Masso

★★★☆☆
  • 4725 Vernon Blvd

    Long Island City, NY 11101

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  • 718-482-8151

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Romantic little spot, delicious food, from starters to entree. Great wine too, was a bit weary of going cause of some reviews but our experience was great. The waitress was young and not too attentive when it came to refilling wine. Other than that, we will return.

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★★★★☆

Romantic little spot, delicious food, from starters to entree. Great wine too, was a bit weary of going cause of some reviews but our experience was great. The waitress was young and not too attentive when it came to refilling wine. Other than that, we will return.

Pros: ambiance, food

Cons: waitress a lil aloof

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Masso? This place should change it's name to Messo because everything from the food to the service is garbage. My wife and I live in the neighborhood and drive by this place at night sometimes thinking hey it looks really cozy and romantic but it's always empty, whats the deal? So we decided to give it a shot and realized within 15 minutes why this place is so dead all the time.We got there around 9pm sat down I ordered a salad special which consisted of some spinach, apples, avocado and grilled shrimp...now you might be thinking mmmm that sounds good, well so did I until it came out 25 minutes later without the shrimp and avocado probably because the waitress failed to write down our simple order. Judging by her spacey demeanor it wasn't a surprise that she messed it up..she told me"keep eating and I'll bring out the shrimp and avocado" by the time she brought the shrimp and avocado to the table 15 minutes later I had already finished my salad and at this point was so hungry rather than tell her to not bother I ate the burnt shrimp and mushy avocado which looked like it had been salvaged from the garbage. My wife who is 7 months pregnant ordered the most simple appetizer on the menu...fresh tomato and mozzarella...that also took 25 minutes to come out of the kitchen and was a disaster. Apparently after we asked her what was taking so long she answered "wellllll we like ran out of tomatoes and we had to send the guy to the store"...mind you they finally served her mozzarella and flavorless BEEFSTEAK tomatoes. Not exactly the Caprese you would expect from any decent Italian restaurant. Up to this point we were extremely patient and were looking forward to eating our entrees which we thought might help to save the whole experience from being a complete disaster but our patience ran thin after having to wait another 35 minutes at which point we told the waitress to bag it and we would take it to go. I failed to mention that during this entire time we were the only two people dining in the place. I payed the $70 check left her a 15% tip and we were off to eat at home. When we arrived home 5 minutes later I opened up my salmon to find what looked like a kiddie sized portion about 4 inches long and 1 inch wide and completely burnt to a crisp. My wife's talapia was also an abomination. I was irate at this point and wanted to bring the food right back to them and give them an earful but my wife who is pregnant and starving was surprisingly a lot more calm then I was. She called up and politely informed our waitress who answered the phone that we were unhappy with the food and with the whole experience and would like a refund just on our entrees and not on the appetizers that we ate while we were there. The girl made up some lame excuse that she didn't have our credit card number after she had just charged it not more than 15 minutes ago. ...she came back with her best offer which was to send us new food..I mean, come on...after waiting 1 hour in the restaurant for our food which was horrendous did she really think that at 10:15 it was reasonable to have us wait god knows how long to have them deliver more food that would have probably tasted just as bad. Needless to say we went to bed starving but today being my wife's birthday I hope to make up for it tonight with a special dinner. I have to conclude by saying that I have never had to write a bad review about a place, usually if I'm not happy with a restaurant we just pay the bill and never go back again. Being a long time resident and local business owner in L.I.C I felt that it is important that people know not to go to this place given all the other restaurants in the neighborhood that are doing the right thing, serving good food and taking care of their customers which is essential for any restaurant to be successful. I wouldn't be surprised to see Masso out on its Asso in a few months. Enjoy a beautiful Italian dinner for the same price at Bella Via or Manetta's.

