Barnyard @ Venice

Barnyard is an intimate neighborhood restaurant by Chef Jesse Barber, bringing a soulful and rustic menu of small and shared plates, small-production wines and beers to South Venice.

Known for his mastery of meats and fish, Barber imbues his dishes with Mediterranean and Japanese flavors and textures. House-made sausages, slow-cooked stocks and seasonal produce are meticulously cared for; the quality refelects Barber's training under Thomas Keller, at French Laundry and Bouchon.

As the opening Chef de Cuisine at The Tasting Kitchen in Venice, Jesse led a troupe of talented, young professionals on a journey that involved late nights, early mornings and loads of commitment to their culinary craft. They transformed the space from near bankruptcy into one of GQ's “Top 10 Restaurants in America” and nominee for three James Beard Awards.

“Food is one of the most important connections between people and I hope to create lasting relationships with neighbors, friends, farms and local vendors.”

When he is not behind the stove, Barber is building his motorcycle, piece by piece, or surfing the waves, 2 blocks from Barnyard.

Dinner Menu

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  • Linda J. A.

    Lively conversation, congenial group, excellent choice!!!

    June 3, 2013

  • Puno D.

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make this one, but it was delish when I went! I just posted a review of it on

    June 3, 2013

  • Linda J. A.

    Good food, pleasant service, got very noisy when full.

    June 2, 2013

  • Pat

    Have the stomach flu--boo hoo. Have to cancel.

    May 30, 2013

  • Kim

    Silly me, I had the dates wrong and I actually went last Friday. I stayed and ate at the bar. The pasta special was great. Since I was there I am going to bow out and let someone on the wait list attend. Have fun.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • karen

    We would love to meet you at the Barnyard......just moved down from Santa Barbara......

    May 23, 2013

  • Linda J. A.

    Tasty-looking menu...looking forward to tapas!

    May 23, 2013

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