Hi @skramzlife -
This is a topic I've been hoping would come up. I haven't been to Mastro's enough times to hate it. But I do not like it at all.
Food: They once served me a ribeye that was too rare on the inside and not even crispy on the outside, let alone charred.
Service: I didn't think the servers took the kind of care one would expect from such a place. They seemed to be always on the look out for celebrities and big ballers. A good example is Wolfgang Puck (CUT) came to our table of two non-celebrities, welcomed us and asked if we were enjoying our meal.
But my biggest problem with Mastro's and what irritates me most when they are compared to CUT is I suspect their meat is probably sourced from the same type of distributors as places like Fleming's.
A lot will disagree, but I think if you take away Mastro's bling and the eye candy, there is not much too it. And okay, excuse my crudeness, but is there a chance you guys are thinking with the wrong head when judging Mastro's? My guy friends have told me the wildest stories about that place.
Thanks for the opportunity to express these long held opinions .