13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA | Directions 9142334.147560 -118.428440
Neighborhoods: South Valley
Delicious!!! – I went there last night with a girlfriend and then had to bring my boyfriend back tonight. This place has amazing food. Try the calamari, the brie nachos, the ceviche, the chopped salad...
Tonight I had the salmon which was served on a yummy bed of quinoa. My boyfriend loved his pulled pork sandwich, too. Honestly, I haven't had a thing here that I don't like!!
The atmosphere is casual cool...I don't feel like I have to dress up, but I also don't feel like I would be out of place if I did. Aaron is a great chef and spends a lot of time talking to his patrons. This place is a new favorite, for sure!
Yummy – This place is absolutely yummy! Love the pulled chicken and the baked mac and cheese. The beer flights are so much fun and go great with the food. GO THERE!
Cater your next event – I actually had a presentation with a group of people and was looking to bring food for around 20 people. Saw this BBQ place and decided to give it a try. I am sure glad we did! The tri-tip, the ribs, the pork, the chicken, the fried mac n cheese....all EXCELLENT! Every single person who attended was commenting on how great the food was and asked "where did you get this?" Thanks Boneyard Bistro...we closed the deal!
Great BBQ & Burgers – My friend and I both Southerners decided to give Boneyard Bistro a try. We decided to share the kobe beef Classic Burger and the St. Louis ribs. They were both so good. We also had a side of the fried mac'n cheese with the hot sauce. The burger was so juicy and we added the blue cheese and it brought out the flavors of the beef and the applewood smoked bacon. The bun was so soft. The ribs were juicy and the sauce is very good. I highly recommend. We were going to get the baby backs and the chef recommended the St. Louis and it was good choice. They bring out some bread and these little corn muffins which are so good.
Big Let down – We arrived at the restaurant and the place was about 1/4 full. We asked if we could sit in a booth, but the host/waiter said that he had to check on the reservations. He came back and finally gave us an open table like he was doing us a favor. It took forever to get a couple of waters. However, we were pleasantly surprised to see that wine was 1/2 off with a great selection. We ordered the 1/2 Chicken with the side of collards and baked beans, and my fiance had the baby back ribs with cole slaw and french fries. I have to say that the chicken and the ribs were disapointing because they were both very, very dry. Also, the collard greens were far from green. They were absolutely terrible. The only part we enjoyed were the cole slaw and baked beans which were delicious. I have to say the main reason I went there was for the ribs, as there are not too manyu rib joints in town. But, for good ribs, I would head up the street a couple of blocks to Mr. Cecil's.
Mmmm.... Try the Burger! – LOVE this restaurant. Boneyard is my husband and my local jaunt when we want to go someplace and know we're going to get a good meal. My husband sticks to the ribs, which are made with a dry rub, but they are served with an amazing bbq sauce for dipping. I meanwhile love the burger w/ blue cheese. I call it a crackburger. I am addicted. A self proclaimed foodie- I would say that Father's Office def. takes 1st place IF you are on the West Side of L.A.- but you must try this burger if you are in the Valley or on the way! It's my favorite in Los Angeles. The baked beans and coleslaw (usually don't care for coleslaw) are also pretty damn good. Oh yeah- make sure to start with "the wedge" salad. MMMMMMMMMMMM.
We have always had amazing service. The waiters have a good attitude, the Chef walks around making sure that his patrons are happy, and overall we have never had a bad meal or bad service. I would say it's more of $$$ than $$- but the food is def. worth it and the staff bends over backwards to make you feel at home.
The best tri-tip unless my dad is cooking, fabulous service on Valentine's Day, accommodating to our toddler son! Great ambiance. – So after reading some of the reviews, I recognize that beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Aron the chef does an amazing job all the way around in creating a chic neighborhood bbq with delicious food and fabulous ambiance. Without a reservation and a last minute decision we found available street parking to celebrate Valentines Day. I ordered the delicous smoked tri-tip medium well done to perfection and shared that with collard greens with my todder son and husband who also shared white meat chicken and four baby back ribs. All very lean. The shoestring french fries are seasoned lightly and have the perfect texture. My baked macaroni and cheese was incredible. We all loved the "saucy" bbq sauce as my son calls it. The service was impeccable and we loved meeting the chef!!! We came at dinner time and I was given a wihte rose -- thorns removed, by the hostess Nicole who was so accommodating and delightful. Our son made friends with all the people in the restaurant whcih is completely child friendly. My husband has a culinary degree, owned a caterng company and is an expert in the food industry and I love to cook. This was so much fun, delicious, and we can't wait to come back. Apparently our experience was completely different from some of the other people who posted. I have already recommended it to our family. Our waiter was great too, we served much quicker than most establishments and the food was fresh. I was also able to chew everything after having oral surgery three weeks ago! Very impressive.
if you like dry ribs, and slow service... – this is your place! i hate writing anything bad about bbq resturants, but there's no excuse for the food we were served at boneyard bistro. we had the ribs, tri-tip and various sides. unfortunately the fried mac and cheese was the only tasty item we had. i honestly cannot believe that anyone can call themselves a bbq joint and serve these ribs. not only a major disappointment, but we walked away feeling cheated and robbed. sorry boneyard bistro, we won't be coming back for a second try.
Horrible Experience – My girlfriend and I went to Boneyard Bistro on a very hot Saturday night (over 100 degrees). We had been wanting to try it for some time, and were pleasantly surprised to see that the restaurant was only half full. We walked in and the host asked if we had reservations. We did not, so he informed us that we could only sit outside. There were at least five or six open tables, but nevertheless, we would have to sit outside in the 100 degree heat in order to eat our dinner. There were no other people waiting around for tables, so we have absolutely no idea why we were told to sit outside. Needless to say, we took our business elsewhere, and have no intention on ever trying Boneyard Bistro. Perhaps the host did not like how we were dressed (shorts and T-shirt, it is after all Los Angeles and 100 degrees!), but we were pretty offended. Unfortunately, I cannot comment on the food or the ambience, but the character of the restaurant was revealed to be very deficient in our opinion.
Great BBQ! – Originally hailing from Texas, I have always been on the lookout for decent BBQ here in Los Angeles with absolutely no luck. That's why I was so pleased to eat at Boneyard Bistro, the brisket is tender and smokey and the baked beans are tasty. Don't leave without trying the fried mac 'n' cheese which is amazing. They also have a wonderful wine selection that pairs well with their food. They had other menu items for people who are not craving BBQ that looked yummy as well. The place is very small and can get quite loud. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance and grab a booth if you can. Overall, I really enjoyed Boneyard Bistro and will definitely go back again.
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