Barrel & Ashes

BBQ

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Overview

Helmed by chef-owners Timothy Hollingsworth and Rory Herrmann (both Thomas Keller veterans), this Studio City hotspot serves up chef-driven, traditional American barbecue and stellar sides in a warm and lively setting.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“With 20 years at The French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon between the two of them, chef-owners Timothy Hollingsworth and Rory Herrmann have traded in sous vide for a smoker (a Southern Pride rotisserie, to be exact). Consider their mantra "Barbecue does Napa." We'd recommend building your own platter, a meat medley of brisket, sausages, chicken, pulled pork and pork ribs. On that one tray, you'll find elements of Texas, Carolina, St. Louis and Keller. There are meats from natural, family owned producers; local, free-range chicken; and subtly refined flavors of smoke and spice. To finish: The composed board is done up with smoked sea salt and pickled vegetables tucked into cuts of meat.” – Tasting Table

“...The Best Damn Chick’n Sandwich Ya Ever Had [a starter] comes pretty close to living up to its name. These are prime picnic sandwiches—crispy fried chicken and dry coleslaw, jalapeño, and pimento cheese clasped within a poppy seed bun. A bite of fried chicken, a forkful of braised greens—sweet, and with chunks of flavorful pork rinds—and you’re set...The spare ribs are sauce-drenched, tender and fatty in all the right places, quite possibly some of the best ribs I've tried this year...[The hoe cake] is the dish that everyone talks about after they visit Barrel & Ashes, and I’m not an exception. What’s in it? Butter (lots of it). More specifically, maple butter, but all you need to know is that it is thick and rich and sticks to your bones the way cornbread should. You could almost finish with the hoe cake as a dessert, skipping over the silky smooth banana pudding topped with toasted meringue. Then again, I'd order the pudding, too.” – Time Out

Accolades

  • The 21 Hottest Restaurants in LA Right Now, 2015 – Eater LA
  • Where to Eat Now, 2014 – LA Magazine
  • Where to Get Killer Wings Around LA – Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 23 out of 30

Ambience

The bustling space, recently restored to its original 1940s glory, is finished in wood paneling and bright tiles (some of which were unearthed during the restoration). Rustic lighting—fashioned from 10-gallon barrels—illuminates the dining area, which includes wood tables (communal and traditional), a narrow chef’s counter facing the open kitchen, and a small bar. Chalkboards announce the specials and televisions broadcast sports. A wall of windows provides a view outside, where picnic tables line both the front and rear patios.

Menu for Barrel & Ashes

Lunch / Dinner Menu

Snacks

  • Pork Rinds Salt & Vinegar
    $3.00
  • Spinach Dip Creamed Spinach, BBQ Potato Chips
    $9.00
  • Frito Pie Chili, Cheddar, Sour Cream, Green Onion, Pickled Fresno
    $9.00
  • Smoked Chicken Wings 1/2 dz wings Choice of: Buffalo (Franks Red Hot, Blue Cheese) or Kansas City (BBQ Sauce, Ranch Dressing) or Sticky Sweet (Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce)
    $12.00
  • Fried Pickles Ranch Dipping Sauce
    $4.00

Salads & Sandwiches

  • Texas Cobb Romaine, Black Beans, Grilled Corn, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Avocado, Tortilla Strips, Creamy Chipotle Viniagrette
    $13.00
  • The Wedge Iceberg, Young Tomatoes, Bacon, Blue Cheese Dressing
    $13.00
  • Kale Caesar Kale, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Almonds, Parmesan, Croutons, Caeser Dressing
    $13.00
  • Watermelon and Jicima Cucumber, Radish, Cilantro, Lime Viniagrette
    $12.00
  • The Best Damn Chick'n Sandwich Y'ever Had Pimento Cheese, Jalapeno, Coleslaw, Milk Roll
    $11.00
  • Grilled Chicken Club Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon, Mayo, Avocado Spread on Sourdough Toast
    $12.00
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich Coleslaw, Carolina Gold
    $12.00
  • Santa Maria Tri Tip Sandwich Roasted Peppers, Grilled Onions, Chimichurri
    $13.00
  • BBQ Brisket KC BBQ Sauce
    $13.00
  • Barrel Burger House Blend Beef, KC BBQ Sauce, Pepper Jack Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Vidalia Onion Rings
    $15.00
  • All American Burger House Blend Beef, Cheddar Cheese, Iceberg Lettuce, Tomato, Butter Pickles, Animal Sauce
    $14.00

Smoked

  • Brisket - Greater Omaha C.A.B. 1/4 Lb $9 | 1/2 Lb $17 | 1 Lb $28
    1/4 Lb $9.00
    1/2 Lb $17.00
    1 Lb $28.00
  • Spare Ribs - Salmon Creek Farms 1/2 Rack $ 19 | Full Rack $37
    Half Rack $19.00
    Full Rack $37.00
  • Backyard BBQ Chicken 1/2 Bird
    $12.00
  • Santa Maria Tri-Tip - C.A.B. 1/4 Lb $9 | 1/2 Lb $17 | 1 Lb $28
    1/4 Lb $9.00
    1/2 Lb $17.00
    1 Lb $28.00
  • Pulled Pork Shoulder 1/4 Lb $7 | 1/2 Lb $13 | 1 Lb $23
    1/4 Lb $7.00
    1/2 Lb $13.00
    1 Lb $23.00
  • Hot Link Smoked and Grilled Andoiulle
    $6.00

