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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.Menu subject to change; tax and gratuity 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
The restaurant is located conveniently near the Music Center and has a nice ambiance.
It is why the prices are high for dining there.
We had a brunch before an afternoon matinee show.
The service staff were friendly but there were too few available to help wait tables. Our plates arrived and the food was warm at best. Since we were on a time limit sending it back was not an option. The quality of the food was good and well plated, just not hot.
We have had an evening meal there without issues.
I have been going there for years. It used to be a favorite, but for the past couple of years it seems to decline in quality with each visit. I suppose it’s the pre-theatre crowd that keeps the place in business, but it’s just not good anymore. Dry chicken that now comes with only one side, no fresh ground pepper when requested, $18 for a Martini, a tasteless beet salad, and on and on. It’s very convenient to the courthouse for lunch and to the theatre and concert halls for dinner, but from now on I plan to look elsewhere and recommend others do the same. There are too many choices in downtown LA these days to put up with mediocrity.
Arrived 15 minutes early and was seated immediately although the restaurant was busy with pre-opera crowd. Our waiter arrived promptly took our order consisting of prosciutto Benedict and chicken sandwich on pretzel croissant. Both entree’s arrived in short order and were delicious. The sandwich came with garlic French fries, which are terrific. While menu. Was limited, it was delicious and will return when attending the theater.
The restaurant location is excellent being on the lower level of the music center. The food is pricey which is understandable being so close the theaters. The food was average and tasted mass produced. The Coq au vin was dry and the sauce was not good. The beat salad was average and the apple tartan was excellent. I would only recommend going here before the theater.
We often eat at Kendall's before the theatre. Their servings are generous and we don't want to stuff ourselves before sitting for 2+hours in a theatre.
So we usually split a salad and an entree. The food is always good but the service is not
They never think of it on their own so when the salad comes we have to ask for 2 individual plates and a spoon the help with sharing. That can sometimes take a while.
Then comes the entree and we have to go thru the same drill again. And if the busboy whips in and drops off the entree and disappears it can take awhile to get someone's attention.
Like I said we like the food but wish the service was a bit more attentive.
We ate here before a show at Disney Hall. The service was very poor, but the food was good and well prepared. One of the dishes we ordered was never served, and we were not offered drinks after finishing them early in the meal. I've had several great lunch meals with excellent service, and this was my first dinner experience, and left me cold.
This was my second visit to Kendall’s, and it lived up to my recollections and expectations. Our meals were all excellent and the service impeccable! Our waiter was very attentive and made our “birthday girl” feel very special. Kendall’s is a great pre or post theater dining choice.
Kendall’s never disappoints! Hosts are sensitive to the traffic challenges of the LA area and make you feel welcome even if you’re late for your reservation. Servers are well-trained and attentive to diners’ needs to catch a curtain. The food is always excellent.
Limited menu. Too much noise. Not enough stalls in the bathroom. "Club sandwich" turned out to be huge brioche with no mayo or dressing, tasteless overcooked chicken, a slab of avocado and burned bacon. If you have tickets for a Music Center performance, you are captive here and they don't care whether the food is good or not.
Arrived at 5pm with a reservation. Other than a few people at the bar, restaurant is empty. They seat our table of 2 next to the bathrooms. We asked to be moved and with enough attitude to sink the Titanic, they move us over one table. Wasn’t personal. Every other table of 2 they tried to sit next to the bathrooms until someone finally sat there. Sound like fun to you?
I love going to this restaurant after the LA Phil, never feel rushed, ambience is much improved since the makeover. Salad ingredients fresh , bread delicious and desserts are unique - the chocolate fondant with pistacio ice cream and espresso sauce a wow factor!
This restaurant is so reliable, and convenient when attending events in the Grand Street nexus. We were seated promptly, had cocktails, and a generally good dinner. The timing was helpful, as we were going to the LA Opera at 7:30. One first misstep from a pretty solid kitchen: the pasta entree was virtually inedible. Oily, bitter, glumpy, and not up to the caliber of the other dishes. Wines by the glass are too expensive. They're serving B+ French wines, and charging A+ prices. Will return when the Opera/Phil is on. Maybe a night of wrong ordering...
Been going to Kendall's for years. Always a treat when going to the theatre and need a reservation rather than first come first served on the plaza. But with the most recent remodel the entire inside of the restaurant, especially near the bar, is unbearably LOUD. We changed tables twice, then ended outside as we were literally shouting at each other to be heard. With fine dining prices one should not have to shout. Used to be classy and refined. Not anymore. Fix up the patio.
The food is still good but Kendall's has lost some of it's polish with the disappearance of its tablecloths. The communal seating is great for walk-ins and singles. But really it's the only restaurant within walking distance of the music center now that the one on the plaza is defunct. It's time for some competition.
We all ordered the Barramundi and were very surprised at how good it was. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the way the fish is transported (frozen) from Asia. The deviled eggs were VERY good.
The food was highly salted however, and two of the members of a party were very puffy-faced in the morning. And I broke a tooth while eating the bread.
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