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“Unbelievable gastronomic experience”
Review of Masa's Restaurant - CLOSED

Masa's Restaurant
Price range: $90 - $150
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Cross street: Powell
Description: Warm chocolate brown walls, subdued lighting and fresh roses on every table provide the perfect backdrop for the visual and sensual artistry that is Masa’s. Adjacent to Executive Hotel Vintage Court on the boarder of San Francisco’s Union Square and Nob Hill, Masa’s offers superlative service and exquisite California French cuisine elevated to new heights by Executive Chef Gregory Short. For over 25 years and continuing in the tradition of legendary founder Masataki Kobayashi, Masa’s has made its reputation with a succession of world-renowned chefs that have deftly walked the line between culinary adventure and classicism. Chef Short and Master Sommelier Alan Murray delight in presenting nightly three-, four- and seven-course tasting menus highlighting the best of the season and region, the restaurant’s 800-strong wine list, and otherworldly cocktails at the exclusive bar. "The French Laundry influences are evident..." -M. Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurants
Henderson, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Unbelievable gastronomic experience”
Reviewed June 18, 2004

I was surprised that the restaurant was located in a hotel lobby and that it was small and cozy. The Ambience was chic with black walls, white linen and toile chairs and red hanging lampshades. Our server spoiled us to death! We were treated like royalty. We took one of our clients who we thought would enjoy the chef's magic. He did not disappoint. We chose the six course tasting meal with the cheese tray. Interestingly, we did not get six courses---but nine! Chef Ron Siegel kept on surprising us with little "tastes" of great culinary concoctions. . . some, I would never even imagine. For instance: carrot and green apple sorbet. It was so refreshing and delicate. Everything was wonderful and beyond our wildest expectations. After the meal, our server asked if we wanted to meet the chef and we did! He was so gracious. We were given souvenier copies of our menu rolled up and tied with a bow. Dessert was unbelievable. The cheeses were an experience. The beef ribeye was tender and melted in your mouth. The chilled crab salad was out of this world. We just kept on being surprised and amazed at the great mixture of tastes and textures. It was a magical night. Everyone should be so lucky to experience a meal at Masa's. We are looking forward to our next experience.

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