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 2, 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
  • Consistantly good
    LATheatreTraveler
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Our server was charming & personable. Kendall's has an excellent bistro menu . Just give yourself enough time if you dine before a performance. The service, though gracious and pleasant, can be rather slow. Not sure if it's a slow kitchen or servers have too many tables to care for? Bread and appetizers were served quickly. But we waited a long time for our entree's. This happened frequently when we dine here. We were there on a weeknight. The restaurant was not full. But the service was a bit slow when it came to our entree's and receiving our check. Even with 2 hours, there was no time for dessert & coffee. The interior is inviting & comfortable. The convenience to park, dine and enjoy a performance all in one location, can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre - theater
    Goodeggs123
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great for a pre-theater supper. Great French bistro feel. Not the best mussels we've ever had - but great fries.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, rushed service
    JorgeZVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had theater that evening at 8:00 PM, so we made diner reservation for 5:30 PM so we could have a leisurely diner. We informed our waiter of this and it didn't seem to make a difference. Once we ordered, they brought the food one dish after another. I guess next time we would order one course at a time to avoid this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    pasadenaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    To wait nearly half an hour after ording for a sandwich and salad (which was clearly prepared well in advance and was not a "salad") was bad enough. To also have the club sandwich arrive with the toast cold, the potatoes at room temperature, and the bacon uncooked and near raw is a clear sign that this once favorite place for lunch, dinner, or a ba stop for wine and snack will now be avoided. The dining room staff was as professional as ever. The management and the chef need career counseling.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kendall''s is Back!
    duchessdukes
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant to dine in pre show at the Music Center, which I attend often ... but alas, I have been very disappointed in the food quality and wait staff for a while (since the institution of the brunch menu and some evenings) - but no more! the last few times my food was cold and I just cannot enjoy it that way, and sent it back. But this time, Chateau Steak piping hot, along with all the sides. Now I did ask for them to be sure and bring it to me when ready and not wait, but I wasn't disappointed. My friend also had a delicious quiche. The service was great. I hope this keeps up and then we are back to Kendall's being a great fine-dining affordable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usual Great Food, Service Harried
    crablouis
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BruinKen
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive Service
    Amyla
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great service & very relaxed especially for a solo diner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food ... good service
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    As usual, Kendall's was a great brunch destination. Good food. And exceptional service from Carol; thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for Pre-Theatre Dining
    sdr1066
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well, the Desert Was Fine...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before matinee
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre-theater
    Andre
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My restaurant of choice whenever I go to the Music Center for a show. Never lets me down!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful brunch
    17foodfreakVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • marcy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    brunch was delicious- service great since we were there pre-ballet. all in all a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Ballet Appetizer
    WineCop
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kendall's Gets Better and Better
    JudyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Place
    StefanVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • edward
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Music Center Option
    Homecook100VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Going to a show at the Music Center/Disney Hall, then Kendall's is a great options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • At the Music Center
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    What a lovely place to go before the theater. The drinks were good and the food, tasty. A good way to start the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good stop before the Disney Center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great Brunch. Great Service. Quick in and out before the concert. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Theater Dining
    Elegantbear
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Very disappointing.would think twice before coming back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    britts833
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great place to fine before going to a concert or show. Staff is very attentive to time constraints
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improving
    lunchbunchVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    luv2bout
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service tops the food
    pennycat
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshing lunch!
    gmarch
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had the Jumbo Lump Crab salad with avacado, green beans and grapefruit! It was fabulous. Service is always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A hit and miss
    Weepuls
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Pre-theater Dinner
    PeterinRedondo
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you are at the Music Center
    Foodie135
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuesday vs Friday
    Francefriendly
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Restaurant
    Unhappy
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good for before theatre or concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced winelist
    ShihuVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The wine list is incredibly overpriced. Since there is no corkage, I would recommend that you bring your own special bottle.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Opera
    OT123VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Good spot to get dinner pre event in the music/opera area. Food is good, service is attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most convenient
    VissidarteVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 133 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2484 reviews are from the Kendall’s Brasserie at The Music Center reviews archive.