Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa reviews


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Overall Rating

92% would recommend it to a friend
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by OpenTable Diner on July 18, 2018
Great night, we had a very large party and they accommodated all if us with out any issue. A great night with better memories, thanks to the wonderful staff!!
by PixelMom on July 15, 2018
We came to celebrate my parents' wedding anniversary and husband's birthday. We appreciated the attentive and impeccable service not to mention the food. Our ribeye steaks, salads and sides were scrumptious. We didn't have room for dessert, but I hear that the butter cake is fabulous. The atmosphere is relaxed and convivial. Highly recommend.
by Teddy on July 14, 2018
Appreciate the great service we received from Patricia. She recommend great things to try and her service was nothing less than perfect. Hank you.
by YvonneT on July 14, 2018
Wasn’t happy to come home with another persons food.
by MaryT on July 14, 2018
It’s a tradition of ours to go to Mastros for birthdays... this was our first time at the Costa Mesa location. Everything was great. Who doesn’t love warm butter cake ?
by OpenTable Diner on July 13, 2018
Awesome. Mastros always delivers.
by RICKM on July 13, 2018
Recommended to friends immediately after and our waiter Drew was awesome!
by SheriR on July 12, 2018
We came to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. We were seated immediately in a fairly quiet room however this changed rather quickly when the tables started to fill up - more noise than I expected. Our waiter was attentive and helpful when my husband didn't want steak & 2 lobsters so he suggested ordering 1 (which was not on the menu). It was mentioned twice about saving room for the anniversary dessert. Since I had read so much about the butter cake I was expecting that. A chocolate cake with a pan full of whip cream (we originally thought it was ice cream...surprise) was delivered. The cake wasn't good at all - very bland and dry. I was so disappointed as I wish I had known so I could have ordered the butter cake. It was our first time and honestly I doubt we will return. Even though our dinners (sea bass and steak & lobster with a side of mac & cheese) were delicious we feel they are over-priced.
by OpenTable Diner on July 11, 2018
Great food as always. Waiter seemed pretty impersonal and rushed us a bit vs. being personable but we do love the food and consistently have a good experience.
by Markman on July 11, 2018
A little off tonight with the seasoning of the food... always great service and the food was still wonderful... just have had better here in the past when it came to flavoring the meats and sides.
by OpenTable Diner on July 11, 2018
Food was very average. Sea Bass did not the usual browned outside. Drowned in butter/oil. Service was a little off with the sushi preparation and the service a little longer to check in than should be. High expectations as Mastro’s is usually very good but it wasn’t their best night.
by Rene1979 on July 10, 2018
Best restaurant I have ever been too, thank you again.
by NolaW on July 8, 2018
Fabulous meal with food beyond expectations! Our server Daniel was fantastic and attentive. The other service was as well. We were celebrating my husband’s Birthday and were ordering the warm butter cake for dessert. One point of contention was we were told he would get a special dessert, we said oh don’t bother and they said no worries they’d wrap it up. Needless to say I was surprised to see we had been charged $6 for that special Birthday dessert. Why should we be charged for a special dessert we didn’t even want. That’s my only negative on what was overall a wonderful meal!
by DanaeJ on July 8, 2018
Excellent service and delicious food as always. Highly recommended.
by MichaelK on July 7, 2018
Excellent service and wonderful dining experience!
by OpenTable Diner on July 6, 2018
It was my Anniversary and we really enjoyed everything!
by 1234 on July 6, 2018
Always a fantastic dining experience at Mastro’s Steakhouse. The food & drinks were excellent and the service was superb
by OpenTable Diner on July 5, 2018
Celebrated my sisters 50th birthday at Mastros and from the moment we walked in to the moment we left everything was superb!
by Pablo on July 5, 2018
We had a great evening would definitely return
by OpenTable Diner on July 5, 2018
They wrote happy 49th anniversary on the menu.
by PetPal on July 3, 2018
One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The food was outstanding, and the service was possibly the best I have seen in any restaurant.
by RobertE on June 30, 2018
Great service and a nice atmosphere, but I became ill 24 hours after eating here and my husband came down with the same stomach bug several hours later. I don't know if it was the food at Mastro's but it seems likely as we shared every dish including raw oysters and a salad, and had not been together or eaten many of the same foods in the previous 48 hours. What really disappointed me was the lack of follow-up. I submitted a comment on the company's website on Monday, and have not heard back five days later.
by YudithG on June 30, 2018
First time going there. The service was awesome. Our server answered all the questions we had. The food was to die for. Would definitely recommend and will go again.
by Bunny on June 30, 2018
We love Mastro's for special occasions. We'd dine more often if it was closer to our house. We drive from San Diego to Costa Mesa a few times a year. I just can't find a better steak anywhere so we make the drive. The perfect medium rare with the crispy outside is perfectly prepared. Two pet peaves of all the other places I've tried - underseasoned meat, grey outside on med rare/rare steak. They should learn from Mastro's. For our 19th wedding anniversary, we also were treated to dine in the Mastro Room and that was a fun experience for our kids. Thank you, Mastro's! We'll see you again soon!
by MARYD on June 29, 2018
Service was a bit slow. Water glass was empty for a good period of time. Waited for receipt. Birthday cake was not moist but hard/dry. Not as I remember the last time I was there.
