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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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85% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 18, 2011

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 18, 2011

A perfect dining spot before the theater; food excellent and service very good.
Relaxed atmosphere without being rushed. Enjoyed immensely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2011

A great place for a pre-theater meal. Convenient and delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2011

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2011

The food and service were not worth the price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2011

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.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 14, 2011

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2011

Gret lunch and wonderful service!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2011

Everytime I've been here for lunch I've had a great experience. This was the second time I've been there for dinner and both times I have been disappointed with the food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2011

We constantly go to Kendall's as we have season tickets and it is so handy. However, I would like the menu to had more new items as there seems to be very little change from one year to the next.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2011

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2011

We have season tickets to Mark Taper and always eat at Kendall's. Food very good. Really like the carrot-ginger soup. Should be a staple.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2011

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 11, 2011

Waiter very helpful with identifying foods suitable for vegetarian and lycopene-intolerant diners. Also very knowledgeable about wine list.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 11, 2011

Good for a quick simple meal near the Ahmanson Theater

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 10, 2011

They do an excellent job of handling the pre theater rush.

Food is well prepared and fairly priced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 10, 2011

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 10, 2011

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2011

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 8, 2011

Tiny portions, big price. Kendall's rests on being able to trap people headed to the Music Center and doesn't need to try hard ... and they don't. Very disappointing dining experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2011

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2011

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2011

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2011

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2011

I took my mom for Mothers Day. The prefixed menu was okay, but I thought it was a bit pricey for the bland food we were served. The service was good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 7, 2011

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 7, 2011

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.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2011

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2011

Great ambiance, service, and location if going to the Music Center or theatres.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2011

The location is great, but this is a thoroughly mediocre restaurant with bad service. I wouldn't go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2011

Outstanding food but now third time poor inattentive service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2011

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 4, 2011

i have dined with Kendall's for ages and just love being able to always count on them for a fine dining experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 4, 2011

We have eaten here in the past before the theater, and our latest visit we really noted a big improvement in the cuisine. It seems they have a new chef.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 3, 2011

Great place to grab supper before theater

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 3, 2011

It was delicious. We then went to the theater afterward.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 3, 2011

Great restaurant - always enjoyable. There was a twenty minute delay on getting our desert (but was worth waiting for!) - only flaw to an otherwise great experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2011

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 30, 2011

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 30, 2011

only reason to go to Kendall's is because you are going to theatre at the Music Center

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