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Kendall’s Brasserie at The Music Center
Kendall’s Brasserie at The Music Center

Kendall’s Brasserie at The Music Center Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.patinagroup.com/kendallsBrasserie/
  • Phone: (213) 972-7322
  • Hours of Operation: View Spring Hours Here:

    Saturday - Sunday 10:30AM - 3PM

    Monday – Friday 11:30AM–2:30PM
    Saturday and Sunday 10:30AM - 3PM

    Saturdays and Sundays 11:30AM–2:30PM
    (On matinee performance dates only)

    Tuesday – Sunday 5PM–Close
    Dinner and Supper seating closes 1 hour after the final performance.

    Monday – Friday 11:30AM–Close

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, European
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Pierre Bosc
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Please call 213 972 3028 for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: First St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Music Center garage parking - entrance on Grand Avenue.
    Complimentary parking from 8-9:30PM, with reservation within this time frame only.
    If dining on performance nights, we will refund your parking after 8PM.
A word from Kendall’s Brasserie at The Music Center
Kendall's is a stylish, fast-paced French brasserie offering Contemporary cuisine for lunch, dinner and late supper. **Guests who are attending performances at the Music Center/Disney Concert Hall must make their dinner reservations two hours in advance of the performance time. Guests not allowing two hours risk missing the performance.**Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We love Kendall's. It's been a reliable pre-theater dinner, with wonderful food and knowledgeable, personable service. I hope that the service remains top drawer. It seemed a bit short handed this time."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My wife and I shared a 2-person, corner "quiter" table on a Tuesday evening, prior to taking in "We Will Rock You" at the Ahmanson Theater (a fun production and definitely recommended). The food was excellent, as usual. That said, the restaurant ambience, while very nice as to decor, is still very noisy. Worse, though the wait staff was very cordial, we had to ask multiple times for items (extra butter, etc.), and there must have been problems in the kitchen, as our main course was delivered way late, and we ended up being there for 1.5 hours (most of the time spent waiting for food)."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great service & very relaxed especially for a solo diner."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "As usual, Kendall's was a great brunch destination. Good food. And exceptional service from Carol; thanks."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great place to eat prior to attending an event at the Disney Concert Hall or the Music Center. You're going to get great food and great service"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My steak tartare had some spice in in that I did not care for. Never experienced in steak tartare before. So I guess I should be glad that the portion was tiny. The salad didn't have enough dressing and the waitstaff was busy. Mousse good."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Noon reservation, performance at 2pm. Seated and served quickly (restaurant not full, same day as World Cup and Dodger game), food was delicious, pistachio ice cream the best!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My restaurant of choice whenever I go to the Music Center for a show. Never lets me down!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had brunch before a matinee at the Taper, and it was delightful! The lemon ricotta pancakes were sensational -- loved them! The nicoise salad could have used a more flavorful dressing -- it was bland, although the tuna and vegetables were beautifully presented and very fresh. Bread was great, as usual! Desserts sounded delicious, although we were too full to try one. Next time -- this is our favorite restaurant at the Music Center!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "brunch was delicious- service great since we were there pre-ballet. all in all a very nice experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is the most convenient dining location to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and probably the best. Consistently great food and service. This time I had the best lamb loin I can recall having, preceded by the escargo provincale, also delicious. Desert was a chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream. The wine list is sufficiently comprehensive, although somewhat pricey. However, the Sommelier's offerings were discounted 20% and brought those bottles more in line with the majority of restaurants. We had a highly rated 2010 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet that was more within my expected restaurant markup after the discount. The only negative: I asked for a table adjacent to a wall, but ours was also next to a view blocking pillar."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Varied abd interesting menu. Love the white ffish with Meyer lemon. Heavier fare such as short ribs and cassoulet are outstanding. A continuing commitment to service and to the customer show clearly."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had brunch there, the patio outside the restaurant was just perfect for this hot sunday. Smoked salmon Benedict, pancakes, fruit platter, capuchin and mimosa. Nothing to add, just a great spot."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We drive in from Tehachapi for a matinee and eat there before we go - it is so convenient and good."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Going to a show at the Music Center/Disney Hall, then Kendall's is a great options."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "What a lovely place to go before the theater. The drinks were good and the food, tasty. A good way to start the evening."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great Brunch. Great Service. Quick in and out before the concert. Perfect."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "came here for a bite before a show at the disney, was pleasantly surprised at what i found. my date was running late so i ended up just sitting at the bar for a glass of wine and an appetizer while i waited, ended up staying for the whole meal since our bartender was so pleasant and even came back for a drink after the show. great alternative to patina across the street for a pre or post-theatre bite!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We arrived 30 minutes early for a Saturday evening reservation and were seated right away. We promptly received our water, however, it was more than 10 minutes before we saw a server. We had the chef's choice charcuterie which was the typical commercial, non-artisan meat that surprisingly included a Mortadella that looked and tasted like it came from an Oscar Meyer package. One entree was Chicken Tagine with cous cous which could have used more of the Moroccan spices that were supposed to be in it. The other entree was the Short Rib with mashed potato and spinach which was tasty, but not exceptional. All and all, the meal was good and the service was satisfactory."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very disappointing.would think twice before coming back"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place to fine before going to a concert or show. Staff is very attentive to time constraints"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Have eaten there many times as it is convenient to the Music Center venues. I have usually been disappointed as the menu choices were so-so and surprised at the quite high cost. However this time we were pleasantly surprised. The two dishes we ordered were exceptional. I hope this means someone new in the kitchen."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have dined here many times before and the wait staff have been fun and upbeat but this time it was very subdued and our waiter couldn't have been more unfriendly. Food in the past has been great but this time it was fair to good. I'm not certain what's going on here."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The hostess, bar tender and server made us feel like royalty with their attentiveness and smiles. The attention was genuine and not overdone. It's too bad the food doesn't quite make the same impression. For the prices, I expected better."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had the Jumbo Lump Crab salad with avacado, green beans and grapefruit! It was fabulous. Service is always wonderful."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Kendall's is a comforting establishment with satisfying food, great cocktails, good ambiance, and usually, great service. However, the latter was not the case last visit. The server was, according to management," getting acquainted with the organization", a safe explanation for admitting the server did not know much about serving The wait was inappropriately long, and our reservations were for 10 pm. A regrettable mistake since Kendall's is part of the Patina Group, which provides in my opinion, some of the best and most qualitative as well as innovative, food experiences in Southern California. Great service has always been present to complement my dining experience. Kendall's needs to vindicate itself, and restore excellent service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The location makes this the perfect venue for a pre-theater dinner for any of the Music Center Theaters including the Walt Disney Hall. They are specially welcoming to theater goers and ensure that you can enjoy your dinner and still stroll comfortably to your theater on time. The menu is small but caters to all tastes with something special for everybody. My Three Herring Salad as an appetizer was a treat and the Cassoulet Toulousain emphasized the French ambience. We were particularly struck by the attentive but inconspicuous service. Dinner at Kendall's Brasserie before the theater can ensure that a simple visit to the theater is a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Nice restaurant to eat at before you go see your performance. A little expensive but if you are in a time crunch this would be your option."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "There was quite a difference in the service and food. The bread usually so fresh, was dry; the Tuesday special was not available, so I chose the cassoulet which was lacking flavor; the meat was good but the beans were undercooked. We go to this restaurant several times during the year and we've noticed that in the last couple of months the overall experience has been less enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We have dined at Kendall's many times in the past before attending the theater. This time the service was deplorable. This is a restaurant that specializes in pre-theater dining, so is used to seating and serving within a small time window. A drink refill took a half hour to complete after ordering. This is totally unacceptable. Food is good, but I spent the whole time trying to find the server and catch her eye."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant being one of few in the immediate area of the Music Center is a nice place to eat before a performance because of its location. The menu hasn't changed much through the years, so daily specials will not ever be available on given performance date. Service is great here!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The best advantage is the location if you are going to a play or a concert next door. The food is adequate but nothing more, do not expect anything above average. Pricy for what you get... Practical but nothing more."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The wine list is incredibly overpriced. Since there is no corkage, I would recommend that you bring your own special bottle."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Good spot to get dinner pre event in the music/opera area. Food is good, service is attentive."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "when attending the opera. Our server was great in navigating a crowded eatery with tables too close together. Even though we arrived @ 5 o'clock, we barely made it to curtain!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Before or after a performance either at the Music Center or Disney Hall, it is great!! My favorite entree is the moules frittes--mussels with delicious french fries which recently I have requested replaced with a steamed vegetable. They bring me beauuutiful green beans that I love with the steamed mussels. An additionally attractive feature is the zero corkage fee, but their own wines are very good, too! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Very enjoyable restaurant after seeing the Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Theater-great food and service!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Why, why, why did they mess with perfection? Not everyone wants to eat pancakes at noon. I hate the new brunch menu and will be finding a new place for LUNCH before my Disney concerts."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I have eaten at Kendall's many, many times, and typically the experience is top-notch, but it must have been an off night on this particular occasion. The waiter went home without notifying us, and the replacement server took our order, but never informed us what we had been ordered was no longer available (I'm not sure he knew, at the time). He brought something we didn't order and acted as though we had made a mistake. My entree was somewhat mediocre, but that's not necessarily going to ruin a dinner. It took over 20 minutes for the server to come to retrieve our payment, so we just got up and went to the bar to wait and see how much longer it was going to take. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Kendall's was highly recommended as the place to eat before going to theater at Ahmanson. The food was delicious. However the restaurant was quite noisy to be what I consider an expensive, high end restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014