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About Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

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.

7963 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Argentinean, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Fairfax & Crescent Heights

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 655-0891

Website:
http://www.carlitosgardel.com/

Entertainment:
Live Piano on Fridays and Saturdays play Argentine Tango classics and World standards.

Executive Chef:
Azniv Bozoghlian

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for an exceptional evening of food and wine this Valentine's Day.
Visit our menu section to view our exclusive Valentine's menu and wine pairing.

Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (11)
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Great Beer (2)
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People Watching (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Superb experience.
Great Ambience. Great service. Great food.
Max chose a perfect Malbec to go with our meal.
Steaks were cooked perfectly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is fantastic. The price can be a tad bit on the high side, but it is a small and intimate restaurant with an amazing Chef and food prepared. The beer and wine list is unique and great for pairing. My favorite steak place. I also had a chance to try my friends' lamb chop (best I ever had), Branzino (excellent), Filet (perfect, not dried out), and the pasta (all handmade). I have the skirt steak and it was perfection.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Live Music, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 16, 2018

As always, they never disappoint! Great food, great service, great hospitality!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 15, 2018

One of the best Steaks I had for a while. I went twice in 10 days. I will keep going there.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Awesome! As always. Been there many times and have never been disappointed. Currently the best steak in LA.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The taste of the bone in ribeye for 2 is definitely worthy the market price. The host was one of the family members and was a delight to talk to and he was very fun to talk to. We learned a little bit of the family history and culture and was not surprised that they opened the restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

We had a small group of 6, with two who are part Argentinian. Max was very helpful selecting wine, the food was excellent, service was attentive without being in-your-face, atmosphere on a weeknight was great for conversation, and everyone was very much pleased with the entire experience. It's expensive - and worth it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 9, 2018

It was a great place to try authentic Argentine food! The food was delicious, and all the servers were awesome and attentive! Thank you for making the birthday celebration a nice, elegant, subtle one (just the way our daughter likes it)!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Order the Prime Flank Steak!

Seriously, that was a great steak. My husband ordered the chicken, and both our dishes had generous portions of side vegetables accompanying our meats. Great presentation, fresh bread, great service and delicious dessert.
We will return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I loved it to the level that I am going back in few days.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service. Fantastic experience overall

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always such a treat to dine here. The staff and food are always perfect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food, good service, consistently exceptional

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

All lovely, always have enjoyed Gardels but have to limit meat intake now.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Gardels is, without question, one of the great gems of LA cuisine experiences. Would make my personal top five for food, wine list, and ambience. Do not miss the lamb chops if they're available.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent food and service as usual.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Very accommodating for a birthday dinner!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was amazing! They made us feel taken care of. Food was delicious. Would definitely go back just to experience the service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent as always from the spinach stuffed porto bello mushroom to the watercress salad to the perfect rack of lamb and ribeye....topped off with signature desserts...i repeat...excellent !

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delish and pretty close to authentic.
Expensive but portions are generous.
Wine list is way expensive but there are some reasonably priced options.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Gardel's is one of our very favorite restaurants. The service is always knowledgable and attentive. We have brought friends and out of town guests. We have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries or go just when we want to have a great, no stress meal. The wine list has reasonably priced options and the owners are always available to give great recommendations. I love the watercress salad and the fries are to die for. My husband always gets a big steak and I almost always get the garlic chicken but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu or the nightly specials. We usually skip dessert but when we indulge, it is always worth it. I love this restaurant and am so glad it is in our neighborhood.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Ambiance was romantic, great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Carlitos Gardel continues to be my go-to steakhouse for a special evening out. It's a cozy space and is classy without feeling stuffy. The food is consistently outstanding, and a great value for the portion and quality. My favorite cuts are the skirt steak and prime rib. And that chimichurri sauce is to die for. You can basically pair it with anything. The servers are warm and attentive. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was perfect ! So good ! Is is not so easy to find this quality here ! The meat is so délicious, and in fact everythig is delicious, vegetables also . Brian was so sweet and nice and knows everything about the products , very helpful. I ll come back for sure.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was delicious and service was impeccable. We had a great time.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great authentic argentinian food. Great service. Relaxed ambience. Perfect for many occasions.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Ive been wanting to check this place out for quite some time now and I finally had the oppurtunity to go. The service was great and the steaks were good but nothing out of this world. I would recommend this place for groups so you can try all the different type of meats they offer.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This restaurant has amazing service. Not only is their food delicious, but their service is quite impeccable. Our server's name was Brian and he was very knowledgeable on the food they served on the menu, as well as items that were not on the menu that day that were being served. His timing was also well-noted; he paid attention to our small necessities like needing more water poured or how close we were to finishing our meal so he can present us with dessert options. Our appetizer and entrees came out one after another on-time and we had an amazing dessert. The price was actually fair for the amount of food that was served, ended up with a $220 bill (including tip) for two with a whole lot of food left over for the next couple days! Thanks Carlitos, we'll be coming back for sure!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food from appetizers to main course - unfortunately we had other plans for birthday dessert. Sauteed shrimp appetizer was thoroughly enjoyed. Best pasta dishes I've had outside of Italy. NY sirloin was prepared perfectly, and mushroom/pepper sauce was spot on. A bit noisy for conversation, but food left us quite content.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! The wine list is excellent. The beef was succulent

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a great place to come on a date or with the family. Great food great service and a really nice place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Incredible food. The homemade gnocchi and chimichurri were some of the best I've ever had. The steak was good but was overcooked in some areas. Really enjoyed the dulce de leche dessert.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food is amazing every time, definitely recommend the 10oz sirloin. Everything from appetizer to dessert, superb!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service impeccable sans être guindé
Choix impressionnant de vins chiliens
Viande rouge parfaite
Ambiance typique, nous sommes en Argentine pendant quelques heures
Soirée très réussie
Recommandé pour les amoureux, les amis, les familles
Un peu cher mais le vaut complètement

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always, excellent food and service !
I highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Live Music, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

All the foods were great. Restaurant is really old. It has that old smell. The service was good but somewhat slow. Our steaks were amazing. Perfectly cooked.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

by far, hands-down, the best steak in Los Angeles. I’ve gone to all the fancy expensive steak houses, and while this is not cheap it is not insane like some of the other places that are only half as good! The side dishes are orgasmic… Like the homemade mashed potatoes and the broccoli and chimichurri sauce. We had lamb chops and skirt steak, also there ribeye is to die. Literally the best place in town and wait to you taste the desert. And everybody who works there is adorable and sweet and amiable

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Sensational family-owned Argentinian steakhouse, awesome all natural grass-fed steaks, ridiculous chimichurri sauce, great wine and beer selection, unreal homemade desserts, romantic ambiance... I don't know that I need to write more. One of the very best restaurants in a city full of great restaurants nowadays.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I liked that the restaurant was quiet and service was very good. The food was ok. Was it the best steak I had in town? No. Was it the best Argentine restaurant I've been to? Not even in top 10. I saw a few three figure Malbecs on their menu that I bought in Buenos Aires for under $50, so there's that. Otherwise, a pleasant environment and decent food even though a bit overpriced for what it is.

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