Boneyard Bistro

4.6
701 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Barbecue
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Fusion / Eclectic
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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
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Phone number
(818) 906-7427
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aaron Robins
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodman
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Parking details
We offer valet parking as well as street and private lot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 701 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

So good! Fried Mac N Cheese and brisket were the highlights. Asparagus, tri-tip close second!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

So disappointed. I had gone one other time a few months ago and had delicious bbq nachos. So I told my friend all about it and made a reservation and drove 40min. The nachos were not on the menu. I asked the server and he said they only serve them in the afternoon and after 10pm. It was 9:15 pm and I asked if he could relay my craving and plan to the chef to see if they would make them for me. He said they wouldn't and step around the corner then came back and said the chef said no. Then we ordered avacaod fries which were very bland with no dipping sauce and coconut shrimp tacos which were dry and fishy. Such a disappointment and with so many other fabulous restaurants in that are I will not go back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We drive 65 miles to see our son performing for 7 consecutive Wed’s at The Whitefire Theatre across the street. We always dine at Boneyard and return for a post show drink. From the Valet to the Waitor we are treated in a friendly and professional manner. They remember us from week to week and demonstrate great customer service! The food is amazing no matter what we order and the ambience is energetic and fun!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Phenomenal food.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

First time here, and what a great find! We had dinner before a Hollywood Bowl event, and found great atmosphere, very good food, and wonderful service. I highly recommend Boneyard Bistro!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Good place!! !!!!!!!!!!
We all had a grand time
Very nice restaurant that everybody enjoyed highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

We are coming here every Wed. for 7 weeks prior to seeing our son and the cast of "Of Mice and Men" at the Whitefire Theatre across the street. From the valet to the waiters to the ambiance and of course the food and drinks we love this place!!!! We follow up the theatre experience with drinks with the cast back at Boneyard!!! Keep doing what you are doing! And don't forget to catch the play. . . . on thru Aug. 22nd 2018!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Walker I think was our servers name, derp voice. He was wonderful, attentive, personable. Great guy! 👍🏻

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Service was very good and patient, with our high maintenance guest. Food was just average, and overpriced. 17 for a chicken caesar.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Excellent and delicious food, we felt very well taken care of by the staff. Before we knew it, 3.5 hours had zipped by.

If you are coming here, give yourself the gift of time; Boneyard Bistro is worth it.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Ribs were great.....but I would go there again for the Brussel Sprouts and Burrata👌

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great ribs and fabulous drinks menu. Restaurant was a little warm due to heat wave.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Interesting BBQ menu variations.
BRISKET well prepared and tasty.
Liked the mac and cheese bites.
Good wine compliments.
Attentive accommodating server.
However, seems a bit overpriced overall.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

My fiancé and I went for Dine LA week. This was our first time here. We enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and it’s a great spot to grab a drink or have a date night. They were extremely friendly.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Tried DineLA menu. Appetizers were 1/2 size. Smallish portion of overly smoked and somewhat dry ribs. Quarter chicken ok. Half sized desserts. Probably won’t return.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The food was very good, but we were glad we were there during happy hour -- the prices seemed high for a place that looked like casual dining. Those in our group who had mixed drinks were very happy. Wish our beer had been cold! (It was "cool.") But nice enough meeting place. Not really "special occasion" venue, which is why the high prices were surprising.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

I went when it was very busy. It was pretty loud and the tables were too close together for my comfort. Food was excellent, but more expensive than I would like.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Very expensive and not worth it. Would not GO back . Food is ok nothing special.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Brisket, Ribs, Blue Burger, Slaw, Fries, Salas, Beer & Whiskey! Yum!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Always a hit at Boneyard!...it’s our “go to place” to take friends for a fun time with delicious filling food...servers are always helpful and friendly...cocktails and food never disappoint...

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We love this place. The staff is always friendly and welcoming. The manager makes it a point to circulate and check on customers which is a nice touch. Waiters are attentive but don’t rush you at all. The food is wonderful and the vibe is very chill.
They do a nice job!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Boneyard doesn’t get much attention for the traditional bbq items, but i think the ribs, chicken, and pulled pork are all excellent. Great sides too. Good cocktails and a nice wine and beer list. Great spot!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Crowded. Noisy. Slow service. Great food.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Fun place. We’ll return, which is our acid test.
“Donuts” were good. Brisket, beans, Brussels sprouts, pulled chicken all exceeded expectations. Beef ribs and baby back ribs disappointed. We were too full to try the great looking dessert menu.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Good bbq spot, great cocktails. Staff is friendly and helpful. Food is delicious. Busy for weekend dinner so make reservations.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We've been here several times, each time the service, food and overall appearance doesn't disappoint...a very enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

This is our favorite BBQ place. My favorite beef ribs ever. Always good food and service.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Overall, Boneyard was a great meal. the baby back pork ribs were a bit overcooked, but good, the cornbread mini muffins were a bit dry, and the collard greens were perfect.
A bit noisy on Mothers day, but it calmed down after 8pm.. I liked the food overall, and flavors, the service was good.
I would go back again.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The waiter was very friendly and attentive and the food was very good. we celebrated
Mothers Day and it was not too noisy.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mother’s Day. The specials for the night were the staff’s mom’s favorite meals. Too cute! And good! It’s just a cool place with great food.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

There are not enough adjectives to describe how much my husband and I love this place. It’s our “go to” for when we want to go out and not think about where to go. The staff is THE BEST. The food is fantastic. It’s the only place outside of my Dad’s house that I’ll eat beef ribs. Love love love this place!!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Cool place and menu options. However, not great bbq. We had baby back ribs and they came out cold and it was not fall-off the bone as your would want for your ribs. We noticed everyone else’s food looked cold too.

I would come back to try their small plates since those looked really good. Wouldn’t come back for bbq. You have much better options elsewhere. Service was also good.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Waitress was outstanding (Alice? Alicia?...) Awesome.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great ambiance, food selections even for this vegetarian. Husband says the beef brisket is the best he has ever had. Nice neighborhood hangout feeling, but we drive nearly 20 miles to go there.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Food was pretty good but service seemed lacking. Felt like server was just going through the motions. Hope next time is better.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Dependably good service, food and most times, we've gotten a table without a reservation.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent meats at a great value. Very friendly and accommodating staff. There are platters that make this an excellent choice for larger parties. The downside is the noise level in the dining room....but it also makes for a very lively, entertaining evening.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Table ready on time
Service friendly and prompt
Food delicious
Can’t wait to return

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Family get together

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