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★☆☆☆☆

Masso? This place should change it's name to Messo because everything from the food to the service is garbage. My wife and I live in the neighborhood and drive by this place at night sometimes thinking hey it looks really cozy and romantic but it's always empty, whats the deal? So we decided to give it a shot and realized within 15 minutes why this place is so dead all the time.We got there around 9pm sat down I ordered a salad special which consisted of some spinach, apples, avocado and grilled shrimp...now you might be thinking mmmm that sounds good, well so did I until it came out 25 minutes later without the shrimp and avocado probably because the waitress failed to write down our simple order. Judging by her spacey demeanor it wasn't a surprise that she messed it up..she told me"keep eating and I'll bring out the shrimp and avocado" by the time she brought the shrimp and avocado to the table 15 minutes later I had already finished my salad and at this point was so hungry rather than tell her to not bother I ate the burnt shrimp and mushy avocado which looked like it had been salvaged from the garbage. My wife who is 7 months pregnant ordered the most simple appetizer on the menu...fresh tomato and mozzarella...that also took 25 minutes to come out of the kitchen and was a disaster. Apparently after we asked her what was taking so long she answered "wellllll we like ran out of tomatoes and we had to send the guy to the store"...mind you they finally served her mozzarella and flavorless BEEFSTEAK tomatoes. Not exactly the Caprese you would expect from any decent Italian restaurant. Up to this point we were extremely patient and were looking forward to eating our entrees which we thought might help to save the whole experience from being a complete disaster but our patience ran thin after having to wait another 35 minutes at which point we told the waitress to bag it and we would take it to go. I failed to mention that during this entire time we were the only two people dining in the place. I payed the $70 check left her a 15% tip and we were off to eat at home. When we arrived home 5 minutes later I opened up my salmon to find what looked like a kiddie sized portion about 4 inches long and 1 inch wide and completely burnt to a crisp. My wife's talapia was also an abomination. I was irate at this point and wanted to bring the food right back to them and give them an earful but my wife who is pregnant and starving was surprisingly a lot more calm then I was. She called up and politely informed our waitress who answered the phone that we were unhappy with the food and with the whole experience and would like a refund just on our entrees and not on the appetizers that we ate while we were there. The girl made up some lame excuse that she didn't have our credit card number after she had just charged it not more than 15 minutes ago. ...she came back with her best offer which was to send us new food..I mean, come on...after waiting 1 hour in the restaurant for our food which was horrendous did she really think that at 10:15 it was reasonable to have us wait god knows how long to have them deliver more food that would have probably tasted just as bad. Needless to say we went to bed starving but today being my wife's birthday I hope to make up for it tonight with a special dinner. I have to conclude by saying that I have never had to write a bad review about a place, usually if I'm not happy with a restaurant we just pay the bill and never go back again. Being a long time resident and local business owner in L.I.C I felt that it is important that people know not to go to this place given all the other restaurants in the neighborhood that are doing the right thing, serving good food and taking care of their customers which is essential for any restaurant to be successful. I wouldn't be surprised to see Masso out on its Asso in a few months. Enjoy a beautiful Italian dinner for the same price at Bella Via or Manetta's.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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My boyfriend and I just got back from eating at this place, and all we can say is that it was the worst dining experience we've had so far in Long Island City.

We had to wait FOREVER for our main course. Our waitress came by and apologized for the wait, and told us it would just be a few minutes. She then finished her shift, and on her way out told us once again that our food would be out soon. That was 20 minutes after she told us the first time! To top it off, as we continued to wait, we did not get a SINGLE acknowledgement from the other waitresses that were standing around.

To top it all off, when we finally got our food, both our dishes were well overcooked. I ordered a pasta with shrimp dish and my boyfriend ordered the skirt steak medium and got it WELL DONE (we're talking brown brown)! If it had not been so late already, he definitely would have sent it back.

I was really annoyed by the whole experience, but my boyfriend was even more so. He's the type of guy that will tip well under almost any circumstance, we're talking minimum 18%. I've never seen him tip less than 15%. We did tonight.

P.S. - I agree with the other reviewer that said not to believe in the 5 star reviews. There is no way this many people could have enjoyed eating at Masso.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I just got back from eating at this place, and all we can say is that it was the worst dining experience we've had so far in Long Island City.

We had to wait FOREVER for our main course. Our waitress came by and apologized for the wait, and told us it would just be a few minutes. She then finished her shift, and on her way out told us once again that our food would be out soon. That was 20 minutes after she told us the first time! To top it off, as we continued to wait, we did not get a SINGLE acknowledgement from the other waitresses that were standing around.

To top it all off, when we finally got our food, both our dishes were well overcooked. I ordered a pasta with shrimp dish and my boyfriend ordered the skirt steak medium and got it WELL DONE (we're talking brown brown)! If it had not been so late already, he definitely would have sent it back.

I was really annoyed by the whole experience, but my boyfriend was even more so. He's the type of guy that will tip well under almost any circumstance, we're talking minimum 18%. I've never seen him tip less than 15%. We did tonight.

P.S. - I agree with the other reviewer that said not to believe in the 5 star reviews. There is no way this many people could have enjoyed eating at Masso.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

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I actually took the time to make an account to give Masso the recognition it deserves. The best appetizers and pizza! Thin crusted and delicious! Not to mention the entrees I've tried, the unbelievable chicken parm, the delicious hamburger on an english muffin, the skirt steak, and the fish! All excellent and wellpriced.

The service was immaculate. They were nice waitresses who talked to me as a friend, offered advice on the menu, and the wine list. The owner, a woman who was helping sit, was friendly to all tables who requested her as far as I could see, I was sure to thank her the first time and every time I've been since. The place itself is cozy for a date, and a nice bar for a drink with friends. Any big game is usually on, or good modern instrumental that fits the style.

I absolutely recommend for all in or coming to NYC!!

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★★★★★

I actually took the time to make an account to give Masso the recognition it deserves. The best appetizers and pizza! Thin crusted and delicious! Not to mention the entrees I've tried, the unbelievable chicken parm, the delicious hamburger on an english muffin, the skirt steak, and the fish! All excellent and wellpriced.

The service was immaculate. They were nice waitresses who talked to me as a friend, offered advice on the menu, and the wine list. The owner, a woman who was helping sit, was friendly to all tables who requested her as far as I could see, I was sure to thank her the first time and every time I've been since. The place itself is cozy for a date, and a nice bar for a drink with friends. Any big game is usually on, or good modern instrumental that fits the style.

I absolutely recommend for all in or coming to NYC!!

Pros: Food, Service, Style

Cons: Size

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If only the owner dedicated as much time to recreating the dining experience as he does spending time leaving bogus reviews, I might be leaving a positive review, unfortunately that isn't the case.

The service: Incredible, in how awful it was. I find the previous wine pouring review delightful, we didn't even get poured when the wine was delivered, we were poured a tasting, and she walked away.

The food: Terrible, unless, maybe, you were a penguin, as in the one played by Danny De Vito, not the Happy Feet kind. It was the worst lobster ever, it was so briney, I might as well have bitten into a live lobster.

Ambiance: Great...if it were 1998 and everyone were up for raving. Too bad I left my glo-sticks in my triple fat goose coat.
The decor wasn't bad, but the music made me seize.

Dinner for 2: $100+, the biggest loss wasn't the money, but the disappointment in their lack of caring. I saw several tables, including my own, bring issues up, which the servers brought to a blase owner/manager, which noticeably gestured off, not once visiting any of the complaining tables.

Our first time cautioning against any restaurant, but caution with this one. Masso, NOTSO!

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★☆☆☆☆

If only the owner dedicated as much time to recreating the dining experience as he does spending time leaving bogus reviews, I might be leaving a positive review, unfortunately that isn't the case.

The service: Incredible, in how awful it was. I find the previous wine pouring review delightful, we didn't even get poured when the wine was delivered, we were poured a tasting, and she walked away.

The food: Terrible, unless, maybe, you were a penguin, as in the one played by Danny De Vito, not the Happy Feet kind. It was the worst lobster ever, it was so briney, I might as well have bitten into a live lobster.

Ambiance: Great...if it were 1998 and everyone were up for raving. Too bad I left my glo-sticks in my triple fat goose coat.
The decor wasn't bad, but the music made me seize.

Dinner for 2: $100+, the biggest loss wasn't the money, but the disappointment in their lack of caring. I saw several tables, including my own, bring issues up, which the servers brought to a blase owner/manager, which noticeably gestured off, not once visiting any of the complaining tables.

Our first time cautioning against any restaurant, but caution with this one. Masso, NOTSO!

Pros: easy to get a table, later found out why

Cons: food, wine, service, music, owner

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This place really shouldn't be called a restaurant, because after eating there 5 times I have concluded that they actively dislike all things associated with that word: food, service, value, flavor, selection. I give this place a chance every couple months or so to see if they have improved their game, but every time is a thoroughly unpleasant debacle. The food is consistently uninspired and careless, the drink selection is pathetic, and the service is nonexistent. The only meals I can remember was a vat of gnocchi with Prego that I could barely touch and a charred dry pile of ground beef that came out when I ordered a medium rare burger. The place is beautifully decorated, but don't be fooled into eating here.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place really shouldn't be called a restaurant, because after eating there 5 times I have concluded that they actively dislike all things associated with that word: food, service, value, flavor, selection. I give this place a chance every couple months or so to see if they have improved their game, but every time is a thoroughly unpleasant debacle. The food is consistently uninspired and careless, the drink selection is pathetic, and the service is nonexistent. The only meals I can remember was a vat of gnocchi with Prego that I could barely touch and a charred dry pile of ground beef that came out when I ordered a medium rare burger. The place is beautifully decorated, but don't be fooled into eating here.

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i came here last night and the service was GREAT! friendly waitress, always filling up our glasses and talking and having a good time with us. family is visiting us here in new york and they felt very welcomed by our servers.BUT i'm assuming it was the owner sitting at the bar, typing away on his cellphone and watching basketball, he never came over to see how we were doing, barely even acknowledged us, if even. so thanks for the real new york attitude, i would only go back for the service and drinks not the food or atmosphere. watching college basketball while i'm trying to catch up with friends isn't my idea of cozy.

