BOA Steakhouse - Sunset
BOA Steakhouse - Sunset

BOA Steakhouse - Sunset

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.boasteak.com/
  • Phone: (310) 278-2050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30AM to 2:30PM
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday 5:30PM to 10:30PM ׀ Tuesday - Wednesday 5:30PM to 11:00PM ׀ Thursday - Saturday 5:30PM to 12:00AM
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 5:00PM - 7:00PM, Bar & Lounge only

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer various private dining rooms to suit parties up to 55 guests seated, 100 guests reception-style. Please contact our Catering & Special Events department for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Ruth Anne Gibson 3102716000x113
  • Special Events: Contact RuthAnne Gibson @ (310) 271-6000 ext 113 for more information regarding Private Dining & Special Events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Doheny Rd. / Cory Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: 0 to 4 Hours WITH Validation $11.00
    Past 4 Hours $20.00
    Past 5 Hours $30.00
    Valet Parking WITHOUT Validation $30.00
A word from BOA Steakhouse - Sunset
BOA Steakhouse is a contemporary American steakhouse. A place for the new "Rat Pack" to hang your hats. Great steaks and seafood, something for everyone with an award winning wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
BOA Steakhouse - Sunset reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (79)hot spot (76)good for groups (54)great for outdoor dining (51)vibrant bar scene (41)romantic (40)notable wine list (38)fit for foodies (37)late-night find (19)neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (12)scenic view (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Good food, great waiting staff. Only issue is that I had a reservation, showed up on time for my reservation, was asked to "sit and wait for another hostess" to sit us, ok that's fine. What's not fine is watching five other groups of varying sizes get sat immediately as they walk through the door. When I go back up 10 minutes later I was told they still need another hostess to sit me. After waiting 15 minutes past my reservation we were finally seated.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comparatively Speaking: Just OK
    RCGourmand
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    There are so many "high end" restaurants in this city, a venue such as BOA needed to show much more to stand out, unfortunately, this was not the case. Going in at this price point, there is an expectation of quality and substance. BOA doesn't measure up in either category. Where they shine is service - hands down the best "feature" of this restaurant. To start, my wife and I shared the table side Caesar Salad which was a nice show, but definitely not anything special. The Parmesan cheese seemed to be of the powdered variety, although it was added so quickly it was hard to confirm, but it didn't seem to be fresh grated. The Romaine was mostly white leaves, not as green as I prefer. The Caesar Salad at the less expensive Charthouse is better. We shared the creamed spinach, and we shared the huge baked potato - neither one was hot. The worst thing for a restaurant that forces you to order your potato as an expensive side is for it to not be hot enough to melt the skimpy thimble sized portion of cheese that is served on the side. Creamed spinach should also be served hot, unless it's served with nachos as a dip. The otherwise horrible Warehouse in MDR serves a baked potato that is bigger than this, and it comes hot. The Charthouse again beats this restaurant in the creamed spinach category. Since this is a "steakhouse", maybe my review of the Entrees is a little unfair because my wife and I both had seafood - the shrimp and the scallops, both sautéed in butter, neither one anything special. Maestros, Geoffrey's, Water Grill, all do seafood much better of course. Even Lawry's does it's limited seafood choices more justice! Add a couple of drinks to the above and voila - you're at $200.00 which includes the tip, but does not include the mandatory $11.00 valet parking. Money doesn't matter much if you're receiving the quality you're paying for, but this place doesn't merit the cost. For bar hopping and groups, this may be a good choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nov 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Not impressed with this restaurant it was recommended by a friend but our visit was definitely not up to the standard she received. We were put into a corner and forgotten. Service was slow drinks were not refilled. Massively disappointed in the taste of the mac and cheese. Meant to be smoked for some reason but tasted awful. Will not be recommending
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What could be worse?
    RedcutVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    So I book at table for 4 @ 7pm. Got served at 8:30. Waiter was on at least 6 tops and ignored us while talking to them. I went here a couple times before. Once I ordered a bottle of Dom and it came warm. The cool outdoor bar/lounge is gone. They added more tables and killed the bar scene. Without changes I give the through 2015 max.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy Scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This is my "go to" restaurant for a fun trendy overall fab evening. The food does not disapoint. This restaurant has a great bas scene so go early and have a drink
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed and Dissatisfied
    Vail77VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Just like a first date, the first few minutes at a restaurant reveal a myriad of data and this "first date" revealed several red flags. Surprisingly, valet was quick & efficient. As we ventured our way to the Hostess's rostrum, there were two ladies standing there to greet us. The head hostess was stiff and we weren't greeted effusively, albeit the other hostess was friendly and chatty as she escorted us to our table. The table wasn't what I requested, which is fine but they should have at least mentioned this to us when we arrived. The elite restaurants all over the world always do this. We were seated in the outside area with minimal heaters to accommodate each table (wife asked the waiter for a heater but stated none were "available"). After 10 minutes, I can see my wife and other women seated nearby starting to shiver, and the sound of Louboutins tapping against the wood reminded me of the "Sunrise Dance" sans symbols at an Indian reservation in Saskatchewan. Anyways, midway through the appetizers, I ordered the waiter to commandeer a heater for us (this was the first of a few times where I had to do the waiters job instead of enjoying our conversation). The waiter was helpful & he actually did it himself, which was commendable despite his position at the restaurant. The salads were delicious & the waiter's helper actually made it in front of us with intense passion. The steaks weren't that great & the veggies were bland. I had to pour our wine & water from the bottle a few times. All in all, not a great dining experience. We've dined at many Michelin rated restaurants all over the world, hence my observations noted here aren't off the mark for BOA. I didn't have high expectations for this place and I was accurate. BOA certainly epitomizes that LA buzz with a vibrant bar scene, superb decor & ambiance, an attractive crowd filled with trust fund babies, etc,, and the paparazzi loitering like hungry lions. This establish is more about the "scene" than the cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun Birthday Spot
    Annie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went here for my Birthday and had an awesome time. We ordered a ton of food and everything was delicious. The tableside Caesar Salad was cool to watch and by far the best Ceasar we had ever had. Our server was funny and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and spectacular service!!
    Chrissy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Execellent Restaurant. Great food and spectacular service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakerrific!
    Cerfin11
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    One of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Wife had the salmon and was in love. Everything was wonderful. Wish they had a larger beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovenest55
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The best, I had planned to go based on what was said. But I make up my own mind. It was as good as I was told if not better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambiance in a great city
    Amrdining
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Everything was perfect, starting with the welcoming ushers and ending with the great Dessert. The waiter service was wonderful as well
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Both service and food were lousy. When we arrived, hostess said she would "find" us when our table was ready. I just happened to check my cell only to see 2 texts from her telling us our table was ready. Good thing I checked my phone! Not to mention we were sitting 10 feet away from the hostess stand in the bar. Took forever for the order taker to take our order. Food then took forever. Had to ask server to check on it. Our $53 steaks came out way overcooked. Lobster mashed and creamed spinach were EXTREMELY salty and only lukewarm. The mumbling manager came by and said something. Couldn't understand a word he said. Zero attention to detail on all counts. Back to Mastro's we go......
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot for entertaining
    Barnaby
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Everyone was top notch, from service to food and drink. Definite winner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food/horrible parking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    It is sad that a good food experience can be so damaged by the aggregation of simply retrieving one's car from the sadly mandatory parking garage.The garage attached to the building offers you no choice but to valet, they charge an exorbitate fee and slow service. I had become accustomed to the 10 plus minutes of standing around once i had paid the attendant, but when last week I had been waiting just short of 20 mins and was about to be late to my next meeting, i asked (a second time) about the location of my car, and discovered they couldnt locate it. More drama ensured, 5 mins later my car comes, I attempt to exit, only to be stopped at the gate arm because the machine didnt recognize my ticket as being paid. thank god i kept the receipt
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • AMAZING
    FRANKV
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    THIS WAS MY WIFES AND I FIRST TIME HERE THE ATMOSPHERE, THE FOOD, THE SERVICE, THE WAITER WAS ABLE TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS WITH NO PROBLEM. HE KNEW EVEYTHING ON THE MENU AND HIS SERVICE WAS A 10 OUT OF 10 I WOULD DEFINETLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY WIFES DINNER DATE SPECTACULAR AND AMAZING.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Boa's .. Amazing staff
    TheSwifferMom
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    .. Boa's is the BEST .. My family and I love the food and the staff is Stellar .. Hands down it's the best place I've ever been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything but the food
    Rolle27
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I really wanted this to be perfect, but no matter how many times I think about it - the food wasn't up there. Bread was very dry, Asparagus was full of sand (every single one of the 6-7 I tasted), Lobster really boring and finally the steak was dull and simply below average. Wine was better, but not mindblowing. I am a frequent traveller and try to always find time to check out the local restaurants where ever I go. BOA Steakhouse is no way near worth the money compared to other places around the states and even around the globe. The place is nice, but the quality of the food is down the ladder. Not directly bad, but no way near a top restaurant. They try so hard to make you feel good, and then the kitchen just lacks a lot. What a pity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boa
    PennArtVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The steak is always consistently great, lots of interesting people. Overall a great place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch Spot
    Judy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The $$$$ rating often keeps me from eating at this restaurant, just a block from my house. Whereas it's quite expensive for dinner, I'd call it just $$ for lunch. It's a very pretty spot and the food is excellent. Definitely a place for either a casual lunch or to take someone for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Spencer
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Highlight of our eating experiences in LA. Recommended by Australian friends who frequent LA often and we thoroughly enjoyed the resturant .
