Messhall Kitchen

4.6
836 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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The Infatuation
7.7

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.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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SL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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.

TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Best fried chicken I ever had. Waitress was friendly and attentive. I will be back.

BB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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.

S
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Original menu executed very well. It is worth visiting.

CH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

FS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

P
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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!

AV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

4th time dining at Messhall before a show at The Greek. Always a great experience with awesome food!

MM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Fun happening spot.

SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

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.

T
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, drinks and service! Perfect spot before heading to The Greek!

i
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

AR
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was good, except for the ribs. They were really bad.

s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

CR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

DR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

EV
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Great place to have fresh oysters and cocktails, especially before walking to a show at the Greek theatre!

A
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and fun happy hour choices.

VB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

AC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, great drinks -- and LOVE that they play themed music for each show at the Greek!!

LP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place! Couldn’t have been better! Service and food both great!

f
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

came with family and dog. sat on patio, great as always

MR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good drinks, good food, excellent staff. Best place to park for your night at the Greek theater!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food at Messhall is great. Location right near Griffith Park. Good drink selection and appetizers.

JW
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

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.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Cool ambience and outside seating.
Street tacos were awesome but kale Caesar salad was a downer. Tasted like kale with heavy mayonnaise.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the happy hour menu - great oysters.

d
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

JB
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Server wasn’t knowledgeable about the menu.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

LA
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had dinner here before a show at the Greek. Fabulous food and atmosphere. Staff was super!
Would totally recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to eat before our concert at The Greek!

m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

ET
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great preGreek Theatre rendezvous spot!
Wonderful margaritas

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