For all of you Mastro's lovers who enjoy dining by the beach, this is the perfect place. The former Charthouse has been somewhat redone and is the current home to Mastro's Ocean Club, a
fancy-schmancy name for Mastro's with a view. Sure the interior has gotten somewhat of a facelift, and yes the view is gorgeous, but I don't really get what all of the hoopla is about. Of course the service is top-notch, and it should be, and reservations
are recommended, but the food's no different than Beverly Hills or Thousand Oaks. The restaurant is significantly smaller and very casual (think tourists in Hawaiian shirts with huge cameras slung over their shoulders). Prices are comparable to Beverly Hills.
We went for lunch yesterday and had a beautiful table overlooking the ocean. The calamari was delicious, fried and crispy, seasoned to perfection and served with a garlicky dipping sauce. The serving was plenty for three. We went with the Saturday/Sunday
brunch menu. One of us had the Mastro's Prime burger, and prime it was. A beautifully grilled hamburger is topped with sharp cheddar, thick applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Perfectly seasoned, salty skinny fries are served
alongside with some flavorful Thousand Island dressing. We also ordered the Eggs Benedict which you can have with Maine Lobster or with bacon. Try the Truffle Hollandaise for a special touch! The Smoked Salmon Plate is hand cut, fresh smoked salmon, fresh
ripe, red, juicy tomatoes, Bermuda onions, capers and cream cheese with a toasted bagel. For dessert, we never miss the Butter Cake. I mean never. This is definitely up there on my Last Supper dessert list. Made with cream cheese, butter, eggs, and
I don't know what else, this cake does me in every time. Top it with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, and it's a meal in itself. At dinner, we're all about the steaks, the Gorgonzola Mac and Cheese, and the Ocean Club Crab Cakes; but give us a good brunch
anytime! Prices are not listed as they vary .Brunch for two will run you about $75-$100. (without drinks). Dinner: over $100. Mastro's Ocean Club 18412 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu. (310) 454-4357 Hours: M-Thurs: 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. Fri: 5:00
p.m.-11:00 p.m. Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
Recommended Dishes: Brunch:Calamari, Prime Burger, Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon Plate, Butter Cake Dinner: Ocean Club Salad, Gorganzola Mac and Cheese, Creamed Spinach, Petite Filet, Bone In Ribeye, Herb Roasted
Chicken, Warm Butter Cake.