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icecreamstar1 Mar 3, 2012 06:38 PM

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

  1. J.L. Mar 3, 2012 07:28 PM

    Yup.

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      JudiAU Mar 3, 2012 07:47 PM

      No.

      1. Chandavkl Mar 3, 2012 08:04 PM

        If you've never had them before, yes.

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          maudies5 Mar 3, 2012 08:05 PM

          Yes. If you split the order.

        2. ipsedixit Mar 3, 2012 08:22 PM

          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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            maudies5 Mar 3, 2012 08:45 PM

            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
              ipsedixit Mar 3, 2012 08:51 PM

              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.

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            Bert Mar 3, 2012 10:13 PM

            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.

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              latindancer Mar 4, 2012 07:51 AM

              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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                Servorg Mar 4, 2012 08:22 AM

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

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                  latindancer Mar 4, 2012 10:23 AM

                  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
                    Das Ubergeek Mar 10, 2012 05:24 PM

                    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.

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                      latindancer Mar 10, 2012 10:12 PM

                      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
                        Das Ubergeek Mar 12, 2012 08:53 AM

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

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                flowergirl Mar 9, 2012 06:03 PM

                YES - Absolutely!

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                  Ernie Mar 12, 2012 12:58 PM

                  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

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