Masa's Restaurant San Francisco

March 07, 2012 09:00 ET

Masa's is at the Top of Michael Bauer's Favorite Dishes List

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2012) - Masa's, one of San Francisco's leading fine-dining establishments, is proud to announce the approval of legendary food critic, Michael Bauer, who stated Gregory Short at Masa's is one of the most talented chefs in the city and this seafood presentation is only one example. Each of the items - lobster, calamari, uni are perfectly cooked and accented with daikon, black sesame, aji Amarillo (chiles) and seaweed. It's part of the $98 four-course menu, in his recent article in Inside Scoop for the San Francisco Chronicle. Executive Chef Gregory Short has preserved the culinary tradition of Masa's legendary founder Masataki Kobayashi for the past seven years with his inspired, seasonal four- and seven-course degustation menus highlighting the best available ingredients. "Masa's has been and will continue to be a canvas for many talented chefs. The culinary standards expected of this establishment endure to sustain its success. I am proud to be a component of a long standing tradition," said Executive Chef Gregory Short.

Chef Short's dishes paired with an extensive wine list of 800 selections presided over by Master Sommelier Alan Murray are a testament to the expertise and passion that have made it a fine-dining destination.

About Masa's

For over 25 years and continuing in the tradition of legendary founder Masataki Kobayashi, Masa's Restaurant in San Francisco has made its reputation with a succession of world-renowned chefs that have deftly walked the line between culinary adventure and classicism. Chef Gregory Short and Master Sommelier Alan Murray delight in presenting nightly four- and seven-course degustation fine dining menus highlighting the best of the season and region, the restaurant's 800-strong wine list and otherworldly cocktails at the exclusive bar. Designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, Masa's restaurant dining room is a gracious and elegant triumph of modern simplicity and warmth. Entering into a calming foyer and bar of creamy sandstone, guests are welcomed into an intimate space filled with white, toile d'Juoy fabric-covered chairs and tables topped with Masa's signature vases of roses. Cranberry-hued, silk lampshades suspended from above offer a warm glow. In the center of the room is the fanciful, hammered-bronze sculpture commissioned from artist Albert Guibara called Les Muses de La Cuisine depicting dancing figures holding artichokes, asparagus and grapes.

Seatings are available from Tuesday to Saturday, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Guests may reserve today by calling the restaurant at 415.989.7154, or by email at

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