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About Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse
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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Fairfax & Crescent Heights
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Piano on Fridays and Saturdays play Argentine Tango classics and World standards.
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
We really enjoyed the food and the service was exceptional. We tried a few different appetizers and split an entree and dessert and it was plenty for both of us. Waiter was very friendly and recommended items that were on par with our taste. It's a small place, so don't recommend for large groups, but good for small groups and a nice place for date night.
Been one of our favorites forever. Gotten a little expensive over the past few years, so much so that we don't come as frequently as we would like. It's become more of 'special occasion' restaurant rather than the place we wish it was, a restaurant that we'd like to frequent on a much more regular basis.
Not sure why the skirt steak - which is consistently the best skirt steak I've ever had anywhere - has to cost as much as basically every other of their cuts of meat. Didn't used to be that way. Doesn't make any sense other than that it is likely the most popular steak that they serve. $52 for a relatively inexpensive cut of meat seems really excessive. Wine list is exceptional but that, too, is very pricey. Hard to find more than a handful of wines for less than $60. However there are dozens for $75 and up; countless bottles for more than $100. Shouldn't have to be that way. Plenty of restaurants have decent, modestly priced bottles.
Cost aside, it is one of the great unsung restaurants in LA. I love going there and I'm glad they're still chugging along 18 years later. Charming, quality food, great hosts, great wine. It is well worth the trip. Just not as affordable as it could (or used to) be.
A friend recommended this restaurant over a year ago and we finally had a chance to indulge. The wine list was excellent and we with the garlic fries. They were excellent and my only regret was the portion was huge and I simply couldn't stop eating them. We both ordered steaks which your cooked perfectly and had great flavor'. For dessert we had Mother's Pie which I will not even try to describe. All I can say is to try it is to love it. We truly enjoyed our experience and highly recommend this restaurant
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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