Address: 28 7th Ave. S. (Leroy St. & Bedford St.)
Review: Snuggled into the West Village, Mas (la grillade) is one of the true jewels of New York, a culinary gem with the service to match. There are a limited amount of tables as it is a smaller place, but this allows diners to be doted on by many staffers moving about. We went here for a romantic holiday dinner and were delighted with everything. Ordering the 6 course chef’s tasting menu, we put our palettes in the hands of the culinary specialists in the kitchen. From the amuse-bouche to the petifores, we were delighted with everything that was put in front of us. Razor clams, salmon, mackerel, duck, steak and two kinds of desserts – it was like the chef new exactly what we wanted. With a solid wine list for the discerning eye and hearty cocktails to warm you up – Mas lived up to expectations; but so did the bill. If you are prepared to drop a bundle of cash, but have an off the charts experience, this is the place.