Mason Social

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had the pre-fix for restaurant week, which we good, although the portion of fish was rather small. My friend had steak frites, but the fries were cold and soggy. Service was average.

LF
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Pretty sure the fish I ordered was not fresh and the meal overall was just lacking in flavor. It's a nice space, quiet, service was competent, but the food is just not all that good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The restaurant overall was not very busy. It turned out to be a party of two rather than four. My guest and I sat at the bar

s
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience, style and food, will come back for sure

W
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meetup place for Saturday Brunch - we had a great meal and Fiona was a great server......she shared interesting menu items and some items that were popular on the menu. We love this place with great HH bites and lunch and dinner items as well. It was yummy!

OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value for price. Nice neighborhood place. Friendly service. Good variety on menus, but not too big. A favorite.

k
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place -- consistently good food and nice service. They also have outdoor dining!

r
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mark the manager is a very friendly and attentive person.

r
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal, good service and nice time. Enjoyed drinks at bar before dinner.

a
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location if you don't want to be in the middle of Old Town, but still in Alexandria. Good menu options. Food was tasty and price was as expected in the area. Lots of 2hour parking around. Will defn return, but wish the noise level was a little lower.

SH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good all around. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Alexandria. Great fried chicken!

DC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu of lunch items including Taco Tuesday items. Everything was very good for a solid four-start rating. Tasty Southwest salad was my fav; very much appreciated they served freshly cooked chicken for this salad and not some dried thing they dragged out of the refrig and microwave like some places. Would definitely go again.

AT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

This was my first time at Mason Social. I had a group of 5 and chose this place because the other place I was going to choose was going to put us at a high top table. When I got to Mason Social they had almost all high top tables and very few regular tables. They said they could not accommodate us at a regular table because of other small party reservations coming in. When I told them that the only reason I chose this restaurant was so that I wouldn't have to be in a high top they said we could have another table after the other table was finished. Then walked in a large party that included a baby and a 90 yr old woman and they tried to put them at a high top as well. The poor woman had no way of getting into that high of a chair and after they had to complain as well, they finally put them at a regular table. The high top tables must be new as my friends say they were not there last time. They really need to rethink that choice. No one likes high top tables unless they are going to happy hour. The food and drinks were fine. Just awkward watching every group that came in not want to sit at the high top tables.

PA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

They acted like they didn’t know what to do. Bar was lively but overall the place wasn’t packed so we were disappointed with the length of time needed to get our drinks (2 glasses of wine, a marguerita and a beer). Beer was accompanied by a warm glass.
Food was a pleasant surprise but not sure if we’ll be back

SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks for a happy hour or casual dinner date.

K
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Great menu options but the turn out was not as positive. Some of the food was over cooked or just bland and did not live up to the hype but maybe brunch is more their specialty or so I’ve heard.

o
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great fish tacos on Tuesday!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We headed to Mason Social for after-church brunch and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Everything came out hot and was delicious! I look forward to returning. 😊

MR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and AMAZING food!!! Would recommend this place to everyone!

l
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was very good. Our server was inexperienced and needed more training although he tried hard to please Music was way too loud and had to ask to have the volume turned down which they did.

JC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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G
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Very generic yuppie food, weak waitstaff, too many tables crammed together( think airplane seating), don’t seem like they’re really trying. A tad pricey too. Not returning

F
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mason Social was a pleasant surprise. We were greeted by a friendly hostess & chose to dine outside due to the nice temperature and light breeze. It was too nice to be indoors. Everything from the waitress, servers & food was top notch. We loved our Pigs on a blanket appetizer & the spinach salad with grilled salmon as well as the BLT sandwich. They have wonderful unsweetened ice tea and it it served in mason jars... The bathrooms are very clean with plenty of hot water. Thank you so much to the team at Mason Social!! We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

First time dining here. A little disappointed, the salad on all 3 plates had quite a few pieces of slimy wilted lettuce. Didn't get exactly what I ordered but was able to switch out with someone at my table. The rest of the food was decent but I wouldn't go back for Sunday brunch. Service was average, servers polite.

l
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sat at the bar with Austin as our bartender. Fun guy with nice interactions. My friend and I shared the grits entree and benny 2 ways. Eggs were overcooked on the grits and the grits were INCREDIBLY garlicky. Nice consistency though, just hard to taste anything else. We got a filet benny and crab cake. Both flavorful and the eggs were cooked perfectly. Ordered the filet medium rare, it came out basically well done but was still tender. The dressing on the little salad that comes with the benny was probably my favorite part. I had a mimosa and coffee, both fine and what you would expect. I've been for dinner before and have been underwhelmed but I'd go back for brunch.

R
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first time and it was a good experience. Will go back and sample some of the other items.

KC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was less than expected, especially for a special day (Mother’s Day). Did not provide appetizer ordered, so had to request it not be included on bill. Service was slow and not attentive.

j
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally FANTASTIC experience!!!!! On vacation - best restaurant We visited. It is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the trip.

SW
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I went on a date night here on a Friday night. The food was overall delicious! He had the shrimp and grits & I had the southwest salad with grilled chicken. Both had very good flavor, the only thing I will say is my chicken was dry on the salad so I couldn’t eat too much of it, but the salad itself was fantastic! Service was great from the moment we walked through the doors. The restaurant is beautiful, and honestly not what we expected when we walked in (in the best way possible). Highly recommend for a date night.

RM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend was having a birthday and we had a great experience through and through. Our waitress was sweet as can be and our host brought us out an extra starter to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Great food quality and flavor. Everything was cooked beautifully. We will definitely be returning. Especially for Wind-down Wednesdays!!!!

KL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was quality, however portions were small. Staff was attentive and accommodating.

PR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were seated immediately, which was great, but after we received our food, we didn't see our waitress almost at all afterwards. We were having a good time after our meals were finished, but we also had to wait a long time to call for our check. The place didn't seem that busy either. We alerted the manager to the broken glass from the table next to us (the party also didn't see the wait staff very much). The food was good and the atmosphere was nice though. So just go expecting to have an easy-going, long brunch or other meal.

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here. Parking can be a challenge. Food was good and service was nice and quick. We will go back again.

j
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The bean soup was wonderful and spicy
The rockfish was very tasty
Mason fried chicken, wonderful as always

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Easter brunch: great drinks, great food, excellent service and sat outside in the sun on a beautiful day’

EL
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Brunch on Sunday! The food was amazing and the service was great. The menu offerings are diverse and unique. We will definitely return!

R
Savannah
32 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I am an out of town we and visit Alexandria about once a year with my brother. Mason Social has become our favorite place for an annual dinner. We love the rockfish platter and it was as good as we remembered. It was a busy Saturday evening which made the noise level too high for us to have much conversation. Next year we will reserve earlier before the young crowd takes over. Great vibe.

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a nice place to meet. Food was great as well as service

h
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I went for dinner with our two kids ( 17 months and 15 months) the food was great, the staff super accommodating we will certainly be back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was good. The entree was small and seemed over priced for the amount. Dessert was not great

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