Boneyard Bistro
Boneyard Bistro

Boneyard Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.boneyardbistro.com/
  • Phone: 8189067427
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 2:00am, Saturday: 5:30pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Aaron Robins
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our catering has no limits of what we can do - from BBQ to fine dining and from 2 people -500 people. We will work with you to create the party of your dreams. Please call to customize your next event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodman
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking as well as street and private lot.
A word from Boneyard Bistro
Boneyard has it all. Real Southern BBQ slow smoked over Hickory, Santa Maria BBQ grilled over live Red Oak, and creative bistro fare influenced by all corners of the world. If adult beverages spark your fire we have what you want. We feature 42 taps of beer all focused on micro brews and specialty imports. We also have over 100 specialty brews in the bottle. When it comes to wine we feature at least 10 by the glass and will open almost any bottle you wish with a 2 glass min.. We have one of the largest Zinfandel collections in SoCal. Join us on Mondays for our famous Fried Chicken. Check us regularly for new specials and upcoming events.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Boneyard Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (23)vibrant bar scene (21)good for groups (17)late-night find (15)hot spot (15)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (10)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (7)scenic view (2)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Out of the box BBQ
    Mzleeza
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great creative menu, and BBQ was indeed delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kitgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Satisfied my craving for Fried Chicken which is offered on Monday evenings. I was able to have the combo plate of 2 pieces of fried chicken w/ baby back pork ribs which was just enough for me with left overs for the next day's meal. The meal comes with a choice of cole slaw, collard greens, potato salad etc. Tiny corn muffins and bread were also offered before the main dish arrived. My husband ordered a hamburger was was just enough for him. Great for groups of people since there are so many various items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Bar-B-Que
    RickTLA
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Baby Back ribs were the best, but the rest of the ribs were very good. They even have beef ribs, but I preferred the pork ribs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • snuffdrooster
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Fantastic food, great service and sweet atmosphere. Superb whiskey selection and more beers than you can count. Little weak on the red wine end, but not really going here for the vino anyway. And Absinthe, the have Lucid and one other, and know how to prep it right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Interesting motif.
    Goodeatsgoodmeets
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Overall the experience was enjoyable, however the servers were not the most professional as one of them repeatedly pressed their backside to the window directly next to our table every time he was taking orders outside. Really took some of the class out of the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but not worth the hype or price
    Gearforbeer
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Service was great. Drinks were decent but the food was a huge let down. All of the food we tried (a selection of ribs, chicken, and tri-tip and all the sides) was bland, dry, and not worth coming back for. Bummer, since this place has a cool vibe.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BBQ?
    BBQ101
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Would like to give this place a great review but when you go to a BBQ place you want "BBQ" with your meat. Needed some BBQ bottles at the tables. My boyfriend is from the south and we have been in search of the best BBQ place ever. Still searching.. I had the Tri Tip (on the suggestion from our waiter) with the fried mac n cheese and potato salad. My boyfriend had the brisket, tri tip and beef ribs (three way combo) with cole slaw and the fried mac n cheese as well. I felt the tri tip was too dry (medium/well) and not much flavor. The potato salad was very good, fried mac n cheese was so-so. My boyfriend wasn't over the top impressed and felt he should have ordered the pork ribs instead since that meat tends to fall right off the bone.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NIvag
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    More than a regular steak joint. The steak, braised beef ribs and chicken were all seasoned and cooked to perfection. The vegetables with the meat were complimentary to the meal, not simply an add on. Service very good.and my bill came to less than I expexted
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great BBQ - great vibe
    ShOakscarnivore
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I think boneyard bistro is the reason that Cecil's closed on the same street just a few doors down about a year after it opened. This barbecue with sumptuous, the sauce tangy, the service terrific, the patrons lovely, and the experience overall was more than satisfying.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beer and Seafood Boil
    FancyFeast
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    If you're a foodie, this place does lots to temp your palate. As you'd imagine a place called Boneyard Bistro would have plenty of meat. And they do. And it's great. But they also balance the menu with fish and other seafood options. We stopped by for their monthly Seafood Boil. Certainly recommend (and get reservations because it gets busy). Now on to the beer. They've got 42 taps - and a wonderful variety of ever-changing beers from all over the world.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was great. food was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We came here because it was just rated one of the Top BBQ places in the US. Had I known it was Open Table's list, i wouldn't have come since most of the great BBQ places probably aren't listed! While we liked the atmosphere and had a great table and a really great waitress who gave us excellent service. All 3 of us felt very underwhelmed by our food. I had been here once many years ago but was willing to give it a shot. our fried mac and cheese bites were perfectly fried but had no flavor. We tried the "bacon slab" that was featured. the 2 small pieces of bacon slab were tough & so not worth the $9, at all. My ribs were ok. Have to say i took most of them home and they were much better the next day. my friend said his burger was just OK.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really Good Barbecue
    BriGuy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Worth the visit. Try the "bacon sticks!" Really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Quality and Over Priced
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I ordered the bone in ribeye and it tasted like old beef, was tough Nd over cooked. It was also very expensive, which I don't mind so long as the quality is there, but it wasn't. Our waiter was awkward, and when I would ask for a recommendation, he always pointed to the most expensive item on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Burgers
    Foody123
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I paid 23 dollars for a burger and fries. I much rather would have had inn n out. The quality at inn n out is much better. I ordered my burger at boneyard medium well and it was well done and dried out and it had no flavor
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing this time.....
    APotvin
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have dined at Boneyard Bistro a number of times over the years, always delighting in the creative bistro food and savoring the BBQ, especially the moist Brisket. This last visit was very disheartening. My meal began with a Mint Julip that was incomplete (delivered to the table virgin) and after bringing it to services attention no offer of correction made. Six folks in my party enjoyed each other's company for quite some time before the meal was delivered and when it finally arrived two of the orders were incomplete and after several attempts to get them correct finally consumed out of frustration. My selection of ribs was un-characteristically tough and disappointing. Sad day as this was one of my regular recommendations to friends.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Craft Beer
    Teechainz
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant has the most intriguing craft beers selections. If you into tasting beers I really suggestion this place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ribs ever!
    LoveItaliaVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We celebrated my son's birthday with the best beef ribs, baked beans, coleslaw and fried Mac n cheese. Delicious! Quality ribs with lots of meat. Will definitely return. Huge whiskey menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • walter
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The special was a Char Su pork chop and it was great! Tasty and cooked perfectly, moist throughout! The steak lacked flavor. would have benefited from seasoning. But was tender and nicely cooked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4th of July dud
    bbqfanatic
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    been to this restaurant many times before. Went on the 4th of July. Ribs looked like the steaming plate of bones on the Flinstones. Where is the beef? Won't go back again after this experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for food and beer
    BrandonK
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Boneyard bistro is a neighborhood gem. From the servers to the bartenders, everyone is extremely nice and makes sure your needs are met. They were out of a few of my beer choices so that was a bummer but I still got to try a couple new beers which is always nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rockin' Comfort Food
    greatstaff
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Done up in a 'shabby chic" style the bar and beer/wine list is amazing! On occasion the BBQ is a little overdone/dry, but the waitstaff is happy to assist with any issues. Goes well beyond classic BBQ and burgers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best BBQ!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our favorite date night spot! The food and service are always great. Highly recommend making a reservation as this is a smaller restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had Reservations But Waited
    Romana
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had reservations & arrived 5 min. early. Told it would be a few min. wait for 'them' to finish. You mean the table being cleaned? No. No one else waiting & 5 tables open that would seat 4. 5 min. later she said she was trying to 'move' some tables around. 5 more min. I ask why we're not being seated at the open tables. Because we are supposed to be seated where these other people are still eating & need to wait for them to finish. They have a certain seating arrangement & it can't be broken. We cannot be seated at a table where someone "may" sit in the future (it wasn't a great table - it was just available). Finally, the party left & we were seated there. A 20 min. wait. Kicker? No one ever sat in the open tables while we were there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boneyard is the best!
    DebbiAteHere
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This was our second visit to Boneyard Bistro and it was great. We took two couples who had never eaten there before--they all loved it! the food was outstanding (St. Louis Ribs, Baby Back Ribs, Brisket, Catfish, Shrimp -- all delicious!) My two favorite sides, collard greens and cole slaw, were so yummy--and got rave reviews. The service is great -- and you can ask any server nearby for anything, and they are happy to jump in and oblige. Love that. Our friends all said they would love to eat at Boneyard again -- and we will be happy to join them!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    MeEating
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The hostess was very nice to us. Gave us our table even though we are still missing some folks in our party. The server was very nice as well and very knowledgeable of their food. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sdf35114VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    this is 2nd time at restaurant. did a bunch a appetizers and split combo platters. Very good all around. also enjoyed the we lingered quite a while so appreciated not felling rushed out bu it did seem slow for the holiday weekend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boyfriend Birthday Dinner
    LetsEat
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My boyfriend wanted something low key for his birthday this year. I made reservations for Boneyard which I highly recommend! They split up a four top for the two of us and a different couple. It took a while for the servers to figure out who would be helping us. Once we ordered drinks it was great! Great food! Great Beverage Menu!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 328 reviews are from the Boneyard Bistro reviews archive.
  • Bad to the BONEyard
    KatandRichVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    It's a high end brew pub, it's a fine whiskey bar, it's an amazing BBQ joint and has a great Nawlins seafood boil. Great staff!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sauce to muffins
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Love those mini corn muffins and the different BBQ sauces.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!!
    Travels2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    we went for lunch before going to a nearby play. It was not too crowded and we noticed a party of four being served what looked like amazing ribs. We shared a Southwest Burger Melt which was 8oz and a perfect share. Could not believe how yummy it was. Lots of cheese and flavors and served with several sauces, french fries (which were cooked and flavored to perfection). The cole slaw was also excellent. can't wait to go back…even tho it's 26 miles from home. Totally worth the drive!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    QFamily
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The Boneyard always has an interesting selection of IPA's that we love. The food is good, the ambiance is energetic and the servers are friendly. We choose the Boneyard to meet with friends whom we haven't seen for a long time and catch up. We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Ed4food
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I'm a regular here. Tried many things on the menu. Special appetizer (braised lamb on polenta cakes) was amazing. My favorites: pulled pork sandwich, oak grilled rib eye, baby back ribs with wet glaze.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    They were able to accommodate our larger group even though it was very busy and we had come with one more person than was on the reservation. They really went out of their way to make my husband's birthday special. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the ribs...
    NewMamaVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    For LA the ribs r good. Beef not so great bc they were dry but pork ribs: yum. Been here before for happy hour with the girls. Entrees r better. Service good n efficient. Greens were bit tangy for my taste, not bad, so I opted for FRIED Mac n cheese instead.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RIBS MELT IN YOUR MOUTH!
    cecechick
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Fantastic choices and amazing flavors for the rib options. Lively atmosphere, happy people-- a great neighborhood find. Had some really yummy mushroom dumplings. Fun appetizers!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    ankhamunVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We've been going to boneyard for years so there's nothing bad I can say about it. If you go try the chili donuts. I had the special Kimchee burger this time and it was really good. I also love their steak and sausage. Oh, and their catfish! Be sure to try their fried chicken on monday nights. I think their fried chicken is the best I've ever had in LA. And, if you get the chance check out the seafood boil on the last weds of the month.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LeneVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Go as often as possible as the food is always creative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Barbecue in the Valley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The only down-side: A tad pricey. But the food is so good it's basically worth it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What a find!
    Ieatouttoooften1
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    A friend recommended this place and I am thankful for that! Great food, wonerful service plus valet parking for $4.50...what more can you ask for. The cole slaw is out of this world and the ribs, tri tip and chicken were well cooked and very tasty. Even though they were busy there was no push to turn a table and the waitress was great. Great palce for a family get together, group of friends or just a couple. WILL go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome BBQ
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great restaurant. We have been several times and it never fails to disappoint. We shared a sampler of the pork, brisket and st. louis style ribs. I always forget how phenomenal the brisket is. I'm usually not a big brisket fan, but this is to die for! Service is always decent, and above par for compared to other restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic