was lacking in many ways
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Burger!
    sfloveVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    The truffle fries and burger are delicious! The diver scallop entree is wonderful as well. The service was extremely attentive, friendly and professional.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Very corporate scene!
    SoonerFanSF
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Right near Moscone so the bar is buzzing with conference attendees. That's not a bad thing, just very distinctive atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter was so kind and
    Gwen
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Our waiter was so kind and patient. Was very helpful to our party who had special food needs. Thanks for a great evening!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place that lacks spark.
    Kiss77
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    I took the wife to this place mainly because I heard so much about it. What I noticed, was the lack of people. Food, well, it was okay???? We had the $15. crabcake. Very nice, but not hot and lacked flavor. Very beautiful how it was presented on the plate. For dinner, I ordered the $38. BBQ Rib Eye. Well, thought it was barbequed. I might of had been grilled. They put bbq sauce on the steak which was very under cooked. I asked between pink and red. It came out purple. I was skeptic about taking it back. I've heard so may nightmare stories of what coks do with the food before it come back to your plate. I took it home and nuked it. The bread they brought was awesome. We spent $113. on us. I want my money back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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  • Very good, very expensive
    chilledcoyote
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    The food and coffee were very good, but the prices were a bit astronomical. Thankfully this was for a work meeting with my mentor, because I would have passed out seeing the bill if I had to pay for it. I had the fish tacos, and the cod they used was absolutely fantastic. Very meaty, nice beer-style batter that wasn't too much, great fresh cabbage and other toppings, yummy pickled carrots on the side. My colleague had the baby crab burgers, which I had a bite of, and they were also very good. We had coffee and the passion fruit shortcake for dessert - not sure where the cake part was, as it seemed more like a pudding kind of thing. Also delicious, and the coffee came with cute little chocolate swizzle sticks. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Hidden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    MaSo seems quite hidden. The restaurant smelled of new renovations. The food was all right. The service was okay. Nothing extraordinary. The restaurant itself is spacious and has potential to offer fabulous fine dining but that didn't seem to be the case.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Overall the food & service
    Yummystuff525VIP
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Overall the food & service were basic-- nothing outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant did not accomodate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    The restaurant did not accomodate our reservation when we arrived!
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My go-to place for a business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    My go-to place for a business lunch. Good food, good services, and quiet enough to hold a conversation.
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  • Dissapointing - expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2011
    Dissapointing - expensive and not worth it. Long waits between courses, small portions of very odd combinations (what were they thinking in the kitchen?) and too noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was here having lunch to
    MoInThe415VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2010
    I was here having lunch to close the deal on a work event I was booking. I always have a cheeseburger for lunch at places I've never tried. Good burger = Probably good everything else. Burger was great. Booked the event there. The only complaint from attendees was that wine wasn't poured fast enough.... But yeah... They probably drink really fast!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am reviewing this several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    I am reviewing this several months after the dinner and while I know we all enjoyed our meals (I went with a group of about 10), I cannot say there is anything particularly memorable about the dinner from this distance. I do know that we had pleasant service and the food was very well-prepared and tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • My expectations were definitely
    MatterofTasteVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    My expectations were definitely let down. We had an early reservation and it seemed the staff was not prepared to open. I felt as though they were still in the midst of setting up for dinner service rather than ready to start dinner service. The lack of attention to our table was unacceptable. The food was fair to say the least. We will not return.
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  • We were fortunate enough to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2008
    We were fortunate enough to eat at the Chef's Table and received fantastic service. The ambiance and service really made our visit to Ducca memorable. The food was a little hit and miss. I had the risotto with rabbit and black truffle and it was just wonderful. The layers of flavors were just amazing. Others at my table had the osso bucco and found it to be a little tough and dry, two qualities one doesn't expect in a slow braised dish. The wine list was complete, if not extensive. We enjoyed an unfiltered Newton Chard with our first course. For a special occasion, I would highly recommend the chef's table at Ducca. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The first thing that comes
    Donangelo
    Dined on 9/12/2008
    The first thing that comes to mind is the noise level.(The noise ratings button does seem to let me click on anything other than "energetic") Virtually impossible to hear yourself talk in the small bar area, and noise carried well into the dining area. A few items we ordered were great & others only okay. Minestrone had very good broth flavor, but the sparse vegetables were somewhat under cooked. The salads were tasty and a good size. Disappointing buck wheat pasta w/sardines, the chicken dish seemed to be just okay (I am usually opposed to ordering chicken), Osso Buco was pretty good, I felt it was over spiced,(like many dishes) too much saffron? Best dish was the Gnocchi. Waitress was perfect & Roberto, manager/wine guy was terrific.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's a great location for
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2008
    It's a great location for a business lunch between museums. The food is OK.
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  • Over-rated! Over Priced! Poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    Over-rated! Over Priced! Poor Management and Waiter, Bus Persons were the exception, as they were courteous and attentive to the needs of customers. Customer Service lacking and much to be desired. At one year anniversary, service should be a lot better. Acoustics of main dining area is horrible. Difficult to hold a conversation with the person sitting right next to you. The scene overall is a bit pretentious. Perhaps a good place for drinks and appetizers after work, out on the patio or at the bar/lounge area. But that's about it. Probably good for larger boisterous groups, but not for couples trying to have a nice quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic