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Kendall’s Brasserie

135 N Grand Ave, The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3013
+1 213-972-7322
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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French, American
$$ - $$$
135 N Grand Ave, The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3013
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While it was impossible to get a pre-ballet reservation for lunch, we were easily seated at a patio table. The service was friendly, the ambiance was great, and while limited, even the menu looked promising. Alas, while this was advertised as a classic French brasserie,...More

Thank sandrae281
Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked in advance and were ushered to our table straight away. Waiter was very helpful and informative. My partner's Barramundi with crispy skin cooked to perfection. My bouillaisse good depth of flavour. Overall, a great experience!

Thank Francois B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most others, stopped in here between two court appearances. Two of us sat at the bar, which was fine for us, but make reservations for larger groups. The food was tasty, and the service was pretty good considering the lunch crowd, but there were...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It started with a 6pm reservation and a line up 8 people just waiting to be seated that never moved because the front desk people couldn't get it together. We had theatre tickets so we were luck to locate two chairs at the bar. The...More

Thank Steven Lawrence G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've dined here several times prior to a Sunday matinee performance at the Ahmanson. Most times our service is excellent. This time however, it was a different experience. We were seated, with a reservation, and we waited and waited and waited for someone, anyone, to...More

Thank joangosewisch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming to Kendalls since it opened and have always found the food, service ,and ambience very welcoming and good. They recently underwent a remodel and I have to say the change was for the worst. First of all, it is no longer...More

Thank mflickermd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here before going to the AHMANSON theatre and they do everything but carry you to your seat . They want to make sure you have a good dining experience and arrive at your seat on time. I had a great waiter, Angel Baez,...More

Thank RKZ90027
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank halbeck
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...More

Thank Necia J
Reviewed 4 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...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
when and what is the green hour?
1 April 2016|
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Response from Mike W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - but do not know of any. Doubtful as it supports the theatre district.
what time should I make my reservation on Thursday with concert at 8:00
2 November 2015|
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Response from watergalEncino_CA | Reviewed this property |
You should make your reservation for 6 pm or 6:15 would be fine you will be finished by 7:30 and easy walk to your performance
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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.