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★★★☆☆

i came here last night and the service was GREAT! friendly waitress, always filling up our glasses and talking and having a good time with us. family is visiting us here in new york and they felt very welcomed by our servers.BUT i'm assuming it was the owner sitting at the bar, typing away on his cellphone and watching basketball, he never came over to see how we were doing, barely even acknowledged us, if even. so thanks for the real new york attitude, i would only go back for the service and drinks not the food or atmosphere. watching college basketball while i'm trying to catch up with friends isn't my idea of cozy.

Pros: service, atmosphere without the tv on

Cons: prices, amex only

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A group of friends and I wanted to get together for the holidays and Masso was recommended by a friend, so we decided to give it a try. Man, were we happy that we did so. The place is more than comfortable with a working fire place and it was perfectly decorated for the holidays. When we were seated, the service was great! We ordered everything from salads to the special of the day and we were MORE than happy with EVERY dish. Of course we had to end with dessert, which did anything but disappoint. The owner actually came out to make sure everything was OK, which was a really nice perk. Thanks for making this holiday gathering one we won't forget! We will definately be back!

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★★★★★

A group of friends and I wanted to get together for the holidays and Masso was recommended by a friend, so we decided to give it a try. Man, were we happy that we did so. The place is more than comfortable with a working fire place and it was perfectly decorated for the holidays. When we were seated, the service was great! We ordered everything from salads to the special of the day and we were MORE than happy with EVERY dish. Of course we had to end with dessert, which did anything but disappoint. The owner actually came out to make sure everything was OK, which was a really nice perk. Thanks for making this holiday gathering one we won't forget! We will definately be back!

Pros: Ambiance, Food,

Cons: Nada!

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Such a beautiful and elegant establishment. The tin ceilings, roaring fire place, decent wine list.. The only problem is the horrendous food and service. My husband and I, are appalled at the rude waitress last Friday night, not to mention the awful entrees. As we were getting ready to leave, the "RUDE' waitress tells us, that they only take amex!!!!!! So now we had to walk a few blocks to find an atm, when they have an atm in the restroom, that wasn't working!! Not our best dining experience in Queens!

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★☆☆☆☆

Such a beautiful and elegant establishment. The tin ceilings, roaring fire place, decent wine list.. The only problem is the horrendous food and service. My husband and I, are appalled at the rude waitress last Friday night, not to mention the awful entrees. As we were getting ready to leave, the "RUDE' waitress tells us, that they only take amex!!!!!! So now we had to walk a few blocks to find an atm, when they have an atm in the restroom, that wasn't working!! Not our best dining experience in Queens!

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The entrees I and my friends have had have been delicious. The appetizers are great. The thin crust pizza is the best I've ever tasted. Top it all off with a brownie ala mode - Unbelievably delicious. Good atmosphere, friendly service and also great for brunch or lunch - the panini's are the best in NY. Outdoor service in good weather is also a treat. I love the place.

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★★★★★

The entrees I and my friends have had have been delicious. The appetizers are great. The thin crust pizza is the best I've ever tasted. Top it all off with a brownie ala mode - Unbelievably delicious. Good atmosphere, friendly service and also great for brunch or lunch - the panini's are the best in NY. Outdoor service in good weather is also a treat. I love the place.

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YUCK! There is NOBODY ever in this place! I dont trust the food! I live in the neighborhood and there IS NO business here! They made us walk three blocks in the dark to find an ATM machine. They only take cash and amex. They have an ATM in the restroom, that apparently never works,according to the waitress! NICE. I have heard the same thing from other friends. food is messy and of poor quality. Dont waist your time or money.

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★☆☆☆☆

YUCK! There is NOBODY ever in this place! I dont trust the food! I live in the neighborhood and there IS NO business here! They made us walk three blocks in the dark to find an ATM machine. They only take cash and amex. They have an ATM in the restroom, that apparently never works,according to the waitress! NICE. I have heard the same thing from other friends. food is messy and of poor quality. Dont waist your time or money.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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I went to masso for dinner the other night and It was terrible. Not only was the server rude, she smelled like cigarettes. When we finally got the food, it wasn't good at all. It was all thrown together on the plate. LIC, is such a hip area, you would think these people would want to do better. I did get a chance to met the owner. He seemed like a yound guy only looking to make a quick buck. If you are looking for a good meal in LIC go to tornasol. You will always get amazing food with out the smell of collage kid and a side of cigarette..

