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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.

135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, European

Hours of Operation:
MONDAY 11:30AM-2:30PM
TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY 11:30AM-9:30PM
THURSDAY-FRIDAY 11:30AM-11:30PM
SATURDAY 10:30AM-11:30PM
SUNDAY 10:30AM-8:30PM

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.

Cross Street:
First St. & Grand Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 972-7322

Website:
http://www.kendallsbrasserie.com/

Catering:
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
events@kendallsbrasserie.com

Parking Details:
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.

Complimentary Parking
Join us nightly from 8PM-9:30PM, and receive complimentary parking.

Executive Chef:
Jean-Pierre Bosc

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

Additional:
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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Share the merriest meal of all by Chef Jean-Pierre, inspired by his French regional favorites, plus a special Apple Spice Sour Cocktail $14 additional. $58 Three-Course & $68 Four-Course Prix-Fixe | December 24, 2017 | 4-9pm. Menu subject to change; does not include beverage; tax & grat addt.

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Kendall’s Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (152)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
People Watching (17)
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Casual (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
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Notable Wine List (14)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went before the theatre. Enjoyable. Had the Paris passport dinner - which was good value. Food and service was very good..and we were out in time for our curtain. Seemed busy with theatre folk prior to the show.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Enjoyed the food. Service was helpful and good. Very noisy pre theater .

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Menu is too limited. Nothing special. Not even a unique special of the day. We had s few small plates and appetizers instead of the entrees.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always a good meal and good service. They make every effort to get your food to you and let you enjoy when you have a tight theater engagement. Also, perhaps the best French restaurant in Los Angeles.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service , great ambience . Manger (sandra) went out of her to accommodate our needs !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Dinner before concert. Food was good, service very good and location cannot be beat.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food and friendly informed service. perfect for before performance meal at music Center.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great staff the food was very good and the French bread was delicious‼️

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Increased prices not justified by diminished quality and presentation of the food as well as removal of table cloths and informal (bus-boy) attire of waiters. Definitely a drop in standard!

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had a very enjoyable pre-opera dinner on Sat night. Lovely to dine outside.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Highly recommended. Very convenient for dinner before shows at the LA Music Center. It is situated beneath the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, on Grand avenue. The food was excellent and the service attentive., and price reasonable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

excellent food, attractive setting, attentive staff - all anyone could ask for when at court or at the theater

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We got there early and they seated us right away. We sat outside , which is what I preferred. The hostess was wonderful. However we had to ask several times for water and bread.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food and service. Responsive to my requests. While pricey I thought it was well worth it. I will certainly return.

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

Calamari was superb. Coq au vin also quite tasty. Good for pre or post theater at the Music Center. Service good at first, but as restaurant filled up there were no new servers in our section, so service declined. Food good but a bit pricy.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was good and service efficient. They are slowly improving. The bar noise is very loud, however. Still the most convenient restaurant for pre opera or Philharmonic performances .

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

One of our go to places before or after the theater, Jury Duty, going to museums.

Great neighborhood gem!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Welcome and service was excellent
1st time for brunch— food was fine- just not as good as dinner.....
Still good place pre or post theater!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The primary thing Kendall's has going for it is it's proximity to the music center. Otherwise I would never go there. It's way too noisy, the service is poor and the food is not good enough to make up for the rest.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent choice for pre-theatre at the Music Center venues.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Atmosphere, food, and attentive service made for a wonderful dining experience. Needed to make a 2:00 matinee, and we appreciated that the service personnel made sure we had adequate time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The restaurant itself is due for an update.
Although the restrooms are clean, they feel like they could use a good scrubbing/fresh coat of paint!

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Exceptional food that is ALWAYS great. Phenomenal service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We used to come here often after a concert, but their prices have gone up and the food quality hasn't improved at all. It is no longer a reasonable option to stay and eat at the Music Center.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food and service. Clearly the best within walking distance of courtb

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy, People Watching, Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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