Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach reviews


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Overall Rating

90% would recommend it to a friend
Noise Level


by OpenTable Diner on September 23, 2018
It was fantastic
by Crusty on September 22, 2018
Atmosphere: nice location and view of the coast line Crowds: they are allowed 442 people by code and it felt as if all 442 sits were occupied. Lots of fancy cars that are occupied by the same Food: Absolutely wonderful menu. I would place it in the top 3 restaurants in Orange County only because l can not think who # 1 or #2 would be. Great food and drinks Pricey, but well worth the difference Give it a chance
by AliciaJ on September 21, 2018
Great Place for live music and great food!! Celebrating a 🎂 70th Birthday!
by BillB on September 21, 2018
Service just OK, slow and forgot to bring a side. Requests were not followed up. Overall disappointed with service. This was a birthday celebration.
by Bebop on September 21, 2018
I took my boyfriend for his birthday, it was the first time for both of us. The food was fantastic, pricing was good, and Brett our server was just phenomenal! We will be back! Anthony was the piano player/singer and he was just awesome!
by Outstanding on September 20, 2018
Exceptional service
by ChristopherJ on September 19, 2018
An absolute gem!!! We went to the Newport Beach location for our wedding anniversary. They went above and beyond. The food was everything they claim and the service was top notch. Not one negative comment that mention. A plus plus rating. Super happy! Thanks guys for making our anniversary special. We will be back soon. Chris J Fountain Valley
by RonaldM on September 19, 2018
food great, service great. Noise level way too high. It was hard other my friends
by RichardS on September 17, 2018
Disappointed with Bourbon selection. My top 4 choices didn’t have. Customer asked for Scotch selection didn’t have.
by SheriC on September 17, 2018
The setting was sophisticated without being snobby. It was welcoming yet elegant. There were diners in casual attire, so no stiffness. The service was impeccable and friendly. The dinner menu was extensive and accommodating to varied tastes. The food was delicious! Appetizers and side dishes were great and perfect for sharing. All this luschiouness comes at a price, so be prepared.
by karenc on September 16, 2018
We were still working on our appetizers but the server just came and said your food are here rush us to move the dishes. Bad experience for my boss and coworkers.
by Sude on September 15, 2018
Onion rings were too oily !
by OpenTable Diner on September 15, 2018
We come here weekly! They always take care of us!
by NadineA on September 15, 2018
Excellent food and service!
by JohnB on September 15, 2018
We've been to all the Maestro's in Los Angeles, even the one in Thousand Oaks. Maestro's - Newport Beach was a disappointing experience. Arrived on time and seated 30 mins late. Ordered steaks medium rare, both steaks came out well done and my wife's plate burned the linen underneath and oil splashed her on the chest. The salt and vinegar french fries were stringy and did not taste like vinegar. We sent our food back to have made new, tool 35 minutes for it to come back. Waiter tried his best but management and kitchen failed. Spoke to the manager who said they would comp our meal in half and offer free dessert. They compensated for $46 of the $200 meal and never followed up. Would not come back and would not recommend.
by OpenTable Diner on September 15, 2018
The hostess was harsh and gave us a hard time about seating. But the restaurant manager stepped up and provided a better table. He saved the day!
by OpenTable Diner on September 15, 2018
Great food but had to wait 30 min past our reservation time to get seated
by Leta on September 15, 2018
Mastro's continues to be impeccable in the food, service and overall experience.! Hard to beat the level of perfection in the entire experience.
by leons on September 14, 2018
by Steve on September 13, 2018
The emphasis here is on “more” but not necessarily on “better”. My wife’s sea bass was big but dried out. My lamb chops were good but too much and our side of salt and vinegar fries was huge but had very little salt and the vinegar was absent. “Fries”was a misnomer as they were shoestring potatoes!! Our waiter was pleasant and when she asked about the meals we said the sea bass was dried out—-they comp’d the dessert!! Looks like the attraction here is to be seen and an over the top—as in price—Place. There are options for better food in the greater Newport area.
by JohnG on September 11, 2018
I ordered the filet. Had grizzle and was not a “prime” piece of meat. I don’t object to price, but this level of quality was disappointing. Also the shrimp entre priced at $109 was very excessive price wise...albeit good quality. Server was very attentive and was the best part of the experience.
by Figgy on September 11, 2018
Our server, Elaine, was outstanding. For my wife and I it was a very special occasion to go here as it is $$$$. We were not disappointed! Everything was wonderful. Will definitely want to go again on another special occasion.
by PhillipM on September 10, 2018
I have dined at Mastros in every other city. The service and atmosphere is great, but the food quality was lacking at this one.
by GaleL on September 10, 2018
Food overpriced. Sautéed spinach had too much garlic. Ribeye was fatty.
by OpenTable Diner on September 10, 2018
It was a great birthday experience for my boyfriend
by OpenTable Diner on September 9, 2018
The food was very good. Our server Charles was very attentive and nice.
by GailY on September 9, 2018
A member of our party was told we did not have a reservation. They waited outside for 30 minutes while we were sitting at the table. Finally we called them and the hostesses finally located the reservation. No apologies made.
by OpenTable Diner on September 8, 2018
Very noisy, very crowded (tables too close together), over-priced, mediocre food, ridiculous markup on wine list (I own a better vintage of a wine that I paid $350 for that they had listed for $2,500). Very forgettable and unfortunately disappointing birthday dinner for my wife. I recommend trying somewhere else. Anywhere else.
