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Mason's - Easton
Mason's - Easton

Mason's - Easton Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.masonsgourmet.com
  • Phone: (410) 822-3204
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Pochron
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine
  • Catering: Mason's offers full-service catering that's customized to fit your needs and gourmet food for pickup or delivery. Please call the restaurant to schedule a no-charge consultation for your event or to place your order.
  • Private Party Contact: Marie Pierre Nuthall (410) 822-3204

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dover Road
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Mason's - Easton
Comfortably sophisticated, Mason’s has earned its reputation as one of the region’s finest restaurants since our debut in 1966. At Mason’s, summertime means starry evenings in our garden courtyard, gently dazzling with twinkling lights and fragrant Eastern Shore breezes. Come fall, our refined comfort food is best enjoyed fireside in the crimson dining room or at the casually elegant mahogany bar. But don’t let the seasons dictate when your love affair with us begins—or continues.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have been many times to Masons for lunch or dinner but this time the service was very poor. We must have heard 7 or 8 I am sorries... one too many. Each waitress was either overloaded or some one did not show up. We do not require fawning or even extra service but in this case we felt a bit like being on the end stoll at a busy lunch counter. Food was not spectacular and they have wowed me this time of year -- a couple of years ago we had a memorable dinner -- special with soft shell crab and a crab and corn soup ... featuring Eastern Shore veggies and seafood. This time nothing spectacular but good"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Staff is professional and discreetly attentive. The restaurant has a local reputation that it has earned over many years. My guest has a burger==it looked pretty ordinary, I had the daily special, a cod sandwich and cauliflower soup. The sandwich was on a small French roll, loaded with tartar sauce and almost no fish. The soup was good"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Always consistent, good for pleasing many different people. Our server seemed a bit distracted which is why I didn't rate higher."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The to go neighborhood place to take friends from out of town because you know you're always going to get great food, and service."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Had lunch on recommendation from a local friend. Good food, pleasant staff and overall enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We arrived, no hostess ~3 min, [comment by couple before us] as she was recruited for tableware duties. We were told to pick a table, odd. Waiter arrived/loud, a suggestion of haste. The ordered wine was out with excellent substitute. I suggested he might pour the wine after the initial tasting, haste. We had to pour our own thereafter, except once, waiter buzzed by, apologized. My gazpacho arrived without spoon, obtained one from hostess who apologized and quickly left, haste. The gazpacho with crab, perfect, the tomato tart, superb (want recipe!) Main course, improperly served by another waitress, haste, The NY strip tough, my catch of the day, perfect. The suggested chocolate spoon cake refrigerated too long. The coffees/port good."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "It was obvious that the cow that contributed my steak had lived a long life and died of natural causes. The steak was very tough (I had to ask for a steak knife) and utterly tasteless. The fries were nearly as good as those one gets at MacDonalds. No bread was offered."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "It was hard to realize that in a relatively small city it will exist a five stars restaurant at a very reasonable price and comparable in food quality, service and ambience to any of the most famous restaurants in large cities."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A longtime favorite of mine...reliable, with good service."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Had been to Mason's a couple years ago and it was a little different -- more casual as I remembered. The restaurant had nice indoor dining areas, as well as outdoor and outside front porch. We sat inside and weren't seated necessarily at a great table and there were several options. I suppose we could have asked to move. The food was delicious and that would be the only reason I would go back. The service was spotty and for the price we paid I would have expected it to be a little better. It didn't seem that busy, but we had to wait a while for water refills, drink refills, etc. Some of the servers were a little casual and not as professional as I would have expected. Again, the food was great though."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "sat out on the relaxing patio with beautiful gardens and a very comfortable atmosphere. The food was top-notch. Great experience."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Easton! Very consistent."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Wonderful outdoor ambiance to match the delicious cuisine which has a regional twist. Service, menu selections, and quality top notch as always. Delicious fresh soup of the day, oysters, mussels, crab cake, and fresh bread with olive oil seasoned with garlic and tomato. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We just enjoyed one of the best meals we've ever had at Masons. The oysters Rockefeller were deliciously presented on a bed of salt. My husband had an "all crab" crabcake and I enjoyed perfectly prepared scallops. Both dishes were beautifully presented with wonderful accompaniments. They serve a wonderful bread plate with a special spread. We had a lovely wine from their well thought out wine list. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Mason's is a restaurant in Easton that has become a consistent go to place. The menu is varied and the service always pleasant and competent. Save room for dessert!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Five, mature girlfriends went to lunch on Saturday and had a lovely time. The noise level was low enough so we could hear each other talk, the server was attentive and efficient and the ambiance was very nice. We would describe it as casually elegant. There are many rooms plus an outdoor eating area which is also nice. Big, colorful umbrellas shelter diners from the sun. We each had a different food offering ranging from steak and frites to quiche and salad and everything was delicious and nicely presented. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Very nice setting. Beer selection was okay but they ran out of what we ordered. Overall the experience was good."