Brian Nasajon — the chef behind the popular eatery, Beaker & Gray — is finally opening the doors to his new restaurant, Mason (3470 North Miami Avenue), on Monday, June 4. Taking over the former gigi space, it’ll feature a menu of diner cuisine with new spins and Jewish and Latin influences.
The 2,500 square-foot restaurant seats more than 100 in the indoor/outdoor space. The eatery features an industrial-meets-Art Deco look with champagne pink leather booths; reclaimed dark wood tables; a white marble diner counter; an open kitchen lined with subway tile, and a gray studded tile backdrop in the entryway with a green wall filled with potted plants.
Serving an all-day assortment of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the massive menu has a little bit of everything. In the appetizer portion guests can expect dishes like bagel bites with garlic churros, nova lox and dill cream; buttermilk biscuits with leak gravy; classic soups; salads like the Cobb and Chef varieties, and macaroni and cheese. In typical diner fashion a variety of “piled-high” sandwiches will be available from the traditional Rueben to the not-so-traditional medianoche. A selection of meat, fish, and vegetables boards will also make an appearance, along with breads and “spreads” and comfort-food style specials such as oxtail pot pie.
For something sweet, pastry chef John Maieli will be creating milkshakes, sweet bars, cookies, along with heartier options like Belgian waffles, pancakes and challah French toast. To wash it all down, guests can sip on beer and wine based cocktails by Beaker & Gray’s Ben Potts, plus juices, and wines and beers by the glass.
Mason will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. For more information call 786-618-5150.