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Messhall Kitchen has all the touchstones of the camp experience: an all wood, cabin-like décor, a menu full of comfort foods, and their logo, a tree, can be found everywhere down to the plates. It also has all the touchstones of a damn good restaurant.

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About Messhall Kitchen

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.

4500 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, American, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Hillhurst

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 660-6377

Website:
http://www.messhallkitchen.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available at MESSHALL for $5.

Executive Chef:
Charbel Adaimy

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch

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Messhall Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (24)
Good for Groups (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
People Watching (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Great Beer (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Sports (4)
Cozy (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I live in the neighborhood and Messhall is my go-to place to bring friends. The drinks are delicious and the food is always amazing. The menu shifts and grows which is fantastic if you go there a lot :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was good but the service was really an issue. It took a long time to place our drink orders. Then, there was a wait until half of our drinks were brought. Then, it was at least a half hour before the rest of our drinks were brought. I would say that we were there almost an hour before all 6 of us had our drink orders.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

awesome spot for a pre going out spot or a date; cool bar scene and food is outstanding; very creative menu and presentations. the music is a tad loud, but we are in LA you know...excellent service and a nice patio

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious healthy options. Great place for brunch or dinner!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Like the fact that they allow pets. Little noisy but it’s suitable family and friends

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always great food and reliable service. You always know what you're going to get so I keep comimg back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food, service, and menu choices were excellent. I had the steak pops and brussels sprouts and would definitely order both again. The service was extremely attentive, professional, courteous, and friendly. My only complaint was that it was a bit noisy

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Organic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

have had dinner there twice to great results. this time tried brunch and not so great - very skimpy portions for the money (e.g. waffles with $4 extra for fruit - yielded 7 berries on a dry waffle)

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was very loud but when we requested that the music be turned down it was .... really ... not kinda and the service was very good

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our table was noisy and I thought it was very warm. We were close to the kitchen and under the music speaker so it was hard to hear each other. We stopped by for dinner after visiting Griffith Observatory. The restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge. I ordered the slow cooked short rib dish. The server told me it was a house favorite and had been on the menu for the past five years. I'm very glad he recommended it. It was delicious. Meat was tender and the combination of the mashed potatoes, kale, and mushrooms added a home cooked element to the entree. Despite the noise level and the room temperature, we enjoyed ourselves. The service was first class. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food. A bonus on Tuesdays is the $1 tacos. They are small but extremely tasty. I disliked paying $6 for valet parking but I guess that is typical in LA.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our table was ready, the service was excellent, the food was even better, the parking/valet was easy. We'll go back. The only down side was that it was very noisy, next time we will request to sit on the patio for that reason.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vegan, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Pre Greek Theater dining. Great place to meet and have a bite. I like the vibe, it's chill. It not too hipster.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A serviceable bar/gastropub...but beware the 3% “surcharge” they add with the general explanation that they are doing it to ensure they can continue to offer good service. Isn’t that what the tip is for? Another option: raise your menu prices instead of this stealth surcharge. If you read online, you’ll see that there are other restaurants trying to pull this on their customers. They never tell you exactly what the 3% will be paying for. They do tell you that you can opt out of paying it by telling your server. My choice is to opt out of dining there again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great, great place!!! Inside is a bit noisy, outside is lovely.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Tasty food, good service, good beer list, fun ambiance. Will visit again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Big fan of this place. The brisket is probably my favorite dinner in the area, but I really need to start trying more stuff there. Tuesday is $1 oyster night, if that is your thing. I'm good with about 3 oysters per year. They taste like the ocean. Regardless, Messhall rules and is consistently good.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything was great...like always! Great place! Great food! Great service!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always so good! Mac n cheese!! Willards frid chicks (Wednesday's only)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Oysters are way over prized. And of course no prizes on the menu. Service was slow, in fact we stoppped ordering because we got tired waiting for someone to get us another round. Food was tasty over all. Oysters and kale salad were just ok.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We always eat here before we go to the Greek Theatre.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

MESSHALL is a great spot, and $1 oysters and tacos only make it better. Such a fun, easy place that isn't too much of a scene, yet special enough to make Tuesday stand out.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We'll absolutely be back and you should go check it out too! Mess Hall is cute, delicious, and a fun weeknight meal spot. We went this week and while the service was extremely slow, I think it had more to do with the fact that it was a Tuesday and super busy than due to our server. We do love Mess Hall and the $1 Oyster/$1 taco/$5 draft is SO worth the wait!

