Carlitos Gardel is a restaurant born out of nostalgia, founded on family recipes and tradition, and set in an old world-reminiscent space -- a departure from the Los Angeles steakhouse scene. The Argentine steakhouse on Melrose is quite possibly as close to Argentina you can get… from Beverly Grove, at least. The meat is sourced, treated, and prepared exactly as it would be in Argentina, with authentic, house-made chimichurri -- because you can’t have an Argentine steak without it. This is not the steakhouse serving crudo and crab legs to start, it's the steakhouse serving blood sausage and its famous garlic fries to start. And there’s no Cru Burgundy here (though there are a few French wines on offer), the wine list at Carlitos is an expansive showcase of the beautiful new world wines Argentina and its surrounding regions have to offer.