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13422 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3914 (Dixie Canyon)
(818) 981-6650
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

After a second confirmation that this was a double birthday dinner, the staff and owner completely forgot the occasion. The food was excellent, the noise level incredibly high and the service at the table was good. May returning but unlikely. SO disappointed.,

Thank David W
Los Angeles, California
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160 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Mistral is a special place in Sherman Oaks. The owner is so involved that the restaurant has the feeling of a private club. The food is first rate and the service is just as good. The wine list is outstanding with many wines that are what appears to be straight retail. The wine service and glassware is also super. the... More 

Thank Srklaw7
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

$50 steaks should have a lot more flavor. It wasn't bad, just nothing too exciting. I would go back if invited but wouldn't go out of my way. The steak actually seemed like a thawed out Omaha steak.

Thank trilobite01
Burbank, California
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767 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The Service: The Food: Baby Kale and Arugula Salad, Avocado, Parmensan Shavings, Lemon-Olive Oil. Very refreshing appetizer salad. The size is perfect for 3 course meal. Crispy Skin Imported Branzino - red grapes, heirloom cherry tomato & sweet basil salad - YES, the fish skin is super crispy. The fish is unbelievably tender and fresh. The vegetable & fruits on... More 

Thank travelercass
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I have been dining at Mistral for years. Whether for dinner or lunch it is elegant and lovely, gracious service, quiet for conversation and the food is always perfect. Best hamburgers EVER, and the amuse bouche is amazing. From steak to a mango/calamari salad, phenomenal onion soup...what can I say, you simply cannot go wrong

Thank AndreaMichaels1214
Los Angeles, California
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165 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Off and on, as valley residents, we've visited Mistral and never had a disappointing meal. It is a little richer than my style of eating lately (we tried it again with friends after not going for many years) - but there are a few favorite dishes still on the menu that I enjoy. I love the chicken with garlic -... More 

Thank Ann T
Los Angeles, California
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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We keep coming back to this great Bistro - Yes it French - yes it is noisy - yes it is pricey - yes it has a great buzz. BUT the food is great the service better and front of house is ready to make you feel at home. The salads are fresh and local ingredients so they change with... More 

Thank m p
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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 

Thank BackinthUK
Van Nuys
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120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jeff H
Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank Bill T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13422 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3914
    (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
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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