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Jan 10, 2011 07:30 PM

Mastro's Newport Beach

Looking into Mastro's NB for this weekend while in OC. Looks great. I'll be in from out of town and looking forward to trying this place. Looks like they have several rooms to choose from. I'm not sure if I can make it for sunset- so not sure a window table is that important. Any suggestions on which room to make reservations for? I'll be taking my father to dinner and want to have a great experience.

Mastros Restaurant
2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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  1. Mastro's menu looks nice and the photos of the restaurant are beautiful. Please post after you visit I'd love to hear about your experience. I've never been myself, but planning a trip to OC soon and looking for good recommendations in South OC.

    Mastros Restaurant
    2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

    1. A table by the window is most desired at any time. Even after dark the twinkling lights from the moon shining on the ocean are spectacular! Our favorite spot is in the room reached after passing thru the bar area. It is less noisy and I prefer being away from the "bar scene" which ,I admit, can be really distracting with all the "bling"-fun but distracting. Don't miss anything! It is all good! I usually order that smallest of their steaks which is perfect for me.

      1. I was there a couple weeks ago. I noticed just the dining room/patio area and a separate bar area (immediately beyond the waterfall wall). I may be wrong, but I don't think there were multiple dining areas--just the dining room and the adjacent covered patio. And while the other poster noticed the twinkling lights, it was too dark outside (lit just enough inside) that we didn't see any stars the evening we were there (perhaps we didn't have the benefit of a full moon).

        Service is top notch (I often get a follow up call the day after inquiring about the service). If you order the twin tails lobster, you have a choice of broiled or fried; I had one of each and after a couple bites of the fried, I'd had enough (with note to self to avoid the fried tail next time). We often get the king crab truffle gnocchi (while yummy, it's quite pricey @ $25 for the side) and the signature warm butter cake. Be sure to go hungry--while we tried to avoid the bread basket, our hands keep reaching for the 4-6 different delicious offerings.

        I hope you enjoy your evening!