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Kendall’s Brasserie

4.2
4123 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, European
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Hours of operation
MONDAY 11:30AM-2:30PM
TUESDAY - FRIDAY 11:30AM-8PM
SATURDAY - SUNDAY 10:30AM-8PM

HAPPY HOUR I Tues-Fri, 3PM-5PM
Bar open for one hour after dinner service closes

PASSPORT TO FRANCE | Tues-Sun, 5PM - Close
2 Course Dinner $48

MOTHER'S DAY | TREAT MOM ON HER SPECIAL DAY
Sunday, May 13, 10:30AM-3PM
Celebrate with a Mimosa for Mom! Treat Mom on her special day at Kendall's Brasserie, where all Moms will receive a complimentary Mimosa with brunch. Indulge in delicious French fare and sip on our Mother's Day specialty cocktail, Belle Mère. A la carte menu available at 3PM. RESERVE NOW

Menu subject to change; does not include beverage. Price excludes tax and gratuity.

**April hours subject to change based on performance schedule**
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Phone number
(213) 972-7322
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jean-Pierre Bosc
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Private party facilities
Celebrate your next private event at Kendall's Brasserie. Sip, indulge and revel with a modern, artistic and vibrant take on the traditional French brasserie cuisine curated by Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc. Kendall's Brasserie provides a chic private dining room as well as a Parisian-inspired atmosphere perfect for any occasion.
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Private party contact
Victoria Frazier-Kirchhoff: (213) 972-3028
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
First St. & Grand Ave.
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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.
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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

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate with a Mimosa for Mom! Treat Mom on her special day at Kendall’s Brasserie, where all Moms will receive a complimentary Mimosa with brunch. Indulge in delicious French fare and sip on our Mother’s Day specialty cocktail, Belle Mère. A la carte menu available at 3PM.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 4123 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We have eaten at Kendall's many times over the years, and have always enjoyed it. This time it seemed like the quality had really gone down hill. The oysters were small and fishy tasting. The bread was a bit stale. The chicken entree (which used to be one of their signature dishes) was very average, and kind of dry. At $30 for a chicken dish it was a major disspointment.
And the bar no longer has Chimay on draft, they swapped it out for some new hip and lame draft beer.
All in all we will not be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Kendall's is our go to restaurant for pre concert dining. Never disappointed in the short ribs or service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Delicious dinner, friendly and gracious service—as usual a good DTLA pick for dinner before an LA Philharmonic concert at Disney Hall. We celebrated our friends’ 20th anniversary too, so now they are hooked.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

service was professional friendly and excellent. We were finished on time for our concert. My guests were very impressed as was I. Thanks

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Well meaning but needs some polish. Drinks order took far too long. I would have thought stale French bread in a French brasserie would be impossible, but it happened. Wrong cutlery for main courses. $13 for four half deviled eggs (food cost is less than $2). Overall it’s a good choice for pre-theater but they need to focus on the details.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The hamburgers were cooked to perfection--medium rare--and the Cobb salad was well received except for too much bleu cheese. Some people are just sooo picky aren't they? It was easy enough to separate from the rest of the salad so it really wasn't a BIG problem. The wait staff was delightfu land kept our drinks refilled without having to wait, perishing from thirst.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The menu was fair it could have been better. The easter brunch menu needs to be updated. Overall the only thing good about food was the salad.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We took a friend to the Easter Brunch and it was very good food, fresh and tasty and the service could not have been better. We had a great time.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This is a regular haunt for us before theater of symphony - Chris the bartender knows what we normally order and gets it to us quickly. I've loved the French Onion soup in the past, but this time they used a different cheese, which isn't as gooey, and doesn't taste as good, so I took off a star for the food. Otherwise, a great place for before-theater noshes and drinks.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Duck roast was totally tasteless

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The service at the Sunday brunch was slow but friendly. Although I do not like salmon, I ordered the poached salmon as an attempt to eat something healthy. Imagine my surprise when I devoured the entree. And of course, the chocolate fondant was to die for.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very good lunch before the Opera, always great service. The Moules et Frites are outstanding , the burger was good not great. The charcuterie plate is excellent & large. Always something good to choose on the menu.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Consistently good We haven’t been here for a couple of years and we’re sorry we didn’t return sooner

