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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 | Tuesday - Sunday, 5PM - Close
2 Course Dinner $48

POWER LUNCH | In & our in an hour. EEnjoy your choice of one starter and entree for $25 on weekdays.

VALENTINE'S DAY - FEBRUARY 14 Treat that special someone to a Taste of Love in a chic Parisian atmosphere with romantic French classics by Chef Jean Pierre Bosc. Prix-Fixe Menu: Three-Course $66; Four-Course $78.
Menu subject to change; tax and gratuity addtl. RESERVE NOW

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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Treat that special someone to a Taste of Love in a chic Parisian atmosphere with romantic French classics by Chef Jean Pierre Bosc.

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Kendall’s Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.1

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4.1

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3.7

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (136)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Fun (21)
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Great for Brunch (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
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Casual (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
People Watching (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

We enjoy dining here when we attend a performance at the Music Center or the Disney Hall. The food is always wonderful and the service is great! It is so much easier to dine here and park once, rather than eat somewhere else and park twice. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience a always!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Fantastic food and incredible service...definitely a downtown gem of a restaurant for a reasonable price...very highly recommended

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

A first class restaurant, excellent food, very nice ambiance, good value. Amazingly good opportunity for people who have to be in the courthouse

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It's too bad a great restaurant doesn't live where this dead place takes up space. It is no better than anything that's been there - but that's no excuse. The venue has a prime location - beneath the Chandler, Taper and Ahmanson and a stone's throw from Disney. Theater and music center patrons deserve better. What they do - which is provide a pre-theater dinner - they do well. However, Kendall's is just a shade shy of being an embarrassment to downtown Los Angeles (arguably one of California's top cuisine centers) - good food but never great, dependable but never exciting, reliable but predictably leaving me wishing some restaurateur with imagination would move in. Yet, the restaurant has what few others in the area have: location. But it could have so much more!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We were attending a concert at Walt Disney Concert Centre and Kendalls was just the perfect place to dine with great attentive staff, prompt and delicious food and a short walk to the Centre. A sperfect evening.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

A perfect spot for dinner before a performance at the Music Center or Disney Hall. However, quite pricey for a quick, but nice, meal before concert. At $20 for a martini, it doesn't take much to get a bill well over $200 for two with no bottle of wine. Munu hasn't changed for years and needs an update. The entrees are over-priced, but quite good. If you're a frequent diner, you will get bored of the menu pretty quickly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

A foursome of us met for pre-concert dinner. The location was the main draw, but we were pleased with the ambiance and the service. The food was interesting, but two of us had problems with the saltiness, probably caused by an excess of capers. We made mild complaint to the wait staff, and were subsequently comped a tarte tatin which we happily shared. It's hard to balance the splendid cooking with the "oversalting", so I'm left slightly ambivalent. Will definitely go again despite my concerns, and will pay the inflated prices because of the service and the comfort.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Good service
Food was good yet not wow
Very convenient location for attending a LA Symphony Concert. We will definitely check it out again

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A friend and I decided at the last minute to dine here prior to Disney Hall event. Frankly, this is the only place that had any availability.
This location was virtually empty when we arrived. We were seated at a table that was extremely small, although there where various seat available. We choose to dine on various appetizers (onion tart, deviled egg and the rillet) the table was so small the plates frankly did not fit the table.
Service - lacking took forever to order second glasses of wine.
I felt the menu was limited and much of the food items flavored with myers lemon.
Pretty sure I would not return again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful New Year’s Eve
Pre show dinner here. We enjoyed their 5 course Pre fixed
Menu plus cocktails. Everything was beautifully prepared and scrumptious
We definitely
Will be back again for another special occasion
And isn’t everyday special

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good but I did ask for a HOT tea. What I got was luke warm water that didn't steep the tea. I asked for HOT water and they came back with luke warm water that didn't steep the tea. Tried again with a different person and finally got HOT water with a new tea bag that actually steeped the tea. The tea cost $5.00 which is pricey and should have been HOT from the beginning. I have paid MUCH less for HOT tea elsewhere. This is NOT the first fine restaurant who has served luke warm tea. So a word of advise, the water has to come to a BOIL in order for it to steep the tea properly. SIMPLE

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great for pre theater meal. Service is fast and food is very good. Location is perfect for any show in the Downtown LA area

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service with incredible food...best restaurant downtown..very underrated

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Dinner before the theatre. Got there around 6:15pm which should be enough time before the 8pm show. Service was slow but we felt we had enough time. At 7:30 the server asked about dessert and I ordered the apple tart with vanilla ice cream. At no time did he mention it had to be cooked and sort of special ordered which takes time. He just let me order it. At 7:50 with no dessert having arrived I asked for the check and said that I had to leave for the show. He said that I could come over after the show which I said ok. I decided to just pick up the dessert and take it home. I ended up throwing it away after a few days after forgetting about it being in the fridge and it probably not being as good as a fresh one.

