Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach reviews


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Overall Rating

91% would recommend it to a friend
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by OpenTable Diner on July 20, 2018
Fernando was a fantastic server, food was excellent as always.
by OpenTable Diner on July 19, 2018
We had a great experience, the food was amazing; the waiter was incredibly awesome!
by DougC on July 19, 2018
We had the best time and a fantastic waiter! Two words: Butter Cake!
by Dnice on July 17, 2018
Always a great time celebrating my birthday here. One of my favorite steaks in LA/Orange County.
by JohnK on July 17, 2018
This restaurant has the best Chilean Sea Bass available. The steaks are also so tender they melt in your mouth. While it is easy to get caught up in the price as the entrees are alacarte, they have always been prepared correctly the times that I have dined there. The sides are wonderful as well and are shared amongst the table. Save room for dessert as they are to die for as well!
by ChristopherL on July 16, 2018
Wasn't too crowded for a Monday evening, had to wait an additional 25 minutes beyond our reservation time. Other than that, food and service was great.
by OpenTable Diner on July 16, 2018
Our favorite place when visiting Newport Coast. Always perfect.
by OpenTable Diner on July 15, 2018
It was a Mother/Daughter dinner to celebrate her 21st Birthday. We loved the live entertainment. The staff overall was nice except the male Hispanic wait staff noticed we were Hispanic and began on two separate occasions during our dining experience commented that we knew Spanish and we replied, “Yes, a-little” One waiter went as far as saying stating that the seafood tower was really expensive and we just looked at them - I was highly embarrassed that they would have the audacity to make a comment of the items we decided to order. My daughter had to tell me, “It was ok” when she saw the anger and humiliation on my face.
by OpenTable Diner on July 14, 2018
Everything was wonderful !
by MrsM on July 14, 2018
This place is great for special-occasion dining and has a scenic ocean view. Be prepared for their pricey menu if you don't usually dine at places like this, and be sure to ask the prices of their specials when the waiter tells you about them or you may be sticker-shocked when, as in my case, you get the bill and see that your 3 jumbo shrimps from Africa were $96(!), even pricier than their twin lobster tails. I'd recommend visiting this place at least once in your lifetime or, as I will be doing next time, visiting their bar for appetizers and drinks which features live music/piano. Food was without a doubt very delicious, and service was superb, so you definitely get what you pay for. Show up early and have fun seeing all of the beautiful, boujee people drive up in their impressive sports cars. Definitely a restaurant worth experiencing!
by OpenTable Diner on July 14, 2018
Excellent, Steaks and Drinks great, Service outstanding
by TriciaL on July 14, 2018
Too loud, food isn't very creative, dress code was not enforced. Typical Newport scene.
by YAS1 on July 14, 2018
The service was great. Appetizers (calamari, scallop and lobster) were outstanding. The 12 oz fillet mignon were not as tender as what we are accustomed to at Mastro's. The 22 oz Rib Eye was slightly chewy.
by Jean on July 14, 2018
Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Offered a nice piece of cake for dessert as we were celebrating a birthday.
by PatrickM on July 14, 2018
One of our favorite restaurants. This is our go-to place on special occasions. Food is always fantastic. The staff is very friendly. Things on the menu we love: The butter cake is a must-get. Rack of lamb is delicious. Wild Mushrooms. Yummy.
by toant on July 13, 2018
Fantastic restaurant. Our server and host was amazing. Shoutout to Andrew for the kind and welcoming waitering! Would come back! Fine dining at its best! Great food :))))
by michaelk on July 11, 2018
The $63 bone in ribeye came out lukewarm as so did the brussel sprouts. We had to send back the steak to get it rewarmed. The service was great they were very attentive to it but if I'm going to pay that much money for a steak a better come out piping hot..... I was a bit disappointed to say the least. We are celebrating our 20-year anniversary. However it did not ruin the evening but you should know
by OpenTable Diner on July 11, 2018
Nice place The live entertainment is very slow they can play some more upbeat happy music top 20. The female singer sounds like she’s trying to apply for American Idol a little too much
by OpenTable Diner on July 11, 2018
We had an amazing dinner for my husband‘s birthday dinner... our server was Hannah and she was superb! It was my first experience at Mastro‘s Ocean club and I will definitely be back soon.. everything about the dinner was amazing- the service the food the timing and everything!!! Thank you for such an amazing birthday dinner and for making us feel so special
by OpenTable Diner on July 11, 2018
Perfect, as it normally is.