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impecibale service
    PlanniFoodie
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I would just like to say that our waitress as well as our salade maker, and other servers were absolutely delightful and kind. I can't wait to come back. I was there twice in one week and still want to dine there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Dissapointed -
    DM76
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    BOA has been my go to for meetings, celebrations, or a quick dinner when in LA. I am usually impressed with the service, but my most recent visit left an awful taste in my mouth. Upon arriving, an emotionless host greeted me by saying it would be at least 15 minutes to be seated because they are busy. When I asked if they are typically late she responded abruptly: “Go to the bar and I will let you know when the table is ready.” I must have upset her, because when I was seated next to the kitchen. My dinner was with an on air personality, and we were constantly distracted by waiter banter. I asked if I could move to another section, I was told they were holding that section … at 10:30 pm as the restaurant was slowly emptying.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time & Great Time
    RB36VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was my first time dining at BOA and it was everything and more than I expected. The service was incredible from everyone in the restaurant which made the experience unforgettable. The food was great, we ordered the signature table side Caesar Salad along with the Petite Filets and Twice Baked Potato all of which were great. Truly a sunday we will remember for a while.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but...
    Jel3
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We have been to Boa in the past and were excited to enjoy another meal. The food was very good and prepared perfectly. Our problem was with the environment. We unfortunately did not get an outside table and the interior was extremely hot. We usually enjoy a bottle of red wine with our steaks but it was so hot that we could not think of having wine with dinner. We told our server and they did try to adjust the temperature but it only helped a small amount. We would go back, but if we had the same issue, we would not stay and dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food was amazing
    cooks14
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The service was perfect, celebrated for my girlfriends birthday and they made her day special by making her a special desert saying happy birthday. Highly recommend and will be back. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!!!
    Ladymeen
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love BOA. Beautiful ambiance, great staff and delightful menu. I love the table-side ceasar salad and I look forward to making this restaurant a monthly event for myself and close friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new discovery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I'd long felt - before going there - that BOA was a 'hip' restaurant, favoring style over substance. A recent visit changed that perception. The staff was super-friendly, the food was terrific and the ambience was very laid back. I think we've found a new neighborhood fave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • superb, couldnt fault it
    gilksy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    What an amazing find. A great restaurant with a Hollywood vibe. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a good feed on sunset. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset Strip Gem
    XXXX
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My wife had a few appetizers, all were very very good, her brother had a hamburger, said it was great, I had the Petite New York steak, excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Londonlad
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It blows away the high end UK steak houses( mash,gaucho,smiths) Amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Went with friends for my birthday - everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & specialty drinks
    Lpblaken
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Boa was excellent. We both had steaks that were amazing. They were cooked perfect and extremely tender. I had a blackberry mash cocktail that was fabulous. We also had cheesecake dessert with a raspberry gelato that was excellent as well. The staff was great, and the atmosphere was good as well. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was a big miss
    denverdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We were at Boa on a Tuesday night. The restaurant was busy, but not completely full. All the food was excellent, especially the steak tartare and the filet. But the service was really sub-par for a restaurant like this. Our entrees came out while we were still enjoying our appetizers. I asked for the sommelier to come back in a few moments after he handed me the wine list, but he disappeared for so long that we were well into our entrees without wine. Our waiter disappeared for long stretches (like when he could have taken a wine order). There was a whole army of staff at Boa, constantly going back and forth near our table, yet getting someone's attention was nearly impossible. I'm sure we can find better places in LA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NY, Ribeye & Filet Mignon, so good!
    GlamVix
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The best steak we have had so far! The knife literally cut through the steak like butter. Definitely try the Parmesan cheese french fries. Their garlic mashed potatoes are to die for. It was my birthday and the staff surprised me and my friends with a delicious dessert adorned with a firework! One of our best dining experiences to date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Experience at BOAs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have to say I was very impressed with the atmosphere and quality of food, however the service could have been better. Had to ask the servers a number of times for heater as we were sitting outdoors and it was chilly.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FaisalVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very Vibrant and Noisy style of restaurant but I liked it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience !!!!
    TomOhio
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My family and I were totally impressed with our entire experience! The staff was very accommodating, the outdoor setting was ideal. This was, without question, one of the best meals I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very nice spot with a cool patio. The food is good but I would not put it on my short list of steakhouses.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ambiance is wonderful
    Jesusisluv
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I love everything about BOA. The food is excellent and the service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Amazing staff help make this already great restaurant perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate