Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach
What a Birthday!We celebrated my fiance's birthday here and had an exquisite time. The food is delicious, the service incredible, and the live music was great. We will definitely be back for more special occasions.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly superior (but noisy)Absoutely gorgeous room, terrific service from server and support staff (bussers), truly excellent food.
Very noisy room - really, really noisy. Even though the floor is carpeting with very thin industrial carpeting, the ceiling is wood and low -- so noise just blasts across the room.
Shouting to my fellow diners really did detract from the overall experience which, in all other ways, was truly superior!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very pleasurableWe had a very pleasurable experience and will definitely return.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day DinnerMastro's was the perfect setting for 2013 Mother's Day. The service was great. The food was fantastic; from the pretzel bread to the seafood and steak, spinach, garlic mashed potatoes to the dessert of Warm Butter Cake. I do believe this restaurant "can" be kid friendly if you go early enough (like we did). However, there is no kids menu that we were told about. It is a very pricey restaurant but well worth it. Normally, I would say adults only but on special occasions I think children will find plenty of things to enjoy. Our 9 year old did!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable eveningWe chose Mastro's to celebrate a 21st birthday. Every interaction with the personnel was upbeat and friendly.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time we were more thanFirst time we were more than pleased with the whole experience .
Would highly recommend to anyone
Thanks for a great dining experience5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group of 8 and theWe had a group of 8 and the table made it very easy to have conversation. The setting was quite lovely and the staff was amazing and made us feel special and relaxed.
The chef's special lobster bisque is wonderful and we all enjoyed our meals. A table favorite was the bone-in filet and the halibut.
But leave room for dessert as you will want the butter cake.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways the best!We love Mastr'os. Every detail is perfect every time. It's so much more than a meal. We eat at a lot of nice restaurants, but EVERY TIME we're celebrating anything, Mastro's is our first choice.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service can't be beatEverything about Mastro's Ocean Club is upscale - from the cars in the parking lot to the amazing wine list, everything is first class. The food here is always delicious and served perfectly. And the service is unbeatable. No wonder this place is always packed, regardless of the season.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely RecommendFrom the moment we entered Mastro's Ocean Club to when we left, everything was amazing. Great service, great food, and a gorgeous view! =]5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably the best dining experienceProbably the best dining experience of my life! I am 70 years old and have been to many wonderful restaurants, but this was by far the best! Our waiter could have not been nicer.
The pepper steak was beyond belief.
If you haven't been to this restaurant , make a reservation today!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Business DinnersMastro's was excellent as usual. The seafood tower always makes a great impression on new customers and the seafood is excellent. The large shrimp, oysters, mussels, crab and lobster are tough to beat. Steaks were very good (although not the best I've had) and so were the scalloped potatoes. We usually have the lobster mash which is excellent, but tried the scalloped this time and found another winner. The signature butter cake was also excellent. The wines were generally good, but most are 2010's and still a little young. Also had live music (piano player and singer) which were a very nice touch. Also at the right sound level so you can have reasonable conversations. An excellent choice for a business dinner or treat your spouse.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM70th Birthday CelebrationMy husband and I celebrated his 70th birthday at Mastro's Ocean Club. It is a beautiful restaurant and we had a lovely table next to a window overlooking the ocean. My husband must have a low sodium, no sodium meal which can be challenging dining out. Our servers were very helpful, cheerful and attentive without intruding.The kitchen was most accomodating. We enjoyed a lovely chilean sea bass and a filet mignon as well as green beans with toasted almonds--all very tasty with no salt. I had mentioned in my reservation that this was a special birthday and we were surprised with chocolate dipped strawberries and whipped cream with happy 70th birthday written around the edge of the plate. A very nice touch and end to a special meal.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, drinks, dessert andFood, drinks, dessert and service were spectacular. We could not have had a better experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen here multiple times.Been here multiple times. The best steakhouse in OC and LA! Get the Mac and cheese and lobster mash!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWould Return for the Service Alone!We had an early res (before 6PM) to celebrate an anniversary on a recent Friday night. The restaurant was quiet when we first arrived but filled in nicely as the evening went on. The place had a nice energy and from where we were seated in the solarium, we were afforded excellent views of the ocean and sunset. The food was of the high quality you would expect at an establishment such as this (very fresh and bountiful seafood and tender steaks) but it was our servers, Mark and Katie were the highlight of the evening. They provided phenomenal service and were very knowledgeable about food prep, sourcing of ingredients and wine selections. They made us feel very welcome and recognized our anniversary with a customized plate of butter cake.