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!
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.
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).
Palm Springs Restaurant Week is running from May 31-June 16. Other restaurants to consider: Catalan, Dish.
73-405 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260