Barrel & Ashes

4.5
930 reviews
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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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.9

The great, lively BBQ joint that the Valley desperately needed.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 930 People Are Saying
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ZC
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

c
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG the HOE CAKE is a must! Service is great and the food is delish!

KN
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Excellent service and generous portions - a great place in Studio City !

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

C
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

MJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre Bowl dinonf

J
Miami
102 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jordan was terrific
Love the food and service

c
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food!!

PM
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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

ZW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

NC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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

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.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

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

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

July 4th and barbecue; great choice for the family!

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

4th of July lunch with family

PE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

D
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

MR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

MM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, service was great, however I was more than put off by receiving my bill that had an added 3% fee (not explained in advance) for health coverage for employees. I am all for good health coverage but dont add it to my bill without an explanation

BF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent BBQ. Tri Tip, Hot Links, Ribs, Chicken were all great. Pulled pork was a little dry. The sides were top notch as well. But the best was their selection of Bourbon - Have already recommended to multiple people

BM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food overall was too salty to be enjoyable, every dish was like this. The baby back ribs were tough. The corn bread would have been amazing if it had been served warm.

Its a shame. We really wanted to enjoy this place because they have a nice cocktail menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu maybe needs a few salads. A lot of meat. Would be nice to have more healthy sides.

HM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited after seeing on instagram. Brilliant food which did not disappoint. Massive portions. Especially loved the Frito Chilli Pie and my husband loved all of the meat! We were also impressed with the alcohol list - Edinburgh Gin is one of our favourites and we hadn't seen it elsewhere in the US. Our servers were amazing and even let us use their phone WIFI spot to order an Uber as we were visiting from Scotland and had expensive roaming and could not connect to the guest WIFI. (Thank you!!) The place itself is quite small but this makes it feel welcoming and cosy.
I would 100% recommend a visit - you will not be disappointed!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The interior was too loud so we sat on the terrace, much better

Food was outstanding. Innovative yet traditional.

Very good service.

PR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rib special was AMAZING and the staff was great.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The 3% LA Heath tax threw me. Never been charged that before. Nice place.

L
Los Angeles
259 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A friend who was with us had been to B&A a few times and recommended it. He was right. It's a small, friendly place with the basic western look -- nothing fancy. However, the service was always on top of everything. The food was great. Two of us had 1/2 racks of baby-back ribs and the third one had a briscut of beef sandwich. There was lots of meat on those ribs and the sauce was outstanding. If I had any quibble, it is that the ribs could have been cooked a little longer to make them a bit more tender, but not quite fall off the bone. We ordered the (large) side dishes of mac 'n cheese and cole slaw. Super! By the way, when you sit down, order beers on tap and a hoe cake for an appetizer. It's large enough for 2 or 3 and a nice way to start the evening.

CS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this might be one of my new all time favorite spots we did a big table share so got to try so many amazing dishes - the best ever was the bone marrow dumpling (think that is what the dumpling was) heaven in a bite!

D
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Too greasy for me, ok
food.

k
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

wonder experience! the staff was accommodating and friendly

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Service was awesome.

V
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you want some "down home" cooking, made just right and authentically, this is the place to go. You don't need to completely throw out your diet either, but if it has to go, it has to go! Love the food, service was excellent, enjoyed it immensely!

f
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great BBQ. Great whiskies. Great service.

b
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Like the menu, love the drinks. Great neighborhood place. Wish there were specials - more choices than only 1 type of rib. It’s always solid but more menu choices would be great

AC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was really good. All of recommended foods from our server, Clay were just awesome! My favorite was Kale Ceasar Salad and my hubby just loved Pie Hoe!!!! You must try these two combination.

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