Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse
Join us Al Fresco on our new, open-air patio deck, Patio Piazzolla. Indulge in our selection of Antibiotic-free, Hormone-free, USDA Certified Angus Prime Beef, and our Award Winning 17-page Wine List crafted by our managing partner, Master Sommelier Max Bozoghlian at LA's most intimate open-air patio deck.
Limited Seating Capacity.
Following CDC's capacity guidelines, we must limit each party's stay to the maximum allotted time of one and a half hours.
Weekend no-show's and reservation cancellations made less than 48 hours and in advance will be subject to a $50 per person cancellation fee.
Our Steakhouse turns 24 years young!
For close to a quarter century, our family run and operated Steakhouse has imported the know-how and experience of Argentine grilling and carved a name for itself on Melrose Ave.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Daily 5:30PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM
Amazing food! Worth every penny!
It’s always a wonderful experience. Food is delicious, desserts are outstanding, and the hosts are incredibly gracious and kind. One of my favorite places.
Amazing food, excellent service. We had a fabulous time in the beautifully decorated new outdoor patio!
Great experience! Can’t wait to go back!
A wonderful evening in every respect. The food was delicious and the service excellent.
Great service. Delicious food. Highly recommend the ribeye!
This was our first visit to Carlitos Gardel since just before the pandemic began. And I’m pleased to report that the food is still at the same high standard as always, and the outdoor structure they have built to remain open in the pandemic has ambience and will likely remain even after COVID is over, as it will double the capacity of the restaurant. Our maitre’d recommended a delicious Malbec-Petite Syrah blend that was so good we ordered a second bottle and still didn’t break the bank. We are so relieved that a great family restaurant like this is finding a way to survive and thrive, and we look forward to many return visits.
Great food service ambiance people menus prices!!
The server was awkward, he had a snobby vibe to him but eh nothing I couldn't put up with...but if you're paying about 300$ for a meal, you'd hope for service to be better
A complete rip off and the manager will completely make up the bill and write whatever he wants. We will never return
Probably the best steakhouse I have been for the last couple of years and I have been to many places. Great service, the steak was delicious, people were super nice. We greatly enjoyed it. A little pricey but definitely worth every penny. Will definitely go back. :)
Everything was great, service was amazing, all employees took care of us
It was our first time here and it didn't disappoint. It was all very good. I loved thier outdoor set up.
Me dijo que si thanks.
First of all, eating out during covid is always a trip. We felt safe here as it required a reservation, it was in some top secret shed looking facility out back with a ring doorbell and temp check, everyone was masked up and there was plexiglass between tables.
In terms of food, everything was delicious. The free bread and chimichurri was great to start things off. We enjoyed the mushroom/cheese spinach app as well as the gnocchi. The garlic fries were incredible and best of all, the steaks were perfection and every bite felt like the first.
We ended it all with a good dessert and went home stuffed, with some leftovers.
PERFECT definitely will come back
Amazing service and even better, the food. They made our anniversary feel so special.
great and lovely place highly recommended . Thanks
I was blown away by the amazing quality of the food and service! They did a get job with the ambiance even in such tough times of COVID.
The food was amazing, thank you to all the staff you guys did an amazing job
Good music and good service. Would have liked more guidance from the server.
We had a wonderful celebration! The accordion made it an extra special evening.
They have a beautiful back patio. The Sunday live accordion music was delightful. The food was incredible. The only inconvenience was entering the patio through the alley way, and the back patio restroom being out of service. Everything else was fantastic!
Food was amazing! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and provided a very enjoyable experience
Delicious food, great service and I love the way they’ve embraced Covid19, really enjoyed the ambiance despite being in pandemic.
Wonderful Argentine cuisine with exquisite wine list.
Highly recommended (their covid protocol is excellent)
Outstanding food, service, and menu! The owners built a well-ventilated outdoor dining area even includes a bathroom.
It's beautifully lit, comfortable, and very romantic. Outside of eating in Argentina, this is the best meal you will find and it's located in a cool part of LA.
We had a lovely time in their patio. Delicious food, good portions.
Patio was Beautiful, Great Service, staff was very attentive. The food was amazing, would definitely recommend this place for any occasion.
The outdoor seating they've set up is beautiful. The food is world class. Perfect for a night out, birthday or Anniversary dinner.
What these folks have done to assure guest safety and enjoyment is just astonishing. A gorgeous patio in what we easily forgot used to be part of their parking lot. Memorable experience from beginning to end. It helps that the food is amazing and the service is among the best we’ve experienced, even when counting Michelin starred establishments. Just astounding and outstanding. Thank you.
Absolutely love this restaurant. They did an amazing pivot with COVID to create a cute outdoor dining experience in the back of the restaurant. Their skirt steak is absolutely to die for. We went on a Sunday and loved the live music!
The only reason why I would come back is for the empanadas and the chimichurri. They are amazing! However, expect to pay a BIG check. A dinner of 2 came up to $220 plus tip. I personally wouldn’t pay again $70+ for an okay steak but that is just me, you may have a different opinion. I also didn’t appreciate the fact that they sell you a bottle of water for $12 that originally sells for $2.50! The high prices are compensated with their top notch service and and their romantic atmosphere. Again, their empanadas are not cheap but they are amazing!
The new deck outside is absolutely fabulous, Max is always on point with serving and the food is still delicious!!!
Pompous waiter. Mediocre food at best. Overpriced.
Max and Girard have transformed their parking lot into a beautifully designed wooden semi enclosed patio. Same great food and service as before. This is the best transformation of any restaurant with the pandemic guidelines. Very fancy and intimate. I highly recommend...Bravo!
As always, Carlito’s Gardel was exceptional. From the hand picked meats, the salads, appetizers, home-made Chimichurri, specialty imported wines or the home-made desserts, they never cease to amaze me with the love and care they put into everything, including the warm, welcoming service. In addition to being some of the best food of any restaurant I’ve been to around the world, I was so pleased to see the beautiful new outdoor space they’ve built to accommodate dining during the COVID pandemic. A must visit, just don’t take my table :)
Everything was amazing. The ambiance, the food and the staff especially!
Beautiful new outdoor space for safe dining... delicious food... incredibly knowledgeable and friendly staff... a very special night and memorable meal!
One of the best restaurants in LA. Carlitos always goes above and beyond both in cuisine and service. I always get an array of appetizers and end my meal with their garlic French fries and a steak... which is simply delish! And their new outdoor patio is amazing !!
Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 655-0891.
Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 1105 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.