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Messhall Kitchen

4.6
597 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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MessHall- LA’s newest 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 Shane Pritchett using local, sustainable, organic and seasonal ingredients. Featuring a bar program by Austin Mendez and his team of barsmith’s, with a heavy emphasis on classics, small batch new American spirits and craft beers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Bar
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:30 am
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Phone number
(323) 660-6377
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charbel Adaimy
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hillhurst
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available at MESSHALL for $5.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
What 597 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was great. Wasn’t expecting California brisket to impress but it really did

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NickJ (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

A friend suggested this restaurant for a business meeting and I loved it. I thought it was great for the quality of food and ambiance. I will definitely go there again with friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Amazing as always, despite I thiiiiiink the corkage fee got raised $10 lol but always a good time at my secret best happy hour in LA 👌🏾

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Everyone was happy and everything was great!

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vippickyeater (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We have eaten at Messhall dozens of times. This meal was pretty last minute and it did not disappoint- in fact it surpassed our expectations. The cocktails were perfect, the salads fresh and delicious and the Heritage Burger was a delightful mess. And the fries were hot and crispy. And the smoky ketchup. Really wonderful. Everything, including the service, was just right.

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DoloresL (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Too many dogs were brought in to the restaurant. Next time I’ll remember to sit inside where I hope dogs are not allowed.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great place! I have been there for dinner with friends and with my family. Each time was perfect. Loved the food, drinks, and service. I haven't sat at the bar yet, but my husband and I agreed that we will go there on our next date night. It looked like a lot of fun.

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GregW (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The corn fritters were as good as advertised, and the fries were delicious. I gave 4 overall stars; first because the valet was friendly, and the wait staff was courteous and accommodating. However, I can't give 5 stars, because the turkey burger was dry and not seasoned. In addition, my business client's oysters were frozen.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Good food and great spot for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was great but our food took super long to get to us. We didn’t get a follow up or any notice of where our food was and the waiter would take long for refills.

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LaliK (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great with kids, if your child isn't noise-sensitive like mine is. It was a bit too much for her. We still had a great time, once she got used to it!

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SherylG (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was fine, but they definitely have a thing about smokey tasting preparations and that's not my favorite. Smoke was all I could taste in the corn fritters, and they recommended by waiter. My husband said his burger was good. Smokey catsup. Smokey tasting drinks. The atmosphere was loud, and the waiter very disinterested in us. Pretty meh, over all.

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vipBeachdweller (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The menu had a wide array of choices. We ordered BBQ ribs, short ribs, Roasted chicken with a really great mushroom stuffing, a quinoa and black bean bowl, oysters and Brussel Sprouts. All were delicious. The only miss was a shrimp and grits appetizer that my husband thought was too bland. I would go back again, except the service was slow. The waitress was personable and knowledgable. I think she had too many tables and they were inside and outside. Or maybe the kitchen was slow. Could have just been an off night. The food, atmosphere and the really great drinks make it worth going back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Went with the $1 oysters and $1 tacos, with the $5 beer. Excellent deal for a night out with friends. Oysters were better the week before, but it's a deal you can't beat. Love Messhall Kitchen. Always a good time

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Brian (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Went after a visit to the Observatory on a Saturday night around 8:30. It turned out to be a great choice. Décor was contemporary and stylish and after dark, seemed less casual than the website shots taken during the day, which was a positive for us. Food was just as advertised: unique spins on old favorites. We had the sweet and spicy brussel sprouts , turkey/kale chili, and the roasted chicken with mushroom bread pudding. All were very imaginative and very flavorful. We also had the Cali salad which was awesome. One regret was that we chose to sit outside which was fine, but we had a large group sitting next to us that was pretty loud, and you could also hear the traffic from the street more than I anticipated. Never the less would go back in a heart beat.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Bummer experience. It was towards the end of the brunch hours, so my only guess is the wait
and kitchen staff were just over it, the hostess however was extremely lovely, so there was a strong start and just a downward spiral.

We use to go here a lot, but since we moved across town it's been awhile so we were bummed when we saw the menu changed and our favorites were no longer. So we brought it up to the waiter so seemed completely disinterested and just gave us " it must be taken off a while ago i've been here a year and never heard of it" OK got it, well my partner asked if it would be possible to still make it, which i'll be honest i can definitely see that being annoying. so with a little back and forth of my partner explaining what it was and the waiter somewhat annoyed he settled on the fried chicken sandwich and I went for the breakfast tacos.

