Mastro's Steakhouse - Palm Desert reviews


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Overall Rating

88% would recommend it to a friend
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by EricJ on July 19, 2018
The food was fantastic and of course the butter cake is to die for! I have been to this location several times and this was the worst service I have had. Outside the server being rude our experience was fantastic!
by Santee67 on July 17, 2018
The perfect meal for a perfect evening. We ate in the bar lounge at 6:30 pm to listen to the music and the duo came around to the audience in between sets to connect with the audience and ask for requests. The female singer spent time engaging us and then went back after her break and started playing all our requests- it was so great I left the duo a $100 tip for the ambiance they created. We both had the filet mignon cooked medium I had the creamed horse raddish and she had truffle butter that was delicious. We had a side of garlic mashed potatoes that were perfect. We ended the meal with chocolate covered strawberries and a shot of courvoisier vs- perfect ending to a perfect evening can't thank Mastro's and staff enough
by StephanieB on July 15, 2018
Fantastic. Can’t wait to go again.
by Bandi on July 14, 2018
More activity at the bar with the live singer / band. We were at a dinner table in the room to the right. We had a nice conversation, but would have enjoyed the music too. Next time, sit closer to the music. Otherwise a great place.
by AaronS on July 14, 2018
My husband and I were there on July 14th 2018 for our 6 year anniversary and our waiter was bill he was amazing he was so friendly so nice he was the best waiter I have ever had. The next time we go we are definitely going to request bill for our waiter.
by Christian on July 14, 2018
The food, service, ambiance were by far of the highest quality. The dessert was complimentary given that I had prior notice for my reservation. Even a greeting card noting “Happy Anniversary” took my wife by surprise. They made my night with my wife special. Yes, it was our first anniversary, but the service clearly was above and beyond. I will return not just my anniversary, but for any momentous occasion, promotion or family occasion that warrants such an occasion at Mastro’s.
by OpenTable Diner on July 14, 2018
We had a wonderful time we will always frequent this Palm Desert establishment. Thanks for the fun
by MoniqueF on July 14, 2018
Our experience was amazing. Our server, Haley went above and beyond to make our anniversary special, was patient, fun and professional The live entertainment was awesome and there was great people watching! We will def go back on our next visit!
by KyleW1988 on July 10, 2018
Great food, service and ambiance. Live entertainment (music was good)
by Bobg on July 9, 2018
Very enjoyable.
by OpenTable Diner on July 8, 2018
Excellent dining experience!
by OpenTable Diner on July 7, 2018
First date with my babe.
by GregoryB on July 6, 2018
It does not get much better than Mastro's in Palm Desert. There are many reasons why the restaurant is busy at a time when the town is sleepy. The food is first rate, the ambiance is perfect and the quality of the live music is hard to find elsewhere. If that is not enough, having the musicians work the room and the lovely manager, Rebecca, checking in on us, helps set Mastro's apart from the competition.
by OpenTable Diner on July 3, 2018
Amazing as always. We have made a visit to Mastros a tradition every time we are in Palm Springs!
by ChrisC on July 2, 2018
Quite good. My steak was over cooked. However, server was good to inquire if I wanted a new steak. It was my choice to decline.
by RyanS on July 1, 2018
Manager was awesome! Didn’t catch his name. We know he was from Brooklyn. Stellar customer service skills!
by pauld on July 1, 2018
The team there was incredible with their attentiveness, the food impeccable, and the JD was poured flawlessly over the rocks! Thank you Maestro's team!
by OpenTable Diner on June 30, 2018
As always. Delicious. Worth every dollar.
by Lurkinc on June 30, 2018
Mastro’s food is flawless. Their staff makes you feel like you’ve come home. Their drinks are very generously poured. From drinks to’s total perfection. It is also very expensive, and worth it. If you want to eat in quiet, make sure you dine in the room WITHOUT the bar.
by OpenTable Diner on June 29, 2018
Fantastic meal. Snake River farms tomahawk ribeye was sooo tender the juicy. Amazing flavor. I can’t say 100% it’s dry aged or not, but I will say it tasted like it. Great flavor.
by TrudyW on June 28, 2018
We were visiting from out of town and was told for the best Steak and ambience Mastro’s was the place to go. We were not disappointed and will always visit when in town. Our service was on point.
by JMB24 on June 27, 2018
Great food, great service, great entertainment, great flashlights.
by Hibs on June 26, 2018
Such a great birthday celebration! Service and dining experience was amazing!
by Robertgmg on June 23, 2018
Had the best date night, anniversary night and birthday Celebration. As always the service was impeccable and the food is always perfectly prepared...We had delicious oysters on the half shell served with the most delicious vodka martini followed by the most delicious steak and sides to make this a great night of food and drink. Can't say enough about the service as it is always very professional, friendly and fun!
by WendyM on June 23, 2018
The service was excellent!. The food was delicious!
by CourtneyB on June 22, 2018
Amazing service! Matt was a fantastic waiter! The food and drinks were exceptional!
by Tim5SanPedro on June 22, 2018
The service and food was great. Of course the prices were high but that’s to be expected at this type of restaurant. We will definitely return! 😍
by ODB92270 on June 20, 2018
Impeccable from beginning to end.
by OpenTable Diner on June 17, 2018
Father’s Day
by OpenTable Diner on June 17, 2018
I couldn’t wait to go for my first time. Ordered the halibut and it was very dry. Ordered a baked potato and it was hard.
by CindyW on June 16, 2018
Extremely loud, couldn't even hear the waiter. The waiter did not even greet us by saying hello. Restaurant had too many tables so crowded the waiters couldn't even get through the tables. The bar was so loud you couldn't even have a conversation. Food was so so. The desert and cocktails were good but still not worth all the other bad qualities. I will stick to Newport Coast Mastros.
by tavhb on June 16, 2018
Great food, too noisy! Vibrant bar scene! Mediocre service.
by OpenTable Diner on June 14, 2018
Always a great experience, never disappointed! We can’t wait until our next visit.
by DougW on June 10, 2018
The food was top notch. The service was just as good. Anybody thinking about going to Mastros for dinner should definitely go. It’s all around a great place.
by BrandeauxT on June 9, 2018
Another great dining experience at Mastros - Palm Desert. Starting with the Sauteed Shrimp and ending on the Butter Cake is a necessity through my visits, everything else in between those two courses is what your there for in the first place. So, go ahead and order...
by Eddiebear on June 8, 2018
Very nice place. Food was delicious and service was very attentive. Maybe too attentive.... When I went outside I discovered that not only had the wait staff placed mushrooms on my plate but also on my shorts. I was called by management later and they were very apologetic and offered to pay for cleaning. All in all a very good restaurant
by DavidK on June 8, 2018
Everything was outstanding. It was an amazing meal. Each course was deliciously prepared and tasted amazing. Best steak I've had in a long time. Enough butter trickling thru my veins for awhile, but this place is truly a treat!
by DebbieH on June 6, 2018
The waiter was pushing my guests away from the summer special and I was there the next night with another business dinner and it wasn't even mentioned. Clearly its not something you want to promote.
by GracieE on June 5, 2018
It was our first time dining at Maestros and our experience was fantastic and a memorable one. Our server Matt and rest of the staff was beyond great.
by OpenTable Diner on June 3, 2018
Our server Bill was amazing. Ambiance was great, the live music from the bar filled the restaurant, which was nice. The food was really fresh and tasty, and our anniversary dinner was topped off with a complimentary, always delicious, butter cake!
by DanS on June 2, 2018
Mastro's is the #1 steakhouse and never disappoints. First time visiting this location and I give the food and service 5 stars no doubt. Lively atmosphere, live music/singer, and as always nothing but excellence.
by PeterS on June 2, 2018
best restaurant in the desert area. food, service, atmosphere are all outstanding. Becca the Gen Mgr runs a perfect restaurant! pete scalisi
by JonA on June 1, 2018
I have been to other maestro’s and had a great experience. This one was just so so at best. It was very busy and we were seated in one of their dining rooms where a party of 6 was having a very LOUD good time. They moved us without any problem to their other dining room. The pricey cocktails were either watery or not made up to a standard for the price. If you are going to have craft cocktails on the menu for over 20 dollars, they should be perfect. We sent one set back with no problem from the server, but never did get them prepared correctly. The service and food were both good but not good enough to warrant 300 dollars for a one hour experience where we couldn’t get the check soon enough.
by IrvineJB on June 1, 2018
My husband and I went to celebrate his birthday. I found that the waiter seemed to be pushing the most expensive items and to be disappointed when we wanted to share an entrée and a salad. We had ribeye which I found to be fatty, and the twice baked potatoes which I had read about. The potatoes were filled with big chunks of bacon and a lot of cheddar cheese. Not what I had expected. The butter cake for dessert was good, but for the price there are many other options available.
by RogerPierre on June 1, 2018
Excellent food and service! Bill is the greatest!
by OpenTable Diner on June 1, 2018
I say the same things every 3 to 4 months that we go here. If you want a GOOD STEAK, go to a steak house. Mastro's is a Steak House, plain and simple. Enjoy good quality food prepared with care. Go ahead: be demanding. We like medium rare, chard, so we can butterfly at the table so it keeps cooking just a little more on the 400 degree plates and stays warm. Sides are always up to par. But go early if you want less noise - and sit in the front room. It gets packed quickly and then the volume picks up. Relax, enjoy folks. This is as good as it gets until you are willing to pay for CUT.
by OpenTable Diner on May 27, 2018
Became violently ill 8 hours after Mastros in Palm Desert. I frequently go to Mastros in LA and this has never happened. Did not drink alcohol either. Additionally they were out of multiple fish dishes and meats. Concerning that their meat quality has gone down and maybe an issue with their storing meat. Very poor experience overall.
by OpenTable Diner on May 27, 2018
Engagement dinner
by OpenTable Diner on May 27, 2018
Graduation and a birthday!
by VickyP on May 27, 2018
Great experience, great food, great vibe.
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