Kendall's Brasserie

★★★★★
French Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles
  • 135 North Grand Avenue

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

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  • 213-972-7322

About Kendall's Brasserie

Hours
Sun 10:30am-10pm, Mon 11:30am-2:30pm, Tue-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 10:30am-11pm

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This was my first time dining here and I would probably recommend to a friend and return myself. My friend and I arrived for dinner 10 minutes prior to 7 o' clock. We had an 8 o'clock show at the Ahmanson Theatre. The restaurant was pretty

3
★★★★★

This was my first time dining here and I would probably recommend to a friend and return myself. My friend and I arrived for dinner 10 minutes prior to 7 o' clock. We had an 8 o'clock show at the Ahmanson Theatre. The restaurant was pretty

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I dined this week at Kendalls due to its convenient location to the theatre even though past experience has taught me that the food is overpriced & below average. Little did I know that while I ate the tiniest saltiest portion of hot

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★★★★★

I dined this week at Kendalls due to its convenient location to the theatre even though past experience has taught me that the food is overpriced & below average. Little did I know that while I ate the tiniest saltiest portion of hot

Pros: At least the doors are wide enough for a quick escape

Cons: If it doesn't come with Anntenae, it's just not Patina

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Having been here several times, there was a time I would have given it five stars, but over the years (really since the economy started to tank), so has the service and food. You occasionally get a great server, but overall, the quality

3
★★★★★

Having been here several times, there was a time I would have given it five stars, but over the years (really since the economy started to tank), so has the service and food. You occasionally get a great server, but overall, the quality

Pros: Ambiance is excellence

Cons: Service and food aren't consistent

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I'll admit this right off the bat...my wife demanded that I publish this review.
It was our anniversary and we were attending a dynamite play at the Ahmanson and we always eat French on our anniversary. Boy were we stoked!
We had arrived

3
★★★★★

I'll admit this right off the bat...my wife demanded that I publish this review.
It was our anniversary and we were attending a dynamite play at the Ahmanson and we always eat French on our anniversary. Boy were we stoked!
We had arrived

Pros: Location, Ambiance

Cons: Food Quality

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One of the nice things about downtown L.A. are the smattering of upscale hotel and theatre bars and restaurants. It was out first time to Kendall's, but we ordered the usual temptations: foie gras and lamb and oysters. The French 75s (made the correct way--with gin) were on ice and huge!

4
★★★★☆

One of the nice things about downtown L.A. are the smattering of upscale hotel and theatre bars and restaurants. It was out first time to Kendall's, but we ordered the usual temptations: foie gras and lamb and oysters. The French 75s (made the correct way--with gin) were on ice and huge!

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I am not surprised by the bad reviews for Kendall's. I had an amalgam of the experiences of the other (bad) reviewers - food is ok but nothing special and overpriced, kitchen is agonizingly slow, staff is not particularly helpful, and any

3
★★★★★

I am not surprised by the bad reviews for Kendall's. I had an amalgam of the experiences of the other (bad) reviewers - food is ok but nothing special and overpriced, kitchen is agonizingly slow, staff is not particularly helpful, and any

Pros: Location is good for the Music Center

Cons: Slow service makes its location pointless

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I'm surprised at all the bad reviews for Kendall's, because we had an excellent evening. We had a French waitress who was very helpful with selections and getting us out on time for the LA Opera. The food was great, it was easy to get

3
★★★★★

I'm surprised at all the bad reviews for Kendall's, because we had an excellent evening. We had a French waitress who was very helpful with selections and getting us out on time for the LA Opera. The food was great, it was easy to get

Pros: Excellent value, considering the location

Cons: Loud

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I was surprised to read all the negative reviews. I make it a point to dine here when I see a show at the music center. The food and service are excellent. The polenta ravioli is my favorite and the wine list is extensive. It does get

3
★★★★★

I was surprised to read all the negative reviews. I make it a point to dine here when I see a show at the music center. The food and service are excellent. The polenta ravioli is my favorite and the wine list is extensive. It does get

Pros: Next to the Music Center

Cons: Can be loud.

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So-so food at so-so prices. \r
The onion soup is good. My friend had the Rissotto and it was nothing to write home about. The pear salad was ok, but had hardly any greens. I had the shrimp and avocado salad, the dressing/vinagrette was

3
★★★★★

So-so food at so-so prices. \r
The onion soup is good. My friend had the Rissotto and it was nothing to write home about. The pear salad was ok, but had hardly any greens. I had the shrimp and avocado salad, the dressing/vinagrette was

Pros: Great service the day I went

Cons: Food was bland and not great.

