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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LD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

JM
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!

a
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!

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

Food was extraordinary!

AS
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.

SB
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.

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

Outstanding food and service.

MA
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

OT
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.

RB
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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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AB
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.

CK
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.

CA
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

OT
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

KH
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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JZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
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
4 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