(flash back to November 14
I went to Mastro's, with my family one weekend in November, to celebrate my mother's birthday.
We went to the one in Crystal Cove...you know the one in the same center as the Javier's that Kobe Bryant (apparently) frequents ;)
Bread basket. The pretzel bread was pretty good.
So many glasses someone give me an dinner etiquette class!!1!1! (kidding)
We were seated by the bar area, which was very crowded and not-so-quiet but it was very lively. Definitely different than being seated in the dining room. It did seem that the customers that frequent Mastro's prefer bar area over the actual dining room because it had more of a 'hang out' vibe with a live band in the corner (that was actually stellar!) and that they knew other people/had friends that coincidentally dined that evening as well. I would try the dining room next time though to see how the setting feels.
Creamed corn (that was insanely hot in temperature when it was brought out) and my mom's fish fillet.
They have the MOST AMAZING (and I seriously mean amazing) steak. It was butter-textured, melt-in-your-mouth, dissolve-on-your-tongue kind of amazing. I'm not kidding. You have to try.