Kendall’s Brasserie

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4925 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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A modern, artistic and vibrant take on the traditional French brasserie, the all-new Kendall's Brasserie dishes out a revamped menu by Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc who has playfully enhanced his take on contemporary, regional French cuisine, inspired by his most recent culinary pilgrimage to his hometown in Lyon, France. Bosc indulges guests with the modern comforts of regional French fare and dishes out a variety of house-made charcuterie along with an array of small plates, seasonal salads, sandwiches and entrees.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

First we were given lunch menus, so when we were ready to order we were told we had the wrong menus. Then once we ordered, my friend specified that she is allergic to onions and ordered the steak Tartar with no onions. I ordered the fish. My fish came out so raw (it was not sushi) that I could not eat it and had to send it back. My friend’s food ended up having onions in spite of her request and had to then ask for Benadryl because she started having an allergic reaction. So while the staff was helpful and our dinner was comped in the end - it was not a great experience.

MG
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Kendall's has a varied menu and excellent service. It is one of my favorite places to dine when at the Music Center. Yesterday our food was excellent, the service was impeccable but there was a woman seated at the bar who was obnoxiously loud and distracting during the majority of our meal. There was a couple seated opposite us who asked to be moved because of this woman's distracting and laughter. Perhaps if this is the case the patron with the loud laughter might be reminded that not everyone in the restaurant is interested in her jokes, or stories.

RD
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was amazing and they were mindful of our time before the theater. Raw bar was superb. Scallops are a sleeper hit.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and ambiance.

S
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The new menu lacked some favorites like the Beet Salad and the new Burrata Salad didn't seem fresh and creamy as it should be. The Steak Frittes was not as tender as in the past. But if you are not regular theater customers as our group, the menu is very sufficient for all patrons. However, the standby Roasted Half Chicken was as good as always and you won't go wrong ordering this dish. What makes this establishment so enjoyable to go to is the staff, especially Ralph, Israel and Xavier. These guys make our theater experience complete. We look forward to dining at Kendall's on our theater nights.

f
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Staff was amazing. My wife's entree was supposed to be dairy-free. The plate delivered was not that. We didn't recognize the difference, however, before she consumed two forkfuls a new plate was delivered with apologies for the error. She had finished her glass of wine and asked if it was possible to order a half-glass instead of a full glass. Waiter left and returned with a bottle of wine and served her the half-glass. These are the touches you remember as a customer. I may be wrong, but it seems the prices have changed considerably since the 2018-19 season. Otherwise, we were pleased with our visit, and will likely be back again.

NK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pork Tenderloin was an outstanding dish. Excellent mix of perfectly cooked pork and surrounding vegetables.

F
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We chose Kendall's because of it's convenience - we were seeing a show at the Ahmanson. The food was just okay and the place definitely needs a face lift. We ordered the lobster steak combo for 2, and was surprised to see how small the portions were. Definitely not made to share. The desserts were by far the best dishes of the evening. Unfortunately, we will not be coming back. Expensive for such a mediocre dining experience.

D
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

We have eaten at Kendalls for years, and they really got it together a while back. But something has changed, and his soup is smaller and does not have the amount of cheese and was tasteless. We had to send the french fries back twice before they were warm. The cold shrimp was mushy. We have never had such a bad meal there.

OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We ordered the mussels after asking whether they were really but that was a mistake, they were small and mostly overcooked.......

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food!

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all the way around as always. We frequent this place whenever we are attending an event at the music center in Los Angeles.

M
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We always come before the theater but considering we had 6p reservations for a 8p show, our waitress was so slow we barely got out in time...really poor service tonight

TG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I enjoyed my food, but my wife didn't enjoy hers. Overall it's too expensive for the quality you're getting.

RF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The main reason I return to this restaurant is for convenience. The location is perfect for pre-theater dinner. The food is just ok, especially for the price. The tables are very small & overall the restaurant feels cramped.

OT
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kendalls is the perfect restaurant to dine at when attending any of the venues at the Music Center or at the Disney Hall! You only need to park once and enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner without the hassle of moving your car. The ambiance is great and the variety of food in consistently wonderful. The prices are reasonable and the amount of food one receives is ample. The service could not be better. Why would anyone want to go anywhere else!

DK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very convenient to the Music Center for dinner before a show. Delicious food with a French feel. Service is excellent.

g
London
39 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

good pre-concert service with focus on pacing meal to make curtain time but not feeling rushed.

T
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Outstanding service. Sumptuous pork tenderloin with pineapples and lentils.

CD
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I recommend it because of its convenience before shoes. The staff is friendly, but I feel it is over-priced and has too few reasonably priced options. I would be happy with a cheeseburger or a beef dip sandwich or some sushi appetizers.

LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was disappointing for the price. Service was good. We were glad we sat outside since the inside noise level was insane.

HE
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I am always impressed with your staff. Really nice, friendly servers!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant steps from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Great atmosphere and cocktails. I had the Le Burger, which was very good. My partner had the saffron risotto, which was a little pasty and dry. Overall nice experience.

TM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The main waitress was great but there was a female assistant that did not seem to belong and did not have pleasant manners. Other than that the food was great and the main waitress and others helping out were amazing.

J
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre opera dinner. The short ribs were excellent.

JB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

While it was the Kendall's we typically know and love, our server was the most inattentive and least great, we have ever had.

if it had been our first visit, we might not go back.

TD
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food good service but rather noisy. Always a good place to eat when you go to the music center

AR
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always have our pre-theatre meal at Kendall’s. It’s predictably wonderful. The food is delicious, the staff is the best, and we always have a great time. Even when I am downtown (or on jury duty across the street) I make it a point to stop by.

JY
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed our appetizers and drinks. A little understaffed. One waitress for 30 tables

L
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always love Kendall's for dinner before the theater - consistently good food and good service. The mussels are amazing!!

CA
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the cozy feel and the delicious aromas followed up by delectable food and wine. Our service was wonderful and this was the perfect start to our evening of theatre. Thank you!

LJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The menu is limited in scope. Both of us are eating KETO and it was difficult to go pure KETO there, even mostly KETO. They were not accommodating about things like substituting double veges in the place of the potatoes. Or taking the croutons off the salad, or 'please, no beets please in the salad'. Server was apologetic, but said that was the kitchen rules. Convenient to the theater, but we'll find another to try next time.

CD
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It is convenient when seeing a performance at the Music Cener, but I find it overly pricey for the value. I wish there were several more affordable options — perhaps something like a roast beef sandwich or a steak sandwich. They used to offer a mussel appetizer.

LW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great all around.

RG
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food is always creative and nicely done, this time was no exception. However, while service the dozens of past times was exemplary, this time it took 40 minutes to get an entree - not acceptable.

DV
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The drinks and food were very good. Unfortunately the bill was delivered before the dessert was served leading to a rushed impression.

PS
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service from David. Nice food presentation

SM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food reasonably priced amazing customer service

l
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Recommend the restaurant only for convenience to the theaters.

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