If you a Tokyo driver like me, Ristorante Matsuo is super convenient as there is plenty of legal street parking nearby. If you don't drive then the new Kita Sando Station or Sendagaya are fairly convenient also. Of course, if you're just after convenience then you can always go to McDonalds....
A recent Sunday lunch at Matsuo was a real delight. For 3,500 yen you can order a set that features an amuse, a mixed antipasto, pasta, dessert and coffee. Just a small point but the very friendly but very polite waiter cleared the cutlery completely after each course - a small but important indicator of their overall attitude.
Lunch started with a small plate of duck ham and melon served with a balsamic reduction. This was followed by an antipasto plate of a small pea mousse, white fish carpaccio with drops of olive oil, basil and tomato. The most interesting thing on the plate though was the mambo, which is a delicious, chewy fish with a consistency in between fugu and octopus.
The main course was a home-made tagliatelle with fresh sea food featuring half a scampi, some mussels and some clams. This was light and delicious. This was followed by a lovely dessert of blood orange sorbet and Earl Grey Tea pudding.
All in all the food was uniformly delicious, and while it was quite a large meal I certainly did not feel bloated afterwards. My only gripe in an otherwise perfect experience was that they didn't take credit cards at lunch, which is not good service. I noticed that there were a few families at lunch but Ristorante Matsuo would also be perfectly suited to a business lunch, and I may well give it another go again for this purpose. http://tokyoeater.blogspot.com