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

Kendall’s Brasserie at The Music Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.patinagroup.com/kendallsBrasserie/
  • Phone: 2139727322x
  • Hours of Operation:
    View Spring Hours Here:
    http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurants/39/menus/Kendalls-Hours.pdf

    WEEKEND BRUNCH
    Saturday - Sunday 10:30AM - 3PM

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

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

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

    BAR
    Monday – Friday 11:30AM–Close

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, French
  • 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.**
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Kendall’s Brasserie at The Music Center reviews from OpenTable diners
213 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (79)fit for foodies (67)great for lunch (57)neighborhood gem (50)great for brunch (48)romantic (40)notable wine list (35)good for groups (32)late-night find (30)vibrant bar scene (24)great for outdoor dining (22)hot spot (14)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A lovely experience
    ronimom
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We came here to eat before going to the theater. We were stuck in traffic and called and told them we'd be late and they said no problem, they'd hold our table. When we got to the restaurant, we were seated immediately. Our waiter was very attentive and our food arrived quickly and hot. Our meals were very, very good. This is our new favorite place to eat before going to the Music Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive!
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Kendall's has raised their prices too high! The value is not there!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JulesVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I used to think of this place as more of an "older crowd" restaurant and expensive. It may have been around for awhile, but recently I learned that it is not old and stuffy. There's a vibrant lunch crowd (mostly from the courts across the street) and their food and service is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Am Disappointed
    LarryTVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    After specifically mentioning in my reservation that some of our party are hard of hearing, we were seated in the middle of the room.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Balazs
    Robert
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent restaurant in every respect. Dining here makes the Music Center "experience" even more special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Pre-Theatre Dining
    GreatExpectations
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The service is excellent, the food is great - it's a wonderful place to start your evening at the Music Center, regardless of the event you're going to see. They ask you if you're there for a show, and make sure that you get through your meal - without feeling rushed - in time to be in your seats when the curtain goes up. The short rib is amazing, the lamb loin is excellent, they make great french onion soup and the carrot-ginger soup that was the soup of the day was so good I wanted to lick the bowl.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SabrinaVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I dined at Kendall twice within the last 30 days, due to the performances in the Music City. The food was very good and service was superb. This is a perfect place to enjoy a pre-show dinner and a post-show night cap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Perfect location when going to the Opera. The food was good, the hostess was so wonderful and made up for our salads not being delivered by offering us a lovely cheese plate after dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old World Charm
    csr125
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Kendall's Brasserie is a great spot to dine before going to the opera, or any other performance at The Music Center, as it is right under the Dorothy Chandler pavilion. The food and service are excellent. What sets it apart for me is the Old World European charm.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    mediocre food and exceptionally high prices for wine
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    Tadley
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We go to Kendall's when we are at the Music Center or Disney Hall. It is always nice. I have to confess, however, that I did not like their brunch menu very much.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miss the Skirt Steak for Brunch
    GailMarie123
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I really miss the skirt steak that they eliminated when they moved to a brunch menu on Sundays. I'm a diabetic, and the skirt steak (with spinach or salad) was perfect. The chateau steak meal is too big for brunch (and I can't eat the pommes frites); I'm left eating a hamburger (sans bun) and side salad. I wish they'd bring it back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Park once for the music center / great dining most of the time
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good news, bad news
    alacarteVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went to Kendall's before the theater. Some of the dishes were excellent-- the calamari casserole, and some were terrible-- the over-salted moules frites. Did no one taste the moules before serving them?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed brunch before matinee
    CCMomVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went to see a weekend matinee performance of The Trip to Bountiful and enjoyed a very tasty brunch at Kendall's - poached eggs, asparagus, spinach, roasted tomato, potatoes and their french bread and butter. Very reasonably priced for the convenient location and the delicious meal. Dinners tend to be far more expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • voicesofspring
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Thanks I always enjoy my visits to Kendall's. My son had his wedding dinner there. Reservations are always honored. The staff is quick and professional and always listens . love that. it is so convenient before the opera.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LAOpera
    LAOpera
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We ate here before the opera, so it was very convenient. Service was friendly and quick at the beginning of our dining experience, but after we got our main course, the server was no where to be found. They were very busy, but it was a long wait, and then we felt rushed with desert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • opera opening night 930 dinner
    Scarlatt
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    the restaurant was very busy after opera and our waiter barely came around, he had too many tables so we didn't get the good service you would expect with the high prices...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous as always
    baaramu
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Took clients here Friday night before seeing "We will Rock You"--the service was stellar and the food was fantastic--never disappointed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I arrived about 45 minutes early, as the freeway traffic was on my side (for once). I planned on sitting outside and having a glass of wine or inside at the bar to wait on my friend...but thought I'd ask if I would be able to be seated at my table even though my friend had not arrived yet. The host said, 'of course'. My waiter was amazing. He knew I was going to be waiting and he didn't bat an eye. He made me feel comfortable; brought my drink; checked on me to be sure I didn't need anything. I have to say...you don't get that kind of service everywhere. Typically, they will not seat you because they want the table turned over. My waiter (sorry, forgot your name) and the restaurant were wonderful! Thanks!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Patina wonderful food served in a very pleasant setting, with style and attentiveness - best possible place to go if you are at the courthouse
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kendall's
    bobsdining
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    If you have a show to see at the LA Music Center, this is a great option. You can arrive early to avoid all the crowds at show time. You can park across the street, thus avoiding the lines of cars waiting to exit the Music Center parking lot after the show. The table is reserved ahead of time. Food and service are very high quality. When the show time nears you simply walk upstairs and you're there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner before theatre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Wonderful food served promptly from the kitchen, great wait service, nice ambiance. We ordered the steak and the stripped bass, both served with its own starch and vegetable. We shared a cheese selection, a salad and the creme brulee dessert! Come early so you can come and enjoy the food and mood before the theater. Definitely would come again if we were ever at the Music Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The staff were friendly and attentive. Here is some feed back for changes that would improve the food for us. 1. The shrimp cocktail sauce was very difficult to get to [the leaves were eliminating assess]. The shrimp were good. 2. The cheese appetizer was disappointing. Brie replaced the camembert we were expecting. 3. The Chateau steak was good. The béarnaise sauce was great. The roasted tomato was interesting. The pommes frites maison were well prepared but we felt that something less ordinary would have made the entree more memorable. The bread was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before Theater find
    Travels2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Although I felt our service was a bit rushed...it seemed we had barely completed our appetizer and the entree was served, it was a lovely dining experience. Their Onion soup is the best in town! Always excellent. I had a healthy choice, sea bass and veggies and my friend had the steak and fries. Both very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect bistro
    dineswithwolvesVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Patina Group really know how to run a restaurant. Great food in an authentic atmosphere served by friendly people. The only place to go when you're seeing something at the Music Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had an event at the Opera house at 6 & they led us to our table when we arrived which was 4:45 & before formally open. That kindness took the pressure off & we could enjoy the meal & wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING BRUNCH!
    Balbert
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We've always loved Kendall's for dinner. It's our fav place to have dinner before the theater. This Sunday we tried it for Brunch. What a wonderful surprise. They offered a wonderful menu and each dish was not only delicious but so beautifully presented. Our waiter was a gem! Orders were perfect, attention was given to every detail and he was such a friendly and informative guy. Definitely a must in the downtown area!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the new menu!
    hatboxVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great egg scramble. Wonderful variety on the new 2014 menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kendall's is mixed
    Ladydi7VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Kendall's ok for Sunday Brunch. Food ok not great.... Our waiter brusque and rushed... Poor service... But when going to the Ahmanson they get a captive audience ....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice before theater
    LACTGregular
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    After sitting in traffic to get downtown for a play, it's great to have a place like Kendall's to relax and shake off the drive and prepare for a fabulous theatrical evening. Service is tailored for your needs. I love the little side room where you can talk and hear without yelling. Wonderful comfort food. Comfortable and friendly. Perfect service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but......
    Lamaddog
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our experiences at Kendall's have usually been good. However, this time, we ordered the rotisserie chicken and found it salty and uninviting. The carrot soup and the cold tomato soup were both excellent and the service was very attentive as usual. We would definitely go back but will not order the chicken in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location for Theater
    Rita
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    While a great location for the theater district in downtown L.A. (adjacent to underground parking), the food and service was mediocre. The menu selections were staid and true and not very inventive. Hopefully, we won't be back unless timing issues on theatrical productions warrant it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dining before a show
    WeezyC
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I've been going to Kendalls for years now , before each show at the amahson, The cocktails are very good and the food ranges from edible to good, nothing will wow you here, except maybe the french onion soup or the soup of the day, It's also pricey just cause it can be, and the wine prices are way too high (we always bring a bottle) the service is very friendly!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome food & service
    great1
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I took my girlfriend to Kendall's Brasserie before the theater. They gave us a really nice booth. It was her birthday. The service was great. Prompt, courteous, informative and helpful. Everyone- the maitre'd, the waiter, the busboys were extremely well mannered and gave excellent service. She had steak, I had fish. The food was amazing!!! We go to great restaurants and I was actually quite shocked at how good the food was at Kendall's Brasserie. I will definitely go back and recommend it to anyone going to the theater in dowtown LA.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Consistently good food ; great for Pre-theatre Staff always knows how to get you out in time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch option before Theater
    DandDVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We both really enjoyed the new brunch menu. Nice space, convenient location, great service, fair prices and well prepared food. I definately preferred the experience over Pinot Grill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait for food
    grandmotherVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We arrived at 11:45. We had a 1:00 show. Our order was not taken until about 12:05, that was not the wors, our food did not attive until 12:30. That is the last time we will go there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a pre-theatre meal
    3Cheers4GoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Kendall's is always a great choice for a pre-theatre meal. Their French onion soup is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eileen
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    delicious place for pre or post theater dining. Staff is aware of time restraints necessary to serve and have you out in time for curtain.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall