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Jan 3, 2012 04:33 PM

Lovely Hospitality at Masa - Woburn

I had the unsavory task of deciding upon a suburban restaurant for 12 of Mr. Swank's relatives, ranging in age from 75 to toddlerhood, in honor of a birthday celebration. I settled on Masa Woburn. When calling, I instantly felt apologetic. I wanted a 6pm reservation, on a Saturday night, with toddler high chairs, for a special occasion, complete with an unwieldy number of people. The host couldn't have been nicer. He immediately made me feel comfortable about booking a reservation that included kids on a Saturday night, telling me they have plenty of experience with kids. Inquired after any special seating requests or birthday arrangements. Actually seemed happy to talk to me! A nice change from the frosty reception I've gotten at many other restos of late.

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  1. But how was the food? We've just moved to Lexingon, and every time I shop at the Woburn Whole Foods, I see that place and think I should try it.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Isolda

      Our reservation is still a couple weeks out. However, I've been there before and enjoyed it. Better-than-average dining in the 'burbs, for sure.

      1. re: Isolda

        Eaten dinner there twice and a whole mess o' lunches, and the food and service are always very good. Also did brunch there nearly 2 years ago, and was very pleased. Interesting menu, too.

        1. re: L2k

          I stopped in (without reservation) last winter with my 10 year old, wanting tapas. The bar area was full, the dining area almost empty. After being seated in the dining area, was told that I could not have tapas in the dining area... that was only for the bar... and there were no available seats in the bar, and none would become available due to reservations (several tables were actually empty at the time). I walked out and vowed not to return - it is their perogative to limit the bar menu to the bar, but I also feel no need to patronize inflexible establishments.