Kendall’s Brasserie

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4.3
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4764 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Dinner before the Opera. We had good service this time. The food is always good. We were able to get to our talk before the opera so it was very good overall.

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Mediocre food. Waiter was nice but had way too many tables. Not really worth the price

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G
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I find that the quality of the food has declined. There are fewer items on the menu and the preparation of some dishes is not as good. For example, the mussels have too much cream. I much prefer the more traditional version without cream.

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AL
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Good food, great drinks, and very convenient to the music center venues

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DK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There are four of us in our theatre group and having tried many other eateries, we unanimously agree that Kendall's is our preference over all. We enjoy the variety of menu choices, the service and the ambiance. The servers make sure we get out on time to make our curtain time. It is part of our over all enjoyment of the entire afternoon. Yes, we do recommend Kendall's to our friends and family who plan to be in the area.

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AF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my sister for her birthday before a Saturday matinee at the Ahmanson theatre. Grace, our waitress, was very nice. She surprised us with a dessert treat for my sister on the house which was unexpectedly generous and appreciated.

Kendall’s is a great place to dine before you go to see anything at the Music Center.

Well done! Much appreciated. I’ll be back, Kendall’s!!

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WD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much for the lovely birthday surprise for my mom! She and my nephew enjoyed themselves!

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SH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Bleach smell in dining area offensive. Noise level too high. Ability to get you in/out for theatre is good but prefer better food options for light dining.

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WY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was nice. Will definitely eat here again!!

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MG
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kendall's has a varied menu and is open to special dietary requests. They aim to provide their patrons with many choices and excellent service. We had a lovely meal prior to attending a show and all of our needs were seen to without feeling like we were being interrupted from our conversation. It was a pleasure to dine with you!

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f
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love coming here, and taking people out to dinner here when we have out of town visitors! It's also the best place to eat when going to a play. The menu never disappoints, and the biggest problem I have is narrowing down what I want to order! In fact, I have been known to order multiple dishes just because they are all so good!

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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Only issue I had was when I ordered a simple tanqueray & tonic cocktail, it was not well crafted or balanced between the tonic and gin. That seemed odd given its simplicity.

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

Very enjoyable. Meal was delicious and server was great and attentive.

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E
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have been here a number of times. Rather pricy, but considering the location and good quality, not a problem.

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A
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The lighting is to bright, it has the ambiance and frenetic pace of cafeteria. The menu is limited. Food quality of what they had was very good, but not great (5*). Service ruined the evening, waiters swithched, couldnt get their attention, no notice we would be swithching waiters after our original waiter left. I only go there when attending a performance at the DCP.

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C
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Escargot was served cold and returned. Beef short rib was served luke warm. Wine was a Grand Cru, Clos de la Roche 2002 and saved the meal.

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CT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were 8 at Kendall's before an opera performance. The service was courteous and efficient and the food was very good. It was a perfect pre-performance dinner spot. And, BTW, I changed the number in our reservation no fewer than 5 times and each time the hostess was courteous and accommodating. To top off this five star experience, we attended a lecture by James Conlon and a five star performance of La Traviata. A perfect evening.

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NP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Disappointed with the service this time around! Our waiter appeared “too busy” to provide much attention. Martinis were too watery, and with too much Vermouth. Service and drinks were significantly better on a prior visit. The food was consistently good.

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S
Los Angeles
271 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The best place to have a bite to eat before shows at the Music Center.

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DA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kendall's is always outstanding, just a delight. French onion soup like the French make!

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CS
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

There were five of us that went to the restaurant before seeing a play at the Wallis Annenberg theater. We all enjoyed the food and the ambience of the restaurant in the very cheerful and informative staff made the meal very enjoyable and the food was quite tasty.

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c
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We were seated in the small library, which has less charm than other parts of the restaurant, and was very loud even with only four tables.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

We had reservations and they put us in a dingy annex room with no other people. Not what we were expecting.

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j
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Kendalls is a great place to go before a Music Center performance
they know how to get you out on time

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NM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had such a lovely time, I was on my own, with a book to read before going to the Opening Night of "Happy Days" with Dianne Wiest, at the Mark Taper. There were many theatre-goers at the other tables, with a sense of excitement in the air. The butter lettuce salad with chicken added was superb!

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A little expensive, but overall worth it.

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PJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Whenever we are going to an event on Bunker Hill (museum or performing arts performance), we try to eat at Kendall's. The food is wonderful and the service is always excellent. It is super convenient. There are usually regulars at the bar who are always interesting to talk with. To sum it up, great food and service in a friendly atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The waiter was amazing and I really loved the food. But the manager was incredibly rude with us, such a dame the way he talks to costumers.

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P
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

They were very good to keep our table open even though we were 15 minutes late. We still got the table we wanted. As usual, after a performance it was super-busy, so the waiter was efficient but harried. The food was excellent... the onion soup flavorful but not too salty as is often the case - and the tagliatelle was lightly creamy but not overly rich. Good wines on offer too, and fun people watching.

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L
Los Angeles
232 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

This is a great place to eat because not only is the food good but it is close to Disney Hall, Chandler Pavillion and Mark Taper. It is always crowded and noisy but it is a good vibe. My risotto was exceptionally tasty due to the asparagus and green beans. My friend's beef short ribs was outstanding (so tender!) and I will have that next time. The floating island is a nice, light, although very sweet, dessert.

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S
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location when going to the Music Center or Disney Hall. Nice menu for a meal before or after a concert or play.

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LV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was served in a timely manor. Service was fine food was good

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R
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

We went to Kendall’s Brasserie because it’s close to the Disney Hall.
We’ve been here in the past but I haven’t wanted to return in a long time.
The food is ok, nothing great. I had Skuna salmon covered with bread crumbs. The salmon had no flavor.
We won’t return again.

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LA
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Kendall's. My favorite is the grilled calamari.

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RD
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We came to this restaurant for the first time for a pre-performance dinner. Kendall's was lively and had a nice charm. The French bread and garlic calamari were delicious starters. The follow-up dishes - French onion soup, endive salad and skirt steak - were equally tasty and delivered promptly with good service.

The only disappointment was my attempt to order a glass of Carpano antica vermouth, which I had seen in a recent Yelp posting for this locale. The waitress claimed they didn't have it since it wasn't listed on the dinner menu, and she wouldn't check with the bar about vermouth availability. This seems odd since vermouth is a common ingredient for martinis and Manhattans.

We will likely return for another pre-performance dinner.

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n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

best waitress sylvaine ,fast ,polite, does not keep bothering asking questions and remember order perfectly ..even when you have a picky guest!

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TN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food is great. But it seemed that they favored the regular customers over us, even though it was our anniversary.

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GG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this Place! The food seems to have gotten even better. It's a pre-theatre standard for us!

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RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love the restaurant. Everything was delicious. The food was interesting and the way the bread is served is fun.

Service was excellent, and that was critical for us because we planned our dinner around going to a play at the Ahmanson. We will come back whenever we are downtown.

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PG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Waiter was very slow and it took 20+ minutes to get our wine served.

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