I have eaten dinner out at least 100 times this year, with or without clients. This was with a special friend. It was probably the best meal I have had in a number of years. The different flavors presented on one plate, the presentation, the attentiveness of the staff...I have never written a post, negative or otherwise...I took the time because it is truly worth it!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great care taken
From the moment we walked in to Mas we were treated beautifully. Lovely space, we had a quiet pretty corner. Friendly servers who explained how the menu works...a different approach. We took the tasting menu...trying pretty much everything. Tuna, corn soup w scallops, tomato tart, tortellini , short ribs, char, striped bass. And 3 desserts. So fun. So tasty. We were stuffed, nice Pinot noir and cocktails. Bill was high at 473$. Worth the evening. Special occasion!!!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
could not have asked for more
the service was special as was the food. everything about the experience was easy and special. food while simple on the surface was filled with taste surprises. highly recommend.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Michelin quality cuisine in Soho!....This is an intimate, romantic restaurant with exceptional, thoughtful, nuanced food worthy of one or two Michelin stars anywhere else...The service is expertly professional.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highest quality ingredients no doubt, to go along with a pricey check at the end.
At $150 a head when its all over, probably not worth it, better and less expensive places in the neighborhood do exist.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a business meeting there and the entire experience was exceptional. Our server was FANTASTIC!!! and the food was outstanding.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great special occasion spot. They walk you through the menu, which is a little overwhelming at first glance. The service is so welcoming oy to be outdone by the quality of the food.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for a business dinner!
I am from Europe so this was a very nice surprise in such a noisy city. Quiet, small, beautiful and excellent food. It is a perfect place for a business dinner and I will definitely look it up again when visiting New York next time.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful dining experience
Dining at Mas is simply a treat. The service is impeccable, the ambiance is very nice and comfortable and the food and drinks are creative, unique and delicious. It's pricey, but you pay for what you get. The prix fixe dinner is a great option, especially since they allow you to create your own menu. You get 4 items, including dessert. Or you can forego dessert to have your fourth item be savory. The wait staff is very helpful in aiding your choice of food items. They adjust item sizes accordingly. You can get anything in any size (appetizer, entree, etc.). You can also choose to be completely surprised by the chef after reporting any allergies, dislikes, desires, etc., which they actually take note of no matter what you order. Love!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A true gem
I almost hate telling everyone about this gem, but it continues to trump all other restaurants in the city for both fresh, consistent food and the friendliest service. The very flexible tasting menus are a huge draw for me. I will continue to keep this as my go to place.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like a hidden stone farmhouse
Like a hidden stone farmhouse in Greenwich Village-- on Downing Street, just down from Bedford Street. While Mas is a great restaurant, I can't recommend it for ordinary eating as it's also very expensive, but perfect for very, special occasions. We each had the $78 tasting menu of 3 courses--anything on the menu--plus a 4th course of dessert/cheeses. We also shared Châteauneuf-du-Pape and our main server, Dain, plus every server, was wise, witty, informed and helped us through the (mostly French?) menu. We stayed 2 1/2 hours and could have lingered more; because Gayle mentioned why we there, our dessert plates each had 'Happy 25th Anniversary' on the rim, prepared just for us.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dining room provides a
The dining room provides a cozy, warm atmosphere. I had the chef's tasting menu (six courses), and the food was very good. Portions were on the small side, though, and there was a lengthy delay between some courses. However, the wine-by-the-glass pours were very generous.
Because the dining room is small, tables are close together. So if you intend to have a private conversation or talk business, you may want to try another venue.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a lovely overall dining experience - very attentive service, beautiful and simply prepared food and an relaxing intimate environment where I was able to reconnect with my husband. It was our first visit and we will be back!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at Mas Farmhouse
I have eaten at Mas Farmhouse about 20 times over the years. Still an excellent restaurant. Extremely well-prepared food. Not "cutting edge" but that's fine with me. I wish there were fewer tables and therefore more space between diners. The best location is the back room where there is more space.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall great dinner!! We had the 6 course menu which was the chefs selection. All dishes were great!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Outdone Only by the Service
We went to Mas (farmhouse) Saturday night for my wife's birthday. While we're not so used to the close quarters of Manhattan dining anymore, that did not interfere with our enjoyment. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. And the food and wine were absolutely superior from start to finish. The prices will keep this a choice for special occasions, but very close to the top of that list.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to come back!
