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David Massoni

Owner Operator

David Massoni started in the hospitality industry at the age of fifteen, working in his parents’ Zagat-

rated and Wine Spectator award-winning hotel and restaurant on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, The

Imperial Hotel. Since then, in a career spanning more than twenty years, David has played a significant

role in opening, building and managing numerous successful Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey


The Fox & Falcon is not Massoni’s first foray into restaurant ownership; however, it is his first solo

project, and the culmination of his lifelong dream to open his own restaurant. Upon moving to South

Orange from Brooklyn, he fell for the community and immediately saw the need for a central location

that embodied the uniqueness and diversity of SOMA living—a welcoming place where people could

come together to enjoy each other’s company, a craft cocktail and a high-quality meal. In November

2018, The Fox & Falcon was born.

David lives in South Orange with his wife Rachel, their son Luca and daughter Olive.