by OpenTable Diner on June 29, 2018
Great service overall
by Dinner on June 29, 2018
Good experience, one of the steaks was medium instead of medium rare
by MarcusD on June 29, 2018
My husband and I went here to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. The waiter and service was on point/ perfect. It was a great experience but our bill was $314.00!! It was worth the "high end" experience. It was Lovely.
by OpenTable Diner on June 28, 2018
Everything was really good except it literally took 1:15 minutes to get our food.
by OpenTable Diner on June 26, 2018
Great food, service. There was one table that was really noisy, first time we have been there that it was that noisy. Been there 5 or 6 times.
by MaryL on June 26, 2018
My husband and I went here for a Anniversary celebration. It was very noisy where we were seated . The food was good, but expensive
by Mary on June 25, 2018
Mastro’s is always great... the food, service, and fun ambiance is fabulous!
by AnnC on June 25, 2018
The food was quite good especially the Butter Cake which is one of the best desserts I've had in awhile. My biggest issue with the place was how dark it was when entering from sunny LA. The hostess said our eyes would adjust but I still found it too dark even after being there awhile. I took a client there at his request and would take another client if asked but would never return for a non business dinner. If I'm visiting LA and having dinner, I want a spot that is light and carefree.
by NielleR on June 24, 2018
We had an amazing dinner at Mastros. The service was wonderful. We will call ahead to try and get Jake as our server the next time we go. The wine selection was great, food was delicious. We cannot wait to go back.
by Atude on June 24, 2018
Great food and superb service resulted in delightful dining experience.
by SkipC on June 24, 2018
We made reservations for our 49th wedding Anniversary. We were promptly seated, and within moments our server was at our table. Very knowledgeable with wine list and specials for the evening. We were given menus with Happy 49th Anniversary printed at top of menu. The appetizers and food had wonderful flavors. We ended with dessert n coffee and they also brought a plate with Happy 49th Anniversay written in chocolate on the plate with a candle. A great restsurant to dine at.
by OCNewbie on June 23, 2018
Food and service were great. Noise level was beyond bothersome. Wine prices were astronomical 4x retail.
by OpenTable Diner on June 23, 2018
My fiancé and I dine here every time we come to the LA area. Their service is always on top of it and food worth every penny. We typically start with the Alaskan king crab stuffed mushrooms and crab cakes- DELICIOUS! Then we'll get the French onion soup which is the perfect combination of broth, onion, cheese & bread. Of course we can't come here without getting their famous lobster mashed potatoes with a beautifully seasoned & cooked filet mignon. And last but never least- their butter cake. This cake is heaven on a plate. Huge portion of delicious, hot butter cake with a plentiful scoop of vanilla ice cream (we get 2 scoops) and complimented with fresh fruit. Aside from the 4-6 year olds running around screaming (not cool) an overall wonderful dining experience, perfect for any special occasion.
by ElCal on June 23, 2018
Mastro's is the best restaurant in the United States. Bone in Rib eye, sides, warm butter cake, lemon drop martini over dry ice. Trust me!
by OpenTable Diner on June 23, 2018
Fabulous!!!! This was our first time. We were given a gift card for Christmas and finally used it. WOW what a gear experience. Everyone and I mean everyone we came into contact with was friendly, helpful and respectful. This is how every place should treat their patrons. The butter cake is a MUST!!!!
by OTfoodie on June 23, 2018
Sadly this place has gone down hill. We have watched the quality decrease year after year since they were bought out. The food tonight was sub par and not worth the price at all. Sad to see a true favorite leave our list of places we love to dine.
by OpenTable Diner on June 22, 2018
Always amazing service and fantastic food!
by OpenTable Diner on June 22, 2018
Food was amazing as always. Had the King Crab Legs. They were phenomenal.
by ArtG on June 22, 2018
Everything about our dinner was outstanding except for the lighting. It was a little too dark for my liking.
by OpenTable Diner on June 21, 2018
Awesome as usual!
by OpenTable Diner on June 20, 2018
Service was outstanding but the food for the price could have been better. Been to many steakhouses and this rates in the middle.
by Anthonynguyen on June 19, 2018
The service from our server Dennis was amazing he was clear and precise. He explained everything on the menu for us and helped us with any questions that was needed. The valet however was very rude to us. Just because I didnt have time to take my nice car out they decided to treat me differently. Compare too all the other cars. Everything else was perfectly fine. Outstanding job to the server Dennis for coming through and being one of the best servers that I had in a while.
by MaryV on June 17, 2018
I'm still in awe from the whole experience!! I have never had a mesmerizing dinner before like Mastros! The service, ambience, food and dessert was exquisite. I went for my graduation and I would highly reccomend this place. I plan on coming back in the future.
by JonCSDR on June 17, 2018
Celebrating our 10th anniversary, we found Maestros to be superb! The food, service, and overall ambiance was outstanding!
by Bobby on June 16, 2018
I have always loved Mastro's and chose to go there for my birthday. I was extremely disappointed that they will allow dogs into the restaurant. I do love pets but I don't expect them to dine with me at a high end restaurant regardless if its under the guise of being a therapy animal. We were dining in the bar area as we had requested so that we could enjoy the live entertainment when they sat a young party of 6 next to us with a dog. (No, it wasn't a seeing eye dog.) I will pick another steakhouse in the future as there are a few to pick from.
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