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“Reliably excellent food and service”

Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach
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Ranked #9 of 514 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 60 - US$ 80
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Reef Point
Reviewed 8 September 2017

For our 40th anniversary we had a beautiful table at the front of the restaurant with a view of the ocean. The drinks are pricey but generous. The signature dirty martini is one of the best, especially with the blue cheese stuffed olives. We shared everything and had leftovers to take home for lunch the next day. Love the sweetness of the Dungeness crab cocktail. Followed that with the bone in rib eye cooked to our preference perfectly. Learned this time that you can split the lobster mash if you aren't big eaters. Our son and his wife always order the full order so that they can enjoy leftovers the next day. It is wonderful that they provided a complimentary dessert for our anniversary, a chocolate cake. I shouldn't complain, but last year they served the butter cake which is exceptional. The butter cake is one of the reasons we returned. I hope that they return to the previous policy of serving this for special occasions! Robert was a perfect waiter, attentive but not intrusive. Can't beat this for a special occasion for traditional fare.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

First visit to a Mastro Ocean Club. Had been to their steak houses before in other locations. All are fine examples of upscale restaurants, but there's not much difference between the steak and seafood versions. Great food, well prepared and presented, great service, and big price tags.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We dine at Mastro's at least once every month or so on average as we live just up the street. Last night, we celebrated our 20th anniversary at Mastro's and had yet another wonderful dinner with great food and excellent service.

I had called ahead and asked if we might get a special table for the special occasion. The GM didn't disappoint, as we had the best table in the restaurant near the fireplace (not on due to the heat) on the small outdoor patio. (There we're only 4 tables on the patio.)

Our Sazeracs were a nice way to start the evening.

We brought a bottle of 2003 Screaming Eagle Cabernet from our cellar to enjoy with dinner--and it was as divine as our bone-in fillets.

We always love the Mastro's salad, and they were delicious.

And of course, we had to end the evening with the famous butter cake, as well as a cherry crisp for my husband,

Service, as usual, was fantastic. Our regular favorite server wasn't working last night, but another wonderful server whom we'd had recently did an excellent job.

Mastro's is one of the toasts of Orange County dining, and its best steakhouse by a fair margin in our opinion. Thanks again for another memorable evening!

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We have been here several times and the food is consistently good but if they think you aren't local they will put you in the annex and expect you to wait an hour or more or your Pre booked table.
Avoid weekend as the bar scene is crazy. You will have to get in line to order...while you wait for your table.

Make sure you know your wines, our last sommelier was not impressive. Usually they are pretty good.

All that aside, if you get past the issues, the restaurant is beautiful, especially in the summer when the roof is off. The food is always excellent.

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Thank MuchHadhamPieClub
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

we returned to Mastro's because we had a great time last year
we were not disappointed
the martini come in the shaker like all Mastro's and you get about two drinks for the price of one
steak was really good and the tuna also great

1  Thank Donald S
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