Gather and celebrate Easter with friends and family at Kendall's Brasserie! Enjoy a Two-Course prix-fixe menu for $25 per person. A la carte menu available starting at 3PM.
Sunday, April 1, 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.
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 .
The Toulouse sausage was excellent and the Jodie’s chicken pate was the best I’ve tasted.
Delicious cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly service; our favorite spot to dine without feeling rushed, yet be out in time for concerts at Disney Hall.
Steak tartare was terrific and plentiful and the beet salad was very good.
Nice spot after theater. Food was good (steak and baramundi), but salmon was slightly undercooked and took awhile to get back. Service is OK.
This was a pre-concert meal - good as always. It's a great place to gather before Music Center events.
Always a good place to eat before an event at Dorothy Chandler center. We went before an opera, a Sunday lunch, had their Moules et Frites ( mussel & French fries). Really excellent. Best fries in town, delicious mussels. Good service & atmosphere. Will go back.
Lovely brunch on our way to see Candide at the opera. Very nice selection. Tasty food!
We were given a seat in The Boardroom section of the restaurant and it was very quiet and comfortable. Different than the front of the restaurant.
Our reservation was honored immediately, the staff was courteous, the service was quick and the food was great
Somewhat chaotic because busy before the showtimes for performances. We had a 12:30 reservation but had not been served entrees by 1:10. We did get out in time. Waiters were disorganized as to who had our table, order taken by manager.
I had mushroom soup and the avocado salad both were superb in both presentation and taste. My wife had onion soup and an endive salad both were outstanding. We shared the very unique "floating island" , a merengue floating in a scrumptious creme anglais and caramel sauce with sliced almonds, for dessert. We like to eat at Kendall's when we attend LA Opera performances and/or LA Philharmonic concerts. The staff is friendlly and attentive. Obviously the location is convenient to both venues so we never have to repark our car.
We noted that we were celebrating our 18th Anniversary on our Open Table reservation, and not a word was said in reception or during service at our table. The Malbec screw top half bottle was very mediocre for $40, mentioned it to the waiter, no response. We won't be back.
Fantastic Valentines Day dinner with awesome service and delicious food!!!
Very enjoyable post theater spot. Good drinks, good food and good service. We are regular customers.
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 has a varied menu suitable for all dietary needs and they are more than happy to accommodate requests as well. I have always felt I was well served and that my guests
were as well. Kendall's is my "go to restaurant" when I am at The Music Center. Thank you for always taking such good care of me.
Delicious food, prompt and friendly service.
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 new manager personally took an interest and it showed in the service. Everything was on time and we made it to the opera with sufficient time to spare. I will be back!
A small but sound menu. Nice wines by the glass. Great place for pre-concert or theater dinner.