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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
Closed now
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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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Los Angeles, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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, there was nothing remotely French about the cooking. Serviceable, but nothing special. Won't repeat the... More 

Thank sandrae281
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Lomita, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 some flaws: we were asked if we wanted bread, we said yes, but the bread... More 

Thank Lisa M
1 review
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 waiter while friendly wasn't in too much of a hurry to do anything about serving... More 

Thank Steven Lawrence G
Encinitas, California
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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 approach our table. Finally, one of us got up and went to the front to... More 

Thank joangosewisch
los angeles,ca
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350 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
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 the charming restaurant where you could have a conversation with your seat mates. It was... More 

Thank mflickermd
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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, who put up with my questions: From what kind of coffee do you use (sorry)... More 

Thank RKZ90027
Santa Ana, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 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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40 restaurant reviews
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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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162 reviews
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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 busy, but the pleasant hostess seated us immediately (we had reservations). I think the fact... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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