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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 restaurants. David’s knowledge and experience have earned him a frequent spot as a guest Judge on The Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”.

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. Believe it or not, his favorite thing to do with his free time is cook and host dinner parties.