MessHall

Restaurants , Soul and southern American Los Feliz
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Oysters at MessHall

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Fried Chicken BLT at MessHall

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Steak tartare tacos at MessHall

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Banana cream pie at MessHall
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Outdoor patio at MessHall

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MessHall

We're currently in the throes of food nostalgia, thanks to the likes of fried brussels sprouts, lobster mac and cheese and plated desserts in jars popping up with startling predictability at every other new restaurant in town. Nowhere is this romanticization of the era more bluntly manifested than at MessHall in Los Feliz. The theme here is glorified summer camp food, with the intention to improve upon, rather than reinvent All-American comfort food favorites—the lunchtime fried oyster po’ boy is served with preserved lemon chow chow and Old Bay aioli, while Hog Chops is served atop white cheddar grits and topped with Tabasco butter. Steak tartare tacos are wrapped in a crisp Parmesan shell are creative, refreshing and tasty, 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. 

Venue name: MessHall
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Address: 4500 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles
90027
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-close, Sun 4pm-close
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Erick R

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

Sara Fay
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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.