Steak 48 recently opened its at the Del Mar Highlands, bringing new life into the former Searsucker space. This 12,500-square-foot location can accommodate 487 guests, including features like an in-house butcher shop, a 3,000-bottle wine vault, and eight private dining options.
The new San Diego establishment marks the ninth addition to the renowned Mastro family's restaurant portfolio. Widely recognized for their success with Mastro's Steakhouse, they introduced Steak 44 in Arizona, with the Steak 48 location in Chicago earning acclaim as one of the city's premier steakhouses. Additionally, the Mastro group is venturing into seafood with Ocean 48, slated to make its debut in Newport Beach early next year.
The ambiance is a blend of historic charm and contemporary vibrancy, with surfers' portraits adorning the walls and a lively soundtrack ranging from Dusty Springfield to Joe Strummer. The staff's unpretentious nature adds to the approachable atmosphere that the founders aim to cultivate.
The menu features iconic dishes like Tomahawks, A5 Wagyu, and caviar alongside more whimsical offerings like Maine Lobster "Escargot" and a colossal shrimp cocktail. The Crispy Shrimp Deviled Eggs is a favorite among diners.
The beverage program mirrors the brand's playful spirit, offering classic Napa wines and reasonably priced Pinots alongside hidden gems. The interior, crafted by Testani Design Troupe and Nelson Architects, is cavernous yet welcoming, with leather and geometrically patterned wood floors guiding guests through meticulously set tables.
Steak 48 Del Mar is not just another steakhouse; it's a unique addition designed specifically for the vibrant Del Mar community.
Steak 48 is located at 12995 El Camino Real, Del Mar Heights Town Center, CA. Make a reservation at steak48.com