Mastro's Steakhouse - Palm Desert
Mastro's Steakhouse - Palm Desert

Mastro's Steakhouse - Palm Desert

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mastrosrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (760) 776-6777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Tajchman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Greene 7607766777x
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment & dancing nightly at the piano bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lupine Lane
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Mastro's Steakhouse - Palm Desert
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Mastro's Steakhouse - Palm Desert reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (107)vibrant bar scene (95)notable wine list (71)romantic (69)hot spot (64)fit for foodies (64)good for groups (53)neighborhood gem (32)late-night find (31)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Newlywed celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    My husband (of 3 days) & I came here as a final celebration to our recent wedding! We were not disappointed either!!!! The service was top-notch, the food was amazing & the butter cake!! Oh my, the butter cakes wrapped the entire experience up with a beautiful bow!!! We would definitely recommend to our family & friends!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top notch
    BrentEileenAlex
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    Top shelf experience from start to finish. Excellent diverse menu and wine list. Scallops with garlic toast appetizer was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Our dining experience at Mastros is always exceptional. One of our fav dining spots.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laura
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Food was good. Entirely too loud. Extremely pricey.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tommytourist
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Steak in the Desert Gorgeous bar area. Delightful entertainment. Great service. Salad excellent. Giant shrimp on ice - terrific! Large bone-in filet not as tender and tasteful as others, but certainly very nice. Extensive wine list. All in all, a good experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gary45
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We make it to Mastro's about three times annually, including the Thousand Oaks store, and everything is nearly perfect each time. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining!!
    Rick
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Have walked by this restaurant many times, stopped in to look at the menu, looked at the menu online, but just never made the big step to go there ... but a friend who is a big fan of the establishment called and said that this was where we were going, no argument. Very happy to have done so. Five of us altogther with a good mix of menu choices - my wife and I both had the bone-in ribeye - the best we have ever had, no doubt about it. Our friends had the filet - the side dishes were exceptional - mushrooms, lobster mashed potatoes - all just fabulous. Finished with key lime pie which was exceptional. Our servers with at their white-jacketed best, they understood the menu, explained it perfectly, and were most knowedgable about the wines, which we also enjoyed. Easy to recommend as the best high-end steakhouse we have ever enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My wife and I celebrated ouir 21st anniversary with a dinner at Mastros. Food, and especially the steak, was amazing. And our waiter went out of his way to make the night special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but a little disappointing
    Darkman4funVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Decent, not great food. Good service. Loud. VERY pricey.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent overall experience
    Tablereview
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Wonderful Experience for our group of four. The decor and seating so comfortable. Quality of steaks, Great tasting side dishes, delicious butter cake. Love the presentation of martini service too. Service impeccable and lounge entertainment on Friday night was fantastic. Beautiful Bar! We love celebrating special occasions often with our out of town friends at Mastro's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shopperVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We have been to other Mastro's many times. In fact we have been to the one in Palm Desert several times. Have always enjoyed our experience. This time, however, we were very disappointed. We ordered a 16-ounce New York steak to split. We have done this countless times before and always been pleased. When our steak arrived, already split, it looked so small that I questioned the waiter who in turn called for the manager (female--didn't get her name). She said "it does look a little small for 8 ounces each. I can make you another one but it will take 20-30 minutes. Not wanting to wait we kept what was served. She did say she would not charge us for drinks. That to me is no consolation since I do not drink. I think she was remiss in her duties as manager. My question/comment is: Why list the steak on the menu as a 16-ounce steak when in fact it was only 12-ounces. Needless to say, we did not enjoy this meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NashvilleVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We had a perfect filet and large stone crab claws. The presentation was fabulous. Perfect meal with great wine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We hosted a group of 9. This was our third visit to Mastro's in Palm Desert. The week before we had dinner at the Scottsdale Mastro's with a group of 19 that was excellent in every degree. In PD - the staff at the front door were very friendly and helpful. We had a nice table in the back that was good for a vibrant larger party. Service, while friendly, was slow and the server did not manage the order well. I have experienced and expect the server to make sure the side are adequate for the group - they were not and that- drinks are kept flowing - they were not. We had to ask for appetizers to be ordered after nearly an hour of waiting. The ahi dishes and lobster rolls were excellent. The carpaccio was dry and without flavor - the chicken dish was dry and the sole was not edible. We were very disappointed and hope these were just early season blips.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot spot!
    NuukeVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I've dined at several of the Mastros around the country and have never been disappointed. The food is always great, the places are beautiful and I'm thrilled with the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks...wish they had a HH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Amazing drinks! Great bar and entertainment...but you sure do pay for it! No happy hour :-(
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great quality food but pricy
    Bend14
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Good ambience but noisy as we were seated near the bar area. The acoustics didn't seem to seem to suppress the noise in the open room. Excellent wine selection and food albeit the uppricing of the wine seemed excessive at 2.5 times the store purchase price. Waiter was good although seemed stretched thin and delivery of the food a bit slow. All this said we enjoyed the dinner but some opportunities for improvement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I/2 sides and salads
    Shangrila
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Dependable Steakhouse. Many of the sides and salads come in 1/2 sizes and prices making it more affordable and consumable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always
    Cecygrr
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We felt brave and took our kids out for a nice dinner. Dinner was impeccable and they went out of their way to make out experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service for Mastro's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We are foodies and travel and dine out a lot..and found this Mastro's to be disappointing mostly due to the service. Lazy, slow, dis engaged service. We very rarely would write a review and complain but with all the options in Palm Springs for a great steak dinner, this I would hesitate to go back again. Ambiance is live but some rooms were large and cut off and confined. Like you were at the kids table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Andi
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The service did not meet the expectations of a dining experience that includes a pricey menu. With the average dining price per person $100 - (steak $45, salad $17, side $13) - one would expect excellent service. Waited 15 minutes before our waiter even came to our table, he never introduced himself, his manner was brusque and quick and not cordial. Every portion of the meal was delivered by another wait staff member - and the portions were just that delivered - almost placed on the table loudly, quickly - not presented. If the salads weren't so good, we probably would have walked out. The food was superb but having to ask for implements to eat with (dessert), never being asked if we would like another glass of wine was disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT EXPERERIENCE
    Heromusic
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was our first time at Mastro's in Palm Desert. We have been to the one in Beverly Hills many times. The service was excellent from beginning to end. First Class all the way around. Will return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; Club Scene
    ilovelaVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Mastro's in El Paseo is a very nice restaurant. There are no complaints about the food. Ordered spicy tuna sushi which was very good. Stekas are well seasoned and very good. My only caveat for the experience was on this Friday night the bar was more like a night club. The music was very loud. It was hard to have a conversation because we were seated in the large room adjacent to the bar. We should have asked to move to a quieter room but that would have meant a fairly long wait. While we adjusted to the noise is is something you should consider if dining at Mastro's. Clearly it is not a deterent. The restaurant was packed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect, as always.
    Anya
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    As always, perfect food, and impeccable service. Still at the top off my list of desert restaurants.
    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 LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timers
    Melanie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Mastro's. It was our first time going. It had been highly recommended by many of our friends. My husband is a steak person, and he had the bone in filet ... he said it was the best steak he has ever had. We ordered more than we could eat ... but it was all good. We definitely will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Forgettable dinner at Mastro's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is an elegant restaurant with incredible ambience and excellent service. One of the best martinis I have ever had in a restaurant and enjoyed it along with a delicious shrimp cocktail. Dinner was another matter. I ordered the NY strip steak, medium rare, @$55 and my wife ordered the sea bass @$49. The steak was served medium well and a bit on the greasy side; the sea bass did not resemble any that I have eaten in the past. It was about 1/2 " thick, 6" in diameter and rather tasteless. It was a birthday celebration and we did not want to ruin the evening by making an issue of the food. Would return to the bar for cocktails and appetizers, but dinner will be down the street at Sullivan's Steak House. The $$$$ are not justified.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Social Night out
    Brilliant
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Excellent table position. I love the feel of this place. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were reasonably priced - food was excellent. Singer could have done a few more spots
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th birthday at mastro's
    Nicko
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went to Mastro's for my 50th birthday, just my wife and I. Have been to Mastro's Newport Beach & Beverly Hills. The service was outstanding, the food was great. I tried the Bone Marrow appetizer for the first time in my life. The taste was good but there was very little to taste. Glad I tried it but next time I will get a seafood appetizer. We both had the lobster bisque, very good. My wife had the filet and I had twin lobster tails, both excellent! Cream Brulee for dessert, very creamy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maestros
    MomoVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I Like this restaurant , nice place , good service and very good ambiance
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Long narrow dining room. Burnt steak, expensive I have had better meals at Sizzler.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous every time.
    Anya
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    As always, Mastro's is amazing. It is my favorite place to dine in the desert. Whenever I am here, I've got a reservation. Can't find a better steak anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, 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.
  • Welcome to Palm Desert
    Brindle
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Enjoyed the evening at Mastro's celebrated my wifes 65th with good food, good drinks, and wonderful friends
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a typical Mastros
    NickieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been going to the Mastros in Beverly Hills for years now and even have been to the new one in Malibu, and the Palm Desert one does not compare. The food is unquestionably amazing but the noise level was ridiculous. The combination of live music, bad acoustics, extremely busy bar, and a couple of tables near me that decided that yelling across the room was appropriate. This is Mastros, a well known, high class restaurant. Who does that? Our service also lacked which was surprising. The waiter, though very nice, was quite slow and inattentive. Sadly, I have to say that I was quite disappointed and shocked that I had an experience like this at one of my very favorite steakhouse chains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best Steakhouse in So. Cal.
    FooddetectiveVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    If you have not visited a Mastro's Steakhouse, then you have not had steak. All USDA Prime beef, all cuts, and absolutely cooked and seasoned to perfection, and I mean perfection. Wonderful sea food menu, family style sides that can easily be shared by 3 or 4. The shrimp cocktail is just outstanding, served with 3 jumbo shrimp but you can add extra to order. The steaks are easily large enough to split with another. And the grand finale' extraordinaire is their Butter Cake, it is off the hook wonderful, served with a huge scoop of vanilla ice-cream and a side of house made whipped cream. The bars of each Mastro's are quite impressive (one look and you will know what I mean) and they serve all martinis in large shakers w/plenty to refill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak…but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    No question that the steaks are great at Mastro's. But, the dining room lacked intimacy even though it was small and it seemed too far from the action, like the fun group was in the other room. Also, $17 for a salad that had wilted iceberg lettuce is a crime. While the service was attentive (sometimes too attentive) our waitress was over the top, coming off as a little fake and overly friendly. It's expensive, and I'm wondering if it's really worth the money.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Is it possible? At a Masto's?!!
    VincentFoodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Love Mastro's, disappointed in Palm Desert. Been to Thousand Oaks/Beverly Hills/Malibu, nothing but great experiences/meals at those three; this one is NOT UP TO SNUFF. We both ordered the same steak "medium rare"; one was "medium rare", the other "medium well" - at a Mastro's?!! I was given a song and dance about human error and was educated about how some steaks are cut from a different part of the tenderloin, and.. blah, blah, blah; at a Mastro's?!! They comped me a dessert - but I'm a diabetic, left it on my plate. I went there for a delicious steak and didn’t get one. Palm Desert staff should dine at other Mastro's to see what excellence is expected by recurring diners. I mean.. how does a steak chef mess up a filet, at a Mastro's?!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    There are good to great steak houses in the desert....but none any better. The service is prompt but never rushed.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Br00klyn102
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A drink other than what I ordered was brought to me, and 10 mins later replaced. My husband ordered his steak medium rare, and I ordered mine medium. They were reversed. Overall disappointing considering it is somewhere we hold expectations in such a high regard, especially when it is somewhere we ONLY go to for special occasions, this time our 1st anniversary. And with my steak being wrong, my husband had finished his dinner before I got my corrected version. Not the most romantic dining experience for such a special event. Fail.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!
    hatrac35VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I can't say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. The service is exceptional and all the servers are extremely knowledgable about the menu. I always start with the Dungeness crab cocktail that's out of this world! This time I added two shrimp to the crab cocktail and they were HUGE and wonderfully flavored. For my entree I ordered the salmon blackened with Cajun seasoning and it was prepared perfectly! IF I had to say anything negative it would be the salmon wasn't as big of a serving as I'm used to expecting from mastro's and other steak houses. For a side I ordered the roasted Brussel sprouts which were simply prepared with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Overall another exceptional experience at Mastro's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    DrMooN
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Good foods & nice wine with great services One of the best restaurant in the valley.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but not the best value
    MichelleDM
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our dining experience at Mastro's was superb. Excellent wine list, delicious food, perfect service. Pricey menu, but we would return for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.