Kendall’s Brasserie

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$31 to $50
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A modern, artistic and vibrant take on the traditional French brasserie, the all-new Kendall's Brasserie dishes out a revamped menu by Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc who has playfully enhanced his take on contemporary, regional French cuisine, inspired by his most recent culinary pilgrimage to his hometown in Lyon, France. Bosc indulges guests with the modern comforts of regional French fare and dishes out a variety of house-made charcuterie along with an array of small plates, seasonal salads, sandwiches and entrees.

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate the most romantic day of the year at Kendall's Brasserie in DTLA with a $71 three-course menu by Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc. Valentine's Day menu available February 14 during dinner only. Menu priced per person and beverages additional. Menu subject to change.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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KS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we had a 5:15 reservation, we weren’t seated until 5:40. We were making a 6:30pm curtain at the Music Center. They offered us a free glass of champagne for the wait. We ordered our entree right away due to the time constraint which made the meal less relaxing than I would have liked. However, the servers were great and were aware of our curtain time. In the future I would make a 5:00 pm reservation.

HP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We've eaten at the Brasserie 4 or 5 times in the past couple of years prior to a performance at the Music Center and always found it to be a pleasant experience and unrivaled for convenience prior to a play. This visit, however, left a lot to be desired. The restaurant was packed at 4:45 on a Sunday afternoon prior to a 6:30 play and terribly understaffed. The waiter made a first pass for our drinks order about 15 minutes after we were seated. After that we waited another 15 mins for water, 20 mins for bread to arrive, 30 minutes to order our entree and 35 mins for our wine and coffee which was ordered on the waiters' first pass. The drinks came via a manager after we complained.

We are not high maintenance diners. We understand that servers can only do one thing at time. The waiter was working like a dust devil, at maximum capacity and is a sweet guy who has waited on us before when he'd had a chance to give excellent service. I think what really rankled us this time was when the manager got our drinks he maintained they were not understaffed. Really? No wonder an occasional klunker of an experience happens here, with that kind of managerial attitude. The awful service is proof positive they were understaffed. Even 1 more knowledgeable runner would have made all the difference during this meal if they were empowered to bring drinks.

The food was, as ever, good but this time the whole experience left a lot to be desired.

G
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect location for pre or post theatre meals. Tasty food.

t
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pre show dinner.
Food was excellent as always
Service became a bit spotty as the dinner went on but I believe that was a result of staff being spread too thin.

M
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ralph is the best!!!! Oh, and the food is great as well!

BR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food consistently.

MM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken club sandwich & fries are delicious. It's a lot of food so I'd recommend sharing if you don't want to take some home.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant in downtown LA. The only reason I did not give it a 5 star in all categories was the limited brunch menu. But overall, ejecutivo though it is pricey it is a great value for the $.

M
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food!!! Would recommend to anyone!

JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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DT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Went to Kendall's recently before a play. Chose it for the proximity, price range, and ambiance. Our waiter, Ralph and busboy, Chuy took such great care of us! As an unfussy vegetarian, I must say I was a bit disappointed with the "Chef's Choice" vegetable plate. For $22 I got sautéed zucchini, yellow squash and green beans. For half that, I could've gotten three sides and had better flavors with sauces! Other than that, it was a good, pre-theatre experience.

VB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fish, French onion soup, bread and butter very French delicious. Waiter was fantastic great ambiance. Will deinately return.

JM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I dine at the restaurant every time I take a client to the theatre which is 4 to 5 times a year. I’ve been doing this for over 5 yrs. I usually have a reservation confirmed as I know how the theatre rush is on show nights. I was disappointed that our table was no ready for over 15 min of our confirmed time. The bussing staff and food runners were exceptional I felt like others got caught up in the chaos.

A
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was nice but not too professional. Food was meh. Location is everything for this place.

NB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Had a lovely time as always. We were there for pretheatre dinner and very noisy inside, every table, e dry seat at the bar were taken, as it was a cold night and no one wanted to be outside. Our food was delicious, I had crab cakes.. and great martinis the bartender made e something off menu. I rarely give 5s,

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was really good but the restaurant is really noisy and the whole process took too long. Nearly two hours and we didn't have time for dessert. It is a convenient place to go before a show.

TB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always reliable. For the hour or so before performances you'll want reservations. It will be noisy.

A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We've been here a half dozen times for dinner before the theatre because it's so close, but were not so happy last night. The prices seemed really high and we didn't want to spend at least $70 each with cocktail/wine, entree, tax and tip. We shared the charcuterie plate which was meat only and good but heavy. And I ordered a nice salad but it was overly dressed, lacking texture and not great. But the cocktail was good. I would recommend but with caveats and a some hesitation.

e
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very disappointed with food. The server was excellent.

SA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kendall's has excellent service, very decent food options, and is a great place to meet before the theater

GR
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Convenient before the theater but nothing special. Average food for the $. The best food item was the french fries! We will not return.

CT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, location next to The Music Center makes it tops. We enjoyed ourselves!

M
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a tight time schedule: they really helped us maintain our schedule.

F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner! Service and food were excellent! Wine was also perfect! Table wS comfortable. We loved it.

FF
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I was very disappointed that the hours here & on Yelp. Were not correct I had to wait for them to open.
The hostess told me she had called with this info. I didn’t find the message. I came for the Escargot and the Casolette They were not what I had expected.

NO
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time dining here. The food was great especially the calamari. Yum yum

E
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On this occasion our server, Ralph was so friendly and efficient. He by far is one of the best servers that Kendall's Brasserie has working for them. The busboys were right on the spot never letting serving dishes collect and often checking on water, Ice tea and want for more bread. Great Place!

M
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sylvan is the best-great service. Everything was great.

D
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch before the ballet!

b
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kendall's is perfect for before or after theatre dining considering it is next to the Ahmanson, Taper and Music Hall. Wonderful French bistro fare. My friend was delighted to find a Croque Madam on the menu. I had the Eggs Benedict with bacon substituted for the prosciutto. Both were very good. Our bartender was very attentive. Will definitely return!!

KR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place for lunch before a matinee performance at the Ahmanson

SF
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Great staff. Tasty drinks. Good food. Perfect pre-show lunch.

M
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great before the theatre

LS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I really recommend their Filet Mignon. It is the most expensive dish on the menu but by far the best. The meat is really tender and the sauce good. Now on the other hand, I was very disappointed with their pork tenderloin. The pork was really tender and good, but it came with lentils and the sauce was just plain watery and did not have much taste. They have a fresh strawberry Moscow Mule that is very refreshing and tasty.
We tried their chocolate cake for dessert, a bit too dry for my taste.
The service could be better, it was sometimes a bit hard to get our server's attention.
Overall very good experience and will definitely go back for their Filet Mignon.

L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Convenient for dinner before a performance at the Music Center. The food is only "so-so" and is over-priced.

CK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. We were about 10 - 15 minutes late for our reservation because of an incident on the freeway. We were seated as soon as we arrived. The waiter immediately stoped by to see if we had tickets to a show after dinner. We did, so he said as soon as we decided on our dinner, he would get the kitchen to get it to us quickly. He stopped by the table a couple of times to let us know how the order was progressing. We got our food quickly and it was so wonderful. There were three of us, each ordering a different entree, and we were all extremely impressed with the quality of our food. I highly recommend this restaurant.

EC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My group was not happy with the selections on the menu, they are VERY limited. Many of the items we previously enjoyed are no longer on the menu such as the warmed olive tray, fish dishes and more soup options. I strongly suggest that the menu be reviewed and a more varied menu be provided.
Also, the restaurant was very loud, and it was hard for us to carry on a conversation over the noise at the two tables near us.

MK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and drink, busy with pre-theater patrons.

RB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully prepared and served special NYE menu. Excellent service. Good spacing among tables. One of our best NYEs.

G
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met there New 2020 Year.
Great service, great atmosphere, great food. Uncomfortable French deserts!
The owner Mr. Jean-Paul Bosck and the manager Mrs. Sandra Stevens are very kind and professional.

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