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Kendall's Brasserie, Los Angeles, CA

Kendall's Brasserie

3.7
3.7
380 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

Located in DTLA on Grand Avenue at The Music Center, Kendall’s is a modern take on a classic French Brasserie. Guests are invited to dine al fresco on the patio, with an inventive cocktail at a modern bar, or over a meal in a light, expressive interior. With a focus on local ingredients, the menu reenergizes classic French dishes like house-cured Cote de Boeuf and Provencal Mussels and Prawns with a touch of “je ne sais quoi”.

The health and safety of our guests, staff, and visitors/volunteers at the Music Center remains a top priority. As such, Kendall’s has adopted protocols from the CDC and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. All guests entering indoor portions of the restaurant will be required to show proof of full vaccination. Physical vaccination cards or digital copies will be accepted.

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Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 972-7322

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Kendall's is on Grand Avenue at The Music Center.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 380 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. ST

    StanleyT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Besides the appetizers and salads, the lunch menu had four items. When we ordered the braised beef, we were told that they are out of beef. We walked out.

  2. PC

    PierreC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Decor is awful as well as lighting. Was better before this renovation. Way too noisy. Service was excellent and fast. Food is quite average.

  3. JS

    JoshuaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The soups were good, but the salmon entrees were terrible. They lacked flavor and substance. The server was nice, but absent-minded. We had to call her over several times to place orders and get our check. It was also disappointing to hear that cappuccinos were unavailable.

  4. PG

    PalisadesGal

    Los Angeles

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience2

    So sad that the possibility of a fine restaurant is not available. The food was very mediocre but at least the service was fine and the servers really tried to make up of the lack of quality food .

  5. E

    Elaine

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Since reopening, Kendall’s has become livelier as a result of its more contemporary decor and overall ambiance. The menu choices & the quality of the cuisine have also been improved. We had an excellent dinner & the service was highly professional.

  6. L

    Larry

    Los Angeles

    58 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    This was one of the worst meals I have ever had. My French Onion Soup was bland and the mussels were undercooked with most of the mussels never opening. I sent them back to the kitchen and had the same problem with the second bowl of mussels. Who ever heard of putting mustard in the broth the mussels are cooked in anyway? Kendall’s used to be a reliable French Brasserie. It’s very expensive and not worth a visit. I should have sent the food back and asked for a refund!

  7. NP

    NPE1

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    We were initially seated inside Kendall’s ) presently under new management). We chose this restaurant because of its convenient location prior to going to the Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion. We were assigned to an unfriendly, rude mannered waiter whose demeanor indicated that he did not like neither his customers (us) nor his job. We were “rescued” by Françoise, the manager, who allowed us to be seated outside with family and friends. Françoise truly saved the evening! She was friendly and attentive. The food and drinks were OK, although other family and friends were disappointed.

  8. LC

    LindseyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food1service3ambience4

    I've never paid so much for a mediocre meal. I had the burger for $28 and it was inedible. Everyone at my table was very disappointed with the food, especially for the prices that they charge. Will never go back.

  9. LF

    LaurenceF

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was very good and service was great. We went before theater and had plenty of time.

  10. S

    Sean

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Fun evening before a theater production. Several ingredients were unavailable though, which was a bit odd. Appetizers were also not easily shareable with a group.

  11. S

    Suzetti

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent resource for pre play at the Ahmanson. Delicious food, great atmosphere, easy stroll to the theater!

  12. OG

    OldGraves

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Have been coming to Kendall's for over 20 years. I'm a theatre patron so it is very convenient. Last night was one of my least enjoyable experiences. Since the remodel, there are no soft surfaces to absorb sound so it was very noisy. So noisy that, it was hard to carry on a conversation with my dining partner. The server taking orders was working very hard was very personable but it was obvious he had too many tables. The kitchen forgot the protein on my salad but remembered to leave out the shallots. And then the other server set my plate to the center of the table instead of in front of me even after I indicated it was for me. The menu is very limited and most items are overpriced for what you get. On the plus side, my old fashioned was nice (although the couldn't make my first cocktail choice for lack of drambuie) and we were able to easily make our Ahmanson performance. I think I'll consider bringing a box dinner next time and eating on the plaza.

  13. JU

    JanU

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The beef Bourguignon was good. But the salmon was a very small serving on a huge plate. Not a good presentation. 5 snappeas on the plate was ridiculous. I have been a long time customer. It used to be better. Two months ago I was told there would be a new menu. Still hasnt happened. The martini pour for $16 was a joke. Wine pour was ok. Our server did a nice job.

  14. SH

    SusanH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience1

    The service was very slow, but our waitress couldn't have been nicer and was very friendly. Seemed to be understaffed. The French Onion soup was spicy and not good. Not like the old from pre-covid days. The waitress exchanged it for the butternut squash soup which was good. Salad was good too. My friend had the hangar steak which was ok, but she said she wouldn't order it again. Not too much flavor and served with a sauce that tasted like the base for the onion soup. Very limited menu. Unfortunately, it's the only restaurant close to the Music Center to have dinner.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for reviewing us, SusanH. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. It’s important for us know how we can better serve our customers and your comments will be shared with the team.

  15. KP

    KarenP

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tyler, our server, was attentive and delightful! We had a fabulous time and enjoyed our fare. Will definitely return.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    KarenP, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. See you next time!

  16. MG

    MarkG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    service excellent, only issue is, not enough waiters, try to improve that aspect

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    MarkG, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. We are always trying to get more amazing staff, so thank you for understanding and a positive review.

  17. PE

    PaulE

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    First of all our server and the rest of the staff were very nice. We arrived for our reservation early because we were seeing a play that night. As soon as we were seated our server let us know they were short staffed. Short staffed on the night of a play? C'mon Kendall's. My ordered the mushrooms as an appetizer. They were cold. My wife ordered the salmon which she said was "ok". I ordered the Beef bourgeon. While the beef, and vegetables were just the right temperature, the mashed potatoes they were served on were cold. We also ordered a desert, at the same time we ordered our meal because we knew they were short staffed, Never got the desert. Again the wait staff were doing there best, the food was only average.

  18. t

    teresab

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was very mediocre. Location is convenient to music center. Service was good for a busy evening

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for reviewing us, teresab. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. We will share this with the rest of the team.

  19. O

    Oxman78

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Kendall’s has changed for the worse. While service was good, given the struggles in staffing in hospitality these days, the ambiance and food were not only disappointing, but exceedingly overpriced. My husband and I ordered the same fish, the barramundi. My cut was HALF the size—not exaggerating. I think my fish was about 2.5 - 3 oz, at best. It was half the size of my palm. Both cuts were overcooked. It was a complete fail for $38. We also had the same specialty non-alcoholic drink for $13…it was less than 4oz of liquid. I don’t mind spending well on a good meal, but a high cost for a meal that was a complete fail is unacceptable. The dessert, comped because of the poor food quality, was good. We had the orange crème brûlée, which was solid. And to cap it all off, the changed ambiance is a total fail. It seems to be inspired by the question: “what if we did a cheap Coco’s overlay with bad 70s influences, but didn’t complete the job by getting fully rid of the old bistro theming?” In this case, “meh” would be a compliment.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    We’re sorry to hear about your experience, Oxman78, but the feedback is appreciated. Hope you’ll give us another chance in the future.

  20. HS

    HarryS

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Server advised us that they were short-staffed. No problem. We're patient. But the rapini was tough/unchewable, the fish a bit tough as well. I would have liked a cappuccino, but it was going to take an extra 20 minutes--no barista--so we didn't wait. Kendall's is convenient to the theaters, but it was disappointing yesterday. I'll probably head for Vespaio.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Hi HarryS, we wish your experience could have been better, but appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are always looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction and will pass your comments along to management.

  21. LC

    LeanneC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience2

    Food was great, server was friendly. But with COVID still a possibility it was very uncomfortable to be crammed inside with only about 2 feet between tables and no outside dining optional.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for reviewing us, LeanneC. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. Your comments will be passed along to the management team.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although they were short on staff and very apologetic the staff was hustling and no one was left waiting for food and everything was delicious. I would definitely go back, especially for the Orange Crème Brûlée.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    We will share this with the team! We are always trying to get more amazing staff, so thank you for understanding and a positive review.

  23. J

    Jayce

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    They need to open at 11:00AM on days when the Music Center has a 1:00PM matinee. Although the food is wonderful, it’s difficult to enjoy it when you have to gobble it down to make it to the theater in time for the show, especially when you have to line up for the Covid check in.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for the constructive criticism, and sorry we couldn’t make it a 5 star experience. We’ll use this as a learning experience as to how we can improve.

  24. D

    Disappointed

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    We have to find another restaurant. Kendall's doesn't open early enough to eat before 1:00pm performances; doesn't have enough staff to serve the customers it does have; and the food choices are very limited and not tasty any more, just more expensive. Sadly, we give up. It's such a perfect location, just need a better run restaurant there.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for your feedback, Disappointed. We’re sorry to hear we disappointed you. Your comments will be shared with the rest of the team.

  25. D

    Delicious

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    I remember visiting Kendall’s often before the pandemic, and really enjoying the food, the service, and the ambiance. Unfortunately, the quality of the food and the service has taken a bit of a dive since reopening. My hope is to see things improve as the pandemic continues to decline, because this is such a lovely dinner spot before seeing a show downtown! I had brought my boyfriend for his birthday, and although I had told someone, they did nothing to celebrate him. The highlight of the menu was the butternut squash soup- DELICIOUS! But everyone else was just okay, unfortunately nothing unique or special. Will consider going back for the soup and a cocktail!

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Delicious, thank you for the feedback. It’s important for us know how we can better serve our customers and your comments will be shared with the team. Unfortunately we do not have a birthday program at the music center.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super experience! Happy to be back! Kendall’s is the HOT spot with high-quality ingredients and a diverse menu! Thank you!

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Hi OpenTable, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope you have an amazing day!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Sam really made our experience very memorable! He was kind, attentive, helpful and thoughtful. He was always right there for us when we needed something. The food was excellent and Sam assisted us with our choices. He is an asset to your team and we would love to be seated with him again soon.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Hi OpenTable, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope you have an amazing day!

  28. B

    Bubbie

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Before theater. Very busy! Too busy!!

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for the feedback. We’re sorry your experience wasn’t the best it could be. Your comments will be passed along to the management team.

  29. a

    abircsak

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great service.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for the review. Hope to see you again soon!

  30. JA

    JaneA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Hamburg was way over cooked, charred black…would not recommend ordering

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    We appreciate the review of our smash burger, JaneA. Thanks for taking the time. Have a wonderful day!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and convenient to the LA Music Center.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Hi OpenTable, thank you so much for the review. See you next time!

  32. DI

    DIROD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! I’m so glad that you brought back the muscles in the original sauce. And I also liked there being someone to check our vaccine credentials before the meal.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    DIROD, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  33. CB

    CarlaB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience1

    The food and wine were outstanding. The music was intolerable. The noise level continued to rise throughout dinner. We left as soon as we finished eating.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    We’re so sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience. Your remarks will be shared with the team.

  34. S

    Skeew

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kendall's has reopened and is once again a great place for dinner before a show at the Music Center.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  35. RP

    RickP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed all the food service was great, we go again

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Hi RickP, thank you so much for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  36. AA

    AlbertA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Excellent service. A bit too noisy for table conversation.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Hi AlbertA, thank you so much for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  37. SW

    SusannaW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    I wrote a review on Yelp. Kendall’s menu had been simplified (and not in a good way) for Mother’s Day, solely to accommodate more clients. The food was served almost as soon as we’d ordered it, like it had been sitting there ready to go, and had neither an attractive appearance nor a particularly good flavor. The one outstanding feature was the price. Ridiculous charges for such mediocre food; if they want to keep clients, they’d best step it up.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for reviewing us. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. We will share this with the rest of the team.

  38. MH

    MurrayH

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    Waited 45 minutes before entree was brought to the table. Salmon was overdone and dry. Very frustrating and was almost late to the Taper

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Hi MurrayH, we wish your experience could have been better, but appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Your comments will be passed along to the management team.

  39. LA

    LesleyA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food really good. Ambiance of the restaurant really nice. Relaxing, chill. Prices aren't cheap, but expected due to the location. Had a fun, nice and would go back experience.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks so much for the kind words, LesleyA. Have a great day!

  40. KC

    KCkid

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Probably wouldnt go back even though convenient to Disney hall. Service was slow- asked for bread 3x. Food was not hot when served and not that great. Sauces on food were tasty though. Sat outside which was nice option and kept noise level down. We mentioned several times we were celebrating a bday and no acknowledgement.

    Kendall's BrasserieResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for reviewing us, KCkid. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. We are always looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction and will pass your comments along to management.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Kendall's Brasserie is rated 3.7 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Kendall's Brasserie

135 N Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kendall's is on Grand Avenue at The Music Center.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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