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Mastro's Steakhouse

Oh, how the mighty have fallen! I recently had the misfortune of dining at what used to be my favorite steakhouse, but alas, it seems like the cows have left the building, along with the flavor, quality, and any semblance of culinary prowess or service.

The wait staff used to be prodigious, but our waiter and his staff seemed to be irritated and way too overly focused on JUST one table next to us that he seemed very familiar with. His remaining tables would just kindly beg for his attention because, heaven forbid, you actually need a fork and knife to eat your tough steak. And don't even try getting salt, you need to beg a different employee for that.

Moving on to the food, we ordered the prawn appetizer and that was probably the best thing! Now, let's talk about the steaks themselves. Remember those perfectly marbled, juicy cuts that would melt in your mouth, that they USED to have? Well, they seem to have evaporated into thin air. What remained were desolate, overcooked slabs of meat that tasted like they had been broiled on the surface of the sun. I think there was more tenderness in my leather shoe, which was sad because we ordered them medium, i.e. pink. We also ordered the asparagus, which was VERY over cooked, no flavor, as well as the lobster mashed potatoes, which we used to absolutely love, but alas these were flavorless as well. Even the once to die for warm butter cake, was, you guessed it, over cooked, it tasted burnt.

To add insult to injury, the prices remained as exorbitant as ever. It was like paying a premium for a rollercoaster ride that only went downhill, with no thrills or excitement to be found.

In conclusion, it pains me to say that this once beloved steakhouse has turned into a carnivorous catastrophe. If you're looking for a place to satisfy your steak cravings, I implore you to steer clear of this one. Instead, save your taste buds and hard-earned money for greener pastures.

Cliff Notes

Mastro's Steakhouse

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Price Range: Typically, 4 star steakhouse (but shouldn't be, in my humble opinion) - $$$$

Parking: Valet

Perk: Prawn Appetizer

Non-Perk: Ugh.. staff, steak, sides, dessert

Ambiance: A fine steakhouse

Noise: Not too bad

Recommend: Sadly, not anymore

Address: 633 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Prawns appetizer
Prawns appetizer

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