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: 7607766777x
  • 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
187 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (131)vibrant bar scene (110)romantic (81)notable wine list (70)fit for foodies (67)hot spot (61)good for groups (43)neighborhood gem (34)late-night find (24)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Better the first time we came
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The service was good. My porterhouse steak was cooked just right but very undersized compared to the last visit. My guest ordered the pork loin. It was raw in the middle and had to be sent back. I was ok after it came back. They brought if back on a new plate but kept the scalloped patatoes that were on the plate. The iceberg wedge was the best item that night. For the price, we would expect a lot more that we got.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good deal in the desert
    Kwbear
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We always enjoy Mastro's everyplace we have eaten at one all over the country. This one on El Paseo is a happening bar scene, it's a bit loud for fine dining for my taste but not a deal breaker and I will def. go again. The summer special that consisted of a salad/app. Main course, two sides and dessert was a great deal, all for $55. And $10 cosmos... A great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak dinner
    Solvang
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The tomohawk steak was split by both of us and wow! It came out still sizzling on the plate and was massive looking. We dug in and were not disappointed. Then for desert we had the pecan alamode.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor compared to previous visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our dining experience left us wanting more. We went for our 10 yr anniversary and felt like we were somewhat ignored. We had a wonderful experience last yr for a B-day celebration so we know what it could have been. We were so disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Celebration Dinner
    DandAfabdining
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A group of friends and I went for dinner to celebrate recent professional advancements. They ordered off of the prix fix menu and I had the sea bass. Everything was cooked perfectly and the sides of brussel sprouts and creamed spinach were tasty. Good wine, lots to choose from for every palate and price range. The signature dessert, Buttercake, was so yummy and the creme brulee was excellent! The bar had live music, but was on the louder side, so we opted to dine in the nearby dining area where we could still enjoy the music, but carry on a conversation without having to shout. I would love to return the next time I visit Palm Desert!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have to visit!
    TemeculaBen
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Atmosphere was great with band playing in the bar but it wasn't too loud in the dining room. Service is superb and the food is amazing. Will be back many times
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was great and the food
    jlinindio
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    the summer $55 special was a good deal arrived early and had fun at the bar the server remembered us from a month ago-and was very friendly and efficient
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What more can we say?????
    Michael
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Mastro's has outdone itself again and again and again! The steaks were excellent! The service was beyond excellent! The desserts are to die for........sadly I'm so full from dinner that I can't truly gorge myself with buttercake!!!! The sad part?? I have to drive or fly 423 miles from Santa Cruz CA to enjoy this type of food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed Elegance
    carebear9577
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Mastros is very classy, very elegant and very high end yet layed back at the same time. The bar was rather packed. Lots of people and a small band playing. Great wine and cocktail list. Lots of food options to choose from. A very typical steakhouse. Personally, I've had better steaks elsewhere. These steaks are grassfed. I do NOT prefer that. I feel like the meat tastes like the grains/grass the cow ate. That's just not my preference. Everyting else was pretty amazing though!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    maest
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Once again, this restaurant is consistently great with outstanding food and service. The bone in fillet is the new favorite of our party each time - worth the extra $. No matter how busy they are (and they always are), you are never made to feel rushed. Continues to be the best spot in the valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Amazing food and service. Waiters were awesome. Pre fix menu is an amazing value for what you get. Overall excellent night. Can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #1 SteakHouse
    lilo42VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Mastro's in Palm Desert is one of our favorite restaurants. We feel everyone is cognizant & pays great attention to detail, all food & their customers. From the girls who greet you @ the door, waitresses, bussers, bar-tender, musicians, & last but not least the GM Michael Martinez along with Rebecca-Natalie-Noe Mgrs. Our food has always been cooked to perfection! Kudos to the chef. Thank you, Lilo Cooper
    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 LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our server, Eddie, was the best we've ever had!! The food was good, as usual, but the service we had made the whole evening just perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Onion Soup
    DesertDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant takes good care of you from moment you walk through the doors. The service is equal to the food preparation: excellent A bit on the pricy side but quality requires that. The best onion soup I've had, great steaks, and a romantic place to bring someone special.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jlinindio
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    great new restaurant in the desert service was excellent will be going back again food was great no problems
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was excellent and prepared properly. The service was outstanding. We can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    DesertDivaRLPCC
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Happy Hour to dining. Always the best! Love the warm Butter Cake and whipped cream. It's awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Riri
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Brussel spouts undercooked, asparagus overcooked, filet not seasoned properly. It may be this Mastro's that isn't up to par as friends have said they has great food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was great, live band awesome
    Englishman
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    the staff was very nice and professionals well as the manager coming over to check on "things". We celebrated my wives b-day and the staff made her feel so happy. We also thought we were listening to the radio, but in fact it was the live band.(The Trebles). incredible evening and can not wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pathetic
    DesireeinpsVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Can't cook a steak if a gun was to their head. I'm not usually someone who gives a third chance let alone fourth and fifth. I love this place for the bar and the butter cake and usually the service. This night I was so disgusted I couldn't even eat the butter cake I just has to leave before I embarrassed my husband. The entertainment is awesome and mostly so is the service. I'll stick to cocktails until they can find a broiler that can cook a steak as ordered.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    sandy0309
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    love it!! Service was great!!! loved the food I had the pork chop and it was excellent the Cosmo Martini was super good and the presentation of the martini was unique, I would go back with friends or to a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to celebrate in PS!
    RosieBVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Mastro's offers great steaks in all the locations I have visited-- Beverly Hills, Monarch Bay and Palm Desert. Dinner Friday evening at the Palm Desert location was fabulous. From the welcoming by the Valet, to the ladies behind the Resv Desk to our Server, Christie, we enjoyed a fabulous evening. Food couldn't have been better; and our surprise birthday dessert topped off an evening to remember! (This occured from a very keen observation on the part of our server.) The bar was jumping with a happy, well dressed crowd and an entertainer with a good voice. The restaurant provided a great Friday nite out in the "Desert". But it is certain to be just as wonderful any night of the week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st class spot
    grindtime
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Been here before for happy hour, this time I was celebrating my 6th year wedding anniversary. Everyone was professional, food was awesome and has a great time
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoygoodfood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The over all experience was great. I expected truly outstanding steaks. Unfortunately the steaks fel a bit short of the mark. I was told that the steaks were better than Morton's. They weren't. I would rate Morton's steaks to slightly better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday night @ Mastro's
    lilo42VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Michael Martinez & Noe are amazing, Superstar Managers. The girls at the front door invite you into the restaurant with huge welcoming smiles. All waitresses & servers are excellent! The singers are fun, & add great ambiance. The food is always outstanding. Thank you, Lilo Cooper
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steakhouse in the valley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fine dinning at the BEST. One of the best steaks I have ever had. Soon to be the top restaurant in the valley. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was my third visit to Mastro's. The first two were exceptional so I invited six friends to dinner to celebrate my Husband's birthday. After raving about how wonderful this restaurant was, I was embarassed by the lack of service, warm not hot, dried out filet and dirty plates left on the table. I still left a 20 percent tip to the staff because I felt that the service was a lack of training or supervision from management. And yes in the middle of the evening, I did speak to a Manager but it didn't get any better. I was disappointed and none of the guests from my party will be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our first time at one of their restaurants but I am sure it will not be the last. Their price fixed dinners sound expensive at $55 but they are a great deal given the choices and the quality of the food. We each got the 8 ounce petite fillet and that is $39 a la carte. The head waiter was terrific and the supporting staff very helpful and efficient. All in all a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hotshot1
    hotshot1
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We always love Mastros - fabulous food and awesome service. The bar can be a bit loud if you want a quiet dinner but it's a fun happening spot for any other time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last Minute Find
    GMendez1VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Absolutely enjoyed our dinner at Mastro's. My only complaint was the dark lighting. Outside of that, would definitely go back when I'm in Palm Springs area next year.... We searched locally for the a good restaurant, and had difficulty as we were "out" of season....then we found Mastro's and were very pleased....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs More than Five Stars
    Viennese
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a great special occasion restaurant. The music from the bar is pretty loud (a good duo, tho') but you can request a private room which is quieter. The prices are expensive but the food is worth every cent! Our friends had the prix fixe meals, which said the side dishes were personal size, but the wait staff brought family-style servings for us all to share. My husband rated his steak "excellent" and I loved my carpaccio. Have to give a superb rating to the wait staff - our waitress Amy (who is a Kristen Chenowith clone) asked each one of us personally if she could get us anything else. The side dishes weren't just set on the table; Amy served each of the six of us individually. It would be fun to just drop in for drinks, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience!
    fionaU
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband & I love visiting Mastro's when we're at our desert home. The staff is so kind, knowledgeable, & professional. The food is always outstanding. Our most recent visit was no exception. Thanks Mastro's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We are steak people. We've tried every steakhouse in Southern California and we come back to Mastros continuously. The service, quality of steak, appetizers, drinks, and desserts are impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner
    lesb
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    we took our kids and had the special menu that they offered - the food was very good - lobster mashed potatoes and gorgonzola mac n' cheese - together with a great piece of meat - cooked to perfection - served on a sizzling hot plate!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very accommodating to our party with excellent and attentive staff. Thank you for a great meal!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PATERA
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was ok, I ordered the double cut pork chop, and it was tough. The ambience was loud live band was playing in the bar. The restaurant itself was nice. The wait staff was on not very hospitable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Simply the best steak I've ever eaten. Service was attentive with being intrusive, food was excellent. A very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Good quality food and the place was jumping. I went with my wife another couple and had a great dinner. They also had live music going on in the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst Mastro's Experience Ever.
    206mlVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was my wife's first trip to a Mastro's (I've been to the Scottsdale and Irvine locations a few times each) and we were very excited. However our experience was awful. The place was empty and wait times to get plates cleared, our orders, beverage refills, the check, etc were all awful. The shrimp tower took so long to come out that the dry ice flow no longer worked. The twice baked and loaded baked potatoes were cold. I'd expect this experience from Sizzler, not Mastro's. Especially when one pays a significant price for a nice dinner for two. Hopefully this is rectified so no one else goes through it. It's unfortunate to pay a couple hundred bucks for such a bad experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • indiojrr-mastros
    indiojrr
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time at this restaurant that we have been wanting to visit. It did not disappoint. Service was superb, food excellent and attention to detail perfect. Best vodka martini ever, delicious tender steaks and wonderful side dishes. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate