Mistral - Sherman Oaks

Mistral - Sherman Oaks

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mistralrestaurant.net/
  • Phone: (818) 981-6650
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM- 10:30PM
    Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French
  • Executive Chef: Henri Abergel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dixie Canyon
  • Public Transit: 1 Block Away
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking in the front of the restaurant.
    Metered Street Parking in front of restaurant as well
A word from Mistral - Sherman Oaks
Established in 1988. A true French bistro in the heart of Sherman Oaks. Warm Atmosphere and Traditional Cuisine Featuring Prime Steaks and Daily Fresh Fish and Seafood Selection. Best Steak Tartar, Onion Soup and Chocolate Souffle.Seasonal Fresh Vegetables and Garnishes
Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List.
Recognized for its warm and excellent service.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Mistral - Sherman Oaks reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)fit for foodies (49)special occasion (47)romantic (41)notable wine list (32)good for groups (18)great for lunch (16)hot spot (7)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I love Mistral! The food is ALWAYS delicious! Great wine! Great food! What's not to like...maybe how noisy it is?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food, Diverse Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    There's something for everyone at Mistral. The menu is very diverse...but the French Onion soup is definitely a must-have. We also enjoyed great service and didn't feel rushed at all despite wanting to sit and visit for awhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    When I got to the restaurant I was told that they didn't have my reservation. They said it was an error on the part of "Open Table". The restaurant was full but they were able to seat my group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as it used to be
    dineoutVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    It's still one of the nicer places in the Valley for a quiet lunch but quality is not quite what it used to be-i.e. tomatoes in salad not ripe (I can buy better at any local market), "crisp" bacon in a cobb salad cold & congealed. At $22 for an entree salad I expect better. Just looking pretty does not cut it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mistral
    Late2Dinner
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Cost was high, but service was excellent and the food even better. Wine list nicely priced with great mix of modest wineries and absolute top shelf labels. Talbot Chardonnay only available in one other restaurant in my experience. My friend loved her meal as well, and we were very relaxed. I had Salmon, often a dish which is plain and rather dry. It is tough to prepare it fresh, and maintain flavor and moisture. Mine was perfect. I am not one to hand out compliments easily, but even the coffee after dinner was smooth with deep flavor. Now I just wish she would have dinner with me again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly- not what it once was!
    jobim
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Still pretty- still lovely service Still delicious fries--- but food has dropped in preparation - in taste---considerably
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steve
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Overall, I enjoyed the dining experience. The food and service were very good. Branzino and salmon were excellent. The maitre d' accidentally placed the table leg on my wife's toe when he pulled the table out to let her in. She was in a lot of pain and he showed false concern, "Can I call an ambulance?". I felt he could have offered us desert or a glass of wine to compensate. My major problem here was the price. Our dinner with one glass of wine and no desert was about $130, a bit too much in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • okalenao
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Once you step into this restaurant, you leave the outside world behind as you are warmly greeted and escorted to your table. Lovely old world atmosphere with wood decor mixed with a touch of the modern and fresh roses at the bar. Discreet, attentive service. Great cocktails and food selections. The escargot and NY steak au poivre were delish and the chocolate soufflé was worth waiting for. One of those restaurants you want to return to again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oui, oui
    KatFood
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant. It also has a nice little bar area. The food is fantastic. It's a little pricy, but I think it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem in valley
    NoNameVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very good food and excellent service, food cooked to perfection and service is 5 star, They need to update their cocktail list and also improve their bar scene, whole bar area needed to be redone and drinks arrange in better way, but still this place is good experience and I loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Evening
    EasternSeaboardSnob
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Recommended by a friend for a special occasion, our evening at Mistral surpassed expectations on every level. Exquisite service and each item of our order prepared to perfection. The best dining experience we've had in L.A.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mistral
    SusiegVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Always good, wonderful service and we love going!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    Bret
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Ordered the chicken Dijon it was great. The Cesar was good too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    steelegirlVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I was introduced to Mistral many years ago by a friend and it is always the first place I think of for any special occasion or when I just want to treat myself or my friends to a lovely night out at a great restaurant. The food is always delicious and they have had the same outstanding and friendly staff for years. I always feel like I am being embraced by old friends when I visit. I love the menu because they have a number of items that are staples, and they also have a "specials" menu. I am always excited to see what the "specials" are and I am rarely disappointed. Dessert is always fantastic too and we usually go with the chocolate soufflé. It's a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New York Feel
    EileenVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Every dish I have ever had here is delicious, no disappointments here. Excellent service, and you are greeted by Raul, who is always gracious and warm. Great attention from staff, very professional. I would recommend Mistral for a romantic dinner, or dinner with your friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DavidW
    DavidW
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Always excellent! Great steak au poivre, wonderful service, terrific and fairly priced wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carol
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Saw old friends and at no better place. Food was good and the service wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elegant casual dining.
