Messhall Kitchen

4.8
1113 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 1113 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrianK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

How do reservation but, still the way it was long Covid had them all topsy Turvey couldn’t park in the parking lot valet was full first time that ever happened to me love you Cuisine always and can’t wait to get to a full menu and fully open great place

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KansasKaren
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a good first time experience. The waiter was particularly good. Paid attention nut not overly solicitous

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FoodieMama
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Messhall! Great place to gather with friends and enjoy delicious food and impeccable cocktails! The oysters are fantastic, as is the BBQ!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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SingleDinerGoodTipper
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always outstanding. Food is the best it’s ever been.

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EllieR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! All of the staff was lovely and accommodating.

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vippeterl
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time... the food was wonderful and the service was super friendly and we would definitely come again. We cannot recommend enough...

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vipBruce
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Always love the oysters. Kids meals are perfect.

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NJay
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great COVID safety practices, delicious food, and friendly staff.

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Gator
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The burger was rather small but the rest of the food was spot on. Service was 👍. Will be returning for sure.

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JackyG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent BBQ! Will be back soon with more friends. This place is great after Griffith Park!

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RitaC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great spot for a meetup with Friends and Loved Ones. Tasty food and Excellent Drinks. And now, with great outdoor dinning. A fave hangout.

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Eric
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wow, what a great find. The Sunday brunch offerings were wonderful - from the fried chicken sandwich with tater tots to their version of eggs benedict my stomach was happy. The best part was their bloody mary's made with tomatoes that they smoke in house to create their tomato juice.
Can't wait to return!

RS
RudyS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice place food was ok. I will try again because my burger was burnt.

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Christine
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait for pre-pandemic specials to come back, like dollar oysters and dollar tacos on Tuesdays. Still, it's a wonderful restaurant. Everything on their menu is delicious. Roll the Dice cocktails are fun. The patio is lovely and welcoming. Love the brussels sprouts, short rib, chicken sando, fried oysters, BBQ, scallops, and more.

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anonymousburgerfanatic
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Used to be a great spot. Feels like they are sliding down the scale a bit towards generic gastropub in both menu and atmosphere. While a solid option for the area, don't expect much outside the realm of possibility. Would still recommend based on consistency and availability for the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our meal was delicious, the service was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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Rosa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We had the Messhall burger and 1/2 rack ribs. The bun was quite a bit smaller than the burger itself and with the sauce and other ingredients it was difficult to eat by hand and quite messy. I had to wipe my fingers after every bite. I would not order again. The ribs were extremely salty and on the dry side. Our overall experience was not pleasurable and I doubt we will ever go back.

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PhideauxX
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nothing to add, thanks for great meal..........................

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Omnomnom
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Messhall always delivers. Delicious food and drinks and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here and the food is delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
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
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
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 on May 15, 2021
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 on May 14, 2021
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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andykevw
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to get out in the world and sit in the MESSHALL "Backyard." Love MESSHALL!!! Wonderful!!!
Yum yum!

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vipCortL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
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 on May 11, 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Will definitely be returning soon.

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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
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Drew
Los Angeles
42 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.

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 1113 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.