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.