Mistral - Sherman Oaks

Mistral - Sherman Oaks

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mistralrestaurant.net/
  • Phone: 8189816650
  • 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 (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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Mistral - Sherman Oaks reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (40)romantic (33)special occasion (33)notable wine list (25)great for lunch (12)good for groups (10)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mistral -- Never a disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I've been coming to this restaurant for over 20 years and can honestly say I've never been less than thrilled with both the food and the environment. Perhaps one of the most consistently great restaurants in all of Los Angeles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DineLA
    HalpVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Dined at Mistral for the first time since their opening and was quite pleased. Good quality food and lovely ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dinner!
    WinendineVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    From the moment I walk into Mistral, I feel transported by the ambiance and energy. The staff is very welcoming and polite. You have time to sip your cocktail before ordering and the menu never disappoints. Whether you want fish, chicken or beef you can't go wrong. They are very accommodating about food allergies and will substitute for you graciously. Their souffle for desert is legendary in this part of town. Everything is right about Mistral!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining in Studio City
    StuartVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    If you live on the valley side and you don't feel like driving to Beverly Hills this is a great place to go! Somewhat towards the Beverlyhill prices but food a service is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST KEPT SECRET IN LA
    LauraJVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Mistral is one of the best restaurants in LA and certainly THE best in the Valley! Don't miss the steak or tuna tartar! The dining room feels like you're in a European bistro and the bar is beautiful. Great for a romantic evening or dinner with friends. I can't recommend it enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raul Rocks Mistral
    CavaleVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    From the shaken martinis to the best chocolate mousse, Mistral truly delivers. My favorite is the Chicken Mistral, an almost boneless, crispy 1/2 chicken. I like it with the dijon sauce, and fries. Make a reservation, and tell Raul your special occasion requests!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Pretty local restaurant. Nice food. TOO noisy. Couldn't hear person sitting directly across me. Waiter couldn't hear order and got drinks, food wrong. Sat with dirty plates for long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Sherman Oaks
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Only restaurant in Sherman Oaks or even close for sophisticated dining… great selection of wines. A lot of very affordable options and a lot of wine eye candy too...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eating but a little too small
    Phazer
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I took my girlfriend to mistral for her bday. The food was delicious! Everything was cooked perfectly and had great flavor. The restaurant is small about 20' wide by 40' long seems a little cramp. Drinks are served strong the service is GREAT!! The restroom is located in the back through the kitchen nothing special there My girlfriend loved the place but said she wouldn't want to go back. The only thing she kept raving about was the chocolate soufflé. Had a good experience but probably won't go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stilesVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    always a great meal. Love love the tuna tartar - best around. Can't go wrong with any choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DavidW
    DavidW
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The best restaurant in the valley, without question! Great food, always great service, and an under-rated and fairly priced wine lisr! From the blue-cheese puff pastry amuse bouche to the French bread with sweet butter through the prime steak au poivre with frites and a wonderful souffle--c'est magnifique!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining at Mistral
    SusiegVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food and Service A+++. Always consistent, delicious and the staff wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My first time dining at this restaurant. The host was very friendly and accommodating, our server was very helpful with suggestion regarding food and wine. Food and wine were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 296 reviews are from the Mistral - Sherman Oaks reviews archive.
  • Gastronomic Delight!
    Katsdiningexperience1
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    What a lovely experience from start to finish. The wait staff was kind and helpful in making suggestions. We had a lovely time and the food was equally special :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Louder Than A Rock Concert
    Anniversary
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    My wife and I went to Mistral on a Monday night, and the noise was unbelievable. The food was excellent and the service was attentive, but the place was so loud that we could not hold a conversation. You had to shout to be heard, which made the noise level even worse. We were facing each other across the table, and we actually had to resort to texting each other. I've been to quieter football stadiums. I cannot recommend this place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service, but loud!
    littleharmVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Mistral is a small restaurant with tables relatively close together. Service was excellent from the host to our waiter to the bus help. Food was delicious. The little cheesy popovers are to die for. We had the wedge salad and Caesar salads...both were a nice portion with fresh, crispy lettuces and yummy dressings. My husband had the duck which he said was very good...moist with great flavor. I had the crab cakes which were also very good. Mostly crab with very little filler. They were served with a lemon champagne sauce...yum! We had the chocolate souffle for dessert...decadent! The only complaint is the noise level. It's extremely loud...difficult to have a conversation with your table mates especially if there are more than two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best
    BandiVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Stunning food,great service. The specials included veal with the freshest morel mushroom,feather light crab cakes gravlaks, simply the best restaurant in the valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner reviews are right
    KilgoreVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Very slow service, so loud that if you are a male over 55 you probablynwill miss half the conversation and quite good food. Some carpeting on the floor or baffling would help a lot.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favorite Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My husband and I love Mistral. It truly is the best restaurant in the Valley! Guests are always greeted with warmth and the service is excellent. Mistral has a great bar and you can eat there if you wish. The food is outstanding and they have the BEST french-fries and soufflés in the world!!! Mistral is lovely for an intimate dinner for two and still fun for a group. We had six for dinner last Saturday and everyone had a wonderful time. We highly recommend Mistral without reservation!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gotten really loud
    Jb39VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Like eating next to a 747 just before it takes off. Next time I'm wearing ear protection.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect!!
    PrettyperkypeggyVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I met an old very classy friend for lunch whom I had not seen in a couple of years. This was the perfect place to have an undisturbed conversation, a fabulous lunch and a memorable afternoon. It was pricey but it was worth every penny!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TheDiningMadMonster
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Best Food In Sherman Oaks. You can't go wrong, no matter what you order.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cindy
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Mistral always delivers a pleasant dining experience. The wines by the glass selection is small but good quality wines. The food is always delicious and the service is friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate