What Insiders Are Saying
Messhall Kitchen has all the touchstones of the camp experience: an all wood, cabin-like décor, a menu full of comfort foods, and their logo, a tree, can be found everywhere down to the plates. It also has all the touchstones of a damn good restaurant.
We went for the Sunday BBQ deal. They claim that the $50 platter serves 3-4 people. It basically has enough food for two people.
Best fried chicken I ever had. Waitress was friendly and attentive. I will be back.
Nice outside table. Having dinner with friends before the JRAD concert. I liked the appetizers and Happy Hour drinks, especially the bar tenders spin the wheel drinks. The service however was not so good and a bit pricey for the portions. Absolutely convenient for the Greek theatre.
Original menu executed very well. It is worth visiting.
We went for brunch, and enjoyed all of our dishes, the fried chicken and biscuits was delicious!! We sat on the patio, and thought it might be too hot, but it was shaded and a nice breeze. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. We will definitely go back!
My friends and I had a great time, great food - desserts weren't as good as everything else but a very enjoyable time with an eclectic, crowd-leasing menu.
Perfect spot to hit before a night a the Greek! Great food! AMAZING Bar! And incredible service from server, busers to host! Love the whole experience!
4th time dining at Messhall before a show at The Greek. Always a great experience with awesome food!
I had made dinner reservations about a month before our concert and called back to confirm and find out about parking, they were super nice confirm the reservation, then explaining the parking is run by a different company but totally accommodates parking if you are attending event at the Greek which was only a short 15-20 minute walk. They even offer overnight parking!
We got there in time to enjoy a little bit of Happy Hour! Oysters, Sesame Crusted Ahi Plate, Shrimp 🍤 and Grits, sautéed Asparagus! Great selection of wine 🍷 and the Wait Staff/Hostesses were really friendly! Highly recommended!
The service was great. The waiter was very kind and attentive.
The food is ok. The menu is just bland. Very dull dishes. Nice presentation. But kind of over priced.
Great food and service. Fun happening spot.
I’ve been here several times over the past several years and this last experience was particularly poor especially considering how much this place costs!
A plate arrived cold and unseasoned, I asked to make my cocktail a double and was given 2 whole single cocktails because the waiter didn’t know what I meant by ‘double.’ An item was forgotten, the waiter was rude and snarky, and the dessert tasted like nothing. Very disappointing.
Great food, drinks and service! Perfect spot before heading to The Greek!
Great space. Really good food and happy hour. Service was excellent. Walk to The Greek for a show and they let you park all night.
Everything was good, except for the ribs. They were really bad.
always have a great time at Messhall Kitchen. terrific service. wonderful food. the patio is lovely this time of year. Only wish: that the key lime pie would be a standard on the menu.
After visiting the Observatory our group of 5 was hungry! Lucky us that a table was available! We all chose something different & everyone was happy with their meal. I’ve brought many friends over the past 6 years & we all always leave well fed & in good spirits!
Everything was incredible from our food to the cocktails and our waitress was great. The Buffalo wings were real hot and really good. I kept ordering roll the dice to see what the bartender would make for me and everytime I loved it. For our main we got Catfish and half a rack of ribs and everything was perfect.
Awesome food! A little pricey but you get what you pay for and the food was outstanding
Excellent food service, our waiter was the best!
Food was Great, Cocktails were excellent. Great place to go to before a concert at Greek.
Had a slight problem with Valet, When we got there no one was at Valet so we parked in Bank parking, Bank was closed. So when we were leaving valet wanted us to pay them for parking which they didn't do and proceeded to take down our license plate # in a threating manner. So whomever is providing your parking left us with a bad taste which was a shame since we had a great time at the restaurant.
Great place to have fresh oysters and cocktails, especially before walking to a show at the Greek theatre!
Great service and fun happy hour choices.
Great place to stop and grab some happy hour drinks before hitting a show at the Greek Theatre.
They've also got a pretty solid brunch.
Great atmosphere, great food, great drinks -- and LOVE that they play themed music for each show at the Greek!!
Wonderful place! Couldn’t have been better! Service and food both great!
came with family and dog. sat on patio, great as always
Good drinks, good food, excellent staff. Best place to park for your night at the Greek theater!
The food at Messhall is great. Location right near Griffith Park. Good drink selection and appetizers.
Our waiter was visibly ticked that it was just myself and a buddy for dinner. I have only been here a handful of times, so I'm not as familiar with the menu. Our waiter's sarcasm made sure we kept our tails tucked. Overall the place is fine, a little pricey but whatever. It's LA. But this guy's antics were abhorrent. Probably the worst, and most disrespectful server I've ever had.
Cool ambience and outside seating.
Street tacos were awesome but kale Caesar salad was a downer. Tasted like kale with heavy mayonnaise.
Loved the happy hour menu - great oysters.
We had a great experience, from the cauliflower appetizer to the turkey chili that I ordered and the turkey burger my husband had. We loved the food and will be back.
There are lots of positives here: tasty food, friendly service, laid back ambience, reasonable prices and plenty of parking. My only negative? Portion sizes seemed a bit small. So if you are hungry, order a side or two along with your main dish. Otherwise, I will definitely be back!
Server wasn’t knowledgeable about the menu.
I made the reservation and realized we weren’t going to make it. I called s few times and Natasha, the hostess was so pleasant each time. We had s party of 10, four adults and 6 kids. Everything was excellent. The service was the best that I’ve had in a long time. We ordered steak, salmon, Mac n cheese and I had the mess burger. Absolutely the best burger I’ve ever had. The deserts were fantastic. We had the banana jar and the chocolate chipper. Both awesome! The ambiance and decor was great too. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. It was our first time, but would love to come back next time we visit.
Great food, very good service and while I applaud the restaurant for having dogs allowed on the patio, the two dogs next to us barked frequently and were distracting -- but we'll be back to Messhall -- just probably sit inside.
Had dinner here before a show at the Greek. Fabulous food and atmosphere. Staff was super!
Would totally recommend!
Great place to eat before our concert at The Greek!
Messhall Kitchen was lovely, and accommodated our table for 10 so nicely! I will say the brunch was a little expensive, but overall was great!
Great preGreek Theatre rendezvous spot!