Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa
Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa

Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mastrosrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 7145467405x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Nick Foegal
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment & dancing nightly at the piano bar.
  • Special Events: For you next event please contact Shashona Reynolds.
    sreynolds@ldry.com
    714.546.7405

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bristol
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet & public lot
A word from Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa
Mastro's collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa reviews from OpenTable diners
363 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (286)romantic (230)notable wine list (171)fit for foodies (113)vibrant bar scene (94)good for groups (77)hot spot (60)neighborhood gem (37)late-night find (25)great for outdoor dining (11)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (6)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Heavenly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A wonderful restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. The food is amazing, delicious steaks that are served on a plate sizzling at 400 degrees. The Lobster Mashed Potatoes are a must and Pudding Cake was just as good. Our service was attentive and helpful in choosing tens from the menu. All in all it was a wonderful place for us to celebrate our anniversary. We will defiantly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bar - my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Patti at the bar is fantastic! Patti and the live music is the reason we frequent this particular location. She Can juggle conversations with multiple guests along with running the well and keeping bar guests drinks full. The ocean club doesn't come close to having same level of service as does Costa Mesa. We've tried multiple times and still love the food, but just never have same experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Robert
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and service, as expected, was excellent. They added a nice touch with a birthday cake for my wife.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Steaks
    Morels
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The steaks are always the best, never been disappointed, always cooked to perfection, this is THE SPOT for a great steak
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not return here
    LeebogVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first time here at the Costa Mesa branch only because I couldn't get a reservation at the Newport Beach one. My wife and I wanted to take our son to a good dinner for his birthday and so we thought celebrating at a Mastro's restaurant would be a memorable experience for him. Did not like our experience here at all. We were made to wait about 30 minutes over our scheduled reservation time. Other walk-ins (bigger groups) were seated right away. I was told because larger tables were available and there was only 3 of us. I try to use Open Table whenever I can to avoid waiting to get seated at restaurants and this defeated that purpose. Will never return to this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good But Overpriced
    MJSHB
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very good steak but I think they are likely one of the most expensive places for steak...on average upper 50's for only steak...no sides. No flaws in the place except their outrageous prices.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great taste of steak and seafood, and wine. Service is too casual and servants were too much involved in our conversation. Recommend it for food, not for service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommended
    Fundadoray
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    First time here and I must say everything met my expectation. Walked into the restaurant and it looked like a classy night club at Vegas. Service was excellent, waiter was very knowledgeable and made our dining enjoyable. And of course the food was excellent; the portions were generous and the magarita my gf and I had was perhaps one of the best we drank. We are definitely coming back here. Thank you Mastros for wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm reminded, one can never go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We used to eat here all the time and loved it. Now-pretentious, ridiculously loud, remarkably overpriced with service lacking in any and all empathy. The food was actually quite good but the negative experience involving everything else ruined the evening. For this kind of money there are many other options in OC that don't include the hassle.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When you demand the best experience
    tpqman
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Everyone - from reservations, to reception, to service staff were impeccable, amazing and made our experience unparalleled. The food was exquisite. We feasted like royalty and spent as much time as needed just enjoying every moment... Drinks, appetizers, main course and of course the desserts! Top recommendations: Chef's cut bone-in ribeye, Gorgonzola Mac and Cheese, Creamed Spinach, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Creme Brûlée, and of course... BUTTER CAKE!!!! While we don't get the chance to frequent as much as I'd like, we will always come back and recommend Mastro's as our top dining choice!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    Afern
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Felt very disrespected by our server. Probably will not go back. Have been going to Flemings forever and decided to change it up. I will be going back to Flemings for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just the right spot for our 41st
