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Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse
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, Master Sommelier Max Bozoghlian at LA's most intimate open-air patio deck.
Limited Seating Capacity.
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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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Daily 5:30PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM
The only reason why I would come back is for the empanadas and the chimichurri. They are amazing! However, expect to pay a BIG check. A dinner of 2 came up to $220 plus tip. I personally wouldn’t pay again $70+ for an okay steak but that is just me, you may have a different opinion. I also didn’t appreciate the fact that they sell you a bottle of water for $12 that originally sells for $2.50! The high prices are compensated with their top notch service and and their romantic atmosphere. Again, their empanadas are not cheap but they are amazing!
The new deck outside is absolutely fabulous, Max is always on point with serving and the food is still delicious!!!
Pompous waiter. Mediocre food at best. Overpriced.
As always, Carlito’s Gardel was exceptional. From the hand picked meats, the salads, appetizers, home-made Chimichurri, specialty imported wines or the home-made desserts, they never cease to amaze me with the love and care they put into everything, including the warm, welcoming service. In addition to being some of the best food of any restaurant I’ve been to around the world, I was so pleased to see the beautiful new outdoor space they’ve built to accommodate dining during the COVID pandemic. A must visit, just don’t take my table :)
Everything was amazing. The ambiance, the food and the staff especially!
Beautiful new outdoor space for safe dining... delicious food... incredibly knowledgeable and friendly staff... a very special night and memorable meal!
One of the best restaurants in LA. Carlitos always goes above and beyond both in cuisine and service. I always get an array of appetizers and end my meal with their garlic French fries and a steak... which is simply delish! And their new outdoor patio is amazing !!
Wonderful service and the outdoor dining and patio area was very quaint.
One of the best COVID dining experiences I've had in 6 months. In fact, one of the best ever. They managed to build a pergola in the back Alley that makes you feel like you're still in a beautiful high end restaurant. And, in a time when every restaurant's food quality has dropped, they've maintained an excellent level.
I highly recommend them!
Food is great, I’ve been here a few times and food is consistently excellent. Prices are a little high but for the occasional special occasion it is worth it.
The first time my wife and I had dined there it was before COVID-19 so we were inside the restaurant, and we loved it! Now that it's outdoor dining we still enjoyed Carlitos Gardel!!!!!!
The food was amazing and the service outstanding!
Great service, tasty food We really like it. Good job guys.
Love this place!!
Delicious food, wonderful service, cozy setting! Unfortunately Covid hindered the full experience, otherwise I’d give five stars across the board. We had the braised lamb in Malbec + mushrooms (DELICIOUS), sea bass with chimichurri (YUM), with pumpkin mashed potatoes (new favorite), garlic asparagus (lovely), and creamed spinach (so-so).
The best patio I’ve been to in LA! The meal was amazing: delicious gnocchi appetizer, the best entraña skirt steak I’ve tasted (and I’m Argentine) and the dulce de leche ice cream was an incredible surprise. The wine list is phenomenal - we opted to try three different Somm picks for the week by the glass.
Highly recommend this gem!
It was an awesome experience. The ambience was set perfectly. The soft live music was very soothing. The service was beyond excellent. The presentation was like no other. Will definitely be reserving a table on another evening of celebration.
The best steaks and food!!!! Absolutely love this place
I was not impressed with the quality of the meat I had (entraña). It was quite chewy. Given the price of it (most of the menu items), I expected a higher quality cut.
I’ll start with the service cause it was wonderful. From there I’ll go onto how there was an outside bathroom (porter potty) that was right next to our seat. You could smell while we were eating. Probably one of the worst cases but I know it’s covid and it’s not Really anything I could do. Thank you guys 🙏🏻
The steak was excellent. One of the best I’ve eaten. Service was amazing. Seating was outdoor in patio which was fun. Desert was out of this world good.
The outdoor patio experience was amazing! I hope they continue to keep it when we can dine inside again. Currently, guests will enter through the alley and ring the doorbell.
This is just what we needed during the CV!
Food was simply perfect. The setting is great, as they’ve made a nice patio/deck in the back. Gerard was a great host, as was the restaurants entire staff.
The atmosphere was beautiful my headache(husband) and I have been on quarantine we decided to take a step outside and was glad we took a step this way food excellent
One of the best new outdoors patio setups I've been to since the pandemic. It veers slightly on the pricey side, but a great night out. The staff is very organized and the food came out relatively quickly. Excellent food! Would highly recommend for a special occasion.
I loved it so much I am coming back again in a few days
It was good
First time here and gor sure it's not going to be the last one. Amazing in everything. Me and my girlfriend had a wonderful date 🙂
They've constructed a beautiful patio in the back. It was very comfortable eating there. The food was excellent and the service was attentive. I highly recommend it.
Excellent food, excellent service as always.
I’ve been going to Carlito’s for over 20 years always satisfying.
We chose to have Carlitos for our 5 year wedding anniversary and absolutely loved it. Definitely will be going back for our 5 year and 1 month anniversary. Big thanks to all the employees and the owners as well
Max was an excellent server and host! He made gave my husband and I outstanding recommendation from the wine, food and desserts! Every bit was delicious!
I love their food!! OMG! They have built a very nice and cozy enclosed patio. The only complaining I have is the music..... it was way to loud, not appropriate music also we felt a bit rushed.
Everything was great, customer service was great!!
It was the perfect date, a night that we will never forget.
The outdoor sitting environment was surprisingly elegant. The Argentinian musical stream very pleasant, the service attentive and prompt and the food delicious... make sure to order the mushrooms...
I love this place in every way. The food is beyond delicious. I got the skirt steak with roasted bell pepper mash potatoes that were so whipped. My taste buds were in heaven. I love the new outdoor spot in the back. The Gotan Project style music goes so well with the Ambiance and gives you energy. Family owner and operated and great service.
Have always had a great pre-Covid experience. The newly opened back patio is a great addition - comfortable and spacious - feels very safe.
Deck is the back is superb. Service was great. Food was great .
Visit was great. Food was great
Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 655-0891.
Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 1072 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.