Mastro's Steakhouse - Palm Desert
lighting in the room we werelighting in the room we were in needs improvement or they need to supply flashlites for customers5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTouch of class in Palm DesertPalm Desert is growing up. As a fan and regular of Mastro's Beverly Hills, it's great to see that the Palm Desert branch of the best Steak restaurant in the country got everything right. They hit all the right notes, including FANTASTIC live entertainment. Went for my Mother's Birthday, probably the best service I've ever had in the Coachella Valley, and of course the food was the ne plus ultra of steak. After all, it's Mastro's-and they MORE than lived up to the name. If you want somewhere memorable to go for a special occasion, or just the best meal in Palm Desert, look no further.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMService was impeccable!This was our second visit to Maestro's and this time was better, but still not fantastic. We started with the burrata and heirloom salad. Half of the tomatoes were so hard they could not be cut with a regular knife. The salmon entrée was so overcooked that it was beyond dry. I ordered the scallops appetizer as my entrée and they were good. Our guest had the bone-in filet and it was better than average. The asparagus was awesome and they tailored a meal for my 4-year old daughter. Our service was phenomenal! Kendra was super attentive and helpful. On both of the dishes that were sub-par, she immediately remedied the situation. The wine that Kendra recommended from our two top choices was amazing as well. Overall, we had a nice dinner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go backWe were reluctant to try Mastro's in Palm Desert because of the reviews. But we went anyway to try it for ourselves. It was fabulous! Just goes to show you -- you can't believe what you read on those sites. The service was gracious and friendly. They seated us right away. The food was so good. The tomato burrata and filet were excellent, along with the sides. We ate way too much. Oh and the martini's are perfect. Of course the warm butter cake is out of this world. We will return at every occasion we can.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but noisyFood and service were top notch. Blows away Mortons and Ruth Chris. Only drawback is that it is noisy and tough to converse. Still a great place to try if you love an great steak house. Must haves: Bone in Filet, Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Seafood Tower and the Butter Cake. The Butter Cake is simply the best dessert that I have ever tasted in my entire life. No joke!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFriday night !To be disappointed that our requested table was delayed in opening was easily overcome by an even better table made available through the efforts of Zachary. The waitress Corrina was terrific as we're her assistants.
Mastros will continue to get my support as long as they stay energetic to the customer demands.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined at 2 other MaestrosI have dined at 2 other Maestros in So. Cal., again my first time in Palm Desert, always just superb.
Thanks, you should do well
Doug J.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat celebration venueWe had our first experience at Mastro's Thursday night, to celebrate our 33rd anniversary.. Needless to say, we were treated like royalty! No less than 5 employees wished us happy anniversary!! Our server, David, was exceptional!! Our crab cocktail, veal chop and sea bass was perfection!! David treated us to a very special piece of anniversary cake!! We concluded our Mastro's evening by stopping in the bar for an after dinner drink. Very vibrant with attentive bartenders and a fun singing duo. Great night!!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you can't go to Peter LugersIf you can't go to Peter Lugers in Brooklyn or Great Neck NY,this is as close as it gets.
Best steak house in the Palm Springs area.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat bar!Service is always great. Loved the duo providing the music. The food was good, but if you're really a sushi eater, would not order the hamachi. Way to expensive for the quality and the amount you get.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMarco is outstanding!We had a birthday dinner and Marco was top notch! He kept the drinks flowing, taking time to pour and repour drinks. He made sure that the food came out in a timely manner. We didn't feel rushed. With a party of 6 Marco made each person feel welcome and tended to everyones needs individually.
Oh! And my husband said it was the best steak he has ever....EVER had! That says a lot!
The seafood tower was fresh and tasty. Lobster mashed potato to die for! Rack of Lamb was the size of my 2 fists. I can't rave enough about the food and service!
It puts the other steakhouses to shame.
We love Love LOVE MAESTRO'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite haunt!WE WERE A PARTY OF 4, ORDERED STEAK, CHICKEN, & SEAFOOD… SERVICE WAS IMPECCABLE! PATRICK, IS AN AMAZING GM, AND ASSURES ALL GOES CORRECTLY IN EVERY AVENUE OF HIS BUSINESS, BEGINNING AT THE FRONT DESK. EVERYONE IS AMAZING AND PROFESSIONAL. WE LOVE MASTRO'S AND GO THERE AS OFTEN AS OUR SCHEDULE ALLOWS.
LILO COOPER5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING!The food was amazing, the service was amazing..... we highly recommend this! :)5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the third MastrosThis is the third Mastros we've been to and the food is incredible!! Arizona is our go to. The service was perfection! I wasn't wild about the little tight dining rooms. That did not appeal and our table was very near the servers station which I don'
t love. Even with that, we will be back as the service and food were superb. This is a great boost for one of our favorite cities and the next time we're in town we'll be in for another great evening.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood SteakhouseReally good steakhouse. Prices are on the high side, but the quality of the food and the attentive service made this a really nice dinner. The wine list is good, not great...but the standard list has plenty of options...no need to go to the reserve list.
Our last visit to Mastro's was sub-par, but it appears that the staff and management have settled in nicely.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMastro's never disappoints,Mastro's never disappoints, hope for a future location in the San Diego area where we are from. LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant!!!! We brought friends with us who could not stop taking about the amazing food!!!!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious this timeFood was delicious this time around ! Halibut was very good but I don't recommend the sea bass. Steak was cooked perfect and very good . Great wine list and desent price list . Service was excellent .4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thought the service wasWe thought the service was above and beyond. Michael was an excellent waiter. The staff couldn't have been kinder to us. The food was great and yes I would return4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRidiculously good.Amazing! You must splurge and get the Tomahawk! We will be back soon!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMclass act by a resturant and staffI have had the pleasure of dining on numerous occasions at your incredible resturant, the food ,service and ambiance is many steps above anything in our valley.
Sunday i brought in a party of seven for a dual birthday celebration and also show off what i have been telling my guest about the excellence of the food( they are Ruth Cris junkies).
The majority ordered steaks at my recommendation and to my shock my steak and one of the junkies was mediocre at best. I called this to the attention of our server and additional steaks were made to replace what we were served. A young lady manager interveined, apologized and picked up the whole bill, and although this is not what i wanted to happened, i was most impressed on her insistence.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMJust excellent. IncludingJust excellent. Including the courtesy call the following day to insure we had a positive dining experience. Noise an issue, request to be seated in one of the more private rooms away from the bar area, otherwise--no conversation is possible due to noise. Due to this a rating of 4 stars not 5, very hard to make that decision.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSheila's birthdayThe food was outstanding little confusion with drinks. Our server did a very good job considering how crowded
We were at a table in the corner. We also found it a little loud in the bar area.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was excellent; however,Our food was excellent; however, the atmosphere is very unappealing. Three large dining rooms, very dark, drapes at the entryways. Not a romantic setting for someone celebrating an anniversary/birthday/special occasion.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, impeccable service!Had dinner there and was a little hesitant after a few negative reviews on Yelp. I'm so glad I ignored the negative reviews! I was seated promptly (I had rsvp. The waiter offered us drinks right away, i had the suggested lemon drop martini, it was delicious! The flavor was incredible! I ordered the bone-in filet mignon and the taste was incredible and cooked to perfection. I also really liked that they had a lot of sides to choose from. Overall, great experience and can't wait to go back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was great andOur experience was great and you will see me again soon.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPalm Desert GemExcellent dinner of steaks, salad, and potatoes. The atmosphere was perfect - enough for conversation and enjoying the live music.
Great find in the desert.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful special 80th celebrationWe took my dad for his 80th. The first table was by the bar and we couldn't hear. We requested a second table and they moved was to a smaller table in another room. Our waiter was fantastic and we loved that we each shared a steak and they grilled each order to perfection.. We loved thecreamedspinach and,o ster mash potatoes too.
Ps the dessert was great with his name too andyoudid t charge us. Fantastic experience !!!!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE BEST RESTAURANT THAT HASTHE BEST RESTAURANT THAT HAS HAPPENED TO PALM DESERT IN A LONG-LONG TIME!
ONE OF OUR FAVORITES!
PATRICK & HIS ENTIRE STAFF ARE AMAZING! ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.
LILO COOPER4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAll in all it was a greatAll in all it was a great dining experience. The bone-in Filet was outstanding - the best I've ever eaten! Side dishes were enough for 4 people to share. The only down side was the noise level. We were seated by 2 large groups who were loud and we could barely hear ourselves talk. For some the lighting level could prove difficult. I believe waiters have flashlights if one is needed. I would definitely return to Mastro's!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA FavoriteWe've been there several times since it opened and are never disappointed. We always look forward to going there.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfully prepared steaks,Wonderfully prepared steaks, as ordered; generous in portion. Sides also of magnanimous quantity and tasty. Salads are bland and uninspiring.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service at Mastro'sThe food and service at Mastro's was excellent. The presentation was elegant and prompt. The only draw back was the noise level and a very crowded bar (meat market) that was standing room only. This new, since November, steakhouse was pricy with and expensive and large wine selection. The drinks were well crafted. We will go again since we thoroughly enjoyed our meal, but we will go early. Late it is a mob scene. I think there have been several restaurants previously in Mastro's space and I hope Mastro's makes it in the current location. Mastro's is a small but growing chain of steakhouses. All in all our experience was excellent.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly SurprisedI was actually surprised how good the food was. I have always chose Ruth's Chris and Morton's when choosing a steak restaurant, but figured we would give this one a shot. Needless to say, this will be our top choice everytime.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a reservation for theWe had a reservation for the lounge for Party of 4 but they did not reserve a table for us in the lounge. I had been there before and seen reserved signs on tables and was told they were expecting people at a certain time. They did not give us this same service. They told us we would have to wait one hour which was unacceptable. We convinced them to give us a table for two that funny enough did have a reserved sign on it and we squeezed in and made that do.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best steak restaurantsOne of the best steak restaurants I have ever been to. The bone in filet was outstanding. Quiet room available. The main dining room was energetic. A must if you are looking for a high-end outstanding quality steak restaurant.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA steakhouse's steakhouseMastros is very good at being what it is: a steakhouse.The steaks are the highpoint (we had Kansas City Strip and filet mignon, from a list of a dozen cuts), of excellent quality, extremely well cooked. Sides are delicious, if limited in range (potatoes of various kinds, creamed spinach, etc.). Our waiter was helpful (one of us has food sensitivites), polite, and attentive without being intrusive. The wine list is impressive, as is the number of wines by the glass, but cheap it ain't. Age apartheid has wrinklies and crumblies parked in rather sepulchral small side rooms; while the young & energetic whoop it up in the (very loud) bar area.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best food I haveSome of the best food I have ever had! Really one of the best restaurants in the desert.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe highlight of our vacation!I took my boyfriend there while on vacation and it was the highlight of our trip. The sautéed shrimp appetizer was phenomenal! We also shared the chopped salad, the Chef's cut bone in rib-eye, macaroni and cheese and the scalloped potatoes. Everything was amazing!! The deserts are a must as well. The service was fantastic as well as the romantic but fun atmosphere. It is my new all time favorite restaurant. I can't wait to go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDaveHad a 8 PM reservation and did not get sat until almost 9, and the food did not arrive until 10. The manager on duty went above and beyond and comp'd our entire meal for the inconvenience. We will definately go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding.The food was outstanding. The lighting was extremely poor, hard to read the menu.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Dining Experience!!!Every detail from our inital greeting, our appetizers, our entree's to Mastro's amazing desserts, was absolutely perfect!! Our server, "Noe" was incredible. General Manager Patrick Barrett and his team hit a "home run" with our experience!! When you're dining in the Desert, include Mastro's in your dining "can't miss" destinations!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived early to have drinkWe arrived early to have drink in the bar and the bar was packed! Great service from the friendly greeting when we arrived, to the bar staff and and the wait staff. The food was amazing, and the wine list was extensive as well as a well stocked bar.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant. Very casualGreat restaurant. Very casual atmosphere because the restaurant being in Palm Springs.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Mastro'sWe love, love Mastro's. It's our favorite place to go in PD.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding restaurant. ServiceOutstanding restaurant. Service and food were excellant. Marcos the waiter was terrific.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the best dining experienceThis was the best dining experience I've ever had. Totally worth the money. Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Ordered the bone in fillet medium- THE BEST steak I've ever had in my life-along with the sauteed spinach and the chopped salad which also was amazing. Will definitely be returning to this location and would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a night to remember.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again the food was outstandingOnce again the food was outstanding and the service excellent. A real treat. We celebrated my parents birthday and Mastros brought out an amazing dessert platter with candles. An unexpected surprise.
One of the best steak meals we have ever had.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe experience was overallThe experience was overall fantastic. I had the best bone-in filet I have EVER had. I started with the warm spinach salad which was also delicious. We brought our own wine and paid the $25 per bottle corkage fee. Their list is amazing though.
Awesome. Definitely will go back!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my husband to celebrateTook my husband to celebrate a special birthday and Mastro's did not disappoint. Food was fantastic, shared the heirloom salad as an appetizer. He had the rack of lamb, cooked perfectly. I had the salmon, huge filet portion, delicately seasoned. Brussel sprouts nice side dish. Butter cake with whipped cream, the ultimate end to a delicous dinner!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMKudos to Dave Man for ServiceHad a great experience more due to the service than the food. Sat in the small dining area with a wall between the bar and our table. Ordered fantastic wines but the music was so loud we had to ask to be moved. Had fabulous service from Dave Man ... he ensured we were seated at a quieter table and attended to us in a spectacular way. He immediately noticed that one of our parties rack of lamb was too rare and promptly took it to the kitchen and brought back lamb lollipops which our guest greatly appreciated. Kudos to Dave on paying close attention to us .. totally made the evening worth while ... cheers.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM