Messhall Kitchen

4.8
1092 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 temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1092 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here and the food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Big menu lots of good looking dishes. Overall food was good but Mac n cheese was very mild, expected more flavor. We enjoyed the oysters and sandwiches the most.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We’ve been coming for years for brunch & loved the shrimp & grits. But then the size of the shrimp became smaller and we felt quality/taste changed over time. We had dinner once and selection & taste was ok.

But dinner yesterday after 2yrs was surprisingly good! We ordered a lot and everything was delicious! Brussel sprouts, ribs, short ribs, scallop & grits, kale Cesar, raw oysters...Not sure if chef has changed but we were very happy with execution of our dishes!

The only suggestion would be some innovative cocktails as the ones available did not sound appealing, but more boozy.

Our server started off good and attentive, but basically disappeared once dishes started arriving. We had to take initiative to ask for refill water and waving him down to add dishes. So I gave service 3 stars. It can definitely be improved-attentiveness.

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PaulT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Reliable food, but very limited brunch menu. I don’t think the menu has changed in over a year. This has the potential to be better than Home Restaurant, but the limited (kind of boring) weekend brunch menu is a let down. Don’t get me wrong, the food is 4 out of 5, but it’s just not interesting after a few visits. Suggestions: serve waffles with your fried chicken; offer some kind of poke dish; offer cheaper bbq options at brunch; offer multiple burger beef burger options.

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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last nights meal at Messhall was great.
Really enjoyed the oysters variety that we started with!
The minoquette sauce was excellent and the oysters had a clean finish!
The cocktail sauce was presented with a wallop of horseradish on side- the ketchup served alongside had a Smokey flavor that I wasn’t totally loving but perhaps just not used it.
Martin that I enjoyed before siting down was very well crafted by Ben while we waited for table.
Cocktail in a Togo cup isn’t ideal as we waited outside but understand the protocol during this time of pandemic rules.
May one comment for cocktails and martini specifically: why no stemware at Messhall and why no proper jumbo pimento olives ?
That’s all.
Service was warm and attentive and the Turkey Burger wrapped in lettuce as I can’t eat wheat was fantastic!

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vipCortL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great. Wait staff is fun and engaging. All the menu items are fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service!

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EMILIEK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal with amazing service. My favorite neighborhood spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B day - always our favorite place to eat near home in Los Feliz -staff are outstanding and have can do attitude all the time !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Drinks and food were excellent

EG
ErikG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpectedly one of the best barbecue places in Los Angeles.

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darrenaug
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Mother’s Day brunch. Great food, great server, great overall service.

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Food4Thoughts
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch and was happy they had an outdoor space. Our server was fantastic and very friendly. The entire experience was great!! 🤩❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Will definitely be returning soon.

DA
DaveAinLA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating, great food, great service.

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Gold
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, great service. Our server forgot to put in our oyster order at the beginning so they came after our main courses. The manager was kind enough to take them off as it was their error. Proper good service and delicious as always. Very safely spaced out tables and temp check upon entering. Definitely go back again.

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andykevw
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE MESSHALL!!! Wonderful food and excellent staff.

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Drew
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service, very nice staff. Never felt rushed. Food was ok. We had salmon plate which was good. Omlette was very dry and french toast... i would have preferred it doesn't have fruit and chocolate on it. Great place to sit and chat but with cover, you are restricted to 90min max.

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Carlos
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Pretty good place to enjoy a delicious meal. The ambience is great also the location. I will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cute set up. Food was decent. Pretty pricey.

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VCeats
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We didn't know who our server was, and had inconsistent service. We were not happy with one of the main courses, and we were not provided with the level of customer service that's generally been provided over the past few years. It was expensive and disappointing.

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ChrisP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was quiet and safe eating outside in the "backyard". I wish I knew I could bring my dog.

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Kerri
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, outstanding service, great vibe, Covid safe- my first restaurant since lock down and it made all my dreams come true!

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vipZLlama888
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place IS INCREDIBLE!!!! LITERALLY INCREDIBLE!!! We came thanks to the reviews and wow, we LITERALLY can't stop talking about this place!!! Get the kale caesar, the fish fry, the short ribs and the Asian BBQ wings because wow! Jon was an incredible server, very attentive and knowledgeable! And to top it off, GET THE BROWNIE!!!! We plan to make this a regular spit even though we live in Beverly Hills BUT SO WORTH THE DRIVE!!! GO HERE!!! GET IT ALL!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Mac and cheese appetizer was good. We ordered the Biggie and it was to much food for 4 of us. The steak and hot links were great! The chicken and ribs were good but so much sauce made them hard to eat. If you don’t like sauce ask for it on the side

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Alison
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were a party of 6 seated outside in extended dining area for brunch; service was prompt and attentive. Covid safety protocol included temp checks, masks, social distancing, reduced capacity, and contactless menus. Was a little chilly and we asked for the heaters to be turned on. We didn’t realize that the heater had run out/turned off til end of the meal, when they refilled the gas (good thing we were wearing coats!). Tasty food, large servings and great to see friends in person again.

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FarV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, felt safe with the indoor dining distance setup. Excellent food and drinks as always - glad to be back after a time away from Messhall.

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Claire
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time with great food! Very COVID-safe.

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JoeB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation my my sister and myself for her birthday. The food was amazing! Flavorful and delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive and the outdoor area was cozy and cute! We will be back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and impeccable service !

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jonmoo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Messhall. The food and atmosphere (inside or outside), is always great and the help is as well.

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Eater
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We pretty much ordered the whole menu (insofar as seafood/fish/vegetarian) and loved it all. The rose champagne was delish and the service was friendly and efficient. I wish I remembered our server’s name because he was so kind and indulgent when we ordered so damn much food. It was my husbands birthday and all he wanted to do was take a long walk in the late afternoon and eat some good food. We did it’ thanks so much.

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vipgashleycrumb
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We are all struggling, and everyone has an off-night, so take this in that vein: had a last-minute dinner for three there the other night. Plenty of room, great service, but the food and drink was a letdown. My martini was distinctly watered-down, and my burger flavorless. Fantastic fries and a decent Caesar salad. As ever, the music is really loud. When it's crowded, loud = "we are all having such a good time it's like a party" but when it's socially distanced, loud = "this place is pandemic-deserted and when people fled from the zombies they forgot to turn down the music." It's 3.5 stars.

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KristyD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice! Food and drinks are always good

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JenG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love what they have done with their outdoor space.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch on the patio with my dog and my boyfriends parents and everyone loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the BBQ plate for the three of us. It was absolutely perfect.

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SeanE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I highly recommend the brussels sprouts appetizer!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food! Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, I think her name is Natalie is always sweet. I love the spicy Amanda drink and the quinoa tostado.

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 4.8 stars by 1092 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.