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Barrel & Ashes - Permanently Closed, Studio City, CA

Barrel & Ashes - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
947 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Barrel and Ashes riffs on the classical pairing of bourbon and barbecue, featuring picnic style seating on the front patio, and communal and traditional seating inside.

Guests can enjoy chef driven traditional American BBQ at Barrel & Ashes seven days a week. The restaurant’s bar program includes a tap driven program with specialty cocktails, cold brew, teas and an eclectic list of local beers, all on tap. The restaurant occupies the former Spark Woodfire Grill space and has been stripped back to its original 1940’s structure and creatively designed to bring family style southern hospitality to Studio City.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Californian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:00AM-3:00PM Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:30AM-3:00PM Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 3:00PM-10:00PM, Friday and Saturday 3:00PM-11:00PM

  • Phone number

    (818) 623-8883

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Studio City

  • Cross street

    Colfax

  • Parking details

    Street parking and valet parking available

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 947 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. KK

    KazK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous brisket, great drinks, great service. Low key spectacular in Studio City.
  2. ML

    MeganL

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing bbq, the ribs are spectacular! Also loved the hoe cake and the burnt brisket ends were amazing too. Would definitely go back.
  3. K

    Keepitclean

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a wonderful casual spot to go for brunch on Sunday. Food, drink and service were excellent. I give 4 stars because it's casual and homey, but I recommend it heartily.
  4. JJ

    JillJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Hoe Cake is a must! We got the sampler and the tri-tip was sooo flavorful. The ribs were also good, but I think next time I would pass on the brisket. Not as tasty as the tri-tip for sure. I liked the ambience and that it has a very cozy feel about it. We'll try to save room for dessert next time. :)
  5. GM

    GMAN

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food especially the brisket and the fried pickles.
  6. LP

    LawrenceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barrel & Ashes is the place to go for a quality BBQ menu in Studio City. The food is top notch, prices are very fair, cocktails are witty, and the service is impeccable. Their staff does a good job of making you feel paid attention to. I enjoy that about a restaurant experience. Definitely go and try out the nachos appetizer. 💜
  7. RC

    RonaldC

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Forced to valet although I found parking myself. Valet goes into the restaurant after I was seated and demanded my keys. Mason jars were extremely filthy, with lip stick on the edges. Had my son not been so hungry we would left. Waiter served well but after waiting for change, he asked if I wanted my change back. This equated to a 27% tip and he was more like 15% tip worthy. I wouldn’t go back food was decent at best and with horrible treatment - I’ll pass.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    I’ve lived in Studio City for 15 years, dining out on average of 3 nights per week and can’t honestly say I’ve ever had such bad service. Our waiter forgot to put in our order, forgot a drink, left our finished plates untouched for over 20 minutes and only checked on us a total of 3 times
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Stick to the regular menu, most everything is delicious. Brisket and pork ribs not to be missed. Sides very good. Great casual ambience. Only complaint....The service was not great... drinks took a very long time, so long in fact both of our appetizers were on the table and half way eaten before our drinks arrived, the drinks we ordered before we ordered appetizers...
  10. KR

    KaseyR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This was our third visit but the first time we’ve not had a good experience. Food was not nearly as good as I recall. Service was poor- no refills on non alcoholic beverages. Pickles were mixed with the meat and tinged the entire flavor of the meat. No extra bbq offered or provided. Disappointed as the quality and value was not worth the cost. Doubtful we will be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good but it wasn’t amazing and too expensive for what you get. Stick with the basics here. Meat. Their meat is good. The sides and other things were ok. Hoecake was good but worth it as a $2.99 side not $9...
  12. MS

    MarkS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, great place! Would recommend to anyone who enjoys BBQ and whiskey
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was super nice! Loved the whole environment and food was great!
  14. BL

    BaconLady

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent- rubs were great & best brisket I ever had. Baked chicken was a bit dry and Wings were tasty but a bit small. Was a little disappointed that we had reservations for 4 but could not sit at the front window table for 4 as they said it was already reserved but no one occupied it the whole time we were there. Waiter was efficient.
  15. JT

    JoelT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great! I recommend: 1. Brisket 2. Burnt end brisket 3. Santa Maria tri tip 4. Hot Link 5. Ribs The three item sampler is great!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived on time for our reservation and our table was ready for us. Our server did a great job handling our large party.
  17. M

    Meand

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for dining inside or outside. Wonderful service and delicious food. Can't wait to go back.
  18. ZC

    ZCHANNEL

    Los Angeles

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most sophisticated BBQ restaurant with terrifically awesome food. Everything is chef made including the hot links, reasonably priced, commercial BBQ equipment, and above all tastes good because its cooked on wood.
  19. D

    Delicioushunter

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Third time in a row bad service & food is not being prepared with the high level of care we enjoyed in the past. This place used to be great... sad to loose a solid spot.
  20. c

    c1mayeda

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG the HOE CAKE is a must! Service is great and the food is delish!
  21. KN

    KNKN

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Excellent service and generous portions - a great place in Studio City !
  22. AB

    AnneB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s simply the best! Food, service, etc.
  23. C

    Charlene

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at Barrel & Ashes for brunch! I would say the only thing that's tough if you're Gluten Free there aren't a lot of options and was a little bummed out that for brunch they were out of bloody mary mix and we were one of the first reservations of the day. However, the food was delicious and the service was really good! Love this spot!
  24. MJ

    MaggieJ

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food! Dinner meal was delicious. I was presently suprised that the food was soooo good! Will be returning to Barrel and Ashes soon.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pre Bowl dinonf
  26. J

    Joel

    Los Angeles

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jordan was terrific Love the food and service
  27. c

    c1mayeda

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The World Famous Hoe Cake is no joke, so delish and the BBQ meats are yummy too!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food!!
  29. P

    Paula

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    No choices for dineLA. Selection offered were not good. Big portions. Only a few spaces to park on street in front.
  30. ZW

    ZoeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. I came for my birthday with my boyfriend and family & everyone loved it! I think it’s the best barbecue I’ve have in LA. Will definitely be coming here again
  31. NC

    NissaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We'll definitely be back! The brisket was exceptional, the hoecake was spectacular, and the bottomless Arnold Palmer made with house-made lemonade went perfectly with everything. Seriously friendly service, cute BBQ theming, all around excellent!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were just celebrating the Fourth of July and thought that having BBQ would be the perfect way to that. Travis was our waiter and he was very delightful. The whiskey list he presented was overwhelming and one would need time to study it. I guess we’ll use that as excuse to come back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible food here. Can't go wrong with the Hoe Cake, pork rinds, and any of the meats.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing BBQ-great flavor to everything we had. Clay was a great server and guided us quite diligently through our selection.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    July 4th and barbecue; great choice for the family!
  36. B

    Bumbly1

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lively BBQ restaurant with a good selection of food - if you like meat. My husband and I split the taster and still had meat left over. The collard greens and beans are excellent.
  37. SP

    SueP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    4th of July lunch with family
  38. PE

    PaulE

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Much ado about nothing. There are better BBQ place even along Ventura Blvd. Turns out outside seating in on the sidewalk, where folks are forgotten. Above average brisket and ribs. Good Mac & Cheese, beans, and collard greens. Soupy cole slaw, dried out pull pork. This was not an invitation to return.
  39. D

    Delicioushunter

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Really like their BBQ, this time we tried a burger, ordered it med-rare. Burger arrived well done. Round two came out medium. Our waiter didn’t bother to check on us to see if the second burger came out correctly cooked the second time. Cocktails were excellent!!! Food not up to standard, service the same..... it’ll be a while before we try again.
  40. MR

    MiguelR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I gave the food 3 stars only because the Impossible Burger was inedible! It had a pretty bad after taste. Everything else was amazing and i cant wait to go back.

FAQs

Barrel & Ashes - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 947 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Colfax

  • Neighborhood

    Studio City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:00AM-3:00PM Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:30AM-3:00PM Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 3:00PM-10:00PM, Friday and Saturday 3:00PM-11:00PM

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Californian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking and valet parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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