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to masso for dinner the other night and It was terrible. Not only was the server rude, she smelled like cigarettes. When we finally got the food, it wasn't good at all. It was all thrown together on the plate. LIC, is such a hip area, you would think these people would want to do better. I did get a chance to met the owner. He seemed like a yound guy only looking to make a quick buck. If you are looking for a good meal in LIC go to tornasol. You will always get amazing food with out the smell of collage kid and a side of cigarette..

Pros: fire place

Cons: bad food bad service

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I eat here almost every weekend with my husband for a reason,actually, many reasons: The brunch here is AMAZING (especially the green eggs and ham) the prices are reasonable, and the service is always great. Yes, sometimes the food is slow in coming out,but, hey, it is made to order and in my opinion,worth the wait..you get what you pay for...they play great music (sometimes alittle loud,we have a baby) and the place is really cozy , especially in winter with the fireplace. They also have fruit infused mimosas and really great bloody Marys. We love this place and reccommend it to all our friends in and out of the neighborhood for brunch. We have never been here for dinner or lunch but highly reccommend brunch!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

I eat here almost every weekend with my husband for a reason,actually, many reasons: The brunch here is AMAZING (especially the green eggs and ham) the prices are reasonable, and the service is always great. Yes, sometimes the food is slow in coming out,but, hey, it is made to order and in my opinion,worth the wait..you get what you pay for...they play great music (sometimes alittle loud,we have a baby) and the place is really cozy , especially in winter with the fireplace. They also have fruit infused mimosas and really great bloody Marys. We love this place and reccommend it to all our friends in and out of the neighborhood for brunch. We have never been here for dinner or lunch but highly reccommend brunch!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Great prices,good food

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We waited for our food for 2 hours. The service was terrible- almost rude and we had to ASK for some bread to hold us over for the 2 hours while we sat and waited. When the food finally came out it was awful. charred and burned shrimp, chewy french toast, bland omlettes- just awful. Then they seemed shocked when we wanted to speak to a manager. We are very easy going- we can handle slow horrible service (lived in williamsburg for a year) but this was beyond anything I've ever experienced.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We waited for our food for 2 hours. The service was terrible- almost rude and we had to ASK for some bread to hold us over for the 2 hours while we sat and waited. When the food finally came out it was awful. charred and burned shrimp, chewy french toast, bland omlettes- just awful. Then they seemed shocked when we wanted to speak to a manager. We are very easy going- we can handle slow horrible service (lived in williamsburg for a year) but this was beyond anything I've ever experienced.

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The food was bland and nothing special, and the service was absolutely terrible. There is nothing like having dinner with friends and feeling frustrated with horrendous service throughout the meal. There are far better places to eat in the neighborhood so I wouldn't waste my energy again.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food was bland and nothing special, and the service was absolutely terrible. There is nothing like having dinner with friends and feeling frustrated with horrendous service throughout the meal. There are far better places to eat in the neighborhood so I wouldn't waste my energy again.

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With so much going on in LIC right now you would think everyone would try to step up their game. Not so here. This is one of the pitiful underachieving establshments that tend to cause critics and diners alike to rate Queens bars and restaurants on a "Queens-curve". As in, it's a good place to eat...y'know...for Queens." Even with so-called curve there is very little to recommend other than the lovely glass of Rose I ordered. Unimaginative dishes, undercooked calamari, overcooked steak, watery soup, poor presentation and indifferent almost robotic service. As for atmosphere...well, I didn't see any.

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★☆☆☆☆

With so much going on in LIC right now you would think everyone would try to step up their game. Not so here. This is one of the pitiful underachieving establshments that tend to cause critics and diners alike to rate Queens bars and restaurants on a "Queens-curve". As in, it's a good place to eat...y'know...for Queens." Even with so-called curve there is very little to recommend other than the lovely glass of Rose I ordered. Unimaginative dishes, undercooked calamari, overcooked steak, watery soup, poor presentation and indifferent almost robotic service. As for atmosphere...well, I didn't see any.

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If you want to go somewhere different, relax and not get rushed out the door, then go to Masso. It's a great place to go and sit by the fireplace while you eat and drink! The service is great. The prices are right. The food is fantastic. I also highly recomend the brunch. You can't go wrong with this place if you are on a date, alone, or with a group!

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★★★★★

If you want to go somewhere different, relax and not get rushed out the door, then go to Masso. It's a great place to go and sit by the fireplace while you eat and drink! The service is great. The prices are right. The food is fantastic. I also highly recomend the brunch. You can't go wrong with this place if you are on a date, alone, or with a group!

Pros: Food, atmosphere, fireplace!

Cons: none

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This place is definately on the rise.. Soon you will not be able to get in the door. The food, the ambiance and the service are incredible. To our surprise we usually freguent the place on the weekends at night, however, we tried brunch there on a Saturday a few weeks ago and have beeb back every weekend since.

