Masona Grill
Masona Grill

Masona Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://masonagrill.com/
  • Phone: 6173233331x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Saturday:5pm-10pm; Sunday-Monday dinner 5pm-9pm.Evening Specials.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Manuel Sifnugel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The restaurant is available for private functions, parties and catering. Chef/Owner Manuel Sifnugel will personally meet you and design a unique & savory menu to suit your food and budget needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We would close the restaurant for a night, or part of the night, to provide total satisfaction for the potential client. Please call the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Manuel Sifnugel 6173233331x
  • Entertainment: Masona Grill features monthly wine dinners and special events. For more information, please visit http://www.masonagrill.com
  • Special Events: Please visit masonagrill.com or our facebook page for upcoming events and special offers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Street
  • Public Transit: Commuter Needham line from Back Bay Station to Highland Station in West Roxbury. About 15 minutes.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Directly across the street is the commuter rail parking lot from the Highland station in West Roxbury. It is free after 4pm. Cars cannot be left overnight. Parking available along Corey, Park and Centre Streets.
A word from Masona Grill
Since the opening of Masona Grill in Spring 2006, chef/owner Manuel Sifnugel continues to challenge the boundaries of dining pleasure. Having created a unique dining experience with his previous restaurant Claremont Café, a long time South End favorite, Manuel has introduced the Parkway area and beyond to a fine New American cuisine with Mediterranean influence. Cilantro, lime, cumin, mint and ginger are key ingredients in Manuel’s cooking. His eclectic fare extends to the design and ambience of the restaurant. Colorful artwork, contemporary fixtures, hardwood floors and trendy pillows create a cozy yet upscale dining experience in a neighborhood restaurant.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Masona Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (92)fit for foodies (62)special occasion (42)romantic (33)good for groups (15)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (7)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This place is fabulous... my husband and I went for restaurant week to try it out. It was our anniversary, we wrote that on our open table reservation, and guess what, they read it! And we were welcomed with a complimentary glass of champagne when we sat down. I knew I would come back just for that, until we ate and I had many more reasons to return. We got to choose 3 courses, anything from the menu (some for an upcharge), and we loved everything we got. We had a cozy corner booth, our waiter was just the right blend of attentive and leaving us alone (it was our anniversary after all, and we enjoyed our night without the kids). You should go, it is right across from the Highland commuter rail stop on the Needham line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chansky
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The waiter we had was excellent. He was very attentive and explained the menu because we've never been there. We will definitely go back. The owner came out to check up on us constantly. The food was delicious and we LOVED the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite go to restaurant
    SusieT11
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have eaten at Masona Grill several times and it is consistently great. I always order mussels for an app-fantastic. My main dish was the eggplant which is an interesting twist on an eggplant parm...served over spinach. My husband had the seared tuna and he loved it. Our friends had hangar steak and their special shrimp dish...everyone was happy. Dessert was Tres Leches cake and key lime pie...yummy. It was my friend's birthday and the waiter came out with a candle in her cake and the entire restaurant sang Happy Birthday! The wait staff is efficient and friendly and the entire vibe in the restaurant is comfortable and convivial. They change their menu seasonally and I can't wait til the Fall/winter for their Duck Two Ways to return...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vindecal
