Charcoal Venice is an inviting neighborhood restaurant from Michelin-starred Chef and Owner Josiah Citrin that was inspired by the backyard barbecues he hosts on weekends for his friends and family. As the name suggests, everything is cooked indoors over live fire – whether over charcoal or in the coals. Citrin and Chef de Cuisine Joseph Johnson prepare a seasonal menu of craveable comfort foods featuring locally-sourced proteins and vegetables ideal for sharing family-style. Whether diving into a platter of smoky grilled chicken wings with a beer or classic cocktail at the bar, or splitting a 48 oz. dry-aged Porterhouse and a bottle of Bandol with friends, Charcoal Venice is an everyday dining spot.
Reservations can be made by calling (310) 751-6794 or through Charcoal’s website via OpenTable. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Josiah Citrin is a culinary expert and veteran of Los Angeles’ gourmet dining scene, with more than 25 years of experience. He is a two-star Michelin award-winning chef and owner of California’s highly-acclaimed Mélisse restaurant in Santa Monica, Charcoal Venice, and Dave’s Doghouse in the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Citrin has mentored some of the city’s talented young chefs, including Leona’s Ayesha Arrington and Birch’s Brendan Collins.
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Chef de Cuisine Joseph Johnson admits he’s always loved cooking with fire, which comes in quite handy for his role at Charcoal, the new neighborhood restaurant from Mélisse Chef/Owner Josiah Citrin, that’s centered around live-fire cuisine. This opportunity not only allows him to helm the kitchen, but also applying the exacting standards he learned from his mentor in a more casual, down-to-earth setting and naming him titles like Chopped: Grill Master Champion and StarChefs Rising Star 2017.
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