Boneyard Bistro

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791 reviews
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Barbecue
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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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, but what made the night special was our server. He was so knowledgeable and guided me through my first whiskey tasting with a custom flight. Would definitely go back.

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PS
Denver
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food; quality mixology, outstanding Bourbon/whiskey selection.

Slightly overpriced or need to increase portion sizes.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the food at Boneyard Bistro. We ordered the chicken and it was very good but the 1/2 chicken was a bit on the small side. Other than that, no complaints.

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SM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will be dreaming about those beef ribs until I'm able to visit Voneyard Bistro again. I've never liked beef ribs but on a strong recommendation from a friend, I ordered a small plate. Two bites in and we knew that one plate wasn't going to do it - and we immediately ordered a second large plate before the waiter even left the table. Absolutely ridiculously good. I mean, they shouldn't be legal.

Pork ribs were good, too. Actually, very good. But I don't think I'll ever get over those beef ribs. Plus, best cole slaw I've ever had, hands down.

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s
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place just never disappoints! The food is AMAZING!

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LK
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boneyard Bistro never disappoints. We celebrated my husbands birthday there this past week and the food and service were awesome, as always ! I’d highly recommend it!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The meat was cooked properly but was so salty it was hard to eat. They had no pork ribs of any kind at 7 on a Sunday- they told us they would be ready in 20mins- 20mins later we were told it would be another hour and a half. Service was bad but it wasn’t the servers fault as it appeared she was the only one working the bar

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service and atmosphere was great! Highly recommend eating here!

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Boneyard Bistro. They offer organic grass fed beef ribs - which is awesome. We do wish that they had more grass fed/grass finished beef options on their menu. Baked beans and coleslaw are some of the best we have ever tasted. Service is always great!

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CL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant on the planet. The food is great. The beer selection is great. The staff is great.

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W
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I was extremely disappointed with our meal on Sunday. Boneyard Bistro has always been one of my favorite go-to places. I admit it's been awhile since I've been there, so it was particularly disappointing to see the quality of the food was not what it used to be. I had the fried chicken sandwich which was very dry as was the bread with a just a smear of dressing.

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JP
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. A little overpriced but worth it.

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JG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We very much enjoy dining at Boneyard Bistro. The food is delicious from cole slaw thru our yummy ribs to our dessert pudding. Mmmmm good.

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SG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The BEST for slow roasted meats! The brisket and pulled pork are especially tender and flavorful.

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JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food is too expensive for the portion size served as well as the quality. I know running a restaurant is expensive with too many city and State mandates, but this was not worth the visit.

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t
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic selection of whiskeys/bourbons and draft beers. They now have a vegan option, which was delicious. Husband loved his brisket. Our server, Brian, was extremely helpful in assisting us in finding bourbons and beers for flights; great lunch experience all the way around at one of our favorite restaurants.

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IT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food as cold expensive and taste awful

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a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been here in the past and enjoyed it. Recently it has mostly been at the bar for apps. This trip was so disappointing. The entrees went from inedible at the worst to mediocre at best. We ended up sending the shrimp and grits back because the grits were lumpy and tasteless and the shrimp had an odd odor. We ordered the Prime Rib Melt as a replacement. It was soggy and unappetizing. The fries were very underdone but we didn't want to send them back after we just sent back the other meal. My father, who eats just about anything, was entirely underwhelmed by the dry smoked brisket - which had neither a smoke ring or smoke flavor. My duck confit was at least edible but not particularly enjoyable as it too was dry - it is really hard to dry out duck to the level this was with all the fat inherent in it. In the end the only beings happy we went there were our dogs that got the brisket and the prime rib added to their bowls. Sadly it is close to our house but we can't imagine going back.

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WK
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boneyard Bistro is consistently good - a great neighborhood place that serves our comfort food.

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A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing special. I’ve been coming to boneyard since the week it opened and generally it is been pretty good. But tonight the chicken was bone dry, The brisket and the ribs were room temperature and the beer was warm. Price has gone up quite a bit over the years also…Fail

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BR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Our waiter was fantastic. Nice job. Thank you for the hospitality and the cake!

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Everything was WAY too salty (Brussels , fries etc) Kobe donuts looked microwaved and tasted bad. Burger was meh. Not convinced the bun was gluten free either. Overall very disappointing/expensive birthday meal which I was looking forward to.

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B
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef owner who cares about food. Best wine list I have ever seen for a good barbeque joint. That said, the non-barbeque items, even the salads, were first rate. Oh, and half price bottles of wine on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I will be back, for sure!

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C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I ordered the Barbecue Chicken (breast and wing) and Brisket combination; the breast was relatively small and dry, and the few strips of brisket were also dry. Additionally, I ordered collard greens as the side; and, though the waiter assured me they would not be spicy, they were, and I couldn’t eat them. Overall, this $24 meal was poor.

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RZ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Our appetizer was very salty salty. We had to drink water to wash it down. Then we ordered beef rib and it came with almost no meat on the bone and again way too salty. Not worth the money. We will not be going back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food has gone downhill. My prime rib sandwich has no flavor.

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TR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I've been here before and it was good enough that we came this last visit.
Service was decent, but 3 of 4 got waters which never were refilled. My soda was refilled twice tho.
My baby back ribs were super dry; previously they were fine, but they were just incredibly dry. My mom's salad also lacked dressing. My fiancee's St Louis ribs were great & moist at least.
We would have gotten dessert, but by this point we just wanted to go.
Sadly, I won't be back.

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RL
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For comfort food in the big city this is the place to go.
How do we get great bbq drippings off my shoe?

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p
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Pretty disappointed.
1)My wife’s entrée (fish and French fries) came out room temperature
2)I ordered prime rib melt – stupid me, thinking that this $26 entrée would be a nice piece of prime rib with chees melted on it – interesting concept. What I got was a $26 Phila Cheesesteak! I sent it back and ordered beef ribs – they have very little meat on them and were overly salty!
Service was just ok. Ambiance was nice.

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HW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was pretty bad. Onion rings were mushy and inedible.. Ribs were terrible! Never going back! Wood Ranch much better...

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was a slow night because of the rains so the noise level was lower than normal, a nice change. The kitchen is always consistent and fast. I always enjoy coming here to catch up with friends.

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AP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Not my choice of the get together restaurant and food & service was okay. Some enjoyed more than others.

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BF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not what I expected. Food ok too noisy. Lots of kids

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great! Server was the best! Our only complaint was the noise level and we were seated near the outdoor dining area so we were very cold the whole time. We would have stayed longer to enjoy our evening except for these two issues.

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F
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Dont think about sitting around after you finish dinner, they wil hover over you until you leave. Our server was good but at one point a guy came over and took our glasses of water and completely cleared the table, we weren’t done yet! Parking is horrible, they do have valet. The owner of the valet service is very rude, he was yelling at his employees as if they were children. I will not come back.

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SM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service. I am required to write at least 50 characters here!

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E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Decent texas-style barbecue with wet and dry options. Nothing fancy, kitchen items were more promising on the page than they were on the table and the food was merely average. Good atmosphere for group dining and enjoyable enough, though I would not recommend it for exceptional dining nor do I plan on returning. Service was slightly above average with a very friendly and attentive wait staff all around. Overall, average.

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LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Martini great 5 star.
Baby-back ribs 5 star.
St Louis Ribs 3star (dry but delicious)

Noise level much too loud. Couldn’t talk easily.
Wait staff 5 star.

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JO
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Year’s eve, expected a zoo and slow service. Was pleasant,y surprised by the excellent organization of the crew at Boneyard, they were more than ready for the event evening and it was fantastic, as always. Roll me home.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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