Messhall Kitchen

4.6
802 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.
What 802 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Messhall Kitchen was lovely, and accommodated our table for 10 so nicely! I will say the brunch was a little expensive, but overall was great!

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ET
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great preGreek Theatre rendezvous spot!
Wonderful margaritas

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LG
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Brunch menu. Something for everyone. Very good coffee- delicious donuts and my favorite- Chicken chilaquiles with eggs & green sauce! If you like spicy (but not too hot), breakfast items... you’ll enjoy this dish.

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OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter’s 10th birthday dinner.

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JM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The others with me enjoyed their meals but mine was quite mediocre.

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BG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch with friends and a pup. Food was tasty!

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JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The best veggie burger I’ve had since I can’t remember when

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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was Amazing!!! The service was Great !! Will definitely be back for the chicken and waffles!!!

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MM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice vibe. Always enjoy our dinners at the Messhall Kitchen.

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LL
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A nice restaurant to stop in for a quick bite before a show. Lots of small plate options that are big and inexpensive. Nice selection of oysters at the raw bar, and solid drink menu.

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T
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at Messhall Kitchen and I will definitely go again. We were seated quickly, our waitress was attentive and friendly and most of the food was great. We didn't care for the hash brown squares which were hard or the breakfast burrito but we had a party of 6 and enjoyed the rest of our dishes. Icing on the cake, they are dog friendly! Yay!

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AG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was the worst I've had in a long time and the prices are high for what you are getting.
I won't be returning.

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RM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes I was very pleased and impressed with you service. It also helps that you are near the Greek Theatre.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Drink took over 20 minutes to show up.
Food was served first. Service was friendly and comped me a glass of wine, but I didn’t care for it. The music was a bit loud to talk over. Food was fine.

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MJ
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There were three kinds of oysters on the happy hour menu but only one for the special happy hour price. Happy hour plates are small. I recommend ordering 2-3 per person. I almost wonder if it is better to get the regular menu instead of the happy hour. There's valet parking which is nice in this busy area but no plans yet to come back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Way too loud this time. As in much louder than it normally is. Service excellent as ever.

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OT
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Went for a late brunch. Service was friendly but rushed. Drinks (some sort of punch) were watery with little flavor. My friend enjoyed his oysters, but, my French Toast was cold, bland and dry. And the 2 scrambled eggs were dry as well: tasting as though they were cooked an hour previously. I had a great experience the first time I went to Messhall, but, this has turned me off. I'll never go back.

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AN
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great! Bradley our server was very attentive. Will be back next time we are in California. Breakfast tacos are a must!

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I mainly go for their Tuesday night special of $1 oysters. I really love oysters and the ones here are delicious. The special menu also features a soft taco, draught beers and a dessert. There is seating inside and outside in a nice patio area with a couple of glassed in fire pits. Even though it was busy, service was very efficient and friendly. My only complaint was that the noise level was high.

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AA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Came her for my sister's surprise birthday. We had a great time. Drinks and food were decently priced, everything came out quickly and everyone liked their meal. The only thing I would change would be our waiter. He was rude with an attitude towards the end of the night that upset a few of the ladies I came with.

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P
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was surprisingly average.

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 17, 2019
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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A
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
67 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
3 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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