Mason Social

4.3
695 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Live. Laugh. Be Social.
SUNDAYS at 5:30PM we host Trivia from POUR HOUSE TRIVIA.

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 695 people are saying
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4.2
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4.3
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4.1
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RitaW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, though it was a bit noisy.

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vipHannah
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, lively spot for drinks and apps. Wings were large and tasty. Burger was phenomenal. Tuna tartare was nothing special--pretty bland. Drinks were great and strong--service was a little slow, but the dining room and bar were completely full, so understandable. Would recommend for a casual night out.

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HKfromDC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Their restaurant week menu can be more expensive than ordering individual items.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience5

server was rude

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and service. I will def be back again soon to try some more of the dishes they offer.

MD
vipMichaelD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brie did a great job, customer focused and engaged.

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VAdineinDC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service.

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vipBigE
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. We started off with the mason chili with steak/cheese Eggrolls. Both were delicious, I had meatloaf, Mac n cheese and creamy rice it was on point. My wife had the Mason fried chicken and enjoyed every bite.

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JMGG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good. Service was great. I feel like they have a bit of an identity crises...are they upscale, a bar, etc. But overall really good and I would recommend.

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Nikki
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A friend and I had impromptu dinner and drinks here and it was a great choice. I really enjoyed the music and the drinks. The fried Brussels sprouts were a bit greasy, but the Mason burger, spinach dip, and shrimp were all tasty. I would dine here again.

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MarcyF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

New Years Eve
Restaurant half full but lively
Great food but service needed work

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vipdisappointed
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great.

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vipSandiEzB
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were all really happy with our food— Meatloaf, mahi-mahi sandwich and grilled salmon. For the price, the best value was the meatloaf, because of the two sides. Otherwise, sides were meager for salmon and only fries for sandwich.
Wanted something in Alexandria— definitely not in the old town, but it was available at short notice.
Ambiance is average- bar scene, loud music, but I’m sure staff would be accommodating if we asked.
Every place is short staffed these days, but our server was very attentive and friendly, no complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!

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JLGG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner for 6, the wait staff was great. Food was very good and not at all rushed.

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vipHungryInVA
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always deliver on the food and cocktails. Service is very kind, if not always attentive. Neighborhood favorite.

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SharonF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience! Atmosphere was great - nicely decorated for Christmas! Server was very friendly and helpful. Excellent menu and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

BRUNCH
Breakfast burrito-not that good
Biscuits and gravy-delicious
Benedict (salmon and bacon)-not that good
Mozzarella omelet-tiny, insane amount of cheese
Bloody Mary-not glamorous enough for 12 whole dollars
Champagne/whiskey drink-the aperol was just sitting at the bottom. You have to stir it because the bartender doesn’t?? Good once it’s stirred.

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KarenG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for 3:00 for a party of eight. We thought this would be a good time with the holiday and it was a Saturday. We had just gone to MGM theater for the Christmas show. A special time we spend with friends each year. Decided to go th Old Town Alexandria to eat to support the small businesses there. When arriving we had to wait for them to set up a table which I guess was fine but if you know you have a party of 8 coming I would think you would have it ready. We sat for a few minutes sat the QR code for the menu and started to look at all of the menus. The server came over to tell us that brunch was ending at 3 dinner would start at 4. We could get some appetizers in the mean time. We were waiting for our guests to arrive. We had 4 children that were hungry and we wanted a meal. Since we could only get appetizers we had to scramble and find another restaurant to eat at. It was unfortunate. Making a reservation for 8 last minute we had to go back to Fairfax to eat. I have been in the restaurant business for 30 years. I understand the business. But I also understand how opentable works you simply block reservation during that time period so your guest can not make reservations during that time it’s as simple as that. I never write complaints because I am in the business and realize that things happen. I am a patient forgiving patron. The situation for this one time a year special occasion could have been simply avoided. You can do better by paying attention to your reservation sheets.