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went with my 87 year old mother-in-law and family. Disappointed that the hostess first led us to a small basic dining room with wooden tables. After requesting an open booth that we had just walked by in the main dining area, we were seated in that much nicer spot. When we make a reservation at a "nice" restaurant with Open Table, we expect special. It was, but it might not have been.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised with the indoor ambiance of this restaurant. Seemed like there were many courthouse professionals there at lunchtime, whicade for great people watching. The food was great as well!
The only bummer was the parking...of course.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was excellent (leek quiche). The wine was supposed to be 2010 Medoc. We were charged for that. Could not be sure of the vintage. The bouquet and palate were nothing special. The portion was ~ 2 oz per person. 2Quiche +4oz (2 glasses) of sopposedly Medoc 2010 came to $97, which was excessive.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a horrible meal and very poor service.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Pre-ballet dining.... great food, friendly service.... but had to seek out every step of it.... had to seek out and ask for our server to order... same thing to refresh beverages and same thing for to request boxes and dessert 🙄... but other than that (thank goodness we gave ourselves plenty of time before the show) it really was great!!! Excellent people watching. Delectable steak frites.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Delicious brunch before the ballet!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Make sure that you budget enough time before going to a concert nearby. Then you can really enjoy the sumptuous foods at Kendall's. We usually have lunch here before the LA Phil Saturday matinee concert. The delicious lunch adds to the complete experience of very enjoyable Saturday afternoons.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was not very good. The tartare was chopped too rough so that I had to chew the meat chunks to swallow. The meat was not trimmed well leaving two fat strings, one two inches long, that were unchewable and caught in my teeth, and the flavor was bland, maybe lacking enough mustard. I was bored before I finished it. The nicoise salad ingredients also lacked flavor and the salad appeared thrown into the plate, instead of composed. The tuna was unpleasantly bland. The egg was missing from one of the two we ordered. The potatoes were hard little pellets with the skin on with almost no flavor, instead of the classic flavorful slices in a standard nicoise. We knew the differences, and so should the kitchen. The service was great, but we'll try elsewhere next time.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

At a Thursday night, we were surprised that they only offer a limited supper menu without telling us before seat. The waiter was unprepared when I asked for his recommendation on menu. Forgot our silverware after serving food. The dishes were way overpriced. $12 for 4 halves mediocre deviled egg, $25 for a oily veg pasta, $38 for a chewy flat iron steak. Not that I didn't want French dishes on our table, but their supper was that limited.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Idea place to eat before going to a performance at the Music Center

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful meal, made more so by our accommodating hostess who when told my husband was hard of hearing took us to a quiet corner table.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Look, everyone knows this is a reliable, convenient place for before or after theater, symphony. Food is very good, if not great, and the servers understand their audience .... literally

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The service was amazing and the food and wine were very good. We've gone here for years after the ballet and it just seems to get better. It is a little pricey but worth it for the convenience to the Music Center.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The problem with the food as experienced twice in one week at Kendall's is the
heavy hand in oil....food very greasy and is evident on the plate. Swimming in oil.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

After visiting The Broad Musuem to get a bite. We ended up staying 3 hours tasting amazing food and wine. Outstanding ambience. Takes you somewhere in Europe

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was better than in the past and wait staff were fine. It was certainly very

convenient before attending the opera.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Kendalls has an ideal location but the food is really disappointing -- bland and quite ordinary at best. I guess they just rely on the convenience of the location to bring in customers.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Whenever we attend Music Center or DCH we make a Rez here. Is the food good ? Average. Is it beautiful? Average. Is the service good? Excellent! Is it convenient? Excellent!
I don’t go here for amazing cuisine; there’s definitely plenty of that in DTLA. But a better location, better service you’d be hard pressed to find. We will return again and again. Make a Rez....this place gets super busy!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

theonlygameintown
Basically the only restaurant near the Music Center. Food, service and ambience is good but not great. A little on the pricey side, especially the wine-by-the-glass. Still worth it for the convenience.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

For years they served a wonderful steak with sauce. Spinach, a tomato & rice were included. Fries were served on the side. They changed this offering fries cooked in duck fat, no spinach, no tomato, no rice. I asked to substitute the fries with vegetables, because I didn't want fries at all, certainly not fried in duck fat! I received only the steak & vegetables. We were very disappointed. This is not the fault of the staff - in fact the waiter & hostess were very nice & very good at their jobs. Seems to me that the wizards making these decisions, exercised very poor judgement on this one. If the original dinner is not brought back, we'll be looking for another restaurant to dine in before going to the theater.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We went pre theater. The service, food and drinks were fantastic.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Always reliable before Opera/Theater. Food is very good...

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The evening was saved by the efficiency and attentiveness of the wait staff, who got us served and fed with plenty of time to make our Disney Hall concert. However, our RESERVED table wasn't ready till about 8 minutes late! Kendall's, don't take the reservation if you can't have the table ready on time! I would have used those 8 minutes for a more relaxing meal, maybe even have spent more money there on a cocktail or a coffee. It would also have been nice if the hostess(es) had explained why the table wasn't ready, rather than just telling us "Give us a minute [or 10!] while we get your table ready"!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Kendall’s is a classy, beautiful restaurant, but never stuffy. Very lively with Music Center and Disney Hall goers. Dishes are well-prepared but not noteworthy. Oysters are always excellent, as are the wines. The service is top-notch.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food and service are good, but menu needs some newer options and choices.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Too expensive for what they deliver
54$ for 1/2 bottle mediocre red American wine???

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Ideal location for theatre, adjacent to DChandler Pavilion. Personnel friendly and professional. Efficient delivery of drinks, food. Pretty interior. Convenient .

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