Messhall Kitchen

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$30 and under
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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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Servicio rápido y amabilidad de los camareros.El nivel de la comida es bueno,especialmente la Mass Burguer.Terraza exterior agadable.

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vipDavidH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Acoustics are bad. Place is too loud

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous dinner. I had a turkey burger and my guy had a chicken sandwich. Fabulous!

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vipMaryM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I was expecting a bit more from the place. Oysters were not $1 as advertised which was disappointing.

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CarlosR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good place to hold our meeting, and we were given, per our request a private table away from the bar or high traffic. WE were able to accomplish a great productive meet.

thank you,

Carlos

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vipsandy90265
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived in time for happy hour. Osters were not only tasty but a great bargain. We tried the jack fruit tacos and loved them. Waitress was very attentive and friendly!

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ClaudiaH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The family style bbq was delicious...their freshly baked biscuits to die for...brussel sprouts amazing! Love this place., can't wait to bring my kids.

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Amanda
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Nothing too fancy, but delicious. Love the outdoor seating and fireplaces.

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Smooph
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sat at the bar, good oysters, great drinks and good entrees (chicken sando: why is the chicken SO BIG?) Pretty loud, but not unbearable. Nice staff.

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great seated on time quick service

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katcatmoon
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great, both the host and our waiter were really great and friendly. We sat outside in the patio, which was warm and cozy with heaters and a fire on a chilly February night. It was a family-friendly place and they had crayons and a kids menu that our toddler loved!

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MarvinC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and service was great. Our food was hot and served promptly. Our server was awesome and made our night go smoothly. I loved the short rib and banana pudding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The short ribs was small and very fatty, for $27. When I complained, there was no offer to replace it, or take it off the bill, as most other restaurants would. Very disappointed.

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BrianG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast meeting. Nice ambiance and good food.

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tomw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Generally good meal. The special jerk seasoned mahi mahi was well prepared, but seriously lacking in the heat one would expect with jerk seasoning. Cocktails were the highlight and the desserts were good but a tad underwhelming. Solid overall but not memorable.

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vipWhatAmIMissing
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a favorite - especially with our dogs! Few restaurants are as dog friendly... plus the great food, friendly staff and fabulous atmosphere make it a 'go to' LA spot for brunch and dinner.

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vipJustbeinghonest
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - love this restaurant. Server didn’t mind we took our time to order food in stages, everyone was friendly, attentive, and food came out piping hot. Biscuits, short rib, and kale salad were knock out dishes. Was catching up with friends and we were not rushed, even when the restaurant was closing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the food very much but courses came out way too fast one after the other. Just started to bite on the appetizer and the main dish came already.

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AndreaT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Overpriced, food just ok (undercooked). Nice decor, very good service.

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vipWhatAmIMissing
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a favorite, but my first time for brunch - which was delicious!

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melteli
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for 4 less people than the number of guests that actually came, and the staff at messhall was SO generous about giving us appropriate seating. The food was delicious and it was such a fun ambiance! Definitely coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun vibe, our toddler son loved it and so did we. Great cocktails.

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JeromeB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Messhall is THE place I go to when I need comfort food. Consistently great quality food and cocktails. Always something new each time we go, and terrific staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Absolutely terrible night at this restaurant. We turned up on time on New Years Eve. We were greeted by the most miserable of welcomes. Our booking was at 9pm. Not early, not late. By 925 we were finally at a table. In the interim We had a drink at the bar with a nice Barman who once our drinks were mixed said that there was very long wait for food. We went to the table at 927 and were then told by our waitress that half the menu was not available. At this point we walked out. We were then charged $6 for parking for 30 minutes. A terrible experience not to be recommended. If you open on New Year’s Eve please plan properly.

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vipAmyR
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of my local favorites. The fried chicken sando is a classic. A lively vibe and good food always make for a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my daughter here and we had a great time!

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vipJDH44
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Noise level was a little high particularly given that the restaurant was not crowded. The problem was the “background “ musi which was too intrusive. Otherwise we had a very enjoy lunch.

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mgdig
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently solid, if not a little bit overpriced. The space is nice, people friendly, and overall it's a good spot.

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SingleDinerGoodTipper
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish. Cocktails always amazing. Food was cooked perfectly. Wait staff are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here. The service is great, I can bring my dog, and the cocktails and food are always excellent.

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Notafoodie
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet at lunchtime. Delicious grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup...hit the spot on a cool day. Will come again to try other items. (Don't miss the driveway like I did thinking it was the bank.)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Went for brunch and all parties were unimpressed with their food. Waitress disappeared at end of meal and didn’t come back around for half an hour after we were finished. My omelet had a very very small amount of short rib in it. The biscuit was tiny and “jam” was basically watered down strawberry compote that you would serve on a waffle. Eggs ordered over medium were beyond hard and the sausage links were crunchy. I’ll just stop here.

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Singer
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. The only issue is the loud noise level. Can they put something on the ceiling to deaden the noise?

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SteveM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We've been going to Messhall for years and love it. It's one of our favorite restaurants in LA. They recently changed their chicken sandwich which I'm not super excited about because it was a pretty far departure (in a bad way) from what they've been serving for the past few years but other than that the food is generally always good.

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SingleDinerGoodTipper
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and always great food and drink! Staff is outstanding!

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AlisonK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Really good value at Happy Hour. A bit too packed, loud and chaotic for me. Good meet up venue before the Greek.

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KokoPopRocks
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a wonderful place to dine. It's so crazy to see what this space has become since I used to do there back in the days when it was still The Derby - sh*t d I feel old.

We dined here right before a concert at The Greek and so glad we did. The food is delicious and the drink selection is very nice. The ambiance too was wonderful, a place that can be equally enjoyed by young and old. I was actually quite surprised at the food cost and expected to pay more, so in that sense, for the great food, ambiance and wonderful service, this is surely a Los Angeles gem.

Great little tip - valet your car, leave a nice tip, have dinner, Uber to The Greek, take a cab back to the restaurant. So convenient!

One of my new favs in L.A.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles