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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 - WEDNESDAY 11:30AM-9:30PM
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
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
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 .
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barney and Sher
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.
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