Have been visiting Masa since 2002. Consistent and style remain strong. I never have any negative expereience. It is not a 5 star experience and it is close. Food is well presented, beautiful plating, high quality and taste great.
Modern French. Yes. Stuffy. No. Relaxing and pleasant. Yes. Whether you dress up or under dressed they treat you the same. Very personable.
Little cheese puff is the best welcoming snacks. Better than Manresa and French Laundry.
They are flexible on the menu. They know that I have my restriction.
If it is truffle seaon, try the set menu to explore the high and low of truffle :)
Wine selection is great. You can learn a lot from them. Just ask and they love to share.
Take table 110 or 142 to see guess and staffs in action.
I used to visit at least once a month. I took my friends (out of state or from other countries) to Masa. I wish I could go there more frequent but the protest in SF keep me away in the last couple months.