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Taps: 41 / Bottles: 130
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 28 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by drewbage:
4.58/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$$
This is a tiny little space in the middle of Sherman Oak's high end restaurant row. A foreword: this place isn't cheap, but damn is it tasty.
Atmosphere is warm and inviting with a perfume of sweet hickory and red oak smoke that just makes me want to cry. Bottle the aroma of this place and give it to me as a cologne!
The beer list is extensive and its clear from talking with the chef that he's trying to make it an integral part of the dining experience. Go chef! Everything is grouped by loose categories. Be prepared for some sticker shock as the beer is priced like a wine list, e.g. a bottle of Allagash Curieux for $35 or a Rogue Imperial Pils for $30, but plenty of specials like $6 bottles of Rogue Santa's Reserve Dry Hopped.
The meat is amazing at this place. All slow cooked. I had Korean smoked Vension plate that was a special and tried all the different things my cohorts were trying.. Brisket, Baby Back Ribs, St. Louis Ribs, Tri-tip, pulled pork, etc.
Damn good stuff.
01-18-2007 20:24:47 | More by drewbage
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Vibe: The place has a bar on the side with tables opposite it with some more tables in the front. There were a lot of skulls around the place but I couldn't tell if these were added as Halloween directions. Being Halloween, all of the bartenders and waitresses were dressed up.
Quality: Beers were served at the proper temperature using a variety of glassware including snifters.
Service: There seemed to be a lot of staff working when I went there so service was quick. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the food menu.
Selection: The place had about 40 beers on-tap, with about half of them being from local California breweries. The also had two lists of bottled beers - a regular list and a special reserve list. Beers on-tap were available in 16, 12 and 4-ounce pours.
Food: The food was of high quality and had good presentation. I tried seven different appetizers and a burger.
Value: The prices seemed expensive, but they have happy hour specials from 4:30-6:30 pm with discounts on appetizers and 25% off craft beers.
11-01-2013 04:06:40 | More by metter98
4.41/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$$
No one's kidding or over-stating: the food's expensive. It's not disappointing but expect to pay $30-50 for a meal and a beer.
I love the wooden style. TVs you can see from almost anywhere if that's what you're there for. There's even a sort of patio which is better than I'm describing.
The tap and bottle list is the best in the city. Father's Office is great, sure, but this place has an edge. Being able to order in different sizes is key. There are quality brews on tap of damn near every style, plenty of Americans, plenty of Belgians and a scatter of Germans. Staff is perfectly capable of recommending.
09-21-2013 04:56:15 | More by pants678
5/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
By far my favorite bar and restaurant in the valley. The beer & whisk(e)y selection is amazing. The food is to die for but bring your wallet. The food is expensive but worth every penny. The bar prices are surprisingly low. A must visit spot, for sure.
09-05-2013 23:38:14 | More by PeterJ
4.34/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
The Boneyard usually has a good selection of beers of varying styles available on tap. The staff is very familiar with their beers, the different styles, and is helpful and accurate in describing the different beers.
Their food is excellent, although a bit expensive.
06-17-2013 17:02:40 | More by Absolut
4.88/5 rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
I am biased. But I've also been to many, many restaurants and bars in my time. And in my opinion, these guys do it right.
The atmosphere is what a bar should be. The focus is on the booze, with a couple TV's around so people can catch the scores/highlights while they imbibe.
The food is outstanding. There are a ton of creative, tasty treats no matter what you're craving. Yes, they are "protein heavy" and their cost are up there, but you pay extra for quality. Again, you pay extra for quality.
The staff great and ready to assist you in making the right decision. They are not order takers, but have actual personalities and honest opinions. They seem to be well educated in the ways of craft beer, which is rare, so take advantage.
And the selection is the best I've seen in Southern California.
05-24-2013 18:53:42 | More by Dirksen
4.25/5 rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visited Boneyard Bistro tonight with my wife and buddy. I have known about this place for a while but haven't really made an effort to hit it up. Surprisingly it is only about 20 miles from my place and quite an easy drive overall. This place has a lot of brick, wood, and metal on the inside with lots of morbid references (skulls, coffins, cleavers, etc.). It was a bit crowded but I called ahead and the hostess reserved a table in the bar for us. Service was pretty good but we had to ask for certain things a few times before they came to our table. They have a good number of TVs in the bar playing sports. There are a very good number of beers on tap and an extensive bottle list. All the beers I ordered were very fresh and it seems like they take great care of their draft system. They have a lot of different styles offered with a few beers in each style. There are some good tap-only beers offered at any given time (Bruery BeRazzled, AleSmith My Bloody Valentine, etc.). The thing I like the most is that all beer is offered in a variety of different sizes including tasters that range from $2 up to $5 for 4 ounce pours. The food was pretty awesome too. I am giving this place a reasonable value mainly for the beer, as the food is pretty damn pricey. However, as this is a beer website I am rating this place with that in mind.
02-05-2012 07:56:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA
98 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.