Barrel & Ashes

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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.
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KK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

ML
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

K
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

JJ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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. :)

GM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food especially the brisket and the fried pickles.

LP
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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. 💜

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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...

KR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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...

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was super nice! Loved the whole environment and food was great!

BL
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

JT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ZC
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
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
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
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
31 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KN
Los Angeles
24 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
117 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jordan was terrific
Love the food and service

c
Los Angeles
31 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
4 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
London
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.

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