Messhall Kitchen

4.6
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898 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian

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MessHall- LA’s eatery located in the heart of Los Feliz. A re-interpretation of a classic American tavern, featuring a raw bar and a relaxed atmosphere of social/communal dining. Open spaces with a neo-industrial feel incorporating elements of the location’s history including its past as Cecil B. De Mille’s Willard’s Chicken Inn and The Brown Derby. MessHall features American Classics re-conceptualized by Chef Jim Tate IV using local, sustainable, organic and seasonal ingredients. Featuring a bar program by Courtney Rose, with a heavy emphasis on classics, small batch new American spirits and craft beers.

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ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR MONDAYS

4PM HAPPY HOUR WITH $5 DRAFTS, $2 OYSTERS AND MORE

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 12 October 2019

Ends: 13 October 2118

Availability: Mon 16:00-22:00

What 898 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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m
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I made a reservation for 4 less people than the number of guests that actually came, and the staff at messhall was SO generous about giving us appropriate seating. The food was delicious and it was such a fun ambiance! Definitely coming back!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fun vibe, our toddler son loved it and so did we. Great cocktails.

JB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Messhall is THE place I go to when I need comfort food. Consistently great quality food and cocktails. Always something new each time we go, and terrific staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Absolutely terrible night at this restaurant. We turned up on time on New Years Eve. We were greeted by the most miserable of welcomes. Our booking was at 9pm. Not early, not late. By 925 we were finally at a table. In the interim We had a drink at the bar with a nice Barman who once our drinks were mixed said that there was very long wait for food. We went to the table at 927 and were then told by our waitress that half the menu was not available. At this point we walked out. We were then charged $6 for parking for 30 minutes. A terrible experience not to be recommended. If you open on New Year’s Eve please plan properly.

AR
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

One of my local favorites. The fried chicken sando is a classic. A lively vibe and good food always make for a great time.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I took my daughter here and we had a great time!

JD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Noise level was a little high particularly given that the restaurant was not crowded. The problem was the “background “ musi which was too intrusive. Otherwise we had a very enjoy lunch.

m
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Consistently solid, if not a little bit overpriced. The space is nice, people friendly, and overall it's a good spot.

SD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish. Cocktails always amazing. Food was cooked perfectly. Wait staff are amazing!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming here. The service is great, I can bring my dog, and the cocktails and food are always excellent.

N
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Quiet at lunchtime. Delicious grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup...hit the spot on a cool day. Will come again to try other items. (Don't miss the driveway like I did thinking it was the bank.)

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Went for brunch and all parties were unimpressed with their food. Waitress disappeared at end of meal and didn’t come back around for half an hour after we were finished. My omelet had a very very small amount of short rib in it. The biscuit was tiny and “jam” was basically watered down strawberry compote that you would serve on a waffle. Eggs ordered over medium were beyond hard and the sausage links were crunchy. I’ll just stop here.

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and service. The only issue is the loud noise level. Can they put something on the ceiling to deaden the noise?

SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We've been going to Messhall for years and love it. It's one of our favorite restaurants in LA. They recently changed their chicken sandwich which I'm not super excited about because it was a pretty far departure (in a bad way) from what they've been serving for the past few years but other than that the food is generally always good.

SD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service and always great food and drink! Staff is outstanding!

AK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Really good value at Happy Hour. A bit too packed, loud and chaotic for me. Good meet up venue before the Greek.

KP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

What a wonderful place to dine. It's so crazy to see what this space has become since I used to do there back in the days when it was still The Derby - sh*t d I feel old.

We dined here right before a concert at The Greek and so glad we did. The food is delicious and the drink selection is very nice. The ambiance too was wonderful, a place that can be equally enjoyed by young and old. I was actually quite surprised at the food cost and expected to pay more, so in that sense, for the great food, ambiance and wonderful service, this is surely a Los Angeles gem.

Great little tip - valet your car, leave a nice tip, have dinner, Uber to The Greek, take a cab back to the restaurant. So convenient!

One of my new favs in L.A.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dining experience as always

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was great

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This place is fantastic. The food was great and service was friendly, engaging and on point. I look forward to another visit.

s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the food here is soooooo tasty! And the atmosphere is both comfortable and casual -- yet elegant at the same time.

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice and close to The Greek Theater- we walked to the show after dinner

A
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous night

D
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Food was good but overpriced. Service was good too. Bad happy hour. I’ve never heard of one that ends at 6 pm. They need to extend it to at least 7 pm. Also, they had a sign outside stating to try their new menu. It was not knew. I ate there a couple years back and it was same menu, except maybe their smaller menu, which looked more like a weekly special thing. Overall, not sure if I’ll come back.

LM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite spot in Los Feliz....an d by far the some of the best cocktails in Los Angeles

p
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff is really nice, the setting is dynamic but not annoying. I like that I can get a glance at the TV if football or baseball is on, but it doesn’t dominate the setting. The food is great. We mostly go pescatarian or vegetarian - they have some creative entrees that are always perfectly cooked.

A
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Messhall Kitchen is the perfect place for a weekend brunch and has a nice outside patio.

WC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place, Hannah was wonderful and very attentive, the oysters were good not great but the short rib and turkey chili was fantastic, and the brussels sprout side dish was one of the best I've ever had (and I order them everywhere) The drinks were yummy as well. looking forward to going back

AM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We found Mess Hall on Yelp while searching for a pre-show restaurant before a concert at the Greek. It was really close and had great reviews so we went for it. We are so happy we did! The food was great. We got there during Happy Hour so we indulged in some fresh oysters, delicious turkey sliders, wonderful balsamic glazed kale, and a lovely house salad, all to share. Everything was delicious! It’s a lively place with a nice patio. Reserve a table there if the weather is nice.

MM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good place for happy hour before a concert at the Greek Theatre. The banana dessert is delicious!

KM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place was great. We love the idea of roll the dice drink. Husband had a great one me not so good but either way it was fun. Wonderful way to start our concert date.

MR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything about this restaurant, and it sure helps the Greek theater experience because they let you park there!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Upon entering the restaurant, we asked the hostess whether we could sit outside of the restaurant (we had an opentable reservation). The hostess informed us that we should have specifically requested outside seating and that they had a big party coming into the restaurant. I would have found this to be an acceptable reason, however, when we left the restaurant, the same outside tables (that I initially saw) were still empty.

Don't get be wrong, the food (OG cobb salad) I had was delicious, but this initial/post-experience with the hostess was an unpleasant and unfortunate experience.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Despite it being crazy busy due to a concert at the Greek Theater, they were able to accommodate our reservation 10 minute early as soon as we walked in the door. Service was prompt and fantastic. Food was great.

JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great Birthday Dinner for my Wife before the Maggie Rogers concert at The Greek.

MM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were able to get a reservation right away and were seated quickly. Everyone was pleasant and the food was good.

LM
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellence service
Very limited options for vegans

KC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Parmesan encrusted eggs at brunch never disappoint! Yum!

CT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wondaful! Would recommend again. Drinks are really good.

RR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great place to have dinner before a show at The Greek. Our only issue was that it’s just too loud.