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We enjoyed a birthday dinner at Masona, it was our first time dining there. The inside is comfortably large, with nice colors and woodwork, soft lighting, a great bar area in the back, and overall a very pleasant ambience. Service was great, very friendly and attentive server. Food terrific, we started with an original ginger-flavored cocktail (amazing!) and wine, shared simple bread and corn/quinoa cakes w pesto, and for mains had the hanger steak and duck -- both were perfectly prepared, and nicely presented on large plates. Tres leches with caramel for dessert, with candle, was the delightful coda. Strongly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went on restaurant week in Boston, but would most differently go again. Everyone was so helpful with dinner recommendation!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    we thoroughly enjoyed our time there, it was terrific food and the service was great. we will all go back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • UMparentVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've been here many times and this is the first time I have some hesitation about returning. I frequently order the mussels appetizer but found the broth slightly too salty for my taste. It certainly differed from previous presentations. The rare tuna suffered from slight overcooking but mostly from a soy based sauce that was too sweet. I believe I had ordered it on another occasion and it was fabulous at that time. Perhaps there is new personnel in the kitchen? I do plan to return based on years of enjoyment of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wwgrammy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Empanada appetizer was really excellent as were our entrees. Very good service. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BobK
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    can't beat the food and presentation, all at a good price.... oh, that coconut cake!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We dine here frequently, the food and service is among the best in the area, truly a great restaurant. We recommend often to friends, and they are now customers as well. We particularly love the Peruvian influences in the cuisine, which is fresh and inventive, and we anticipate being enthusiastic patrons for years to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McjcVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Masona never disappoints. Creative and delicious appetizers and entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Meal
    Dotfoodies
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were seated immediately. Our waiter was friendly and attentive the entire evening. We started with cocktails while we looked over the menu I recommend the Sangria. For appetizers we had mussels they were tender and the broth so good dunking your bread is a must and if you like chicken livers you will not be disappointed. Our entrees soft shelled crabs and hanger steak was delicious that came out in a very complementary presentation. We will return there are so many items on the menu that we want to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Gem Sparkles
    starkjacks
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A neighborhood gem sparkles in West Roxbury's quiet back yard. Nestled out-of-the way across from the Highland T stop, Masona Grill could be missed. The signage is so understated you could miss the front entrance. Once you step inside, you will find yourself in a bohemian-style grotto, low-lit with warm, orange-hued lighting. From the "library corner" (best seat for four in the house) we were surrounded by shelves of cookbooks, yet could view the whole restaurant. Tucked away, we could enjoy our conversation privately, yet be part of the engaging community of diners. The best part of the evening was the food--delicious and eclectic-and the service--attentive and personable. The duck was delectable, scallops supreme. Our new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was ok,but thought the menu entrees were on the very high side for the restaurant
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good find
    Chickitout
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Did not know this existed, even though it was 10 minutes from my house. Not on a main street so I know how I had missed it. My wife and I were very surprised how much we really enjoyed our dining experience. We have already recommended it to some our friends. We'll done Masona Grill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the food here always is fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great food, large portions. The watermelon salad was great. The crispy oysters are one of my favorites. We loved the scallop special with mushrooms. Well be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another pleasant experience
    Dancesanddineswithwolves
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful evening, trying the softshell crab and shrimp dishes. Thanks a bunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Spot-Must Try
    BigKat1978
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My friend who was in town from New York had suggested trying Peruvian food. Masona Grill offers Americanized Peruvian cuisine. I had read a number of glowing reviews on Trip Advisor, so I was encouraged before arriving at the restaurant. We had an amazing meal and enjoyed every aspect of the evening. The food was just amazing and I think I had the best Tres Leches dessert that I have ever tried in my life. I have traveled to South America and Southern Europe and to have come across this in West Roxbury was a treat. The menu is excellent and not overwhelming and there are some great wine choices as well. The ambiance and unique design makes it a wonderful and romantic date spot as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So good......
