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$20 - $35
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French, European, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

After a wonderful, but long visit to the fabulous Broad art museum, I went in to the conveniently located Kendall’s Brassiere. When I told the hostess I was solo and asked if I could order dinner at the bar, she gestured towards the bar with...a shrug. I sat for a while at the bar while the bartender took and delivered orders to others. When I was waited on, my sparkling water and pasta with beef cheeks was quickly delivered. There was a lot of sticky pasta and some chunks of beef cheek. My bottled carbonated water contained some odd ingredients: sulfites and nitrates? Bottom line: I wouldn’t go back to this restaurant. The positive side: it was crowded and people seemed to be enjoying themselves. Solo diners continue to be a challenge for some eateries.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

We were scrambling due to a 1.5 hr drive from Gardena (CA), ugh. No reservation, but got lucky and they had a table available. We took big sister to dinner and a show. The ladies had Beef Cheeks Pappardelle and they loved it, plus I...got the left overs. I had the Shrimp and Pearls, for the most part satisfying dish. Except that half the shrimp were perfectly cooked but the other half were well done. It happens but it does detract from the meal. I won't pick a shrimp dish next time, but we will go back again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

We had high hopes for Kendall’s based on a concierge recommendation, but the quality and service certainly didn’t live up to the price. We were left alone after our initial order and the server who delivered our food was not familiar with our order, and...didn’t provide sufficient silverware. The onion soup was extremely salty, the risotto was bland, and the steak overdone. It may have been an off night, but it was disappointing on a special evening.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

I ordered an Amaretto and soda, they say they searched high and low, but their delivery was delayed and that they were out of stock. “I have something close” but it was not. Later in the meal we ordered a bottle of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon...15. Again they looked an found it was out of stock, what we received was not anything similar in taste. All that being said, it was a good meal, with the Steak Frites, OUTSTANDING! Their Apple Tart dessert is very good. The Crab Cakes are too small even with two per order, but good. The Calamari was a bit chewy, Beef Bourguignon, let someone else at the next table order it. I only tasted both of these,my opinion only.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

It was a 2+hour commute from Laguna Beach to a preDisney Hall Messiah Performance, and we were shredded from the traffic. Angel', our server, quickly put us at ease and whisked a downtown elyx cocktail in front of us, and life got better. We shared...a wonderful chicken liver pate with roasted bread that was delicious. And, at Angel's recommendation I ordered an entree' size of the garlic roasted calamari (usually an appetizer) that is my new favorite way for preparing calamari, which are roasted in a garlic and wine sauce with crimini mushrooms, blistered tomatoes and peppers---out of this world. Angel was the perfect host---knowledgeable, funny, and always appearing at just the right moment. We made it to our performance with time to spare. ~LagunaBookWorm~More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

It is a nice brassiere close to various attractions, the interior is elegant reminding a certain French taste and the food is good. Not at the same level its service, not so careful and at the best to be defined as standard.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2019

It used to be great for many years, but new owners have ruined it. Poor service and a ratty looking dining room show an inexplicable and sad lack of pride in the establishment.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

Kendall's Brasserie Restaurant,located in downtown Los Angeles,California, and conveniently nearby to The Dorothy Chandler Pavillion,The Music Center and The Walt Disney Concert Hall,is a deliteful location to enjoy casual and first class, delicious fine dining and beverages ! Kendall's Brasserie is a perfect location for...a perfect couples or date nite and to meet with friends and associates before or after a show. The staff at Kendall's Brasserie is welcoming,courteous and see's to your every dining and drinking request! Their menu,with a lean towards French styles,features the most delicious freshly prepared appetizers and salads,main meals and desserts.They feature the finest cuts of beef,chicken,lamb,fish and also feature a list of vegeterian offerings as well! They have an extensive Champagne,wine and cocktail list and their mixologists can create your desired beverage.They serve a specialty house Champagne,"Patina",by the glass or bottle that is superb ! Kendall's also has seating outdoors al fresco" as well! You will be delited when you visit Kendall's Brasserie the next time you or you friends are visiting or seeing a nearby artistic performance ! . . . . . #kendallsbrasserie #dtla #patinachampagne #finedining #mustseelosangeles #letseatlosangeles #couplesniteout #datenight #ilovelosangeles #themusiccenter #thewaltdisneyconcerthall #thedorothychandlerpavillionMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2019

My friend and I were seated in a quieter, larger room to the right as you enter the Brasserie. The food was expensive, but well done. I had salmon and avocado and a salad. I shared some of it with a friend who joined our...table. My friend had a steak with fries. Tres elegant! Swank!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

We went for dinner and had a very good experience. The barramundi was pan seared and accompanied by vegetables and a tasty sauce. The steak frites came with cooked onions that accompanied it very nicely. We shared an apple pie with vanilla ice cream. One...of the best I could remember. The service was friendly. On the expensive side but I would definitely return.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Marge H
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Response from Erin R |
Sorry - no idea ? Super accommodating kitchen ... so I would think yes - But you should call
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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.
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Response from watergal48 | 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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