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Barnyard

1715 Pacific Ave. (18th Ave.) Send to Phone
Barnyard fires on all cylinders with a rustic American menu steeped in Mediterranean influence.
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Barnyard Restaurant Review

: Chef Jesse Barber, formerly the chef de cuisine of nearby The Tasting Kitchen, has crafted a comfortable menu of rustic American dishes for Barnyard, while his wife, Celia, acts as general manager. To start, braised octopus is tender and succulent matched with chickpeas, and pork ribs are slightly sweet, the meat easily slipping away from the bone. An appetizer of cassoulet is hearty enough to almost be entrée-worthy, with a filling of shelling beans, sausage and pulled pork. Salads are well constructed but nothing surprising, with requisite ingredients like kale and burrata in a balsamic vinaigrette. Large plates include an admirable seven-ounce burger topped with avocado, grilled onion and tomato that is enlivened with spicy Moroccan harissa, as well as a grilled half chicken, moist and crispy, served alongside dandelion greens and pickled melon. Desserts present options like a seasonal fruit tart, chocolate cake and homemade ice cream. The limited but eclectic wine list highlights many varietals from unexpected Mediterranean regions such as the Canary Islands.

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