    Carolruth23VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at Masona Grill. My husband and I had a Groupon. We shared chicken livers as an appetizer. He had the paella and I shared the tuna tartar with a friend. Her husband also had the chicken livers and steak as his main course. We also shared the beet salad. Everything was so tasty. I had been craving chicken livers and the waiter said how great they were. He was right! This is one of our favorite restaurants and I feel that we are never disappointed with our choices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Five of us chose Masona Grill for a women's night out. Food was wonderful as usual. Orders were taken and our appetizers and dinners arrived in a timely manner. We spent several hours chatting while eating and never felt rushed. The only negative was that it was a hot, humid night and the ac wasn't working effectively - for which the staff apologized. Apparently the ac had just been serviced but clearly still had a problem. I expect the problem has been rectified by now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An out-of-the-way find
    Jace1
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Our third visit, the food has been consistently enjoyable and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Once again, the food, service and presentation were superb. We have never been disappointed,and will continue to dine here .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was delicious, fresh and plentiful. Service was friendly and efficient. Consistently very good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice but loud
    elizkgd
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My fiance and I went back to Masona Grill for the second time, after purchasing a Groupon since we loved our first experience so much. This time we were seated in the upper section by the bar, and it was so loud we had significant trouble hearing each other! So much for our date night chatting. The food was good, but the experience was definitely less romantic and comfortable than our first time there (when we were seated in the lower level and felt like we had at least a bit more privacy, and could hear each other speak). Not sure if we will give it another try, but I definitely won't be as excited when it comes on Groupon next time around.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The menu is interesting with many delectable Peruvian dishes. The food is consistently superb. The ambience is understated. This restaurant is about the food and it is the kind of place where the service is personal with the owner or chef typically visiting each party at some point during the night. They make each patron feel special and cared for.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AdacVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have been to this restaurant numerous times and have never had an unpleasant experience. Fabulous dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Neighborhood gem in West Roxbury
    Lulumom
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Funky little place on a side street and across from the commuter rail with a warm welcome and an eclectic menu. Creative food served beautifully. Friendly, feels like everyone there knows each other. Incredible oyster app. Yummy beet salad. Four of us with four different entrees and all happy. Not cheap and you might balk at the prices at such an inauspicious location. Worth it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    skc02130
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Always delicious, great service, fantastic experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Place
    BillandJanet
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We've been eating at Masona Grille for several years, and have enjoyed every visit. The menu covers a wide variety of tastes, and always features several seafood entrees. The wine selection is good, and the margaritas are great. The servers are always friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Masona never disappoints. Great food, beautiful presentation, wonderful service. It's a "go to"restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    Spaxie
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We have been meaning to try Masona for the past few months. My guy is Peruvian, so he is familiar with that type of food. We got the cousa(sp?) as an appetizer and it was perfect, loved the sauce! Our main courses (shrimp for me, lamb for him) were delicous. The tres leche (sp?) - I am obviously not Peruvian, dessert was outstanding. I thought it would be super sweet, but it was the perfect blend of flavors. I would highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • isk1
    isk1VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Masona continues to be one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always reliably delicious. We had an appetizer of pear salad which was yummy. For the main dish, I had the soft shell crabs which is my favorite and absolutely excellent. My partner had the scallops which she said was also superb. The presentation was beautiful, and the wait staff was helpful and cheerful. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We've been here twice and it is a new favorite. We haven't been disappointed with anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AmyO
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I have dined at Masona several times, and am always pleased. The food is inventive and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kenn
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food presentation is only matched by the excellent quality of the prepared dishes. Rather pricey for the area but, well worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EXCELLENT -As Usual!!!
    JWFAM
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was excellent. What more needs to be said. Go with friends, family, for a romantic dinner, anytime. You'll love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be good
    yummy
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We have been to Masona Grill before , it was excellent. This time we were going for a very special birthday. We had a 7 PM reservation and were seated by the owner/chef(who had been extremely friendly the last time). It turns out there was only ONE waiter who was also the bar tender. The restaurant was close to full. We waited one hour for an appetizer and two hours for our food. My husband went around and filled ours and other patrons water glasses because there was no one to do it. The food was good but by the time the food came, I truly had lost my appetite. Overall it was so disappointing. Also my husband and daughter had the paella. It was beautifully prepared but so spicy my daughter could not eat it. My husband loved it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    repeatVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Each visit has the same problem -- too many choices which we want to eat or share! Well worth the trip (actually frequent trips).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good!
    Carolruth23VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Always have a good meal here! Staff is good. Will accommodate for old favorite recipes if they have the ingredients.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • shadpa
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We have gone here for many special occasions and have always been extremely pleased!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate