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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$60 - US$80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, 有泊車位, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 7 September 2022

We are beyond disappointed in Mastros for a variety of reasons. Unless you are 95 years old OR your taste buds no longer work I would suggest going to a better and more quality restaurant... Like WATER GRILL right across the street. We received a...gift card from an employer 4-5 years ago and finally found time (and energy) to use our gift card. After checking in and ordering two drinks that came to $50+ we were told that our $150 gift card only had $.50 CENTS left on it. After the manager did some research, we were then told that our gift card was fraudulently used at a Mastro's in Florida the month prior (despite being purchased at this Costa Mesa location). We were upset but figured that Mastro's would handle the situation appropriately by providing a new gift card or at least crediting our meal the $150 (our meal was going to be $300+). Instead the GM came by and said that there was nothing that they could do to help, and passed along a 800# to file a complaint. He said that this "happens all the time" with their gift cards and that they would not credit our meal for the amount that was originally on the card. Unreal actually.... Mastro's has steaks that are $150 each and they cannot honor a gift card that was fraudulently used (probably by someone in-house) for that amount? The food and drinks are both subpar and there are SO many better options in the area to choose from. If we didn't have the gift card we would have never come in the first place. The GM had zero ounce of professionalism and was very rude to my husband and I who are both local to Costa Mesa. We have shared our feedback with all of our local friends and will not ever be back (even if we get a new card).More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

Went with my girlfriend to the Beverly Hills location on a Saturday night. A place this expensive should not be crowding people in like they are. It was so crowded and loud. Also they should have more of a dress code. Looked like a tourist...trap where few people of actual class and means would ever dine. Some guys were in sloppy jeans and gang looking clothes. The prices on food are out of hand. Food was ok, but when you’re paying 70 bucks for a steak they should at least throw you a vegetable or potato without soaking you for another 15-20 bucks. Drinks were good and strong and large and were between $17 and $23 for cocktails and the martinis were the best value. The food was decent but no better than say Texas Roadhouse BBQ. Apps were way overpriced. If you’re going to charge like that, then present something worth the money. None of it, food, atmosphere, decor, view was worth it. And it wasn’t romantic at all. Take your girl out somewhere else and give your money to a place that’s at least making an effort.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

It was so good I went back the next night!! Excellent steaks, great bar service! The dress code isn’t as tight as advertised.You can be a little more relaxed at the bar. The bartender informed me that T shirts are certainly unacceptable, as they should...be!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022

We visited Mastro's Costa Mesa on Aug 6, 2022 for a repeat visit. The service was great. Waiters were informed, friendly, prompt and checked in without being obtrusive. The salads were fine. The filet was prepared perfectly and was exactly as expected. But, the 22oz...bone-in ribeye was one of the worst steaks I've ever had. It was full of gristle which made it mostly inedible. It wasn't even easy to cut with a steak knife. Among the reasons to go to a steakhouse like is Mastro's is for the experience and a delicious, perfectly prepared steak. Sadly, my steak was anything but.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022

Very good food and lovely interior. A bit dark on the interior and pricey out the door, but a very special place loved by many.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

We sat at the bar. Devon ended up being our bartender. He was negligent. Ignored us for customers sitting right next to us. So obvious. Worst experience here to date. This was my birthday and it’s a very expensive meal. We are long standing customers...customers. It was my birthday. I’m going to share my viewpoint. This was discrimination. Black against white. Devon is black. He was so obviously disrespectful. Seems this is the norm now. Manager tried to make this right. We appreciate that. And Sarah was wonderful.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere and excellent bartenders. However the clientele was less than par. Dress code was not enforced. So lots of hip hop street wear and beach attire. Service was great but the Tomahawk steak was terribly cooked. Sent food back 3 times and chef still...could not get it right. Over priced for poor culinary skills.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 March 2021

I had high expectations, had never been there before! The food was horrible! My husband loves steak and he could hardly eat it! (To the tune of $67!). My Chilean Seabass was only soso! (To the tune of $58!). Squeezing lemon on it made it...ok! Served with no sauce or garnishes! after a $22 martini, 2 glasses of ok wine, two side dishes to share, four people, no appetizer nor dessert, the bill was upwards of $400! Will never return!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2020

