There are many activities that should not be performed on an empty stomach, including swimming, surgery, and swimming 30 minutes after having your appendix removed. Acquire activity fuel with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of New-American cuisine at Masona Grill, located in West Roxbury on Corey Street.
Masona Grill boasts a menu of seafood, salads, and steaks prepared in the New-American style with South-American influences, yielding a taste as American as apple pie but twice less likely to emblazon a flag image onto your tongue. Immersed in earth tones and soft lighting, perch a plate of yucca fries ($7). A roasted beet salad, tossed with baby spinach and blue cheese ($9), complemented by Masona's tea menu, makes for a vitamin-packed, antioxidant-fortified meal. Meanwhile, coffee-rubbed sirloin steak ($26), crispy local cod ($23), and fire-roasted lemon-and-garlic half chicken ($17) cause flavor racers to jostle for pole position.
Lauded by the Roslindale Transcript for its combination of eclectic cuisine and cozy atmosphere, Masona Grill serves New American cuisine crafted by owner and executive chef Manuel Sifnugel with an international touch influenced by his Peruvian upbringing. Guests part dark velvet curtains to enter the dining space, which is flanked by chocolate-colored walls adorned with oil paintings and bite marks.
Plates are decorated with sophisticated seafood dishes, such as a swordfish escaveche with sweet potatoes and red-onion confit. Land-borne dishes include the pork three ways, which has a grilled tenderloin the Boston Globe called the best entree on the menu: "tender and moist and served a bit pink … It's really, really good." Brazilian jazz music accompanies meals, moving diners to chew in time to the sultry beats.