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Popular LA Hospitality Group Opens Its Swanky Chicago Restaurant Tonight

Look around Mason in River North

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Mason opens tonight at the Found Chicago Hotel.
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

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.

The dining room features antique lighting.
Leather booths provide comfort.
The space blends traditional and modern amenities.
The Betsy Ross flag is posted on the wall.
There’s a mirrored ceiling above the bar.
Find glass, cedar, and marble throughout.
The lounge area.