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Kendall’s Brasserie

4.3
4153 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
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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 OPEN 11:30AM
SATURDAY - SUNDAY OPEN 10:30AM
Kendall's Brasserie is open one hour post-performance at The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

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
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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
What 4153 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
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3.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

I have been going to Kendall's for a couple of years. Prior to this occasion I had only sat at the bar to grab Happy Hour or to get a quick bite before going to a show at the Music Center. This time I took my girlfriend out for her birthday dinner before going to see Soft Power. Due to the occasion I made the reservation for the dining area. I had never really paid much attention to the dining room being that I historically sat at the bar. I was quite disappointed with the feel of the dining area overall. It had the ambiance of a cafeteria or Las Vegas style buffet dining room. We were crammed into a table for two with other couples just inches away. There was no feeling of intimacy as I'm sure the couples on either side of us could easy hear our conversation as I could all too easily hear theirs.

Then there was the food. I typically order the steak tartar as it is one of my favorite dishes. This occasion was no different for me. As always it was perfectly delicious. On the other hand, my girlfriend ordered the risotto. It was highly disappointing. The flavor and the texture was as if a can of creamed corn was heated up and put on a plate with some shrimp.

Now, let's get to the service. It took over twenty minutes for someone to clear our dishes. Which left us conversing over those dishes. I understand that the place was busy but the bus boy as well as our waiter passed by several times without giving it any attention.

When I made the reservation on Open Table I checked the box indicating that this was to be a birthday occasion. Sadly, I don't feel there was any effort made by any of the staff to make this a special dinner. This will be my first and last time sitting in the dining room of this establishment. In fact, if it weren't' for the close proximity to the Music Center I doubt I would ever dine there again for any reason.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Birthday dinner with my best friend and had a wonderful evening!

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

I would not recommend Kendalls to anyone . We did not have a good experience

I will not return there.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We were seated promptly and the service was quick, efficient, friendly and professional. The food at Kendall's is always delicious and well prepared. We got our check at the end of the meal - paid the bill - and easily made our 6:30 PM pre-concert interview at the Disney Hall.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Quite a lot has changed since the last time we were there. It's crowded. It's noisy. The menu has changed for the worse. The food quality is lower. Altogether a disappointment

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent and the service was first rate. This restaurant continues to be our "go to" destination for pre or post theatre dinning.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It makes an afternoon event at The Music Center that much more special. It is our second time here. The only thing that would make it better is escargot and eclairs on the menu!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Service was great the manager was amazing she was polite and gave us a special desert for my birthday
Loved it

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We occasionally dine at Kendall's before seeing a performance at one of the Music Center theaters; its location is hard to beat on those occasions. As has been the case at previous visits, we enjoyed our dinner, didn't feel rushed, and got to the Ahmanson Theatre in plenty of time for the 8 p.m. start time of "Soft Power," the show we saw there that night. (Which incidentally, we LOVED!)

My wife and I were both disappointed that Coq au Vin, which we both happen to really like, was no longer on the menu. Even so, we were quite pleased with our entrees; my wife had poached salmon, I had roasted duck breast. The service was first-rate. The only negative I can point to is that the area of the restaurant where we sat is really quite noisy, making it somewhat difficult to converse (but not impossible) with our dinner guests.

Prices are a bit steep, but that's expectable given the location.

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food was good as always.
Unfortunately, the service is back to being mediocre and inattentive. We sat for 30 minutes waiting for cocktails. Then they brought appetizers, salad and main course within a few minutes of each.
It’s basically a gamble to come here and expect to eat a relaxing dinner prior to the opera no matter how early you arrive. We arrived 2 hours early then waited for service only to then having to rush the meal to make the curtain time. Why can’t they get their act together?

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Opera performance

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Kendall's is an easy choice when attending a performance at the Ahmanson, Mark Taper or Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It allows you to park early, has predictably good food, and is an easy walk to all three venues and Disney Hall, across the street. The menu changed recently and while there was nothing wrong with the previous menu, this was a change for the better. The new onion tart was a wonderful compliment to the salad and the shrimp risotto was a delicious entree. Service was excellent and our waiter fully understood the importance of being done in time to get to the theater. If you haven't been there in a while, go again and enjoy something new.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

My friend and I met for dinner before the Master Chorale concert at the Disney. We were seated promptly, service was quick, food delicious. I will have to say it was too noisy, but at our table for two, conversation was OK.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Love this place! Been coming for years. Try the calamari it is amazing!!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Taste of France prix fixe menu is a treasure. It provides the same outstanding platings as the ala carte menu but for a more reasonable price. I would highly recommend the Caesar Salad, the Brasserie Salad, the French Onion soup, the chicken pate, the poached salmon, the brazed short rib. Cappuccino, espresso, and just plain coffee are all great. The wine cellar is exceptional. The Scotch selections are great and the Port choices are outstanding.