We didn’t yet hit our 90 minute time limit. Lights came on. Music stopped. My husband played a great selection on his phone until we finished our $400 plus wine and our dessert and coffee arrived. To add to the hospitality the ladies room had...a dozen half used toilet paper roles under the sinks and clearly had no attention for a while with paper towels filling waste baskets .The elevator certificate expired in May 2019. The servers were awesome and made the evening. The food was excellent . Cooked perfectly and was delicious. The outdoor dining was perfect. We will return for our server and the waitstaff. I will take the stairs. And ensure that to keep the ambience not order dessert or coffee. Especially when seated late.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 5 July 2020

Since Covid we have been ordering their 22 bone in Rib eyes togo. They include the rub and directions. We cast iron pan sear them and then finish in the oven and they are perfect everytime. Better quality than you can buy in any grocery...including Costco. Definitely worth the price $45. Its a deal.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 25 April 2020 via mobile

For so long, I've wanted to try Mastros; especially after seeing their signature Warm Butter cake plastered all over Instagram. The menu always looked delicious and the locations beautiful, so we headed off to the Costa Mesa one as it was closest to where we...were staying. It's a beautiful location and the interior design is gorgeous and otherworldly (the wait staff wear white tuxedos). Not only were we greeted by the hostesses immediately, but also by the most incredible smells of yummy food being prepared. We were shown to our table (almost needed a flash light as it's pretty dark inside) and started scanning the extensive menu. It's a little pricey to be honest, but this is definitely a place you go to for an occasion rather than a "Tuesday night." While looking through the menu, we got a basket of beautiful, tasty breads. I ordered the smoked salmon starter which was a massive platter of salmon and mini toasts with cucumber and red onion and a cream cheese kind of spread. It was really good. And for the main meal, I ordered the salmon with a side of their regular Mac n Cheese. OMG. Sooooo delicious. It's everything I heard it was. Even though this filled us up pretty good, the main reason for trying here, was the Signature Warm Butter Cake and so we just had to share one. It is BEYOND incredible. It is unlike anything else I've ever tasted and it came with ice cream too. To me, I love the combo of hot and cold together, and this made it into one of the best desserts I've ever had anywhere. It really is something special (and it's huge). Overall ... If all Mastros are like this one, I'll go back again and try another location too. The staff were all so friendly (not like at places where you just know they're wanting a big tip), and everyone knew exactly which diner ordered which dish and just placed it in front of us without question. They even come after the main meal and brush any crumbs off the table and take them away. It really was a fantastic restaurant and food experience. Yes, just slightly pricey, and this locale was a little bit too dark (hence not amazing pictures, sorry), but I would never hesitate to eat here - or another locale - again because it really is a good night out (until you pay the valet bill, lol).More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Maestro's is one of the best steakhouses around. They have a nice valet area in front of the house and we observed how they carefully parked our Lamborghini. The food is as good as it gets. They have an amazing selection of steaks and other...delicious items on the menu. The prices are very high, expect to pay several hundred dollars for 2 people if you order steak, wine, dessert, etc. We go there for special occasions only and it has never let us down. If you can afford it, definitely check it out!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

I had the Norwegian salmon and it was very good. I would certainly recommend it. I am trying to cut down on red meat and this place certainly has many options. They accommodated us even though we did not have reservations. The wait staff were...very prompt and courteous.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020

My friends and I went to the theatre to see a matinee and made reservations for after the play. This place is very pricey and for us was a one time thing for a special occasion but we were very glad we came! The staff...and service was impeccable, the food was delicious and the ambiance very pleasant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

I will need to visit again in order to find good things to say. Unfortunately this trip disappointed on almost every level. Handling o those waiting to be seated, accuracy of order taking, noise level everywhere in the restaurant, high price for parking, long wait...to collect car, high price for corkage, more. The food, when correct, was good. The lobster bisque may have been the best Id ever had.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
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