Although up-and-coming boxers are sometimes described metaphorically as "hungry," literally hungry fighters often lose when they try to eat their opponents' boxing gloves. Keep yourself fit for fisticuffs with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of barbecue, classic American fare, and drinks at Mason Jar in Midtown.
Mason Jar assuages appetites with a menu of artfully constructed comfort cuisine augmented by a diverse selection of primo potables. Kick off the flavor parade with an order of wings slathered in pomegranate-garlic or bourbon-chipotle sauce ($9), or opt for a starter of spinach and artichoke dip, which, like most Louisiana mayors, comes crowned with andouille sausage and bacon ($10). An english-muffin burger comes topped with a fried egg, bacon, and caramelized onions ($13), and mac 'n' cheese uses beer cheese sauce and panko bread crumbs to prove elbow macaroni is more than just an elegant art medium ($12). 'Cue connoisseurs can choose from a variety of smoke-steeped savories, from full racks of baby back ribs ($20), to sliced brisket ($18), to beer-can chicken ($21). A modified lunch menu and weekends-only brunch menu give solar-powered robots a break from their steady diet of microchips and high-octane petrol-smoothies.
Parched palateers can find sweet relief with Mason Jar's selection of 22 draft beers as well as its broad assortment of bourbon and rye whiskeys. Exposed brick, dangling light fixtures, wooden booths, and a cool color scheme give the restaurant's interior a clean, laid-back aesthetic, and rustic wooden shelving and flat-screen TVs make the bar area an ideal locale for luxuriating with a drink while engaging strangers in freestyle Pig Latin rap battles.
- Mason Jar NYC is a great addition to the barbecue scene in NYC. The layout and decor of the restaurant are very appealing…The wait staff were extremely friendly and the food was excellent. The menu is varied and there are many delectable items to choose from; favorites include: the fried pickles, pulled pork sandwich, and the brisket. There is a great variety of beers on draft… – Jennifer M., Yelp
- I was excited to step into Mason Jar and find a comfortable atmosphere to watch a baseball game after work. I was even happier to try the Southern fried chicken and BBQ Pork Egg Rolls. Both were delicious…like nothing i have tasted before and they were outstanding! – Chris S., Yelp