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The food was not bad, decor great, but the SERVICE WAS AWFUL! I told our server upon being seated that we needed to be out at 7:30 for an 8:00 show. She said no problem. We ordered fairly simple first courses (salad/oysters - nothing that

3
★★★★★

The food was not bad, decor great, but the SERVICE WAS AWFUL! I told our server upon being seated that we needed to be out at 7:30 for an 8:00 show. She said no problem. We ordered fairly simple first courses (salad/oysters - nothing that

Pros: Nice decor

Cons: TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, AWFUL SERVICE!!!!

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I have never written a review about restaurant, but since this was the worst dining experience I?ve ever had in my life ? I feel obliged to share it with the world. \r
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Kendall's Brasserie has the advantage of proximity to the Ahmadson

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★★★★★

I have never written a review about restaurant, but since this was the worst dining experience I?ve ever had in my life ? I feel obliged to share it with the world. \r
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Kendall's Brasserie has the advantage of proximity to the Ahmadson

Pros: close to theatres

Cons: tasteless, overpriced food

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This place has great food but gets bad reviews because they get all the crowd from people going to Play's,Oprah, and a concert all at once! So the wait for the food might be a bit long, nonetheless its good food and service is great.

3
★★★★★

This place has great food but gets bad reviews because they get all the crowd from people going to Play's,Oprah, and a concert all at once! So the wait for the food might be a bit long, nonetheless its good food and service is great.

Pros: Food. Nice view of downtown. Good for people going to a show at the Music center

Cons: parking

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we went here one night after seeing a show at the opera house upstairs. Beautiful ambience and great location. We walked in around 5:00PM, very early and had a reservation for six. There was hardly anyone there and we were seated right

3
★★★★★

we went here one night after seeing a show at the opera house upstairs. Beautiful ambience and great location. We walked in around 5:00PM, very early and had a reservation for six. There was hardly anyone there and we were seated right

Pros: ambience, location

Cons: food quality and value, dirty bathrooms, high prices

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After reading earlier reviews, was somewhat concerned about our evening meal before a great show at the Ahmanson. Our apprehension was misplaced. The food was very good and the service was attentive without being pushy. Got us to the

3
★★★★★

After reading earlier reviews, was somewhat concerned about our evening meal before a great show at the Ahmanson. Our apprehension was misplaced. The food was very good and the service was attentive without being pushy. Got us to the

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I went there pre-theatre during Saturday and the dining experience was totally fine. I ordered the steak frites with lemonade, which were both decent. I also ordered a salad, which I thought was average. The service was fine.

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★★★★★

I went there pre-theatre during Saturday and the dining experience was totally fine. I ordered the steak frites with lemonade, which were both decent. I also ordered a salad, which I thought was average. The service was fine.

Pros: Near-by the Theater

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Went here after a show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The service was some of the worst I have seen in LA. Sitting at our table for 15 minutes before someone even comes by with water is rediculous. Having our waiter have to come back

3
★★★★★

Went here after a show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The service was some of the worst I have seen in LA. Sitting at our table for 15 minutes before someone even comes by with water is rediculous. Having our waiter have to come back

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Arrived at 5:45 pm, asked to be out by 7 for a 7:30 performance. Entrees arrived at 7 and at 7:15 hostess asked how we enjoyed our (expensive) dinner! Never again!

3
★★★★★

Arrived at 5:45 pm, asked to be out by 7 for a 7:30 performance. Entrees arrived at 7 and at 7:15 hostess asked how we enjoyed our (expensive) dinner! Never again!

Pros: convenient for opera

Cons: poor service

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This had to be one of my worst dining experiences ever. We started off by ordering our drinks and then our appetizers and meals. We had to ask the manager for our drinks 10 min. after we finished eating our soups, because our waiter never

3
★★★★★

This had to be one of my worst dining experiences ever. We started off by ordering our drinks and then our appetizers and meals. We had to ask the manager for our drinks 10 min. after we finished eating our soups, because our waiter never

Pros: location

Cons: , limited menu, Mediocre food

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Another downtown outpost of Joachim Splichal's empire, Kendall's is a convenient place to dine before a performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion or Walt Disney Concert Hall, especially if you don't have the time or money for…

 

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