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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.

NEW YEAR'S EVE – DEC 31 | EAT WELL & RING IN THE NEW YEAR Enjoy $70 Three-Course, $85 Four-Course & $100 Five-Course Prix-Fixe menus, plus festive cocktails & desserts.

Both menus subject to change; tax & grat 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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 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.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Eat well & ring in the new year with $70 Three-Course, $85 Four-Course & $100 Five-Course Prix-Fixe menus, plus a special Holiday Sparkler Cocktail $14 additional | December 31, 2017 | 4-11:30PM. Menu subject to change; does not include beverage; tax & grat addtl.

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Kendall’s Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

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4.1

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4.0

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3.7

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (159)
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Special Occasion (47)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
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Notable Wine List (22)
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Neighborhood Gem (21)
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People Watching (19)
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Cozy (15)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful experience! The service was outstanding and I would happily return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food and a welcoming host staff. Embiance is nostalgic and elegantly comfortable. However, what put it over the top was the remarkable Bloody Mary cocktails~ the best ever!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely meal of martinis, soup, small plates and delicious coffee. We parked at Disney Hall, walked over for a lovely outside table before the concert. We each had a bowl of soup and shared three small plates. We could not finish all the food! Everything was served quickly and the wait staff was attentive. Nice pear martini, too. Glad we had reservations - it was packed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

A luncheon with a very good friend after a Walt Disney hall concert. An excellent way to end a week and start the weekend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

The endive salad was very tasty. Had a great dressing. The short ribs are always spot on, and the half chicken was absolutely excellent. The creme brulee was also excellent. It wasn't too sweet and had a really nice consistency. Very enjoyable meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant honored our Tuesday evening reservation despite our being 40 minutes late due to traffic. The service was prompt, attentive and cordial. The dinner menu has been expanded from a previously limited set of entrees. The new lobster pasta dish was full of lobster chunks within a light but flavorful ribbon pasta. The by-the-glass cabernet sauvignons were from select wineries. Although a bit noisy, the French bistro ambience is very pleasant and has multiple seating options. Access to the Music Center, Disney Hall and parking is extremely convenient.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Less than perfect this time. Waiter took order of people who cme after us first, served my husband's steak minus silverware, which I eventually got up to request. Bill very slow in coming, although we had a time line.

Very convenient, so we'll go back, hopefully next experience will be better.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our $100 check from Open Table was honored graciously by the staff. We had a wonderful dinner consisting of appetizers with champagne, followed by whitefish and salmon entrees. Everything was prepared perfectly and beautifully presented. A perfect dinner before the performance at the Music Center.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Thank you for adding another salad to the Sunday brunch/lunch menu!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Disappointing is how I would describe our lunch experience at Kendall's before we attended a concert at Disney Hall. The menu choices are very limited and not very appealing. The food was not that good and the presentation on the plate was really lacking. They get crowded as the location is so convenient before an afternoon concert. Next time we will not even consider going to Kendall's. We will be looking for a close-by alternative or we will eat in the Pasadena area (where we live) and then go to the Music Center closer to the performance time. Too bad that Kendall's is not better. If they did not have the location they do, I don't think that they would survive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What happens today at this French brasserie? I am coming here before and after concerts and I am usually happy...
Today for lunch it was a different storry:
There bread supplier changed and it is now an uncoocked paste lacking of salt, mein was a couple days old and pass through the oven... the waiter could not understand English, so it wasn t easy to order even an expresso... I had a luke warm Vesper martini, neither shaken nor stired, and my eggs Benedict were basic ... the baba au rhum was dry and tasteless - the manager retrived it from my bill kindly.
Globally a very negative experience...

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

My friend ordered the Baramundi which she said was delicious and light. I ordered the Coq au Vin which had no seasoning or taste. Disappointing meal for the price point. Unpleasant overall first time experience for me.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

They have certainly upgraded the menu. It was very nice, good choices, and they are certainly cognizant of your timing for theater. It does get very busy, with a high noise volume.

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

This is our go-to spot for pre-theater dining at the music center. The staff is welcoming, the portions are generous, and the food is excellent. The cocktail and wine lists are full of interesting choices. For dessert, don't miss the Ile Flotant. They've taken this comfort food dessert to an ethereal level. I'll order it every time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Poor service from the main very inattentive server.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2017

1. Made reservations well in advance and entered location to sit in banquets to right. Meanwhile hostess tried to sit us in a private room.
2. Menu not varied enough for early pre-dinner. Should have some sandwiches such as Hamburger or Croque Monsuier.
3. Waiter not helpful and said chef could not change anything, such as white meat chicken.
4. Only come here because of convenience to theater.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

WORST EXPERIENCE EVER AT THIS RESTAURANT. We've dined here many times pre-theatre, and they always had standard menu items, 'wine of the day', plus new things cycling through. It's not an inexpensive place to eat, but convenient and reliable. Since the re-vamp, the menu has diminished, and the prices have predictably gone up. Our experience was that the descriptions didn't match what came out of the kitchen, the servers were not advised about the menu items (e.g. chopped kale salad is supposed to be chopped kale with chopped veggies - not whole leaf spinach with whole green beans, chunks of cauliflower, etc. - with explanation from manager: "there are many varieties of chopped salad" - uh, no, chopped means chopped).

Husband and I were splitting an heirloom tomato salad, but no additional plate, and when it did come after two requests, no ground pepper offered. My cocktail arrived in time for the dinner. Our friend had a bad glass of wine, and when she requested a switch, no attempt was made to find out what she might like instead. She just had to quickly think of something else. According to the bill it wasn't even what she had asked for.

