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Kendall's Brasserie

4.1
4.1
1166 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Located in DTLA on Grand Avenue at The Music Center, Kendall’s is a modern take on a classic French Brasserie. Guests are invited to dine al fresco on the patio, with an inventive cocktail at a modern bar, or over a meal in a light, expressive interior. With a focus on local ingredients, the menu reenergizes classic French dishes like Braised Short Rib and Salmon Buerre Blanc with a touch of “je ne sais quoi”.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (213) 972-7322
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Kendall's is on Grand Avenue at The Music Center.
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • LA Phil SoundBites Dinner

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy an epic pre-show dinner at Kendall's for $85pp Half Caesar Salad 9.0 Aged Parmesan, Shallot, Herb Croutons, House made Caesar Dressing Shrimp and Soppressata Skewers 12.0 Three Shrimp Skewers, Soppressata, White Anchovies, Cornichons Pickle, Cajun Spice, Cocktail Sauce, Lemon Dirty Fries 10.0 Cajun Spiced Fries, Gruyere Cheese Fondue, Ketchup, Dijonnaise Balsamic Glazed Brussles 8.0 Apricots, Laura Chanel Goat Cheese Cheese Board 14.0 Chef’s Selection of Three Artisinal Cheeses, Seasonal Accompaniments Mussels Frites 10.0 Half Order of White Wine and Garlic Mussles with Fries Macaroons 2.5 Strawberry, Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Single Scoop Gelato 4.0
    LA Phil SoundBites Dinner Photo

What 1,166 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,166 Reviews
  1. char

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Good for drinks and a snack because of location ...

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  2. JudyC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, salmon and short rib entrées. Very delectable Caesar salad, and chocolate mousse cake with raspberry.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine before going to Ahmanson. Lovely ambiance. Prices are high but it’s worth it for a treat every now and then!

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  4. DIROD

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy and prompt seating, service was excellent, and I especially liked the mussels appetizer. The waiter took care of us and had a nice sense of humor.

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  5. Jeanette

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Service always fantastic. Love the lighter decor. Food is good and always enhances the overall theater experience. Reliably good.

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  6. RobinA

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so delicious there. I highly recommend eating there. If you’re going to the theater, there’s nothing that could be more convenient to go to.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The go-to place for great pre-theatre dinner and drinks!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Need to improve quality of food chicken was dry and salad overdressed

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  9. betseyp

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you are going to the Ahmanson or the Dorothy Chandler, this is the place to eat. You can't beat the convenience to the theaters.

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  10. LizzyC

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kendall’s is a great choice when you are pressed for time before a concert. The food is good and the service friendly and quick. It is quiet enough to have a conversation.

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  11. DonnaS

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good place to eat before of after the theatre or Philharmonic as they always get you out on time. Good menu choices, service, the atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing, and the food is consistently good.

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  12. BunnyC

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I really miss the roast chicken that they used to serve. The mussels were delicious. The martini was terrible. They watered it down too much. The french fries were great !

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  13. BriceH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Potato leek soup was almost tasteless a real disappointment Salmon was very good Service was excellent

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  14. PhilipD

    Berkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We found the decor like an IHOP, or Howard Johnson's. The menu was overpriced and inappropriate for a pre-theater meal. Very, very disappointing. The staff and the service were fine, but otherwise an establishment to be missed entirely.

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  15. Curtis

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the CAJUN PASTA and expected it to be spicy, but it was not. I found it to be rather bland and felt like they leaned on the spicy sausage too much to give it the "kick." Although, my wife ordered the CLAM AND MUSSEL LINGUINE, which I thought had a nice subtle, but striking taste. Overall, I was expecting a bit more flavor for my money.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance but the food wasn’t tasty. It was clearly mass produced (our plates were ready less than 10 minutes after ordering), and it was dry.

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  17. nucsdoc

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The cuisine, although tasty, was way too salty. Seniors often have to limit salt intake. This restaurant wouldn't be good for salt-limited individuals.

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  18. WesTom

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every respect - Food, Service, Ambiance. Parking was the only problem. Cones in the street on Grand messed everything up until later in the evening.

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  19. Bill

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Consistently great food and a good place to go before an event at the Music Center. Biggest gripe is the new un-padded seats.

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  20. Pamster

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced for their menu offerings and food and drink. Food is mediocre at best. Service was great. They have a captive audience as there are not many options within comfortable walking distances of the music center. For a French brassiere they have a lot of Cajun options, makes you wonder if they share the same kitchen as the other restaurant on the plaza. They ruined the ambiance with the remodel. Every time I go there I say I won’t go back.!

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  21. SusanP

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal. Wonderful server, whose name I have forgotten — sorry. Getting harder to hear because of the background noise. But will return.