by OpenTable Diner on September 8, 2018
It was too loud by the bar. Cannot have a conversation.
by Gamelorn on September 8, 2018
The food and service are always top notch. Very loud and crowded.
by OpenTable Diner on September 8, 2018
Waiter “Chris” was outstanding, turning a special evening into a memorable event!
by slowmomomma on September 8, 2018
A perfect special occasion spot - delicious dining experience
by RichardG on September 7, 2018
Alicia was great up front seating us at a lovely table after our first one wasn’t up to par. Fernando was a great server. And Michael, the Sommelier, offered a perfect wine for the evening a Beaucastel 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape
by Foodies on September 7, 2018
Always a great dinner at Mastros. We love their martinis to start with, plus always a good wine pour. The Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad is a favorite. The Seabass blackened was good last night but also a little fishy tasting. I’ve had it here better. My Halibut blackened needed to be returned as it was undercooked. They returned it to me and it was delicious. The Butter Cake is always a must! They also gave us a piece of their chocolate cake to make up for the fish preparation issue. The cake was moist and delicious.
by JoyceeC on September 7, 2018
Our server Charles was amazing! You can tell when someone loves their job. Charles took the time to explain the menu to us and truly made the experience that much more special. We were celebrating my fiancé’s birthday
by OpenTable Diner on September 7, 2018
Great experience! They gave us an excellent free butter cake for my boyfriend’s birthday.
by Mason on September 6, 2018
Great bartender, Mark and great waiter Justin. Both of theses guys along with the wonderful meal made our evening special.
by NicholasR on September 6, 2018
Very very disappointing. Had to send the wagu back 3 times . For a $150 steak it’s unacceptable. I eat here twice a week and possibly the worst and most embarrassing experience in taking out of town guests.
by diner on September 6, 2018
REALLY NOISY RESTAURANT and a bit difficult to chat with your table. Delicious food and attentive service.
by OC949 on September 6, 2018
Service was not good. The bus boys and runners were attentive but our waiter wasn’t around much. The wait time between appetizer and entree was ridiculous. Steak was not prepared to the correct temp, and they are a steakhouse! None of the food tasted particularly good except for the calamari. Waiter was not attentive, and didn’t even provide us menus for a long time. I’ve been to this location several times in the past. Not sure if they changed management, but this place is terrible and has no value now. Especially when a $70 steak isn’t even prepared correctly. Both terrible service and food.
by DaveM on September 5, 2018
Perfect food, very loud.
by SusanM on September 5, 2018
My husband and I were celebrating our joint birthdays. Mastro’s did not disappoint in anyway. Food and service were both outstanding.
by EatsOutALot on September 5, 2018
I've been here many times and it's always consistent and very good. Food is excellent and service is even better. I'd recommend to anyone who wants a very good meal in a great location. Always good!
by CarolineL on September 4, 2018
The service was fantastic! They didn’t need a reminder that we were celebrating an anniversary; they did something special for us. They really take good care of their customers.
by OpenTable Diner on September 4, 2018
As always ....exceptional!
by ThomasV on September 2, 2018
We went for our anniversary and it was a perfect night. We don’t go out on dates very often and don’t get to feel fancy very much. Even at a higher price than we are used to it was completely worth it. Thank you for a perfect anniversary night!
by JM10 on September 2, 2018
Great service and made our engagement special, thanks Mastro's!
by Jules on September 2, 2018
Made a reservation for a birthday dinner for two at 8:15 pm. When we arrived at 8:15 they were just seating the 7:30 reservations and we were told our wait would be around 30 minutes. We were given the option to eat in the bar so we did because we did not want to wait 30-45 minutes when we had a reservation. You make a reservation at Mastro's Ocean Club so you can have a seat in the restaurant with views of the ocean...not to sit in a dimly lit bar. It was not a great birthday experience for a restaurant rated highly for service and food quality. There were no apologies from management just an attitude of "you are lucky to be dining with us". We have dined here before...this pretty much wiped out any reason to return as the cost of dining does not equal the quality with so many other great ocean view options.
by LindaA on September 2, 2018
The pulled crab appetizer was rather bland. The sauces were too plain. The sea bass was very thick and the grilled version didn’t have much taste. The sole had a nice lemon butter sauce. It was our anniversary, and they said we had to purchase a dessert in order to have a special message on the plate. We waited almost an hour for our table, even though we had reserved this special night months in advance. We eat at many fine dining restaurants, and this one seemed overpriced for the quality. It’s no longer our favorite seafood restaurant, as other new places are out-competing them.
by Viper on September 2, 2018
We went to this restaurant for a birthday celebration. The food was great and the service was even better. But, we were seated at a table that looked like it was shoved in to a place, at the last minute, where it did not belong. We were a table of six put in an entryway between 2 dining rooms that was a major thoroughfare. When we requested a different table, there was not another one available for us to move to. This is not an inexpensive restaurant. I had made reservation about a month prior. I feel we (and other customers) deserve better. When you dine at a restaurant of this caliber and expense, you should expect better than this. We expected better.
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