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LeslieS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Another good brunch here! Drinks, apps, entrees were all plentiful and very good. Prices are very reasonable. Servers are very friendly and attentive but not hovering.

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MichelleT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!

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vipMiles
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The portions were very small and not a good value. $12 for a small omelet with minimal ingredients and a few home fries on the side. The service was good.

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vipjad9269
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We had eaten at Mason Social before and liked it, so we took a group of seven friends there for a dinner. Everybody hated it. The service wasn’t great. The food came out at different times instead of all together. But the biggest problem was the food itself. Nobody really enjoyed their food. Everything was way too spicy. Some items were intended to be spicy, and people were prepared for it, but the heat level was excessive on several dishes. Other things we ordered though were not supposed to be spicy according to the menu, yet they were. Everything that came out of the kitchen that day tasted like it had been doused in hot sauce. It really prevented all of us from enjoying our meals. Hours later our friends were still complaining about it. It was disappointing and embarrassing. None of us will be returning to this place.

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vipSuzanneR
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service but soggy fries

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Clara
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We ordered fried chicken and the steak frites, food was extremely bland, and the steak, which was supposed to be medium, was raw in the center. Three other tables in the restaurant were occupied but we had to ask for someone to come over so we could get the check.

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vipTDine
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Regulars, we love the place

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vipYummy
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been here in awhile and my friend had never been here. We both enjoyed our food. I had the breakfast burrito and she had the smoked salmon tacos.

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vipMorganS
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not the greatest.

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LeeAnnW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mason social is my go to restaurant and I am never disappointed.

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vipPeteS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restuarant has great specials for lunch on Monday and Tuesday and sitting outside is a real plus

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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Really enjoyed the food and the ambiance. First time here and had a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My mom asked for a glass of wine. 30 minutes later we were still wondering where the wine was and the water said he forgot. We asked to speak to the manager. He walked over like is there a problem? Not how are you all sorry you having issues nothing, we never got one more than 1 glass of water and we weren't the only people in the restaurant having issues either. The couple next to us waited over and hour for their food and their server did not come back to check not once. My food order was wrong and did not appreciate the service that we were given.

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vipBirckhead19
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of six (including a 8 year old that loved the mac and cheese), came here for the first time for my wife's birthday. Glad we made a reservation, because by 6:30 it was pretty crowded. I treid the Marrow Burger, and it was great and I ate all the fries as well which I never do. Two diners had the salmon, which was a very good portion and cooked perfectly. My wife had another fish that she enjoyed very much. The last meal was the Peruvian Chicken and my brother in law couldn't believe how juicy the breast was. The only slight miss were the deviled eggs. Not enough filling, bacon too crispy, just okay. Will certainly not be our last visit.

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vipSarahJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love Mason Social every time! We took our 10 month old this time and the staff was so sweet. They played peek a boo with her and turned the music volume down for us when asked since a speaker was right over our table. Food was delicious as usual. Already looking forward to the next time to stop by.

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vipannpeter
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A bit expensive for what you get but the food was good. Considering all the restaurants to choose from in Alexandria, we will not be frequenting this one. The noise level was off the charts loud and we couldn't hold a conversation. That soured us a bit. Otherwise, the service was very good and the place is attractive. Watch out for very limited parking in the area so you might have to use the parking garage across the street - however, be warned that the ticket to get out did not work and a resident came by to let us out.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

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BernardJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience from booking to eating. Staff was very accommodating. Will return. Had group of 8 for a birthday celebration.

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DeeD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Maybe it would have been perfect for a younger crowd. The Mason burger was excellent and the homemade chips were fabulous. It felt as though everyone was doing their best, but I don’t think the food was good enough to go back and there were only 3 beers on tap.

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vipPeteS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was top notch.

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DianaM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy the atmosphere, food is good and drinks were good

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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 4.3 stars by 695 OpenTable diners.

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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