Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse
This Melrose Avenue Argentinean Steakhouse has built its 20+ year reputation on authentic family recipes from Buenos Aires and sustainably sourced ingredients throughout its menu, with a committed focus on certified USDA Prime cuts of grass-fed beef. With rich wood paneling and vintage photographs lining the walls, the dining room captures the essence of Buenos Aires' Parisian influence and old-world charm. The restaurant also houses an extensive wine cellar curated by AIS and Court of Master's Certified Somm Max Bozoghlian, featuring an extensive list of vintage Argentine, Italian, and French Wines.
Delicious meal, delicious desserts and impeccable and friendly service.
Very pleasant experience, no long wait times for food to arrive. Great wine recamendations, love that chimichurri!
Food and service were both amazing! Couldn't recommend this place more highly..
One of the best experiences we had during our stay in LA. Service was at the top level and rib eye steak was sooo soft and delicious. Definitely recommended.
Food was outstanding and wine list even better. A tad noisy this particular evening, but only because there were several large groups. We’ve been there other times when it was very quiet.
Absolutely great. Carlos and family are wonderful!!
The meat platter was gigantic and I recommend caution when ordering. The meats were great, the only boring part was the chicken which covered one fourth of the plate; bland flavor and no texture.
I recommend for the restaurant to switch to full chicken breast (and not as much!). The other meat I didn’t care for was a black sausage (very soft inside - I forgot what it is). The rest was fantastic.
The mascarpone desert was magical - I think the best I ever had. Home made by the owner. I bet all of the deserts are great.
Music was corny; an old dude with a tape mixer and accordion but it’s exactly what I appriciate when going to places like these.
Price: too high. For two we ended up with a $277 bill, including tips. A bit ridiculous.
We arrived early but we were welcomed and quickly seated. The service was amazing and the ambience was amazing. The food was incredible and we can’t wait to go back.
The food is good but we felt it was overpriced. Appetizers and sides were more of the star than the main entrees. Know that the meat is not cooked like a regular steakhouse, the Argentinian style it is saltier and more well done (we ordered rare knowing we’d get medium). While tasty, as I said it seems overpriced for the overall quality and taste.
Service was good and wine list was great. Desserts were delicious!
Nothing but the best. Yes it’s expensive but we’ll with it. Great wines!
One of the best restaurants in the city!!
We love this place! The food is fantastic, the service is friendly, warm, and attentive, and the atmosphere is comfortable and warm. It’s the kind of experience you can only have in a family run establishment. The cherry on top at ether delicious desserts, made in house by the family.
Another outstanding meal!
One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles for many years. Great food, wine, and service.
The food was excellent. Great big portions, delicious wine. We all loved the ambiance. Service was impeccable. Will definitely keep returning!
Ate here for the first time the other night and experienced the best service of any restaurant I've ever been to. The waiter was sweet and attentive, and always swooping in at the right moment to fill our wine and water glasses. The second I had a thought in my head that maybe I should pour myself some more wine, the waiter appeared on cue as if reading my mind, and refilled my glass. And the entire staff was wonderful as well, anticipating our every need. The food came quickly and was delicious. The chimichurri sauce was to die for, and we put it on everything: chicken, lamb, bread, even salad! The only downfall was that we were seated in a tiny cramped corner, sitting right next to the other table, so we could hear everything the other table was saying. But it wasn't a big deal and we enjoyed ourselves very much.
Excellent service and the food was fabulous as always
Really enjoyed. Made reservations a week out. Once there, we were immediately seated. Service was timed well but not overbearing. Wine selection was good and the food was quite tasty. I’ll go back for sure.
Fantastic food, impeccable service.
Love this place!!
Best skirt stake around! And make sure to order garlic fries as an appetizer!
Wonderful experience on Valentine’s Day! All aspects of a great experience were present. Food, service, atmosphere. Primo!
I have not been to the restaurant in many years. Overall the food was either too dry or smothered in cream sauce that was unappealing.
Carlitos is always good, from the service to the food, ambiance and everything in between. Have been there many times and always have a good time, this time was my birthday and we had a memorable time. Thank you.
No waiting area that was hard an annoying.
Awesome place as always. The steak melts in your mouth!
Food was delicious, and service was superb. Will definitely be going back!
This place is consistently always superb in all categories !
The service was good and food beautiful but should be kept for a special event.
Quality food and quality service in a warm inviting atmosphere.
Great service food really good. From appetizer to dessert. A treat took me 1 hr drive totally worth Thanks
I love this place, it never fails to impress anyone I bring here. The food is delicious and most importantly the service is impeccable, like so many traditional places in Buenos Aires. Being from Argentina myself, it is a pleasure to find a truly authentic Argentine restaurant in LA that respects not only the food, the wine and the vibe but also the proud tradition of service and hospitality that one used to always find in Buenos Aires. This family-owned gem of a restaurant is always a good choice. Bear in mind that portions are big and the live music on certain nights make it a little noisy but still very pleasant.
Great Steak! Cozy atmosphere for a date night. Good appetizers as well!
Lovely restaurant, great music and ambiance, excellent food.
I like this restaurant, so cozy , delicious food, I have tried almost whatever they have , so good and yummy. the owners are really good people. The wine collection is good. So happy to find this place .
The only thing that would make this an exceptional restaurant would be a full bar. The food (everything on the menu) is amazing.
This is not my first time here. Awesome food. Everything was delicious!!! Great wine recommendation. We went with some friends and they were fascinated. Will definitely be back!!!
As always the service was outstanding and the food delicious. One of our favorite restaurants in LA.