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★★★★★

This place is definately on the rise.. Soon you will not be able to get in the door. The food, the ambiance and the service are incredible. To our surprise we usually freguent the place on the weekends at night, however, we tried brunch there on a Saturday a few weeks ago and have beeb back every weekend since.

Pros: Food, Service, ambience like no other

Cons: none, this place has it all

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My friends and I met up there last week for drinks. We had no intention of eating there since we had reservations in Manhattan for dinner. We were so comfortable we lost track of time, missed our reservation and wound up eating and drinking at Masso for about 4 hours. The entire evening was delightful and our guest from out of town was beside herself at what a nice place it was and couldn't wait to come back...

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★★★★★

My friends and I met up there last week for drinks. We had no intention of eating there since we had reservations in Manhattan for dinner. We were so comfortable we lost track of time, missed our reservation and wound up eating and drinking at Masso for about 4 hours. The entire evening was delightful and our guest from out of town was beside herself at what a nice place it was and couldn't wait to come back...

Pros: Unforgettable ambience, food , service

Cons: 0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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My girlfriends and I were stumble upon this restaurant. The atmosphere pleasant and cozy. We ordered calamari for appetizer and for entrees a grilled salmon, salmon special, and the ribeye steak. All these dishes were drenched in sea salt. It was completely inedible. We had one bite of each plate and just wanted to leave. Our lips were dried and chapped from all that salt.

Come here for drinks, but forget about the food.

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★☆☆☆☆

My girlfriends and I were stumble upon this restaurant. The atmosphere pleasant and cozy. We ordered calamari for appetizer and for entrees a grilled salmon, salmon special, and the ribeye steak. All these dishes were drenched in sea salt. It was completely inedible. We had one bite of each plate and just wanted to leave. Our lips were dried and chapped from all that salt.

Come here for drinks, but forget about the food.

Pros: atmosphere and drinks

Cons: food, food, food

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I have always gone to Masso for Sunday Brunch, and love it every time....especially the fruit infused mimosa (pomegranate blueberry). Finally had a chace to go to dinner on last sat night with a large group, sat outside and had a really great time!!! We had the grilled calamari, and sesame tuna which was very tasty. Service was good and we will be back for more!

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★★★★☆

I have always gone to Masso for Sunday Brunch, and love it every time....especially the fruit infused mimosa (pomegranate blueberry). Finally had a chace to go to dinner on last sat night with a large group, sat outside and had a really great time!!! We had the grilled calamari, and sesame tuna which was very tasty. Service was good and we will be back for more!

Pros: sidewalk cafe, fireplace

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i guess if you need to eat and Masso was the only place on earth to eat. Not to be mean, but the food was horrible and the service just the same. I always passed by and it looked great, but now I know not to judge a restaurant by its apperance. I rather cross the street and go to lounge 47. I don't plan to visit this place again and will not be recommending it to anybody.

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★☆☆☆☆

i guess if you need to eat and Masso was the only place on earth to eat. Not to be mean, but the food was horrible and the service just the same. I always passed by and it looked great, but now I know not to judge a restaurant by its apperance. I rather cross the street and go to lounge 47. I don't plan to visit this place again and will not be recommending it to anybody.

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Horrible food and service

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My husband and I went here in the spring and couldn't remember if we liked the food, so we tried it again. That was the mistake. Although the service was lovely,all be it slow, the food is far from memorable, and some of it even inedible. For the NYC prices you may as well hop on the train and go to NYC. The ambiance is there, we enjoyed the vibe, but the food is a big zero, which is really too bad as we were excited to have another regular place to go in the area.

At least this time, if I forget if I liked it again, I will see my own review on Citysearch.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went here in the spring and couldn't remember if we liked the food, so we tried it again. That was the mistake. Although the service was lovely,all be it slow, the food is far from memorable, and some of it even inedible. For the NYC prices you may as well hop on the train and go to NYC. The ambiance is there, we enjoyed the vibe, but the food is a big zero, which is really too bad as we were excited to have another regular place to go in the area.

At least this time, if I forget if I liked it again, I will see my own review on Citysearch.

Pros: Ambiance and good, but slow service

Cons: Food

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I went last Saturday for brunch and it was awful. Loud, cheesy, invasive music which they wouldn't turn down even though I was the only customer initially.

The food was tasteless and uninspired. The "salad" described on the menu was basically just some tired looking lettuce, with some nice brown edges for good measure. The toast looked like wonder bread.

This place was seemingly put together by some meathead "entrepreneur" with a "vision." Don't waste your time or money - Tournesol down the street or Lounge 47 directly opposite are much much better and certainly don't have the bad vibes.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went last Saturday for brunch and it was awful. Loud, cheesy, invasive music which they wouldn't turn down even though I was the only customer initially.

The food was tasteless and uninspired. The "salad" described on the menu was basically just some tired looking lettuce, with some nice brown edges for good measure. The toast looked like wonder bread.

This place was seemingly put together by some meathead "entrepreneur" with a "vision." Don't waste your time or money - Tournesol down the street or Lounge 47 directly opposite are much much better and certainly don't have the bad vibes.

Pros: Empty

Cons: food, music, watron with an attitude, over all bad vibes

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I also love this place. Only been a few times, but each time the food has been impeccable. the staff are friendly and i love the vibe of the place!

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★★★★☆

I also love this place. Only been a few times, but each time the food has been impeccable. the staff are friendly and i love the vibe of the place!

Pros: great food, great ambiance

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A friend suggested Masso to me, and I finally had a chance to take my date there last weekend. I have to say, I was a little worried when we were the only table at 8 o clock on a Friday night, but as my waitress pointed out, it seems the whole neighborhood was pretty barren. I suppose it worked out to our favor because we had te whole restaurant to ourselves, and enjoyed the privacy and romantic setting. The service was extremely friendly and the food was excellent. My date and I shared a few of the specials. I was pleasantly surprised with the wine list, you would not expect a restaurant with such affordable prices to have such a good selection. I'm a wine drinker and there is simply nothing more frustrating than being sold a glass of wine for ten dollars when you know the bottle costs $4.99. Overall, between the exceptional service (our waitress carefully described each dish and made great reccomendations for us) and food (all of which tasted very fresh) we had a lovely time, and will deffinately be back in the future! I'm an old man, born and bred in New York, and it's hard to find a little place like this that is still genuine, offering up just plain good customer service.

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★★★★★

A friend suggested Masso to me, and I finally had a chance to take my date there last weekend. I have to say, I was a little worried when we were the only table at 8 o clock on a Friday night, but as my waitress pointed out, it seems the whole neighborhood was pretty barren. I suppose it worked out to our favor because we had te whole restaurant to ourselves, and enjoyed the privacy and romantic setting. The service was extremely friendly and the food was excellent. My date and I shared a few of the specials. I was pleasantly surprised with the wine list, you would not expect a restaurant with such affordable prices to have such a good selection. I'm a wine drinker and there is simply nothing more frustrating than being sold a glass of wine for ten dollars when you know the bottle costs $4.99. Overall, between the exceptional service (our waitress carefully described each dish and made great reccomendations for us) and food (all of which tasted very fresh) we had a lovely time, and will deffinately be back in the future! I'm an old man, born and bred in New York, and it's hard to find a little place like this that is still genuine, offering up just plain good customer service.

Pros: Everything, skyline view, fireplace, lovely!

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I just moved to the LIC area not too long ago, and for a while I continued journeying into Manhattan for dining and drinking on the weekends. Just recently I began to explore the local restaurants and bars (there aren't that many) and Masso has been my favorite so far. I recently showed up on a Sunday night, and I had expected them to have only bar service, but was pleased to find out that they serve food until midnight (later than most of the other places). I was with a couple of my girlfriends and we had a great time! It seemed a little busy but the girls that were working there were having good fun and keeping us entertained. My friends and I ordered a few pitchers of sangria and ordered a bunch of different appetizers (everything was excellent - especially the sangria). I really liked the fireplace and the tin ceiling, and the little couches, and we all enjoyed the music they were playing - it was like a mix of lounge and hip hop and a couple 80's classics we had to sing along too. It reminded me of many of my regular neighborhood places in Williamsburg when I lived there a few years ago. I hadn't expected to find a place like this in Queens. It is trendy without being too pretentious. Overall my group and I had a really good time. I have been to a few other restaurants and bars in the area, and until now, I hadn't gotten such a sense of welcomness and neighborhood familiarity as I did at this place. I was very pleased and I promised to return for brunch, which I plan on doing very soon!

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★★★★★

I just moved to the LIC area not too long ago, and for a while I continued journeying into Manhattan for dining and drinking on the weekends. Just recently I began to explore the local restaurants and bars (there aren't that many) and Masso has been my favorite so far. I recently showed up on a Sunday night, and I had expected them to have only bar service, but was pleased to find out that they serve food until midnight (later than most of the other places). I was with a couple of my girlfriends and we had a great time! It seemed a little busy but the girls that were working there were having good fun and keeping us entertained. My friends and I ordered a few pitchers of sangria and ordered a bunch of different appetizers (everything was excellent - especially the sangria). I really liked the fireplace and the tin ceiling, and the little couches, and we all enjoyed the music they were playing - it was like a mix of lounge and hip hop and a couple 80's classics we had to sing along too. It reminded me of many of my regular neighborhood places in Williamsburg when I lived there a few years ago. I hadn't expected to find a place like this in Queens. It is trendy without being too pretentious. Overall my group and I had a really good time. I have been to a few other restaurants and bars in the area, and until now, I hadn't gotten such a sense of welcomness and neighborhood familiarity as I did at this place. I was very pleased and I promised to return for brunch, which I plan on doing very soon!

