The BoardRoom

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FRENCH BITES | CRAFT COCKTAILS | SULTRY LOUNGE
A lounge to sip and explore guilty pleasures into the night among the greats that visit the City of Angels. Reserved for those who love the art of libations in an intimate setting. This is a place where the spirits will rise and toast.
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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great pick for a date night. They used to have jazz nights which they canceled unfortunately.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A bit pricey, but very solid menu and delicious mezcal negrito (off menu)

HV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I was hoping to enjoy life music. They do not offer it, and never updated their info online. It still shows available.

JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Service and food was great. Didn’t expect

DK
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great lounge vibe, perfect for drinks with friends, a light meal and getting together in the evening or after the theater.

JL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun little place in the back of Kendall’s. Went with a friend before a performance at the Ahmanson. Outstanding, knowledgeable bartender! Great food! Terrific service! Would definitely go again. Excellent for a date.

TR
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were well crafted and delicious. The charcuterie board is a must! We went at 8pm (post curtain for the theatres above) and it was quiet and empty. Perfect!

MC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere for unwinding at the end of an evening event, such as an opera or stage performance at the LA Music Center.

DM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for after the play. Very friendly service. We will definitely add it to our plans when attending plays in the future.

SK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MIMI was AMAZING! Such great personality and amazing service ! Thank you for taking care of our group. You’re the best !

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

There was no live music although all the reviews and even the website suggested there would be. Disappointing.

f
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food are quite good but a little bit overpriced. The biggest disappointment is they don't have live jazz band anymore. ( my main reason to go there is live jazz...)

A
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our second time here, mostly because of their live music. Food is decent too, limited options but high quality, tasty but not healthy! Service is really good and drinks are good too. Perfect place for a date or a small group if you enjoy live music.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Drink sucks, food is not good, price is expensive for what we get

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first trip here. From the parking structure, it's a little hard to find the restaurant. Once inside, the front desk staff was courteous, they located our reservations and we were seated. We were quickly greeted by our server and let her know that we would be having appetizers and dinner. The evening went quite well. The appetizers consisted of the escargot, chicken liver pate and cheese plate. Our entrees were the organic chicken and mussels. Our favorites were the escargot and the mussels. The reason why we chose to go here was to see one of my favorite performers singing. Overall, The BoardRoom could have been pretentious and stuffy, but it was actually welcoming and fun!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just fine
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 5

This place is such a great cozy location for live jazz. The food was underwhelming at best. The drinks were good and the music was great.

LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boardroom was exactly what I was looking for. I loved the live band. I loved our server who went above and beyond just because. I'm a big fan of the place.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The singer they had #magic ! She is so so so talented and just the best ambience !

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a very intimate setting. The music set the tone, and was amazing. Made reservations and was seated immediately. Would definitely go back. The drinks have a heavy pour which was great. Staff was absolutely on point. The only negative which is not that log is the food menu is not that big. Limited food items but the food is great. 4.5 stars out of 5. Hidden gem of DTLA

JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

While they advertised they were handicap accessible, when my friend, who is in a wheelchair, asked about the bathroom, she was told she had to go outside through Kendall's and then return the same way - outside back to the BoardRoom. What if it had been raining?

They said there was an elevator but it was broken. They lied and with the Olympics and Paralympics coming to LA, we don't need insensitive businesses like this.

The music: the band was mediocre; singers so-so.

Bar food; not too bad. Service a mix: one of the waitpersons was better than the other. The other seemed scared. Isn't their staff trained? Oriented?

Will they change? I'd like to hear their comments; only one apology necessary; apologies are worthless unless changes are made. I'm waiting.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We walked in ninety minutes before the show, so we had plenty of time. Not very crowded at all on a saturday night. Cocktails were good, fairly expensive--ordered a bourbon later and it was even more than the cocktail! The appetizers were good, the cheese plate, the deviled eggs with sea urchin. My escargot shooter was fine, but not easy to wrest from its cup. I enjoyed my croque madame, very good for comfort food, but my wife's calamari was just so-so, not exciting. We enjoyed the company, and the waitress was attentive, but when the bill came, it seemed a little much for what we received in return. Might try it again in the future, but there are other options downtown that are just as good for a little less.

A
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pretty good. It's not signed any where! Inside Kendal restaurant. Took us some looking.

SM
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The restaurant has been great on two other outings. This time, however, not many things were on. We had planned a 6PM seating so we could go to an 8PM show and relax. They were simply understaffed. We had to wait for plates to be cleared. Drinks were slow in coming. The manager was generous and comped our appetizers. They had a special menu, that at the first seating, they were already out of. It was just one of their off nights.

MA
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous fun place. First find the secret door. Then enjoy the menu

MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Date Night experience!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Checking in for our reservation was quick and we were seated right away. I informed them that we were in a rush to see a play at the Ahmanson Theatre in an hour and fifteen - they assured us that we had plenty of time. We were able order both food and drinks right away. However, the bar was backed up and we didn't receive our drinks until after we got our first round of food (maybe 30 minutes after being seated). Additionally, our server barely checked on us, and we found ourselves trying to catch her several times from afar. The foodstaff, on the other hand, was fantastic. The second round of food came out fairly speedily, and we definitely enjoyed our meals. However, the service for taking the bill and payment wound up taking much longer than expected. I'm not sure if they were just short staffed or if it was a regular occurrence for a Thursday at dinner, but I would still come back to try the experience out again.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Love this place but on this visit our waitress took away our Broadroom menu & gave us the Kendall's menu if I wanted Kendall's I would have gone there.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for post theatre. Terrific cocktail menu. Good food. Live music. Very cool and urban.

SL
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The lounge (and I'm calling it that as there is a limited menu with a wealth of signature cocktails) has potential to be a really cool place. We ate dinner here before going to a show at the Ahmanson. We liked the food and the cocktails, but felt the prices were a little too pricey for what we ordered. The service was off the night we went too. We're not certain if they were short staffed or haven't found their groove yet. The waitstaff was apologizing for the wait from the beginning, but never really said why. After ordering our food and drinks, the server never came back to check on us to see if we wanted another drink or if we needed something during our meal. By the time our server did return, we were done and ready to be on our way to the show. My husband commented he would have ordered another drink if our server had come back to ask. As mentioned previously, we felt the prices were a little too high for what we ordered (chicken liver pate, sloppy joe, french dip, and 2 drinks). Based on how much we did spend, we reasoned we might as well just eat next door at Kendall's where they have a happy hour, more variety in the menu, and based on past experience, better service.

YR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambience, with a moody underground vibe. Understaffed, but cheerful and friendly. . Good cocktails. Good Spanish wines. French inspired menu. Uni deviled eggs were not good, short rib sandwich, oysters and chopped salad were good, potato chips were stale. I'll go back and try other menu items.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Amazing. This is the perfect place to enjoy some good music, a great cocktail, and a delightful appetizer (oxtail fries).

JH
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A neat lounge with Jazz every night I think. Was not busy at all when we got there at 9:30 on a Friday. The food was decent but it's all about the music and ambiance.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, awesome music, really fun vibe. Will definitely be back.

f
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music Center patrons will be thrilled with this new food option. Replicating speakeasy where you must give your name to the doorman, the dark inside, is mysterious yet warm and inviting. There is a limited menu and many cocktails named after creative people...Hemingway, Bogart, etc

There were four of us attending the Ballet ...2 very grown up and two 30 year olds. We all loved the limited food options and were encouraged to drink cocktails instead of only two wines. We went with the flow and enjoyed it. Later, after the ballet, we returned for a post ballet discussion with jazz played live.

This place is a good option, and should be supported by Music Center visitors who have too few eating choices.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Cool place. Went before and after a event at the Music Center.

W
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It seems this is a. great addition to Kendall's.
I was rushed; but my drink: sir aurthur Conan Doyle was well prepared. I order the cheese and 🍞 and it was exquisite. The bread was ohh so fresh. Good selection of cheeses and the tiny cherries were so apropo.
I will return with more time to enjoy the Boardroom even more

J
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This "speakeasy" has a ton of upside, but is struggling with a few elements. Our server did not know anything about the food and drinks, but was friendly and outgoing.

The food was ok: we had the pate which was very good. Only came with four nice fire-charred pieces of bread so we asked for more. The home-made kettle chips mentioned vinegar on the menu, but we noticed there was no vinegar to go with the chips nor was it cooked with it. She made something up about olive oil and canola oil but never understood we were just asking about the vinegar.

However the room is very cool. We liked the relaxed Vegas/steampunk vibe and our booth was very cozy and sexy.

If this place simply featured a few of the items from the big restaurant next door - they use the same kitchen - it would be dynamite.

s
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very weak, watered down cocktails and overwhelmed servers. Ambiance is nice and the live music was great.

O
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It felt like entering a speakeasy, though there was a velvet rope outside. Inside, we struggled to adjust to the dark. Led to a cocktail table and two arm chairs (not table chairs) we settled in for an evening of jazz singing and fine cocktails. Being a bit hungry, I munched the charcuterie which was ample enough for two. Jean Pierre obviously had his fine hand in the creation of this dish. The host knew my name on the two occasions I got up, and bid us a fine farewell as we left. And the bill was very reasonable (not cheap, but reasonable). I will recommend this to my friends.

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