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“Been there fifty times” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mistral

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Ranked #586 of 9,854 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
Cross street: Dixie Canyon
Transit: 1 Block Away
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.
Portland, Oregon
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184 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Been there fifty times”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Never a bad meal. French bistro, great specials, love the steak tartar. Highly recommend!

FYI for people who freak out about it, it can be loud in there

Visited January 2014
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English first
tarzana ca
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dressed up and fun in old school Sherman Oaks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Food-5 service-5 atmosphere-4

The tomatoes were 100% ripe and this was in the late fall. Most restaurants can't get this right in the summer. The ahi tuna nicoise salad had big rare pieces on it that were huge for a lucks lunch.

The service wore ties and bow ties were very well trained and were happy to have you in their service rather than making you feel lucky to be there.

It looks like an old school LA upscale bar restaurant. great place to go to be treated as a regular. There were about three different tables that you could tell were long time loyal customers. Great place to go for an old fashioned cocktail and a great meal.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BRTStark22
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pricey but worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Very good food and service. Much better steaks than the well known steak houses. Known for great fries. Limited but wll rounded menu. Even though it is a bit pricey, especially for the valley, I left feeling I had an excellent meal and enjoyed the evening. Unlike many noted restaurants in LA that cater to industry people and treat us "commoners" like they are doing us a favor allowing us in, this restaurant gave us the felling that they were working hard to make sure the cooking and service was first class. This french bistro is an attractive room.The only draw back, is it tends to be very loud.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Mitch H
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Southern California
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366 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“A NYC Vibe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

This restaurant has a very NYC vibe. The bar, the wood, the intimate dining room, and especially the attire and style of the old school servers - it all seems like those small restaurants in New York City that the west side locals favor. Very much like the style and classy atmosphere, once you walk in the door you forget that you are on Ventura Blvd. The servers are polished professionals, attentive. The food is excellent, very nice salads that are large enough to share. Quality steaks that are prepared perfectly to order. The lamb is excellent too. This is one of our favorite restaurants along Ventura Blvd. It is expensive but certainly not overpriced. We have dined here for lunch and dinner, always excellent service and an overall wonderful dining experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank whocareswhoiam
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An Elegant Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

An elegant French Bistro. Almost a contradiction. I have been going to this restaurant for 30 years and so like jb says in his review is true, I'm "decidedly older". Wonderful salads, followed by steak tartare with pomme frite and then a wonderful chocolate soufflé. A tad on the expensive side but not bad for a memorable experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hugh L
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