my future mother-in-law took my fiance and i to see dame edna last night at the ahmanson but first treated us (by that i mean she paid, the food really wasn't much of a treat) to dinner at kendall's brasserie. the place was packed and bustling with obvious pre-show diners. we were seated right away although at a table smack in the middle of the action with waiters whizzing by holding hot plates of food virtually over my head. we didn't have time to wait for a better table.
we informed our witer we were going to show and he snidely retorted "i realize". even so, our entrees seem to take forever to make it to the table. when they did they were mediocre at best. i had a braised lamb shank that came atop an unattractive plate of mashed fava beans. meat was decent but what a disappointment. the food took so long that we didn't have time for coffee or dessert, which stinks when someone else is paying. my advice for pre-theater dining downtown is not to opt for kendall's brasserie.