Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa
Excellent RestaurantService excellent. The crab stuffed mushrooms were very delicious with chunks of crab meat. Very big size mushrooms and generous portions for an appetizer. Their wine list is fabulous. We had the Dr. L Reisling which was pefect. The lobster bisque was absolutely delicious. I had the 2 -7oz size Australian lobster tails. Many restaurants do not serve these lobsters. They are the best. They were perfect and sweet. We also had the rack of lamb which was perfect temperature and perfectly done. Very good. For sides we had the Lobster mashed potatoes and asparagus. This was the best dish we ever had. It was just decadent. There was large chunks of Maine lobster in the potatoes. The Key Lime pie is huge and delicious. We loved the food!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food was aiiightthe steak was good but it wasn't Peter Luger's good. the Martini I got was excellent. The appetizer (seared ahi tuna) was tasty. The Chilean sea bass was aight just like the bone in rib eye. The hubby said that the steaks I make at home is much better. The butter cake was over hyped. But the service was excellent.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Dining Experience-But $$$$I took the wife out for a late Mother's Day dinner and a play performance later that night. Arrived at 5:30pm with a reservation and was greeted politely and shown to our table with no wait. Excellent. Within minutes our waiter introduced ourselves and we explained we had never been there before so he spent extra time explaining the menu and specials for the day. . The wife LOVED her dinner (filet mignon) and could not say enough good things about it. I thought my NY strip was a little fatty but normal for that cut. I thought the noise level was very high for a high end restaurant (it was packed) and had to basically yell to have a conversation. With dinner, tip, and valet, it was a $250.00 night. I would go again though.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is incredible!The food here is incredible! My group consisted of my 86 yr old mom and 21 yr old son. All of us found something incredible for both dinner and dessert and couldn't stop raving about our choices. Our server, Nico was great. He was very patient with mom.
The restaurant was must noisier than I would have expected (and care for) especially for such a high end place. It made it somewhat challenging to converse over our meal. I was also disappointed that, in spite of having reservations, we waiting close to 15 minutes to be seated. Also, there is VERY limited lobby seating. My mom certainly couldn't stand that long and ended up seated on a choir right by the door where the wait staff was constantly coming and going from the kitchen.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat good service can doWe went for dinner on Friday, late.
We were enjoing our cocktail when the waitrss arrived to take
The order and... She recognize my wife after over ten months.
She remembered about my mother in law...
We felt at home.
We will come back5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMastros service and food wasMastros service and food was outstanding, definitely would recommend it to anyone with a love for fine dinning5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMastro's / Costa MesaOutstanding food. A top steakhouse, without any doubt. Friday night, dining at high-top table in bar, quite noisy .5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceThe service was very poor. I do not know whether it was because the waitress was waiting on other tables or she was just an efficient person. I had to go and ask her to come to take the order couple of times. Before we ordered dessert, she promptly asked us whether any one wanted coffee, but never brought the coffee which was ordered. I love the restaurant because the food comes in quickly and the quality of the food is great.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner, service, and everythingDinner, service, and everything in between was great. Took my wife and family there for Mother's Day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayWe loved our experience. Great food!! Great service. I was impressed that the restaurant called to follow up. My only complaint was that it was very dark in the room we were in. I enjoy dimmed lighting but this was a little much.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, Great EveningDon't have the opportunity to go to Mastro's too often - only for a very special occassion now and then. It's not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for when you go to Mastro's. The service and the food are are all amazing! Can't recommend it enough for that special occassion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect as AlwaysOur Mother's Day dinner couldn't have been better. We choose Mastro's Costa Mesa for a little change. We usually visit the Ocean Club for special dinners. Upon arriving, we never have to wait and were seated immediately even though we were early for our reservation. The restaurant was crowded as you would expect for Mother's Day. Although crowded, the noise level was remarkably quiet. Our waiter showed up right as we were seated with menus and dining suggestions. The food was exactly as ordered and I would suggest the filet, though my girlfriend would suggest the veal chop. The lobster mashed potatoes were wonderful.
