Messhall Kitchen

4.7
1260 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Located in the heart of Los Feliz, Messhall celebrates regional American dining, featuring a raw bar with fresh oysters 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 Charbel Adaimy using local, sustainable, organic and seasonal ingredients. We’re famous for our burgers, BBQ specials and craft cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1260 people are saying
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JamesH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was friendly, place was moderately busy. Everyone was following COVID protocols. Food was delicious. We especially liked the Mac and Cheese.

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Jules
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time! Food was great! Outdoor patio area was very pleasant!

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Alison
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks here are to die for. Literally craveable. And the service is attentive and on point! I love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Arrived at 11:00am with a reservation for 11:15am. I checked in and the host told us that she would call us closer to our reservation time. Our reservahkkk

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MillicentM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, unreal risotto and salmon. My server was the kindest person - had a really rough day and he instantly made it better with attentive service and good conversation. Will definitely be returning - thanks Messhall!

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LisaB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The staff is super friendly, the food and drink is excellent, and the vibe is very welcoming.

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MeFoodie
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This was not a good experience. The food was very bland on the whole, and my harvest salad was clearly not very fresh. We asked for the speciality biscuits - when they came out they were hardcore burnt. Although we weren't charged for them, what a waste. Coffee comes out lukewarm, and although I ordered an Americano, it tasted more like filter coffee - I can't be certain of this though. Our waitress was lovely, but that's not enough to get us to come back to this place, despite a voucher for replacement biscuits.

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Stefitney
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service and ambiance was great, the pulled pork and short ribs was excellent. The Cobb salad was average at best, the baby kale with ahi tuna was good and would have been better had the tuna not been over cooked

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic and excellent service, would recommend to anyone.

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LuciaM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom’s Birthday

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njd51
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the roasted chicken and house salad and it was plenty of food for 2 women. I eat the dark meat and she eats the light meat, so a perfect option. Next time I think I'll try the Turkey Burger. Went on to the Greek for the Monkees' Final Tour and walked back. A pleasant evening and glad to be out again.

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LeslieH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place to eat before a concert at the Greek. The food was very good and the prices are reasonable. The staff were very nice and attentive. All in all, a very good experience

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vipMayRye
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service was slow but the food was delicious.

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JenS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot for meeting up with a big group of friends! Messhall was super accommodating and easy to coordinate with! They also call and confirm your reservation so if you have any changes they can ensure it's extra smooth. Also, the drinks are so delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood joint
It was our first time, but certainly not the last
Service was outstanding

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HectorG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great customer service. We were running late and they accommodated us. We really enjoyed the food. Very close to the Greek theater

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Rmsh
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and delicious food. Would have like some other healthier options.

As tables filled up the noise level made it really hard to have a conversation.

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vipFilmBuff
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice lunch with a good friend not seen in two years! Our server was kind & patient & allowed us to take our time. Food and drink were delicious. I would only say that given the liveliness of the conversations around us, the music was a bit loud & competitive.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, excellent food, nice selection of cocktails. Would definitely return. (Old person addendum: It was louder than I like, as I enjoy good conversation when I'm out with friends.)

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Minimeddy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience. Food and drinks are great!! Staff is friendly, funny, and attentive.

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ChristieM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Comfortable space, friendly service, good food. We enjoyed a low-key birthday dinner here with drinks and appetizer.

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TMHYPHENG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Weak service, subpar food. We waited about 20 mins at table before getting asked if we wanted a drink,

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GBProds
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food is always very decent, servers are great, but the bar is super super slow and in one instance completely thought they made our order and we waited 15-20 mins. It seems odd on a not so busy evening that they would want to keep the drinks going. No sense of urgency. Very strange but it happens a lot there.

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vipLISAW
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food an oysters are super fresh. Drink also very good

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Christine
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MessHall has been my favorite date spot for years with my husband. We adore it. Pre-quarantine we used to love dollar oyster/dollar taco Tuesdays. Now that they no longer have that Tuesday special, we've been exploring more of the regular menu. The food is delicious. The bartenders are great and we love their cocktails, especially rolling the dice.

