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Mastro’s Steakhouse Opens This Friday in River North

Better wear a suit.
Better wear a suit. Photo: courtesy of Mastro’s

You know, with a grand selection of heavy hitters, innovative new places, and even the recently opened Chicago Cut Steakhouse, the city seems to be doing well in the steakhouse front. But here we go again. Mastro’s Steakhouse comes by way of California, though there are outlets in Nevada and Arizona. From what we can tell, Mastro’s is basically an old man steakhouse (the above picture is honesty the first thing one sees when visiting the website). The official menu for Chicago has not been finalized, but there isn’t a whole lot of variation going on with the other eight locations. Big cuts of meat and boring sides takes up the bulk of the menus.

Basically there are incredibly traditional appetizers (shrimp cocktail, crab cakes), sixteen or so massive cuts of meat (hello 48 ounce double cut porterhouse), a few seafood items (salmon, of course), and one of the most boring collections of side dishes we’ve ever seen grace a menu. Of course, the meat is the main attraction, and they do boast about their 15-ingredient rub. But still, just the thought of deciding between steamed broccoli or sautéed broccoli is kind of hilarious. Which one would you choose?

Once again, Mastro’s Steakhouse plans to open this Friday.

Mastro’s Steakhouse, 520 N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654; 312-521-5100
A Cali entry into Chi’s steakhouse scene [Thrillist]

Mastro’s Steakhouse Opens This Friday in River North