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zzztimbo Dec 11, 2008 12:17 PM

Could someone give me some opinions on the following:

Mastros Ocean Club
Ruth's Chris
Morton's

or any other place that you'd recommend above the 3 that I've mentioned.

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    Tony Dec 11, 2008 12:26 PM

    I would recommend Mastro's Steakhouse in Costa Mesa. I have been to both Mastro's and Ruth's Chris and I prefer Mastro's by far.

    I haven't been to the Mastro's Ocean Club is there a reason you don't have the Mastro's Steakhouse in Costa Mesa amongst your choices? I have heard the Ocean Club has more emphasis on seafood.

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      mikester Dec 11, 2008 12:37 PM

      You'll find opinions galore on this board, just do a search (see the Search This Board box near the top of the page) for Mastro's, etc.

      Personally I'd give it to Mastro's in CM, but I also really like Ruth's Chris. Haven't been to Ocean Club, so I can't say personally. But the "scene" at Ocean Club is supposed to be quite something.

      1. Eat_Nopal Dec 11, 2008 02:49 PM

        Is Turner New Zealand still in business in Costa Mesa? If so, there is no question... Ruth & Morton are crap. I haven't been to Mastro's but Turner's venison filet cooked Rare with carmelized shallots & bleu cheese is on my all time list... and I have had some serious steaks (Luger's is somewhere on the bottom of my Top 10).

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          Wonginator Dec 11, 2008 03:51 PM

          Turner New Zealand is closed. Not sure if it was earlier this year or last year.

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          cdmedici Dec 11, 2008 06:11 PM

          My choice would absolutely be Mastros. Both Ocean Club and Steak House are terrific. I love the courtyard at Ocean Club over any seat at Steakhouse, but Steakhouse has more choices of non-seafood items like prime rib and veal chop.

          If I had to pick another place, I would say the best two steaks I have had other than Mastros was at A Restaurant in Newport Beach. I had a stellar Kansas City and Flat Iron there recently.

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