What to Eat for Lunch at Mas (la grillade)

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Now open during the day. Photo: Melissa Hom

Recently opened (and even-more-recently reviewed) West Village restaurant Mas (la grillade) has decided to welcome 2012 with a new three-course, $28 fixed price lunch. Five appetizer choices include a coal-roasted shrimp tartine with pickled onion, arugula, and lemon; a version of the restaurant's dinnertime favorite grilled squid with bay leaf also makes an appearance. Chef Galen Zamarra's five mains include dishes like a bone-in monkfish with walnut gremolata and smoked celery root, and a decidedly more casual-sounding grilled-cheese sandwich with sauerkraut and cornichons. Plus, starting today, Zamarra will debut the la grillade short rib burger, bedazzled with grilled onions and smoked green peppercorn mayo, all served on a housemade English muffin. Lunch goes from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., seven days a week.

Three Course Lunch Prix Fixe
Twenty-Eight Dollars
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Organic Pecan Soup with Grilled Apples and Mint

Grilled Squid Stuffed with Bay Leaves

Salad of Local Organic Greens
with a Grilled Onion Vinaigrette and Grilled Goat Cheese Croutons

Arctic Char Smoked over Apricot Wood
with Shaved Apple and Fennel Salad and Yogurt Dressing

Tartine of Shrimp Cooked in the Coals with Lemon Dressing, Pickled Onions and Arugula
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Seared Yellowfin Tuna "Niçoise"
Grilled Peppers, Alphonso Olives, Boiled Egg and Anchovies

House- Made Smoked Pork Sausage with Brussels Sprouts "a la Chapa"

Short Rib Burger, Grilled Onions, Smoked Green Peppercorn Mayonnaise, House- Made English Muffin

Grilled Cheese with Cornichons, Sauerkraut and a Salad of Local Organic Greens

Monkfish Grilled on the Bone with Walnut-Parsley Gremolata, Smoked Celery Root Puree
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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Crème Fraiche Sorbet and Candied Kumquats


À la Carte

Small Plates

Smoked Peanuts with Bacon and Chili $4

Fire- Popped Oak Grove Popcorn Tossed with Fried Herbs and Parmesan $3

Head of Rocambole Garlic Pit Roasted with Olive Oil, Grilled Bread $5

Grilled Tartine of Ricotta, Anchovies, Charred Tomatoes and Olives $6

Grilled Tartine of Sunchoke Puree, Smoked Butternut Confit and Grilled Green Onions $5

Appetizers

Wood- Fired Oysters with Lemon Thyme-Shallot Butter 3 for $9
Island Creeks from Duxbury, MA

Grilled Romaine Salad with Lamb Bacon
Buttermilk and Blue Cheese Dressing, Grilled Croutons $14

Artichokes a la chapa
With Grilled Chanterelles and Hazelnut Mayonnaise $18

Organic Pecan Soup with Grilled Apples and Mint $14

Spit-Roasted Quail with Cranberry Gastrique $14

Main Course

Local Sea Scallops Grilled over Preserved Lemon
With Grilled Cauliflower and Paprika Oil $28

Monkfish Grilled on the Bone with Walnut-Parsley Gremolata, Smoked Celery Root Puree $24

Grilled Whole Fish with a Salt and Herb Rub
Dorade (serves 1 person) $26

Pit- Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chestnuts and Butternut Squash $26

Grilled Grass-Fed Padgett Farm Steak
NY Strip $49

Short Rib Burger, Grilled Onions, Smoked Green Peppercorn Mayonnaise, House-Made English Muffin $14

Cassoulet $36

Sides

Potato Baked In the Coals $4

Sweet Potato Purée $6

Baby Fennel and Pears $7

Beets Baked in the Coals $6

Hen of the Woods Mushrooms $8