All of this is enhanced by a truly attentive and professional wait staff. Their willingness to press the chefs for alternatives to pasta, rice, potatoes and polenta to accommodate low carb diets is refreshing. The willingness of the kitchen to provide delicious alternatives is quite a treat.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We stopped at the bar to chat with a friend and then just decided to eat there as the Charming bartender was so much fun and very attentive...

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Service is great, especially for theatre goers. Walking distance from the Ahmanson, music center, etc. Menu is somewhat pricey. But location is unbeatable for theatre crowd. Reservations are a must for regular theatre runs but not necessarily for weekend previews. Plenty of seating for parties of 2.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great preshow dining!

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Good food, very good service. A good place to have dinner before a concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall or the Music Center.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Wonderful pre-concert or theatre venue with interesting and delectable food. I love their mussels and their interesting salads. Wine choices are also wonderful.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I love Kendall's. I have been going there regularly in the last 10 years! The only thing I don't like is the corkage fee. They put this fee the last year I believe. Get rid of it and you will be more popular.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We always go here after the Music Center and it never disappoints. Food is always top notch and service just as good. They never rush if you just want to linger. Love Kendall's!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We were running late. The server was outstanding . Got our good out quickly and was knowledgeable about what he recommended for both of us.. he was.kidad patient. The good was rather tasteless.. we both ordered egg dishes. I am a vegetarian so I ordered.the only egg fish without any meat or fish. Which was Ok but certainly nothing to write home about.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food and atmosphere were amazing. The waiter forgot about us even though he knew we had a show to see. I had to get up and find him. I’ll always go back to Kendall’s. And have never had an issue w service before. Maybe it was an off night.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Going to the the concert with my dad and brother.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Our waitperson (female, red head...so, sorry cant remember name!) was WONDERFUL! Attentive to our needs; very attentive. Pleasant and helpful.
She makes the restaurant fabulous in its service and style.
Our waitperson (female, red head...so, sorry cant remember name!) was WONDERFUL! Attentive to our needs; very attentive. Pleasant and helpful.
She makes the restaurant fabulous in its service and style.
Our waitperson (female, red head...so, sorry cant remember name!) was WONDERFUL! Attentive to our needs; very attentive. Pleasant and helpful.
She makes the restaurant fabulous in its service and style.
Our waitperson (female, red head...so, sorry cant remember name!) was WONDERFUL! Attentive to our needs; very attentive. Pleasant and helpful.
She makes the restaurant fabulous in its service and style.

Our waitperson (female, red head...so, sorry cant remember name!) was WONDERFUL! Attentive to our needs; very attentive. Pleasant and helpful.
She makes the restaurant fabulous in its service and style.Our waitperson (female, red head...so, sorry cant remember name!) was WONDERFUL! Attentive to our needs; very attentive. Pleasant and helpful.
She makes the restaurant fabulous in its service and style.Our waitperson (female, red head...so, sorry cant remember name!) was WONDERFUL! Attentive to our needs; very attentive. Pleasant and helpful.
She makes the restaurant fabulous in its service and style.Our waitperson (female, red head...so, sorry cant remember name!) was WONDERFUL! Attentive to our needs; very attentive. Pleasant and helpful.
She makes the restaurant fabulous in its service and style.Our waitperson (female, red head...so, sorry cant remember name!) was WONDERFUL! Attentive to our needs; very attentive. Pleasant and helpful.
She makes the restaurant fabulous in its service and style.Our waitperson (female, red head...so, sorry cant remember name!) was WONDERFUL! Attentive to
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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

They did not have our Open Table reservation so you can imagine my concern. Luckily, they weren’t busy but something went wrong on your end.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We have dined at Kendalls before and this was our best experience. We were seated in the private dining room and due to it's small size the noise level was much better. We had a 5:30 seating as we were going to the symphony later. Our waiter started by asking about our time constraint and made sure we were served accordingly. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. Strong kudos to our server whose name, I believe, was Alfred or Albert. We will return.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

With the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion all torn up during construction Kendall's is a godsend. The food and service were great. Glad we were there early because the place was packed 30 minutes later. I don't know why the theatre doesn't give everyone a heads up when you are going there for a performance that the other restaurant venue's are closed.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The perfect pre-theater spot! For a light bite, an excellent meal or cocktails, this restaurant is a wonderful combination of them all. We go here often before shows at the Music Center and although you can't beat the convenience of Kendall's location, it's the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff that will keep you coming back.

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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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