Overall it was a perfect meal with perfect company. Great dining experience and I will definitely visit there again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and Service were amazing!Food and Service were amazing! Bone in Filet was perfect along with the mac and cheese. Finished with the butter cake as recommended, did not disappoint.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey but worth itVery upscale dinning. The food / drinks were alittle pricey but well worth it. The lobster mash was awesome. And the steak was probably the best I've ever had. Cost was 200 for 2 with 3 drinks, I feel it was worth it. For a special occasion I would defiantly do it again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food Quality Once AgainThis is my second time at this Mastro's location and once again the food quality was excellent. All of the steaks ordered in my party were cooked just right and the food was served hot. The lobster mash potatoes are greatly recommended. The service was good too but I've had better at other establishments. We made reservations and walked right to our table. I would definitely visit again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHungry?Special occassions a plus! Want to impress your guest? Right place!
But if you're hungry, be prepared to dish out top dollars!
It was just my wife and I, and we like to dine out often and don't mind spending good money for good food.
The food from their bread to our desert and coffee was superb! Delish.
The bill was about $375.00... If you can sport that you're at the right place.
Ciao!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent alwaysMaestros is expensive but definitely worth every penny5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMserviceEventhough our server was very nice, our service wasn't 100% for the price. I noticed tables being weight on very fast however we had empty plates for about 10 minutes in our table. We had a party of seven and don't know if tables are to be picked up after all guest finish their meal. I just felt that we were placed in the back burner.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SteaksMy wife ordered the filet and I got the bone in rib eye (chef's cut). Both were cooked perfectly to order and the garlic mashed potatoes were excellent. The steaks are very generous cuts, so there is easily a second meal to be had from the leftovers. We were celebrating our anniversary, and our waiter was so kind to bring us a complimentary slice of chocolate cake. It was a wonderful meal!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Anniversary Dinner Ever!!!!This was the best dining experience of my life. The staff was knowledgeable, courteous, gracious and accommodating to our every question and need the entire evening. It made our Anniversary memorable and I can't wait to go back.
Thank you!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!My husand took my daughter and I to Mastro's to celebrate my 45th birthday. The food and service was outstanding!! The butter cake was decadent and delicious beyond description!!! The beautiful happy birthday wishes written in chocolate with a side of whipped cream made for a delightful ending to an absolutely fabulous evening!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic steaksWhat a great restaurant!!! Service was impeccable, atmosphere--classy and sophisticated, and food divine--it melts in your mouth.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMStellar!Great food, great service, great dining spot in the red room by the kitchen and bar!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe experience at Mastro'sThe experience at Mastro's was amazing, I have recommended this restaurant to many, the food was great and the service was on point, not missing a beat. the layout of the place was very nice, having the feeling of romance, but also business can take place, and the chairs were very comfortable give the overall experience outstanding.
thank you,4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the most wonderfulWe had the most wonderful time! The food was excellent and so was the service!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great. The restaurantThe food was great. The restaurant was a bit loud and dark.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Mastro's manyI've been to Mastro's many times. My wife and I always make our "special dinner" at Mastro's.....we just can't get enough!!! ESPECIALLY the butter cake.....yikes!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWent in for an anniversaryWent in for an anniversary with my girlfriend. Fantastic service, honest recommendations from our server, and complimentary butter cake!
