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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa reviews from OpenTable diners
328 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (255)romantic (202)notable wine list (143)fit for foodies (124)vibrant bar scene (83)good for groups (73)hot spot (65)neighborhood gem (36)late-night find (25)great for outdoor dining (13)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great spot for special occassions
    FunLunchVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This was my first time out at this Mastro's but I've been to the one in Chicago quite a few times. The food here was delicious as expected and the wine pours are large. If you want a nice spot for dinner I highly recommend Mastro's but it will certainly cost ya some change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation and requests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great food and servers are great. Very disappointed about how I made a reservation for an anniversary with spacific requests. Quite dinning area and a booth. When we arrived we ha to wait 15 min past my reservation because she acted as my request was a burdon. I made the reservation with this. Her option was putting us in the noisy lounge. Was not the start I was thinking about when I thought of a romantic evening. Hey guys if you ask special requests when you make a reservation maybe you should listen and do what the customer is requesting. Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphare and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I love when I went to eat their first time, I recommend to every one to go their if you love steaks, this the best place to go, I will go again this month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I've been to fancy places before and I had high hopes for Mastros. I expected it to be better than anything before, but it was ok. I came here with my boyfriend for our anniversary and it was way too loud for me where I couldn't hear my boyfriend most of the time and too many kids around.. but the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay
    Jbln
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I think that I would have enjoyed my experience a lot better if my hostess(s) weren't snarky little b-words. There were 3 of them at the stand and 1 of them was very nice. She took our photo for us at the end of the night. The other two were kind of self-righteous as if working at Mastro's made them better than God. Overall I had an okay time. I didn't really enjoy my meal, but that's because I'm not that big of an eater, not because of the quality of the food. Server was exceptional, the waitstaff came by to check on us every so often. They were polite, even the person who boxed up our food. I liked him. I give the waitstaff a 5/5.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very inviting
    Joefutofu
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My friend and I weren't your typical diners: we were severely under dressed and looked like teenagers. However, everybody from the hostess to the waiters treated us no different from any other diner. They were very professional about it. This waiter did aggressively try to get us to order additional things, for instance he asked us what kind of sides we would like after we finished ordering our main courses. It wasn't until when we were paying for the dinner that we realized the sides weren't free! Not that big of a deal. The steaks were no-nonsense, just a plain plate with your choice of steak. I imagine that's why a side dish is recommended, so the plate doesn't seem too boring. Steak was excellent and so were the sides.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    KT0000
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food & service were fantastic. Come hungry as everything seemed to be large portions. We were there for a convention weekend and brought a group of 12. Was the BEST DINNER we had out of the 5 nights we ate out at nice restaurants all over Anaheim. Worth the drive if you are coming from the Anaheim convention center
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING
    QueenbeeVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    From the minute we walked into the restaurant the ambiance was stunning! We enjoyed shrimp cocktail for appetizers, wedge salad, filet mignon lobster mashed potatoes, crab gnocchi, Brussels sprouts and the famous butter cake for dessert! Definitely will be back!!! ❤️❤️
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fine dinner at Mastro's
    ssdds
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great dinner and great service. Always recommended for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    kristengrey
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Spent our anniversary here. Food was incredible. They even brought us a special dessert to celebrate. Very impressed. Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Gastroguy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The service was top notch. Our server gave great recommendations to make our meal wonderful. The food was served timely. We both had steak and it was cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend Mastro's for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cryogenic
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent! Great Service! Delicious! Very relaxing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    TommyLam714
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    It was an amazing experience! Thank you for making this a memorble moment for me and especially making this night special for my girlfriend. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Dining
    AlexanderG
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Definitely not casual dining spot (unless you have deep pockets). Their entire menu is absolute top notch, with great drinks from the bar, and excellent service and recommendations from the waiters. Would definitely come back if I felt like eating some absolutely amazing quality food for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for special occasion
    Tweetie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Always love this place to meet up with friends for birthday celebration. Service is impeccable, foods always done to your liking. My steak always perfect the way I wanted.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth another visit but....