Food came quick but unfortunately the tacos i got were extremely bland and dry, the salsa seemed to have been baked into the eggs so essentially it was a slice of avocado and a spoonful of hard scrambled eggs. Our waiter never came back to check on on us or really any wait staff came around at all for me to even ask for some hot sauce. When did come there was no "how was everything" or "can i get you anything else" - just a "will that be all?"

While I can't say it was rude or offensive service it was just extremely inattentive, so maybe it was an off day, but it was enough of a bummer i don't think we'll be going back again.

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Norm (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Four of the six dishes ordere dwere served incorrectly or incomplete. Food was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place, great service and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I was on a restricted diet when I visited and I ordered something I didn’t think could be screwed up- poached eggs, homemade sausage patties and roasted potatoes. The poached eggs were watery and flavorless, sausage was incredible dry and poorly spiced and the potatoes were extremely bland and dry. My boyfriend ordered the hash and it was far better. Atmosphere was nice with the fireplaces at the tables outside on the enclosed patio. I’d give it another shot but really feel that fundamental cooking skills need to be honed at this joint.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

LOVE the food. LOVE the ambiance. LOVE Mess Hall.
Came here for Dine LA and each course was more delicious than the last. Could not pick a favorite. Only issue was because we ordered Dine LA, we selected all of our courses immediately. However, that meant that both the appetizers and the main course came out directly behind each other. Unfortunately, that meant that either the server or the kitchen just brought out the food once it was inputted/made, and we ended up eating most of the main course luke warm because we were still eating the appetizers.

My only recommendation for improvement would be to time the courses better. Whether that should be the server's job to input at a certain point or the kitchen job to time it is beyond me, but it should definitely be in someone's purview. I can only imagine how much more delicious my main course would have been had I started to eat it once it arrived at the table.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

They do great theme nights. Lots of space, love that they take reservations. Everything on the menu is delicious.

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vipBreezy (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Love Tuesdays here - $1 Oysters and Tacos!! Overall, this place is pretty consistent and the vibe is fun. Service is usually really good and fast. The burger is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great ambiance and raw bar. The brunch menu was ok. Food good but not notable. My main complaint is the service. We were there for almost 3 hours for a birthday brunch, and half of that was spent waiting for the server to take our order, refill the drinks, and come back to pick up our payment for the meal. As a former server, I can understand if the server was slammed. However, this was not the case. The restaurant was not busy in the least so I cannot forgive the inadequacy and inattentive manner of the service.

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vipandrew42083 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a great time at Saturday brunch; just give out more syrup!

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Lucy (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We had dinner on Saturday night at this restaurant, after the theatre. We chose this one specifically, as it was close to the venue and was participating in Dine LA. Both my husband and I had the Dine La Specials - a very good value for $29. (3 courses). The appetizers were very good, and the dessert was good, however the main courses were very salty and too much sauce

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Alecvill (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Overall I had a very pleasant experience at MessHall. I only tried a couple dishes (they were good, but not amazing). Our server was nice but came somewhat infrequently. Still, she took her time to help us and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

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vipRonG (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Day brunch. The DJ music was blasting. Several customers asked that it be turned down. The manager and DJ did not agree. We were moved to another slightly less loud place in the restaurant. Obviously the customer experience was not a priority. The food was great. The service average. Overall a lousy experience this time. Normally we love it.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been past this place many times and finally decided to try it with my family for New Years Eve. I love the fact that they didn’t have a prefixed menu for New Years that costed $200 but just had their regular menu. My dad and I shared a plate from their Sunday BBQ menu which was excellent and a great value, especially since we split it. The turkey chili was great, as well as the roasted chicken and the veggie burger. Will be definitely going back, especially because of the desserts and the cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

A convenient location, good food, and drink are the main draws here. The wings are meaty and have the right amount of buffalo sauce kick. Burgers are high-quality and large. And the Belgian fries are addictive. Service was a little slow, but they could have been short-staffed during the holidays.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

As always, a fantastic meal at a great place with great service. The one place I know of in Los Angeles that makes you feel like you're in the middle of the forest when you're actually in the city. Also, great new cocktails and updated menu allows one to try new options every time. I've never been disappointed.

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