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About 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.

13539 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Fusion / Eclectic

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

Cross Street:
Woodman

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 906-7427

Website:
http://www.boneyardbistro.com/

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.

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking as well as street and private lot.

Executive Chef:
Aaron Robins

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Boneyard Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (18)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Casual (14)
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Great Beer (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (6)
Spicy (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Sports (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was very patient with us, as it was our first time dining there. She gave an honest opinion as to what to try (the beef ribs, brisket, and pulled pork) and what to pass on this time around (chicken, sausage). I had the brisket (I elected to keep it fatty) and the St. Louis ribs, wet (there were also options for "dry" and "Cajun rubbed"). The brisket was phenomenal, and the ribs were just ok. They weren't as "fall-off-the-bone" as I thought they'd be, and I didn't find them wet enough—thankfully, they provided some extra sauce on the side. For sides, I had the fried macaroni and cheese (okay), the baked beans (good), and cole slaw (not to my liking). Overall, it was a pleasant experience and I'd go back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined 7 days ago

Bedt barbque around. A real gem with great beers and terrific side dises. Add impeccable but relaxed service and you have a winning conversation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Spicy, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our server, Star, was an absolute "Star"! Forgot my cc and she chased me down the street to return it. That was the cherry. She was fabulous all night. No better BBQ.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Four of us went, all for the first time, to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food, service and staff (including the manager) were all excellent! We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Great Beer, Live Sports, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

FOOD WAS NOT GOOD, PORTIONS WERE SMALL. I ALWAYS EXPECT BBQ TO BE TENDER AND FALL OFF THE BONE. THIS WAS CHEWY AND TOUGH. I HEARD IT WAS A GREAT PLACE BUT I DONT AGREE. THIS WAS MY ONE AND ONLY VISIT TO BONEYEARD BISTRO. SORRY TO BE SO TOUGH, BUT THEY DONT FIT INTO THE BBQ MOST DINNERS HAVE COME TO EXPECT.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was subpar. Beef ribs barely had any meat.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

what can i say i love boneyard bistro. i'm coming back that's a guarantee.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

While Boneyard is generally a BBQ focused restaurant/bar, the menu choices of non-BBQ selections is great and delicious! The beet app and salmon entrees were amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Organic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is my second time here and the food and service is even better than the first and the first was pretty good. Thank you

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Both Food and Service were excellent. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Spicy, People Watching, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Authentic, Live Sports
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Amazing as always. The beer selection is beyond description. The meat ... Oh the meat. Nothing is like it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

THE best whiskey sour on earth. Tuesday/Wednesday 1/2 price bottles of wine. It gets very loud and tables are close together but the food is consistently good and wait staff is attentive and very friendly.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The BBQ here was fantastic especially the pulled pork - highly recommend that and also ask for the spicy BBQ sauce on the side. Our server was great, very friendly and warm, and food came quickly. Great experience!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We chose to go this night because Hatch Chile Menu Specials were being offered. When I think of Hatch Chile, spicy and flavorful come to mind. The two dishes we chose were flavorful but lacked heat. I understand cooking for the masses but when in Rome...the Chimichanga was
Our wait server was charming and attentive.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

as soon as we got there we ordered a chicken wing appetizer and it was good but not memorable. WE LOVE BBQ so we went there to eat BBQ Ribs, Chicken and whatever the restaurant had to offer. the service was kind but we didn't know the menu and felt rushed. We ordered a large BBQ combo of beef, baby back variety and chicken, pulled pork, tri tip and some other beef meat. It came with cole slaw and baked beans and NO BREAD. All the ribs looked good and were not fatty but they weren't juicy either. Chicken was cooked all the way through but lacking juice, as if they their food BBQ and let it sit for a while until people order and that is probably the case because they came out extremely fast. One person ordered collard greens DELICIOUS, and we also ordered a side of fries and sandwich (for the late guest) it was good but not worth the price. Cole slaw, ok not our fave, BBQ beans are still lingering in my fridge and I got to take the majority of the leftovers home to give them a second chance heating them up in the broiler but they were ok. one meaty one dry, one fatty and so on.. I saw a wedge salad go by that looked delicious and the hamburgers looked amazing but so did our food, so I don't know if to blame it on the heatwave or the place is just not as good as it should.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Service was ok, food little above board, music was too loud and some old school punk rock that doesn't appeal to everyone
Beer selection is real good
Happy hour is pretty good priced

