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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

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (39)
Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Romantic (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Cozy (28)
Business Meals (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Authentic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Casual (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 17, 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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·Dined on January 17, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 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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·Dined on January 12, 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 7, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (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 29, 2017

Best John Dory! Everything was exceptional.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 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 23, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 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 19, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Wonderful! We were greeted with a smile and a choice of tables. Alex and the entire wait staff was attentive without lurking. The wine suggestion paired perfectly with the venison.
We'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Delightful restaurant With delicious food!!
Prices are fair, ambiance excellent!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I am sure you have already read that the restaurant is VERY/TOO noise for a party of 6. It would work for 2 or 4, but never 6 unless you want a sore throat from yelling across the table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was incredibly good and the service was excellent. The restaurant was decorated for Christmas beautifully. My only complaint is that the chairs at the tables were uncomfortable (wooden, fairly low backs) and slightly wobbly. For the price of the food I’d expect cushier seats that make you want to linger for a few more glasses of wine. Overall, it’s a fantastic restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food. The ambiance. We’re perfect !!! This was our first time here and it was for a special birthday. We were so pleased and we will definitely be back !

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was my first time here and I will be going back next month.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always pleasurable to go to Mistral. They are very attentive. It's an easy place to have conversation.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Had a lovely lunch in this charming bistro. Service was excellent and food divine! Loud.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Consistently one of the best places to dine in the city

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Extraordinary restaurant with excellent food and impeccable service. We went for the prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner, and the menu was outstanding. Classic fine-dining fare with a hint of Thanksgiving flavors and presentation. We've been for the regular menu as well, and it's just as good. Just great food served by good people who are happy to have you and work hard to make your experience special. I love this place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving meal. The food could not have been better, and the service was attentive and professional. Everything was well prepared--fresh and expertly seasoned. The portions were most generous. For starters, my wife had shrimp cocktail with with five huge, perfectly cooked shrimp. I had an arugula salad which was superb. For the entrees, my wife had the John Dory which was excellent, and I had the traditional turkey with almost all the trimmings. I missed the dressing, but there was more than enough on my plate. For dessert, my wife had chocolate souffle, and I had the pecan tart with a huge scoop of vanilla gelato. Plus a fine bottle of Pino Noir which our waiter helped select. A wonderful Thanksgiving feast. This was our first time at Mistral; we look forward to enjoying lunch here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food, attentive staff. A wonderful experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Wonderful food and amazing service at this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Amazing! So glad I checked it out. Will be my new neighborhood "go to. I had the Bronzino. Also tasted the duck. Both were fabulous. Attentive wait staff. Awesome wine list. Great atmosphere. Get the chocolate soufflé!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was delicious. Onion soup, beet salad, house cured salmon, chicken mistral, and chocolate soufflé were standouts. Very attentive service and great wines by the glass

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, but we felt that we were rushed. The salmon was the best.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is out go to place for all our celebrations - It is the BEST in the City for cuisine, service staff,
ownership and consistency. We are Never disappointed and they always personalize our visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I hope you accept my revue as objective in spite the fact that my wife and I have been steady customers pretty much from the get go nearly 30 years ago. Food is outstanding. They use top notch,fresh ingredients. Cooking is extraordinary. Attention to detail is unfailing. There is a large selection of California as well as French,Spanish and Italian wines. Mixed drinks are fabulous. Now the best part: SERVICE! The best. Friendly,professional,helpful ,informed and fast.
Reservations are essential. The restaurant is completely booked every night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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