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About Mistral - Sherman Oaks

Established in 1988. A true French bistro in the heart of Sherman Oaks. Warm Atmosphere and Traditional Cuisine Featuring Prime Steaks and Daily Fresh Fish and Seafood Selection. Best Steak Tartar, Onion Soup and Chocolate Souffle.Seasonal Fresh Vegetables and Garnishes
Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List.
Recognized for its warm and excellent service.

13422 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM- 10:30PM
Sunday: 5:00PM - 8:30PM

Cross Street:
Dixie Canyon

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(818) 981-6650

Website:
http://www.mistralrestaurant.net/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking in the front of the restaurant.
Metered Street Parking in front of restaurant as well

Public Transit:
1 Block Away

Executive Chef:
Henri Abergel

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mistral - Sherman Oaks Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (38)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Romantic (29)
Cozy (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Great for Lunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Authentic (14)
Business Meals (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Comfort Food (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Casual (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food. Always great service. The manager and the owner run the restaurant perfectly. The whole team has been together for years and it shows

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful ambiance, amazing service, gourmet food.. One of the classiest places in the valley

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Just a wonderful experience. The food was incredible and we can’t wait to dine here again for our next special occasion!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

ALWAYS GOOD
We have had the pleasure of dinning at Mistral quite often.The food and service is always right on. My wife and I look forward to going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was amazing, the staff was very friendly, as you walked in you are greeted instantly coming through the door. The food is out this world!!! Very romantic setting to celebrate a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Always a terrific experience. I love this restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great attentive service and the food is divine! Every inch a French bistro, wish it wasn’t so noisy..

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I love this place. Great food. Great service. It used to be a "hidden gem", but it is getting very popular, even with the Hollywood set. About 2 months ago I saw Bryan Cranston. On my most recent visit, Andy Garcia was there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The asparagus, arugula, artichoke salad is a must! The bread is always amazing. We enjoyed the veal Milanese and short ribs. Both were prepared to perfection! We enjoyed nice wines that our server helped pair with our courses. We go to Mistral all the time and it is always special and new.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This place is solid! Never disappoint... Food is amazing!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The closest Los Angeles will ever get to a Parisian dining experience. Tucked away in the valley, this gem is full of flavor.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Mistral is Always a reliable meal with great service Lunch or Dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It's my favorite restaurant in my area...always good food and service, drinks and desserts too

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fabulous as always! Our meals were outstanding. The service could not be better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food. Great service. Henri (owner) and Raul (maitre d') are always so warm and welcoming. Given the quality of the experience, the food and wine are reasonably priced. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the Dine L.A. prix fixe menu. It was more elevated than the a la carte menu, which tends more toward French brasserie fare. Based on our experience, we would expect the regular menu to be as expertly prepared. Per management, they will also incorporate some of the Dine L.A. dishes as daily specials from time to time, making Mistral a foodie destination every day. The wine list is definitely high end and there are some great finds in the by the glass selections.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was cooked to perfection! Service was spot on, friendly and very welcoming staff,
all of them. My only issue is the noise level, which made talking to my date impossible.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

It was great as always

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

the wagyu sorry ribs were ok. the rack of lamb want anything exceptional the escargot was delicious however.

i also found it unprofessional that the owner (or manager) had an impromptu meeting with his staff in the dining room, where we observed him scolding them.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

food was excellent as usual but they ignored the birthday we were celebrating. I had reminded them when I made the reservation and again when I confirmed it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went for Dine LA, took the 3-course meal; food and service were excellent! Alex, our head waiter, took excellent care of us. Also, the owner, Henry, stopped by to confirm everything was acceptable. Highly recommended if you are looking for a quality French bistro...