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating my wife'sWe were celebrating my wife's birthday and your attententiveness made the experience even more memorable. Thank you for the dessert, it was yum yu.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Dream DateI made a note it was our one year anniversary. They made it truly special. Although when we were seated they were going to put us in the main dining room so we had to ask for a more private table and the receptionist didnt seem to mind. They found us a great table by the window. They also made sure we had the world famous Butter cake which will absolutely Rock your soul! They even wrote "Happy Anniversary" on the plate in Chocolate. Everyone was so helpful and polite. The Waiter suggested a better option for my wife's entree, I think he must've read her mind because it was perfect! Lastly even the bread guy made sure we had some great bread to take with us. If you've ever had a baguette in France, this bread tops that! Cheers Mastro's4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMone of my favorite restaurantsone of my favorite restaurants of all time. Great food, service, ambiance.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGarrett's DiningOur server name is Chris, he is exceptional, knows your wine list, knows your menu and made our dining experience exceptional. We left the restaurant planning the next time we will dine with you.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWrote that it was my husband'sWrote that it was my husband's birthday. I think they gave us the best table in the house. Everything was perfect!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways superior food and serviceAlways superior food and service with an ocean
View.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI had requested a table inI had requested a table in the quite part of the restaurant . They fixed me up with a patio table next to the fireplace. It exceeded my expectations.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMastro's Seafood TowerStart with the Seafood Tower, enjoy the grilled Nova Scotia Lobster, Bone-In Filet, Lobster Mashed Potatoes and end with the Mastro's Butter Cake, and you will not go wrong. We had a large group, yet the service and timing was flawless. We ordered from the full menu, and the management and staff took care of our every whim. The phone call follow-up the next day was a nice touch.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI normally don't write reviewsI normally don't write reviews but felt compelled to in the case of Mastro's OC. I was out in the area for a work conference and went to Mastro's with my wife and a business associate. We had a great table with a view of the ocean. We all had bone-in filets and they were cooked to perfection - 2 medium rares & 1 rare plus. Our server also suggested adding on a jumbo prawn to each of our orders and we were not disappointed! The wine list was exceptional and were very happy with our selection. After dinner, we went to the bar for an after dinner drink and Jay was great! Try the Manhattan!! The next morning I received a call from Mastro's thanking us for joining them for dinner - nice touch!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth every pennyMy wife and I made reservations at Mastro's Ocean Club on the occasion of our wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived we received 5-star treatment. The host who seated us made a last-minute adjustment when we asked for a different table. Our server and his team were just outstanding. Personable yet professional. Mastro's is pricey, but in our opinion worth every penny. The food was outstanding (we both said our respective fish entrees were the best we had ever had) and the pace of service was perfect. We will definitely return, whether it's for a special occasion or for no reason at all except to enjoy outstanding food and exceptional service.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ambience, food,Wonderful ambience, food, live music, (really, she sang Susan Tedesci), and bar drinks, (albeit way too expensive), this restaurant deserves 5 stars. If your able too, request Katie as your server too absolutely make your dining experience outstanding.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBeing that it was our firstBeing that it was our first visit we really enjoyed our dinner and night out for our anniversary. Thank you for an over all great experience!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen to many Mastro's butBeen to many Mastro's but this one is by far the best. It was a perfect evening!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCouldn't be better ..Great night. The food was outstanding as usual. The atmosphere and the service were amazing.
The restaurant catered for my special request to celebrate a special occasion for a special person.
You guys did a great job and you are just raising the bar so high that make it easy for s to say "Mastro's is the BEST, in everything".
The call the next day to "Thank us for our visit" was an amazing touch. Made us feel special
Special thanks to Katie (Our Server). Impeccable service, great personality and made our special night even more special. Thanks.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were on vacation from theWe were on vacation from the UK, and found Mastros as a late find, having done so we were very pleased we did. Food and the extensive wine list offered excellent choice. Service was very good, excellent menu knowledge warm and welcoming. Thanks to all staff.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDamon was an excellent andDamon was an excellent and attentive server.
