633 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA | Directions 9262633.689879 -117.882814
Could be better – You'd expect it to be with everything you here but the steaks are average, the service uninspired, and the ambiance just pathetic. First in the bar before dinner it's a cougar den unless you think that's a good thing it's actually quite distracting and typical. Don't worry there's a share of "manthers" there too for the ladies. The service is completely uninformed and there was no real sommelier within a mile of the place. Two other places I'd recommend in OC; Manhattan Steak House/ Supper Club in Orange and Marche Modern in South Coast Plaza. Two very solid joints vs this big disappointment.
Great ambience, food, and service – I go here at least once a month and love it. Everything I have ever tried has been amazing. The bone in filet and buttercake and something you just have to try.
BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! – We love to try different steakhouses and this one was a big disappointment. My boyfriend and I both started with caesar salads which should have been called caesar soup. The dressing had good flavor, but the salad was completely drenched in it. Disgusting!!!He ordered the NY Pepper Steak and I had the Bone-in Ribeye. Both steaks were completely bland. The NY Pepper Steak was tasteless and tough. The Ribeye was okay, but very bland. We also ordered garlic mashed potato with our steaks which tasted like powered mash potato, very tasteless.
Not only was the food very bland the service was also awful. The room we were in had all female servers, not sure if this was a good or bad thing. Our server Nichole was very unattentive and a bit absent-minded. We ordered our wine and had to repeat ourselves a couple of time for her to finally hear our order. Also she forgot our side item. We had to ask again for the mashed potato when the steaks came out. There are far better restaurants in Orange County for steak. I think if you're paying $100+ per person for dinner, both the food and service should be great. We feel totally ripped off. Turner New Zealand and Ruth Chris are better choices for steaks. Not only is the service better, so are the steaks. My other choices for good steaks would be Flemings and Bistango.
One of the best steakhouses? I THINK NOT! – This was recommended to us as the best steakhouse in the L.A. area so we gave it a try. The steak was a huge disappointment. Here's why... Our 32 oz prime rib was sliced into like 6 or 7 pieces and 2 of which were just huge chunks of FAT. Now I realize prime rib is usually a little more fatty than other cuts, but the amount of fat we got in our cut was rediculous. Filet mignon was ok. Not as tender as I would have expected for the price that we paid. What I REALLY DISLIKE is the fact that they heat the plates to 500 degrees (if someone knows the reason for this please enlighten me) and put a layer of oil on the plate so when you put your slice of steak on the plate it continues to cook, which is not a good thing IMHO, and your steak would be coated with oil (as if the steaks aren't fatty enough)! The crabcakes was suprisingly good, but costed $29 bucks for 2 little patties. Service: overall the service was good except our server gave us somebody else's doggy bag which means half of our filet mignon went to someone else or the trash. Ambiance: good ambiance with live music. Some people even got up and danced. Bottom line is I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good steak. There're so many better choices out there for good meat. This is certainly not "one of the best" that I've been to and I've not even tried them all.
Best Steakhouse period! – Mastros - both locations - is by far the best steakhouse. The drinks, appetizers, sides, desserts all beat any other restaurant - and I have been to all of them - including DUO this weekend in Maui that was more expensive and I was wishing the food was half as good as Mastros! The steaks and seafood absolutley rocks and the seafood tower is incredible if you are celebrating - you should see the presentation - I won't spoil the surprise. Also the butter cake is ridiculous - you might want to split the entry so you can save room for it.
Worst meal ever!!!!! – Walk in and a sign that reads " proper attire required" at the hostess station, That's a good sign their right? Next thing we see are 2 gentleman being seated in shorts and flipflops. Why would you allow them in if you have a sign clearly posted about attire. We sit in the bar area to hear the band and order dinner. Salads are pre-made the night before with watered down dressing and limp lettuce and tomatoes. Dinner arrives and my Prime Rib I requested medium well, It comes RAW, I request the chef to come out and check it, he claims he looks at all items before they leave to the customer, they take it back to fire it who knows how, it comes back boiling over with grease shooting out all over my dress shirt and my wifes arms as well. My wife had the Kansas steak, medium, it was very fatty and had better at a TGI Fridays she tells me.. I had been to this restaurant twice before and had gotten sick both times, you figure I would have learned my lesson, but my wife loves the look and feel of it, so I agreed to go one more time for her. We eat at several great restaurants around the area and
I would have to say stay away... Far Far away
Just Okay – Bread basket was good (good pretzel bread). Chopped salad was good, but nothing amazing. Steak was perfectly cooked, but overly fatty for a $46 pricetag. Sauteed asparagus was great. Everything is served a la carte. The famed and waitress-recommended warm butter cake was good, but it tasted like a Betty Crocker boxed cake. It was served with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream. Service was great - attentive and side dishes were initially portioned by the waitress (a nice touch). However, for the final bill, the quality just didn't live up to the reputation. Also, for being such an elegant restaurant with a sign at the front desk saying "proper attire required," staff didn't think twice about seating people in jeans and even flip flops, but I guess that's Orange County for you.
Overall, everything was good, but we just came expecting a better experience. Good, but far from great.
Bad Service, Careful -- They don't validate! – I'll be honest and say that the food was good; HOWEVER, we had the worst service ever! We were trying to make a movie and it really looked like we had ample time until the waitress took about 40 minutes to get things done from when we asked for our check. We actually had to walk up to her and hand her our check because we were tired of waiting for her to pick it up. The restaurant wasn't even busy. We ended up missing the movie and paying $20.00 (we took two cars) for parking....SELF PARKING. Why you ask? Because they don't validate!!!! Now what restaurant doesn't validate? I can't think of any besides Mastro's.
Frumbauskas ........ stay OUT of Scottsdale if you SO HATE the people! – All your posts you are slamming people who live in Scottsdale. So word of advise, STAY OUT OF SCOTTSDALE! You make it sound like everyone here is fake when in reality, NOT everyone is Hawaiian shirt wearing idiots. Stop with the rude remarks! Seriously!
I can't beleive I am even waiting my time writing this message but YOU are suppose to rate the Mastros in Cali and YET you slam people and Mastros in Scottsdale?
Get over it!
HAPPY TO LIVE IN SCOTTSDALE!!
Best steakhouse in OC, by far! – To categorize Mastro's with the other steakhouses is an insult to the quality of food and ambience at this steakhouse. I'm rather shocked that Mastro's is not ranked #1 by CitySearch. Like many, I believed Ruth Chris's and Morton's to be the best steakhouses in Orange County, until I visited Mastro's. Every detail from the decor, ambience, service, food, and drinks (especially the martini's) is perfection. My mouth waters just thinking about how the meat just melted in my mouth. As far as I'm concerned, Mastro's makes Ruth Chris's look like Sizzlers. I'm glad that it hasn't been hyped like other steakhouses yet and there is relatively no wait for even walk in dining, but I don't think that will last long. Pricey, but worth every penny.
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