I expected better service from a Patina branded restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I only go to Kendall's because it's at the music center and I can eat there and then walk to the theater. The food is good but for the price you pay the service and atmosphere should be better. I was literally still eating, had my fork in my hand and a busser came and cleared the entire table except my fork and plate. Everyone at the table was astonished. My friend said to me "weren't you still eating that" referring to the bread that the woman cleared. The woman snottily said "Uhh, I'll bring more." I told her not to bother. Then when my husband ordered desserts he asked for the check to come at the same time since we were going to a play. The server brought the dessert but not the check. We had to hunt him down to get the check so we wouldn't miss the beginning of the play. He said he was waiting for us to finish dessert and that is why he hadn't brought the check. We had finished dessert he was just busy giving everyone else their check, that is why we had asked for it in advance. As far as the atmosphere, when you are paying $14 for a drink, $16 for an appetizer size salad, $38 for an entree, and $12 for a dessert you expect more in every way - staff should be trained properly .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Kendall’s has upped their game. Excellent lunch. We will go back again soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Disappointed that your menu changed and the salmon was not as enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The renovated Kendall's is a mixed experience. The food is distinctly better, but the barn-like dining hall is off-putting.

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

Good food. Maybe needs more variety. Decent service (needed to move table for someone else in wheel chair but we had to move the table ourselves. No salt and pepper on table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very nice fixed menu for Christmas Eve. Good service.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

A lovely Christmas eve brunch was had by both my teenage daughter & myself. Their cuisine was delectable, with many tempting choices. Our reservation had our table promptly ready, their service was outstanding and the check was delivered as soon as we asked for it to make our show in plenty of time. We will be back again for certain!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We chose Kendalls from past great experience, but seating us at a table that felt more like a cheap cafe was a bit sad. Not even a table cloth on the laminate 2 top at the price point???
( I have had more glam seating at a Denny's LOL). My husband was sad to see the drop in ambiance and mentioned it within minutes.
We had made a reservation a month in advance stating it was a post theater dinner "date". Other than the seating, the service and food and drinks were pretty good, The French Onion soup was 5 star amazing, the polenta and short ribs not so much, lacking in any robust flavor after such a savory starter. They need to up that game. Cocktails were good, but a bit slow getting a second round, It was a busy pre holiday evening, but we were seated steps from the bar. Our servers were friendly, and everything was decked out for Christmas, so cheerful. I would just suggest that if you are there for a special occasion you request in writing a booth or one of the smaller dining areas with your reservation for the price.
I am in the hospitality biz, and its not going to break the bank to get simple linen service! Decor does matter as much as the food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food as phenomenal. The dining experience exceeded my expectations.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I’ve been coming since Kendall’s opened as part of the Pinot Group and their food and service have always been consistently very good. This is my first visit back in 3 months and they’ve updated their menus. Many of what the they had remains but with new preparations. And they’ve added many new items as well a couple of which I’ve not seen on a Menu in LA in many years. So very good.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Healthy, Quick Bite, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It was nice when we arrived but, over time, became too loud to hold a conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great, great service. I spilled a drink and the glass broke into my food. I felt terrible. They not only replaced my drink, but the full entree also. This happened quickly and at the busiest dinner time before the theater. Always eat here before the theater.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was excellent with a good balnce of offerings and the service was quick and efficent. What more could you want?

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was a great find! Excellent food and service and walking distance to all the theatres and Disney Music center

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food has improved wonderfully since last year at this time. Same menu (almost) but the quality of ingredients and the care of preparation is much, much better. It's a little pricey, but if you're going to a performance, it's an excellent choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were seated early, ordered barramundi & duck breast, both exceptional. Nice wine. Wonderful apple tart. Happy service. Quite loud!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Super food and terrific atmosphere,,,great proximity to Disney Concert Hall, Ahmanson and Broad!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service at Kendall's is always amazing. Sunday's lunch was very festive as the restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holiday. We never feel rushed. It is just a lovely restaurant to dine at for any reason.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent Coq Au Vin! Very tasty chicken and my friend's fish casserole dish was also very good. Prompt, efficient service for pre-concert dining.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great energy in this busy restaurant. They are good at getting food out in a timely manner for theater goers. Fun place, good service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Whenever I am fortunate enough to have tickets to a show at the Ahmanson, I always have my pre-theater dinner here. I have dined everywhere from the bar with my husband, to a two-top at a banquette, to a large table for a ladies’ night out. Even to the bartender, the service was friendly, attentive, professional, and prompt. The staff is used to serving a crowd anxious to be seated before the curtain rises.
The cocktail list is fun and creative, with a nice selection of wines, even by the glass. I have ordered the onion tart more than once as starter. If I had any restraint, I could make an entire meal out of that place one of their salads. But I can never omit the entree. Fortunately, my dining partners are regularly open to sharing, so I can indulge myself. The fries are addicting. And I am jonesing to try the French onion soup.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Fun little spot near the theaters in DTLA. Great Steak Tartare!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Everything was pretty much the usual excellence but then they put bacon on our vegetarian pizza and though the staff rectified it with grace not until after we had eaten our first meat in 35 years, not a pleasant memory.

I do not think we should promote or return there. The management should have at least comped the redone pizza.

Sincerely,
Barney and Sher

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Good food, as always and quickly served. A little crowded but we were able to make the concert on time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I took my kids (14 and 15 years old) for dessert, after our evening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The host and the server were very polite, welcoming, and attentive. Our waiter made great dessert recommendations. We enjoyed an Apple Tart al la mode, Orange Blossom Water Panna Cotta, and Floating Island. All were veery good. We have had dinner at Kendall's several times and really enjoyed the menu on those occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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