Mason Social

4.4
612 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Live. Laugh. Be Social.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 612 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGoodchampagne
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I’ve eaten here a number of times, but this time was very surprising. My salad was inundated with onions, the nachos were dry and lifeless and my cocktail was watered down. I hope this was just a one time occurrence. Usually very good but not this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Came at night and wanted to have a few drinks with dinner at the bar. Bar tenders asked me once once for drinks but never asked again haha. They serviced the regulars that were at the bar though. It wasn’t a busy night and had a lot of staff it seemed so not sure why attentiveness was lacking.

What ruined the ambiance was that the hostess was cleaning in an around the tables that were around us with this vacuum cleaner. I even asked if they were closing early that night which would have made sense but it was only 9pm.

Food was great!

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vipjoel
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food. We got the empanada appetizer which was excellent. The kale and Brussels sprouts with tuna was also very good although the tuna unfortunately came after the salad did. The scallops and risotto dish was also good but since they were out of scallops we had to get shrimp instead. It was good but would’ve been better if they had the scallops. The main issue for me was that our server was our best friend during the meal and through the check and her tip, but when we got up to leave but it was a deluge outside I was looking for an umbrella to borrow just to get me to my car and then I would return it. I walked past her looking for assistance three times and she didn’t look at or speak to me once after she had been tipped. I won’t be back.

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JeanineW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good brunch, somewhat slow service. We didn’t mind terribly because we weren’t in a rush, but it took way to long to close out the check. Would definitely give them another try though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Girls night out for dinner. Enjoyed drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert. Watermelon caprese salad was deliciously different. Deviled eggs with bacon were tasty. Steak frites and kale salad with steak were delicious — steak was a bit on the less done side of medium well. Jambalaya was definitely spicy. Apple tart with ice cream for dessert. Great service, friendly and casual. Let us take our time and enjoy. Only down side is it’s a bit hard to hear. Highly recommended.

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JassyWill
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual, modern vibes and delicious food with friendly service.

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vipJeannineW
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls weekend! Great food and drinks. James was awesome! I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very good good, but a bar type setting. Not much ambiance.

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Natalie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. I was so excited to go, but the food was bland, the service, at least our server was slow and couldn't have cared less that we there. Likely won't be giving them another chance.

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JimZ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Mason Social was a great choice for a group of work friends who haven’t seen each other in long time. The drinks and food were great. The only issue was that the service at the beginning of our dinner was a bit slow but eventually the staff stepped it up.

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Rnoelm
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

On a Wednesday night three of us hit a total unknown, we left fans. The drinks, in particular the Mason Lemonade were perfectly balanced and went down wonderfully. The appetizer list was so appealing that the choice to go with fried calamari seemed like a trap, it wasn’t. The level of crunch and taste was perfect…our one knock would be the dipping sauces, they were good but not great. On the plus side there were two sauces which was nice and unexpected. The jambalaya pasta that two of us had was delicious with a perfect amount of heat to leave your mouth warm but not blown out. The fried chicken was also wonderful and different, with a large single piece that had great fried skin and astoundingly moist meat served with enough sides (Mac and cheese, fried Brussels) to be their own meal. Add in a half price bottle of wine on Wednesday and the company of an old friend and it was a perfect night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu! Can’t wait to go again!

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vipOT4you
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A tasty cocktail followed by delicious crab dip appetizer and very fresh salad with grilled shrimp. Sooo good!!

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vipMaryMary
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to relax with family or friends. Separate dining area from bar.

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MelissaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great - appetizers, food, drinks and especially our server Brianne. She was so friendly, attentive and professional. I love this place

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catiep
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was loud inside but outside was much better for a conversation. Drinks were good and the food came timely. Enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a late lunch - social hour reunion with some friends from college. The social hour deals we're great, food was excellent, service was great and the drinks were pretty good. It is a loud place due to the set up of the rooms, but definitely a fun place. Will definitely recommend

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vipuvadelta
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went there for a quick lunch. We decided to eat outside which is next to a heavily trafficked street but our salads were fresh, not wilted.

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vipDanF
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Fathers Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Saturday brunch was great, but if you're looking for a quiet spot, this maybe isn't it.

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PaulaG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! We’ll definitely be back!

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DeborahF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot for lunch in the neighborhood. Good salads too

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vipCindy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood place. Quality ingredients equals quality food. Pay them a visit. You won’t regret it.

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vipFoodiefromtexas
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome but really loud inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Two adults, three little ones, great food and service made for a GREAT experience.

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vipReynM
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The hummus plate was very good. It’s worth the wait for an outdoor table! Very pet friendly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Went for a Sunday brunch, and the service was not stellar. I do think maybe the servers were understaff. Food was mediocre.

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Cosome
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is a cute little spot.

We had a funny experience - absolutely everything was spicy! From the drinks to the starters to the mains. This worked for me and was a feature of the meal, but caught my dining companions off guard.

We had fun imagining the cooks saying to themselves “this is great but it’s missing just one thing……JALAPEÑO” to every dish.

In late May, the entire staff was masked (yay) except our waiter. He didn’t seem like an indignant sort of dude so I put myself at ease thinking he must be vaccinated. I think we’ll all be doing this kind of self soothing for a while.

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vipRoger
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to meet friends & family for brunch. When we are in the area again - this will be a good option again. Thanks

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SamL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tuesday taco deal was good food and reasonably priced. Very nice outside dining except for noise and exhaust smells. Waitstaff was personable and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Appetizers were good but the entrees not great. Fish was very dry. No baby changing table in men or women’s restrooms. Staff were very friendly and the best part.

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DebbieF
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant has time restricted menus, so make sure you pay attention to the time limits.

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CarlM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It’s not OldTown Alexandria, but the food was great and they have managed to put plenty of tables outside.

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Kristamx
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I have been here before and the service was very good even though it was busy and food was good. This time however even though it wasn’t crowded the service was very slow and we didn’t get checked on. Then the orders were wrong and there was no apology or much acknowledgment other than a dropping of a plate with the right order. The food was tasty it just wasn’t a great experience to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere!

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Larkanator
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch! Food was so good and the service was fantastic. Will definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Took my friend here for a single moms Mother’s Day and she loves it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was horrible, especially the crab artichoke dip. it was full of onions and no crab meat. They also don’t have a lot of options. First time for everything I guess.

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vipScottS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, friendly services, reasonable prices, easy parking. This place has it all.

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vipTony
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

No complaints about the food. The patio -- obviously a critical place in May during a still-continuing pandemic -- could stand to be cleaner, though. I saw a few straw wrappers and crumpled receipts on the ground and under the shrubs. More critically, the patio needs a lot more shade at brunch time. I'm loath to expect restaurants to invest into their facilities after they've been stretched so thin by the pandemic, but one of those canopies over the entire patio, instead of a smattering of umbrellas, would go a long way towards making it a more pleasant place.

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You can order delivery directly from Mason Social using the Order Online button. Mason Social also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 548-8800.

Mason Social is rated 4.4 stars by 612 OpenTable diners.

Mason Social does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.mason-social.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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