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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

At Carlitos Gardel we host two New Year's Eve programs -- the First and Second Seating. The First Seating begins at 6pm until 8pm, offering the full scope of our dinner menu. The Second Seating commences at 9pm, showcasing a $145/guest Prix Fixe tasting menu.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 964 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
31 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
1 review
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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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!

SA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was ok - nothing special. Felt there are better options in LA.

AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most pleasant dinning rooms in LA. Feel like you are in an elegant local restaurant in some European city. Wine list excellent with great direction by the owner. Make sure you try the grilled lamb chops. Absolutely first rate.

n
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit expensive, but worth it. The food and drink (wine) were both excellent. Good professional service. The restaurant is on the small side, but elegant . The noise level is moderate and amenable to conversation

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fanatasfic food and service!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-concert dinner

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OT
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic place! Had lunch there on Friday, the only time they’re open for daytime service. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food amazing!

P
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, and unusual, steak house, fairly dressy for Melrose. Great and attentive service.

SG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was superb. Food was excellent. I definitely recommend it

JP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!!

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service

J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a wonderful steak dinner for my birthday. Had to wait about 20mins for our reserved table. Good quality of beef but still on the smaller side.

CT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for steaks! will definitely come back for more (if I have the money)

SP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlitos Gardel was a pleasant surprise; we were looking for somewhere new to celebrate my husband's birthday. I'm not sure how we missed this gem...the ambiance is warm, inviting, sophisticated and dare I say, romantic!?

The service was impeccable, food was delicious and dessert was decadent (we had the Dulce de Leche cake with chocolate fudge filling and meringue top). Wine list was impressive but mark-up is extreme ($190 for a $60 bottle).

We look forward to our return...

GI
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was amazing. First time to the restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was great. I will definitely recommend!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our expectations were high and they completely surpassed them. Everything was amazing! Food and service both. Empanadas (spinach cheese, and chicken), chirzo (omg), lamb chops (hell yes), prime rib cap (yes yes yes), skirt steak (f yeah), and now I'm waiting for some chocolate walnut cake with homemade ice cream (vanilla and dulce de leche w chocolate bits). And, if you missed that, this place is so good that I'm writing this review as I'm waiting for more food!! Don't wait. Go now.

B
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and everything and I mean everything was made perfectly. We loved the specials including the spinach and pea soup and the incredible lamb chops. We also enjoyed the classic steak. Thank you for a beautiful night.

d
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely quaint restaurant in the midst of WeHo/Beverly Hills craziness. Ambience is really nice, there is a really good vibe/warmth in this restaurant and the age group is absolutely mixed. Service was extremely attentive and the food was also excellent. No matter what the occasion, this would be a perfect place to go. I had the blood sausage with the salad and a side of mashed potatoes. I have had blood sausage in Argentina as well as locally and this one was a lot more 'runny' than I have previously had. I would prefer a little more conjealed. M y mashed potatoes were delicious and my companion (who ordered the fillet steak) was ecstatic with her meal. I will not have to think twice about going back to this restaurant..I am just waiting for an opportunity to go back.

CH
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I s was revered to this restaurant by a good friend of mine, so I thought I would give it a try. Well, it was awesome and I can’t wait to go back. The food, especially the skirt steak, is outstanding. The portions are very large, so I would suggest that people think about sharing items. Plus, by sharing, you can try more items and u will be happy that you did.

The service is great. Our server was Gerard and he is one of the owners and just a very warm and friendly guy. I was truly impressed by their wine list, as it offered up not only a good selection of CA, Italian and French wines, but a great selection of Argentine wines - and reasonably priced.

Our experience was awesome and I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting or a local. It’s family run and truly gives you a great experience!

RB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here for 6-7 years and have never been disappointed. Always excellent food and wonderful service. Not a place for vegetarians--the speciality is beef, prepared Argentine style, and this is the closest restaurant to the steak places I visited when I was in Buenos Aires. I plan on returning soon.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening.

D
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding but the staff has quiet some attitude.