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Always a pleasant experience, this restaurant does a fine Sunday night BBQ and tasty cocktails. We really enjoyed our meals, the service, and the atmosphere.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Really always love coming here. Great for new parents because there is a lot of space inside and out for strollers. Don't get me wrong it's totally an adult place- great environment, happy and accommodating staff and great food and DRINKS! It's just a plus you can bring your baby too!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The corn fritters and Messhall burger are both really good. The turkey burger was a little overpowered by the bun, but generally pretty good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

They were very accommodating for our large group of 12+ babies, toddlers, and dogs on the patio!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Ambiance was fine. Super hot and sticky on the patio... Food didn't live up to the price tag. I wouldn't seek out a return visit, but I'd go there again if friends wanted to.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Love the food here, their brunch was fantastic! Definitely recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

First time here for Sunday Brunch. The food was yummy. We shared the dulce de leche french toast, side of bacon, the benny with biscuits and turkey sausage gravy, and cobb salad. My only issue with the food was thay my benny was slightly cold. We had waited some time before the food came out and didn't want to wait again. The server was initially attentive, but was no where to be found after the order was placed and for water or coffee refills. We had to ask the other servers and busser for anything we needed. He showed up only to give us our check. Overall I like this place and find the food enjoyable. My last experience just highlights how important good service is for dining out and how it effects your overall experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Everything from the front of house to the chef = 100% perfection!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Eclectic menu that changes periodically. I appreciate that they are willing to work with dietary preferences. Interesting drink selections that proved to be very strong for a Friday evening. It was quieter than it has been in the past, but service was excellent and we were well tended to.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was terrible and over priced... chicken was dry and pulled pork wasn't smoked correctly. My mother had one of the salads and it was so tasteless she sent it back. The atmosphere was great and the service was great but the menu and concept need A LOT of work. It's a good location and clean but the food was just waaay off. Not worth my time or money.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was good, but it was a bit loud in there. I got some inverted chilaquiles omelet, which was tasty, but was also a little overthought. Rather just eat the original than this reworking of a classic.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Yeah! Dog friendly! But I couldn't believe they do not have a full bar! I wanted an iced coffee with Kaluha and I felt like a dinosaur for asking! They have creative drinks but apparently I am not all that creative except I haven't had an iced coffee brandy since 1972. I must be too old for this place and the food was marginal, tiny portion and expensive. I did get to park there and Uber to The Greek, but it was a huge disappointment. No fun, fun, fun in Los Felix any more. Also found Farfalla disappointing too. Where to go?

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Good food, extensive whiskey menu. Great location for dinner before heading up to the Greek Theatre. You can leave your car at the restaurant (with valet or on the street) and Uber to the Greek and not have to deal with parking up there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Outrageously high level of noise inside. We had to ask to be moved to the patio. The noise level was marginally better, but still difficult for two people to hold a conversation. We've had the same experience on past visits to Messhall. Even though we live in the neighborhood, we don't plan to return. We know at least six other couples in the neighborhood who have said the same.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We always enjoy our time at Messhall! Great food and craft cocktails! The service is great! Our server, Jesse, went above and beyond expectations to make a birthday dinner great! Easy parking and a short walk to the Greek Theatre!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Tapas, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The tomato bisque was pleasantly smoky. The food arrived timely. Wait staff was very helpful. Cobb Salad, just not.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Overall the dinner was underwhelming. I've been to this place several times and I can safely say that, in my opinion, the quality has gone downhill. The charcuterie tray took just as long to come out as did our dinners which is odd. Also, my friend and I both had upset stomachs that night after having this dinner together. I'll still go for cocktails but will likely go elsewhere for dinner.

It's a good place to meet a friend for a drink and they have a nice patio but it can get rather loud in there for conversation if you're not on the patio.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Loved the concept and decor. People were friendly. The food was just OK. Nothing special about what I had, which was presented as one of their "flagship" dishes and most popular. I had the fried chicken sandwich (sando). A bit bland and very simple. Needed something else. Not in a hurry to go back. Great location but they need to do something to the food to bring folks back a second time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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