Mason Jar

Mason Jar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.masonjarny.com/
  • Phone: 2122133587
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Lou Santos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: There is a private mezzanine dining area that overlooks the main floor available for private affairs and gatherings.
  • Private Party Contact: Brendan 2122133587

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 30th between Park and Madison
  • Public Transit: Take the 6 train to 33rd Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Mason Jar
Mason Jar serves mouthwatering American BBQ/Comfort food. There is an extensive Bourbon Menu and Craft Beer pairings.
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Mason Jar reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (6)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/24/2011
    Great Food but hard to track down waitress and so noisy hard to talk with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was average, nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2011
    Food was average, nothing special. Place was packed though, had a good time.
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  • Food was overall really tastey.
    FoodeeeeeVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2011
    Food was overall really tastey. The brisket was very fatty but other than that everything was great. I was pleasantly surprised about the prices too; very reasonable. Our waitress was very accomodating and personable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is NOT a bbq place.
    ssbelltxVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2011
    This is NOT a bbq place. Order sandwiches, burgers, etc etc. The ribs and chicken are good but the absolute worst BBQ sauce I have ever tasted. The brisket was too thick and not at all tender like true smoked BBQ is suppose to be. The sides however were HEAVEN... Mac and Cheese, Brussel Sprouts, onion rings, jalpeno cornbread... Yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was good. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/30/2011
    The service was good. The place was nice and very clean but the food was not good at all. Fries were soggy, ribs were average. Good beer/wine selection.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The waitress informed us that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    The waitress informed us that they were changing their menus, but hadn't printed out the new menus yet -- the result being that of the 4 of us dining, only 1 of us was able to get the meal that they really wanted. The rest of us had to go with our 3rd or 4th choices-- what we wanted was no longer available. This is supposed to be a barbecue restaurant, yet it turned out that they didn't have a single chicken entree available. There were chicken wings appetizers available- they were gooey with sauce, and the waitress provided me with ONE napkin. She disappeared, so I had to wander around looking for more napkins. The food that we received was good, but the ordering problems and the disappearing waitress means I will never go there again.
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  • A great place for anyone under
    notoutallthetimeVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    A great place for anyone under 25. Food merely passable.
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  • This restaurant is a hidden
    paellafan
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    This restaurant is a hidden gem on a dark street. The food was outstanding. My boyfriend and I ordered the fried chicken and the meat sampler. The brisket is juicy, tender and seasoned to perfection. The fried chicken was the juiciest chicken I have ever had and the mashed potatoes with white gravy - perfection. It was incredible and I was even threatening to lick the plate. I would love to say I would try other dishes when I return, but the chicken was so amazing that it's all I want to get. The wait staff couldn't do enough for us and the vibe was 'highly energetic' especially since it was the night of the final four. I can see how it gets crazy in there but as long as you ask for a table in the back or upstairs you should be OK.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for brunch and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/20/2011
    We went for brunch and the food was delicious, however it took forever for it to come out. Roughly an hour. I noticed that none of the other tables had food on them either, so I think there may have been a problem in the kitchen that morning. This was not an issue with our server as she was prompt and accessible, the food just didn't seem to be ready. The manager comped us a couple extra drinks and checked on us after about 40 minutes, which made us feel better about the timing. When we finally did eat, the food was delicious. Great bar-style brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made a reservation and there
    InkedFoodie
    Dined on 3/13/2011
    Made a reservation and there was no need (felt kind of silly). For a Sunday night there were only 3 tables taken and a couple of people at the bar. Regardless of the lack of customers the waitress was very kind and attentive. Had the Bandito buffalo wings as an app and they had a little tang but not to tickle my palet. I ordered the buttermilk friend chicken and the portion was huge came with a drumstick, a beast, mashed potatoes, and jalapeno cornbread. Not a huge fan of the breading bc it looked like the 4c's italian bread crumbs vs a homemade batter but the chicken was definitely moist and tasteful. My bf ordered the pulled pork with mac and cheese and cornbread, and the pork had flavor and the mac was cheesy. Cornbread not spicy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good experience and yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2011
    good experience and yummy southern food.. great place to hang on a thursday night
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, great selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    Good food, great selection of beer. Service was good too... very friendly and attentive. This is a bar... so if you want more of a restaurant ambiance, ask to be seating all the way in the back by the booths, or upstairs. They were out of a few items... certain staples like fried pickles, and some of the beers. But overall, would definitely go back and try it again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just not quite sure....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    We had a mixed experience with the Mason Jar. Upon being greeted, we were escorted to our "reserved" table. At a high top. In the bar. At a small table for two, with bar stools. Had I wanted to sit in the bar, I wouldn't have bothered to make a reservation. I then asked if we could have another table & was told by the hostess, oh those tables are for reservations. Um, what exactly does that mean, considering we had a reservation? We were finally moved by our very sweet waitress, who was wonderful, as was the food. Towards the end of the meal the same hostess walked by our table and placed a "reserved" on it, which I thought was quite tacky. Based on this experience, regardless of the service and the food, we don't know that we'll go back.
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  • Really wanted to love it, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    The service was great and the ambiance is fun--a down home sports bar in the midst of Manhattan. However, the food isn't as appetizing as you would hope for. The menu options are great and the ribs were good, but the burgers, pot pie and appetizers leave a lot to be desired. Such a shame. The chef/cooking staff have a lot of potential, but something is just missing from the food. Service was great and the place is fun. A lot of potential, but the food needs some work.
