9200 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Fax: (310) 271-6006
Balboa Steak House
Boa Steakhouse-West Hollywood
BOA Steakhouse - Sunset
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Bar & Grills, Pizza
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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One of my favorite steak restaurants in the city. I love their outdoor patio, and there's great people-watching (frequently celebs, too). I like getting my filet butterflied with the blue cheese crust. So many tasty sides that it's hard to choose only a few. Pricey, but so delicious.
10/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I'm not sure what the hype is about this restaurant. My boyfriend and I went to BOA for dinner last Friday and did not have a pleasant experience. I ordered the prawns and noticed 2 of the 5 prawns were not clean. At this point I had already taken one bite of out each prawn. The manager stopped by to ask us if we need anything and I showed him my unpleasant discovery on my plate (shrimp poop). He told me he would bring me back a new plate, which is exactly what he did. Not only did he take my plate (with other food that I ordered that he did not replace) and swapped it for a new one, he also put the two shrimp that were not cleaned back on my plate (half eaten). I think the least he could have done was replace the two half eaten prawns with two new prawns. Once we received out bill we notice that the waiter also charged us for 3 cocktails when we only ordered two. It took us almost 20 minutes to check out after asking the waiter to correct our bill. The service is extremely slow.
I found this place to be very cheap and unorganized. You are not getting what you pay for. The food is very overpriced and only rates as ""average"".
The management needs training on how to treat customers as the are very ""snooty"" and do not care about the customers dining experience.
03/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I had a chance to have dinner here on my birthday a while back. The filet was phenomenal and service was top notch. If you've been to BOA, you know it's a scene. Great people watching, a high energy atmosphere, and great steaks makes BOA an LA staple!
10/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
It is worth coming here just to see the space and enjoy the scene. Very roomy, big patio area. Perfect for happy hour (5-7p) - everything is only $6, including the most delicious kobe sliders. If I had any friends, I would definitely want to hang out with them here. You will probably see celebrities - I saw Halle Berry and I never see anyone... The steak (filet) was superb - I chose their 'J-1' Sauce (like an upgrade on A-1) - lots of different kinds of steaks and sauces (and rubs). The salmon served on the cedar plank was top-notch. Be prepared to spend some money - but again, the happy hour gets you in the door for pocket change...
02/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We went to BOA on Sunset for Valentine's Day and had a very average experience. We approached the front desk and the hostesses (the typical aspiring actresses) were busy playing around with the LCD monitor. They were having trouble reading or finding something on the screen.
Even though the restaurant was 2/3 empty, we were seated outside on the balcony- We were assured that there were heat lamps outside. Unless your date is Amish and wearing a dress that comes down to her ankles, she will be freezing if the temperature is in the low 50's. When we complained, we were moved to the lounge area where there were make-shift tables (basically two small bar tables put together). Again, the main dining area was 2/3 empty. We noticed two other tables with people, who happened to be the same race as us, but I won't go there.
We had the crab cakes for appetizer, and it tasted similar to a combination of Gordon's fish sticks and Boca burger. The NY Strip also tasted average, but they did have an extensive wine list. I would definitely give four stars to the server who was very friendly and attentive, and also the bar staff. Otherwise, we had a very average experience there. BOA is definitely a second-tier steakhouse. I've been to everywhere from Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky's and Sparks in NY, Ruth's Chris, The Cut etc. and this place doesn't come close. If anything, I would just come here for drinks and hang out at the bar.
12/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend and I are both cooks and we went here looking for a fantastic and delicious dinner. The service was great- the cocktails are AMAZING and SOOOOO tasty. My filet was the best filet I've ever had. His Kobe beef, which should be totally yummy, was NOT very good- chewy and mediocre, and pretty much a huge rip off. The foie gras appetizer was AWFUL. our friend that came with us ordered the salmon special (cornmeal crusted salmon with risotto) and it was REALLY REALLY AWFUL. the salmon was so salty she had to send it back, and then when they brought the new one we realized that the risotto was crunchy and didnt really even taste good with salmon, and overall it was just a really poor dish. For dessert we had bananas foster, which was just a square of puff pasty with some caramel mush and bananas. gross. I can cook frozen puff pastry myself. and it was so tough that I could barely cut through it. The service was great and they didnt make us pay for the salmon, but still, we kind of wanted to just have GOOD food, not FREE food.
My verdict- cocktails- DELICIOUS :)
10/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Been here once and now that I think about it, I'm not sure I haven't been back.
Anywho. The food is GREAT! Went with a group of four and we all had different things; which we all loved. The lobster is fantastic. The steak was good, but I shouldn't really comment since I'm not a fan of steak (why go to a steakhouse then, huh? lol)
After dinner we crossed over to the lounge/bar area. It wasn't too crowded, but I forget what day of the week it was. Drinks were good, service was excelent. We had a very friendly waiter, very talkative.
I should've been there again already!
09/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend made reservations at Boa Steakhouse for my birthday. The restaurant was pretty empty at 3pm on a Saturday, which gave our party of six, a sense of privacy. The decor was nice consisting of brown pillowy walls, twig room dividers and interesting lights. Boa Steakhouse was quite impressive with attentive service, delicious dishes along with notable cocktails including the Oaxacan martini, Mc Strawberry Shortcake and the Boa Infusion.
We opted for the Seafood Appetizer Platter consisting of crab legs, half a lobster, oysters and more. The platter was enough for four people.
I ordered the 40-day old aged NY strip steak, which was to die for. My brothers ordered Porterhouse steaks, which were huge!
Overall, our experience at Boa was great and our waiter even served us cheese fries on the house =) I'm definitely going there again sometime soon.
08/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend loves steak, so i brought him over to BOA @ west hollywood on his birthday. The service was great, and the food was excellent. The only things I don't like were the soup (it's something with tomato, coconut, and lobster... not so good) and the waitress (she was studying her midterm or final at the bar, which kinda drive me crazy). I think this place is highly recommended.