Kendall’s Brasserie

4.3
4735 reviews
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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.

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Thu - Sat 8:00PM - 11:00PM

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P
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

They were very good to keep our table open even though we were 15 minutes late. We still got the table we wanted. As usual, after a performance it was super-busy, so the waiter was efficient but harried. The food was excellent... the onion soup flavorful but not too salty as is often the case - and the tagliatelle was lightly creamy but not overly rich. Good wines on offer too, and fun people watching.

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L
Los Angeles
230 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a great place to eat because not only is the food good but it is close to Disney Hall, Chandler Pavillion and Mark Taper. It is always crowded and noisy but it is a good vibe. My risotto was exceptionally tasty due to the asparagus and green beans. My friend's beef short ribs was outstanding (so tender!) and I will have that next time. The floating island is a nice, light, although very sweet, dessert.

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S
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location when going to the Music Center or Disney Hall. Nice menu for a meal before or after a concert or play.

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LV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was served in a timely manor. Service was fine food was good

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R
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We went to Kendall’s Brasserie because it’s close to the Disney Hall.
We’ve been here in the past but I haven’t wanted to return in a long time.
The food is ok, nothing great. I had Skuna salmon covered with bread crumbs. The salmon had no flavor.
We won’t return again.

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LA
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Kendall's. My favorite is the grilled calamari.

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RD
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We came to this restaurant for the first time for a pre-performance dinner. Kendall's was lively and had a nice charm. The French bread and garlic calamari were delicious starters. The follow-up dishes - French onion soup, endive salad and skirt steak - were equally tasty and delivered promptly with good service.

The only disappointment was my attempt to order a glass of Carpano antica vermouth, which I had seen in a recent Yelp posting for this locale. The waitress claimed they didn't have it since it wasn't listed on the dinner menu, and she wouldn't check with the bar about vermouth availability. This seems odd since vermouth is a common ingredient for martinis and Manhattans.

We will likely return for another pre-performance dinner.

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n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

best waitress sylvaine ,fast ,polite, does not keep bothering asking questions and remember order perfectly ..even when you have a picky guest!

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TN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is great. But it seemed that they favored the regular customers over us, even though it was our anniversary.

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GG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this Place! The food seems to have gotten even better. It's a pre-theatre standard for us!

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RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the restaurant. Everything was delicious. The food was interesting and the way the bread is served is fun.

Service was excellent, and that was critical for us because we planned our dinner around going to a play at the Ahmanson. We will come back whenever we are downtown.

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PG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Waiter was very slow and it took 20+ minutes to get our wine served.

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m
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Quite. Below average service, but great salad and unfortunately runny, salty risotto.
We’ll give it another try though!!

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j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came in a bit early and were able to be seated immediately. A big plus for us. Unfortunately one in our party who is known for her antics, wanted to be seated at tables, we later learned were number 8 and 16. She had never dined in that particular room and since they were empty, thought this might be the time. Told they were reserved, she ranted a bit. The hostess was very good about the situation and kept a calm demeanor. Our food and drinks came out quickly. Although the drink this particular one wanted was not exactly how she had stated it was to be served. Mind you, as far as I know, she has never worked as an employee a day in her 60+ years. You look at life and things differently if you have been dependent on a job. Short ribs, steak frites, Salmon were the mains. The Salmon I thought was particularly good. I had one taste of another’s dinner. I was satisfied with the meal, and the one who’s antics were a bit over the top picked up the 3 bill check. Forgiveness has its place.

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T
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have dined at Kendall’s numerous times as we attend shows at the Music Center frequently and since Kendall’s is right there, we often opt to eat there. Last Sunday we had the Capitol oysters which were relatively tasteless. The onion tart was good, however it is made on a paper thin flaky dough so it was not enough to be considered a meal. The pate was delicious as was the vegetable mimosa salad. The service is good; the food comes out of the kitchen quickly. The prices are relatively high.

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G
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was quite good, although a little pricey... Normally the service is quite good, but this time we seemed to get a rather grouchy waiter. Nevertheless it is the most convenient best eating location prior to seeing something at the Music Center complex.

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SR
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner before going to the theater. Quick service and great food. The only down side is tight seating.

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PE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Have had better experiences in the past at Kendall’s but this time was not great. Steak was fatty and pasta boring. We were sat in the dark room and that’s not recommended. Took the fun out of it.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food ? Service was wonderful. It was my second time. Some patrons can be noisy but other than that it’s great

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B
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The room has the vibe of a Paris bistro and the menu is varied with delicious food. My crab cake benedict was wonderful and very filling. The only downside is that two of our party decided to order the loks and bagel again after having the last time we were here and the salmon was stringy. The waiter said that she had served the dish to several people and they loved it. So, hoping that it would be better, they ordered it. Well...the conclusion was that it was better than the last time, but still not great. While our waiter was very nice, I believe she either had too many tables or just wasn't doing a great job in conjunction with the other staff on the floor of watching our table as we constantly had to ask for water refills, additional items, etc. We do love eating here before a performance at the Ahmanson, but I think the restaurant could use a shot in the arm in terms of service.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful experience! Everything from the staff's demeanor over the phone , to the beautiful booth, to the level of service tableside, everything was top notch. I'm so glad we made Kendall's our choice for a wonderful Mother's Day brunch. My heartfelt thanks to the Kendall's team! I look forward to our next visit.

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f
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service very good, despite large noisy crowds.

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, from the service to the great food!

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AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, cocktails, and wine were all great! One of our party was hung up in traffic, but the staff was happy to seat us, take our cocktail and appetizer orders, and didn't make us feel at all pressured, even though the restaurant filled right up. I got some of the wonderful duck fat fries that came with my wife's moules frites; they are not to be missed! My salmon was excellent. We had a relaxed and delicious dinner, and then strolled to the Ahmansen for our play. Perfect!

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CH
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Convenient place to the concert hall, pretty ambiance
We went for lunch, so the menu was limited.
The four of us agreed the best was the pate and the
duck fat garlic fries.
The onion soup I had was also good.
The quiche and croque madame were just average,
the latter did not have rocquefort cheeese.

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TG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kendall’s is a great place to go preshow. They are quick but you don’t feel rushed. They have a great selection of small plates and full dinners as well as an extensive wine list

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great before the theater!! Very accommodating staff, even if we are a little late they are always great. I usually do call to give a 'heads up' if we have unusual traffic. Food is delicious, good quality and price. We will be returning!

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GM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I usually order the Nicoise salad. This time, it had only four skimpy pieces of tuna (less than two ounces total) and the other salad ingredients were in smaller portions than they've ever been before.

The server who takes your order isn't the same as the one who delivers it, and three times while we were sitting at our table servers tried to give us someone else's orders. The server got one order completely wrong (croque madame when she ordered a club sandwich).

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p
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We have been dining regularly at Kendall's Brasserie since it opened. We love the ambiance and the location is perfect for a pre-performance dinner. However, the quality of the cuisine and the service has steadily declined. For example, Saturday night's Beef Bourguignon consisted of fatty meat in a bland sauce with potatoes, onions and no other vegetables. The risotto at our previous dinner was similarly boring. In contrast, the French fries were so full of garlic that the smell lingered on the breath for the next 36 hours. The restaurant is very busy and it feels like the kitchen is just going through the motions to provide attractive but tasteless dishes. The servers are friendly and try to please, but the restaurant is understaffed for the pre-performance dinner rush. We will continue to dine there for convenience.

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RR
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Kendall's is a charming option when visiting the Music Center-Walt Disney Concert Hall-Broad-MOCA area. The typical brasserie menu is well-prepared and the service is conscientious and friendly. My only critique is their wine list is pretty boring. One would think French wines would predominate, but there are actually only a few. Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food Very friendly and cooperative server. 3849504243434445

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I
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

At first we were sat next to a large party. The noise level was like sitting in a baseball stadium. We couldn't hear ourselves talk. We asked to be moved which once done, made the experience much more pleasant.

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m
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We sat outside because I had my dog with me & they kinda forgot about us at first, then it was okay

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LM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Kendall's has good food, good service and is convenient to the theaters upstairs. Even though it's pretty much the only fine dining restaurant in walking distance to the theaters, it's still a good one. The noise level can get fairly loud, depending on where you're seating, but the ambiance is nice.

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MG
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely quick meal before an engagement at The Ahmanson. Our waitress was cordial and saw to our every need.
A member of our party arrived late and she was also able to be served in time for us to get to our event at the theatre. Thank you so much for always taking such good care of me and my guests!

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FT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointing. I love many of the Patina Group restaurants, but Kendall's fell short of the mark.

We arrived 10 minutes early for our 5:30 reservation, and, despite tables being available. the hostess made a point of telling us at check-in, that they were running to schedule and we would be seated at 5:30 - we then proceeded to watch walk-ins be seated immediately.

The table service was pleasant, the greeting service could be a little less snooty and a lot more mindful of guests with reservations! The food was not up to par either - flavorless and very unseasoned. The side of mac ' cheese, was watery, bland and soggy. The steake frites, lacked seasoning and while the fries were definitely crispy and dry, lacked seasoning (except for a few chunks of raw garlic) and the steak was very undercooked and underseasoned - bleeding all over the plate; most unappetizing.

Next time I am in the downtown area, I will choose somewhere else to spend my hard earned money.

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L
Los Angeles
230 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Not only are the food and drinks delicious it is a wonderful place to meet people. My friend and I always sit at the counter and talk to the people on either side of us. They tell us what they are eating and even offer to give us a taste! My friend had the beef bourginoin and loved it and my pork tenderloin was juicy and tender, and the accompanying lentils and curried apples were perfectly prepared. Dessert is ALWAYS floating island because it is light and not filling. We go here every time we attend a conference and we are already looking forward to our next dinner (and the concert, of course)!

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E
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The only reason to eat here is because it’s at the Music Center. Walking to the restaurant before or after the performance is easy. Food, service and atmosphere, all mediocre.

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S
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very convenient for a concert at Disney Hall and service was attentive and apeedy. The food was good and just what we wanted.

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C
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for three aging ladies after visiting The Broad Gallery. Delicious carrot ginger soup!!

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