An import from Scottsdale, Arizona, Mastro's embraces classic steakhouse traditions as warmly as it welcomes the moneyed clientele that frequent this bustling eatery. A relatively sedate dining room occupies the ground floor, while a lively bar scene---downright boisterous by buttoned-down steakhouse standards---awaits upstairs, along with additional dining space. A more modern interpretation of the clubby American steakhouse, the restaurant is attractively appointed, with cushy black leather banquettes, white linen-clad tables, stone accents and backlit mirrors. The straightforward but pricey menu features New York strip, porterhouse and rib-eye steaks, a very respectable rack of lamb and a smattering of options for non-carnivores (salmon, live Maine lobster, ahi). Traditional steakhouse starters include a dramatically presented shrimp cocktail (with dry ice special effects) and a gargantuan wedge of iceberg lettuce. Sides fall in line accordingly, with creamed corn, asparagus and mashed potatoes. If you still have room, try one of the classical, delightful desserts, such as the chocolate coffee cake or the pecan pie. You'll find plenty of big red wines on the pricey list; the martinis here are legendary.
“Still the king” of carnivorous consumption, this “über-steakhouse” chain hosts “wheeler dealer” types “paying a fortune” for “generous” cuts of “mouthwatering” “prime meat”, “extravagant” seafood towers and “sinful” sides, all matched with “world-class” service; the Beverly Hills branch comprises a “vibrant”, “Vegas”-like piano bar and a toned-down dining room.
The pretzel bread is delicious. If it is your birthday month, then Mastro's will give you a free piece of birthday cake for dessert. Let me know if it is your birthday month, then I will let them know that we are celebrating your birthday.
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