Patina Restaurant Group Reopens Kendall's Brasserie in Downtown LA
Chef Joachim Splichal and Patina Restaurant Group unveiled the exciting reinvention of Kendall’s Brasserie, now open for brunch, lunch and dinner at The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles. A modern, artistic, and vibrant take on the traditional French brasserie, the all-new Kendall’s Brassiere dishes out revamped menus by Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc who has playfully enhanced his take on contemporary, regional French cuisine, inspired by his most recent culinary pilgrimage to his hometown in Lyon, France. Kendall’s Brasserie is open daily for lunch, with dinner from Tuesday through Sunday, and a weekend brunch. Soon, Kendall’s Brasserie will also reveal the all-new The Boardroom, an exclusive lounge where guests can indulge late into the evening with chic Parisian bites, cocktails, and live music on select nights.
French Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc helms the kitchen at Kendall’s Brassiere, treating guests to brasserie cuisine with a modern twist inspired by his recent travels throughout France—including his hometown of Lyon. Bosc indulges guests with the modern comforts of regional French fare and dishes out a variety of house-made charcuterie along with an array of small plates, seasonal salads, sandwiches and entrees. Handcrafted, cured, and aged onsite, the meat selection includes Porc en Trois with head cheese, crispy pig ears, trotter croquettes, and mustards, and a Jidori Pate with truffle essence, port wine gelée, grilled bread, radish, and cornichons. Guests can share starters such as Deviled Eggs with lemon aioli topped with Santa Barbara sea urchin, or Escargots from Burgundy, bathing in an absinthe-garlic butter and tucked underneath puff pastry. Main courses vary from bountiful, seasonal salads to heartier entrees, including a Croque Madame with Gruyère on buttered brioche, a farm fried egg, and Mornay sauce with a side of duck fat fries, and a Bouillabaisse rich with monkfish, mussels, clams, lobster jus, fennel, marble potatoes, leeks and saffron.
Whether for happy hour, pre- or post-performance at The Music Center or a special dining experience, Kendall’s Brasserie blossoms into a premier destination for spirits enthusiasts. At the heart of the restaurant is an expanded walk-up bar with expanded seating, offering a new cocktail menu full of French favorites with modern twists, the vision of Patina Restaurant Group Corporate Mixologist Evan Charest. Varying from light and refreshing to strong and aromatic, the extensive cocktail list includes a Parisian Mule with cognac, ginger syrup lemon, mint, and Champagne; a Hemingway Daiquiri with Atlántico Platino rum, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, grapefruit juice, and lime, and the classic Sazerac with Herbsaint rinse, Rittenhouse rye, Peychauds bitters, and Angostura bitters.
Kendall’s Brasserie Happy Hour offers patrons the opportunity to enjoy $6 beers, $7 wines by the glass, and $8 house cocktails. The happy hour takes place every Tuesday through Friday from 2—6 p.m.
Born in Lyon, France, Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc has a storied history in the Los Angeles French culinary scene and refreshes the Kendall’s Brasserie menu to harmonize with the new interiors. Staying true to his traditional French cooking style, Bosc creates his own versions of classic French regional cuisine and plats du jour, in addition to making his own charcuterie. After a recent visit to Lyon, Chef Bosc returns to Kendall’s Brasserie with a rejuvenated and modernized approach that is exemplified through polished plates, contrasting textures, and refined flavors. Bosc joined Kendall’s Brasserie at The Music Center in 2016, after 12 years as the executive chef and owner of the Los Angeles restaurant Mimosa. Since his arrival at Kendall’s Brasserie, Bosc has treated patrons to authentic, upscale French brasserie cuisine informed by both his extensive experience and his childhood in the South of France.
The reimagined restaurant brings Parisian romance to Downtown LA. Drawing inspiration from its location at The Music Center, Chef Jean Pierre Bosc’s culinary travels, and the muse of the contemporary, sophisticated Parisian, the new Kendall’s Brasserie exudes confidence with airy and energetic interiors. The space now includes two main dining areas, a walk-up bar, communal tables, a street-side patio, and a private dining room.
Chic hues of Paris grey and antique white fill the interior, sprinkled with pops of pale wine, mustard, botanic green, and Burgundy red. The antique finishes, hints of brass, and textured ironwork, evoke subtle French influences while an array of potted plants create warmth and energy. Upgrades include refinished floors, weathered tones, wood paneling, raw industrial tables paired with modern twists on classic brasserie chairs, and bold mid-century inspired lighting fixtures that illuminate the eclectic dining areas. Dishes are served on mustard and aborigine plateware as an homage to the original Kendall’s Brasserie. Thought and consideration to detail is also evident in the refined uniforms of the servers and bar staff, who wear chic, Parisian-inspired gray and white attire with touches of brown and olive suede’s paired with olive canvas aprons.
In the next couple of months, Kendall’s Brasserie will open its doors to The Boardroom, the sleek and sophisticated lounge located within the restaurant that pays respect to post-war era cuisine, art, and culture through a unique, multifaceted lifestyle experience. The lounge will offer Parisian comfort food, specialty cocktails, and live music on select evenings. Additional details will be provided in February.