Fire It Up: Charcoal Venice Opens Today

By Jessie Ma
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Venice heads looking to grab a nice dinner, but wanna forgo the bougie fluff – let us introduce you to your new regular spot.

Esteemed and celebrated chef Josiah Citrin of Santa Monica’s seasonal French restaurant Melisse describes Charcoal as a “casual concept” restaurant, with “food that I prepare for my friends and family in my backyard on the weekend. Not too fancy, just delicious food that you crave.”

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And these cravings are soon to be fulfilled. Charcoal Venice opens today, in all its refined rustic glory.

The chef upholds his philosophy, “In Pursuit of Excellence,” with a less intimidating menu, featuring comfort foods cooked over a live fire, infusing a smoky, backyard barbeque flavor with the use of premium oak and hickory lump coals.

To add to the welcoming, communal vibe,  guests dine family-style with large, family-style portions.

The cocktails range from modern, spirit-forward interpretations (the Duck Blind is made with duck fat.

 

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The restaurant was designed by DEX Studio’s Glen Bell, a minimalist, open-concept that makes you feel right at home- if your home had a kitchen stocked with the most effortlessly delicious foods. The live-fire vibe, the modern art, the pops of black, red, pink, and grey, has the effect of warming you up while keepin’ it cool.

Experience it for yourself-  Charcoal Venice is located at 425 W. Washington Blvd. between Dell and Clune Avenues in Venice, CA, 90292.

The restaurant will be open for dinner TuesdaySunday 6-10 p.m. and closed on Mondays. Valet parking is available for guests. Walk-ins are fine, but you can secure your spot by calling 310.751.6794.

Follow Charcoal Venice on Twitter and Instagram, and for more information, visit www.charcoalvenice.com.

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