Mistral - Sherman Oaks

4.8
1499 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1499 people are saying
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vipJamieT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent !!

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Erica
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my brother-in-law's birthday. My mother decided to take him to Mistral - his favorite restaurant in the Valley. He enjoyed the wine, his John Dorey fish and the dessert. My mother also liked the experience very much.
I had the onion soup, and it was excellent.

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vipJWFoodie
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mistral never disappoints!
The food and service are excellent. The best French onion soup in LA! Made the traditional way. It’s full of sweet onion flavor and the cheese… melty, stretchy and delicious. Another favorite is the steak tartare. Again, the best in LA!

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SarahF
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at Mistral on what happened to be Thanksgiving Day. We were seated immediately (we had a reservation), and from there things just got better. The service was excellent and very prompt. The food was absolutely delicious (I highly recommend the chocolate souffle). And the staff were very friendly and personable. Can't wait to visit again.

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vipMarkS
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We didn’t realize that it would be that busy on a Sunday night which affected the experience. Very noisy birthday party I close proximity to our table. As usual the food was great and service was good. Took so long for our chocolate soufflé that we decided to have dessert at home. Hopefully next time it will be a better atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I was a little disappointed in the food, although very good, I've had a little bit better from them.

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eschwartz1
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great friends.

MJ
MaggieJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friend’s Birthday. Raspberry Napoleon did not meet expectations. Had no flavor even with the raspberries.

My Paparadelle and mushroom entree was soupy-like. Reheat the next day was a little better. Birthday friend’s mussels were up to expectation.

Best dish was Caesar salad & was the freshest that I ever tasted.

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vipChristine
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Henri and Raul, always a pleasure to dine at Mistral!

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vipRiki04
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here many times. The food is always great, as is the service. Quiet and lovely

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RayW
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. One of our favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Waiter was not good as in other times that we have been there had to call for more iced tea abd for bread

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Sara
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was strangely under seasoned, which isn’t common at French restaurants. The duck lacked acid and was pretty bland. The soufflé was beautiful but lacked in flavor. The best dish was the angel hair pasta, tasted fresh and flavorful.

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vipJudy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant for many years. Henry and Raul know what they are about and always so welcoming. I have only had great meals here!

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LouL
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality of food prepared perfectly great service and lovely setting🤙

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Andiamo
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing staff! The top restaurant in the valley fir food and style.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 21st wedding anniversary. They knew and brought out a chocolate soufflé compliments of the house. Food is absolutely remarkable. My wife had a salad and the dressing was to die for, I wish I knew their recipe. Treat yourself and you significant other for dinner. Break up the hum drum of everyday life and have a romantic evening.

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JuliaU
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We have made the reservation based on good reviews and unfortunately weren’t really impressed with their food and atmosphere although service was good.

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Stefanie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mistral has amazing food, highly recommend the John Dory, I don't usually like fish but this is delicious! The chocolate soufflé is always a hit!

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vipLocalDenizen
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Mistral for almost 30 years! Each time I'm there, I'm reminded why it's my favorite restaurant in the world. Owner Henry, General Manager Raoul are always warm and welcoming. Their wait staff is outstanding, with many that have been with them for 10, 20 years or more. The fact that the food is amazing and you can't find a better french fry anywhere else aside, Mistral never fails to deliver a wonderful, highly satisfying experience.

Clearly, I'm not alone with these thoughts. Mistral remains incredibly popular with the "old regulars" like me and younger people alike. As it should!

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RichardG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We had lunch on the canopied back patio, adorned with a few large potted plants. It was occasionally noisy from construction going on next door. The trout was uninspired, accompanied by green beans (fresh and crisp) and a scoop of bland purred potatoes. The desserts, on the other hand, were excellent (chocolate souffle & creme brulee). Waiters were attentive, luncheon menu was limited, and prices were high.

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Babs
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, service, ambience. A little hard to hear but just happy to see people going out to eat again. Highly recommend1

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DudefromLA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First, if you miss the Chocolate Soufflé, you have missed the whole point in indulging in a dinning experience that is a true special treat. The food is absolutely superb and the wait staff is attentive yet not obnoxiously disturbing you. I had a business meal with a very important person from out of town and needed to discuss some pending transactions. The menu selections are fantastic and easily understood by a non French Speaking person. I selected the Caesar Salad and Beef Borgionion. My business partner selected the Onion Soup and Lamb chops. The Cesar Salad was a huge disappointment. The lettuce was wet and the dressing was completely unremarkable and very weak. My colleagues' onion soup was pure heaven for him. The main dishes were beyond what we could have hoped for. My beef was so tender and so perfectly sauced that I thought I was in paradise. My colleague's lamb was cooked to perfection and seasoned absolutely perfect. Both of us remarked as to how enjoyable the meal was. Once the main course was finished and the Chocolate Soufflé arrived.. we were both blown away with how wonderful it was. Do not miss the desert even if that's the only reason you go there.
My only critique is the prices are beyond what I expected. Oure meals without wine or cocktails and only drinking sparkling water came up to over $190.00 That's a bit much. If money is no object, please go here. If you are a normal human, go here on a very special occasion and get the Chocolate Soufflé. Parking was terrible. $9.00 cash only for Valet parking. If not for the prices and valet cost, this would have been a 6 star rating from me. Just the same... You will not be disappointed dining here. Just be prepared for the cost.

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vipJeffLfromTO
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Mistral for virtually all of its existence. I have enjoyed great cuisine here during that entire time. The quality of the food and service is and always has been excellent.

The prices are up there. Here, it’s a matter of “getting what you pay for”. There is a quality/price coalescence. The quality is unequaled. Ergo the prices.

Alas, Mistral for the most part has become a special occasion place for me these days. Even still, it’s always wonderful.

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gilesg
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was, as ever, outstanding.

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GMDDMD
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations at 5:45 and I plan to sit inside but they brought us out back in a nice enclosed space and that was better because it was a warm evening and inside was a little too noisy for my taste. It was the last day of dine LA and I had a three course meal with the salmon as a first course, the beef borginon as a second course, and the chocolate soufflé as dessert. My wife got the lamb chops as the main course and a crabcake as the first course.

Every morsel of food was absolutely spectacular it was my first visit there. The waiter helped recommend some wines to pair with our food and they were absolutely splendid. All the wait staff managed to be attentive to us without being smothering;Every single person who we interacted with was pleasant professional friendly and courteous. I do plan to go back more frequently and I commend everybody associated with the restaurant.

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vipCelery
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jay, Joseph, Juan, Melinda, Peter & Peter make the place great !

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vipJonathanE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is best restaurant in the valley!

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Micki
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our favorite for years. Even after moving a distance away, we continue to come back as much as possible. The service is not seen anymore in most places. It is superb. The ambience is perfection. The menu has choices for everyone and the results are delicious.

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Citruss
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Back after a couple year COVID driven absence. Was like we’d been there yesterday. Still doing everything right!

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StevenP
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a wonderful visit to Mistral. We had a very nice evening dinner with superb, delicious food. We would definitely return again.

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vipArthurL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great!!!! we loved it here so much. would highly recommend

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vipSuzyH
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want consistent fabulous food and service, Mistral is your place to go! Never, ever disappoints. What a gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Mistral since they opened over 30 years ago! Always great food and service. This place is head and shoulders above any restaurant in its class. By far the best in the valley! Henry and Raul have everything running like a finely tuned machine. The wait staff has changed over the past few years with the pandemic and we miss our old favorite servers but the new staff has done a great job!

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vipCelery
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual !

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vipMarylouM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service food amazing as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding meal and dining experience. The outdoor patio is comfortable. The folks are extremely attentive and the go the extra mile to make sure you have an experience instead of just a great meal.

All the food was excellent and worked perfectly with each other. We will return for a future date night.

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RobertR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint French-themed restaurant. It can have a pulse, so not always the best for a quiet romantic meal. The food is always good. And the service, attentive and competent. Cocktails were made to perfection. The souffle was a little disappointing, but the brown sugar cheesecake was spot on. The restaurant is certainly worth a visit and I will be a return customer as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and a very lovely service. Our waiter was great and took initiative to offer and suggest things that were all spot on. The owner even stopped by who’s had this place for 33 years and welcomed us to the area. All was great. The gentleman at the door was not impressed because we arrived early :-)

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NoBirthdayCandles
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very loud. Difficult to have a conversation. Maybe some paintings or curtains to soften the noise.

FAQs

Mistral - Sherman Oaks offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 981-6650.

Mistral - Sherman Oaks is rated 4.8 stars by 1499 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.