Boneyard Bistro
Boneyard Bistro

Boneyard Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.boneyardbistro.com/
  • Phone: (818) 906-7427
  • 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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Boneyard Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (30)vibrant bar scene (26)good for groups (21)late-night find (18)special occasion (16)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (8)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (2)romantic (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • ValleyGirl
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I can see the attraction of the restaurant. The menu is intriguing and unusual for the SFV. The server was exceptional and the setting is fun. But maybe because it was Saturday night and they were super jammed, the food did not come as we ordered. I had a burger that was supposed to be medium rare and it came as medium, closer to well done. The "medium" ribs were very fatty. When my friend sent them back, the plate was returned without the side dishes. The fried macaroni and cheese was superb. The ribs were good. But for the money, yikes! Way too expensive for the experience we had. Won't go back. Too many other good places along the boulevard, with better overall value.
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  • Monthly Seafood Boil
    TwinikiVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Truly amazing the seafood choices on this night...and delicious! Place was packed. The deal on wine was also fantastic. 50% off!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bille
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Surpassed all my expectations. The restaurant was designed for me. Great selection, high quality, friendly service, unbelievable bar selections! A++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wittc1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Pretty pricey for what it is and very noisy. Hard to talk to another without yelling. Food was good
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BBQ
    BBQLover
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    You can smell the woodsmoke as soon as you enter, rminds me of Memphis BBQ.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food Great Wine
    Sjinla1
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Always one of my favorite spots in LA. BBQ, steaks and fish options all fantastic and unique and tasty appetizers always start you off right. Gotta try the chili filled donuts. One of the best wine lists in town with an educated staff who can always point you in the right direction. Aaron, the owner, is always available and truly knows his vino. Always has something new on the wine list to share and you can't beat 1/2 price wine on Tuesdays and Wednesday's. Love the Boneyard!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I booked a large party for a surprise birthday party. I had to call to make the party larger, which I know is a pain, and they were very accommodating. The day of they were fantastic. Food is great! Drinks are wonderful! We've been here a few time and always have a great time. Just a fun place to go in the Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Notch
    phoenix74
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I just love this place, where else can you get amazing BBQ and tons of different whiskeys. If you love pickles you must get the Pumpernickel cocktail. Just YUM. It's a must for anyone who loves their whiskeys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beer Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Fantastic Beer List. Huge servings of food. Bring your appetite.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The B-Yard
    SDietVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    1st time at the Boneyard and I was satisfied with the overall experience. The portions were much bigger than I could eat, the brisket and pulled pork melted in my mouth. The waiter was also on top of everything. Overall a very good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Beer Selection
    KolschFan
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was not so great, but the ambiance and the Kolsch German beer makes this place worth trying it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Night Visit
    CACouple
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Boneyard has a high energy, active bar scene and many drinks are discounted in the late evening. The barbecue carnitas (pork) are delicious. High noise level and the tables are very close together.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great food. Great Service.
    SnowstormVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The ribs here are to. die. for. Love it! I've been a fan for years and will continue to dine/drink here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Bistro it is not
    Kaatdefoodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    the place is nice, the food is good, the prices are above average, the portions are little. while the pumpernickel cocktail was brilliant, new and surprising, the chili injected donut bites were not good (at all). Regular burgers at above regular prices and small portions of overpriced salads. our waitress was lovely. the "crowd"overly loud (but that seems to have become usual at LA eateries, annoyingly)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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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  • 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
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 346 reviews are from the Boneyard Bistro reviews archive.
  • 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
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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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  • Really Good Barbecue
    BriGuy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Worth the visit. Try the "bacon sticks!" Really enjoyed it.
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    hot spot
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  • 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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  • 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
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    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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  • 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.
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    great for lunch
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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
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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
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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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic