MessHall

Restaurants, Soul and southern American Los Feliz
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanOutdoor patio at MessHall
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The theme at Messhall? Glorified summer camp food, with the intention to improve upon All-American comfort food favorites—turkey kale chili is served with fresh cornbread, smoked corn fritters are garnished with a poblano and pumpkin seed romesco, and the fried chicken sandwich does justice to the recent dish of the moment. Oyster fanatics will be happy to know that MessHall has an excellent raw bar, stocked with plenty of bivalves, ceviche, shrimp cocktails and tuna tartare.

By: Tien Nguyen

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Venue name: MessHall
Contact:
Address: 4500 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles
90027
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-close, Sun 4pm-close
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Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

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My last spot for Dine LA, and I'm so glad I tried this famous place in Los Feliz.  It's location is on the north end of the famous HIllhurt street but it's a good find.


Luckily, we had a reservation as this place gets packed.  It probably was also because it was a Friday evening.  We were seated at the communal firepit table which I really enjoyed for ambiance.  I think for a larger dinner, I'd certainly book this area and it could probably fit 12 people around it.  Be warned as it does get warm!

The Dine LA menu had 3 courses and we tried a bit of everything but the standout was the short rib dish! WOW! Such a flavorful and delicious plate of goodness! It was worth getting this dish for Dine LA because on the regular menu it's over $20 when the dine la package is $40 - worth it!  Also what really stole the show was the dessert!  It was a fantastic bread pudding ball.  Get it!

Amazing service but there seemed to be some confusion at the beginning as we had 2 different staff coming at us.  Later they figured it out fortunately. 

Will be coming back!
tastemaker

Amazing cocktails and a pet friendly patio, what more can you need?  With solid food and good service, MessHall makes a fine neighborhood standby when you're in the mood for a hearty and casual dinner.  The cocktails are really where the restaurant shines.  Each one is full of flavor and not easily categorized.  On last visit, we were wowed by "The Winchester."  Parking nearby can be tricky, unless you're big on valet, but it's doable.

tastemaker

I am a big fan of Mess Hall for many reasons. They have a large and impressive drink menu that has options that range from simple to adventurous. Their food menu is equally as vast, with many shareable dishes that can satisfy a group. Every time I come here though, I most look forward to the great oysters they serve. Whenever I am heading to a show at the Greek, I try and stop by Mess Hall beforehand. It's an excellent place for a meal before your concert. 


This is a great brunch spot!  It feels like a classier version summer camp in the Pacific Northwest without the Birkenstocks.

moderator

I love coming here before seeing a show at the Greek. It has some of the best weeknight specials that go way beyond happy hour: $12 burger-and-beer on Mondays, $1 oysters and tacos on Tuesdays (+ $5 beers!), and Thursdays are throwback-themed cocktails at throwback prices. Speaking of cocktails, they're solid here. If it's not too busy, put your trust in the bartenders, name a type of booze, and ask them to make you something fun. The food could be a little better, but it's a great neighborhood spot.