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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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Going to a show at the Music Center/Disney Hall, then Kendall's is a great options."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great Brunch. Great Service. Quick in and out before the concert. Perfect."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very disappointing.would think twice before coming back"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great place to fine before going to a concert or show. Staff is very attentive to time constraints"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We chose Kendall's for the proximity to the Ahmanson. I loved the wine choices and prices weren't extravagant. The bread and butter scores high, with the consistentency of restaurants in France. We ordered fish, the White fish and the Salmon, which was fresh, cooked perfectly and a delicious herby green sauce with an edge of sweetness complimenting the fish. We did splurge and order some Pommes Frites. They weren't skinny and the taste wasn't memorable. So that was the only disappointment!! I was later glad I hadn't had the extra calories! We shared an apple tart which was excellent! I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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
  • "Food was good but I expected better for the price. Visited restaurant before a matinee and the crowd was a bit loud."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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
  • "Very enjoyable restaurant after seeing the Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Theater-great food and service!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Good place to go prior to seeing a performance at the Music Center. Service is very good and speedy, food is good (we ate salmon), makes the theater experience hassle free. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed lunch prior to the Ahmanson Theater event. It is close by and convenient. It is a special treat and something we look forward to."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Though it's a bit pricey, Kendall's is always a great spot to meet friends for dining pre theatre or concert. Food is tasty, service friendly and sensitive to ticket time."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We ate at Kendalls twice while visiting LA. The first night we were with friends, the second night on our own. Every dish we chose was very good - cooked to perfection, with well thought out sides and condiments. Service both nights was excellent - extremely professional but also very friendly and helpful. We were also pleasantly surprised that, although it certainly isn't cheap, it provides good value for money and its location, under the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and next to the Walt Disney Hall, is ideal."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. Food was exceptional and service was on point. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had the quiche -it was cold and the top looked shriveled, like it had been sitting in the kitchen for a long time. We had tickets to the theater so didn't have the time to send it back. The rest of the food was good. We sat on the ground level, just back from the hostess station, and the noise level was very high. We will go back, and now that we know the layout of the interior, we will know which table to request. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I know this restaurant is primarily attended by Music Center guests and also mostly on Friday and Saturday evenings. We went on a Wednesday night - made a reservation for 8:30PM and I think we were the only people dining at that time - the place was empty. But, the staff and our waiter were wonderful and made us feel special. The waiter guided us to that evening's best dishes and we were not a bit disappointed - everything was delicious. Eventhough we were the last people to dine that evening, we were not rushed a bit. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The menu is wonderful. the old menu was tired, and now there is a new spirit about the place. The food is very good now!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "As regulars for both dinner and weekend brunch, we continue to be impressed by all the innovations of the chef and Parisian manager Laura, both of whom are transforming Kendall's as the place to dine not only before the Music Center but any time we want a meal downtown. In fact, we chose it for a recent son's MBA graduation dinner from USC - and received raves from all our guests. Most recently the brunch: tried the lemon ricotta pancakes with Meyer lemon; amazing. Can't wait to try the fresh beignets. Dinner menu also has several items on my "to do" list. For service, the absolute best servers are Marlon and Natasha, but all staff have become very patron-oriented as well."
    Dined on 5/24/2014