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was my 2nd visit to Mistral within the last 2 months and the food and service were just as outstanding this visit as my last. The quality of the food is amazing and is expertly prepared. This is my new favorite restaurant!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This was our first visit to Mistral, a place we had wanted to go to for many years, but somehow had never made it there. It lived up to its reputation. The preparation and quality of the food could not be bettered. Service was perfect and attentive, yet not the hovering kind. The restaurant is smallish and warmly decorated. The only reasons I rated the ambiance one notch below outstanding were (1) it's a tad to noisy and (2) our table location adjacent to where all the waiters gather or come out from the kitchen -- a very high traffic spot. As a heads up to future diners, it's a rather expensive restaurant. We were fortunate that it was included in the semi-annual 2-week DineLA program. For $49 we received a choice of starters (the scallops I chose were cooked perfectly), a choice of entrees (my wife chose the rack of lamb - perfect) and a choice of desserts (do not miss the chocolate souffle). On the regular menu all this would have been about $25 more. We will return when we a looking for a special evening and, of course, for the next DineLA in July.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The overall atmosphere was nice...
Regarding the food it was a big disappointment and over priced relative to the level of the food.
My first order was the Spicy shrimps - nothing special ... just shrimps - not worth the price ...
Next I ordered a New York Stake - priced around 50$ - I got a big piece of steak that was dry and hard to cut with a sharp knife. The stake came with an enormous amonut of french fries that had a smell of old cooking oil. My guest had a half of the Onion soup - She didnt want to eat anymore ... oh, And they lied about the wine (they told me it was 'brunello' and it was something else) ...

Not worth it ... They need Gordon Ramsie to fix their kitchen ...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I have always loved this place. The food is wonderful, the owner Henry and his staff so accommodating, the ambience, warm and inviting. Winner! I introduced a new friend to your restaurant and I know she will be coming back.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I've been to Mistral twice -once we just sat at the bar and had a chocolate soufle and glass of red wine. The second time was for dinner. I highly recommend the scallops. The owner greeted us, and the waiter was nice. The food was good, and the atmosphere is warm.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Not Great. After years of reading praising reviews of this restaurant, we expected a lot more. It is a store front location in a busy commercial area, nothing appealing or anything that would make you want to go in. The service was excellent and they really tried to make this a pleasant experience. The food was just not that great, average or just OK at best. It became very loud the longer we were there. Just not the kind of place you want to ever go back too. The prices on the regular menu were very high, the sort of prices that you would expect at a high class restaurant with excellent food. Many better choices in the area.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The occasion was DineLA. Stunning food! Great service.The DineLa menu was composed with great expertise. Unlike so many other restaurants charge extra for expensive ingredients,Mistral menu included large Maine Scallops, Wagyu beef,rack of lamb,chocolate souffle .
DineLa is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with this top level restaurant at a reasonable cost.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food is the reason to come. So much better than the trendy, run-of-the-mill fancy bar food joints all over the valley.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went for DineLA. The food was VERY good as was the service. The only negative is that the noise level for a classy, white-tablecloth restaurant was extreme and we had to almost yell to hear each other.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Perfection as usual. One of the best restaurants in LA and definitely the best restaurant in the Valley. Love the DineLA menu, great value. Food was perfection. Doesn’t get any better.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Mistral was incredible. This place has the best steak in the entire world. While it is pricey I walked out feeling it was worth the money. Highly recommend this place to anyone in Sherman Oaks.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Outstanding meal and wonderful service. Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Impeccable service. Great wine list. Food was lovely also.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Mistral has been around, seemingly, forever. It never disappoints in either hospitality, service, nor food. For lunch or for dinner, it's a very satisfying experience every time.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best John Dory! Everything was exceptional.

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

Always consistently excellent! We've been going to Mistral for years now and the food is always excellent as is the service. Love this place!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent service in a beautiful room. Wonderful menu and wine list.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always excellent food and service. A long time favorite of mine (and of many friends).

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary at the same place I proposed in 1982, when it was Albion's. Honestly this was one of the best meals I ever had. Service was wonderful, food was amazing, and everyone who worked there seemed to really care about making this a special night. 100% highest rating.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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