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Kendall's Brasserie

3.9
3.9
684 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 29 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 4:30 pm–7:00 pm Lunch Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 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

What 684 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DE

    DarrylE

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner and a Play at the Music Center.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Please lower the lights a little make a cozy
  3. LD

    LarryD

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    We ate there before the theater. At 5:00 PM menu items were already sold out. They had no milk or cream for coffee. They didn't have enough wait staff. Our poor waitress had to deal with too many tables and too many complaints.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agoLarryD, thank you for letting us know, and we apologize for the experience you had. We will use this as a learning experience on how we can improve.

  4. MM

    MariaM

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our server was very slow and did not check on us and they brought out our salads and entrees at the same time. Very disappointed this time, last time everything was wonderful. Not sure if it was the server or what. I will go back again and give it another try and see if it was just a fluke this time, maybe we didn't have a good server.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agoHi MariaM, we wish your experience could have been better, but appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We hope you come back andgive us another shot.

  5. PS

    PSFoodie

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It's a limited menu for Bruch before the Theater (understandably).

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agoThanks for taking time out of your day to review us. Have a great day!

  6. j

    jgoo

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    It sits in a theater complex. We had 630pm dinner reservations for an 8pm show. We arrived on time, early even. Orders were taken at 655 after having to ask for a server 2x. Food arrived at 745pm. No apology. Just blaming a “slow kitchen”. And food was delivered cold. We have gone to Kendall’s about once every three years for the convenience. And then have this kind of experience. Each time we feel stupid for thinking things will changed.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agojgoo, we’re sorry to hear that we weren’t able to provide you with the best experience possible. Your feedback has been relayed to our team.

  7. c

    carolef

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I have been going to this restaurant since it was Rothschild’s, for over 40 years. I go because it is convenient. However, this latest incarnation is really a disappointment. The food is just ok, the service is nothing special, the acoustics are dreadful, and the prices are ridiculously high for what is delivered.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agocarolef, thank you for the constructive criticism, and sorry we couldn’t make it a 5 star experience. We are always looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction and will pass your comments along to management.

  8. BH

    BriceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The good, Food was very good and enough selection to please a wide audience. Staff friendly and accommodating. Upscale decor. It is popular and gets very full advice making reservations. It can get noisy but that doesn’t bother me people are having a good time. The bad, it is a bit pricey but not really that bad for an upscale place.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agoWe appreciate the review, BriceH. Thanks for taking the time. Hope to see you again soon!

  9. L

    Linda

    Los Angeles

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josh is a fantastic waiter. Very professional. The menu needs to be broadened like the old Kendall’s

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agoWe appreciate the review, Linda. Josh is one of our best and we are happy that he was able to serve you.

  10. JH

    JeffreyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We continue to make this a tradition whenever we attend the theatre which is a few tomes a year!! Great food and really nice service. Treat yourself to Braised short ribs and the best Brussel Sprouts on the planet.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agoJeffreyH, thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  11. CO

    CathyO

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was so excellent. I have a food allergy and was treated with extra special care. I love coming to Kendals when I am going to the Music Center because it is so convenient and the same parking structure. The food was very good and the meat was cooked as I requested. I also love their mocktails since I can't drink.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agoThanks for the great review CathyO. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  12. SO

    SusanO

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious and servers always make sure they know which guests are going to a show.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agoGlad to learn your experience was a positive one. Hope to see you again in the near future!

  13. MC

    MadelineC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I was disappointed in the my linguini as it was undercooked and my waiter never came to our table to see how we were doing. the manager made everything good.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agoHi MadelineC, we wish your experience could have been better, but appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are always looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction and will pass your comments along to management.

  14. GV

    GretchenV

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was perfect; salmon, short ribs, Brussels sprouts, frites, paired with wonderful wines. Our server was kind, thoughtful, courteous, and helpful.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agoSo glad you had a great experience, GretchenV. See you next time!

  15. KR

    KenR

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    You’re trapped at the reservations you’ve made at the Music Center. The spartina group had more options than the current managers of dining for the Music Center. Kendall’s when it’s good is lovely. Last night the food was awful. Chicken was small and drier than at a reception for a third marriage. The Brussels Sprouts and our poor waiter who had the entire South room (which we prefer for the least noise) were superlative. Both our entrees however, the roast chicken (paltry poultry) and beets with a side of chicken was like dining on leather -flavorless and dry. Our bill which only had a large sparkling water was 118 dollars. This should buy a quality meal. We had a quality service experience. We should have had better.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 2 days agoThanks for reviewing us, KenR. Your feedback is appreciated and needed. We will use this info to inform our team on how to be better in the future.

  16. SH

    SharonH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I usually love the food at Kendalls, but the hamburger was not good at all. It was burnt and very small. The salad and French onion soup was outstanding though. Our server also forgot our fries, but that wasn't a big deal.
  17. BH

    BHBUM

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Why ruin a good thing? Kendall's did! they refurbished the space has lost all the charm plus downgraded the menu to a very ordinary fare. Le Burger svp. The unattractive change is obvious in the lack of customers and service staff. I was a customer for years and always enjoyed the ambience, simple French food and smiling staff. Now the receptionist is also picking up the dirty dishes. I asked if they had Chopin vodka. We are expecting it the waitress said. Oh really? Well, that is exactly what was said the last time I was there just after the reopening. Will I go back? Never Never Never. Mediocre is being kind.
  18. CG

    CeciliaG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service staff, so convenient for the Music Center, lovely food.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded on November 30, 2022CeciliaG, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. Can't wait to see you again!

  19. AP

    AnnaP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Very good service from host and server. Food and drinks were served promptly and both were enjoyed by our party. I understand the remodel concept but personally enjoyed the previous more elegant decor. Cost for food and drinks were a bit high for this type of restaurant.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded on November 30, 2022Thank you for the feedback. We’re sorry your experience wasn’t the best it could be. We are always looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction and will pass your comments along to management.

  20. C

    Christine

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Overpriced, dry chicken breast that was over cooked, not seared as the menu stated. Potatoes were 9 small cubed pieces of potato and the au juis was tasteless. Also they were out of the gourmet cheeseburger, and the clams, both items were what we came for Limited menu Famed onion soup was salty and very small portion. Very disappointed. Will not return.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded on November 30, 2022Hi Christine. We apologize for not meeting your expectations, but appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Your comments will be shared with the rest of the team.

  21. s

    skk1

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, food & service for pre-theater dinning

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded on November 30, 2022Hi skk1, we’re thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Have a wonderful day!

  22. SS

    SusiS

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our server was very nice. Our party decided to get burgers and the restaurant was out of burgers. That seems quite strange! The food is overpriced and just ok.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded on November 30, 2022Thanks for reviewing us. Your feedback is appreciated and we take very serious. We are sorry that we ran out of our burger when you were at Kendall's. We’ll use this as a learning experience as to how we can improve.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    It’s really convenient to Disney Hall so that’s why we went. The service was fine but the food was really not good at all and was very overpriced. To the point that we really felt ripped off.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded on November 30, 2022We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear your experience wasn’t great A manager will look into this for you so we can fix this and be better moving forward. .

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    before theater. food mediocre. items arrived cold. would not return.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded on November 30, 2022We appreciate your feedback but are sorry to hear your food arrived cold. We’ll look into this and speak with our food runners and kitchen staff.

  25. DR

    DeborahR

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The location to the Music Center is fabulous. The cocktails and service are very good. The food is average.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded on November 30, 2022DeborahR, thank you for the feedback. We’ll use this as a learning experience as to how we can improve our food menu.

  26. MG

    MsGK

    Los Angeles

    93 reviews

    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch. Our server was very attentive without being overbearing. We all enjoyed our individual meals and two of us had coffee prior to our performance of CLYDE’S at The Taper. Thank you for always taking such good care of me and my guests! Cordially, Genni Klein

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded on November 30, 2022Hi MsGK, thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again very soon!

  27. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    I have not visited Kendall's since the redecoration. The ambiance has suffered.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded on November 30, 2022Thank you for the constructive criticism, and sorry that you didn't enjoy the decor. We are always looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction and will discuss the ambience of Kendall's.

  28. K

    Kurlman

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great pre-symphony option. The ambience is casual and easy going. Our server (Israel) took great care of us and was attentive to our needs. The salmon was tender on the inside and a tiny bit crispy on the outside and the accompaniments cooked perfectly. This is my go to whenever I have an event at the Music Center.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded on November 30, 2022Hi Kurlman, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  29. VG

    ValG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded my expectations! Going back and taking the whole family here!
  30. DW

    DanielW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The onion soup fondue was perfect. Richly flavored stock, and enough perfectly broiled cheese on top. My friend and I also got the bread basket: the cranberry rolls were great, as were the crackers. But the onion soup fondue itself is enough by itself for a perfect pre-show meal. Went a second time last night and it was just as excellent. The French fries are some of the best I've ever had! The service was friendly, efficient, and very professional (Thanks, Josh!) A fine place to go before a show!
  31. C

    Contessa

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very noisy. Vey limited menu. Very convenient for performances.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Kendall’s is our go-to spot before concerts at Disney. This is our first time back since they reopened. Everyone was friendly and they tried very hard but the chaos in the operation was evident. Our party of 6 was served meals at different times due to the burger being unavailable (??) which required 2 members of our party to reorder. They no sooner reordered than the rest of the meals came out. So we sat there with our meals getting cold as we waited for the two entrees. Yes, we could have eaten but it was a somewhat formal meal between colleagues so no one wanted to be rude. Hopefully they will get their act together but for now I will be locating other pre-concert options
  33. MA

    MaryAnn

    West Palm Beach

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kitchen snafu could have been a bummer but Josh my server and Tony were great. They made right by me and comped the entree They were so kind and gracious. I had an excellent experience. The onion soup was fantastic, dessert amazing and I enjoyed my meal. I will be back next time in LA. Customer service at its finest!
  34. F

    Foodie2

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend was having a birthday and we went to see a play after a delicious brunch!
  35. RH

    RosemaryH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    On Sunday there is no lunch menu, only short brunch menu. Had beet salad on greens. It was so small it fit on a small plate for the price of a main salad.. French toast was overcooked. Breakfast sandwich was cold and tasteless. Waitress had too many tables.
  36. D

    Donita

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were very good. The pear apple cake was a highlight and the two tables next to us ordered it too - we all raved about it. Beet salad was delicious and not over dressed and French onion soup was perfect. It's a great place for a before or after theatre meal.
  37. MK

    MaryK

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, drinks and service. Would definitely go again before the theater.
  38. OF

    OperaFan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Convenient to the Music Center; good service and wine; food overpriced and execrable.
  39. WA

    WilliamA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had table reservations but decided to sit at bar and we had the pleasure that our bartender/mixologist was Maxwell and he was fantastic, he made us amazing drinks and made sure that we were happy. It was a great pre-Opera dinner and recommend to go see Maxwell at Kendall’s.
  40. LB

    LolaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious burger and fries. The service was exceptional. We were in a hurry to get to a show and our server was great in helping us get our food in time!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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Kendall's Brasserie is rated 3.9 stars by 684 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 29 times today
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 4:30 pm–7:00 pm Lunch Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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