The Mastro's Steakhouse mini-chain opened its first East Coast outlet today in NYC. The room is about what you would expect from a big box Midtown chop house with high ceilings and lots of wood and stone. Mastro's has a reputation for a celebrity clientele at its Beverly Hills and Malibu locations, but its new New York outpost, being a stones throw from Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center, may be better primed for the tourist and business crowd. Still, the menu will be the same as the other locations featuring an assortment wet aged steaks (as opposed to the more costly dry aged variety popular in NYC) as well as seafood, and a selection of sushi. Whether NYC, with its rich steakhouse culture, needs another out of town restaurant remains to be seen.
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