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