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EricM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We made a reservation on open table for outside (we are still being cautious because of the pandemic so we are not sitting inside). We got there and was told they could only seat us inside. I chose Messhall because they had reservations. There were other places we could have gone to with out. She told us we could wait outside until something was available, and that it would be about 15 minutes. We saw a number of parties leave, and then after 20 minutes of waiting, I checked back in, and she looked at me and said, oh we can seat you now. I assume this means she had forgotten about us. We were the only party waiting to be seated. No apology or acknowledgment that we had been waiting outside for about 20 minutes. When we were seated we were sat in the middle of the outdoor patio instead of close to one of the headlamps as I had requested in the Open Table reservation. I assumed this was because the other tables were reserved or something, but no one ever came to fill those tables. Not sure what was going on with the hostess, but we were not pleased.
Fortunately, our waiter was great and the food was good.

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J918sbu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The hostess who accommodated our reservation was very nice. When we were seated it took awhile to get our orders taken, it wasn't clear who our waiter would be. However, the food was pretty good and plentiful, I would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Came back for a second visit with a good friend who was in town, was definitely busier than I anticipated and our server, though charming, didn’t refill our water once and kind of made fun of me at the top of the dinner. (I’m sure it was meant to be in jest but it was still a bummer) Still loved coming here for food and drinks, but maybe I’ll just hope I don’t have to run into that particular server again, haha.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner, service was fantastic not too intrusive or attentive, food tasted great the drinks were creative, geographic, and very tasty. Will definitely return again.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were attending the Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Evening at the Greek so appreciated that our server got us in and out quickly. My husband had the pulled pork sandwich (our server informed us that the meat is smoked onsite) which he said was super delicious. I had the Ahi tuna stack. Also good. We will come back to try the burgers and a specialty cocktail or two when we have more time. Appreciated that they were playing Led Zeppelin music for the fans attending the concert! Bathrooms were nice and clean!

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TammiH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. You can choose anything from a burger to scallop and grits. The drinks are amazing . The service and ambiance are very nice. It’s a fun place to go before the Greek Theater performances.

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vipEmadB
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, Ambiance, service & food .
We loved it.

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AllisonL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable Brunch.
Great food, great service, great company.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate my fiancée going on his first national tour, and I let them know it was a bit of a special occasion- not only were they sweet enough to sit us at a (massive) but really lovely fire pit table, they brought out a dessert at the end on the house.

Outside of that, the food was honestly fantastic and we didn’t even get anything too “high end” (Mac & Cheese, Mess Burger, Pulled Pork Sandwich) and the cocktail I had I will be dreaming about until I go back! (It’s an off-menu drink called a Hellfire Honeysour with mezcal….I was absolutely floored.)

Bless our waiter, he was so kind and attentive without hovering, and took great care of us with a light sense of humor. Truly the perfect dinner experience through and through.

We sat on the patio, which was a little noisy, but the ambiance and great meal made it almost unnoticeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cobb salad is delightful. Great, attentive service. Easy parking.

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vipAnnL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious! The service was excellent.
Definitely would recommend.

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CapNJack
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Their drinks are pretty amazing. Feels like two drinks packed into one and the taste is still awesome. Service was exceptional. Especially our server, Steph. She was super kind and empathetic.

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VICTORIAR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this restaurant on the way to a concert at the Greek, not knowing anything about it at all except it had great reviews we were extremely happy with everything in the restaurant starting from the hostess that greeted us to our servers. We found our food to be very delicious and extremely flavorful along with uniqueness as far as flavor and spices go. We ordered the Brussels and enjoy them thoroughly never had any close to as delicious as these were, they were prepared in a way we’ve never had and they were superb. We also had the crabcake that was pretty darn amazing and then the ribs and we left there are 100% satisfied. We enjoyed the ambience, the lighting was perfect the music was not very loud and it just didn’t appear to be a loud echoey type of a restaurant . I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!

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vipTimfin2
Orange County
57 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Mac and cheese. Just the right amount of cream with a crispy top. The risotto was beyond delicious. Tons of mushrooms with a slice of cheese topping. You cut this up into the risotto makes for a great spin on a great dish.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Messhall Kitchen using the Order Online button. Messhall Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Messhall Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 660-6377.

Messhall Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1260 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.