I did a review of Mastro’s in Thousand Oaks a few months ago and recently had the pleasure of visiting their Costa Mesa facility. One would hope that the martini in Costa Mesa would be as fine as that in Thousand Oaks.
I am pleased to report that it was. This small Southern California chain of steak houses really does an exceptional job of constructing their Martinis. As in Thousand Oaks, the martini was well chilled, perfectly mixed, and served in a chilled stem. As before the shaker was left on the table so the Martini could be ‘topped off’.
Oh and the food and service were, as expected, outstanding.