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
344 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (270)romantic (218)notable wine list (148)fit for foodies (122)vibrant bar scene (80)good for groups (75)hot spot (60)neighborhood gem (34)late-night find (21)great for outdoor dining (12)great for lunch (11)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • still in the 80's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food - Service Needs Work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the beef?
    2diners9
    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
    • Food
    • 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.
  • Great night for dining
    doctor
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was excellent and the lobster bisque and lobster mashed potatoes beyond terrific! The steak was prepared exactly as ordered! Many thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Tables too close together. Hard to get in and out of chair! Too many tables in room. Other than that, great service, great food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attentiveness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The service started out being impeccable then halfway through our stay there, seemed like the waiter disappeared. Several times, had to ask the guy who was refilling the water, and/or another waiter, the request we had at the time. Otherwise, a great evening for a special occasion. Best steak ever!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic and delicious
    Momof2
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My husband took me here for my birthday (we had tickets to South Coast Rep and it's close) and we were treated like royalty. It is a very elegant restaurant but not stuffy, with a fun staff and modern music. The service and food is amazing but the little details make this place truly special. We were able to leave our leftovers with the them so our food wouldn't have to sit in our car while we attended the play and were able to leave our car with the valet and walk over to the play. I also got a phone call the next day asking how our experience was. This was one of my favorite dining experiences to date. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We really enjoyed our dining experience and would love to come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    winepro
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner for my husband's birthday. It was, at first, a little warm in the restaurant but our waitress took care of it immediately when I mentioned it. Dinner was on the expensive side but, after all, it was a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak house in SoCal
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We go often. We always sit in the lounge area because the entertainment and ambiance are always on point. The bar and wait staff are fun sociable and know when and when not to interject themselves into the conversation. The food is always five star and consistently on point! You can always count on Mastro's to provide a suburb dining experience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steaks in OC
    Mason
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    They sat us at a table that was right in the middle of traffic. It was loud and near the service station. We asked to move which they did right away and we we're taken to a much more suitable table. Our service was top notch. She was friendly and engaging. The best part of the night were the outstanding steaks. Some of the best I've had in a very long time. Cooked perfect, tender and full of flavor. We had the large bone in ribeye and a bone in NY. Both were great! I thought it was worth the price and am looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The best steak I think I ever had! Bone in filet.. Service was excellent .
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for a business event
    Hoppyeater
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The service was fantastic. The food exceptional. A bit on the expensive side but worth it for a nice, quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • what a find
    travel2eat
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    visiting the southern California area, had dinner with my son. We could not have had a better experience, the food was delicious, decor beautiful and the music pleasant. will go back next time I'm visiting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavenly
    Surfk9s
    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
  • Always memorable eating at Mastro's
    jojodancer15
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My bf and I came here to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. I've been to Mastro's before but it was his first time. He used to be in the culinary industry so he is somewhat of a food snob; however, he loved the food and even more so, the service. We ordered for 12 people but we loved every item: crab cakes, hamachi, tiger shrimp, bone-in rib eye, filet, lobster mashed potatoes (A MUST!!) and roasted brussel sprouts. Our waiter, Kevin, was awesome, energetic, hard working, personable and cool. He came out and surprised us with a slice of their amazing chocolate cake and the plate read "Happy Anniversary" on the top and "1 year" on the bottom. We also ordered the buttercake bc it's the best thing on this planet!! This will be our annual spot.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bar - my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    Firsttimer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Mastro's was a nice experience, but would I do it again? Maybe. Our first time going and we were sat at a table that was so small that after they put the bread on the table, there was hardly room to set down our drinks. The service was ok, I read they were going to wait on us hand and foot, but it was pretty normal, with the waitress coming occasionally to check on us. Overall the food was good, the Lobster Mash was worth a try, would I order it again? No. The green beans were dynamite, but my bone in ribeye didn't knock my socks off, it was good, but didn't blow me away. I would still tell people to go there, but I would also tell them about my overall experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will definitely be back
    momreen
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Took my husband here with our two kids for his birthday and we all absolutely loved it. I had the bone-in rib eye and he had the bone-in filet and we both loved our steaks. The kids also enjoyed the rib-eye with me and said it was the "best steak ever" and we have to agree. They oysters were a little pricey but the presentation was spectacular and they were delicious. The creamed corn was amazing also and the baked potato was massively delicious. I have no words to describe the butter keep except exceptional. We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.