Fantastic Dining Experience :)
A wonderful fine dining experience from start to finish... Menu has great depth, steak never disappoints!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had lunch here with a friend during Restaurant Week and it was absolutely superb! Appetizers of melon carpacchio and bibb lettuce salad were delicious and the perfect start to the meal. Steak sandwiches were completely delectable and executed beautifully. Desserts of sorbet trio and cookie w/ ice cream were amazing! I usually scoff at people who get sorbet for dessert (lame) but this made me eat my words... so good! The outside eating space is beautiful and surprisingly-peaceful since it is right off Sunset! Service was impeccable and friendly. Would definitely go back! Hope to try it for dinner soon!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food but...
why were there no later reservations available? The latest we could get was 6:30 but when we got there the place was practically empty. It never completely filled up so I'm not sure why we couldn't have gotten a later reservation. Food was really good though and our waiter made great recommendations.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very impressed when we first arrived with the service at the bar. We arrived early because 5:30 was the only time we could book a reservation. We ended up being the first to arrive, so we had drinks at the bar. We were seated at about 5:45 and our server was very attentive at first, but as soon as other customers arrived, we were quickly forgotten. Had the service remained consistent, I would have rated this place a lot higher, but for the money, I would choose Morton's if I had it to do over again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't beat my first impression
This was the second time I dined at BOA on Sunset. Unfortunately, it did not live up to my memory from my first dining experience. It could be my memory was extra rosey from the first visit, but I thought the cut of steak (bone-in rib eye) was very poor quality and it was overcooked. It was more medium-well than medium-rare.
Someone in my party ordered the tuna, which was one of the best pieces I've ever had. I actually wished I had ordered it, which is not the best endorsement for a steakhouse. The creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, and mushrooms were very good, particularly the mushrooms. The mac 'n cheese left a lot to be desired. Caesar salad, their famous tableside service, was as good as I remembered. It's a must-order for appetizer.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for my son's 15th
We went for my son's 15th birthday - his choice! They made him feel very special and he was overjoyed with his choice. He said it was his favorite restaurant 'in the whole wide world'.
Thank you for making it special.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
best steak ever
I brought my daughter for her 24th birthday
The service and food was excellent.
IM really picky and I didn't have a complaint about anything
The manager mike @ the Santa Monica location knows what great customer service is
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy in my tummy!
Groovy vibe & decor and full of the famous or the almost famous and of course the wannabees. This place is quite large and we opt to sit in the inside/outside area. Open roof to the sky but walls to keep the wind at a minimum. I am diggin' this scene (reference to The Blow Monkeys). Our waiter David is the perfect waiter, knowledgeable to all of our questions and has a wit taboot! Biggest hit of our dining experience was the 40 Day Dry Aged New York Strip. DELISH!!!! Disappointment was the Prime Steak Tartare, would not order but it was okay. Drinks -the White Peach Sangria was so-so and sweet, would not reorder and the BOA 405 Martini (I think). Muddled strawberries. It was also sweet but good however I got zero buzz off of 2 drinks.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Boa! Food is always amazing and service is always great! See you again Saturday :)
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost 5 Stars!
I live in Texas and was visiting L.A. as a fun getaway with my sisters. This was my second time dining at this restaurant, and it was as good as the first! The food, atmosphere, waitstaff, and even those dining near us (strangers struck conversation with us) were superb! The ONLY reason I did not give BOA 5 stars is because although we had a dinner reservation, we still had to wait nearly 30 minutes to be seated.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boa lives up to the hype!
Boa lives up to the hype! The service is second to none and the aged bone in Ribeye bar far the best Ive ever had. Both my wife and I cannot wait to come back and try everything!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
my date and i are not srtangers to boa staeke house.as usual we enjoyed evry bit of all greatly.
we enjoyed the service,the food,the atmosphere and the care of the staff from top to bottom.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
THIS WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE, A 10 IN EVERY CATEGORY . THIS RESTAURANT IS VERY STYLISH WITH GREAT STEAKS AND SEAFOOD AND EXCELLENT SERVICE. I MUST !!!!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had visitors here from Australia
I had visitors here from Australia and we had an amazing night with phenomenal food and service. A special thank you to Jonathan Behm and staff for making our first BOA on Sunset experience such a good one.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real treat
If you can afford it (it's top end), then this is a fabulous steak house. Steaks were great and cooked to order (medium rare). Boys (13. 11 and 10) loved the atmosphere and buzz. Read about some reviews about poor service, but our server was attentive, helpful and friendly. Faultless evening and one to be remembered from our short holiday in LA.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Night Place
We ate early since we had tickets to a performance, but the quality of the steaks were amazing!!!! The sides could all do a bit of improvement to make it to 5 stars... I would skip any of the salads - they were almost insultive in quality. The service was great and it started to get happening as we were leaving so I am sure the vibe picks up late in the evening.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a birthday
Great place for a birthday celebration out on the patio. Every course was fantastic as were the ambience and waiting staff.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with my fiancé on a quick trip to LA. My steak was a perfect rib on the bone. Sides, dessert were great.. Would have given 5 stars for all except my partners steak was not as good, we were seated in the non-vibey part of restaurant and staff were slightly too attentive filling up our champagne after what felt like each sip! Not a bad problem to have though it interrupted our conversation quite frequently. They have a good bar for an after dinner cocktail.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's my favorite. The nicest atmosphere in la. Outside patio is the only place I sit. Food is great. Service too.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favourite L.A Restaurant!!!
My favourite L.A restaurant! When ever we are in town from Australia we dine at BOA as many times as we can! This last time we brought in a few friends who were travelling with us from Downunder who've never been before and they absolutely loved it too.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The resterant was great, the service was awesome and the food was wonderfully delicious! I never had a 21 day old steak and it was so tender and practically melted in my mouth. The bar area is a nice place to hangout with friend or even on a date, there is inside and outside seating. I will definitely be going back again!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about our dining experience at BOA was exceptional. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and gave great suggestions. The goat cheese baklava appetizer was delicious. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the sides were amazing. It's not a cheap dinner, but it's so worth the price!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place, people were
Very nice place, people were friendly not snobby. They even gave me dog bones because my steak was the only one with a bone I asked if they had an extra one for my other dog. They remebered it was my boyfriends birthday and had a firework candle. Food was great service excellent. I already recommended it.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for great steaks.
Great place for great steaks. Everything is a la carte so best to go worth someone to share sides. They have the best table side Caesar salad, which is prepared from scratch.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my husband there and had a blast. Fantastic service, atmosphere was incredible, and we even brought our own bottle of wine which the waiter happily uncorked for us. 21 day dry aged rib eye was killer!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Spot for a Foodie
The meal that both my husband and I had was very delicious, tender and seasoned to perfection. Our waiter was great and the ambience was romantic. Definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion. We were there celebrating my husband's birthday and they gave him a complimentary dessert.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for the hip
The meat is as good as other well-known steakhouses....but this restaurant has a "hip vibe" for the younger set.
Try to eat outside, a little quieter, but music a little louder.
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was excellent across the board. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We appreciated the complimentary dessert for our anniversary.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Dining Experience
A wonderful dining experience with world class cuisine...
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome place!! Worth the
Awesome place!! Worth the price..Cliff- great waiter...nice staff. Steaks were delicious, I would highly recommend
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make sure you order one of their "At the table Caesar salads".. it's soo cool!! And tastes AMAZING.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's one of the best in L.A.
We dine at BOA at least three or four times a month and always love it. We are happy to take family and friends there to enjoy the food and friendly atmosphere. Simply put - we love it.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday dinner
The food was absolutely delicious. BF had dry aged New York strip medium rare and it was perfect. I had blue cheese petit filet medium- also very good. I also really enjoyed the goat cheese baklava appetizer - different but very good. Overall, the food was great.
The service was not necessarily bad but for the cost of our plates, I expected better - had to ask for water after several servers and busboys walked past the table, our appetizer plates had food between them, had to ask for bread once we saw another table receive bread, finally, a very delayed birthday greeting for my boyfriend - We received champagne and a sparkler greeting right as we were signing our check - it was as if they forgot and heard me complaining to my boyfriend.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
BOA made my dining experience worth remembering. After my bad experience at Riva Bella, it was nice to have another chance to recreate my Birthday dinner in a friendly environment, with great food, a beautiful atmosphere, and with a very warm and attentive staff. I will most certainly continue to frequent BOA in the future with family and friends.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT FOOD, GREAT AMBIENCE
We always have an amazing time.
the food is excellent, the service was great and we love the Oysters.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hip, trendy, GREAT patio dining.
Hip, trendy, GREAT patio dining. Food good, not great. Service excellent.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service...Over
Outstanding food and service...Overall excellent restaurant...Very expensive though...once a year for the extraordinary common folks...never for the middle class unless someone else is paying.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great but there is a but..
This is one my favorite places to eat when I in LA. Food and service is great. The only drawback is the noise level can get a little loud and makes it difficult to hear if you are trying to talk across table. If you there for a meeting, I would recommend eating outside.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was amazing.We arrived late for our reservation but were still seated right away. I ordered the ribeye and it was cooked perfectly, even the fat was rendered down to being edible.The truffle cheese fries were delicious.I samples the aged new York from a friend and it was equally delicious and cut like butter.They brought out a baked Alaska to celebrate my birthday and it came with a bright sparkler so that was nice.The service was excellent as well.It was a great experience from beginning to end.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
BOA is the best
There is no reason to go to Cut, Mastro's or Wolfgang's. Awesome steak (Wagu) and better service - especially with Lance on wine! Cheers
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top marks for everything
I enjoyed it all, one thing I can say they have an excellent Caesar salad but if ur use to your salad with bacon & egg don't order this. The deserts where amazing we couldn't help but order two; s'mores & the snickers cake so good I couldn't speak.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful even though limited that
BOA has beautiful decor from top to bottom. Amazing wine cellar that separates the bar and restaurant. It's very dark with mostly only candle lite and a few larger lamps which to me have it the romantic feel. Also, the booths and benches have a very high back for extra privacy. I'm not sure if you have just one server at the table, but I think we had 3. The steak that we ordered was the steak they had ran out of. So, we ordered a different steak and crab legs. After our salads came out the waiter informed us they were also out of crab legs. Luckily, we like prawns and ordered those instead. The food did take a little while to arrive, but that may have been because of the reorder. When it did come out it was wonderful though!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
All I can say is fantastic! The service was great and our food was amazing! My husband had the bone-in ribeye and I had the butterflied petite fillet. They both were perfectly cooked and melt in your mouth delicious.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this place. Very sleek
Loved this place. Very sleek look. Most of restaurant is actually outdoors in an enclosed private setting even though on a busy street. Both the wait staff and wine steward were very attentive and informative. Seems to be a hot spot for celebrities also.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are from Australia and
We are from Australia and found the restaurant to have a great mood with excellent food and service. The caesar salad (made at our table) was beautiful. Would definitely recommend. Outstanding.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary here. The restaurant is modern, beautiful and yet simple. Although it is a high end place it is comfortable and not "stuffy". Everyone was very friendly. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Brandon and Scott were awesome! Definitely recommend the cesar salad, crabcake appetizer, the rib eye, mac n cheese and the spinach!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
So much food
The portions are huge. There were 2 of us and we had a starter each, a main each with 2 sides a pond shared a dessert. The sides are a main meal in itself, especially the stuffed potatoe.
The food was excellent, and came out very quickly, which due to the potion sizes,p could have been slowed down a bit.
If you like steak then this is a must.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couldn't be better!
That's it in a nutshell...the entire experience just could not possibly have been any better!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came to BOA for dinner on a Sunday night to celebrate my husband's 36th birthday. The atmosphere was really nice. We enjoyed the overhead music..a good mix of new age jazz a little neo-soul and eclectic mixes. Our server and the entire staff was excellent! I had the 40 day aged petite New York.. I should have gone with the filet mignon. The side dishes were good, portions were shareable which was nice. I wasn't floored by the food but overall it was a really good experience and I would come again!
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, though a bit disorganized. The food was pretty good, but might not worth the price. Fantastic cocktails and wine selection. Beautiful modern interior.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM