Steak 48, an award-winning new-age American steakhouse concept, has signed a lease in ApexSouth Park and expects to open summer 2020.
Steak 48 is owned by brothers Jeffrey Michael Mastro, along with their father, Michael Mastro, and partner Scott Troilo. They’re also in Houston, Philadelphia and Chicago.
The concept: It’s a twist on the classic American steakhouse experience. You’re going to see creative touches on some classic dishes, high-end and unique design, and carefully sourced ingredients.
Menu: Expect quality cuts of steak including USDA Prime and Wagyu beef and creative appetizers and side dishes, like their Alaskan King Crab, Rock Shrimp Mac and Cheese or Crispy Shrimp Deviled Eggs. Here’s a quick taste of steak prices to give you an idea on price point: NY strip (12 ounces/$42), bone-in filet mignon (12 ounces/$58) and bone-in ribeye (22 ounces/$59).
Design: They’ll have “both lively and more intimate dining spaces, as well as a fully exposed kitchen with floor-to-ceiling glass surrounded by dining on all three sides.” The intention is to create an immersive dining experience.
Location: Apex SouthPark, the corner of Sharon Road and Morrison Boulevard.
Competition: Oak Steakhouse, Del Frisco’s, The Palm and Ruth’s Chris are within about a mile of each other.
What the Mastro Brothers say: “We are excited for the opportunity to be a part of the spectacular development that is being created here at Apex SouthPark. My brother, father and I love Charlotte and are looking forward to being a part of the very special community that is so vibrant here in our new home town,” said Jeff Mastro.
What the developer (Childress Klein) says: “To have the Mastro family bring Steak 48 to Apex SouthPark is further evidence of Charlotte’s standing among the most desirable markets in the nation,” said Chris Thomas of Childress Klein. “Steak 48 will help us set the tone as it offers the SouthPark community a distinctive dining experience.”
It sounds a little PRish, but it’s true — it’s cool to see a restaurant that’s already in Chicago, Houston and Philly also come to Charlotte. And, each city’s local media loves Steak 48, so it must not have that chain vibe.
Targeted opening: Summer 2020. A spokesperson for Steak 48 told the Agenda that they’re still in the “design/planning phase.”
Apex SouthPark: Apex SouthPark is a huge mixed-use project that’ll include the new SouthPark United Methodist Church; 73,000 square feet of ground floor shops and restaurants; 345 residences; and Charlotte’s first Hyatt Centric hotel.