    CrystalM
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We celebrated an amazing lady on her 50th birthday. Late lunch. We had wine, delicious food, excellent service. The time flew past. We were there for 2 1/2 hours. The owner had prepared a special surprise soufflé for the birthday lady. What fun, great neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food and service were both good. Restaurant was VERY loud and crowded. Would recommend it, but would only go there with a small party.....we had eight.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    RCG4
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Awesome service and fabulous food I highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it.
    anon10023
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The prices are sky high for substandard food. The escargot was bland and not fresh tasting. The sauce however was it's only saving grace. The wife had linguine with Cajun shrimp and the shrimp was salty like no other. I would expect more of a complex spice taste, but unfortunately it was just salt. The chicken came out dry and the halibut came out overcooked. You are better off dining elsewhere...not worth it. Also agree with other reviewers, it is super loud in the restaurant. The tables are positioned so close together that it's unavoidable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LloydVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The restaurant was very lively and busy yet the service was very good. The waiters were extremely attentive. The good was fabulous. We started with the shrimp scampi which was awesome and then had the endive and blue cheese salad which was great and they even brought me extra point reyes blue cheese. Our entree was the John Dorry which was very good, though our friends had the branzino and it was even better. We finished with a great Chocolate Souffle. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent
    BandiVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have been a customer for years. Without exception each and every dining experience has been memorable.Prices are high. Suggestion: go for lunch, prices are lower and the menu is almost the same as dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming and civilized
    DuckieVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    So nice to have at least one restaurant that believes in good service and quality food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Another excellent dining experience at Mistral! Had a wonderful time Sunday evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite place in the Valley!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    First time at Mistral and I will definitely be back!! Great bar, great food and great ambience! I'm now a fan!! I'll be back soon!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Watch out McD's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    They have the best prime steaks & french fries in the city
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Balboa
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Hadn't been here in many many years. Place was still as remembered, Food, Service, and everything was excellent. Maybe not take so long to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic, classy, relaxed
    Babo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Mistral is an excellent restaurant, classy in a fine, under-stated old-fashioned way. Not trendy, not flashy. Beautiful bistro style dining room and bar, relaxed atmosphere, confident menu and wine list, gracious waiters and hosts. I have been going here for fine meals for more than 20 years and I will continue to go to this outstanding place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Consistently yummy! Food, Service, Atmosphere. I always look forward to coming here and dining with my husband, family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Zeni
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food and great service, a little on the pricey side but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food
    jamato
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The best place to eat in the Valley, and maybe LA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    been there many times for special occasions. Always great service and good food. A great local restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like a night in Paris...
    bitemeLA
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Charming establishment, wonderful service from the entire staff (wow) and the most amazing food. Definitely going back on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    drbruce
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Incredible as always. The steak and fries are tube best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    MMW11
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening there. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Everyone was attentive and gave us personal attention. It was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Worth driving to the Valley, even with traffic. Food was excellent. Loved the Art Deco décor.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 312 reviews are from the Mistral - Sherman Oaks reviews archive.
  • A nice lunch
    winoVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had lunch together at this established French style bistro. Very nice salad, large portion of eg of lamb with fresh beans and potatos. Watching the whipped cream melt into the chocolate mini souffle was a wonderful ending
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic as ever
    CeleryVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Mistral never dissapoints. Fantastic food, great wine list and perfect service. A must try, but make a reservation !
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Service!
    Eric
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I took my g/f out for her b-day. She enjoyed it. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate