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Kendall’s Brasserie - Temporarily Closed

4.1
4.1
5193 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

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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  • As a result of the Covid-19 developments, we have decided to close until further notice.

    We will miss serving you but are confident our doors will reopen soon. From all of us, we wish you and your families good health.

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    What 5,193 people are saying

    Overall ratings and reviews

    4.1
    4.1 based on all time ratings
    • 4.1Food
    • 4.1Service
    • 4.1Ambience
    • 3.8Value

    NoiseModerate

    90% of people would recommend it to a friend

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    1. C

      Cherie

      Los Angeles

      13 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      13 reviews

      Dined on March 8, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The pear martinis are worth a detour! My favorite place for before and after concerts and theater.

    2. JU

      JosetteU

      Orange County

      5 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on March 8, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Excellent location close to the Ahmanson and the food was excellent and so was the service.

    3. N

      Norm

      Los Angeles

      7 reviews

      5.0

      7 reviews

      Dined on March 8, 2020

      overall5food5service4ambience4

      If you are going to theater at the Music Complex, and you want a really good dinner, then Kendall's is a good place, provided that you know that it's not cheap. It's noisy even if you try to eat in the most quiet place. Given all that, and just expect it. The service I had was very good. Food delivery was prompt, the service was attentive and knowledgeable, knew that we were theatergoers, and acted as they should. The food, though expensive, was really good, and they served nice sized portions. Certainly a restaurant to consider when you go to the theater

    4. p

      piper

      Los Angeles

      12 reviews

      5.0

      12 reviews

      Dined on March 8, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Food was amazing. Service great.... We had reservations for the theater - parked once, dinner and a show. It was perfect. Apple Tart was fantastic.

    5. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Tasmania

      4 reviews

      3.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on March 7, 2020

      overall3food2service2ambience3

      Overpriced. Salad lacking in flavor. Server never refilled water glasses. French onion soup mediocre - nothing special for the price. Seated very close to other patrons when there were plenty of open tables. So close we could not hear our own conversation. Meh. Not worth it.

    6. d

      divingdp

      Los Angeles

      15 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      15 reviews

      Dined on March 7, 2020

      overall4food4service5ambience2

      Not a really deep menu and limited vegetarian options but what we did have was wonderful. Especially loved the bread! Service was superior. Very attentive. Friday night pre-theater was quite noisy but overall a very pleasant experience which I'm sure we'll repeat.

    7. SR

      SheriR

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on March 7, 2020

      overall4food4service4ambience4

      Very nice location if you are going to the theater. The food was nicely presented and delicious.

    8. i

      indstrl

      Los Angeles

      14 reviews

      2.0

      14 reviews

      Dined on March 6, 2020

      overall2food2service2ambience4

      The only thing going for it is the close proximity to the music center. Lackluster renditions of French dishes accompanied with poor service (don’t you train the staff in the basics??

    9. b

      beverlyj

      Los Angeles

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on March 6, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Loved the mushroom risotto. Service was excellent. We will definitely make Kendall's our "to go" dining spot when at the Music Center.

    10. SD

      SingleDiner

      Los Angeles

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on March 6, 2020

      overall5food5service4ambience5

      Menu is always interesting. Great cocktails. Lovely outdoor dining

    11. R

      Roxy

      Los Angeles

      3 reviews

      4.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on March 6, 2020

      overall4food5service4ambience5

      It is a convenient restaurant to dine at if you are visiting the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion or the Ahmanson. The service is usually really good. Sometimes it takes a bit to get the waiter's attention but once they have it they are on point. The food has always been a pleasure to have. There isn't anything I have ordered that was not palatable.

    12. WL

      WineLover

      Los Angeles

      90 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      90 reviews

      Dined on March 6, 2020

      overall4food4service4ambience4

      We had been here many times when going to the opera or to a play, but we had very bad service here a couple years ago, and did not return until last Thursday night. The food was quite good as was the service. Kendall's is very convenient when going to the Opera as it is just below the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Kendall's has a pretty good selection of wines by the glass. We arrived very early (~5:00 PM) and the restaurant was quiet, but by the time we left it was quite noisy.

    13. DA

      DouglasA

      1 review

      3.0

      1 review

      Dined on March 5, 2020

      overall3food3service5ambience2

      Over priced, great service. Perfect location for dinner and show.

    14. J

      Jack

      Central Coast

      4 reviews

      4.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on March 5, 2020

      overall4food4service4ambience3

      My steak was a bit. tough. The noise level was very bothersome -- one of the biggest contributors was a bartender.

    15. j

      jerr

      Los Angeles

      21 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      21 reviews

      Dined on March 5, 2020

      overall4food4service4ambience3

      Pre show dinner. Good service. Food good but slightly high in price for the size of orders

    16. K

      Kbdplr

      Los Angeles

      17 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      17 reviews

      Dined on March 4, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Dinner before seeing “The Book of Mormon” at the Ahmanson. Timing was perfect. Dinner was delicious. We had a great time. Our server, Rebecca, made us feel very welcone and she did an outstanding job.

    17. n

      newby

      Orange County

      164 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      164 reviews

      Dined on March 2, 2020

      overall4food4service4ambience4

      My wife and I have eaten here at this restaurant on several occasions and have enjoyed it each and every time. The pork medallion is quite good with a generous portion of pork and vegetables. The Char is good but does not have much of a taste. The apple tart is a good way to end the meal. This is a very convenient place to go after or before a show performance at the music center.

    18. GL

      GL99

      Los Angeles

      2 reviews

      1.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on March 1, 2020

      overall1food1service1ambience2

      We had to wait for 45 minutes before we got our meals, since we were going to the opera we had to eat very fast. We had a reservation for 12:30, we got to the restaurant at 12:45. It was the first time this happened.

    19. Y

      Ynerak

      Los Angeles

      8 reviews

      5.0

      8 reviews

      Dined on March 1, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Our second visit to this restaurant. On both visits the food has been excellent. Service on the first visit was just so-so. This visit the service was excellent! It’s a convenient dining location before attending a performance at the Music Center too. We’ll definitely be back.

    20. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Central Coast

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on March 1, 2020

      overall4food4service5ambience4

      Celebrating my sisters birthday. It was very nice.

    21. MA

      MichaelA

      Central Coast

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on February 29, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Great dinner pre-theatre at Music Center. Food. service top notch. It rather noisy in central dining room & we had very poor table location--my back was touching the Bar! Overall, we really like all other features--highly recommend Kendalls! Michael A

    22. DM

      DonaldM

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on February 29, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      We were happy that Kendall’s was close to parking and the Music Center. We felt safe there, and were greeted warmly. We did decide to change seats but that was fine with the staff. Thank you for the best Filet Mignon in LA!

    23. DV

      DanV

      San Diego

      70 reviews

      vip
      2.0

      70 reviews

      Dined on February 28, 2020

      overall2food3service1ambience4

      The service was decidedly substandard. I had to flag down other employees to get attention from my waiter. Since I was attending an opera at the music center I did not wish to linger at my table long after the meal.

    24. LN

      LauraN

      Las Vegas

      3 reviews

      4.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on February 28, 2020

      overall4food4service3ambience4

      Dinner before play at the Theater

    25. c

      coconutfuzz

      Orange County

      9 reviews

      2.0

      9 reviews

      Dined on February 28, 2020

      overall2food3service1ambience1

      First of all we arrived early for our reservation and the restaurant was nearly empty, but the hostess said we would have to wait to be seated. She directed us to the bar where the only place to sit was at a high-top table with VERY wobbly chairs. When I asked for a stable chair, the waitress told me that they were all like that. I'm 72. Getting up on a high stool is difficult and getting up on one that didn't feel safe was very annoying. Then we waited nearly 15 mins before we caught the eye of the waiter to order drinks. We were finally seated in the dining room. Dinner was OK, but nothing I'd go back for. All in all it was a very disappointing experience.

    26. WT

      WilliamT

      Los Angeles

      14 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      14 reviews

      Dined on February 28, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great food. I had cassoulet, which is difficult to find in LA. Vert tasty. My wife ordered the steak frites. Very good too.

