Delicious fresh food!
All of the dishes were perfectly seasonal and delicious. Portion sizes were perfect. Will definitely be back!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
food absolutely device-best
food absolutely device-best duck dish i have ever had
everthing was outstanding
wine recommendation was perfect
we were not rushed and had a leisuely "adult" dinner
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great find! Our dinner was perfect. From the warm greeting and comfortable table to the attentive service and outstanding food. The server was most accommodating and, upon mentioning my food allergies and issues, he made sure my every need was accommodated. The dinner was delicious, and, at the end we were surprised with a lovely comlimentary plate of sweets- including a gluten free one especially for me. We will definitely go back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb food and more
Mas La Grillade has exceptional food, with some unexpected ingredient mixes, all of which work. The service is friendly and fine, without being intrusive, and the atmosphere charming. The tables are a bit close together, but that's the rule in small restaurants.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful place to dine
loved the ambiance, food and wine. I was dining alone. The service was very gracious. I had the scallops which were excellent. There was a good selection of wines by the glass. My server was very gracious and helped me choose the wine. The atmosphere was lovely. I have eaten at Mas Farmhouse many times and enjoy it very much. The grillade is less formal but service is equally friendly, helpful, and attentive. I will definitely go back!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went there with a friend for lunch during restaurant week. The amciance was nice and the food was fantastic. We had a Gazpacho and a special kind of lamb patties (I don't remember the exact name of the dish). Both dishes were truly outstanding. The service was at all times very good, polite and friendly. I'd definitely consider going there for another lunch or dinner.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food just wondering where the reataurant week menu was and why the regular menu was displayed.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommend upstairs seating
Recommend upstairs seating (there's a skylight). Great food
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful restaurant. The food is outstanding and the service was relaxed and attentive. I read some reviews that did not like the ambiance or the so-called micro-portions.We must have been in a different restaurant because we enjoyed the ambiance and did not find the portions to be too small. In fact, we could not come close to finishing the second entree in our four-course meal.
The food was excellent. Everything cooked on open fire - - both the gazpacho and corn soup terrific; pork loin, squash blossoms, and chicken outstanding. And we loved the desserts . Yes, it's expensive but if you want a special meal, this is the place to go,
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Addition to the Mas Family
Went for lunch. Despite the brevity of the menu, I struggled to narrow down my choices. There were simply too many things I wanted to eat. Corn chowder with hen of the woods mushrooms (which were given the signature wood fired grill treatment) was outstanding. As were the scallops with pistachio pesto and the pork confit. Desserts looked great, but alas, no room (it was lunch after all...). Will definitely come back soon for dinner.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food and service in W. Village
After years of walking past this 7th Ave location, I finally stopped in for a meal, and it was extraordinary.
The hostess Sara was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.
Her wine recommendation was a spot on pairing for the incredibly delicious grilled scallops enjoyed by the entire table.
The smoked tomato gazpacho was outrageously tantillizing as was the grilled romaine appetizer.
The cheesecake brulee and the dark muskovy ice cream won serious dessert points.
Foodies should also visit the sparkling kitchen to see the grills for extra kicks.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The four-course dinner was
The four-course dinner was delicious, especially the corn soup!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
High Quality Dining
This is a great restaurant and shows off the talent of the chef and quality of the servers. Just like Mas Farmhouse, we really enjoyed our dining experience.
We both had the 4 course tasting menu, and I also had the optional wine pairing.
The wine pairing was dead on. All the wines were fully complimentary to the dishes I had and what they they aspired to be.
You can pretty much substitute anything for any course, but I had the recommended menu. The quality and freshness of the food is excellent. My only complaint is that some of the dishes could've been bolder. I was expecting more licorice notes in the corn soup (perhaps thai basil i/o tarragon), more smokiness infused in the chicken dish, and more citrus notes on the sea bass.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meeting the high Mas standard
We've been many times to this place's sister restaurant, Mas (Farmhouse), and wanted to try Mas (La Grillade). We weren't disappointed. The menu is similar (exquisitely prepared small plates served as multiple courses, using fresh ingredients, with an emphasis on their woodfired grill), the service here too is exceptional without being snooty, and it's clear the staff love the restaurant are proud of it. I had a superb cocktail. The atmosphere here is slightly less intimate than at Mas (Farmhouse) -- the room is brighter and a bit more spacious. We spent about $350, including drinks, on a very nice, leisurely dinner for two. I would happily return here for a special occasion.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
GRILL ALL OF THE THINGS!
