Messhall Kitchen

4.6
771 reviews
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MessHall- LA’s eatery located in the heart of Los Feliz. A re-interpretation of a classic American tavern, featuring a raw bar and a relaxed atmosphere of social/communal dining. Open spaces with a neo-industrial feel incorporating elements of the location’s history including its past as Cecil B. De Mille’s Willard’s Chicken Inn and The Brown Derby. MessHall features American Classics re-conceptualized by Chef Jim Tate IV using local, sustainable, organic and seasonal ingredients. Featuring a bar program by Courtney Rose, with a heavy emphasis on classics, small batch new American spirits and craft beers.

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The Infatuation
7.7

Messhall Kitchen has all the touchstones of the camp experience: an all wood, cabin-like décor, a menu full of comfort foods, and their logo, a tree, can be found everywhere down to the plates. It also has all the touchstones of a damn good restaurant.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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ET
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience is pleasant and food and service is consistently memorable.

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SD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Changing menu of items is great as are cocktails. Really nice service.

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LS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Was hoping for better, based on the menu. Brisket was OK, but not as moist and flavorful as it should have been for the price. Fried chicken sandwich was excellent, but the accompanying fries were not crispy. Limp fries are not a good thing. The salmon on the salmon salad was delicious but the greens were bitter and the acorn squash was completely dry and flavorless. Hard to describe, but almost inedible. The atmosphere is fine but the music was so loud you could barely have a conversation with your table-mates. Would not recommend.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Everyone was super friendly and accommodating. Chicken sandwich was awesome.

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times and usually great. Service always great and was. The fried with burgers came out cold, one burger was very raw although asked for medium-well - they did bring out hot fries for us as we asked. We didn't send burger back so that's on us - we were too hungry!! Was excellent otherwise!

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good. Happy hour actually provides value. I recommend, especially from 4 to 6pm!

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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places for a great burger and fries. Since inside noise level is a problem for me, snagging a table on the patio is key for me. Great staff.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Messhall Taco Tuesday never disappoints.

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JZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a pleasant dinner at Messhall. Service team were pleasant and efficient. the Noise level allowed for conversation, not shouting. The Old Fashioned I ordered was not the best I have ever had, but was more than sufficient. the meals were well prepared and presented. all in all a good experience.

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a five-star rating!! (I am trying to give Messhall a five star rating but fear the app has locked on but one-star. Someone in the know should check on this potential glitch and correct it.) Friends joined us for Sunday brunch at Messhall, which we all enjoyed very much. The service was excellent, the food very good, and we look forward to many more such Messhall dining experiences.

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I would recommend. Its a bit loud for a family lunch/dinner though.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!
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JC
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The family went there for brunch and we thoroughly enjoyed everything that we had. We all ordered something different and tasted each other’s food and everything was delicious and well prepared. We also got some cocktails and they were spot on. The server was friendly and attentive. We will definitely come back. I want to try everything else on the menu

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F
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the most consistent restaurant in LA. It's so good, everything.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time, the breakfast for lunch was wonderful. I highly recommend the breakfast Sandy!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

No servers to be found. Had to wait 30minutes for menus and water. Food was bland and unappetizing. Overpriced. Never coming back

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and fabulous service! Loved the atmosphere, too!

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JM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a pleasant surprise, my wife and I had a great dinner here. The chef's steak had a nice crust and was cooked correctly, very solid dining experience. We'll return.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a great, reliable neighborhood restaurant. An asset to the community.

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EB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, but too loud. I will come back again, but maybe sit in another area.

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was great but the noise level

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LP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails were very tasty, and when my entree came out not as I had ordered, they graciously remade it to perfection! Very helpful wait staff. Hip ambiance. A bit pricey.

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MP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Sat us in the patio during rain storm....not a great experience.....

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

So great! I love the Parmesan Egg Bake! Hard to order anything different! Our waiter was so friendly and accommodating.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even a casual regular dinner is special at Messhall.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Normally I come for brunch but I may start coming on Tuesdays! I love the taco Tuesday $1 tacos! For side dishes The Mac & cheese is garlicy and delish!!! The Brussels sprouts are good but are a little soupy in balsamic, the fried cauliflower was good, for dessert the Chipper was Amazing!! All the desserts sound so good! Overall great experience :)

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CH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Noise level is very loud. Hard to hear a table top conversation.

I had the grilled salmon salad - I thought it was very good, but didn't care for the cumin vinagrette - the cumin really overpowered the delicacy of the fish. I think a simple vinagrette would be better.

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SA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible service, super loud music so that it is impossible to talk, very mediocre food that was served cold that is overpriced for what it is. Will not be going back.

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TB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely amazing. 6 of us at dinner and everyone raved about their meal. Service was top-notch as well. But the experience was not moderately priced in ANY way. Overall it was lovely - just a bit steep on the bill.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

They changed their menu. The food was ok before, now it’s on the level of airplane food. The hash browns were a 2 inch square hockey puck, my kale and mushroom omelette had a few leaves of kale and about 5 sections of mushroom. Coffee is good. We won’t be back.

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d
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Biggest problem is the noise level. They've obviously tried to deal with it (absorbent panels in the ceiling), but the hard floors and walls seem to amplify the sound. For some reason, the outside seating area is also loud, which I can't explain. Too bad, it's a nice restaurant but I avoid it when I think there will be a lot of people there.

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went for a date night and upon arrival were met with a very welcoming hostess. The waiter was really nice and helpful explaining the dishes to us. The food was delicious and the macaroni deserves an applause!!!!!! Love coming here will be back next week for a birthday dinner !

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B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is really just pub food. Nothing that fancy. Great for kids but don't expect anything that amazing. Good not great. Service can be a bit slow.

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AS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been a dedicated fan of Messhall over the years and would normally give it a 4 star rating. Unfortunately there were some misses on our visit on Friday January 18th.
First matter was my friend who I met at bar was enjoying a glass of wine and I guess had inquired with bartender about a drink. He expressed interest in it as a possible cocktail to enjoy with dinner. She then went and made him the drink which he did not order. When he expressed his confusion to her she instead of apologizing expressed her confusion assuming his inquiry about drink meant that he wanted it. Mean while he wasn’t done with his wine. My poor friend felt obliged to accept drink. She could of expressed more remorse and offered it complimentary.
Then we went to our table. We placed appetizer order and more drinks and also placed our entree order. Our app and drinks arrived and we started to enjoy them . With in minutes our entrees arrived and were again confused on why our order came out so quickly when we hadn’t enjoyed our apps and drinks. At first the server expressed a very indifferent attitude and asked us is this ok. We were not ok with it.
They said they would return it to the kitchen and have it freshly placed when we were ready. The waiter was no where to be found and never came over to apologize or check in how we were doing. When we did give the ok to place our order the food showed up replated and over heated and dry. The bill was almost $200.00 . Very disappointed in the service , as the food and drinks are very good , but the service and operations were very off. Also the place was strangely not very busy on Friday night.
Somthing seems to be vey off with your operations. I hope it can be remedied.

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J
Miami
81 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh was great at describing the food and helping us choose what we liked outstanding service

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, amazing service

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CA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Food was hit and miss but definitely overpriced. The grain bowl w chicken was delicious and something I’d usually return for but at $23 not likely. The $17 turkey burger was decent enough though I’ve had better for less.

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L
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This will not stop me from coming back for the food, great service and fun vibe....however....it’s the second time my entree has come out cold at this restaurant. Our server handled it graciously and we enjoyed every bite.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good experience, as always. Cheers!

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TO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I usually love this place. I think they were a bit off their game on this visit. Food just ok. Ordered the short ribs which were very tough and chewy. Disappointed with this dining experience.

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