After bringing its swanky karaoke bar to Chicago, the owners of Blind Dragon debut their restaurant inside the Found Chicago Hotel in River North. Mason opens tonight combining classic upscale dining with an eye toward trendiness. H.Wood Group, a hospitality giant in LA, hopes to open other Masons with locations planned for Santa Monica, California, and San Francisco.
The group’s brought back frequent collaborator John Sofio of Built Inc. to design Mason. He added a medley of cedar, glass, and brass. There’s antique lighting, leather booths, and a mirrored ceiling above a marbled bar.
Mason isn’t a traditional steakhouse, but it’ll serve four chops with beef sourced from Aspen Ridge Natural Beef in Colorado. A 30-ounce Porterhouse costs $92. Another notable dish is a dover sole for $72 that’s filleted table side.
Walk through the space and read the menu below. Mason opens tonight.
Mason, 613 N. Wells Street inside Found Chicago Hotel, (312) 643-0449, open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly. Reservations via OpenTable.