Dining in Chicago covers all areas of the mind and imagination. There is no shortage of eateries. Especially steakhouses. From the Chicago Chop house to Harry Carry's and every other Steakhouse brand you can name. Chicago and Meat go hand in hand, and thats where Mastros comes in.
Arguably one of the best in the USA, in my opinion. The menu itself is much of what you'd expect in a classic steakhouse. But that's where it just gets started. This is a bustling place. I came out here during NRA time, ( National Restaurant Associations Annual Food show ) in May. The place is all a buzz with music, laughter, expensive wine and arguably much of Chicago's upper crust dining here.
Im not one of them, I just appreciate a Great steak, and between the Seafood we received, a tower of it to be exact, U-10 Shrimp Cocktail style, to Blue Point Oysters, Lobster, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab and Alaskan Crab Claws, Lobster Claws,, just a Mess of Great Seafood.
Finally the Prime Ribeye. I had a Bone in Ribeye that was perfectly medium Rare, Seared outside and as tender as humanly possible. It killed me not to finish it. It was just too much steak. Grilled Asparagus, Brussell sprouts which of all things this was the area they seemed a bit skimpy on.. That I could not understand but not a deal breaker.
Service and coverage on the table was the other part, thats not paid close enough attention to. It's the experience. Masters gets it right. They are on top of the service. This was an all nighter. Meaning 7 people dined from roughly 8 pm till 11:30 pm, thats a pretty long stretch, but perfectly times if you consider all that was consumed.
Desserts, were of the Big and Tall Variety, the Warm Butter cake, they refer to as the Signature hot and fresh is incredible, The Pecan Pie, and Key lime pie all winners. I can't say enough about this place and while maybe over the top of most, they make the most of the term steakhouse. Bring plenty of cash, and believe me while nothing is cheap here, you won't be disappointed. I hope to come back someday.