Sides

  • Coleslaw Creamy Malt Vinegar
    $4.00
  • Collard Greens Braised Greens, Ham Hock
    $6.00
  • Pork N' Beans Baked Beans, Pork Belly
    $7.00
  • World Famous Hoe Cake Maple Butter, Green Onion
    $8.00
  • Mac & Cheese Cheddar, Jack, Cream, Parmigian
    $8.00
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts Applewood Smoked Bacon
    $6.00
  • Potato Salad Celery, Red Onion, Bacon, Whole Grain Mustard
    $6.00
  • Miner's Potatoes Rosemary Aioli
    $6.00
  • Onion Rings
    $6.00

Sweets

  • Ice Cream Float Choice of: Root Beer, Orange Creamsicle, Coke
    $5.00
  • Banana Pudding Toasted Meringue, 'Nilla Wafers
    $7.00
  • Seasonal Fruit Crisp Vanilla Ice Cream
    $9.00

From Our Team:

  • A 3% charge will be added to your check to help cover the cost of health care benefits that we offer for our full-time employees. Thank you for supporting our staff. If you would like this charge removed, please let your server know and the charge will be removed. Menus displayed are samples only. Actual menus and prices are subject to change at any time and may not reflect what is currently available.

Brunch Menu

Hoe Cakes

  • World Famous Hoe Cake maple butter, green onion
    $8.00
  • Banana Hoe Cake whipped white chocolate, caramelized banana
    $9.00
  • Breakfast Hoe Cake fried eggs, bacon
    $12.00
  • Hangover Hoe Cake fried egg, chili, cheddar, green onions, pickled fresnos
    $13.00

Biscuits

  • Biscuit & Jam seasonal jam
    $4.00
  • Biscuit & Gravy sausage gravy
    $6.00
  • Chicken Biscuit honey butter
    $7.00
  • Pork Biscuit maple glazed pork belly
    $8.00

Plates

  • Huevos Rancheros avocado, black beans, cotija, salsa, cilantro, corn tortilla
    $11.00
  • Pork Benedict smoked pork roast, oven roasted tomato, hollandaise, english muffin
    $12.00
  • Salmon Benedict house smoked salmon, fried capers, soft herbs, hollandaise, english muffin
    $14.00
  • Country Fried Steak fried egg, sausage gravy
    $13.00
  • Brisket Hash sunny side up eggs, piquillo pepper, crispy potatoes, kale, green onion
    $18.00

Sides

  • Coleslaw Creamy Malt Vinegar Dressing
    $4.00
  • Bacon applewood smoked
    $5.00
  • Pork Rinds salt and vinegar
    $3.00
  • Frito Pie chili, cheddar, sour cream, green onion
    $9.00
  • Miner's Potatoes Rosemary Aioli
    $6.00

Salads

  • Wedge Salad iceberg, young tomatoes, bacon, blue cheese dressing
    $13.00
  • Watermelon and Jicima cucmber, radish, cilantro, lime viniagrette
    $12.00
  • Caesar Salad kale, shaved brussels sprouts, almonds, parmesan, croutons
    $13.00
  • Texas Cobb romaine, black beans, grilled corn, tomatoes, avocado, tortilla strips, creamy chipotle viniagrette
    $14.00

Sandwiches

  • The Best Damn Chick'n Sandwich Y'ever Had pimento cheese, jalapeno coleslaw
    $11.00
  • Grilled Chicken Club lettuce, tomato, bacon, mayo, avocado spread, sourdough
    $12.00
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich coleslaw, carolina gold
    $12.00
  • Brisket Sandwich BBQ Sauce
    $13.00
  • Barrel Burger bacon, pepper jack, onion rings, butter pickles, mayonaisse, BBQ sauce
    $14.00
  • The All-American Burger house blend beef, cheddar, iceberg, tomato, butter pickles, animal sauce
    $14.00

Smoked

  • Santa Maria Tri-Tip - C.A.B. 1/4 Lb $9 | 1/2 Lb $17 | 1 Lb $28
    1/4 Lb $9.00
    1/2 Lb $17.00
    1 Lb $28.00
  • Brisket - Greater Omaha C.A.B. 1/4 Lb $9 | 1/2 Lb $17 | 1 Lb $28
    1/4 Lb $9.00
    1/2 Lb $17.00
    1 Lb $28.00
  • Spare Ribs - Salmon Creek Farms 1/2 Rack $19 | Full Rack $37
    Half Rack $19.00
    Full Rack $37.00
  • Pulled Pork Shoulder 1/4 Lb $7 | 1/2 Lb $13 | 1 Lb $23
    1/4 Lb $7.00
    1/2 Lb $13.00
    1 Lb $23.00
  • Hot Link Smoked and Grilled Andoiulle
    Each $6.00
  • Backyard BBQ Chicken 1/2 Bird
    $12.00

Sweets

  • Banana Pudding nilla wafers, toasted meringue
    $7.00
  • Seasonal Fruit Crisp vanilla ice cream
    $9.00
  • Ice Cream Float choice of: root beer, orange cream, coke
    $5.00

From Our Team:

  • A 3% charge will be added to your check to help cover the cost of health care benefits that we offer for our full-time employees. Thank you for supporting our staff. If you would like this charge removed, please let your server know and the charge will be removed. Menus displayed are samples only. Actual menus and prices are subject to change at any time and may not reflect what is currently available.

11801 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Eclectic, Neighborhood Feel
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Family, Groups, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (818) 623-8883
  • Private Dining Room: Yes