I loved the fried chicken. The oh so light breading was fried so delicately, and the chicken was so juicy and tender. The corn muffins were the best I've had, too. There was an appetizer of collards and cheese that made southern so gourmet. The pork chops with a chunky apple glaze served over garlic mashed potatoes were succulent. All this with a jazz trio that was outstanding. It was our first visit, but certainly not our last.
Posted: 8/03/2013 • Link to this review
The only problem I had on my first visit to Masani was after I had eaten. When my waitress presented me with my bill I noticed that there was an unexpected item. It read "JAZZ" - $6.00. Now, as a musician myself, I am more than happy to support live music & the business's that hire them. But I should have been informed upfront about a cover charge. Most places do it when you first walk in the door & never before has any restaurant tried to sneak it into the food bill. I gladly paid it without question it or possibly creating a scene. Fact is, the musicians are the only reason I even knew the place existed & more over I put money in the band tip jar before I left. Now to the GREAT PART!! The LIVE JAZZ quartet was OUTSTANDING!! Guitarist Fred Jenkins is joined by equally talented drummer (Larry), keyboardist (Sanchez) and a killer bassist. Steely Dan- eat your heart out!! And lastly, It was probably the BEST fried chicken, collard greens I have ever had at a restaurant ever. The wait staff was also very attentive and pleasant.
Posted: 12/01/2012 • Last edited: 12/02/2012 • Link to this review