Mastro's Steakhouse - DC reviews


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Overall Rating

91% would recommend it to a friend
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by fiveonestar on September 22, 2018
Overall, Mastro’s is worth the money for a steakhouse. It was my first time dining here and my wife and I went for our wedding anniversary. We had a 9pm reservation and I expected a light crowd, however, it was a very lively atmosphere. Definitely more of a lounge feel on this night despite the dining room being separate from the bar. Not as intimate as I thought it would be. The website advised there was a business casual dress code but when we arrived the environment seemed to lend to a very less than business casual setting. Next time I will try booking an early evening reservation to see if the feel is different. For a steakhouse the meat prices are standard. I ordered a 22oz bone-in ribeye which cost approximately $60 dollars. Their sides are shareable and come in two sizes, so if you get the larger size it really can feed 2-3 people healthily. Unfortunately I didn’t try the butter cake (which seems to be their prized and very much talked about desert) because I just didn’t have room for it. The wait staff was very friendly. Two cocktails, crab cake appetizer, two 22oz bone-in ribeyes, basket bread, large Gorgonzola mac&cheese and sautéed wild mushrooms ran about $260. Well worth it for great tasting ribeye. They do try to sell their $15 variety steak butter but honestly it’s not worth it. Their steak is great and doesn’t require it any extra dressing. Maybe next time I will try it. Their bone-in ribeye is certainly top 2 I’ve ever had. Without a doubt I will dine here again.
by mlaurie on September 22, 2018
Love the food. Best steak I've ever had. This time the food was great, but the service was terrible and it wasn't just our table that was complaining. Could have just been an off night, but.....
by wisconsin17 on September 22, 2018
Great food in a dynamic setting. Lots of energy and fun. Very loud so you have to be prepared to enjoy the ambiance as well as the food.
by OpenTable Diner on September 22, 2018
Service was slow
by JoshuaC on September 22, 2018
Everything was perfect. The lobster bisque was the best I’ve ever had.
by CourtneySmay on September 22, 2018
I have been to Mastro's several times and they never let me down! I am a pescatarian and go just for the Lobster Mac n' cheese as well as the Alaskan King Crab Truffle Gnocci. The sides come in large portions and are perfect for sharing. They have the best pre-dinner bread as well as a fresh sushi selection!
by dgold606 on September 21, 2018
I'm a Mastro's fan...from LA to NY...never fails!!! Our server was the best!
by JoWa on September 21, 2018
My fiancée and I really enjoyed our first time at Mastro’s. We dine at Ruth Chris but we will definitely make Mastto’ our go to restaurant in DC. My fiancée is not a big dessert person but the Butter Cake put a smile on her face
by dinefoo on September 20, 2018
We have been coming to Mastros since the soft opening and may I confirm, it is both, consistent in quality and in flavor. Try the sashimi tuna, lobster roll, and filet mignon. Service was excellent. Wow!
by JessCakes on September 18, 2018
Mastros never disappoints! I took my mom here for her birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed! She got the bone-in rib eye and sauteed shrimp which was all amazing! Our server Madelyn was also wonderful, accommodating and attentive. My only issue this time around is I ordered my steak on my salad medium well yet it came out bleeding. I sent it back to be cooked more and it still came out with a completely red center so I didn't really ear much steak at all. However everything else was perfect and I'll definitely be back
by GregK on September 17, 2018
The steaks at Mastros are simply best in class. Unbelievably delicious and served piping hot. My wedge salad proved what a wedge salad SHOULD be with ample chunks of crispy bacon and the freshest tomatoes and lettuce. The scene is legendary and it is just an iconic place.
by RickitaG on September 16, 2018
I had a great experience in the restaurant and the bar. The food tested great and was made perfectly. The ambience was very nice, it makes you feel sexy and special. The entertainment was fantastic. John and Megan i think was her name, they sang beautifully together. I wish i could have stayed longer. This was my first time, I'll be back😉
by maven on September 15, 2018
Unfortunately, the staff kept making mistakes. Delivering the wrong food was the biggest issue. Bringing our salads out at different times. Putting someone else's food at our table. Of course, the manager came by to apologize for the inconsistencies and gave us a free dessert. We would have preferred solid service instead. Not sure I will return anytime soon as there are other similar steak restaurants. It is a lively place on a Saturday evening so a bit noisy and I think of the standard steak houses being a bit quieter. Worth trying but uneven service. Large portions that are great to share.
