Boneyard Bistro - worth the wait
While I lack patience in most areas, the one area in which I have immeasurable patience is going to new restaurants (you won't be seeing me at Mozza anytime soon). This is why tonight was my first visit to Boneyard Bistro, even though it opened more than a year ago and is less than half mile away from my home.
I had heard complaints about the noise and closeness of the tables, so going early on a weeknight helped to avoid these problems. We arrived at six to an empty restaurant, when we left an hour later, it was about half full. Tues/Wed they do half price on most of their full bottles of wine (we did not partake). The waiter, Martin, was extremely pleasant, helpful and enthusiastic. It really made me wish more wait people were this way, since so many aren’t.
This place is perfect for my husband and me, since he isn’t a fan of BBQ and I am. One of us ordered from the bistro side and the other from the BBQ side. From the bistro side, my husband ordered a venison special that came with an apple tart, truffle mashed potatoes and fois gras. I’m not a fan of venison so I didn’t taste that, but the fois gras was delicious. I am really happy he loved the dish because we didn’t ask the price and had a bit of sticker shock when the bill came ($46 for his entrée).
From the BBQ side, I ordered a two way combo of beef ribs (2) and pulled pork, with the fried mac n cheese and collard greens. The portion was very generous, I have half for lunch tomorrow. Everything was tasty, especially the beef ribs which can sometimes be dull. If anything they were a bit overly flavored and salty, but still tasty.
For dessert my husband had an apple cobbler, with a homemade streusel that was out of this world.
This place is not cheap, but I felt like it was worth it because we enjoyed everything we ate.
I noticed a card on the table mentioning a special NYE dinner (two seatings) and thought that would be a fun place for a festival meal.
That venison dish is sensational, assuming you like foie gras and venison.
I like the bistro side of the menu which changes quite frequently. An appetizer I cannot resist is the South Pacific salad, large enough for two. There is always an interesting salmon dish and there is usually a lamb dish as well.
And don't forget the ribeye steak, which when ordered med. rare with bone on, is truly as good a steak as you will find in LA.
The wine list is very very well thought out, with many pinots, petite syrahs, syrahs, meritages, rhones, as well as even Lynch Bages for the cabernet lover.
As you say, not cheap, but he uses top grade ingredients, and prepare sauces as well as anyone in town.
it seems like they've considerably increased their prices from even just a few months back or maybe last year.
anyways, venison special is really good, exceptional the first time i had it, so is the grand banana split over here.
solid place, but for some reason the bbbq side of the menu, is way too heavy even for cue.