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I've heard a lot about these potatoes...........are they worth the $35.00 ?

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  1. Yup.

    1. No.

      1. If you've never had them before, yes.

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        1. re: Chandavkl

          Yes. If you split the order.

        2. Well, it depends.

          If you're a billionaire like Mark Zuckerberg, sure why not.

          If you're living on food stamps? Probably not.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            The potatoes are really delicious. One does not have to be a "billionaire" to afford them, nor on "food stamps" to eschew them. This is an unusual and very rich preparation of mashed potatoes. Actually, one order would probably serve 4 as a side dish. I doubt that many folks living on food stamps are dining at Mastro's. I just can't stand these snarky comments and I generally respect the opinions of ipsedixit.

            1. re: maudies5

              Not sure why you think my reply was snarky.

              OP wanted to know if the lobster mashed potatoes was worth the price.

              And to answer that question, one really has to take into account how much money the diner has to spend on a meal.

          2. I say no. Decent mashed potatoes with some pieces of lobster. Tastes exactly as it sounds, nothing transcendent. the whole is not greater than the sum of the parts. but if you love mashed potatoes and would like a bit of lobster in it, then get it. plenty of people do and are quite happy. just not for me.

            1. I say if you're going to dine at Mastros then, presumably, you've got the money to do so, money's not an issue and a person could order anything they want.
              For this restaurant....they're definitely worth it.
              Another restaurant, I prefer them at, has a comparable price.

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              1. re: latindancer

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/791580

                1. re: Servorg

                  The restaurant I prefer them that is out of state and the ribeye I order is $70. The lobster mashed potatoes, made with lobster sauce and a high ratio of lobster is $30.
                  To answer the OP's question...

                  No, I don't think ANY mashed potatoes are worth $35...logically, it borders on the ridiculous and stupid. But....so does a $15 shot of bourbon I just paid a few days ago downtown @ Cole's in the back room.

                  1. re: latindancer

                    Out of curiosity, why would you be drinking shots of anything at the Varnish (the back room of Cole's) when one of the luminaries of the bartending world is behind the bar? I mean, if you like bourbon, awesome, but that'd be like going to, say, Mastro's and having a burger.

                    1. re: Das Ubergeek

                      I never really thought about it until you asked, actually, but it's a great question based on Varnish's great reputation.

                      I met a few colleagues at Cole's one evening. Cole's has got a great selection of beers and I drank 3 of them with my french dip. We didn't really want the party to end so we went into Varnish.
                      I've always loved bourbon and wanted to try Suntory Yamazaki from Japan. A blended cocktail just didn't sound very good after drinking all the beer...

                      1. re: latindancer

                        Fair point, latindancer. And I'm sure the burger at Mastro's is awesome.

              2. YES - Absolutely!

                1. Mastro's Lobster mashed potatoes were not worth it the one time I tried it. Seemed like a gimmicky upsell. However, the lobster mashed potatoes at Flemings are very good and worth the extra charge