    Player4747VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Wonderful service from Daniella. A great steak and superb lamb chops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Special Occasion Celebration
    Bton1268
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Steaks (rib eye and NY pepper steak) were fantastic. Rib eye held a lot more flavor. Lobster mash is a MUST for sides. Server was ok, I have had better servers at Mastros in the past. A few others that came around to clear the table and crumbs. Either way food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    jenesaisquoi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was wonderful, however, the cost was too high. The dinning room is cramped, too dark and loud. The servers seem harried and not very attentive. Corkage for wine $35 per bottle - too high. We had three entrees three sides, four salads and one dessert plus two bottles of our own wine and the bill was almost $400. I love the steak, salads are ok but not spectacular, sides were good but unless your a 1% or just need to be seen, this is not a place to go. Nice touch with the bottled water when you exit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reputation dessimated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been long standing satisfied guests of The Mastros chain but our experience on our recent visit to Costa Mesa was a catostraphic disappointment Food orders were incorrect, waiting staff incompetant and disinterested and the whole " Mastros" experience was a disaster and an embarrassment,we had an overseas guest that had heard such wonderful reviews and looked forward to a memorable evening that sadly did not evolve Beverly Hills and Ocean Club are both wonderful restaurants but Costa Mesa is not in the same legue and needs major help to join their " sister" restaurants
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's Reputation is Well Deserved
    Thk22VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Had dinner during Restaurant Week. Steaks were top quality and well prepared. Salads and side orders offered with prepared menu were great choices and excellent. Overall experience was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieQueen
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Usually very expensive but Restaurant Week made it a wonderful value. Great food and service. Congratulations to the kitchen for putting out perfectly prepared steaks to a capacity crowd.!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Costa Mesa Reataurant Week
    Tattykas
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I came here for the super sweet deal they had for the Costa Mesa Restaurant Week and I think I got my money worth x 10 times! The food was great, the wine was excellent and dessert? Decadent! They couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • irvine
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    the food was ok, and the ambience is fine. this is about the 5th time I ate here. but after my wife asked for her leftover steak to go, they mixed up the box, and gave her someone else's butter cake instead. when I called the restaurant, and the manager never called me back. NOT professional.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large group...no problem!
    TheDiSommas
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Originally our reservation was for a group of 10, but when we had last minute additions, Masto's accommodated and extra table close by the large table we had. However, within minutes of getting there, the staff made sure that everyone was sitting together, even if it was a little tight in our group! This was great, since it was a team event for a coworker who was leaving our department and we really wanted to celebrate together :-) Mastro's NEVER disappoints us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Does not live up to the reputation!
    Salty
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had an 8pm reservation as the resturant could not accomadate an earlier hour due to the Costa Mesa resturant week. Arrived at 7:55, we were informed that our table would be ready closer to our reservation time (8pm) and that someone would find us in the lounge. 47 minutes later, 8:42pm, we were finally seated with an attittude. At this point we are starving and are just glad to have a table. Not the type of service you expect from Mastro's or any high $, fine dining establishment. The table service was just OK. compared to other Mastro's. Had the 33oz ribeye. Date had petite filet, both VERY salty. CRUNCHY, SALTY, DRY! Both steaks were orderd medium rare came out medium well. The cream spinach was horrid! Mac n Cheese was the highlight!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was a big fan of Mastro's...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I normally do not write reviews, but could not stop myself this time around. I was blown away by my first trip to Mastro's (Granted, it was Newport Beach Ocean's Club location then) couple years ago. When OC restaurant week came around this year, I was excited to experience their filet cooked to perfection. But I guess the whole OC restaurant week thing is not what Mastro's had made fond of. First of all, our party of four were seated in a weird hall way near the kitchen where it seems the table originally were not supposed be in. Salad was drenched in vinegrette dressing to point where it was not edible. Filet was ruined it by over seasoning it! It was so salty! Must have drank a gallon of water when I got back. Dissapointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Very Best!
    foodieforlife
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I love everything about Mastros: great service, food, drinks n entertainment. My favorites include wagyu, ribeye, filet, gnocchi, n buttercake! This foodie loves Mastros any night of the week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grilled Shrimp is to die for!
    jburkiVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We took advantage of the Costa Mesa Restaurant Week and dined on a Monday night after work. Instead of being annoyed at the discounted prices, the staff was very attentive and energetic. Our server recommended the grilled shrimp appetizer and I have to say it was the best appetizers I've ever had. The meal was amazing; same quality of steak we would have received at full-price. To top off our amazing dinner, we were served individual warm butter cakes. It was a great meal and I will be back very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dinner
    Mouse
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We took advantage of Costa Mesa Restaurant week to dine here for the first time. Judging from the menu prices, this was an excellent deal. We have enough left over for two more dinners! The food was excellent and our server, Jesina (sp?) was very sweet and attentive. Unfortunately, her wait support staff were not so great. It took 10 minutes to just get water and I had to ask twice for our bread. And for some reason they kept trying to take our bread away which I thought was odd. My napkin was rolled up when I briefly left the table and stuck in the butter, which was an accident of course. But it took more than five minutes to have it replaced. For a restaurant of this caliber and prices I would expect much better service. Good, not great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great date spot!
    yuknowhoo52
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Perfectly cooked steak in an upscale environment. I had a great time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steaks and sides!
    MuigirlVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent dinner place for a get together with friends and family...great food and ambience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best food of our lives. WHY is that filet so delicious?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    75Tastein75tries
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I love coming here. Steaks are awesome and everything else. MUST GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best steakhouse in So Cal
    Jimbo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was amazing. Outstanding service. A bit pricey but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Candlelight challenge.
    Dinninginthedark
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The 4 of us had a lovely table & awesome food but we could not see each other or read the menu. We were literally in the dark back corner. There was 1 candle but no overhead lightning. We all had a challenge trying to order off the menu in the dark. Our server did scramble and returned with 2 more little candle lights which made quite a difference. Maybe this table was meant for the secret service?
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mastro's Costa Mesa
    JennieFromTheBlock
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The king crab black truffle gnocchis are to die for, as is the Gorgonzola Mac and cheese. Filet mignon cut like butter. Husband's pork chop was tender and juicy. Hostesses are a bit nose in the air snobby. Waitstaff was not snobby and worked well together.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mastros
    kaegrub
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The bone in fliet, rib eye, and lobster Mash was all pretty good. They will serve both of those steaks on a 400 degree plate to ensure it stays warm through the meal. It was my fiance b day. And they don't even offer any desert. We didn't want any but still the offer would of been nice. I mean it's pretty standard. We went to melting pot for just desert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notes
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I'm surprised restaurant actually read Opentable notes. Thanks for birthday cake for my wife!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My worst dining experience
    finediner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dirty Martini was just dirty, vodka and salt! Salad was soooooooo bad we couldn't eat. Sea bass smelled so bad although I ate a few bites, my stomach suffered all night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nailed it, once again.
    Nightowl
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Brought the girlfriend here for her bday dinner. First time at the Costa Mesa location. Great staff, more than excellent service. Very accommodating. The food was spot on. Steak, chops, the Ahi, the soup. It was all delicious. Beautiful location too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Choice
    Lovinquality
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    10 year anniversary dinner and Mastro's went above and beyond with their service for us. Very knowledgeable with the items on the menu and the wine list which allowed us to make great choices. The food was amazing and priced right. We felt we payed a fair amount for the overall experience. We will definitely recommend Mastro's and will return on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pris
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Expensive but worth every penny! The atmosphere was everything you would expect from a $$$$ restaurant - definitely would go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but worth it!!
    Marilove
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    THE BEST steakhouse in Orange County. Try the bone in varieties. Superior drinks. Comfortable furniture. Perfect lighting. Live entertainment bar area. Easy walk to the performing arts Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never get tired of this place...
    TheDiSommas
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We absolutely love it here! It's our go-to-place for any celebrations or romantic dinner :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate