Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse
We're Back, Safer and More Socially Distant Than Ever - Now Offering Both Outdoor as well as Indoor Seating - Select "Standard" for Indoor seating.
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, Somm Max Bozoghlian at LA's most intimate open-air patio deck. Limited Seating Capacity.
Following CDC's guidelines, we must limit each party's stay to the maximum allotted time of 90 minutes.
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
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
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Sun - Fri 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM
High quality and delicious food in a beautiful newly constructed patio in the rear of the restaurant. Really enjoyable evening.
The only comment for the restaurant is that the server, when asking if one wants still or sparkling, should also offer the option of tap water. This way one doesn't pay $18 for 2 bottles of water if not wanted.
This place was amazing. Everything we had was delicious. Ordered 2 appetizers, steaks, a salad and 2 desserts. The service was also great.
Delicious food. Exemplary service from a personable and professional staff. Exceeded expectations.
Best steak we ever had and the stuffed mushrooms are out of this world.
Food and service were PHENOMENAL. Looking forward to my next visit sooner than later!
An institution. The best of the best.
Our “go-to” place got quality dinners
The food is great but they don’t have digital receipts and it is written by hand very poorly so you can’t read it so you have no idea what you are paying for. We added up our orders and were over charged $400 which is ridiculous. If they can have a digital menu than they can definitely get a digital receipt printer so you can glance at it and know what you were charged for. Won’t be giving them business anymore!
Excepcional de principio a fin.
A special place for special food, wine, & ambience.
We loved our entire evening. An authentic Caesar salad, unspeakably delicious gnocchi,and the Rib-Eye Cap made for one of the most fabulous meals imaginable. Gerard made us feel welcome and went above and beyond the call to ensure that every person in our group had a fabulous meal. We will definitely be back!
Visited Carlitos Gardel. Very delicious food, however we felt somewhat rushed and didn’t particularly appreciate that aspect of the dining experience. I would’ve rated the restaurant higher if it were not for being rushed. I understand that we were late diners, given that our reservation was set for 9:00, however I expect excellent service irrespective of my appointment time for a steakhouse of this quality.
Absolutely Love this place, feels like home every time we go there. The moment your step your foot in they treat you with this amazing energy and hospitality. Food is delicious we always like to try something new on the menu and there recommendations. Always love paring a wine and just enjoying the ambiance. Thank You and can’t wait to go again.
Your best bet here is to get the steaks. Wonderful service and the food was delicious!
Perfect food, service and ambiance…as always
Fantastic experience from beginning to end. Wide variety of beef options, all grilled perfectly tender and delicious. Live music was delightful. Service excellent. Wine selection overwhelming. Sommelier was great at helping us pick the right sequence of wines.
Excellent service as well as excellent food!!
Food & wine was absolutely spectacular, cannot say enough good things about this place
5 steaks, 3 were just OK, one so-so, one inedible. Starters included empanadas which were so tiny one bite and it was gone. Bill was $100 plus, EACH. And that was with minimum alcohol. Noise level (inside) was horrendous, including the unnecessary accordian player -- atmosphere is one thing but when it makes conversation impossible it is simply a nuisance. We found ourselves involuntarily shouting at each other. Will never go back, there are better places for steak in town (steaks were why we were there) and though we didn't order them, their pasta entrees are no different than dozens of other restaurants.
When it comes to meat, very few places in town can give completion to Carlito’s. Pure carnivore heaven all the way around, pleasant atmosphere, great selection of wines, if you want to feel you took a flight to Buenos Ires without leaving kid angekes than this is the place for you .
The best steak I have ever tasted. Fantastic wine selection. Our server was so personable and friendly. Wonderful experience.
A truly amazing wine list to complement superbly prepared food
Excellent food, intimate and safe patio, great servers.
I would rate it 10 stars if I could. Best dining experience I’ve had in a long time
It was a great experience with good food and amazing service.
The food, the wine, the service were outstanding as always!
Carlitos is always a wonderful & enjoyable dining experience! Alex is an excellent server and extremely knowledgeable about foods & wines. Gerard is also a terrific host and excellent business owner. Carlitos is a great place to dine!
Amazing food and service. Wine pairings were incredible.
Excellent service and amazing food! Loved every second of it.
Love everything about that place.
For and service and amazing
The service was good, wish we could have dined indoors, our meal tasted terrific, felt that the meal was overpriced for the portion that was served.
Disappointed this time around. My other dining experiences here were terrific.
Everything was perfect from food service and wine
If you want to pay $200 per person and still leave hungry - this is the place!
A little on the pricey side. Very good food and service.
Celebrated my birthday at Carlitos Gardel. The restaurant is so charming, the food is excellent and the staff are all awesome. This place is a gem!
Carlitos Gardel is a picture perfect experience from start to finish. You are taken care of the moment you walk in and throughout the entirety of the night. The food is second to none. We got the gnocchi special as an appetizer followed by their staple skirt steak.
The ambience at Carlitos is second to none. If you want great international music played from a world class accordionist, look no further.
We absolutely loved this restaurant! The food was amazing and the staff was very welcoming and attentive. We also appreciated the COVID protocols followed, our temperatures were taken at the door. We look forward to visiting again soon!
I enjoyed my experience here, every one was nice and the food was delicious
PHENOMENAL! I was left speechless!!
Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 655-0891.
Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1336 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.