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“Great service, not the best meal” 3 of 5 stars
Review of MaSo

MaSo
50 Third St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)
415 9770271
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Ranked #1,076 of 5,005 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: Market St
Description: MaSo, Market South Restaurant serves fresh, sustainably sourced California Cuisine. Executive Chef John Hart offers comfort food favorites like tuna tartar, wonton tacos, dungeness crab bon bons, mac n lobster and berkshire pork porterhouse. The sophisticated MaSo charm is reflected not only in the creative menu but also in the retro computer design of the early days of...the Silicon Valley. MaSo Bar, Lounge and Terrace features a relaxed atmosphere to meet and mingle with friends and business associates alike and to enjoy local wines or an innovative fresh cocktail.
Massachusetts
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18 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great service, not the best meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

I tried the Dine About Town prix fixe with wine pairing. It was a good value, but the salad with greens, pistachios and strawberries was very salty. The beef dish was very rare. They gave me a complimentary glass of wine while I waited for it to be cooked a bit more. The panna cotta didn't have much flavor. The waiter was excellent. No complaints about service. I'd try it again with the full menu.

Visited June 2012
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English first
San Francisco, CA
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166 reviews 166 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Good value Happy Hour near Union Square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I met a friend here for an after work drink and oysters were only $1 apiece at happy hour, so we each had a dozen! Nice patio with heat lamps if it's a warmish day in the city by the bay.

Visited May 2012
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NJ
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10 restaurant reviews
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“great pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

wonderful atmosphere, friendly waiters, fabulous margarita pizza!!! and good wine :)

Visited April 2012
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Arlington, MA
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Meh.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Food was just OK. Not bad, but nothing to rave about. Service was friendly, but the place was almost completely empty at 7.30pm on Saturday night. I should have had an inkling, when I walked in. I don't recommend it with all the other places in the area, although maybe it would be nice choice if you wanted a quiet place to sit with your honey and eat a quiet dinner away from other people.

Visited April 2012
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SF, CA
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“could be great and it isn't”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

What a disappointment. This is a nice spot, conveniently located in the Westin. If you're in town for a conference, it could be a destination. Not right now.

What's right? Superior staff as you enter. Immediate offer of coffee and OJ. Wait staff are attentive, at least at first. The breakfast buffet was enjoyed by some of our group. The coffee is great.

What's wrong? $25 for the buffet seems high.

$20 for an omelet that was COLD in the middle, are you kidding? I couldn’t send it back because it took so long to get to our table most of our group was finishing their meals.

I can’t recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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