I went to Mastro's steakhouse a year ago and had a good time, the only negative being the noise level that was quite high. So, when we went back with my colleagues, I was curious to see if the experience evolved one way or another. As I had meat that week, I made a point to focus more on seafood, not that I thought that it would be healthier, especially when you will see what I got...
The first dish was their seafood tower that was phenomenal! I guess they put some liquid nitrogen to create that beautiful smoke, enhanced with some light that catches the attention of dinners.
We decided to have a mix of seafood: crab cocktail, shrimp (huge), oysters and lobster. This was delicious and fresh.
Then, I went for the Live Maine lobster: a 3.5 lb lobster that they removed from the shell for me.
That was a nice animal: big, served with clarified butter, it was unfortunately slightly overcooked, but still good and I truly appreciated that they did the hard work for me. With the lobster, I got some gorgonzola mac and cheese that was delightfully creamy and cheesy.
With our meal, we got a bottle of Pinot Noir Etude 2013 from California.
For dessert, we shared the chocolate layer cake. When it came, I was not sure what to expect as, often, restaurants go for the spectacular rather then the taste. This one was really good and very chocolatey.
But my favorite was the Pecan Pie A La Mode! The caramel was so buttery that I could have eaten the entire pie myself (but with what I ate before...).
We had a good time at Mastro's: good company, excellent service and delicious food. What else to ask? Except another opportunity to go back. And this time, the noise level downstairs was perfect!
Enjoy (I did)!
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