Friday, May 17, 2013

Palm Springs Restaurants Week Pick: Mastro's Steakhouse

Despite being a big national chain, Mastro's Steakhouse is still one of the top steakhouses. Now, why would I write about the Mastro's in Palm Desert, you ask? That's because they're participating in Palm Springs Restaurant Week!

Mastro's Palm Springs
A $38 dinner at Mastro's with appetizer, 6 oz petite filet (or other entree choices), 2 sides and dessert?? Unheard of! They really want new customers who have never been to try Mastro's with this approachable price. In the Beverly Hills location an 8oz petite filet is already $42! If I were going to be in the Palm Springs are during Restaurant Week, this is where I would go.

During the Restaurant Week media visit, we got treated to more than that, though. Of course, a splurge at Mastro's would usually include their famous seafood tower.
Mastro's Seafood Tower

An impressive three-tiered (or does that little thing at the top count as 4?) tower. Oysters, king crab legs, shrimp cocktails, and mmm ... lobster .. all very fresh!

Of course, you have to get the steak (although they do have chicken and fish entree option for the Restaurant Week menu, in case you're taking a non-red-meat-eating date). We tasted their bone-in filet, bone-in Kansas City strip and the bone-in Rib Eye. All three steaks were excellent and cooked to a nice medium rare. Tender, juicy, bloody with a nice rub. It's hard to choose a favorite, but it might be the filet ...

Creamed corn is always a favorite side of mine, but they also have lobster mashed potatoes here! (Not a Restaurant Week option, though - you wish).
Lobster Mashed Potato
When choosing a steakhouse for a special occasion dinner, Mastro's Steakhouse is always considered. Their steak still stands strong even with all the new restaurant openings, their ambiance and service level top notch. I love that they decided to participate in Restaurant Week, allowing a larger audience to try them out, and maybe remember to return when they're celebrating something special. That $38 menu is an awesome deal! (and the chocolate layer cake is as tall as an iPhone)

Palm Springs Restaurant Week is running from May 31-June 16. Other restaurants to consider: Catalan, Dish.

Mastro's Steakhouse
73-405 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 776-6777
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