by smitha on September 14, 2018
It was a birthday dinner; reservation was made 1-2 weeks prior. There was a 20 minute turn around with tables when we arrived. Hostess took care of us w free champagne but it was cheap champagne and tasted poorly. Since they sat us at a random table, waiter had no idea it was my birthday, and they were a bit unorganized. Mastro’s is Mastro’s so it’s hard to mess up but they did. Overall it was a fabulous night but they have to always be on their A game when people are coming here for dinner or special occasions such as birthdays. There are too many other places in DC people will go to instead. Food was good, but other Mastro’s we have visited in other cities has had better. Fish was cold and lamb chops were average.
by MeleDC on September 14, 2018
For a high-end steak house, they did a poor job cooking a steak on this visit. My $60 steak first came way over cooked and after waiting almost 40 mins for another it also came way overcooked. The manager and server apologized and they took care of us, but still surprised this could happen at such a steak house.
by StephenM on September 14, 2018
Excellent beef and excellent service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff Side dishes (I had garlic mushrooms and Brussels sprouts) were mediocre at best. Everything was over-salted.
by OpenTable Diner on September 10, 2018
We celebrated my husband’s birthday. The food was great. The service was outstanding!! Kudos to our waiter “Rice”. He was very helpful. I would definitely recommend this place .
by OpenTable Diner on September 8, 2018
Problem with the table itself - legs were broken, too a very long time for staff to address and reseat. No comp or discount provided. Quite disappointing
by OpenTable Diner on September 8, 2018
Our waitress Jasmine was outstanding! She ensured our orders was accurate and made sure my party was having a nice Birthday dinner.
by VicenteP on September 7, 2018
Mediocre service and a restaurant Manager that was unprofessional. Server was poorly trained, we had to ask for drinks and tea several times, because she kept forgetting. Fodd was excellent but ocassion was spoiled due to the bad service.
by LenessaT on September 6, 2018
I truly enjoyed the service, food and the atmosphere at Mastro's. It was an enjoyable experience and we tried some new things. It was my birthday so I receive a special card and a nice custom dessert. Thank you and we will be back.
by OpenTable Diner on September 2, 2018
It was great, the food was excellent and the service was outstanding.. real friendly workers.
by JustinB on September 2, 2018
Food was awesome! Great atmosphere and great service! Thank you for helping me and my wife celebrate our first anniversary
by KellyS on September 1, 2018
Fantastic!!! Hands down one of the best steaks I’ve ever had!! All of the food and wine we ordered was absolutely delicious!! Highly recommend!
by OpenTable Diner on September 1, 2018
Great food, great atmosphere and service. Would recommend to anyone.
by OpenTable Diner on September 1, 2018
The food and service at Mastro’s is consistently wonderful. It’s a great choice for a special occasion.
by DarrylM on September 1, 2018
I was incredibly happy with my total experience. The food was great, the live music was excellent, and my waiter was dope!
by MarkS on August 29, 2018
Great food, very good service, nice ambiance. Singer and piano player were great but too loud. We sat at a high top table in the bar area, and we could barely hear one another speak. Turn down the volume on the live music!
by StandardGoTo on August 25, 2018
We went here to celebrate with friends and Edward(Eddie) took great care of us. His recommendations for both food and wine were perfect - the butter cake is off the charts!!
by Megan on August 24, 2018
Another outstanding meal at Mastro’s... loved it! Great food, service and memories!!
by OpenTable Diner on August 24, 2018
Highly recommend this restaurant. Best steak I have ever had in my life.
by Foodlover11 on August 23, 2018
Food and service was exceptional.
by OpenTable Diner on August 22, 2018
Good birthday celebration
by MichaelJ on August 21, 2018
Very expensive and service can be hit or miss, even though it's obvious that they are under the impression that they provide a top notch experience. They have a bone-in Filet Mignon which is the most flavorful filet I have ever had. I highly recommend it. Dessert portions are huge.
by OpenTable Diner on August 21, 2018
Wonderful service, music entertainment was appropriate and the food was lovely. Very good evening out to impress the visiting family.