by OpenTable Diner on July 10, 2018
Had birthday reservations, requested table w an ocean view... We did not get the table and were seated 35 mins after our reservation time, poorly executed reservation system... Hostess was a not very nice. Dinner service & food was great! However, I will not return due to the poorly executed reservation system...
by MariahT on July 8, 2018
This place was amazing!! The food was phenomenal and I was very impressed with the service. : ) I WILL come back!
by OpenTable Diner on July 8, 2018
Easy on the butter please and give us larger “entree” portions
by HeidiM on July 8, 2018
Lovely experience as always. We were treated like we were the only couple in the place! Thank
by Contentita on July 8, 2018
Food was amazing!!! Portions are very large and some can easily be shared. Prices are a little steep but well worth it!! Excellent for a special occasion.
by Lisa on July 7, 2018
The food and service are always amazing!!! The sea bass is fabulous. They will customize your order which is fantastic for someone like me with food sensitivities.
by OpenTable Diner on July 7, 2018
We really enjoyed all of our time and meal with good friends
by OpenTable Diner on July 7, 2018
by MichelleD on July 6, 2018
Overall pretty good experience. My biggest complaint is that we had a table of 6 and it was a rectangular table. My best friend was visiting from PA and I couldn't talk/hear down the table. I wish I would have requested a circular table or quieter room. It was difficult to talk and enjoy one another. Beautiful restaurant!
by OpenTable Diner on July 6, 2018
It was a Birthday party and the service was good.
by JimM on July 6, 2018
Fabulous place for a high end steak and seafood restaurant!!
by Lexi on July 6, 2018
I was very turned off by the service here. The bus boy was extremely rude and I was appalled at what he said to my mother when she complained that it was very hot inside. Today was one of the hottest Orange County has seen topping up at 100 degrees, so of course the restaurant was also quite warm, in the low 80s maybe high 70s. The bus boy replied with “that’s the natural weather,” okay, I get that, but we are inside. The air conditioning was not on in the restaurant and they just had all the windows open, which was only letting in hot air. When the bus boy was leaving he said “yeah, that’s why people come to restaurants, for the weather, not the food.” I was in shock. Usually this wouldn’t bother me so much, but when you are at such a fine dining restaurant, that sort of behavior is unacceptable. I got the bus boy’s name, Orlando. He seemed shocked when I asked and was acting a lot nicer after I asked his name. With all of that said, the food was excellent and cooked perfectly. Our waitress was very professional and did not let her emotions get the best of her like Orlando did. I think someone like Orlando should not be in the service industry.
by OpenTable Diner on July 6, 2018
Ocean Club is one of our favorite restaurants in OC. The service is outstanding. Tony has been our server a couple of times and is the best. We were seated in the open atrium in the center of the restaurant off the bar. Nice hearing the live music and sitting under the open sky. However this time the food was not the best. The wedge salad was not a wedge. It was chopped up and frankly the lettuce was a bit soft and brown on the edges. Probably the worse wedge salad I have ever had. At our table we had scallops (supper good), grilled mahi mahi and pan seared halibut. The mahi mahi and halibut were very well done which ruined the fish in my opinion. Halibut definitely should be medium rare so it was disappointing that it was cooked so hard. We had sautéed spinach and potatoes au-gratin which were really, really good. And of course the butter cake never disappoints. This time Ocean Club did not meet my expectations on food quality and was a let down for our special night.
by BobbieM on July 6, 2018
I would recommend this restaurant with the caution of buyer beware! Most of the food was very good, some of the sides like the scallop potatoes were less then average. While we expected to pay a high price for food, we thought the wines were ridiculously over priced. It is understandable that a restaurant will double a price on wine but Mastro's GOUGES the price. The Sommelier opened bottles for us that were way above what we wanted to pay, we felt we were duped!. Although we enjoyed our evening, we will not be going back.
by OpenTable Diner on July 5, 2018
Thank you for the great service!
by JanR on July 5, 2018
Mastro's rarely disappoints. It was a five-star evening all the way around.
