Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

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Argentinean
This Valentine’s Day, join us at Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse for an inspired four-course menu and optional Argentine wine flight pairing. Visit our OpenTable profile for Menu details.

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.
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KH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VERY GOOD!とっても美味しく頂きました。次回LAに行った時もいきます!ステーキ は一番上の赤身がおすすめです。

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JZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing wine list... what else can you say

DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in LA! Expensive but worth every penny!

KM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Completely enjoyed a relaxing dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal out with the Guys. Brought my wife to enjoy the restaurant and they didn’t disappoint.

KK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the BEST steak and and everything else place! Max is so knowldgable about the wines . You cannot go wrong. The meat is beyond perfection. The gnocchi is to die for and the mixed green salad is phenomenal-who knew that a green salad could be that good! Tuly a wonderful dinner!

RW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just the best steak in LA. A fantastic dining experience.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was really good. Our server was very stiff. However, the quality of the dishes was amazing.

MC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlitos Gardel NEVER disappoints! Whether you kick-off the New Year with their scrumptious pre-fixe menu paired with a great wine picked by Max or you decide to go for a great dinner (business or with friends), this place is a rare jewel among a sea of restaurants and by far the BEST Argentinian restaurant in Los Angeles.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our grandma’s 70th birthday here with the family-and this restaurant always makes it extra special! She absolutely loved the warmth, the service, the instrumental music that took her back to her happiest memories with a cozy-home like ambiance. She loved every flavor of each dish and she was so happy with the best experience it left her with! Carlitos Gardel never disappoints the expectations of a great dinner with the greatest company and good energy that you are constantly surrounded with! My husband and I have been here several times and we enjoy returning back especially with friends and family who haven’t been to Carlitos Gardel. Make sure to make reservations in advance because it always has a full-house.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reserve y me asignaron la mesa en la hora solicitada, buena oferta de vinos, la carne es extraordinaria. Todo el personal habla español, lo que facilita la experiencia. El servicio brindado de los meseros y gente al mando es sobresaliente

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was an excellent experience the steak where a bit generous in size . They should have told us the one plate is enough for 2 .

HR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the middle of a busy street lies this gem of a restaurant. From the moment you walk you in you are greeted as if you were entering a familial home. Live music plays in the background and the smells of meat fill your nostrils and make your mouth salivate with anticipation. The tables are clean and watching the staff do their thing is mesmerizing as they move around like a miniature merry go-round. The food is amazing and the selection and service is top notch. Impress your date, your wife, your family or your co-workers in a setting that's fit for king and queen.

N
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna tartare was stunning.The salted caramel ice cream was served with pecans, whipped cream and pepper. The combination was actually very flavourful and balanced. Definitely recommend it.

EC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time!
Wanna come back with friends
Thank you!

KP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sommelier recommended an outstanding wine and helped us pair our meal with the wine. Everything was perfect.

LR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and so is the service

DL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena atención lugar impecable, un ambiente acogedor, la comida excelente!!

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DS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom raviolis were fantastic. We split them as an appetizer. The rack of lamb and creamed spinach were both delicious. Great restaurant, but can get pricey.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious from the wine to the entree.

DB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlitos Gardel is my longtime favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. The owners will make certain that every aspect of your meal is perfect.

Y
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s great. Amazing food and fantastic service. Cute, cozy atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

k
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hospitality, food and wine

d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best dining experiences in the city. Great food, music and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Our party of four was left raving about each of our individual meals.

AJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The meal was good but the streak special was a little fatty and we had sticker shock when we got the bill and realized it was $140. The server hardly engaged with us throughout the night and then walked away after we asked a question about the bill. The hand written bill was illegible; it was almost like they purposely wanted to hide the amount of the special. Then the manager came up and said “what’s wrong guys?” and proceeded to act like a used car salesman as he tried to sell us on how our steak was such a good value. Then he tried to comp the dessert (a scoop of ice cream) which the server already didn’t charge us for because we were celebrating a birthday. He did ultimately knock $20 off the price but the night had already ended on a sour note. Won’t be going back to this place. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the restaurant had a funny smell that we both noticed right when we walked in. And it wasn’t the fishy nature of the manger that we also sensed right away upon his greeting. We should have followed our instincts and left before it was too late.

r
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Fantastic wine list. Service is great. No attitude, just great food, fantastic people and always great low key, elegant ambience

C
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun evening. Authentic Argentine food, quality ingredients, cooked perfectly.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was fantastic and service was awesome
I'll visit next time again!

r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were terrific! A really enjoyable meal!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meat. Skirt steak was incredible. Garlic fries are special. Nice ambience and good service.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Entraña and Pollo Romanoff! Max made our night fantastic! Alex brought excellent wines. The food, service, ambiance were all top notch and just perfect.

Love this place so much!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Argentinian food, super friendly staff, the owner himself welcomed us upon arrival.
My boys asked for milanesa, that was very good (although a little on the small side), with mashed potatoes. I had the gnocchi that were delicious and also a bug portion.
For desert we had two different cakes, both perfect!
The place is decorated with Tango motives, and also played Tango music.
We enjoyed our meal very much!

KS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an incredible meal here on Saturday night. The entrana steak was one of the best steaks of my life. I would go back here just to eat that again and again. Everything was delicious!

a
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

mejor restaurante argentino en LA - best argentine restaurant in LA

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The dishes we ordered varied from okay to good. The presentation was not impressive. The french fries, however, were spectacular -- rather ironically. Who would expect an Argentine restaurant to get highest marks for fries. The service was excellent. The ambiance nothing to write home about, but pleasant and the noise level was very good.

L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the service everyone was very attentive and the food was delicious!

G
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant :)

d
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not as special as it used to be. Service indifferent at best. Pushy with certain wines, no insights

DH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!

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