As I recall, the coq au vin had a small ramekin of mashed potatoes. Now it's 'upscale' with no button mushrooms, no bacon, but lots of exotic mushrooms (enoki, I'm not kidding) and four tiny marble potatoes. The half chicken used to have fries with it, but no more. No more risotto, and no more choosing your charcuterie and cheese selections to make up an appetizer board. The coq au vin was tasty and served hot, but not traditional, IMHO (and now $34). Two had the salmon, which looked really good, and the other person had mussels, which he claimed were good as well. In the course of this dinner, we interacted with our server, as well as the two managers. They obviously wrote off our table, as neither manager ever checked back to see how things worked out. Very disappointing, unprofessional and we won't be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I love this place for a group lunch before attending a play at the Ahmanson. The food is very tasty and memorable. My one ongoing comment is they need to offer more choices on the lattes, such as vanilla or mocha. I like my lattes a little sweet and after talking to the manager I was able to get some caramel added. If Kendall’s want to get my 5th star ⭐️ they need to cater a bit more to the coffee crowd.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Birthday with friends before a play. Beautiful day and delicious experience. Sat outdoors with a sun umbrella providing much needed shade.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was good, service was average. We had to ask for bread while other tables around us were getting it upon seating. All employees were nice and cordial. Our dinners came fairly quick, which was nice since we had theater tickets for after dinner. Serving sizes were large.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

First time attending brunch prior to theater. This is our go to restaurant prior to Music Center events. Menu is pricy but food quality worth it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Too many people, not enough wait staff. Horribly slow and inattentive "service". Out of 4 entrees, two were edible. Did not see the check as our friends paid for dinner. I don't imagine it was any kind of bargain. Probably won't go back - husband hated it.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I took out of town guests to Kendall's before our concert at Disney Hall. The salmon was delicious and overall food was very good. Service was attentive but very slow and our appetizer was never delivered.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service was slow and the food was not good. The menu is stale as is the ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was a little bit slow considering we were going to the theatre but the server was polite and pleasant. The selection of food was acceptable and the food itself was good. It is especially nice that the restaurant is located so conveniently to the theatres. It is relaxing to be able to park, dine & stroll to the show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Kendalls is so convenient when going to the Music Center. And they make sure you get out on time for the show. I really like their lamb shank and the mussels are quite good too

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The service was not very good. It took forever to get the check. Our waitress was no where to be found. The bus boy was very attentive and should have been the waiter. The prices are way too high for what you get. It was very noisy and tables are too close together.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was excellent we both had brunch type dishes before the opera and then shared and order of macaroons and a glass of Kir. All excellent, would recommend it but not for vegans or vegetarians.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Elegant pre theatre dining experience.. with excellent food and attentive and courteous service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The service at Kendall’s was excellent and the wait staff was very informative. The food was excellent, my steak was cooked to perfection. I suggest the Floating Islands for dessert.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Disabled Access, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our waiter, Ralph helped to make our pre-theater dinner into a great event. He is expert in every area that you would hope for - timing, recommendations, conversation and overall attention, as well as leaving you alone when your group is in deep conversation or, better yet, in heavenly indulgence in the wonderful food that you can always plan on at Kendall's. And, another plus, when I ask for our "usual booth in the main dining room" the front desk almost always knows exactly where that is located!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place to dine before the theatre. Staff friendly and willing to assist. Dining experience pace perfect and. It rushed even when you need to be on time for the play.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is the second time we’ve been to Kendall’s for a pre theatre meal at the Ahmanson. Both times have been great experiences!! I love French food and this menu is both authentic and creative. I don’t drink but my guests have enjoyed the wine and cocktail offerings. There’s a great variety of appetizers, small plates, salads and entrees. The waiter never fussed if one orders just an onion soup. I’ve had the coq au vin and a delicious lobster dish with homemade pasta and a fabulous cognac sauce! My guests have had a variety of offerings. I can’t wait to return. The staff is wonderful. There’s wonderful tables outside and a lovely warm ambiance inside. There’s a bar where many folks were dining.
I’d feel very comfortable dining alone here.
One more thing. We never said we were pre theatre or in a hurry, but we were not rushed out. The staff was attentive and when it was time for the check, our waiter was ready but not pressuring us. This does not usually happen for pre theatre! I’d love to come back for a leisurely 3 course meal. Great spot!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great place before Ahmanson Theater. Lunch menu has something to please everyone.
Look forward to our next Ahmanson /Kendall fettogether.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Convenient dining when at Music Center. Quick service. Friendly servers sensitive to time restraints when eating prior to Theatre. Food tasty with good choices

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Really, the only reason to go here is pre-event for Disney Hall or Center Theatre Group. It's a pity that we can't get better restaurants in the area. That said, Kendall's is completely serviceable and easier than getting in the car after a dinner and rushing to make a curtain.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Very convenient for dining before Music Center events. Classic French bistro menu. I especially liked the chopped salad and the warm marinated olives.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been dining at Kendall's for years and loved the elegance and food presentation but since the remodel to a more casual atmosphere and food presentation which we wouldn't have minded except now the service is very slow, the cooked food was cold and tasteless .
All in all a very unsatisfactory experience and we will NOT be returning!
Juniper

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a reservation and we were seated when we arrived early. The noise level crept up gradually to a point where we began to notice it. We have been there when it was not so noisy.
We like the food. It is very well prepared. It is a nice place downtown Los Angeles to eat just before the theater. Next time we will request sitting at the end of the bar facing each other.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The presentation of the food was unapeeling. Eggs and potatoes on a stained grey plate. The food just wasn’t good! Service was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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