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
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.
Kendall's is our go to restaurant for pre concert dining. Never disappointed in the short ribs or service.
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.
service was professional friendly and excellent. We were finished on time for our concert. My guests were very impressed as was I. Thanks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Duck roast was totally tasteless
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.
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.
Consistently good We haven’t been here for a couple of years and we’re sorry we didn’t return sooner
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.
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.
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.
We had a horrible meal and very poor service.
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.
Delicious brunch before the ballet!
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.
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.
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.
Idea place to eat before going to a performance at the Music Center
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.
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
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.
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.
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
The food was better than in the past and wait staff were fine. It was certainly very
convenient before attending the opera.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We went pre theater. The service, food and drinks were fantastic.
Always reliable before Opera/Theater. Food is very good...
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"!
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.
Food and service are good, but menu needs some newer options and choices.
Too expensive for what they deliver
54$ for 1/2 bottle mediocre red American wine???
Ideal location for theatre, adjacent to DChandler Pavilion. Personnel friendly and professional. Efficient delivery of drinks, food. Pretty interior. Convenient .