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13 Decadent Bone Marrow Dishes to Try in Los Angeles

Where to find excellent roasted bones

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Bone marrow at Bestia
| Sierra Prescott

Although once considered scrap set aside only for soup pots, bone marrow is once again in the spotlight thanks to the continuation of the nose to tail movement that has helped keep off-cuts in vogue. Certainly not for the weak of heart, this unctuous dish can send a shock to the arteries. Best paired with acidic or herbaceous flavors to mitigate the fatty intensity, marrow is being highlighted by both classic and innovative preparations. From flans to corn cheese, here is a list of places to indulge in bone marrow in Los Angeles, presented from west to east.

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1. Scratch|Bar & Kitchen

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16101 Ventura Blvd #255
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 646-6085
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Nestled among the massive succession of dishes at Phillip Frankland Lee’s Scratch Bar is the restaurant’s much beloved bone marrow course. While the preparations change—no one will forget the clever marrow-filled sourdough to resemble a bone—what’s consistent is that this dish is always a diner favorite.

2. Love & Salt

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317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5252
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Chef Michael Fiorelli reinterpreted the classic bone marrow and toast combination by replacing the bread with housemade trottole pasta. With the roasted bone marrow scraped into the pasta tableside, it’s not a surprise that the show-stopping dish winds up on every table.

Andrea D’Agosto

3. CUT Beverly Hills

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9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-5200
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Perhaps one of the more innovative bone marrow preparations, Wolfgang Puck’s new-school steakhouse transforms it into a flan served with a mushroom marmalade for an intense umami flavor.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck

4. Hanjip Korean BBQ

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3829 Main St
Culver City, CA 90232
(424) 361-5225
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Everyone’s favorite Korean barbecue side, corn cheese, gets an outrageously indulgent twist with a whole marrow bone protruding from Hanjip’s parmesan and bonito flake-topped dish.

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5. Father's Office

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3229 Helms Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 736-2224
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In typical Sang Yoon fashion, the bone marrow at Father’s Office comes in classic form. Seasoned with sea salt and served with a parsley and caper salad for freshness and acidity, the dish finds perfection in execution and simplicity.

6. Animal Restaurant

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435 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-9225
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Naturally, Animal would make an incredible marrow bone. Theirs is served with caramelized onions and chimichurri, a clever flavor combination that capitalizes on the herbaceousness of the sauce to help cut through the rich fat.

7. Angelini Osteria

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7313 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 297-0070
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Beautifully paired with saffron gnocchi and fresh peas, Angelini Osteria’s bone marrow is especially decadent. This rich dish is best for sharing to save room for other specialties from Gino Angelini’s kitchen.

8. chi SPACCA

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6610 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 297-1133
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chi SPACCA’s beef and bone marrow pie is certainly the heartiest of preparations, filled with beef cheek and the entire marrow bone itself before being covered in buttery pastry. Though not for purists, it is a dish that would be a shame if left unordered.

9. Pizzeria Mozza

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641 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 297-0101
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Essentially the black tie version of garlic bread, Pizzeria Mozza serves their marrow with crisp garlic crostini, roasted garlic, and parsley for the most decadent way to start a classic LA meal.

10. Kinjiro

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424 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 229-8200
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The Japanese dish nasu dengaku, or eggplant broiled with a miso glaze, gets a meaty spin at Little Tokyo’s Kinjiro, where the vegetable is replaced with sawn bones for a sweet, salty, and undeniably rich treat.

11. Church & State

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1850 Industrial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 405-1434
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Not to be overlooked, Church and State’s classic preparation keeps the focus on the marrow itself. Simply roasted with a little radish salad for bite, this juicy, unctuous marrow is a true gem.

12. Bestia

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2121 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 514-5724
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Prepared with just a hint of aged balsamic, Bestia’s bone marrow is one of the most beloved in the city. Slather it on the spinach gnocchetti that accompanies the generous bones for a pasta unlike any other.

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13. Bone Kettle

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67 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 795-5702
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Bones are celebrated in many forms at Pasadena’s Bone Kettle. Not only does the restaurant use them to make its signature broth, it also roasts them to celebrate the beautifully fatty interior.

1. Scratch|Bar & Kitchen

16101 Ventura Blvd #255, Encino, CA 91436

Nestled among the massive succession of dishes at Phillip Frankland Lee’s Scratch Bar is the restaurant’s much beloved bone marrow course. While the preparations change—no one will forget the clever marrow-filled sourdough to resemble a bone—what’s consistent is that this dish is always a diner favorite.

16101 Ventura Blvd #255
Encino, CA 91436

2. Love & Salt

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Andrea D’Agosto

Chef Michael Fiorelli reinterpreted the classic bone marrow and toast combination by replacing the bread with housemade trottole pasta. With the roasted bone marrow scraped into the pasta tableside, it’s not a surprise that the show-stopping dish winds up on every table.

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

3. CUT Beverly Hills

9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Perhaps one of the more innovative bone marrow preparations, Wolfgang Puck’s new-school steakhouse transforms it into a flan served with a mushroom marmalade for an intense umami flavor.

9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

4. Hanjip Korean BBQ

3829 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232
Hanjip

Everyone’s favorite Korean barbecue side, corn cheese, gets an outrageously indulgent twist with a whole marrow bone protruding from Hanjip’s parmesan and bonito flake-topped dish.

3829 Main St
Culver City, CA 90232

5. Father's Office

3229 Helms Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

In typical Sang Yoon fashion, the bone marrow at Father’s Office comes in classic form. Seasoned with sea salt and served with a parsley and caper salad for freshness and acidity, the dish finds perfection in execution and simplicity.

3229 Helms Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034

6. Animal Restaurant

435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Naturally, Animal would make an incredible marrow bone. Theirs is served with caramelized onions and chimichurri, a clever flavor combination that capitalizes on the herbaceousness of the sauce to help cut through the rich fat.

435 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Angelini Osteria

7313 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Beautifully paired with saffron gnocchi and fresh peas, Angelini Osteria’s bone marrow is especially decadent. This rich dish is best for sharing to save room for other specialties from Gino Angelini’s kitchen.

7313 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. chi SPACCA

6610 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

chi SPACCA’s beef and bone marrow pie is certainly the heartiest of preparations, filled with beef cheek and the entire marrow bone itself before being covered in buttery pastry. Though not for purists, it is a dish that would be a shame if left unordered.

6610 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

9. Pizzeria Mozza

641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Essentially the black tie version of garlic bread, Pizzeria Mozza serves their marrow with crisp garlic crostini, roasted garlic, and parsley for the most decadent way to start a classic LA meal.

641 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

10. Kinjiro

424 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Japanese dish nasu dengaku, or eggplant broiled with a miso glaze, gets a meaty spin at Little Tokyo’s Kinjiro, where the vegetable is replaced with sawn bones for a sweet, salty, and undeniably rich treat.

424 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

11. Church & State

1850 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Not to be overlooked, Church and State’s classic preparation keeps the focus on the marrow itself. Simply roasted with a little radish salad for bite, this juicy, unctuous marrow is a true gem.

1850 Industrial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

12. Bestia

2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021
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Prepared with just a hint of aged balsamic, Bestia’s bone marrow is one of the most beloved in the city. Slather it on the spinach gnocchetti that accompanies the generous bones for a pasta unlike any other.

2121 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021

13. Bone Kettle

67 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

Bones are celebrated in many forms at Pasadena’s Bone Kettle. Not only does the restaurant use them to make its signature broth, it also roasts them to celebrate the beautifully fatty interior.

67 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

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