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The dining room staff at Masa, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant, is extremely knowledgeable about wine and sake and can help you pair beverages with your meal. The offerings change with the menu, which includes 26 seasonally altered courses that incorporate fresh fish and produce.
Masa offers three sparkling, seven white and four red wines by the glass and dozens of others by the bottle. You’ll find classics like sauvignon blanc, riesling, chardonnay, moscatel, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon, as well as several heritage French Burgundy wines from Domaine de la Romanee Conti that cost more than $2,000 a bottle.
We highly recommend asking the staff about the popular New York restaurant's specialty: the sake selection. The restaurant offers at least six options in addition to a private label that showcases different tasting notes and brewing processes behind the Japanese rice wine. You’ll want to try the milky-white nigori sake; the fruity, sweet flavor pairs well with spicy food.