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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
11:30 PM

Masona Grill

4.4
1243 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Saturday:5pm-10pm; Sunday-Monday dinner 5pm-9pm.Evening Specials.
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Phone number
(617) 323-3331
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Manuel Sifnugel
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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.
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Private party contact
Manuel Sifnugel: (617) 323-3331
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Street
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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.
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Public transit
Commuter Needham line from Back Bay Station to Highland Station in West Roxbury. About 15 minutes.
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Entertainment
Masona Grill features monthly wine dinners and special events. For more information, please visit http://www.masonagrill.com
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Special events & promotions
Please visit masonagrill.com or our facebook page for upcoming events and special offers.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1243 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined a day ago

A hidden gem!

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KIOD (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely evening at a true neighborhood gem. We frequently eat here - it is always good, very pleasant and great to support a local restaurant. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We hadn't been to Mason Grill for a few years, and in spite of the good food, they still do not have enough staff to make it a great dining experience. Our second drink order was completely wrong and slow. Our server was as attentive as she could be - she was just spread too thin.

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vipBurnnurse (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to Masona Grill for Valentine’s Day because we know we’ll have an excellent meal in a restaurant that has a noise level that allows a normal conversation. The appetizers were very good and the short ribs exceptional. The wines we had (a red and a white) were very good and dessert was OK. We’ll be back when the “special occasion is a Friday or a Tuesday or something.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I love this restaurant. The service is great, the food is delicious, and the atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. You can't go wrong with Masonsa Grill.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Is a JEWEL!! Service, food, everything is GREAT!!!

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RonR2d2 (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Strange entrance, wasn't initially obvious which door to use. Dark when entering, making one feel like they came in the wrong way. Initially felt cold when seated, maybe improved. Employees were warm and genuine. Nice options on the menu, were willing to modify items as needed. Drinks were good and served up properly. Manny’s Peruvian Paella was said to be spicy, but it wasn't. Rice not worth eating. Peppered Tuna had very little pepper on it. The carrots were great. Hand cut fries were very thin, and probably not cut with a knife(?); I expected them to be about 5 times thicker. Fries tasted good though and were not greasy. Salads were refreshing, with a great flavor. Quality of Tuna made me feel like maybe it was previously frozen? Chocolate dessert was good, my wife really loved it, but I was not impressed. Glad to have visited, but we are in no rush to head back again.

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viprepeat (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As always, this is a very pleasant and consistently good place to have a meal with friends. The space is comfortable and it is quiet & private enough to have real conversation while enjoying dinner. Everyone gets attention from the owner and his efforts to please are well appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Love Masona when we are looking for something local. But truly, I would travel for their food as well. Everything we have had has been unique and flavorful. Caesar salad is perfectly dressed and has white anchovies (love that!), I have had a tuna entree that they have had on the menu for a couple of months. Sliced tuna steak with crab rangoon and a great vegetable medley. Duck breast special one night was prepared perfectly. My daughter had a linguine with clam dish that was also just perfect.

The layout of the restaurant is quirky, but gives the opportunity for intimate dining. Having been dining at the restaurant for about 8 years, I think at this point it could use a little freshening up.

The last couple of times we have gone, there has only been 1 server for 50 seats (or more). On, let's say, a Tuesday this isn't a problem. On a Saturday when the place can be full, this is a problem. Food was still great and came out at appropriate times for appetizers and entrees. But I couldn't get the server to my table to get another drink or refill our waters, and there was no way we were ordering dessert when our dishes didn't get cleared for quite some time. Also, it can then take a while to settle your check. I wish they would have more than 1 server...really, the place would be able to accommodate more people and service the people that are there. Really, my only disappointment. I will go back, but they have to have more service on busy nights.

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vipBostalian (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I keep trying to like this place since it is in my neighborhood but there are just too many things that are not good starting with the temperature of the restaurant. It's so cold in this place and always is. The waiter did not write down our order. Why is this? Is he trying to prove something about his memory? Well, he forgot my side order....fine....we weren't charged for it. The food is just Ok but my husband and I both had stomach issues the morning after. I think I am done trying this place.

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BDBoston (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Potato soup was delicious. Memorable. Fish and chips were excellent as well. A hidden gem! Unfairly undersubscribed because of its off the beaten path location. Easy parking too.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome place! Will definitely go again, take all my friends,, celebrate any occasion. Loved food, atmosphere, location, everything!
Great Great great fun fun fun!!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome! Incredible! I enjoy a lot a great taste and the best service!

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vipJacques (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Masona never disappoints. It's our neighborhood place; we eat there a half-dozen times a year. Food is always fresh, flavorful and creative. Service is always friendly. We believe most diners will enjoy a visit to Masona.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Had not been since they opened and was pleasantly surprised. Food was amazing. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The fried oysters, the mushroom bisque and the roast duck were exquisite. The fish & chips and the crispy eggplant were a little lack luster.

Our waiter was GREAT. He was knowledgeable and attentive but left us to enjoy our friends.

The sponge cake with Carmel and chocolate sauce was FABULOUS.

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vipisk1 (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. We started with an appetizer of oysters which were fantastic. My friends ordered the scallops and they were raving about it. The paella was very fresh. The portions are very generous.

The only downside to this restaurant is it can be very drafty and I had to eat with my coat on.

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MichaelF (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Superior food. Quiet and efficient service. Look forward to returning.

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RayofLight (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

It was a great first time experience at Masona grill. We had a 2 year old who likes to scream (cheerfully) but the restaurant was loud enough that it didn't really bother anyone. But unlike some sports bars, the loudness was manageable and we could still have good communication. Food was superb. I had duck breast and was moist and amazing. I lived the sweet potato on the side. We will go back for sure but it's too pricy for us to go there more than once in couple of months.
Great for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

The owner advised us shortly after we were seated that someone had called out and that he would both wait on us and cook our meals. Then the two Cabernets on the menu were not available. Our drinks and bread basket arrived fairly quickly and then it was a good long time until our meals were served (we did not order appetizers or salads). We didn’t mind too much as we’re enjoying each other’s company and having good conversation. We ordered dessert and cappuccinos but the coffee cups were only half full. We were the last party at the restaurant by the time we left. Overall good food. A little chilly to go in the winter. Too bad they were so short staffed.

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