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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 - FRIDAY 11:30AM-8PM
SATURDAY - SUNDAY 10:30AM-8PM
HAPPY HOUR I Tues-Fri, 2PM-6PM
Bar open for one hour after dinner service closes
PASSPORT TO FRANCE | Tues-Sun, 5PM - Close
2 Course Dinner $48
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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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 .
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