Based on our first experience this past Saturday evening my wife and I will definitely be adding Mas to our regular restaurant vocabulary (we'll have to figure out if next visit will be Farmhouse or Grillade)! We dined at Mas (Farmhouse) as a special occasion to celebrate our 5th anniversary and it was everything we could have hoped for. The closest that I can get to registering any sort of complaint is to say that the fact that the folks at the Farmhouse allow you to substitute any menu item for those offered on the four course tasting menu makes choosing all the more difficult. As everything we ate and drank put larger and larger smiles on our faces, I am confident that we would not have been able to make a bad choice period.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mas farmhouse is absolutely different. The menu is amazing but if you can't find what you are looking for, just let them know what you are in the mood for and they will make it happen even if its not on the menu.
Amazing service and amazing food.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place. Little gem tucked away in quiet part NY. Friendly service. Care about food. Very nuce people. Great fresh food and wine list. would definitely go back.
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Two cuts above!!
Every bite was delicious. The chef delivered food that was interesting and favorful without relying on butters or fat.
The menu for a farm to table restaurant was extensive and the freedom to pick and choose was truly unique.
I can wait to go back to try the six course chef's tasting menu.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flexibile fine dining
Pros: clever, seasonal culinary compositions; will accommodate à la carte substitutions on the prix-fixe menu; chef's menu available for the more adventurous; sensitive to both dietary necessities and whims; friendly, professional service
Cons: spendy wine list an inconsistent value; some may be put off by soundtrack
We had a very pleasant meal with attentive service, fine food, and good wine, at a pace that suited our party. Note: Prospective diners would be well served by the restaurant's advice to order three dishes; simply first and second courses may not be enough.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife (who is a James Beard Award winner) and I enjoyed a memorable meal at Mas. The quality of the food and the preparations were truly outstanding and the service was friendly, fast, and generally impeccable. The noise level is a bit high, but this was really the only drawback in an otherwise superb experience.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
fine country fare in NYC
A helpful twist in fine dining: diners can choose the menu items they want to substitute for those on the prix fixe menu. As a result we had some very good dishes, a lucious corn and lobster soup, which enhanced the experience
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, excellent service. Spoken from a native new yorker and foodie.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was amazing. The lobster corn-chowder was amazing and the cheesecake was the best I've ever had
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a surprise! The food here was just special, even better than Bouley, just a shade less than Le Bernadin. Fair price for the tasting menu and wines. Will definitely go back.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The tasting menu was wonderful. We decided to let the chef determine the courses with no input from us. We were awed by each course. The service was attentive and thoughtful. We also enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere. We look forward to going back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing. My husband
Food was amazing. My husband and I were in NY for our first time and the restaurant was recommended to us by a local. The blend of flavors was unique and wonderful. The service as outstanding.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef's Tasting Menu
This is the way to go! Superb all the way around. Can't wait to return. The experience has out done it's self every time.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One Of The Best In The Village
Mas (farmhouse) is no longer a new restaurant in the Village, and time has not hurt this very fine establishment. The food is wonderfully prepared and it is served professionally with the presentation being perfect. Everything at Mas is amazing and wonderful. My wife and I eat out most every night and we frequent high-end restaurants. Mas is every bit as good if not better than the finest restaurants in New York City.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm ambiance, attentive service and great food, we will definitely go back!
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent meal - wine list expensiv
Food was wonderful. Enjoyed the four course menu with the Parsley Root Chowder (excellent). Skate and pork were wonderful, and the White Chocolate (peanut butter?) and grape (jelly?) dessert was awesome. Service was impeccable.