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  22. Alphazulu

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were promptly seated, and the waitress greeted us and was very friendly. However, after ordering, we rarely saw her again. There were periods of up to 15 to 20 minutes where she never came around, and when she did, it was because we had the busboy call her over. We saw her at the end of the dining room, tending to other people, but she rarely came up to check on us. On one of those rare times that she did, my wife ordered another glass of wine, but she never brought it. In cases like this, where we are subject to a mandatory gratuity of 20%, it feels very unfair that she should receive such a large sum for hardly spending more than one or two minutes with us during our total time there. It's regrettable that this happened and has left a negative impression of Kendall’s Brasserie.

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  23. KrisB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Proximity to the Music Center. Quiet and the food is excellent although a little pricey.

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  24. KatieS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Absolutely terrible. Wine list is incredibly diminished and not the same as online. TERRIBLE compared to what it used to be.

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  25. 2dine4

    Los Angeles

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit. I experienced a nice Saturday brunch in a modern, relaxed restaurant with 3 other people. I ordered the Scramble and a hot tea. It was a filling meal. The server was attentive and friendly.

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  26. Local

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been patrons of Kendalls for many years. Sometimes it has been better than other times. Right now is a good time to go. All our dishes were excellent, the server really cared, and the bar made our cocktails just the way we like them.

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  27. Richard

    Orange County

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server Paige was fantastic. Food was good not outstanding. And the prices on wine are outrageous.

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  28. PamelaB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Loaded fries were not good, our guests barely touch them. Glass of Prosecco was half full when served, poor selection of beer options. Not worth the price in general. Ambience and proximity to music plaza saved the day.

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  29. Chowda

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I have dined at Kendells Bistro countless times before going to events and ALWAYS loved it. Clearly, this is not the same KB I remember. The warmth of the old bistro is long gone. The menu is rather limited, considering it's a french bistro. No specials. No delicious french bread and butter. No wonderful house wine. Sadly, no Joachim Splichal (a victim of the pandemic???). So, the food.... We ordered mussels to start, and they were good. The bread was almost average, but not great, and we had to ask for it. I ordered a salad with grilled salmon and my daughter ordered onion soup and french fries. The fries were excellent. The soup was full of bread. I sent back the salad because it was drenched in a flavorless creamy dressing. It came back with almost the same amount of dressing. The salmon was fishy and over cooked. It looked like it had been cooked in the morning. I ate the beets and walnuts on my salad. My server was so rushed (and maybe embarrassed) that she didn't come back to check or say anything upon dropping the ridiculously high check. We did have 2 glasses of wine each. With tip, this mediocre dinner was $200. So disappointing. I will never go back to a place I have loved in downtown. They should change the name so that guests are not disappointed. I clearly was disappointed- next time I will go to chinatown.

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  30. DesertCapeEscape

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been going here for dinner for decades. Very easy to go to the symphony, theater and ballet. Good menu. Easy.

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  31. holidaydoll

    Los Angeles

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Quick bites & drinks before the show.

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  32. terry

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I miss the old kendalls where it actually had a brasserie feel

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fantastic dinner! The seafood was perfectly cooked as was the Steak Frites! Highly recommend the mussel appetizer! Was a delightful dinner pre theater!

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  34. DEBlonde

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It's our go to restaurant for post almost any show at the DTLA Music Center. Angel, our server, went out of his way to accommodate our requests from seating to extreme allergies & menu selections. It capped off a lovely outing!

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  35. Cabmonger

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Kendall's is always a satisfying, easy, well-prepared stop for pre- or post-theater dining when at The Music Center. Attentive and prompt staff, a variety of menu choices for light or larger appetites, generous portions, good bar options. Thanks!

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  36. millinews

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I noted in making my reservation that I was deathly allergic to tree nuts and shellfish. Reservation was made a few weeks before. When we got there they said there was nothing they could serve me because their kitchen had lots of cross contamination. They suggested I try two other restaurants. At 6pm on a Friday night with an 8pm concert it would be impossible to eat somewhere else. I kept asking them why they didn’t notify me of the problem when they got the reservation and they said, they should have. Ate there a few months before and had the steak frites. Didn’t have this issue then. Very disappointed in Kendall’s.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service, David was very attentive. Need more food options.

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  38. BrianP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is always five star they go the extra mile and anticipate your needs and they’re extremely sensitive to time since they’re so close to the theaters. They know the importance of getting you to your show on time.

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  39. Elizabeth

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Danielle was super! Made us feel very welcome. Very friendly and attentive & we felt we were in good hands. It was rainy that evening and it was very cozy & comforting in the restaurant. Loved our French onion soup and truffle fries & cocktails were delicious.

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  40. KNuri

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I did not have tickets for a Music Centre performance. Kendall's provided an excellent place to meet with a colleague for an early dinner. Parking is easily accessible and inexpensive. Returning to our cars in the dark was safe and easy. The food is diverse and delicious; traditional and innovative. The service is excellent. Thank you Kendall's

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Kendall's Brasserie is rated 4.1 stars by 1166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kendall's Brasserie

135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kendall's is on Grand Avenue at The Music Center.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
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