    Aloha1734VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We frequent Mastro's Costa Mesa a few times a year. Typically it's above & beyond in every category. The evening started off perfect as we're use to. Then the editor did a couple things- 1- it was our anniversary & kept trying to get my husband & I to order more alcohol because "you know, Mastros is known for making memories & you could go home & work on baby #2". It was intersting while my husband was in the restroom he mentioned that & at a later point revisited it once my husband was at the table. 2- we waited 35 mins for the check! I had to flag down a support staff to get it. After dessert was delivered we never saw the waiter again! A manager delivered our check. Very odd!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Winelover
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband took me here to celebrate my birthday. Amazing food, great wine selection
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • California's best
    PPGInc
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    There is absolutely no other place that measures up with Mastro's for fine dining. Morton's and the other steakhouse chains are just that; another chain restaurant. Superb service, spectacular food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • B'day celebration
    marie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Superb cocktails, excellent and attentive waiter (Tony), food also outstanding. All in all, a very nice evening. Only downside was the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    MASTRO'S FOOD, YOU CAN REALLY TASTE THE QUALITY AND EXPERTISE IN EVERY BITE.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak could not have been better!!
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I just had the best ribeye I have ever had! There isn't one thing that I didn't find perfect! One of the best steakhouses in the US!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Safe for a special occasion, right? NO! Our New York Steaks were tough and barely sliceable...and I mean I should have brought a saw with me. Chopped salad totally forgettable. Server touted the Butter Cake finish but UGH too sweet and too buttery. That's just the food. The dining chairs should have been put out to pasture long ago. The wood frame from the upholstered seats were all my little behind could feel. Sat on a corner of the chair all night. So uncomfortable! Where does such a fine, upscale restaurant go so wrong? Such a disappointment, especially when we drove from Pasadena. Couldn't wait to get back into my car for the long drive home.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • still in the 80's
    Truthsayer
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    When you have to request a flashlight or use your phone to read the menu, what are they hiding? Well the décor and prices would be the obvious conclusions. The food was somewhat above average, but still overpriced. The noise level was so high, we couldn't talk across the table without having to repeat ourselves. The décor was obviously 20th century. The waiter obviously had better things to do, because he seemed put out by any request and many times had an improper retort while he let us sit and wait interminable amounts of time. I would not go back here of my own accord, but if you have a chunk of cash that you can't spend anywhere else, be their guest.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time
    Joel
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to a lot of nice restaurants, Mastro's was very nice, excellent food and service. The only thing we didn't like was we were sitted way over in a corner. I would rather of been sitted somewhere were the aubience was a bit more lit up and not as loud.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation / Service
    ServiceMatters
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We arrived and were told it would be a 30-45 minute wait, unless we wanted to sit in the bar. We asked if there was a mistake with our reservation and they said "No, we have your reservation, but it does NOT guarantee you a table in the dinning area and the bar is all that's open." We chose to sit in the bar, which did have tables, but we were there for a romantic Anniversary dinner and were sitting in an area with lots of people standing around and live music. The wait staff in this area was obviously more in tune with a patron who was looking for an energetic night out, which was not the vibe we were aiming for that night. Overall, it is a nice place, but it did not meet my expectations for an establishment of that caliber and cost.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was expecting a great meal. Unfortunately, two of our steaks were chewy and my sea bass smelled fishy. Disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food - Service Needs Work
    Taster1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Ambiance and food were great. Service seemed more to go through motions than sincere interest in our providing us with a great experience. Given level of restaurant and price point, expect more from service level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    They helped me pull off a wondeful surprise for my friend's birthday, all while providing excellent service and great food. Thanks for everything!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the beef?
    2diners9VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Best steak in the world, not just in town. took our out of town son and wife for dinner, they had never been there. Spoiled them forever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not a very good dinner services
    Eva225
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    we have to ask some more breads to re-filled for asking several times... not a very good services.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Jamo5
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our server Nicolae was awesome! It was our first time at Mastros, and he made us feel very welcome and answered all our questions about the menu. My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary , and the ambiance was perfect! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So impressed!!
