Photos By Clarissa Villondo
It’s a good week in Old Town Alexandria. Mason Social, the newest restaurant for classic American cuisine with a twist, opens Wednesday (February 25 to be precise).
The first restaurant by the team of Alexandrian residents Chad Sparrow, Justin Sparrow, Larry Walston and Teddy Kim, Mason Social focuses on providing a comfortable atmosphere and classic food. Executive Chef Joseph Lennon, previous sous chef at Bourbon Steak, filled the menu with hold-me-overs, sandwiches, salads and more. Plus there are offerings for the kiddos, making it perfect for a family outing.
The classic American menu includes flourishes and new takes on dishes such as the Bone Marrow Burger and Fried Chicken with dumplings. And for desserts, check out sweet favorites like seasonal fruit cobbler and cheesecake brownie with caramelized banana, nutella and and hazelnut gelato.
The decor focuses on the restaurant’s mission of remaining comfortable and relaxing, complete with mason jar light fixtures and reconditioned exterior walls. With lots of seating, Mason Social offers the chance to unwind from a long day over food and drinks.
Mason Social offers a menu of signature cocktails, such as Mason Punch and The Parker Grey pictured below, with a bar food staples like mussels and BBQ Fries. The beer menu offers a diverse selection of local brews.