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food here is wonderful. Ribs and brisket were perfect. Even the coleslaw and potato salad were great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We've been there numerous times and always have a wonderful meal with wonderful service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was good service was good I really have no complaints about the restaurant

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was delicious!! Lauren our server was so great. Really fun atmosphere...but not cheap bbq! Get the fried mac and cheese..YUM!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Fried chicken was very good. I had it Nashville style.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Four Of us tried 2 appetizers, 4 entries and 2 desserts. I only liked one side; the best was pretty mediocre and totally fatty. The beef ribs served wet were tasteless. The baby back ribs had very little meat on them. I think Tony Roma's tastes better & is a much better value. Will not be returning.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Should institute fly control...hard to enjoy meal in fly protective mode

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I wrote a note on my Open Table reservation requesting to be seated in a certain (slightly quieter) area because we were meeting my daughter's boyfriend for the first time. The hostess acknowledged my request when we got there and assured us the table was clearing soon. After a short wait we were seated in the exact spot I was hoping for. Both hostess and server went out of their way to be helpful. The food is just incredible and and the service was exemplary. Great, great spot.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Fried chicken Mondays! Who knew; what a treat . Food was tasty and delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 31, 2017

I always leave this restaurant feeling like I need to be in a wheelbarrow. That's my fault, not theirs. The food is really good and, between the great BBQ meats and the sides, it is very filling. I had a combo (not on menu) of beef ribs, baby back ribs and brisket, with baked beans and fried mac and cheese. Everything was very good. As they said decades ago, "I can't believe I ate the whole thing."

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food outstanding; the level of service and care for customer needs EVEN BETTER!! I can't remember the last time I was eating out in the evening hours where they were not trying to rush you out and turn the tables. Not the Boneyard, and not our server!!! THE BEST!!! First time there. Definitely will return. Thank you for a wonderful evening out with the girls!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food delicious however tremendous noise level.
We might consider delivery next time. Love the food however the noise made dinner harder to talk.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The food was really good. Our seafood was a little over cooked but seasoned very well. Id come here again

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Love the BBQ and the staff , excellent!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Finger licking good...never disappointed with the service or food...all the sides are delicious...come with an appetite and enjoy!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The ribs; their specialty; we just okay; nothing special and high priced. I have had better ribs at other restaurants like Woods Ranch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

In LA for a brief visit, and Boneyard Bistro was a great place to get together with Left Coast friends I haven't seen in a long time. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. One of the best burgers ever, and my friends greatly enjoyed the ribs and chicken.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food is fantastic. The beer list is fantastic. The staff is fantastic. This is my favorite restaurant of all time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food is good and there is lots of it but given the HIGH price, the value just isn't there. Service was indifferent. Fun menu - just wished the execution was at a higher level, especially given how quite expensive the prices are.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The food is consistently great as is the service at this comfortable bar and restaurant. Love the BBQ chicken but other great options. One of my favorite restaurants In the valley.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

I've always enjoyed The Boneyard Bistro. We didn't have the barbeque, but we did have a lot of their starters and bites to share. Good portions and well made. The beer list is always strong here as well. Overall, a pleasant time for my friend and I.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Always great on fried chicken mondays. Excellent choice of beers as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We're from Kansas City and the Deep South, and we highly recommend the bbq at Boneyard Bistro. We got one of the sampler platters to share, and our favorites were both kinds of ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and chicken. Super tender and excellent char. We are partial to the spicy barbecue sauce (which isn't that spicy). We LOVED the baked beans because they weren't overly sweet. For a meat place, they also have some vegetarian options on the menu which is nice for our veg friends and family. Often we don't trust more upscale/trendy barbecue, but this was very good.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I love this place. I have been here a lot and the service is always great and friendly. The food is beyond delicious and their beer and cocktail menu is fantastic. I will continue to frequent this place for years to come.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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