Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

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Argentinean
Proud recipient of The Michelin Guide's 2019 "The Plate" distinction.

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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vipuksteven
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again amazing food. Best steak in Los Angeles. Great service, love the wine.

Thanks for everything.

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NicolasR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is was amazing. We had the ribeye and the cap and both were cook perfectly. The service is 2nd to none and they even remembered it was our anniversary. Great place.

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DavidC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

too xpensive. the portions were too large. it would be better to have normal porrtions and a better price

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vipSD19
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Max!

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Teri
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food. . . the service. . . the wine. . . exceptional as always.

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vipEK88
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlitos is one our favorite steakhouses in LA. It's been a few years since we've been back, but I was pleasantly reminded as to how good their food is. Especially the dessert! The mascarpone tart! I would go back for this dessert alone.

Everything else was equally delicious - mashed potatoes, gnocchi special, super fresh warm bread. The only thing that was a bit disturbing was the amount of blood coming out of the steaks, which made me think it wasn't properly rested before serving? Irregardless, it was still good and perfectly cooked medium. It even tasted good as leftovers the next day.

It's a super cozy, casual place with great good and amazing service.

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vipArleniem
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything was phenomenal!! I am so impressed by this restaurant. Puts all other restaurants to shame in Los Angeles. What an amazing experience!!

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vipBenHamrick
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service is impeccable. So much so it brings the great food out of focus. We were slightly disappointed with the toughness of our meet but really no complaints.

Go to eat here. Be mindful that the noise level is high so intimate conversation is difficult.

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AraK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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LovingMauiFood
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is exceptional

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Christina
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my husband and I went to Carlitos and it was amazing. My husband and I were very satisfied and pleased. The food was so delicious. A list of food that we ate that was so delicious are Endivia con Camarones salad, Empanada Argentina both spinach and beef, Gambas al Ajillo, Filet Mignon, also one of the nights specials. Also with the grand finale postre Gardel and Marscapone Cheese tart. I would recommend this place for nice date night or just to go with a group of friends. The service was great and the ambiance was really nice. Love love love

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vipSafarigalUSA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch of tender steak and more

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LazaroD
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, bus boy was very nice and extremely helpful.

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RichardG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlitos Gardel is the best steakhouse I have eaten at. The food is superb. In addition to the meats which are cooked to perfection, our fennel salad was wonderful and the gnocchi, my wife's favorite dish, perfectly prepared . Likewise, the sides of mashed potatoes, mushrooms and above all the garlic infused French fries, and dessert were delectable. Once inside, the ambiance is that of a restaurant in Buenos Aires and you can forget reality for a while. The service is impeccable and the staff and owners the nicest people, friendly and always concerned about enhancing your experience. The wine list is sublime. It is expensive but not more than any other first class restaurant and very much worth the experience.

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JenniferM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and wonderful food. This family run restaurant has it all. We were so impressed with everything!

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arthurb
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very classy nice restaurant. A warm welcoming, followed by an excellent service, with a lot of attention to details on order to please you. If you have the opportunity to go eat there, do not hesitate!

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MarioM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was extraordinary!

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ArkadyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service great but food for the price was not so excellent as I thought it going to be.

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and wine dinner with an even better staff. The lamb chops were to die for.

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ArmenV
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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MANUELD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience, the taste of food was just excellent, I will bring friends and Family

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you miss old school Nyc Little Italy, then this is the place for you! The steak was fantastic. It’s a small, intimate environment and great place to catch up with friends or nice date night. So glad we went, everyone was very friendly...our waiter was a little too proactive on checking in on us, but that’s better then him forgetting about us. We’re really glad we tried it.

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RustyBoy
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best time I’ve had for a long time in a restaurant very professional great food expensive but I don’t do it every day loved it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent! I’ll definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Que delicia de postres!!!!!! Todo estuvo muy rico.

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ABRD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. It was an accident that we ate at this restaurant and what a happy accident it was. The service felt personal, like we were the only customers there and the steaks were some of the best I’ve ever had.

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vipCorinneK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday - it was absolutely perfect. The atmosphere is incredibly romantic, service right on point, and the food is insanely good.

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect date night! Alex and Fabio took great care of us and even had the pleasure of meeting the owner afterwards. Food was OUTSTANDING!! Will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strongly recommend Carlito’s Gardel! Great wine selection, incredible ambiance, amazing food! Absolute must try

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KatsuyaH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
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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JonZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Best steak in LA! Expensive but worth every penny!

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KathrynM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Completely enjoyed a relaxing dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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KKDO
Los Angeles
9 reviews