Ever walk into Masa 14, wonder where that staircase goes, then stand there and continue to wonder where that staircase goes, because it's packed and there's no way you're getting a table? Well prepare to have your mind blown (are you sitting down? oh wait, no, of course you're not): it leads to Masa's amazing new rooftop.
Almost three years since they opened their doors, the 14th favorite's long-promised "urban oasis" is finally here: French doors open to an indoor space framed with exposed steel & tiled walls, and beyond, there's a terrace with communal benches, panoramic views, and street-facing vegetation hiding the sight of the animals below. Open-air sipping includes a spicy cucumber margarita w/ agave, the Mojito Especial w/ dark rum & brown sugar, and bourbon-spiked rosa sangria that you can get by the glass or the pitcher, though talking to girls after drinking it yourself will inevitably lead to a strikeout. For eats, there's a bulgogi steak & cheese bun (w/ kimchi & gochujang), a teriyaki-glazed Kobe beef dog (w/ wasabi/furikake/pickle), and sushi like the shrimp/citrus aioli/pico "Crunchy Rooftop Handroll", also the most difficult move in Hippie Parkour.
And in the coming weeks, they also plan to be serving full-on weekend brunch, meaning any big plans for Saturday afternoon will almost definitely end up getting tabled.