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Mastro’s Ocean Club opens its doors at DTLA | Restaurants

MAstro’s Ocean Club just completed a month at DTLA, marking the ninth California location for the upscale seafood restaurant.

Located at 1200 S. Figueroa Street, Mastro’s Ocean Club is near LA Live and the Crypto.com Arena.

“We chose the location for a variety of reasons,” said Mark Levy, president and chief operating officer.

“First, we wanted to be in downtown Los Angeles. We wanted to take advantage of all the events there, with the Crypto.com Arena being right across from us. Then there’s LA live, the Microsoft Theater — there are so many reasons we want to come downtown. We also thought that many of our guests would attend sporting events or concerts. We thought Downtown would work well for us.

The dining room is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Executive Chef Marcus Andrade oversees the kitchen and his daily culinary preparations. The managing director is Robert Sprindler.

Mastro’s Ocean Club is known for its fresh seafood – raw bar offerings, a 2-foot seafood tower, and creative sushi selections developed by Niksan Sushi Chef Angel Carbajal in Cabo San Lucas.

For customers looking for surf and turf, Mastro’s is also known for its USDA Prime steaks with 16 cuts of meat. Other menu items include a range of entrees and sides such as Seared Bigeye Tuna and Lobster Mashed Potatoes, as well as chef-prepared desserts such as Hot Butter Cake.

“We’ve put a few new items on the downtown menu,” Levy said.

“We have a few more sushi offerings, a few more fish options, but basically the restaurants all have the same menu.”

New items include Crispy Garlic Tuna Sashimi ($28), Maguro Lime Roll ($28), and Clear Lobster Roll ($31).

“We get really good feedback on our sushi in general,” he said. “We think the downtown market will appreciate.”

Guests can also sample spirits and craft cocktails, including Mastro’s signature smoldering lemon drop and cosmo martinis served by trained mixologists. The four-tier back bar also offers specialty options such as Louis XIII, Hennessey Richard and Balvenie 40 Year Old Scotch. Guests who prefer wine can sip offerings from Mastro’s extensive wine list featuring more than 1,100 varietals from around the world.

The 14,000 square foot space includes a 350-person capacity main dining room with over 7,000 bottles of wine lining the walls of the restaurant.

The street-level location provides an outdoor terrace for guests to enjoy an alfresco dining experience. Live entertainment is offered daily from 5 p.m. in the Piano Lounge.

“The outdoor terrace opens up to our bar,” he said. “We have a large dining room and three private dining rooms, which we think will be very appealing to people coming to conventions – certainly to the downtown LA business community.”

Mastro’s Ocean Club

1200 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

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