Second time there, as good as the first. Which is saying a lot, as everything I've had so far has been truly spectacular, with service to match. I'd be hard pressed to come up with anything even remotely negative to say about this place, aside from it's too expensive to eat there as often as I'd like to.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restaurant - food
Very nice restaurant - food was delicious. They offer two tasting menus and several a la carte suggestions, but they are totally reasonable about switching courses, so it was a pleasure. The staff was friendly and helpful, and overall I would not hesitate to recommend this place. Menu changes according to what is fresh and local.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow wow wow
Mas Farmhouse is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC and just tried Mas La Grillade. I was blown away. Fantastic waitress. Great wine. Lovely decor and ambiance. Beautiful plating. And the food....everything was spectacular. I had grilled oysters, grilled romaine salad, corn & mushroom soup, scallops and a grilled fig dessert over honey ice cream with a pecan sauce. I loved how flexible the menu was - they let you swap out any dish on the tasting menu for any other dish they serve. Plus, we had to be out within an hour and a half to catch a show, and the waitress and kitchen managed to get us all 5 courses in that time, coordinated perfectly. La Grillade is definitely now in my list of favorites as well.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were dumbfounded
The meal,the service, the ambiance -- all perfection. Yet. We did not have to fightcrowds to have this superb experience. The four course meal was sublime and the wine pairings were perfectly selected. We will definitely be back!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Playing with your food
It may not be totally high minded, but the fact that you can create your own 4 course tasting menu was the best fun of all. Four delicious courses, not too much of any one thing, and you can exchange any one of them for a combination you might prefer. Also, try the elderberry martini. One of the most refreshing drinks I've had in a long time.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
High quality food and service
The food was delicious and the service impeccable. Very friendly hosts accommodated our wishes and made us feel right at home. Excellent night out with our friends. Will go back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pick your own tasting menu was ideal as we were able to try so many items. We dined with a vegetarian, pescatarian and meat lover and all enjoyed. Wasn't bustling and energetic, but definitely a true food experience. Tasting menu is the way to go for sure!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of our favorite places and worth the trip downtown. the food is great, the wait staff is young and enthusiastic. The choices are just diverse enough to make sure everyone is happy. Lovely find.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be a nyc classic! Phenomenal service, locally sourced ingredients and a flexible chef who allows diners to pick and choose from the menu and customize a meal. Want 4 or 7 courses, fine! Want 2 entrees and can' t decide, well that's no problem either, you can have one as an appetizer. Can't wait to go back. Delectable and fresh, elegant and friendly. Try it.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
absolutely delicious food and fantastic service. the waitress invited us to create our own tasting menu, saying that the kitchen is very flexible and would be happy to do any substitutions or special requests.. honestly i can't remember ever hearing that in a nyc restaurant in my life! normally it is like pulling teeth to try to swap things on a tasting menu. the duck breast was the best i've ever had. we even asked to see the kitchen/stoves and they happily complied.. we met the chef and told him how much we loved our meal. this was a date night for us.. left our baby at home with a sitter.. and was the best we've had in a long time. only negative is the pricey wine list but we will definitely go back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mas has always been a solid lunch spot for work. Now it's upped it's game on the dinner side to rival it's sister shop, Farmhouse. Well done.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding seasonal cuisine. Casual yet Elegant Environment. Amazing wine list.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful experience
We had a wonderful experience here. The service and food were fantastic. We all agreed that our server was spot-on; incredibly knowledgable, efficient, friendly, accommodating. The food was beautiful, complimented wonderfully by the recommended wine. Would look forward to returning for another special occasion!
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a lovely experience. I'm still dreaming about the squid and tilefish I chose from their mix and match menu. It's nice to be able to just choose whatever sounds good to you off the various tasting menus.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We finally found a village restaurant that hit all our marks- amazing food, spectacular service, intimate space, and not impossible to get a reservation. Our new "go-to" restaurant.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our second time at Mas was a magical as our first, which was just 2 weeks earlier. We were welcomed back and once again had the best seat in the house, a cozy comfortable booth. All of the staff are personable, knowledgeable and seem to actually enjoy their jobs helping people enjoy delicious food. We were happy to see a few new additions to the menu but the items we wanted were also still there. Because I had called early to request champagne to celebrate our anniversary our glasses were topped off repeatedly. Everything the staff do at Mas illuminates why this restaurant is an example of what a dining experience can and should be. Definitely on our top 3 list.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was original and
The food was original and delicious -- and their flexibility in letting you mix and match tasting menus was inspired!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service needs work
Presented with two tasting menus,- one for four courses, one for seven, and then also a separate a la carte menu with a few choices. The waitress made a big point of how "nice" they are to "accommodate" our tastes, should we wish to choose a dish from each menu to mix and match. Still, the food was very good, with a lovely presentation. Only complaint was the service was extremely slow( and this was a Wednesday!) and we had to ask several times to order, get more drinks, bread, water etc. For the price charged, expected better. The noise level downstairs at least rivals a very loud party, and coupled with the rumble of the subway under your feet- may leave you yelling across the table.Expensive dinner, good food, but can do better.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food. Excellent service. Great wines. I love the flexibility of the menu, the wonderful preparations, and the great wines. I especially like that they will pair wine by the glass with each course. It is a wonderful place to dine with friends or alone. Service is always attentive and gracious.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both food and service were
Both food and service were outstanding. What a bargain for lunch, they have a prix fix that is a bargain...