by MattR on July 5, 2018
Expected better service. Went for 20th Anniversary. Told Open Table and the woman I confirmed our reservation with that it was our 20th Anniversary. No one at Mastro's mentioned it. Our table was kind of lame, not a very good spot in the restaurant. It wasn't until my wife told our server why we were there did he say anything. The server was good, no knock on him. There were multiple people in suits walking around. I presume they were managers. None of them stopped by to say congratulations. For less money we are treated better at Fleming's.
by OpenTable Diner on July 4, 2018
Beautiful restaurant. Very classy!
by Ochousewife on July 3, 2018
Amazing food, everything was delicious, filet, grilled sea bass, crab truffle gnocchi, butter cake!! We had a table in the back with a view, romantic and quiet.
by BigD on July 3, 2018
as always perfect place to eat and drink in the company of family and friends.
by JackK on July 3, 2018
Food, service, location all excellent. All of the side dishes had very generous portions. I usually eat at Ruth’s Chris for special occasions. Mastro’s exceeded my expectations.
by DavidS on July 2, 2018
This is a great dining experience! Great service and a beautiful ocean view.
by BrianP on July 1, 2018
Absolutely perfect. Great dining experience. Staff and steak were all exquisite.
by Glinda on July 1, 2018
We had a sweet and knowledgable server. Incredible Gnocchi combo with SUM Pinot which we plan to start with next time...why wait for the sides? I saw the same outstanding Gigantic Shrimp Cocktail being served to another table which has always been our Maestro's" go to starter ", in other locals, and it was BEAUTIFUL as ever. This is now our very favorite Maestros.If you go there, as we did, early on a Sunday, the noise level was respectable and the vibe is more intimate. Both Surf and Turf entrees delivered that WOW.
by KyleF on July 1, 2018
It was a great experience. My biggest complaint, the king crab legs were completely bland. I've never had crab legs that required that much added lemon and butter to have any flavor. Without it they were completely flavorless. Considering this was one of the more expensive items that was quite disappointing.
by MikeM on June 30, 2018
We had a 9 pm reservation and did not get seated until closer to 9:30pm. Once seated, our waitress was generally responsive but it was extremely crowded and noisy. Next time, we will be going much earlier in the evening to possibly have a better experience. The food was delicious but very expensive.
by GregH on June 30, 2018
I have dined here many times, it was a Saturday dinner and I was surprised with poor service from the minute we walked in. We were a bit early so we went to the bar where there was three open tall tables all with a “reserved note” on them. I found that odd so we sat at the piano. Ten minutes later after we sat there and not addressed by a waitress or waiter for a drink we decided we’d just go to our table where we would get served. We were offered water by a bus boy and got bread basket and sat for 15 minutes maybe more before we were addressed by our waitress for cocktails. I take my friend and business associates there because of the service and quality of the food. Not this time! I was disappointed, when you spend almost 2k for a nice dinner that you’d ever expect anything less than fabulous service. Not a good experience this trip.
by JoanneS on June 29, 2018
First off the food was fabulous probably the beat scallops I’ve had in my life and the seafood tower was full of the freshest and most delicious shrimp and seafood I’ve ever eaten. The escargot were better than the ones we had in Paris the garlic was take and the butter sauce exquisite! Now for the negatives, first off you walk in and the bar is filled with people and really really really loud! The problem with this is the dining room Is open to the bar so the loud and really drunk customers can be heard singing along to the really loud band. It was a horrible experience we could barely hear each other and that’s after they moved us closer to the window! Secondly the servuce was not up to par! Nicole has served me in the bar and she is top notch amazing!! Our server was not great. He forgot to put our Bread order in so we waited 20 minutes for bread, my iced tea took forever to be refilled and he had the attitude that he was doing us a favor and we should be grateful. Final negativity is the price, the food is delicious but the ambiance and service are not adequate to warrant this extremely high price! Yes, we spent $700, the food was excellent but the service and ambiance made a night that should have been elegant a chore and exhausting. We will not be back.
by SharonS on June 29, 2018
I requested a view and got it! Was very happy with the service!!
by JaneD on June 29, 2018
Mastro's in Newport Beach is first class all the way. From the Salmon Stack appetizer to the Butter Cake surprise treat for my birthday, each course was outstanding. My Sea Bass entree was cooked perfectly, and my husband enjoyed the Swordfish with white wine dipping sauce. Also shared the special short rib ravioli -- very decadent and tender. Our waiter Charlie was super friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go back!
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