New Culver City Restaurant Barbara Jean now Open for Business
A new Southern restaurant focusing on elevated soul food has opened in Culver City. The new eatery, called Barbara Jean, is located at 4114 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite E, within the Culver City Real Estate Area.
According to its website, “Barbara Jean Restaurant is a celebration of American Soul Food. A cuisine that is imbued with the many cultures that makes up this vast and diverse country. With a focus on the roots of African American cooking, it’s nutritional foundation and original applications: meats, offal, ancient grains, vegetables, and fermentation with a modern flair presentation.”
Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, notes that Barbara Jean Executive Chef Jason Fullilove spent part of his childhood in Southern Africa and has been featured on The Food Network, Esquires Network, and CBS.
With a focus on the roots of African-American cooking, the Barbara Jean Restaurant menu includes appetizers such as hush puppies with truffle butter, and deviled crab with avocado and black truffle caviar.
For dinner there are offerings such as lobster mac and cheese with plantain powder, Mary’s free-range chicken or barbecue pork agnolotti—small filled ravioli-style pasta complete with corn nage, artichokes and baby corn.
Local listing agent Martin Feinberg encourages interested diners to view the full dinner menu here.
Barbara Jean currently has a four-star rating out of 25 reviews on Yelp. John K., who was among the first Yelpers to review the restaurant on June 28, wrote, “We stumbled in on the verge of the dinner menu and immediately fell in love. Tom was so personable and helpful. The shrimp and grits are amazing and the Brussels sprouts, although a little oily, were delicious with caramelized apples and garlic.”
“The food is ridiculously delicious,” added Yelper Luis C. “The soft-shell BLT is definitely a banger! So in love with everything about it, from the pretzel bun to the house made pickle!”
Barbara Jean is open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.