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Mistral

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13422 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423 (Dixie Canyon)
1 Block Away
(818) 981-6650
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Established in 1988. A true French bistro in the heart of 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.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reliable French Food in a Good Restaurant

I've ate here a number of times over the past few years and it's consistently reliable - so reliable that I almost always order the same food, french onion soup (hearty, tasty and done right) and the pepper steak which has an excellent sauce and some of the best french fries you'll ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I've ate here a number of times over the past few years and it's consistently reliable - so reliable that I almost always order the same food, french onion soup (hearty, tasty and done right) and the pepper steak which has an excellent sauce and some of the best french fries you'll ever get. Wine list is solid and not... More 

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Van Nuys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

While most would suggest you don't order chicken in a restaurant, I'm a contrarian. The Chicken Mistral, which come either with a Garlic Rosemary Sauce or a Dijon Mustard Sauce are fantastic. My friend has the New York steak and really likes it. The soups, salads and desserts are fantastic. I would order a Chocolate Soufflé if you haven't had... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Henri Abergel has created a a wonderful French restaurant on the east side of Sherman Oaks. The feel is like a NYC or Chicago deco retaurant - elegant yet not stuffy. Everything on the menu is great - especially the Panko Crusted John Dory, all of the steaks (try them Echalottes), Lamb Chops and the Rosemary Garlic Chicken. Great cicktails... More 

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Sherman Oaks, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a good place no doubt about it, but it is so very lound I just found that one had to talk louder then the next is not a very enjoyable experience it kind of ruins dinner fo me!

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Encino, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Mistral is small, charming and has friendly and competent service. Most of all, as is appropriate for a restaurant, it has great food--great French food. There is nothing pretentious or precious in their cooking, just fine ingredients and spot on preparation, From one of the best Pepper Steaks anywhere, to classic French Sole Meuniere, from a simple but wonderful roast... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a great place for foodies and great service. Very quaint and definitely a gem of a restaurant for couples or having dinner with friends. The steak is great!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have eaten here many many times. Was there on a weds night and the had sweet breads as a special appetizer. Had mine prepared with a brown sauce with some fresh mushrooms. SOOOO GOOOOOD. Been a while since I was swept away. Had the bone in prime rib eye afterwards. Place is always excellent.

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Van Nuys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy great French food, served in an intimate setting with an excellent wine list, this is the place for you. Mistral is a small local place with a big presence. It's been in business here for 20 years and that speaks volumes. Recommended but make a reservation.

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Medford Lakes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have been to Los Angeles many times, and have often felt that most of the restaurants were slightly overrated. Some friends invited us to Mistral, and it proved to be the exception that I had been hoping for. The restaurant is charming, has an elegant feel, and the atmosphere is quite romantic. An excellent wine list, superb, friendly service,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, great service, amazing wine selection and the food to always prepared perfectly.

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Additional Information about Mistral

Address: 13422 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423
Phone Number: (818) 981-6650
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13422 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423
    (Dixie Canyon)
  • Public Transportation: 1 Block Away
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: (818) 981-6650

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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