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Kendall’s Brasserie

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135 N Grand Ave, The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3013 (First St.)
+1 213-972-7322
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Santa Ana, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reason I give this place such a low rating concerns the food. The service was pleasant and reasonably prompt, the atmosphere convivial and the location excellent next to the LA Music Center. The food, however, takes this place to the lowest level, occupied only by two other places, one in London, the other in Capetown. If a French served... More 

Thank halbeck
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal in a decour which has a slightly authentic French feeling about it. The oysters were gorgeous and the Steak Minute was excellent steak but not as thin as minute steak should be! The kale salad was delicious. My friend had Coq Au Vin which she thoroughly enjoyed. A pity the Bordeaux wines were so pricey... More 

Thank Necia J
Santa Clarita, California
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160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Since we were going to a show at the Ahmanson Theatre, we decided to return to Kendall's Brasserie for convenience after a not-too-great experience the last time. Well, I'm glad we did because they redeemed themselves. For a Thursday at 6 pm, Kendall's was already busy, but the pleasant hostess seated us immediately (we had reservations). I think the fact... More 

Thank SgtBuffy
Goleta, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The service, food, and atmosphere were all top-notch, and the convenience to Walt Disney Concert Hall and Music Center venues can't be beat. Our server, Jesús, was great. Best of all, the Gnocchi, which are definitely not what you would expect. Unlike most other Gnocchi I've had, which can be doughy and heavy, in a heavy cream sauce, these were... More 

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Goleta, California
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Wow, I just can't give a high enough rating to this excellent restaurant. Our server, Jesus, was exemplary from start to finish as well as the entire support staff. We shared several small plates that were delicious, but the stand our was the entree that we shared, house made gnocchi, so light, and so flavorful served with a sun-dried tomato... More 

Thank BobNGoleta
Littleton, Colorado
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Had lunch here while touring the theater area. Such a lovely restaurant, we had a fun time. Professional service without being snooty. Interesting menu items and great food.

Thank husker78
Los Angeles, California
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99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Not only is every item (especially the specials) delicious but the service is impeccable. Being overly conscious of when patrons need to be in their seats at the theater every staff member pays attention. Floating Island...the greatest dessert of all time...how often can you find it? Never. But here a specialty

Thank AndreaMichaels1214
San Diego, California
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Many evenings Kendall's is completely packed with LA opera fans. Wait times are long but the faithful are usually rewarded with amazing food and outstanding service. My visit was during a quiet, mid-week evening with little going on downtown. If you think the service is great during peak periods, you must visit Kendall's during slow times. Wow, what a difference... More 

Thank Todd M
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682 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Quick summary: wide range of bistro food, very well prepared. Friendly, professional service. Very close to the Chandler Pavillion, Disney Performing Arts Center, the Broad, modern Art Museum. I had a delicious dinner here on a night that was getting a little chill. The spiced carrot soup was perhaps the best I've very had -- and I've had many as... More 

Thank Mme_X
Fort Worth, Texas
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had 4 for brunch, and liked the choices and the wine list. Service was very nice. Location next to Disney Concert Hall is perfect.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
French, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 N Grand Ave, The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3013
    (First St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-972-7322
Kendall's Brasserie and Bar at The Los Angeles Music Center is a fine dining French restaurant featuring fine wines, cocktails & oyster bar in downtown LA.

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