This is why we can’t have nice things.Photo: Shanna Ravindra Mas (farmhouse) is giving us one less reason to love New York.* As of this Sunday, you will no longer be able to get a nice plate of American Hackleback sturgeon roe at 3 a.m., because Mas is cutting its hours to 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily. Daily? Here’s the good news: Starting this week Mas will be open on Sundays, with a new room seating 25 people — available for à la carte service and private parties — that will make the restaurant 40 percent larger. Since this is truly the end of an era for industry types craving a good cocktail and some Gruyère-laced choux-pastry puffballs after a hard shift, we asked owner Galan Zamarra to tell us the new deal.
We decided to close down late-night basically because we want to focus what we’re best at. We had a Jekyll and Hyde thing going where after midnight we’d dumb down the restaurant. We kind of felt like, “Why are we showing this different side? Let’s just focus on our strength.” We also had problems with people getting drunk, knocking over tables, and throwing up. In our dining room we have a lot of precious, expensive things. It was frustrating for me. This isn’t the crowd we want in here. I wanted to focus on what we do during dinner and do that the best we can. We made a lot revenue being open late, so a concession I made with my investors was to be open on Sunday.
In still more Mas news, the restaurant will now be capitalizing the word (Farmhouse). Just kidding! Scared you, though, didn’t we?
*Which means we need a new one. Tell us why you love New York.