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and great service
Outstanding concept - almost everything is fire grilled. Super-fresh food.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food but expensive
Food was amazing... everything that the two of us has was perfect.
Very expensive, so I'd save it for a special occasion
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very nice overall experience. Everyone from the hostess to the bus people and everyone in between could not have been more helpful or attentive. The food lived up to its billing as being wood grilled and rustic.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a special place with
This is a special place with wonderful service + lovely farm to table offerings
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty and Elegant
We couldn't get into the Mas farmhouse, so we did la grillade instead. The pretentiousness of the prix fixe menu is avoided by allowing any substitutions between the 4 and 7 course menus, or the ala carte version. Amuse-bouche began with a duck rillette and a glass of champagne. We chose the 4-course prix fixe with wine tasting. We started with the mushroom & camembert soup, and the smoked trout salad. The soup was delicate, but it was missing something. Smoked salt or a hint of truffle oil would have finished it off. The trout salad was the best thing on the menu. Next was the striped sea bass with bokchoy. Nice, but not life changing. Next was chicken and duck - the duck was 5 star, the chicken had room for improvement.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a fantastic dinner at Mas Grillade. The service was excellent and the food perfect. Especially nice that you can create your own food experience with either set courses or a la carte and substitute any dish they are serving in your design. Flexible and fabulous. We will return !
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an early dinner and the place was almost empty when we arrived - this made me nervous. But half way through our meal the place stared to fill up - but never got too noisy. We had the 4 course tasting menu and made a few adjustments, which the sever encouraged us to do if we saw something else on the menu that looked more interesting than the chef's choices. All the food was wonderful and the portion sizes were perfect - enough to really sink your teeth into, but not so much that we walked away stuffed. With all the wonderful places to eat in the city, I'm not sure I would rush back, but will definitely be back at some point!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
delicious but spare
This is a lovely place. They let us sit for two hours on a Sunday without bothering us. They were also flexible about altering entrees. Having said that, the portions were small.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
So delicious. So lucky to
So delicious. So lucky to have found this place. Flexible menu options and so accomodating.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was high quality
The food was high quality and differentiated from other good NYC restaurants. The mix of flavors is unusual but successful. We particularly appreciated the attitude of the servers and kitchen. After explaining the menu (two tasting menus and some a la carte options), the waiter noted that they would be happy to prepare any dish from of the tasting menus as an a la carte selection. He also indictated that they would adjust ingredients on any dish to accomodate my wife's food alergies. It was a clear message that the restaurant cares more about the customers' experience than possibly inconveniencing the kitchen. We will be back.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely brunch. Unfortunately there was only one other occupied table while we were there. The food was really good.
My guess is that they probably won't be serving weekend brunch much longer. Hopefully they will be able to stay in business!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lesser known sibling
I dined at Mas Farmhouse earlier this year and loved the food, attentive but relaxed service. I also really appreciated the way they allow you to select any item on the menu for the four course meal. I wanted to go again but they were booked until late at night. While doing further searches on Open Table I found Mas Grille. Food is just as good as the Farmhouse. Overall a more open feel than the Farmhouse which was a little cramped for me. The sommelier was friendly and because I love wine she poured a pair of lovely French dessert red wines which were delicious. For me, this sibling of Farmhouse is just as great but less crowded and easier to obtain a last minute reservation. Definitely recommend it.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. Food is innovative and excellent and highly recommend the wine pairings. service is flawless. I often will dine here alone and am always made to feel very comfortable. This evening I had the chanterelle mushroom soup to start, which was incredibly wonderful, followed by the chicken, also excellent.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Do the 4 course tasting menu!!!!
The tasting menu allows you to sub in any course you want from the full chef's menu or the a la carte and even the full dessert menu. The wine pairings were very nicely joined and for the price, this is the best deal for sure.
Great presentation, impeccable service.
The menu changes each day but our favorite hands down was the squash soup with mushrooms and toasted pumpkin seeds. To die for!!!!!!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Shush keep this place to yourself
Sadly that's not possible but while its still possible to get a reservation go and enjoy!
From the moment you walk in the door you know you are in the right place.
We happily and deliciously celebrated a birthday but we'll be coming back as often as we can,
Every bite was yummy, the wine list interesting and affordable, but it's the service that exceeds
even the highest of expectations !
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service, Venue and Food
Mas la Grillade is a spot we always visit when friends are in town. It's a great triumvirate of good food, nice venue and terrific staff.
The team are a nice balance of welcoming and friendly but not over-familiar - a great combo. Knowledgable about their menus and wine lists, they're able to offer detailed descriptions and explanations as required. The option to order, a la carte, from the tasting menus is a super idea and has made me warm to this restaurant much more so than their restrictive and less-flexible competitors in the neighbourhood.
The food is delicious, beautifully presented and comes in well-judged portions; not too big, certainly not too small, just right. For what you get, the prices are certainly reasonable, too.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM