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About Barrel & Ashes

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.

11801 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
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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

Cross Street:
Colfax

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 623-8883

Website:
http://barrelandashes.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking and valet parking available

Additional:
Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Barrel & Ashes Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (8)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Cozy (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

It was Valentines Day. Friendly and attentive service. Food was absolutely delicious. Atmosphere was warm, energetic and comfortable. Great experience!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Been there several times for brunch only. Love the hoe cake, Frito pie and Chicken Biscuit sandwich. Coleslaw was just ok. Service was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We had great service they were attentive but courteous enough to let us conduct are business. Good food only had ice tea but would go back to try some of their signature drinks they have on the menu

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

When your Mom is not around to cook you some comfort food, this is the next best thing. Authentic in presentation, seasoning and scope, this is a great place to go without having to wade through masses of crowds for a wonderful evening with friends!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The staff is incredibly kind and courteous, excellent service and food!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Disappointed . We hoped for something so much better. It was just okay. The corn cake was the best thing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I really liked the brisket, collard greens, & sweet potatoes! My husband was disappointed with the baby back ribs. They could have been better cooked. It’s a small, organized, attractive place. It got noisy quick.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The chicken was unbearably tough; the potato salad was NOT enhanced by the wasabi. The service was slow, but friendly. The noise was not "energetic" but annoyingly loud and intrusive. Wine list non-existent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Good food, tasty cocktails. Cool vibe but it had sports games on, so it was a mixed ambiance. The food and drinks (and prices) seemed to convey a higher end dining experience, but it also had a casual atmosphere of a bbq place/sports bar. I didnt mind the mix. Quarter-pound portions of meat are small- get at least the half pound if you’re hungry. The hoe cake was fine, but the green beans almondine and Tri-til were delicious!

I had 3 drinks- old fashioned was the best. Their bourbon prices are too high though.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great bbq spot with excellent draft beer selection. The "Best Damn Chicken Sandwich Ever" lives up to its name!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food- best BBQ we have had in LA. We will be back very soon for some more!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great place and location for a BBQ dinner! The Hoecake is worth the anticipation!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Disappointed compared to our previous experience. Pulled pork undercooked and green beans very salty. Waitress informed us they were under new management. That could explain the difference in service and food quality. Undecided if we will return. Pig in barrel absent from their new shirts.

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 (México)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Not really a date place. The food was good. Service a bit slow. The value; a little pricey for what you get. Would go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Alcohol is very expensive

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food. Always order a full rack of ribs, they fall right off the bone! Found off buzzfeed and was not disappointed.
Food Recommendations:
Ribs - Amazing.
Brisket - So so. Needs sauce.
Mac and Cheese - Nope don't do it.
Fried Pickles - Amazing.
Hoe Cake - If you love corn bread, buy this.
Fries - Overpriced but good.
Cheese Curds - Also fantastic.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and awesome drinks!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Awful from the moment we pulled up to the $6.50 rip off valet. Service literally non existent. Food not even mediocre. Would never ever go back and would like my money back. Utter disappointment.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were excited to bring 2 of our friends that we’d told about Barrel & Ashes a million times. Nick or server was SUPER nice. We felt so bad for him- we ordered bottomless mimosas, he informed us the restaurant only had 2 1/2 bottles of champagne and we couldn’t do bottomless. Then we ordered an appetizer of rib tips, they were out of that. Then someone ordered the pork belly & they were out of that. It was almost laughable.
We took it in stride- everything B&A makes is great and seriously NICK was so nice we knew it wasn’t his fault. You could see the pained look on his face.
The food we did order was amazing as always.
Nick was an awesome server.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a great date-night @ Barrel & Ashes. We were in the neighborhood and saw them as an option to get a table now. We really enjoyed the experience. Everyone we dealt with, the hostess, the waitress as well as the people bringing us our food and drinks were all wonderful. There were terrific drink options and the food was really good!
I would highly recommend Barrel & Ashes.

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Food is down home southern bbq with an updated twist . Good food for the most part (see further).
Service at lunch hour Left Much to be desired — our drinks came after the meal was almost finished, and our waiter never followed up to see how we were doing.

Re food, one caveat: of the members of our party ordered the brisket, (which served in slices)was overdone and the fattiest piece of meat I’ve seen outside of cheap prime rib.


NB: this is one of a growing trend of L.A restaurants that adds a service fee to supplement employees health insurance. As a small business owner in the service industry, I find this distasteful . If you can’t afford to pay for your employee health insurance with the healthy prices you charge — then get out of the business — or Pay for mine — since no one is paying me to defray my cost of employee health care.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is fancier BBQ but still very authentic - smoky, tender and very flavorful. The sides and the cocktails truly distinguish B&A. Come hungry, leave stuffed.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Too noisy. Food dry and tasteless We waited long intervals for our waitress to come by with tableware etc.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I took a good friend to the restaurant and had great expectations as I have been there 5 times before, only to be disappointed by the slow service, and quality of the food went way down.

Everything was thrown on the table at once, and the food was not exceptional like before.
I guess the honeymoon is over!

too bad

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great service, food was very good. One of their salads was very plain.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ho cakes were amazing! Loved the brisket!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was very slow and we had to ask for everything, including refills of water. Sat between 2 EXTREMELY loud tables and asked to move outside. Waited several minutes before anyone even attempted to clean off the 1 open table on the patio, so we cleaned it ourselves, just in time for all of the entrees and sides to arrive at the same time. The baby back ribs were dry and the pulled pork was like mush. It was a birthday celebration and I did not want to embarrass my friend on his birthday by making a scene with the restaurant manager, so we did not complain that evening. Overall, the check was $165 for the 2 of us since we sampled a few dishes. Way overpriced for what it was for the portions and quality of food / service. Probably will not be returning to this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a very nice dinner there. All of the meat was delicious. The sides were fine, but definitely leave something to be desired in flavors. They need to be more bold with the flavors in their sides. Great experience overall though.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. The bbq chicken was flavorful and moist and all of the sides were delicious - especially the kale salad and the macaroni & cheese. Great cocktails; especially if you like whiskey and bourbon. Really inventive and tasty.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Sitting outside is just kind of awful because trucks are constantly lumbering by on Ventura. Plus there were flies and a crying baby. None of that is really the restaurant’s fault. We went for brunch and unfortunately there was nothing for the vegetarian to eat. Again, we probably shouldn’t have picked a bbq place with a vegetarian in the group.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

GREAT PLACE! THE GM IS AMAZING. GET THE FRIED PICKLES!

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Always good food, good cocktails and friendly service. My only issue are the portions of meat have slowly been getting smaller. The prices being charged deserves a little more meat and ease off the portion size of the sides. But overall I love this place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I really don’t have much to say other than everything was salty...we didn’t enjoy our food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Uniquely prepared BBQ and cocktail options to match. Generous portions, delicious, great service. I little noisy and air conditioning was a bit drafty, but overall a great spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The first time we ate here, we loved it. There are a few things on the menu which are special, like the "ho cake". Otherwise, the BBQ just simply doesn't hold up to all the great joints that we have all around the city. The salads are plain and not creative. And, there are not enough selections to choose from. I had a Cheese burger which with a patty that was as thin as a McDonalds patty, and was dry and only tasted like smoke. I simply would avoid this place.

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

this was my first time coming in here. Overall I give it four stars. Joe the bartender was my server and maybe feel right at home. He's doing his side work and getting ready for the lunch rush but also took the time to have a conversation with me I may great recommendations.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

What an overpriced waste of time. $17.00 for 8 ozs of meat and nothing else? How hard is it to make a decent brisket? No flavor, tough (meaning not cooked slow or long enough), and a completely uninspired (and misspelled-on-the-menu) brussels sprouts. It's enough to make you hate brussels sprouts even if you liked them to begin with.
Impossible to find parking on Ventura (and not interested in paying overpriced valet service for a BBQ dinner). And they charge you for THEIR waitstaff's health insurance. (I know it's the "in" thing to do now.
The server, however was a lot of fun and very efficient.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Ribs did not taste fresh. They were cold and the flavor was not so good. Mac and cheese was salty. I found this place because of Buzzfeed. Guess I caught them on a bad night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Pulled pork? Don’t do it. Hoe cake? Do it! Mac and Cheese? Yes. Beans? Totally. Hot links? Yum.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is fantastic and the service is outstanding. I would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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