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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
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.
The wait staff seemed disgruntled, said they were "short staffed" and only grudgingly responded to our requests. Food was way overpriced - we paid an exorbitant amount for just average fare. We will not be going back, even if they are convenient to the Disney Hall.
Arrived at 5:27 for 5:30 reservation. Seated in 30 seconds. The restaurant was full due to premedical center events. Waiter arrived within 2 minutes and took our order for a bottle of wine, which was excellent. It arrived within 5 minutes, and within another 5 minutes he was back to take our order, as we were having a glass of the wine. Food arrived within 15 minutes. We chatted, frank and ate leisurely , and noticed as we left at 6:45 for the concert, the bustling restaurant was almost empty.
Staff was super efficient, attentive but not hovering.
This is a great place to eat before a night at the music center.
Sorry this has taken so long to review but I must because it was another lovely pre-theater dinner. The manager, Raoul, remembered a special request I had made on my previous visit two weeks prior. Very impressive and appreciated. Service was very attentive, especially by our server, Leonardo, who quickly accommodated two friends joining us for drinks as we enjoyed a "birthday" dessert. I believe everything has improved at Kendall's, particularly the service. Best place for pre-theater.
6 o'clock reservation before the Opera. Appetizer was ordered with cocktails. Cocktails were served promptly - appetizer to follow. Main course was ordered. Within 10 minutes main course was served!! Then the appetizer was produced.
We had no tine to enjoy cocktails and appetizer. We had no opportunity to order wine with our main course - since we were still having the cocktails. Apologies were made and dessert offered.
This is the second time I've had problems with service and timing at this restaurant, despite making an early reservation, with 90 minutes before performance.
The food was great although all of the prices have gone way UP - and so has wine.
The biggest problem was the terrible new decor. It used to be warm and elegant and comfortable. Now it looks like a low-class cafe. Ridiculous high table in middle of some of the dining areas which some people would never be able to use. And a ridiculous low coffee-type table with two "patio" looking chairs for sitting around the table in the middle of the huge dining area. The dishes look cheap and extremely unattractive. All the entrees are now served in hot iron pots right on the table with no tablecloths and no placemats. Our bread was finally brought to our table AFTER our meal had been finished. We are sadly disappointed as Kendalls used to be our favorite restaurant. Terrible decor. Tasteless, cold and very impractical.
Kendall’s Brasserie provides a truly inventive French based menu. The Escargot, French Onion Soup, Steak Tartare, Steak Frites, and Coq au Vin are all excellently prepared, handsomely presented, and quite delicious. However the Deviled Farm Eggs and White Bean Soup were bland and disappointing.
The restaurant and its hours are convenient to the LA County Music Center and the Disney Concert Hall.
The prices are a little on the high side for cuisine and ambiance but to be expect for the location and effort. It validates for Disney but not for Music Center.
When you eat here, you know you are being held captive because you are also seeing a show at the music center. It is horribly overpriced. But, the food quality is really indifferent. Do you have Ian soup with Finn and flavorless. The calamari was so salty and inedible we had to send it back.
Seafood couscous was served lukewarm. Scallops and shrimp were tasteless. Creme brulee was wattery on the bottom. Never saw that in a creme brulee before!!!
Quality is not what it used to be. Maybe they don't have to try since as the only restaurant in the Music Center complex they are always full!
In the past we have dined at Kendall's many time after the theatre. Last Saturday we had reservations for 4 people after the opera. The section we were seated in was mostly empty when we arrived but shortly afterwards three other tables were seated. Since it was late we ordered drinks and our dinners at the same time. The table next to us was served their drinks but our still didn't arrive. Our dinners were served but still not drinks. We asked the assistant server and our drinks finally arrived. Our server,Jordan did everything he could to ignore us including looking the other way when we tried to get his attention to ask for more water. He didn't check to see how our dinners were or refresh our water or get more drinks. In leaving we had to bring our check with the credit cards to the check stand. For the cost of dining at Kendall's this is unacceptable, and we will find another restaurant after the theatre in the future.
Kendall's regularly introduces a new menu and while there were a lot of the usual choices available, they had a new entree, seafood with pearls. It was saffron seasoned Israeli cous cous with lobster, shrimp and scallops. It was absolutely delicious. I am still thinking about it. They have some lovely French wines so we paired this amazing entree with a Sancerre, and were in food heaven.
Note to Kendall's - next menu change, keep this dish and add back the braised leeks from the former appetizer menu!!
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