The bone in rib eye is a must, as well as the lobster mashed potatoes. The Gorgonzola mac and cheese is light and flavorful, though overshadowed by the lobster mashed potatoes.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, service, ambiance...spotFood, service, ambiance...spot on! The best onion rings I've ever had! Save room for the Butter Cake! There is nothing like it!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThey know customer service..We were seated 20 minutes late for our reservation, we were starving after a long day in the area and probably no longer in the best mood, but our server quickly put us back in a great mood. She sincerely apologized for the wait (which quite frankly happens) and told us to pick any drinks on the menu and she would buy them for us -- it was a nice touch and much appreciated. The service here is always top-notch and well the food ain't too shabby either!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always dine with Mastro’sWe always dine with Mastro’s for special occasions, and this time we came in to celebrate two birthdays. The food was impeccable, the presentation with the seafood tower was quite amazing, and service was excellent. Linda was friendly, knowledgeable, and took the time to cater to one of friends with multiple food allergies. Everything about this Mastro’s location is top notch and we look forward to coming back soon for our next celebration.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything from the breadEverything from the bread to the butter cake was awesome. Choose the any steak for you entre of course.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceExcellent food and service - would highly recommend this restaurant. Its a steakhouse but has a large menu if you don't eat steak. The steaks were excellent.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food but a littleFabulous food but a little too dark and a little too noisy.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMastro's has always been myMastro's has always been my favorite restaurant! I have been to all of the locations except Las Vegas and Newport Beach. The staff is always impeccable and professional. I never wait more than 5 minutes for my table when I have reservation. A few last words....BUTTER CAKE!!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, excellentExcellent food, excellent service. A place for fine steak in Orange County.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steakhouse in the stateTook a friend here to eat for her birthday and everything was great. The food was excellent and the service from staff was all you could ask for. The filet mignon was so good that I asked for steak sauce but never used it.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMastros Is AmazingHilari was outstanding. The service, the food, everything was Outstanding .4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing...........MyThe food was amazing...........My husband's ribeye was a little undercooked but he did not send it back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience again!I have been here many times and the food has never been better. This is your typical high end steak house with great service and well made cocktails. Good wine list as well with prices that don't gouge too bad. The bar area is my favorite place inside with live music, but can be a bit loud for those that prefer a more quiet and intimate experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak!If you are steak lover, this is the place! We chose to have dinner in the bar area which is the happening part of the restaurant. Lots of great people watching. I shared the wedge salad with my spouse which was perfect. I ordered the bone-in filet which is the best steak around. This is a great place and a bit on the expensive side but worth it!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing service and food!Let me just say the night didn't start out perfect, but they more than made up for it later. There was an issue with our reservation but they figured it out. The food was outstanding as usual. We had a group of 9 and we tried many different things on the menu and the only bad thing was the salmon (it wasn't up to the typical Mastro's quality). The part that made the night, was we were a very large and difficult group and Patrick, the waiter, did an outstanding job. He comped us an amazing dessert tray to apologize for the issues earlier. Also, we had a difficult friend and he did a great job dealing with her. I will definitely return.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent butThe food was excellent but the noise was a little loud. My wife and I will go back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery beautiful place takeVery beautiful place take anyone special occasions. I love i!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steak restaurant in South CA.We live in San Diego and travel up to Costa Mesa just to dine at Mastro's.
That is how much we enjoy this restaurant. The food, especially the steak and sides
never miss the highest grade. Ambiance is terrific. We like the garden room because
the light is brighter. Service is excellent and staff are always professional and
friendly.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best steak housesOne of the best steak houses in LA and the best in Orange County!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place in Orange CountyWe ate on the terrace which we found very enjoyable. The Alaska Crab Black Truffle Gnocchi is incredible and all the other food was also a cut above other fine restaurants. Service was impeccable. Great experience.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe most knowledgeable, friendly,The most knowledgeable, friendly, service I have ever experienced. Prices are high but the food is delicious. Amazing lobster mashed potatoes, and I mean real chunks of lobster.
Side dishes would easily serve 3 or 4 people.
Great place for that special occasion3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ... after the host standThe steak, the lobster mashed potatoes, the spinach salad, the pretzel breadsticks. Top notch. The service: great (as expected). Krista (our initial server) is excellent at her job, a nice balance between fun and professional. The hostess left a little to be desired.
Given that it was our anniversary, I requested that we have a quieter space. I expressed that we would be willing to wait longer if required. We were seated on time but along an open wall near the entrance. On the opposite side was the host stand, patrons waiting, bright lighting, and noise. It seemed to be the "least quiet" of the 2-person tables available. Our server Krista was wonderful about arranging the change. It seemed odd to have been put there in the first place.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought my sisters for aI brought my sisters for a special outing. We sat in the lounge side where some great live music was playing. We started with crab cakes and the wedge salad. I ordered the filet and we shared the sweet potato fries(addicting), garlic mashed potatoes, and sauteed mushrooms for sides. My steak was the best I'd ever had and everything else was fresh and delicious. It is definitely expensive, but one of the few places that is worth the occasional splurge. I am big on service and the waitstaff was excellent and very helpful. It was a fabulous evening.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM