Fresh off of an extended shutter, Barnyard Venice is back in action with a new chef and new look inside. LA Weekly has the dish on the revamped Venice mainstay, which closed the barn doors for an overhaul after chef Jesse Barber jumped ship and rumors swirled of a full-on kitchen mutiny.
The new chef working the stoves is none other than Larry Monaco, who previously spent time at places like Gramercy Tavern in New York City, and has of late been the corporate chef for Nordstrom Cafes (there was also an exceedingly brief stint in Seattle). Monaco’s plans for the rehabbed Barnyard seem to be geared right towards the neighborhood, with price-conscious options that pack a bold punch.
Meanwhile, the interior keeps the same country chic profile, but go even further with "distressed leather seating" and lots of corrugated metal.
Look for Barnyard Venice to reopen on Friday, May 29, with dinners kicking off at 6 p.m. and weekday lunch running 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting in June.