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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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  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A restaurant where Chicken is the Star !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Jeff H
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Van Nuys
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Van Nuys
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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548 reviews 548 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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CALIFORNIA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

1. Disappointed: My young adult daughter and I have dined at numerous restaurants with impressive reputations. Mistral's is NOT one of them. The French onion soup was average as was the cappellini with tomatoes and linguini with cajun shrimp. In fact, the shrimp was overcooked. The chocolate souffle, however, was fabulous! As far as the service, it took forever to... More 

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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: Romantic, Doing business

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?