Mistral - Sherman Oaks

4.7
1002 reviews
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French
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.

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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Mistral for the special occasion and the occasional drop-in, although it's really too expensive for that too frequently. Always good service, a killer martini, and wonderful food. A very grown up restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noise level was horrible and every person at my table said they will not come back

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CW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we entered Mistral the warm friendly greeting and ambiance help set the mood. The service was outstanding and food was perfect. We were hoping we would simply enjoy the evening and not knowing much about the restaurant we set modest expectations by the end of the evening our expectations had not only been met they were exceeded on every level. I would highly recommend Mistral.

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PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent and meal was wonderful. Price point is on target but their salads are way overpriced for what you get.

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K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my parents to Mistral for a special occasion- they did not disappoint! Everything we ordered was delicious, and the service was phenomenal. We hope to be back again soon!

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LD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. I've been going here for over 25 years and its still my favorite restaurant in L.A., hands down.

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FT
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite restaurant! Quieter at lunch than donner but like an authentic Parsian Bistro. The best french fries in the Valley and maybe Westside hands down! Diverse menu with fresh ingedients and a great soufflé or cheesecake for desert!

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M
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Rainy day, so restaurant was not crowded at lunch. — which is a good thing as it can be very noisy. Wild salmon was delicious. Service was very attentive. Mistral is consistently excellent.

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband to Mistral for his Birthday. and we had a great time. We both loved the entire experience, from the food to the service to the company. We sat next to a woman having dinner with his grandson, and had a great conversation and truly enjoyed ourselves. Can not wait to return again very soon.
Maggie M.

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DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in the Valley! A must for dinner or lunch.

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n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was wonderful , the host is such a nice man , he kept checking up on us to make sure everything was ok , the food is delicious and the ambiance is beautiful !!!

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SP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was very romantic and it transported me to a wonderful place. We went on a Wednesday so to avoid the crowd . Service was top notch. I ordered the John Dorsey fish it was good a tad dry, but it had a wonderful sauce and plenty of veggies, my favorite. The staff was so nice and polite. We will be back for sure! Also on the specials there was a whole page to choice from- good choices

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BN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding lunch at Mistral. Food and service were excellent. My only negative comment pertains to the noise level which can make it difficult to have a conversation.

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EB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Mistral for many years and don’t know of another restaurant we love as much. The food and service are always perfect! Thank you Henry and Raul!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is an institution for a reason. Perfection!

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J
Central Coast
103 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant with good food

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LA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

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p
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love this restaurant. The food is always wonderful and the hosts are always welcoming. And the ambience is great.

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CH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best staff, the best food! Love Raul and Henri ❤️

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Alejandro and Felipe were very attentive to our party's needs.

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T
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Chairs not that comfortable and it is pricy! Wines by the glass are very high end, so expensive .However it is a lovely place with excellent food and service.

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PM
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fries and onion soup - with the drive from Westwood. Fantastic wine list! Enjoyed the Rombauer Zinfandel immensely.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible wine, food, service and atmosphere! I can’t wait to come back.

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BK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food & nice for dates, special events or casual.

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l
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Made reservations in advance for a romantic bday. I’ve eaten here several times and unfortunately this was the worst. The food was barely warm. Service took forever. Was chaotic. And they forgot to put a candle on the cake -I called and mentioned it to them 2x. Doubt I’d return at this point. Disappointing

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h
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MISTRAL...a lovely and delicious Valentine’s and 25th Wedding Anniversary dinner served in a very Parisian setting. Shrimp salad to start, entre lobster poached in butter (so yummy), and Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert. Everything was wonderful. The Grand Marnier soufflé was the best, ever. Good cocktails and excellent service. Looking forward to my next dinner at Mistral.

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a valentine’s Day anniversary lunch and thy were so sweet to bring out a Chocolate soufflé on the house with candles. Amazing food too. My husband loved his pasta and I lived my salmon salad. Magnifique

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R
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved his place. Great food and beautiful room

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A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very loud! Hard to hold a conversation. On the other hand, great food and good service. Rather pricey.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service is awesome ! Food great !!
Great staff has an old nyc vibe !! Try and true . Love the place .
Michele

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LA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I met a friend with whom I wanted to catch up. Hard to do in such a noisy, bustling restaurant. As always, it was busy, albeit fun. They should have a couple of wines that are less expensive by the glass. And the food is just on the far side of a fair value. But if you are on someone els'e expense account, go for it. The branzino was amazing.

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W
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arguably the BEST restaurant in the valley and up there on the list for all of Los Angeles. This restaurant is 30 years old. Think about that, given the quantity of restaurants they compete with, they must be doing something right. I have eaten here a zillion times, always the same attention to detail. Staff is obviously well trained, food always great, one of those places you know exactly what you expect and no surprises (the bad kind). Keep up the good work!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend in town

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D
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You’ve driven past it 100 times. Park and go inside! It was one of the best dinners I’ve had in ages. The space is like an old-school NY bistro. Beautiful! The staff is attentive but not pesky. Tuna tartare and NY steak were fabulous. Lovely wines. We were celebrating a birthday and you might want to do the same. A total winner.

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MS
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time that we had lunch and so glad we did. We both had a Caesar salad along with the chicken piccata entree. Absolutely melted in our mouths! The Rombauer Chardonnay went well with our meal. Thanks for a romantic afternoon with my wife!

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SK
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and a wonderful dining experience with friends on a Saturday night.

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KS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The SF Valley classic. Still relevant and worth the visit.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Sherman Oaks!

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JM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Mistral. It is one of a handful of exceptional restaurants in the San Fernando Valley that I frequent. The food is always delicious & the service top-notch. We went there for Dine LA. They had an amazing selection. I had the branzino which was flaky and moist and was prepared with charred skin which I love. The crème brulee dessert was out of this world too. The service as always was very attentive and friendly. The owner, Henri, came by to see how we were enjoying the meal, which was a nice personal touch. I will come back again & again.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this jam to be just that, a treasure hidden by an otherwise simple exterior. The inside presented a French chic approach with white table cloths, wood chairs, a shiny bar, and staff that went the extra mile to make our simple meal a great one. My mother and i enjoyed the Dine LA lunch menu of pumpkin ravioli, or tail, and warm pear and ice cream. In addition, they made my favorite Aperol spritz that isn’t available everywhere. This was a fantastic experience and i can’t wait to go back again!

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