The day after, I received a phone call from the hostess thanking us for coming in and hoping to see us again soon. Awesome!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very positive experience.We had a very positive experience. We had never been to Mastro before and found it by looking for rack of lamb in Orange County(it was what the birthday boy wanted). Everything was fantastic! The food was great, steaks cooked perfectly, beautiful ocean view and the service was very good. The prices are pretty high, but definitely worth it for a special occasion. We definitely will return to dine again.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great. FabulousConsistently great. Fabulous birthday, felt special, loved everything.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this restaurant.We love this restaurant. That said, our most recent visit was not up to par. We started with great appetizers of sashimi and mussels. Both perfectly prepared. The mussels were more than enough for two.First, be aware that a good section of the restaurant is dimly lit. So out comes a 32 ounce bone in ribeye to share along with mushrooms and a one pound potato. The steak is so full of grizzle and the room so dark that we cannot see well enough to navigate to the edible portion. We finally give up and inform our server. She offers to replace, inform the chef, etc. The maitre d' removes the charge from our tab and sends us home with a complimentary steak. A class joint!!!!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointedAnother memorable visit to a restaurant that has never once disappointed. Many restaurants serve good food in portions so small that your tastebuds are left more pleased than your stomach. Not Mastro's. Generous portions of delicious food leave you with a nice black bag of food to take home.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMthe best....Its was the best. The service was five star. The food was awesome. Loved everything about it.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined here only twice. TheWe have dined here only twice. The first time the server was arrogant, slow to serve and truly ruined the experience. After receiving a GC we returned. The experience was everything a fine dining experience should be thanks to a friendly server who providd service at the right times and left us alone otherwise. Thank you Wynessa ( shoot I hope I got her name right)3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM#Awesome&friendly staff...#impressi#Awesome&friendly staff...#impressive food portions... #Great live music...# love love... Butter cake #Yum!!! I had an awesome birthday!! Will defo be back!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMJoyce TakedaImpeccable service, delicious food - we will definitely be back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good ! Great for a specialVery good ! Great for a special occasions, Very friendly and accommodating staff...
Bar was nice, but nowhere to stand and or sit with your drink, they had turned all of the cocktail tables into dining tables. Everyone at the bar was eating so no movement to sit down. The live music however, was a very enjoyable...3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDecided to go to Mastro'sDecided to go to Mastro's for a special night while visiting Laguna and it exceeded my expectations. Food was perfect and te service was above and beyond. Went out of their way to accommodate my request for a seat with a view, our server, Robert, made excellent recommendations and really helped make the evening, and the service was just all around great. We will definitely return on our next trip to the area3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks RyanI recently dined here with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday. This is our second year in a row doing so and it seems to get better and better. Last year Chris waited on us and did a spectacular job, he even remembered us this year when he saw us at the bar enjoying some drinks. Ryan was our server this year and he was fantastic, service was on point and throughout our dining experience he anticipated our every need. The seafood tower was impressive with the dry ice, nice touch. The hot towels that followed was a must and also perfect. Our appetizers were delishious, spicy sashimi tuna, and beef carpaccio. Yes please. Dinner then came out, bone in filet, bone in ribeye, both cooked to a perfect warm red center. Desserts, awesome.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst class service and food.First class service and food. Thank-you call the following day added a classy touch.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth it!It is a fun and eclectic restaurant, the food is superb and nicely prepared, they try to innovate.
The place is nicely decorated and the illumination is perfect.
Alejandra Fogarty3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccable service and firstImpeccable service and first class all the way around!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything was top-notch.everything was top-notch. great place to watch beautiful women. Even my wife was admiring them and she's beautiful herself.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything here is great butEverything here is great but be ready for EXTREMELY high prices. Cocktails average $15 and up for their signature drinks and all entrée dishes don't come with any sides and they average $30 and up. Because we had a very large bill dining with two others we received a thank you call the next day for dining with them! Have to say that's great marketing!2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMloud but the good food was worth itIt was incredibly loud, but our waiter was great, the food was cooked to perfection, and I would return.12/28/2012 12:00:00 AMHigh energy , try to avoidHigh energy , try to avoid sitting in the bar area, too many people standing over you , lemon sole was great , they called me and thank us for coming.. First time that has ever happened12/20/2012 12:00:00 AM