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Food

Splurge! Mastro's Steakhouse

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I'm sure everyone here has some opinion on what's the best steakhouse in Los Angeles. There's Morton's, Cut, a number of Ruth's Chris's, Mastro's, and probably a ton of others that I can't think of right now. It was the g/f's birthday and we got to splurge at Mastro's a bit, so here are the photos -- proof, if you will -- that we lived it up for a night.

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We started off with an iceberg wedge, I ordered one to share and was surprised when two big plates of wedge showed up. Turns out it was already split for us. "This is Mastro's, nothing's small here," our waiter deadpaned. It had bacon, crumbled blue cheese along with a vinaigrette dressing, topped off with chopped tomatoes, it was incredibly fresh and tasty.

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The lobster mashed potatoes is an off-the-menu item. Pricy at $32, but they're very generous with the portions, had huge chunks of lobster and it was off the hook good, I felt like a king slapping a big spoonful of it onto my plate.

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I'm a huge ribeye fan and will order bone-in whenever possible. So here's the 22 ounce bone-in ribeye cooked to a medium. Mastro's meat is prime and dry-aged. It's a big beautiful chunk of meat, tender, juicy, incredibly flavorful. This really hits the spot, what a great steak. Mastro's special is the bone-in filet mignon, so if you don't know what to order, you can always go with that. Most of the steaks are in the $40 range, I think it's great -- you can feel free to move around and try different cuts without feeling like you're paying a lot more or less for a particular cut. There's a good selection of cuts, too. Anything from a petite filet to a ridiculous double-cut porterhouse. The sides menu is quite large as well and offers some great choices that I'd like to try.

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The restaurant has a quieter downstairs dining room and a busier upstairs room that features live music in the evenings. I'd recommend sitting downstairs if you want to talk to your eating partner. Upstairs was pretty busy and we had a boisterous screenwriter and his his female companion at the table next to us. So we ended up just listening to their conversation. Not great, but entertaining nonetheless. Service was quite good but I didn't feel like it was anything extraordinary. Valet parking is available and there's also metered street parking. I'd definitely come back for the steak, though, it's probably the best I've ever had.

Any recommendations on where to go for steaks next?

Photos by Kevin Cheng for LAist

Mastro's Steakhouse
246 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
(310) 888-8782