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  • Solid food, reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    Solid food, reasonable prices and good beer selection on tap. Would definitely go back if I lived in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bar food. bar scene. fun for HH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    typical bar food. bar scene. big happy hour scene. not a place for casual dining. fun spot for watching games & drinking beers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The ribs are dry. the presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    The ribs are dry. the presentation is a bit bad. no wonder the restaurant is empty.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went in the afternoon.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    We went in the afternoon. It was quiet, a nice place to grab brunch or lunch. Great place to watch Saturday afternoon sports on TV.
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  • Large portions. Good Happy
    august
    Dined on 2/4/2011
    Large portions. Good Happy Hour value. Very good value overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I LOVE the Mason Jay!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    My search for the best "comfort-food-restaurant" has ended at the Mason Jar! Everything on the menu sounded good, and they were very accomodating (we asked if the chicken wings could come boneless, and our waitress suggested the chef could toss the chicken tenders on their menu in our choice of buffalo sauce...which was TDF!) My boyfriend had the Chicken-fried steak, and I had to Mac N Cheese, and it was easily the best food we've had...ever! Oh, and you HAVE to try to fried pickles!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place was fun. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2011
    This place was fun. The food was fine, but nothing special. It is a great place to watch sports and enjoy some bbq. I ordered the pretzel burger. It was slightly overcooked, but overall was good. My boyfriend got the fried chicken and was very happy. My waitress was terrific. Very polite, friendly, helpful, etc. I would come back for the lively atmosphere with friends that want a casual catch-up session, not a romantic or "quite conversation" kind of place. Fun, loud and good food, but not unique (especially since this is NYC). Would come back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The barbecue was pretty good
    bigbaby
    Dined on 1/13/2011
    The barbecue was pretty good but not excellent. The ribs were good but the brisket wasn't so tender. The beer list was the highlight of the restaurant and the bar was crowded during happy hour. For watching sports and enjoying some comfort food and beer this is the right place. The bourbon chipotle wings were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/12/2011
    The food was great and the happy hour specials were cheap and delicious. My date and I particularly loved the Mason Style Baby Back Ribs. The wings were also very flavorful and not overly hot. Our server, Danielle, was polite, helpful, and warm. The ONLY criticism my date and I agreed on is that the pulled pork seemed a little bit over stewed and lacked texture, but it still TASTED wonderful. Overall, I thought it was a good experience without breaking the bank. I used a Groupon for this meal, but I would definitely go back and pay full price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a party of 12, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/7/2011
    We had a party of 12, and everyone agreed that the meat (ribs, briskets, and steak) was very dry. The fried chicken was only juicy meat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We spent a week visiting NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/2/2011
    We spent a week visiting NYC and this was our favorite restaurant. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere was terrific. We kicked back, watched some football and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food's ok, good for sports fans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2011
    it's an ok place. We went for Sunday brunch and it wasn't packed at all. It looks like a great place for sports fans, we saw a couple with jerseys on and there are large booths that can fit up to 6. I don't recommend the fried pickles they were a bit mealy and overall the food wasn't amazing, it was ok
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    good for groups
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  • Mason Jar has a solid beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2010
    Mason Jar has a solid beer list and a great assortment of food. Unfortunately the Turkey Burger I ordered was disappointing but I've been told the cuban sandwich as well as other dishes are very good. But the spinach artichoke dip with chorizo was excellent (Thanks James for the reco). Great neighborhood bar, I'd definitely return and just order somethign else.
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    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a very nice meal. We
    KaybeeVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2010
    We had a very nice meal. We were a little skeptical because the reviews we read weren't great, but we were very pleasantly surprised. Everything we had was delicious. The wait staff was very friendly. The only negative was that they didn't have any desserts because they said they were still new which I found a little strange. They gave us a 15% off coupon to return though and we certainly will.
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  • The brisket was fantastic
    Midtownfoodie
    Dined on 12/14/2010
    The brisket was fantastic and the prices rights, but they had no soup and no dessert! The waitress said they have picked a dessert menu - now they just have to have it available. Hopefully they will soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was friendly and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2010
    The service was friendly and attentive and the food was fine, but the noise level really was a detriment to having a pleasant meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious fried pickles!!!
    rstarVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2010
    Delicious fried pickles!!! Nice space with lots of room at the bar, decent seating and room upstairs. The night we went there was a boisterous holiday party of sorts, which made a noisier than expected dinner. But good beer selection and tasty bbq (although the sauce was a little lacking in kick/spice/pizzaz)... Overall good - we'll go back if in the area. Especially/if only for the fried pickles!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a young person'e bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/30/2010
    This is a young person'e bar scene where the people there take prominence over the food. The noise is unbearable, but might be better for 20-something's who don't care about noise. It's not a bad place, only a poor choice on my part.
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  • This restuarant is definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2010
    This restuarant is definitely great if I am looking for drinks. Unfortunately, the food is disappointing. The quality is poor when compared to other similar restuarants close by such as Hill Country and Blue Smoke. If it can find a better chef to make tastier food, it may have a chance. The service and ambiance are great though.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Food, ambience and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2010
    Food, ambience and service all adequate but not great. Reminds you of a chain you might see in a mall.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Service, Barbecue is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/5/2010
    Good Service, Barbecue is average. There was a good early night bar scene on weekend nights I have been there but seems to clear out by 1. Decent for watching games. Would go back, but not for the food.
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  • We liked this place so much,
    Kath
    Dined on 10/20/2010
    We liked this place so much, we came back the next day for a business lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Found the listing for the
    Kath
    Dined on 10/19/2010
    Found the listing for the Mason Jar on Opentable and decided to go for lunch. We were very pleased all the way around. The food was great the atmosphere was very nice and the value for lunch was great too. Loved the brisket sandwich!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet