Messhall Kitchen

4.6
781 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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Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was surprisingly average.

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CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place, great ambience and amazing food. Top notch fried chicken and perfect service.

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L
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing time at Messhall celebrating my birthday with friends and family. I originally planned for a party of 8, but at the end had to add 3 extra people. Messhall was extremely accommodating with this and had a long table set up for us on the outside patio with heat lamps. I’ve eaten here many times and the food was as always perfection! The mess burger is one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. Also truly appreciate our server Jesse, dealing with splitting our bill and also checking in on us with exactly the right timing. This place is a gem, will definitely be back!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great, however, the server came around only once to see how everything was, we were there for one hour and 30 minutes.
We spent $330, we expected better service
Michelle (server) was adequate...……..may be she had too many tables to take cared of it

Thank you,
Armando H.

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J
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place as always! See you soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. The service was amazing and the food was even better. Prices are a little high for my taste but they have large portions so it was worth it. We went on a Saturday and it got pretty busy in there so the noise level was pretty high but it just means everyone was enjoying their meals. I would definitely recommend it especially for special occasions.

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c
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good, but the service was great. Josh is awesome, kind and amazing!

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T
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Bill was $197 for 2 ppl.
Server pushed cocktail menu but then didn’t know how they were prepared. Pricey fare for fair food and pretentious libation. Rotating servers doesn’t ensure continuity of service.

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JP
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Was looking for a 'half way point'between West Hollywood and Pasadena -- I lucked into this place. We also ended up going to the Griffin Observatory for a wonderfullly clear view of LA

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MB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

fun drinks but pricey. Good food but not many options for someone who wants more veggies, as one of our party did.

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ET
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
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 on March 20, 2019
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 on March 18, 2019
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
31 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
7 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
9 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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