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 Dani McNish 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 steakhouse.

Reservations can be made by calling (310) 751-6794 or through Charcoal’s website via OpenTable. 

Executive Chef

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 Native’s Nyesha Arrington, Fia’s Brendan Collins, and Jame Enoteca & Ospi’s Jackson Kalb.


Chef de Cuisine

Chef de Cuisine
Dani McNish