    27. A

      Amala

      Los Angeles

      3 reviews

      4.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on February 27, 2020

      overall4food4service3ambience4

      Kendall's is fine for a pre-theatre brunch or dinner. I would not make a trip just to dine there. The food is good, and the chicken is pretty amazing, but it's all a bit overpriced. Service is quick once they get to you, but they are so intent on moving you out to the theatre, that it can feel rushed. Very nice servers, however.

    28. J

      Jojo

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on February 27, 2020

      overall4food4service5ambience4

      Great t eat somewhere the food was good, service excellent & pleasant AND we didn't have to 'Yell' to one another to have a conversation. We'll be back!

    29. S

      Sabrina

      Los Angeles

      3 reviews

      vip
      1.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on February 26, 2020

      overall1food1service5ambience2

      In the past, Kendall's was one of the best dining options before a performance at the Music Center. But on this particular night, it was our worst dining experience ever. It took almost an hour for the main courses to come out. The shrimp and pearl (pasta) dish was cold and shrimp were grey (underdone). The artisanal cheese board had nice cheeses, but the rest of it was mediocre (honey, dried fruit, bread). The waiter was surly and hardly came by the table. The restaurant menu was different from the online menu listed on the Patina Group website. Fair enough. But, as a vegetarian, I was looking forward to the provencal mezze plate which was not offered. We left rushed - for the theatre - and hungry. It was not worth $120.

    30. JP

      JaneP

      Los Angeles

      1 review

      3.0

      1 review

      Dined on February 26, 2020

      overall3food2service5ambience4

      The service here is impeccable. The atmosphere is great. Small wine list, but I loved the Cabernet I ordered. The food however, while beautifully presented, was rather bland. The onion soup was too heavy on the caramelized onions, with almost no broth, very little cheese, and very little flavor. The Beef Bourguignon looked amazing, but was not well seasoned and flat-tasting. I really wanted to love this restaurant, and I did love everything but the food, unfortunately.

    31. MG

      MsGK

      Los Angeles

      78 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      78 reviews

      Dined on February 26, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Kendall's is my go to restaurant when I am at The Music Center. They have a varied menu suitable for all dietary needs and their service is impeccable. Neither I nor my guest(s) have had a bad meal or a bad experience while dining.

    32. DC

      DCdiner

      Washington DC

      49 reviews

      5.0

      49 reviews

      Dined on February 22, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      We went to Kendall’s before seeing a show at the Music Center. The burger, French onion soup, and salads were outstanding and worth the price. Our new favorite place in DT LA.

    33. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on February 22, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      We went to Kendall’s for mydaughter’s birthday and preshow dinner. The staff accommodated two extra people that we didn’t plan to bring, helped us with special dietary needs, and brought my daughter a cake for her birthday before we even asked. The food was fantastic too.

    34. DF

      DanielF

      Los Angeles

      12 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      12 reviews

      Dined on February 22, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Good food and service, very close to theaters and Walt Disney Concert Hall!

    35. EL

      EmilyL

      Los Angeles

      13 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      13 reviews

      Dined on February 22, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Kendall’s has never disappointed- lovely and welcoming.

    36. CH

      CourtneyH

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on February 21, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The food was swift and exquisite! Such outstanding flavoring and the service and ambience was delightful. Will definitely be back

    37. b

      bruced

      Los Angeles

      17 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      17 reviews

      Dined on February 21, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      A bit overcrowded and quick but the food is very, very good.

    38. C

      Chio

      Los Angeles

      41 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      41 reviews

      Dined on February 20, 2020

      overall5food4service4ambience5

      This restaurant is great for going to theater after dinner. Because they serve delicious meals and quick service. You won’t be late to see shows.

    39. EP

      EchoParkGordo

      Los Angeles

      28 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      28 reviews

      Dined on February 19, 2020

      overall4food4service4ambience4

      Management needs to rethink its staffing levels. After the initial water and bread appeared, it took 15 minutes to see a waiter, and another 15 minutes to have our order taken. I liked my onion soup (that's one reason we come), but spouse's shrimp pearls are not impressive. Plus the place is choking on its success - we haven't been able to get a seat at the bar in the past three visits - miss our favorite bartender.

    40. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Orange County

      1 review

      2.0

      1 review

      Dined on February 19, 2020

      overall2food2service2ambience3

      Good place to eat and drink prior to a show.

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