Pros: Food is cheap and GOOD, friendly service, good drinks, good music, good times

Cons: the bar closes at 12

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I agree with the other reviews. I stop in for brunch all the time on the weekends and it is excellent everytime. At this point, I think I've had everything on the menu. They have 2 for 1 mimosas, which is pretty sweet. My favorite dish is the Masso omelette or just a plain pizza. They usually have sports on, with some nice reggae playing. It's always a relaxing weekend morning when I stop in. Every so often I show up and it's a little busier than normal, but the staff is still super nice and fast. I would deffinately reccomend it if you are in the area and looking for some good brunch that's a little different from your average prix fixe. Oh yeah, I love the fireplace too. THUMBS UP!

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★★★★★

I agree with the other reviews. I stop in for brunch all the time on the weekends and it is excellent everytime. At this point, I think I've had everything on the menu. They have 2 for 1 mimosas, which is pretty sweet. My favorite dish is the Masso omelette or just a plain pizza. They usually have sports on, with some nice reggae playing. It's always a relaxing weekend morning when I stop in. Every so often I show up and it's a little busier than normal, but the staff is still super nice and fast. I would deffinately reccomend it if you are in the area and looking for some good brunch that's a little different from your average prix fixe. Oh yeah, I love the fireplace too. THUMBS UP!

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Masso's been getting alot of good write ups lately, so I thought, I'd join the bandwagon. It's my favorite place to stop in for a drink on Sunday nights. It's quiet with a really wonderful ambiance. Never crowded when I go in. The bar is small, but the girl who's there Sunday nights remembers me and always keeps me entertained. I love their pizza's, and portabello napoleon. Now that the fireplace is on, it adds to their great mood. Great place!

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★★★★★

Masso's been getting alot of good write ups lately, so I thought, I'd join the bandwagon. It's my favorite place to stop in for a drink on Sunday nights. It's quiet with a really wonderful ambiance. Never crowded when I go in. The bar is small, but the girl who's there Sunday nights remembers me and always keeps me entertained. I love their pizza's, and portabello napoleon. Now that the fireplace is on, it adds to their great mood. Great place!

Pros: ambiance, music, bartending

Cons: parking, closes early, no happy hour

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I've always driven by this place in favor of other restaurants-bars on Vernon, but stopped for brunch yesterday and have to admit it was a pleasant suprise. The decor is pretty trendy with good music, not to mention the wait staff was extremely nice and courteous. Our dishes were prepared quickly and the food was pretty tasty (albeit, maybe a little cold...just a little). The menu is also very reasonable for brunch prices, so if you're in the neighborhood, swing by and bask in the ambience.

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★★★★☆

I've always driven by this place in favor of other restaurants-bars on Vernon, but stopped for brunch yesterday and have to admit it was a pleasant suprise. The decor is pretty trendy with good music, not to mention the wait staff was extremely nice and courteous. Our dishes were prepared quickly and the food was pretty tasty (albeit, maybe a little cold...just a little). The menu is also very reasonable for brunch prices, so if you're in the neighborhood, swing by and bask in the ambience.

Pros: Decor, Staff, and Menu Selection

Cons: Parking? (Maybe)

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I've been here a few times since they opened, and I prefer it over alot of the restaurants on Vernon Bvd. It isn't crowded or obnoxiously busy. The food is pretty good, and they've got a good beer selection. Service is pretty quick even when they get a little busy and the waitresses are always nice.

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★★★★☆

I've been here a few times since they opened, and I prefer it over alot of the restaurants on Vernon Bvd. It isn't crowded or obnoxiously busy. The food is pretty good, and they've got a good beer selection. Service is pretty quick even when they get a little busy and the waitresses are always nice.

Pros: Nice location (skyline view), good music, comfortable setting

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I have been to Masso a few times and everytime i go i always enjoy myself.The food is awsome and the service is pretty good.The place is a great addition to lic. Weekend brunch is great as well.

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★★★★☆

I have been to Masso a few times and everytime i go i always enjoy myself.The food is awsome and the service is pretty good.The place is a great addition to lic. Weekend brunch is great as well.

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Italian bar and restaurant from the owners of Luca Bar and Luca Lounge in the East Village.

 

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