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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“coq au vin” (4 reviews)
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French, American
$$ - $$$
135 N Grand Ave, The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3013
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband & I ate here for a Saturday lunch. The service was excellent. Israel was professional & accommodating. I absolutely loved my quiche! It was light and airy and delicious. My husband enjoyed his tuna nicoise, & the fruit plate we shared was lovely....More

Thank emilyaltaloma
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love Kendall's Brasserie. We dine there before the theatre or the opera and it has never disappointed us. Terrific food and great cocktails. I had a lovely glass of Champagne to start and it came in a coupe glass which was a delight...like being...More

Thank juanini2013
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thought it looked good and I was not disappointed. The combination of good food and very pleasant and efficient service made for an ideal business lunch. I had the soup of the day - butternut squash and a tuna albacore. Both were fresh and delicious....More

Thank Intrisk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Restaurant is the best for a pre-play or concert restaurant...you arrive early enough to get a good parking space and easy walking to and then go Theater...food is reasonable and tasty..from cheese/charcuterie trays to good salads/soups to steak and fritters...

Thank keirenf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My best friend and I have season tickets to the Ahmanson Theater in downtown Los Angeles and we often go to Kendall's after the show for a drink or a glass of champagne and a bit to eat. We like to sit and talk with...More

Thank Dean B
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Kendall's is the only sit-down restaurant at the Los Angeles Music Center, other than Patina at Disney Hall, whose prices are stratospheric. Despite having little competition within an easy walk of cultural venues, Kendall's offers excellent food and service, in addition to convenience and value....More

Thank AjayLA2
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I won tickets to go see a show at the Ahmanson theater a couple of weeks ago and decided to book reservations here. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the overall experience. I had the bouillabaisse and absolutely loved the flavors. The...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The food and service were excellent. Loved the warm marinated olives, chopped salad, branzino, onion tart and coq a vin. Large portions. Only downside is the couch seating is too low for the tables.

Thank Francophile1969
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Every time I go to the Ahmanson or the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion , Kendall's is always a must. You can dine inside which has a classy but cozy French ambience, or you can choose to sit at the patio. One time we got really lucky...More

Thank Carla C
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Kendall’s used to be a favorite, but the quality has really declined with each visit in recent years. They probably survive on the courthouse crowd at lunch and pre-theatre crowd at dinner, but it’s just not good anymore. Dry chicken, small portions, tasteless beet salad,...More

Thank BCM
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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.
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
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • 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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