    SeekingBestStake
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have to say that Mastro's is the best stake restaurant around my place, South OC, from the standpoint of taste, ambience, restaurant, service, valet service and everything. It was true that my wife and I had to wait for 15-20mins after our reservation time. However, it was worth. It was true that our table is the nearest place to entrance counter, but I didn't care. This is because the waitress, Ms. Ester, served our table very well and took care of ourselves so much. The most impressive stuff is taste of their stake. We had Filet-Mignon and Rib-Eye, and they were amazing!! Their taste might be better than the other famous stake restaurant which we thought the best until last Saturday! Thank you so much, Mastro's!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent, poor service
    GeePee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The quality of food: excellent. The server was mediocre and borderline flaky. I believe his name was Drew. Fortunately for Drew, Mark Kim was also a waiter that salvaged the night for us and made up for Drew's inadequacies. Drew consistently dropped the ball from the start; he forgot about our salad, he failed to bring my wife's decaf coffee and he also forgot about my after dinner drink request. We wouldnt even know what his name was unless we asked another waiter. If it were not for Mark Kim to come to the rescue the night would have been ruined. If we had to have Drew as our waiter again, we would take our business back to Morton's or elsewhere. I would rather dine at Outback Steakhouse instead (I hope this paints the picture).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For special occasions
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Pricey (as in New York pricey) but worth it for special occasions. Favorites are the rack of lamb, Chilean Sea Bass, Veal Chops, mac & cheese. The lettuce wedge is also the best anywhere. Be careful to avoid the tempting breads, although there is usually plent of food left to take home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best Steaks
    ocdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Clearly the best steaks in the U.S. We dine here regularly - the steak is consistently good. Mac and Cheese is awesome. Don't eat too much bread or you will miss out on the great desserts. Last night, our only complaint in coming here for years, was that we were given the worst table in the restaurant. It was tiny (couldn't fit all the dishes we ordered), had a cool breeze from the front door and a music speaker above one of the seats. That being said, we still love the food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dennis
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Have dined at Mastro's Ocean Grill. This is every bit as good. Real benefit is ease of reservations. Food excellent!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steaks???Seriously???
    PhillyGalVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were expecting top rate steaks…….we ordered the scallop appetizer which was fabulous, the ahi tartare which was good but not as good as Wildfish and/or Ruths Chris. The Masto's lacked seasoning - you tasted the ahi and the avocado, a bit on the bland side. Then we both ordered the bone in 12 once filet. The plate was very hot as was the steak. It was cooked medium rare as requested. The first bite, the texture was terrific, very very tender but the steak lacked flavor. It had not been seasoned and there was no char on the outside. It was a bit dry tasting. The service was great as was the ambience. But, if you are looking for a fabulous tasting steak - stick with Ruths Chris. Mastro's doesn't live up to the hype. Pricey!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Steak!
    hungrytraveller
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Celebrated my wife's birthday last week and as expected, the steak was awesome! Perfectly seared, medium cooked tender juicy inside. We ordered the Tomahawk steak, its a 32 oz so we shared. We also ordered the lobster mash, dungeness crab cocktail, and wine. They also gave my wife a free slice of chocolate cake for her birthday. The server was very attentive and nice. The only thing is the tables were too close together and the noise level was on the loud side. Nevertheless, we had a good experience and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not coming back
    Lastvisit
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I made reservations for 7:15 & did not get seated until almost 8p. When I questioned the wait, the host said that reservations does not guarantee you a seating.???? After we got seated, the waitress took our order. We ordered an appetizer, the main dish and side orders all at the same time. We waited 30-40 mins and wondered where our appetizer is. The waitress came & said that it should be coming soon. In the meantime, she gave us more bread. The main dish & side dish finally came and we asked the server where our appetizer is. He said to ask our waitress, that it's not on his list. The waitress apologized and still served us our appetizer later, free of charge. The chefs cut ribeye was dry and lacked flavor. We had to ask for steak sauce.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mastro's is Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The steak is the best I've had in my entire life! Mastro's has ruined me for all other steakhouses. The steak is cooked to perfection with superb seasoning and just the right amount of charring. I would give my left pinky toe if I could have the recipe for their steaks. Many thanks to your chef for providing such a wonderful dining experience! If I could rate you 20 stars I certainly would.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.