by OpenTable Diner on August 19, 2018
My friends food had hair in it, and it was only after she ate half of the cake. It was in the middle!!! I decided to end my restaurant week with what I thought was one of the best places I’ve ever eaten and I was do disappointed. I came here last year for my birthday and the lamb chops were phenomenal and the service was impeccable. I pumped her up with how I thought it would be and boy did I disappointed. We ordered 3 dinners the filet which was excellent , pork chop was one of the juiciest I’ve ever had, and the roasted chicken. The roasted chicken was dry to the bone, the waiter looked at it and said she doesn’t eat meat but cld tell it was dry and took it back immediately and came back to say just pay $8 for the salad u ate that went with the meal (hence 3courses with rest week). Then when it was time for dessert there was hair in her cake, the waiter looked and said clearly that’s not your hair, took the cake away and brought the bill.
by RobWat on August 19, 2018
I love Mastro's. They provide a consistent product with service, food, and ambiance. The meals are always tasty and the service is top notch. The live music also adds to the ambiance of the restaurant. The buttercream cake dessert is to die for. A must for any special occasion.
by Lovelyj on August 19, 2018
My Best friend is going to Harvard!!
by Adrienne on August 19, 2018
Service was warm and friendly. The servers were professional and gracious. I was not happy with not being seated until 1 person arrived. Three out of four people were present for the dinner reservation and we were not seated. Unfortunately the 1 guest was over 30 minutes late, but I think that we should have been seated regardless of this. The hostesses were professional, but not very warm. I would love to eat at Mastros again and very soon.
by HopeJ on August 18, 2018
Amazing time had here on Saturday night. Our server was awesome with food and drinks advise and suggestions. Hat's off to the Chef!! That lobster mac &cheese was to die for it was so goooood! Everything was purrrfect ^_^ I'll be back!
by DennisB on August 18, 2018
First visit, special occasion...birthday. Wouldn't change anything about our visit except that it was too dark throughout the restaurant. Every table was observed to share a cell phone light in order to see the menu selections! Yes, dim often adds to romance and elegance. But in our opinion this was beyond comfort level. Otherwise would highly recommend Mastro's.
by OpenTable Diner on August 18, 2018
We had an incredible server named Juan. He was five star!
by Stephydc on August 18, 2018
Everything was really great, the food was delicious and the staff was already around for anything you might need.
by ShanieceB on August 18, 2018
We was treated awful by our waitress(we seat at the bar) all because we order off the restaurant week menu. Heard her telling her coworker we was cheap and poor and a waste of her time and she didn't serve us ,give us water or bread. The guy bartender help us because she didn't want to. She didn't informed us that our meals didn't come with sides. When I ask her why she didn't tell us that side doesn't come with the meal., she goes and call the manager on us. The worst part is the manager talked about us alone with the employee and told security to watch us... I asked if I could take my salmon and cheesecake togo and management told me no!! I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THAT RESTAURANT EVER!
by OpenTable Diner on August 17, 2018
Love love love the ambiance there! It’s been on my to go list for a while now and I decided to go during restaurant week. Jazz was my server she was friendly and honest and quick. Food was delicious. I had filet mignon. Only thing I didn’t care for was the tuna sashimi (appetizer) I had the same one the day before but from Nobu and theirs was better. But the dinner and dessert were AMAZING! Can’t wait to go back. I’ll probably have dinner there for my birthday!
by JRowe on August 17, 2018
Celebrated our anniversary here it was truly phenomenal! I would recommend for any special occasion or just a great date night! Food presentation was beautiful, drinks were well made.
by Sherellet on August 17, 2018
My boyfriend and I came for restaurant week and were truly satisfied. Love this place!
by AIQB on August 17, 2018
A place for a much younger crowd, the noise level makes it difficult to talk comfortably. Not a place to go for a larger parties as you can hear across the table. The steak was excellent and cooked correctly as I ordered. The service started out fantastic, however, after the main entree's were served it took a long time to get desert and the check. Just made it hard because we were on a time crunch for babysitters.
by DeeDee on August 17, 2018
Just too expensive for anything short of a very special occasion. As a Restaurant Week choice it was not a good deal.
by KieshaH on August 17, 2018
I loved it! The service was impeccable. I will definitely come again. Awesome.
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