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Mar 3, 2012 06:38 PM

Mastros Lobster Mashed Potatoes

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

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

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        1. 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.