My family arrived a little early for our reservation so we sat in the piano bar for a cocktail. Mastro's has a live band every night and the band playing on Father's Day was awesome! Any band that can play top 40 hits using bongos is pretty cool in my book. I heard the martinis were pretty fantastic so I ordered the Elderflower Martini with Belvedere citrus vodka, Hendrick's gin, St. Germain, and fresh lemon. It was perfect and it came with enough for a second drink in the martini shaker. Everyone else thought it was super strong but I didn't. I'm not sure what that says about me...
We ordered a few salads and appetizers to start including the Beefsteak Tomato & Onion salad and the Heirloom Tomato & Burrata salad. The burrata was fantastic but I can't say I'd order the tomato and onion salad again...nothing really out of the ordinary there.
|Beefsteak Tomato & Onion|
|Heirloom Tomato & Burrata (not so photogenic eh?)|
|Jalapeno Tuna Sashimi|
All of Mastro's steaks are served a la carte so we ordered two sides for the table, the scalloped potatoes, and the sauteed mushrooms. If I had it my way, I would have ordered the king crab black truffle gnocchi, but, like I said before, I have an excuse to come back. Both sides were fantastic--super flavorful.
|Half of the 33 oz Tomahawk Bone-in Ribeye, Scalloped Potatoes, Sauteed Mushrooms|
The dessert Mastro's is known for is the Signature Warm Butter Cake. This baby is one heck of a dessert and would make even Paula Deen blush. Not only does it ooze out butter, you can smell it a mile away. I mean that in the best possible, way of course. It's insanely decadent and dense and best eaten in moderation.
|Signature Warm Butter Cake|
I've giving Mastro's Steakhouse 4 ghosts for their fabulous martinis, steaks, and sashimi. Skip the chocolate cake and splurge on that Warm Butter Cake!
520 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654