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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
Steak was tough. Green beans had not been de-stringed. The roasted tomato was awesome! Best I've ever had. Too much dressing on the salad, but a good salad - at least it wasn't drowning in it. Server should have offered fresh pepper - I had to ask for it. Wine had a bitter finish - very unusual. Wasn't there on the second glass. Might have been soap residue on the glass. Great apple tart. My friend's chocolate tart was very good, too. Loved the tea. In short, they're close to the Ahmanson and "good enough". Sure wish I could say they were fantastic.
We had been to this restaurant when it was under another owner and it has improved dramatically. If you are going to the Music Center or Disney Concert Hall, this is a great option if Patina is booked up or out of your price range. The staff was very friendly and efficient, getting us out in plenty of time for our show.
Kendall's Brasserie is apparently trading on their convenient location in the Music Center. Although the service was excellent, the wine list interesting and the decor comfortable and attractive, the food left much to be desired. For starters, the soup was as bland as bland can be. Secondly, a halibut fillet which was advertised as 'seared' tasted mealy, as though it had been frozen, and there were absolutely no juices which had been 'seared' into the serving: it was dry as sawdust. My companion's seafood stew was mediocre.
We thought the food was rather ordinary. Our meal was delivered to another table, then taken into the kitchen, then brought to us, not as warm as it should have been. We understand that rent is probably high in the Music Center, but our lunch that day -- two bowls of soup, four glasses of wine, a chicken salad and a sandwich -- was the same price as lunches the same week at two of the best Italian restaurants in town with half bottles of wine, langoustine, and superior full main courses.
Love Kendall's seasonal menu. Whether sitting at the bar or in their cozy wine cellar the food and service is always excellent. The Crab appetizer was delicious as everything else ordered that evening. Great for a quick bite or full meal before your curtain at the Music Center.
Although I live in San Diego, I am a regular at this place -- almost once a week. They serve excellent food in a timely fashion for those of us who are trying to make theater/opera/symphony starting times. The quality of the cooking is amazingly high for a place that has to serve crowds of people who enjoy fine cuisine but who are also in a rush, so to speak. I don't know how they do it.
First, the food was really good. Best crab cakes I have had in a long while. I had a reservation at 6 for a pre-show dinner. We got there right on time. The restaurant was half full and we got a bad table, you know where you have to keep scooting in to let the waiters by. I should have complained then but I didn't. Our waitress was actually good though not very attentive, it was enough. My complaint is with the runners and bus person staff. Finally I had to say something as the runner was trying to squeeze our dessert plate between the left over pomes frites and our salad plates. Really!!! Yes we are done those ....ya think. Someone is asleep at the wheel when it comes to what good service means.
We shared a calamari casserole. Unique! Delicious! and the moules with frites. Another big winner. Our salads were our main courses and they were perfect. Good wine. Good ambiance. And, with a play to get to at the Ahmanson Theater, we were so grateful to have been able to enjoy good food in the same place.
Very busy on Mother's Day, but were seated on time. Order was slow to be taken, then soup and meal arrived within 5 minutes of each other (happened before here!). Had to ask for bread repeatedly. When asked them to hold the main course until finished with the soup, they did, but getting it back was slow & the dish was not hot when it arrived. Server apologized--but meal not the same. Server was busy taking pictures of families at other tables--that is fine, but do not do it at the risk of neglecting the other patrons.
Kendall's is part of the Patina Group restaurants, known for their menus. We traveled from the Valley, because Kendall's is one of our favorites after accidentally finding it while serving jury duty. Our child is well behaved for a nine year old, so we were able to have brunch there for Mother's Day. However, I would not consider it a family restaurant.
A wonderful meal and menu choices are at this downtown gem. All three of us were pleased with our selections. My child tried Escargot for the first time, and she loved it, because it was so well prepared. I had the wonderful French Toast. On other occasions, I've had the Croque-Monsieur and Onion Soup, both excellent.
I am often reluctant about Kendall's, finding it very convenient before or after performances, quite competent, but not my favorite food. Their Mothers' Day meal was delicious and the service was outstanding. Mom enjoyed onion soup, short ribs, and a chocolate dessert. I had a shaved vegetable salad, skirt steak, and strawberry dessert. Everything was well prepared and our server was fantastic. We then adjourned upstairs for the Mark Morris Dance performance, a wonderful day.
Arrived at the location at the LA Music Center with expectations of having a great Mother's day brunch. Was seated immediately by the hostess and was greeted by a friendly waiter upon arriving at the table. The three course menu selection was excellent; for the first course started off with their signature French Onion Soup which was fantastic. Then for the main course I ordered the short rib with a tall glass of the Bordeaux blend (fantastic pairing with very succulent meat w/reduction sauce...simply amazing! Then ended with the sorbet with strawberry cake. Overall excellent and attentive servers and my Mom was also impressed with the meal. Very impressed!
Went there for Mother's Day Brunch so it was quite busy. They were very attentive to our children's allergies. We had the 3 course brunch including escargots, french onion soup, skirt steak and short ribs. Everything we had was very good to excellent. Would definitely go back.
I was very disappointed in our last visit to Kendall's. Since the last time we ate there, the menu choices have shrunk, and the prices have skyrocketed. My pricey lamb chop was untrimmed, with globs of fat on it -- gross. Only saving grace was that each entree was cooked properly, and as we ordered it. For me, they are no longer a good choice for Music Center dining. Too bad -- they used to be good.
Kendall's has upped its game to once again preparing flavorful food, well presented with proper attention paid to pre-theater time pressure. We weren't able to stay for the dessert we ordered, so the waiter gave us a receipt for service after the show. That was helpful and it turned out to be a very nice way to end the evening.
The corn soup was a delicious starter of the dinner. The salmon was wonderful. The linguini and seafood was also good but needed a bit more sauce. We enjoyed our dinner and the service was fast and efficient. We enjoy dining at Kendall's Brasserie before attending performances at the Music Center.
I am a regular at this place -- almost once a week. They serve excellent food in a timely fashion for those of us who are trying to make theater/opera/symphony starting times. The quality of the cooking is amazingly high for a place that has to serve crowds of people who enjoy fine cuisine but who are also in a rush, so to speak. I don't know how they do it.
Very classy dinner spot for a special occasion, especially before a performance at the Music Center. The service was excellent, friendly but non-intrusive. We enjoyed the recommendations for both wine and food, and the Sat night special, Osso bucco, was superb.
Being in L.A. you'd excpect a celeb or two in the house and that was the case the night we "out of towners" were there. To the staff's credit, they treated us as well as the celeb guests, the food was outstanding, and the ambiance was great. I had the chicken which is a specialty of the house, my wife had the Saturday special which is the osso bucco which she said was outstanding (if you enjoy cruel food). Very extensive by the glass wine list and they provided a very generous pour.
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