River Oaks District Steakhouse Changes Name
December 23, 2015
River Oaks District Steakhouse Changes Name
Houston Chronicle

In the summer when Phoenix-based Steak 44 announced it was opening in Houston, its proposed home at River Oaks District was still very much under construction.



But now that it up and running, it's a new day at River Oaks District. And for Steak 44's proposed steakhouse, as well: it's got a new name. Houston's Steak 44 has been rechristened as Steak 48.



The high-end steakhouse is owned by brothers Jeffrey and Michael Mastro who decided to rename their Houston store 48 as a nod to its Arizona roots (the Grand Canyon State was the 48th to be admitted to the Union). Steak 48 is expected to open Spring 2016 at 4444 Westheimer.



The new steakhouse is larger than the original with 13,700 square feet spread over the two-story buildout. The owners said the menu will be changed to reflect Texas tastes. But for the most part it will read much like Steak 44, which features responsibly farmed, hand-cut, U.S. Prime steaks that have been wet aged for 28 days. The steak and chophouse menu includes bone-in filet mignon, bone-in Kansas City strip, bone-in ribeye, domestic Wagyu filet, and New York strip steak as well as heritage pork chop, bone-in short rib, Colorado rack of lamb and bone-in veal chop. Seafood options include Scottish salmon, sea scallops with lemon butter, Maryland-style lump crab cakes, ahi fillet, Chilean sea bass, whole King Crab cluster, and twin broiled lobster tails.



The Mastro brothers, along with their father, Dennis Mastro, and partner Scott Troilo, are responsible for concepts including Mastro's Steakhouse and Mastro's Ocean Club. In 2007 Mastro's Restaurants LLC in Woodland Hills, Calif., acquired the Arizona restaurant group.



Mastro's Restaurants LLC was then acquired by Landry's Inc. of Houston in 2013.



River Oaks District steakhouse changes name



By Greg Morago



 



Published 1:02 pm, Wednesday, December 23, 2015



 

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[The owners of the Phoenix-based Steak 44 will open Steak 48 at River Oaks District in Spring 2016. When the project was originally announced for Houston, the restaurant name was Steak 44. But owners Jeffrey and Michael Mastro decided to change the name to Steak 48 as a nod to its roots in Arizona, the 48th state. Shown: A steak from the Steak 44 menu. Photo: Steak44]



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The owners of the Phoenix-based Steak 44 will open Steak 48 at River Oaks District in Spring 2016. When the project was originally announced for Houston, the restaurant name was Steak 44. But owners Jeffrey and ... more



In the summer when Phoenix-based Steak 44 announced it was opening in Houston, its proposed home at River Oaks District was still very much under construction.



But now that it up and running, it's a new day at River Oaks District. And for Steak 44's proposed steakhouse, as well: it's got a new name. Houston's Steak 44 has been rechristened as Steak 48.



The high-end steakhouse is owned by brothers Jeffrey and Michael Mastro who decided to rename their Houston store 48 as a nod to its Arizona roots (the Grand Canyon State was the 48th to be admitted to the Union). Steak 48 is expected to open Spring 2016 at 4444 Westheimer.



The new steakhouse is larger than the original with 13,700 square feet spread over the two-story buildout. The owners said the menu will be changed to reflect Texas tastes. But for the most part it will read much like Steak 44, which features responsibly farmed, hand-cut, U.S. Prime steaks that have been wet aged for 28 days. The steak and chophouse menu includes bone-in filet mignon, bone-in Kansas City strip, bone-in ribeye, domestic Wagyu filet, and New York strip steak as well as heritage pork chop, bone-in short rib, Colorado rack of lamb and bone-in veal chop. Seafood options include Scottish salmon, sea scallops with lemon butter, Maryland-style lump crab cakes, ahi fillet, Chilean sea bass, whole King Crab cluster, and twin broiled lobster tails.



The Mastro brothers, along with their father, Dennis Mastro, and partner Scott Troilo, are responsible for concepts including Mastro's Steakhouse and Mastro's Ocean Club. In 2007 Mastro's Restaurants LLC in Woodland Hills, Calif., acquired the Arizona restaurant group.



Mastro's Restaurants LLC was then acquired by Landry's Inc. of Houston in 2013.



The original Mastro's owners went on to open Dominick's Steakhouse in Scottsdale, Ariz., in October 2011, followed by Steak 44 in April 2014.



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