The wine list was too expensive... Least expensive bottle was $75... There are a lot of fantastic, highly rated wines $50 or below. This type of wine list always puts me off to a restaurant. It seems lazy, or obnoxious, on the part of the wine buyer to not include something reasonable.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Save space for dessert
The restaurant is lively, the staff very friendly, food is good, wine is very good but dessert is not to be missed
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my first time dining
It was my first time dining at Mas and I will be back. We had dinner here to celebrate a birthday and the food, ambience and service were very good. Very attentive, welcomiing and accomodating to diner's preferences. A reasonable number of seasonal selections which were served with love from the kitchen. We are looking forward to our next visit and would recommend to friends in a heartbeat.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our second time at Mas. What a wonderful experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my girlfriend for our anniversary dinner. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. They helped us decide our menu, pick out a wine that was exactly what my girlfriend wanted, and were a pleasure to be around. The type of staff that you want to hang around and have drinks with after your meal. One of the best dining experiences I've had, period.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went thinking it would be a lot like Blue Hill and it Blue it out of the water. The tasting with the Yellowtail, Duck, and Pork was one of the best meals I've ever had in the city up w Bouley, Danielle and Per Se tastings.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my best esperience
One of my best esperience ever. Nice fine cuisine food with an exceptional variety of local and organic ingredients, verry nice wine list (a bit pricey), attentive and professional service, great ambience, nice location, price go with the quality (a 4 services menu at 78$, its just WOW).
I go with a 4,5/5 rating.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is all about quality in ingredients, preparation and devilry. Service is excellent and the atmosphere is just right for a more sophisticated customer.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect food, service, cenario...
Relaxed smiles, words, menu...
Relax and enjoy a Perfect Dinner.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
even better than expected
I'd been here years ago and remember it as good, but not exceptional. All courses were excellent, and the service was warm, friendly and helpful. The tuna app (a menu standard) and mushroom tart were the best of the meal. The tart is mostly mushroom, very little "tart," but light and surprisingly tasty. The duck was delicious if you don't mind the fatty edges, and the skate was very good. Wines by the glass were interesting and Dane was especially helpful in letting us sample and choose the best pairings. Wasn't crazy about the back room - a bit dark and quiet, though it gets pretty lively out front. Would definitely go back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of those rare finds
I heard of this restaurant from a TV show! White Collar. I've never done this before but there and then I made a reservation. From the moment we entered the cosy, well designed entranced, faced by a compact and efficient bar, to when we were seated by friendly and fun staff, to the taking of our order with a leave it to the chef menu of either 4 or 6 courses to the first and last succulent, multi-layered, explosive yet delicate mouthfuls, incl buttery soft lamb - we were delighted by this rare find in terms of food, wine, atmosphere, orchestrated service, fun wait staff and hip, low key decor. Thank you Mas for a superb dining experience.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Elegant Yet Homey Thanksgiving
We were a group of 7 on Thanksgiving, all native New Yorkers, all with quite sophisticated palates. It was an utterly delightful meal.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
our party of four enjoyed the evening. the men was creative and balanced with excellent choices. the wine list was comprehensive and reasonably priced. our table was in the corner and was comfortable. the service was excellent. we'll be back!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The evening was memorable.
The evening was memorable. Food, service, wine selection, and friendly/professional staff could not be better. Will return and suggest to friends.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I went for her birthday. We treated ourselves to the 6 course chef's tasting menu. The food was excellent and we both requested skate as one of the courses and to our delight the chef prepared it two ways (one of which was not on the menu). Both were delicious. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Our only complaint was that seated directly behind us was a large group of young wall street types, who were a little louder than we would have liked. That being said, we were still very happy with our dining experience at Mas overall.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Could increase wine selection.
Could increase wine selection. But ones on menu were excellent
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful celebration dinner with great food and great service. Chose the Chef's Tasting Menu, told the server any dietary restrictions and ingredients that we're not preferable and they brought out perfect dishes to our liking. The surprise of not knowing what they were going to bring out for each course made the experience even better. The bottle of wine that was suggested was also perfection.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful meal! We
What a wonderful meal! We loved the flexibility of the chef and the manner in which our server was well prepared to offer changes to the menu. We loved several of the entrees and our server was able to make some of them in appetizer portions and made our meal perfect ! Highly recommend!!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best in the city
If you could design a restaurant that served fine food (all menu items are available in appetizer or entree size) served by an attentive but not intrusive staff in a truly pleasing and soothing atmosphere, this would be the place. The signature cocktails are a must. A return visit with friends is on the docket.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM