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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
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Redondo Beach, California
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

Since this spot is next to Disney's Concert Hall where we came to see Kristin Chenoweth , we stopped in for appetizers. Place was very busy but Heather got our order and food quickly. The Crab Cake ($17) was small, lacked any remarkable seasoning, and was served over something akin to cole slaw, but wasn't. The six escargots ($14) were... More 

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Patina_Group, Manager at Kendall’s Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to contact us about your dining experience at Kendall’s brasserie this weekend, as the Service Manager of the restaurant, your comments were forwarded to me for review and follow-up. I am disappointed to hear about your dissatisfaction with your visit. Your comments have been discussed with the staff and we will do our very... More 

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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2015

This trendy barsserie is located on the street level of the California Plaza which houses the Ahmanson theater, opera house, others. this restarant is friendly with great abience

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Patina_Group, Manager at Kendall’s Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kendalls Brasserie, as the Service Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind scores and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Please... More 

Oakland, California
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133 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Lovely space with attentive wait staff. Lunch was moderately priced and adequate- nothing special. Location is excellent if visiting the Broad or other attractions in the neighborhood.

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Patina_Group, Manager at Kendall’s Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kendalls Brasserie, as the Service Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind scores and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Please... More 

Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2015

Went before a show at the theater downtown. The food was great. The service was amazing. I was a little on the fence because the yelp reviews were mixed, but the guy I was going with has great luck at picking good restaurants so I was in! I'm glad we went. Fist, before I talk about the food, was the... More 

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Patina_Group, Manager at Kendall’s Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kendalls Brasserie, as the Service Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind scores and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Please... More 

Encino, CA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2015

Attentive service. They are very good about seating you quickly and getting you out on time to go to theater without rushing. For example, they ask you if you want dessert during dinner so they can bring it to your table promptly after you finish main course. I loved the French onion soup, macaroni and cheese and cream brulee. The... More 

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Patina_Group, Manager at Kendall’s Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kendalls Brasserie, as the Service Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind scores and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Please... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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174 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2015

After a short visit to Disney Hall (only the outside was open) and a long visit to the other architectural wonders in this multi-block area, we grabbed the first cool spot. It was a great selection for 3PM and record temperatures for October. The bar tender was a man for all seasons and reasons. He helped us select a vodka... More 

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Patina_Group, Manager at Kendall’s Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kendalls Brasserie, as the Service Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind scores and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Please... More 

Los Angeles, California
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We had weekday evening theatre tickets and got a robo call that all three theaters had shows and to all extra time for parking. We decided to arrive early and have dinner nearby. We heard nice things about the restaurant so we decided to give it a try. A minute reservations were not available, I've heard I you need to... More 

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Patina_Group, Manager at Kendall’s Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kendalls Brasserie, as the Service Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind scores and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Please... More 

Los Angeles, California
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had oysters, avocado salad, steak frites, and flatbread pizza and it was all very good. They served the small oysters from the Northwest, and the steak was hanger steak but very good. We sat outside which was great and the inside is nice as well. Decoration/atmosphere is pretty much French Brasserie as imagined by large corporate restaurant owner. Great... More 

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Thank TheKoonah
Patina_Group, Manager at Kendall’s Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kendalls Brasserie, as the Service Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind scores and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Please... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2015

Right next door to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, my friend and I ate here after seeing a show at LA Opera. The food was delicious.

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Thank Jacqueline K
Patina_Group, Manager at Kendall’s Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kendalls Brasserie, as the Service Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind scores and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Please... More 

Los Angeles
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108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Kendalls has location. It's the only decent place close to the County offices, and a good deal nicer than the County cafeteria! Well, that overstates it. Everything is fine and quite predictable, a tad pricey. But I do like the onion soup.

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Patina_Group, Manager at Kendall’s Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kendalls Brasserie, as the Service Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind scores and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Please... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
French, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-972-7322
Description
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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Downey
over a year ago
Los Angeles, California

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