Steak tartare was terrific and plentiful and the beet salad was very good.
Nice spot after theater. Food was good (steak and baramundi), but salmon was slightly undercooked and took awhile to get back. Service is OK.
This was a pre-concert meal - good as always. It's a great place to gather before Music Center events.
Always a good place to eat before an event at Dorothy Chandler center. We went before an opera, a Sunday lunch, had their Moules et Frites ( mussel & French fries). Really excellent. Best fries in town, delicious mussels. Good service & atmosphere. Will go back.
Lovely brunch on our way to see Candide at the opera. Very nice selection. Tasty food!
We were given a seat in The Boardroom section of the restaurant and it was very quiet and comfortable. Different than the front of the restaurant.
Our reservation was honored immediately, the staff was courteous, the service was quick and the food was great
Somewhat chaotic because busy before the showtimes for performances. We had a 12:30 reservation but had not been served entrees by 1:10. We did get out in time. Waiters were disorganized as to who had our table, order taken by manager.
I had mushroom soup and the avocado salad both were superb in both presentation and taste. My wife had onion soup and an endive salad both were outstanding. We shared the very unique "floating island" , a merengue floating in a scrumptious creme anglais and caramel sauce with sliced almonds, for dessert. We like to eat at Kendall's when we attend LA Opera performances and/or LA Philharmonic concerts. The staff is friendlly and attentive. Obviously the location is convenient to both venues so we never have to repark our car.
We noted that we were celebrating our 18th Anniversary on our Open Table reservation, and not a word was said in reception or during service at our table. The Malbec screw top half bottle was very mediocre for $40, mentioned it to the waiter, no response. We won't be back.
Fantastic Valentines Day dinner with awesome service and delicious food!!!
Very enjoyable post theater spot. Good drinks, good food and good service. We are regular customers.
The food is outstanding and the bartending is excellent. The hostess was very professional and friendly. She did all she could to help make us comfortable as we waited for our reservation. The martini I had was expertly crafted and plentiful. I hope, seeing that there are several, even dozens, of local craft breweries, that they will add additonal selections featuring some of our outstanding ales and beers.
Delicious food, prompt and friendly service.
Kendall's is the ideal choice for a pre-concert meal. Just one block from Disney Concert Hall, the crowd on Friday night was clearly filled with regulars and pre-concert goers. The staff was friendly, welcoming and attentive (though we were asked twice in one minute what kind of water we wanted and whether we wanted any drinks before we had even picked up our menus). The food is the real draw, however. The short rib is excellent, deeply flavorful without being heavy. The barramundi is also excellent, cooked perfectly and accompanied with haricot verts. The wine list is well balanced and though the per-glass price starts at $12 and goes up, the choices are very good. For the area, this is probably one of the better places to go. My only gripe is that the espresso is terrible, tasting more like watery diner coffee. The desserts make up for the poor espresso.
The new manager personally took an interest and it showed in the service. Everything was on time and we made it to the opera with sufficient time to spare. I will be back!
A small but sound menu. Nice wines by the glass. Great place for pre-concert or theater dinner.
The advantage of this eatery is that it has the perfect location for pre-theatre and post-theatre dining. Check out the delicious lavender daiquiri. We enjoyed our dinners and wine selections, except for the appetizer pate which was markedly awful. Service was friendly and efficient. Due to its proximity to the theatre, we will be repeat patrons.
We usually eat at Kendall's whenever we are going to Disney Hall or the theater. Be sure to make a reservation as there is always a line during show times. They sat us up the stairs once but we did not care for it there. The ambiance is on the lower level.
Brunch is consistently good, whether it's a breakfast item or a lunch meal. Very convenient for pre or post theater dining. Definitely recommend for downtown dining
They were very busy, but our orders were taken promptly, the food came quickly and the food was good. When we were finished with our meal we had to wait seemingly forever for our bill and we were in a hurry to get to a lecture prior to the opera. That, and the noise level, is the reason for my average rating. The noise level was, and in the past has been, so loud that conversation was all but impossible.
Love Kendalls. We always go there before the Opera.
Each and every morsel was delicious. Healthy portions.
I come here before concerts. It use to be a french bistro, it is not really French any longer, it is what Americans could believe French food could be... The service was excellent this time, a couple weeks ago, it was a catastrophe with my waiter who did not understand or speak english. The food is not good, very industrial, if you want good food go to the delicious french restaurant Patina nearby. Cocktail use to be decent, not anymore, deserts looks like its frozen and microwaved. What remains is the atmosphere, still like a French bistro.
Excellent French cuisine, service and ambiance. My favorite is the Mussels frittes. Always busy before a show at the Music Center, but convenient.
It was average overall. The service was spotty. The food had wonderful elements to it but was certainly not authentic French. For the price overall, I would unfortunately give it a thumbs down. But with a few little changes they couldn’t really make it a lot better!
This restaurant is overpriced. We just picked it by convenience of the location for Disney Concert Hall. French Onion Soup was OK. But Steak was aweful. We requested medium rare, rather rare side, but it was fully grilled, not even pink in the center. Meat was so dry and flavorless. So disappointed.
Line up of desserts wasn’t so impressive. Coffee was tasty. That was a positive thing we found there.
Female waiter acted friendly, but her service was very bad tempo. She didn’t pay attention to what her guests wanted.
We paid $180 including tax&tip for two, but the quality of food doesn’t worth for that price. We may go there for quick supper before the concert If it would be around $80 because it is so close to Disney Concert Hall and it is less expensive than Patina.
I wouldn't know how to review Kendall's Brasserie because I didn't get to eat there. We booked on Open Table for 10:15, as we wanted to eat after the concert at Walt Disney hall. During the day, the restaurant called to confirm our reservation. Some hours later - in fact, as we were parking at the Concert Hall - they called back to say there had been a mistake, that the restaurant wasn't open at that time, but we could go to the Board Room (their lounge) and have their limited menu. Since it was way too late to find another restaurant by that time, we had to go with it.
Well, when they said "limited menu," they weren't kidding. We found one or two items we wanted to eat, but our guest had dietary restrictions and could only order the salad.
All of this said, the food we did have was fine. The service was a little slow because the place was crowded, and it certainly was loud.
We don't live in LA, but we love Patina and Café Pinot when we visit. Too bad we didn't get to try Kendall's.
Fine French style cuisine, with equally fine and attentive service.
The food was good. The staff was fairly attentive and seemed to want to please. The noise was such that my friend and I could not sit across from each other and hear each other. We had to move so that we could be closer to hear.