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I really like Masons. The service and the ambiance are wonderful. The entrée I had, pan-seared rockfish with cheddar grits and fresh asparagus, was excellent. The salad and the dessert were a little disappointing. The Caesar salad dressing had no punch. It needed more garlic, more lemon, something to perk it up. Most of the lettuce was the pale, inside ribs of the romaine. There wasn't a dark green leaf to be found. Why, at a place like Mason's, can't the kitchen use shaved parmesan cheese instead of that grainy stuff? The salad could use a little help. We had the carrot cake. Great portion-however, it too could have used some zip. A little ginger, maybe some cardamon, anything to bring out the flavors."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great mid-week meal with a friend from out of town. Only negative comment is that I was surprised that the portions weren't larger. We ordered the rockfish (one of the more expensive dishes on the menu) and thought the portion could have been more generous for the money."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "celebrated with my wife over dinner. never been there before but heard a lot about the place……it was wonderful……great food, nice quiet atmosphere, excellent cocktails before dinning….great pleasant experience which is what we were looking for."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The food was great and the prices were reasonable however our waitress was quite rude. Friends and I went for prom and she would speak in a condescending tone towards us "kids". She was constantly reaching over us and bumping into us without apologizing or showing sympathy. She didn't come to check on us. When we asked for our checks she was hesitant on giving it to us, then dropped our checks on the table without handing them to us. Luckily, the food was good and we were in a hurry because I would have love to talk to the manager on duty."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our "go-to" restaurant in Easton, MD. Always good - sometimes great. Moderately priced."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Mason's is one of my go-to restaurants in Easton, MD. I always know I can get an excellent meal with great service. Had their tomato basil soup and Carolina bbq sandwich. Both very tasty."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had been here several times, always delicious and great portion sizes!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "So many good things to says about Mason's. Two impressed our friends on this first visit for them -- having the choice of bar menu items & more expensive full entrees, all of which are delicious, is much appreciated. As is the $35 a bottle list of outstanding wines."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was great, I liked the menu (smaller plates and grown up ones) and our server was terrific but the tables are way too close together. We had a loud table next to us and it was difficult to hear each other. Otherwise fun and I will go back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Mason's has always been consistent. The food is excellent but a little too expensive to go for more than a special occasion here and there. We have had dinner for two & business meetings in there upstairs private room. Staff is always polite & helpful. And, their desserts are fabulous!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Lunch was good but unspectacular. Soup was good but not tremendous. Service was excellent, as usual. My main course of Caesar Salad with no toppings was okay. Perhaps I have just become too familiar with Mason's."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Nice place for simple dinner of steak and frites. Vegetable Tempura was outstanding. Service was friendly and professional. Will return."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We make Masons a regular stop when we come to Easton for a concert at the nearby Avalon Theater. The food is well-prepared; the menu is not long but it is interesting and innovative. We enjoyed the scallops and crabcake entrees; I had the beet salad for a starter and it is outstanding. My partner had the mussels for his appetizer; we would have liked the option of ordering a half portion (and even would have paid full price for it) so as to save room for the main course, but our server told us this was out of the question. While the food was good, we were less pleased with our server who was aloof--even haughty--and showed little interest in her customers. We will probably try another place next time we are in town."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Although my husband has dined at Mason's several times in the past, this was my first experience. What a treat! The food was outstanding. I really recommend the char. My husband had the scallops and lobster risotto and said they were the best he had ever eaten. Our server was very attentive but unobtrusive. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was excellent service was lax they put us up stairs in the middle of the room felt awkward. Never received bread u til we asked then it didn't come till after we received our meal.stesk was great a little on the c"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great Valentine's Day Dinner. Food is always consistent. and good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We along with our best friends enjoyed a lovely Valentine evening. Good food, good atmosphere, good service and an excellent dinner experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We got to Oxford quite regularly from DC and always stop in at Masons in Eastern on the way up, always great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Mason's is my favorite restaurant, to which I have referred many people, both friends and tourists, over the years. The food is consistently good, and so is the service. Matt Mason, the owner, runs a superb operation."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Whenever I visit my dear friend on Eastern Shore we ALWAYS go to Masons before shopping, etc. Food is outstanding as is ice tea & very friendly service. There is never anyone rushing you so others can be seated. Soup of the Day always delicious. Wish we had a Masons in Annapolis."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the special beef tenderloin with foie gras and berries."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Ordered the Artisanal Salad:Grapes, dried apples, dried cherries, toasted walnuts, goat cheese, gala apple vinaigrette..delicious"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "No trip to the Eastern Shore is complete without a visit to Mason's. Appetizers, entrees, wine, local charm are all great. Needs music to offset the low level dining noise."
    Dined on 1/2/2014