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Mastro's Beverly Hills - what to Order?

boogiebaby May 13, 2011 12:36 PM

I'm going to dinner at the Beverly Hills Mastro's for the first time with 3 other guests. What are your recommendations? Any board favorites? I've been told the lobster mashed potatoes are amazing, but I'd love to hear other suggestions on what to order.

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    danieli10 May 16, 2011 09:53 AM

    Awesome question, here it is and it was amazing the last time I went:

    Shrimp cocktail

    Wedge

    Bone-In Filet

    Creamed spinach

    gnocchi with crab, truffles, craziness

    Side Bernaise

    Butter Cake!

    PS - Shared everything with SO and definitely split the gnocchi and cake with another couple....

    1. boogiebaby May 15, 2011 10:49 PM

      Thanks everyone. I ended up ordering the Mastro's House salad, and the Chef's Cut bone in rib-eye. My other guests ordered the crab stuffed mushrooms, seared ahi tuna, caesar salad and then the rack of lamb, another chef's cut ribeye and the chicken for entrees. For sides we shared the crab and truffle gnocchi, sauteed asparagus, and the garlic mashed potatoes. Everything was delicious. Unfortunately, we had no room left for dessert, but we plan on going back again soon to try it out. Thanks for all the suggestions!

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        DrBruin May 16, 2011 06:49 AM

        Thank you for reporting back!

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        foufou May 15, 2011 09:36 AM

        bone-in ribeye and the gnocchi were fabulous......yummm! the butter cake was disappointing....

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          foodworthy May 15, 2011 02:33 AM

          The roasted Brussels sprouts were wonderful! I would suggest them to even those who think they don't like sprouts.

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            Golfncook May 15, 2011 12:14 AM

            My favorite steak is the bone in ribeye. Save room for the butter caka, a classic.

            1. OCAnn May 14, 2011 11:52 PM

              And don't forget their signature warm butter cake!

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                fdb May 13, 2011 11:49 PM

                All the recommendations so far are good. Bone-in ribeye is great but a few weeks ago they had a Australian Wagyu for 2 as special--that was superb in flavor and texture. I also like their sweet potato fries.

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                  Jase May 13, 2011 05:43 PM

                  Add another reco to the bone in rib eye. But I'm in the camp that's against the lobster mashed potatoes. It sounds great in theory but the flavor of the lobster gets lost in the potatoes and with the heat of the potatoes, it's too easy for the meat to be overcooked. I'm definitely in the minority on this though but wanted to throw in another data point.

                  1. DrBruin May 13, 2011 05:14 PM

                    Everything is very tasty.... Go with the bone-in filet or bone-in rib eye. Most of the sides were great and the portions huge. I've only had one bad dish. We ordered a Maine lobster that I believe was about 3-3.5 pounds... and it was overcooked and I felt bad for taking the lobster's life (just a little bit, hey, I love meat) and didn't want them to ruin another lobster this size.

                    1. groover808 May 13, 2011 05:03 PM

                      I personally love a good NY strip, not as fatty as ribeye but more marbling than a filet. And geez, the one I had in the Costa Mesa location in January was FANTASTIC! Very good crust and almost no waste on a NY strip.

                      For sides, if you don't go with the lobster mashed potatoes (I've haven't had it), the Mastro's potatoes, basically mashed potatoes that are loaded baked potato flavored are delicious. The crab gnocchi is also very good, very rich.

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

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                        TailbackU May 13, 2011 04:58 PM

                        For steaks, order the bone-in ribeye if you like fatty flavorful cuts of beef. Order the bone-in filet if you like more lean cuts of beef. Both are excellent. The ribeye would be my choice.

                        For sides, their lobster mashed potatos are indeed very good. So is their creamed corn, mushrooms, and asparagus.

                        They're also known for their seafood towers. If you're not picking up the bill, definitely get one. It's a good medley of prawns, oysters, crab legs, etc. You can customize to your liking as well.

                        Enjoy!

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                          Ernie May 13, 2011 02:00 PM

                          Chef's cut rib eye

                          1. J.L. May 13, 2011 01:39 PM

                            Bone-in ribeye is their signature cut... for good reason: It is a fantastic steak. And if you don't finish it there, no problem! Just take the rest home and make fried rice out of it the next day!

                            Also order the seafood tower, if your wallet is so inclined. Truly impressive.

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                              elnora May 13, 2011 01:32 PM

                              oh boy. the gnocchi with truffles is fantastic. the seafood tower, obviously (the shrimp are huge - and unlike most huge shrimp, very flavorful and sweet!) - and i like the oysters rockefeller as a starter, too. im a big fan of the bone-in ribeye. and the warm butter cake for dessert! enjoy!

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