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About Kendall’s Brasserie
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.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours of Operation:
TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY 11:30AM-9:30PM
HAPPY HOUR I Tuesday - Friday, 2PM-6PM
Bar open for one hour after dinner service closes
Passport to France:
2 Course Dinner $48. 5PM - close, Tuesday - Sunday
Power Lunch I In and out in an hour. Enjoy your choice of one starter and entree for $25 on weekdays.
CHRISTMAS EVE – DEC 24 | SHARE THE MERRIEST MEAL OF ALL Enjoy a $58 Three-Course & $68 Four-Course Prix-Fixe by Chef Jean-Pierre, inspired by his French regional favorites, plus a special Apple Spice Sour Cocktail $14 additional.
NEW YEAR'S EVE – DEC 31 | EAT WELL & RING IN THE NEW YEAR Enjoy $70 Three-Course, $85 Four-Course & $100 Five-Course Prix-Fixe menus, plus festive cocktails & desserts.
Both menus subject to change; tax & grat addtl.
First St. & Grand Ave.
$31 to $50
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To receive more information about our catering and private event options at this location, please contact our special events representative below:
Catering and Special Event Sales | T 213-972-3028 I F 213-814-1850
Valet parking is available (dinner only) on Grand Avenue in front of Patina at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for $8 with Kendall's validation.
Parking is also available in the Music Center parking garage, but validation is not available during the day. Rates at the Music Center parking garage until 8PM are $14 per hour, with a maximum of $20.
Join us nightly from 8PM-9:30PM, and receive complimentary parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar is a beautiful and dramatic Parisian setting for private dinners, fundraisers and post-concert receptions. The dynamic central bar and lounge features a tempting raw seafood bar as the centerpiece for casual cocktail parties, while the dining rooms feature cozy French décor.
Private Party Contact:
Victoria Frazier-Kirchhoff: (213) 972-3028
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Kendall’s Brasserie Ratings and Reviews
I took my kids (14 and 15 years old) for dessert, after our evening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The host and the server were very polite, welcoming, and attentive. Our waiter made great dessert recommendations. We enjoyed an Apple Tart al la mode, Orange Blossom Water Panna Cotta, and Floating Island. All were veery good. We have had dinner at Kendall's several times and really enjoyed the menu on those occasions.
Lovely meal of martinis, soup, small plates and delicious coffee. We parked at Disney Hall, walked over for a lovely outside table before the concert. We each had a bowl of soup and shared three small plates. We could not finish all the food! Everything was served quickly and the wait staff was attentive. Nice pear martini, too. Glad we had reservations - it was packed.
The restaurant honored our Tuesday evening reservation despite our being 40 minutes late due to traffic. The service was prompt, attentive and cordial. The dinner menu has been expanded from a previously limited set of entrees. The new lobster pasta dish was full of lobster chunks within a light but flavorful ribbon pasta. The by-the-glass cabernet sauvignons were from select wineries. Although a bit noisy, the French bistro ambience is very pleasant and has multiple seating options. Access to the Music Center, Disney Hall and parking is extremely convenient.
Less than perfect this time. Waiter took order of people who cme after us first, served my husband's steak minus silverware, which I eventually got up to request. Bill very slow in coming, although we had a time line.
Very convenient, so we'll go back, hopefully next experience will be better.
Our $100 check from Open Table was honored graciously by the staff. We had a wonderful dinner consisting of appetizers with champagne, followed by whitefish and salmon entrees. Everything was prepared perfectly and beautifully presented. A perfect dinner before the performance at the Music Center.
Disappointing is how I would describe our lunch experience at Kendall's before we attended a concert at Disney Hall. The menu choices are very limited and not very appealing. The food was not that good and the presentation on the plate was really lacking. They get crowded as the location is so convenient before an afternoon concert. Next time we will not even consider going to Kendall's. We will be looking for a close-by alternative or we will eat in the Pasadena area (where we live) and then go to the Music Center closer to the performance time. Too bad that Kendall's is not better. If they did not have the location they do, I don't think that they would survive.
What happens today at this French brasserie? I am coming here before and after concerts and I am usually happy...
Today for lunch it was a different storry:
There bread supplier changed and it is now an uncoocked paste lacking of salt, mein was a couple days old and pass through the oven... the waiter could not understand English, so it wasn t easy to order even an expresso... I had a luke warm Vesper martini, neither shaken nor stired, and my eggs Benedict were basic ... the baba au rhum was dry and tasteless - the manager retrived it from my bill kindly.
Globally a very negative experience...
This is our go-to spot for pre-theater dining at the music center. The staff is welcoming, the portions are generous, and the food is excellent. The cocktail and wine lists are full of interesting choices. For dessert, don't miss the Ile Flotant. They've taken this comfort food dessert to an ethereal level. I'll order it every time.
1. Made reservations well in advance and entered location to sit in banquets to right. Meanwhile hostess tried to sit us in a private room.
2. Menu not varied enough for early pre-dinner. Should have some sandwiches such as Hamburger or Croque Monsuier.
3. Waiter not helpful and said chef could not change anything, such as white meat chicken.
4. Only come here because of convenience to theater.
WORST EXPERIENCE EVER AT THIS RESTAURANT. We've dined here many times pre-theatre, and they always had standard menu items, 'wine of the day', plus new things cycling through. It's not an inexpensive place to eat, but convenient and reliable. Since the re-vamp, the menu has diminished, and the prices have predictably gone up. Our experience was that the descriptions didn't match what came out of the kitchen, the servers were not advised about the menu items (e.g. chopped kale salad is supposed to be chopped kale with chopped veggies - not whole leaf spinach with whole green beans, chunks of cauliflower, etc. - with explanation from manager: "there are many varieties of chopped salad" - uh, no, chopped means chopped).
Husband and I were splitting an heirloom tomato salad, but no additional plate, and when it did come after two requests, no ground pepper offered. My cocktail arrived in time for the dinner. Our friend had a bad glass of wine, and when she requested a switch, no attempt was made to find out what she might like instead. She just had to quickly think of something else. According to the bill it wasn't even what she had asked for.
As I recall, the coq au vin had a small ramekin of mashed potatoes. Now it's 'upscale' with no button mushrooms, no bacon, but lots of exotic mushrooms (enoki, I'm not kidding) and four tiny marble potatoes. The half chicken used to have fries with it, but no more. No more risotto, and no more choosing your charcuterie and cheese selections to make up an appetizer board. The coq au vin was tasty and served hot, but not traditional, IMHO (and now $34). Two had the salmon, which looked really good, and the other person had mussels, which he claimed were good as well. In the course of this dinner, we interacted with our server, as well as the two managers. They obviously wrote off our table, as neither manager ever checked back to see how things worked out. Very disappointing, unprofessional and we won't be back.
I love this place for a group lunch before attending a play at the Ahmanson. The food is very tasty and memorable. My one ongoing comment is they need to offer more choices on the lattes, such as vanilla or mocha. I like my lattes a little sweet and after talking to the manager I was able to get some caramel added. If Kendall’s want to get my 5th star ⭐️ they need to cater a bit more to the coffee crowd.
The food was good, service was average. We had to ask for bread while other tables around us were getting it upon seating. All employees were nice and cordial. Our dinners came fairly quick, which was nice since we had theater tickets for after dinner. Serving sizes were large.
Service was a little bit slow considering we were going to the theatre but the server was polite and pleasant. The selection of food was acceptable and the food itself was good. It is especially nice that the restaurant is located so conveniently to the theatres. It is relaxing to be able to park, dine & stroll to the show.
The service was not very good. It took forever to get the check. Our waitress was no where to be found. The bus boy was very attentive and should have been the waiter. The prices are way too high for what you get. It was very noisy and tables are too close together.
Our waiter, Ralph helped to make our pre-theater dinner into a great event. He is expert in every area that you would hope for - timing, recommendations, conversation and overall attention, as well as leaving you alone when your group is in deep conversation or, better yet, in heavenly indulgence in the wonderful food that you can always plan on at Kendall's. And, another plus, when I ask for our "usual booth in the main dining room" the front desk almost always knows exactly where that is located!
This is the second time we’ve been to Kendall’s for a pre theatre meal at the Ahmanson. Both times have been great experiences!! I love French food and this menu is both authentic and creative. I don’t drink but my guests have enjoyed the wine and cocktail offerings. There’s a great variety of appetizers, small plates, salads and entrees. The waiter never fussed if one orders just an onion soup. I’ve had the coq au vin and a delicious lobster dish with homemade pasta and a fabulous cognac sauce! My guests have had a variety of offerings. I can’t wait to return. The staff is wonderful. There’s wonderful tables outside and a lovely warm ambiance inside. There’s a bar where many folks were dining.
I’d feel very comfortable dining alone here.
One more thing. We never said we were pre theatre or in a hurry, but we were not rushed out. The staff was attentive and when it was time for the check, our waiter was ready but not pressuring us. This does not usually happen for pre theatre! I’d love to come back for a leisurely 3 course meal. Great spot!!!
Really, the only reason to go here is pre-event for Disney Hall or Center Theatre Group. It's a pity that we can't get better restaurants in the area. That said, Kendall's is completely serviceable and easier than getting in the car after a dinner and rushing to make a curtain.
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