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“Meat you'll wanna eat”
Review of Boa

Boa
Ranked #414 of 10,036 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Meat you'll wanna eat”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

PROS: Steak was great, perfectly cooked, portions are plentiful
CONS: Some overcomplicated sides, expensive, one on our table had overcooked meat

If you want an epic steak then there are a few places to go and Boa certainly delivers on its promise of quality meat. It's rather expensive, of course, but then this is LA and prime cuts aren't going to cost back pocket change.
A table of 12 of us were well handled, all bar one of us who had an overcooked steak (like really overcooked - but we're British and clearly too polite to send it back). An oddity as my medium rare was absolutely perfect and among the better streaks I've ever eaten.
The waiters and sommelier were attentive without being too in our face. They never interrupted conversation which was a nice touch a lot of other restaurants could learn from.
My only cpersonal omplaint is something all too many American restaurants do - overcomplicate the flavours of side dishes.
The broccolini, for example, was tender and would have been delicious if it wasn't covered in chilli and garlic - and there was no mention of that on the menu. Now I'm a fan of both chilli and garlic, but such big flavours just get in the way and weren't needed.
Instead I stuck with the jumbo asparagus, lobster mash (yes, really), mac 'n' cheese (although it wasn't strictly mac, given the pasta used) and was tres happy. The surf and turf portions looked fantastic too. Don't order too many sides though as they're giant and we left far too much over.
In the company of good friends and the odd celeb (hi La Toya Jackson) I enjoyed this place a lot. Just one or two things as detailed that hold it back from being even better.

  • Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Being a massive "steak-fan", I must say I am not easy to please! But BOA is just right every single time!! The quality, the cooking, the sides everything is amazing! Definitely one of the best steaks in the city

Visited May 2014
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Palm Springs, California
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Steakhouse in Los Angeles”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Outstanding food, excellent service and a great atmosphere makes for a perfect night out. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Visited April 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
424 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Experience..Excellent Vibe”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

the food was outstanding and the service was very good...service would have been better but several times we had to wait too long for things and ask for things more than one time....restaurant was crowded but this is no excuse. I was shocked that the bill was not higher. The two tier seafood sea food extravaganza was an amazing value and high quality (although a few items were not fresh)...filet with gorgonzola was delicious

  • Visited May 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Steak & Blue Cheese”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went on a Sunday evening for my Birthday. secured the half price wine deal. Im a man who loves a good steak & this place delivered. Quick service Excellent food.

  • Visited September 2013
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