Mastro’s, the upscale steakhouse chain from Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, is now open at the Post Oak.
The restaurant magnate and reality TV star debuted the restaurant at 1600 Post Oak on Friday, and it is all kinds of fancy. “I have always wanted to open Mastro’s one-of-a-kind, masterful, high-end dining experience in my hometown,” he said in a statement. Mastro’s already operates restaurants in major moneyed markets like Beverly Hills, Palm Desert, New York City, and Washington D.C.
The Houston space will feature a piano lounge with nightly performances, four private dining rooms, and an outdoor garden terrace. The steakhouse offers 16 different cuts of USDA prime beef; fresh seafood and raw bar offerings; decadent sides such as lobster mashed potatoes; and sushi selections developed by internationally known sushi chef Angel Carbajal of Cabo San Lucas’s Niksan. For dessert, the warm butter cake sounds promising, a Mastro’s staple that’s also making its way to South Texas.
Because Fertitta is so obsessed with Houston, this location of Mastro’s will feature a few dishes that are only available in Space City. Diners can look forward to garlic roasted bone marrow; crispy shrimp and scallop bird nest dumplings; and Japanese A5 wagyu served on a hot stone.
The bar will sling cocktails, including Mastro’s showy smoking lemon drop martini, along with an extensive wine cellar overseen by Master Sommelier Keith Goldston. The Cellar at Post Oak boasts more than 20,000 bottles from 25 countries including vintages dating back to the 1800’s.
Mastro’s Steakhouse is now serving dinner at the Post Oak. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.