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Thirteen Bone Marrow Dishes To Try Right Now in LA

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2008_10_hasmapsla.jpgAlthough once considered scrap set aside only for soup pots, bone marrow is having a moment in the spotlight thanks to the nose to tail movement that has made off cuts in vogue. Certainly not for the weak of heart, this unctuous cut can send a shock to your 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 pies, here is a list of places to indulge in this osseous dish. —Crystal Coser

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1. Animal

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435 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(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.

2. STK LA

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755 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 659-3535
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Shhh STK’s off-the-menu bone marrow offerings have been reserved for the knowing few. With two preparations, served in the bone with shallots as an appetizer and roasted as a bone marrow butter steak topping, STK satiates marrow desires in several forms.

3. Barton G

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861 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 388-1888
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As is to be expected from the newest outpost of the whimsical eatery, Barton G serves a true carnivore’s fantasy: The Great American Steak. Along with a roasted marrow bone, this dish includes a charbroiled bone-in filet mignon, slow braised oxtail, truffled duck fat steak fries, and black pepper bordelaise.

4. CUT by Wolfgang Puck

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9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 276-8500
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Perhaps one of the more innovative preparations of bone marrow, Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse transforms it into a flan served with a mushroom marmalade for an extraordinarily intense umami flavor.

5. 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 speaks for itself. Slather it on the spinach gnocchetti that accompanies it for a pasta unlike any other.

6. Church & State

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1850 Industrial St, Apt 100
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 405-1434
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Possibly the most well-known marrow dish in the city, 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.

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 Chef Angelini’s kitchen.

8. The Gorbals

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216 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 488-3408
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New chef Peter Haller (who replaced Ilan Hall, who's now primarily cooking at The Gorbals in Brooklyn) has offered several iterations of a bone marrow dish through the years at his flagship restaurant, but the current version presents a unique flavor pairing. Served with fried garlic, kumquat marmalade, and bulalo broth, this marrow comes with a Filipino twist.

9. Chi Spacca

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6610 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 297-1133
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Given that bone marrow is essentially pure fat, it is only natural to want to wrap it with buttery layers of pastry. chi SPACCA’s beef and bone marrow pie is certainly the heartiest of preparations, filled with beef cheek and the entire marrow bone itself. Though not for purists, it is a dish that would be a shame to be left unordered.

10. 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.

11. Tar and Roses

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602 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 587-0700
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Accompanied by a tangy onion marmalade, Tar & Roses’ marrow is spread on charred slices of sourdough for a bite that runs the gamut of flavor profiles.

12. 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 perfect meal.

13. Trois Mec

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716 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 468-8915
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Although the tasting-style menu is always changing, the Trois Mec team often employs bone marrow as a luxurious, fatty addition to their innovative dishes. Score a ticket and indulge in dishes like corn with marrow and nettles.

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1. Animal

435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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 90048

2. STK LA

755 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Shhh STK’s off-the-menu bone marrow offerings have been reserved for the knowing few. With two preparations, served in the bone with shallots as an appetizer and roasted as a bone marrow butter steak topping, STK satiates marrow desires in several forms.

755 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

3. Barton G

861 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069

As is to be expected from the newest outpost of the whimsical eatery, Barton G serves a true carnivore’s fantasy: The Great American Steak. Along with a roasted marrow bone, this dish includes a charbroiled bone-in filet mignon, slow braised oxtail, truffled duck fat steak fries, and black pepper bordelaise.

861 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069

4. CUT by Wolfgang Puck

9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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

9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

5. Bestia

2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Prepared with just a hint of aged balsamic, Bestia’s bone marrow speaks for itself. Slather it on the spinach gnocchetti that accompanies it for a pasta unlike any other.

2121 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021

6. Church & State

1850 Industrial St, Apt 100, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Possibly the most well-known marrow dish in the city, 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, Apt 100
Los Angeles, CA 90021

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 Chef Angelini’s kitchen.

7313 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. The Gorbals

216 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

New chef Peter Haller (who replaced Ilan Hall, who's now primarily cooking at The Gorbals in Brooklyn) has offered several iterations of a bone marrow dish through the years at his flagship restaurant, but the current version presents a unique flavor pairing. Served with fried garlic, kumquat marmalade, and bulalo broth, this marrow comes with a Filipino twist.

216 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

9. Chi Spacca

6610 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Given that bone marrow is essentially pure fat, it is only natural to want to wrap it with buttery layers of pastry. chi SPACCA’s beef and bone marrow pie is certainly the heartiest of preparations, filled with beef cheek and the entire marrow bone itself. Though not for purists, it is a dish that would be a shame to be left unordered.

6610 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

10. 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

11. Tar and Roses

602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Accompanied by a tangy onion marmalade, Tar & Roses’ marrow is spread on charred slices of sourdough for a bite that runs the gamut of flavor profiles.

602 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

12. 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 perfect meal.

641 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

13. Trois Mec

716 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Although the tasting-style menu is always changing, the Trois Mec team often employs bone marrow as a luxurious, fatty addition to their innovative dishes. Score a ticket and indulge in dishes like corn with marrow and nettles.

716 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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