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BOA Steakhouse offers the simple pleasures of a classic American steakhouse with subtly sophisticated additions. Against a sumptuous background of leather and wood, Chef de Cuisine Jose Aleman’s culinary creations pay homage to familiar flavors while infusing them with hints of French culinary artistry.
BOA’s dining room blends natural accents with a chic modern aesthetic to create a sexy and stylish environment ripe for indulging in carnivorous pleasures. A sleek, mirrored bar with low leather couches greets diners as they enter, offering enticing relaxation in the form of inventive signature cocktails. Lush materials enhance the sensual luxury of the space, with leather-covered banquettes, tables, and menus reiterating the restaurant’s delicious bovine culinary concentrations. Bare bark tree sculptures scattered throughout the restaurant lend an appealingly rugged naturalism to the space, playfully contrasting with the Roman style façade of Caesar’s Palace that is visible through large windows. Slatted wood and metal mesh dividers provide partial seclusion to the elevated semi-private dining space. Seated in our own stylish leather banquette with stunning views of the Bellagio fountain show, our eager anticipation builds as we soak up more of BOA’s exclusive ambience.
While the wine list offers many tempting options, BOA’s selection of creative cocktails proves impossible to resist. Arriving highly recommended by not only our server but by an enthusiastic passerby as well, the BOA 405 more than lives up to its hype. A surprisingly complementary mixture of strawberries, balsamic vinegar, black pepper and vodka, the BOA 405 is fruity, slightly spicy, and above all satisfyingly subtle. My companion’s Crush is similarly revitalizing, delivering a cool, lively sip of citrus, berry, pomegranate refreshment infused with a hint of tropical exoticism from its lychee liqueur. Both cocktails prove to be a vibrant start to our evening, confounding expectations and fueling our anticipation for our feasting.
Following quickly on the heels of our beverages, we are treated to another culinary surprise: BOA’s delightful dinner theatre of Tableside Classic Caesar Salad. The air is filled with pungent, salty aromas as a skilled assistant begins furiously whisking together fresh Caesar salad ingredients and distributes the mixture between us before our eager eyes. Crisp and fresh, the salad is a flood of flavors, balancing the boldness of lemon acidity, garlicky potency, spicy Dijon mustard, and briney anchovies with the more delicate romaine lettuce and soft boiled egg. It is a bright beginning to our meal, exemplifying Chef Aleman’s emphasis on the freshness of his ingredients.
We are next served the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, artfully centered in a triangle of beet emulsion and accompanied by slices of sautéed braeburn apples. It is a surprising pairing, with the fruitiness of the apple and earthy sugars of the beets accentuating the slight buttery sweetness of the crab meat, while lending an almost wintry heft to the dish. Its light oceanic flavors and fruity notes enliven our palates in preparation for the meatier indulgences to follow.
BOA Steakhouse’s main attraction is, of course, its premium cuts of beef. The unique preparation of the 40 Day Dry Aged New York Strip piques my curiosity, while my dining companion selects the classic Bone-In Ribeye. While we both forego the offer of one of BOA’s complementary rubs and crusts, we are treated to the full array of housemade sauces: Cabernet, Bearnaise, Peppercorn, Chimichurri, Creamy Horseradish, Soy Ginger and the Signature J-1 sauces all present delicious dipping dilemmas for transforming the flavors of the meat.
The 40 Day Dry Aged New York Strip arrives sizzling to the table crusted in a deep char and accompanied by fragrant garnishes of garlic cloves and rosemary springs. The unique dry aging process amplifies and concentrates the gamey flavors of the steak, while still retaining its juiciness. The Bone-In Ribeye is presented with similar minimalism, focusing the attention on this massive cut of beef. Impossibly tender and buttery, the Ribeye exemplifies the sublime quality and expert preparation of BOA’s meats. My dining companion gushes that it is the best steak she’s ever had: a statement that is hard to contradict when each succulent bite nearly melts in my mouth.
Although the flavors of both of these fine steaks stand well on their own, dipping morsels into each of the sauces brings out new nuances in the meat, and transforms each bite into a new taste experience. Some of the sauces impart a classic richness, like the creamy Bearnaise or full-bodied Cabernet, while others like the Soy Ginger, Chimichurri (a traditional Argentine marinade from vinegar, garlic, and parsley), and J-1 (a unique blend of citrus and vinegar) give the meat novel, refreshing personalities. Each steak comes with the option of one rub or sauce, although the possibility of adding additional sauces for $1 each allows for the potential for exciting flavor adventures and delightful indecisions.
As accompaniments to our beefy main courses, the Truffle Mac-n-Cheese and Santa Monica Farmer’s Market Vegetables achieve a harmonious balance between health and indulgence. Golden, with an oven-baked crisp crust, the Truffle Mac-n-Cheese tantalizes with the sharp scent of truffles and sharp cheddar. The puffy orecchiette that stand in for the more traditional elbow macaroni soak up the creamy pungency of the cheese sauce, assisting in the transformation of this classic comfort food into haute cuisine decadence.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market Vegetables introduce a much-needed lightness to the heaviness of the previous dishes. Focusing on the freshest produce, this side changes in accordance with seasonal availability: on this day, it features fresh broccolini with dried apricots and pine nuts. Crisp and verdant, the broccolini’s potent flavor balances beautifully with the deep fruitiness of the apricots and the nutty crunch of the pine nuts. It is a welcome addition to the meal, brightening the palate and lightening the weight of this hearty, rich meal.
To conclude, we are served three of BOA Steakhouse’s sweet treats: the Chocolate Filled Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Holes, the Mascarpone Filled Pirouettes with Fresh Mixed Berries and Blackberry Sauce, and the Warm Banana Cake with Toffee Sauce. Each is as illustrative of the versatility of the BOA kitchen as the savory dishes that came before them, with each showcasing a sophisticated and unexpected interpretation of dessert. The Chocolate Filled Doughnut Holes capture the attention first: dusted with fragrant cinnamon and sugar, their golden spheres give off the aroma of fresh baked churros, while their fluffy, lightly fried texture is more suggestive of New Orleans beignets. While these nostalgia-inducing gems are sweetly appealing on their own, the accompanying caramel toffee and crème anglaise dipping sauces are difficult to resist and enhance the smile-worthy indulgence of this playful confection.
Similarly nostalgic, the Warm Banana Cake with Toffee Sauce recalls the classic pleasures of banana bread, but in a truly refined new context. This miniature bundt cake crowned by a scoop of ice cream is an explosion of banana flavor, with each component tasting of the distinctive starchy fruit. The toffee sweetness adds a richness that well complements the fruity intensity and fluffy cake.
The Mascarpone Filled Pirouettes with Fresh Mixed Berries introduce a pleasing seasonal lightness to our sweet finale. The dainty, rolled wafer pirouettes offer a crispy, ethereal, lightly sugary platform for the tart sweetness of the mixed berries, while the creamy mascarpone innards soak up the blackberry sauce beautifully and disperse its tanginess with taste bud-puckering appeal. It is a refreshing palate cleanser and a welcome subtle conclusion to our decadent BOA experience.
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Every January, my buddies and I go to Vegas on a "guy" trip. We stay at a different hotel every year, go to 2 different restaurants every year and vow to not repeat. It will be difficult next year as our experience was great at both the Aria Hotel and at Boa's Steakhouse. The atmosphere was not stuffy like some staekhouses and the service was superb. I love table-side caesar salad ( if they are made well) and they did not disappoint. I believe the young lady that made the caesar was Celine. She did a great job! Our server was equally great but I forgot her name unfortunately. We all had different staek cuts with equally impressive results. Keep up the good work!
Beautiful Restaurant - great location on the strip in Caesar's Forum Shops! Awesome service - made for a wonderful evening! Will go again!
loved every minute of it. went to BOA for my 25th birthday. from start to finish i loved this resturant.
Very Comfortable setting. Steaks where like butter and full of flavor. Drinks where original and made to order. Menu is pricey, however, some steakhouses charge the same and are not that good!!!!
We made reservations for Valentines night. Just the two of us the night before our wedding! One thing led to another and it turned into dinner for 4, then dinner for 5! BOA staff was very polite and accomodated my changes everytime I called. Even though we were late, our table was waiting. Everyone was impressed and the food was outstanding! Try it, you will be very happy you did!
That was my first time eating at BOA and I was really impressed. The wine choices were excellent and the bread they serve while you wait for the your meal was yummmy! The steak was very good and the sides were great because you had so many choices! I really enjoyes the whole experience.
Amazing Food. Amazing Price. Amazing Ambiance. Amazing Overall!
The chef's menu was worth every penny. We couldn't decide anyway so it made it easy that way. Also, I really enjoyed the Foie Gras which I would never have ordered.
Party of 11 and everything was excellent including food, drinks and service. Any location in Cesaer's is a pain and this one is no different. Your bill will be expensive, but it is very good.
A definite must when in vegas
My wife and I were in vegas for the weekend and I recommended BOA after reading the reviews.We were both blown away,the service was some of the best we have ever had,food was to die for and the atmosphere was so romantic.We have visted other steak houses in vegas(very high end) and BOA is by far the best we have ever had.We are from the midwest and we know good steak and these folks have it.This should be on your list of fine dining when you are in las vegas.
BOA is an amazing restaurant. We had the pleasure of dining here for our Anniversary. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and friendly. We were treated like we were the only guests at the restaurant. The menu was fabulous. We wanted to try the Kobe steak but d/t circumstances in Japan we were unable to have it, however the waiter told us about other specials and meats that were very good! We had an appetizer, salad, steaks, 2 sides, dessert and a few mixed drinks and all of it was outstanding. There is no doubt that everytime we go back to Las Vegas we will frequent BOA!
My current boyfriend and I were in Vegas for a convention, and it being our first time in sin city, we wanted to make sure we had tasted the great food this city had to offer. Based on reviews we chose BOA. The reservation was made late in the evening, and our convention was running over schedule, and we were going to be 10-15 minutes late for a 10:30 PM reservation. Based on this, we thought we weren't going to be able to keep our table because of the time of day and our tardiness, but the staff were eager to have us when we arrived. The restaurant was breathtaking! At first, we sat in a booth inside facing the amazing view out the windows, but we noticed an even better table on the balcony outside, and without a question our hostess quickly escorted us to our desired table. First, we had the prawns for a starter along with a tasty glass of Chardonnay. The ambiance was perfect! Without me even noticing anything was different, my boyfriend (at the time) had notified our waitress pre-hand that he was planning on proposing to me! To my surprise, after finishing the prawns, he gets down on one knee at our table, and proposes. It was perfect! And if it couldn't have been any better, our server brings us both a glass of champagne free of charge (which was ordinarily $20/glass) and a large plate with congratulations written in chocolate and an illuminating sparkler in the middle!!!! I was so excited, I didn't think the dinner could get even better, the entrees came shortly. He had the aged NY strip, and I had the filet mignon. Both were cooked to perfection! Even though this was a rather expensive meal for us, it was the most memorable one. The environment, staff, cuisine and breathtaking view were incredible. We are happily married now, and plan to attend this same restaurant in September!!
Great place to eat. From food to service everything was just perfect. Steaks and seafood were top notch.
BOA Steakhouse was a plesant surprise on our short visit to Las Vegas. The food was outstanding and Kelly our waitress was very helpful and attentive. You must eat at BOA when you are in Las Vegas.
The restaurant is very nice. The service was amazing. But the food is what will keep you coming back. We had their fresh/table-prepared Caesar salad, which was great. And then we both had their special of the day which was filet mignon with crab and lobster meat mixed in the bernaisse sauce. It was the best steak I've ever eaten, and I've had more than my fair share.
Great people and wonderful service.
We both had a wonderful experience at BOA. Our food was delicious and the service great.
The balcony is the perfect setting for a nice quiet elegant meal. Service was excellent and the steaks and sides were very good. Appetizer was a bit pricey, but overall the pricing was in line with the food. Our waiter recommended a wine I'd never tried before (it was not the most expensive) and it was excellent so I would definitely trust their judgement on anything in the future. Sides are large and should definitely be shared (waiter advised us of that also). Would definitely recommend for a nice relaxing "no-rush" meal.
Great meal, lovely restaurant, best meal we had in Vegas.
The ambiance, service, and food were unbelievable. This was my husband's and mine's first trip to Vegas, and our experience at BOA was a highlight. My husband and I had a very private wedding ceremony and then ate together at BOA. The manager and wait staff went above and beyond to make the evening unforgettable.
We went to Las Vegas to celebrate a 60th birthday. This restaurant was one of the best we have been to. Food was excellant and the service was great. Would surely go back again next time we go to Vegas.
The food was excellent, the service was first class and the ambiance was really nice. I would recommend this place to anyone who likes a variety of steak, seafood and great other choices
The food and service were fantastic! I will defintely eat there again!
This restaurant was by far the best I've ever been to! The atmosphere was phenomenal, service was exceptional, and the food was just perfect! BOA was the perfect way to celebrate mine and my husband's 10 year anniversary!
Excellent experiance, great food and great vibe. It will not be the last time I dine at BOA steakhouse. A great place to take friends and family for a great meal. Thanks to all the BOA staff see you soon.
Amazing restaurant. With excellent food prices and ambiance..everything was a++ except the steak tartare we got food poisoning from it
Boa was a great experience. Beautiful balcony seating with great view, service was top notch and food was too die for! Can't wait to return!
Excellent food, service and ambiance
This was my first time eating at Boa's and the food was as expected. I had the steak and lobster which was very good. Others in my party had steaks and raved about the food. I will certainly tell my friends to put Boa's on their list.
We had a group of 13 and were able to have an intimate dining experience with great waitstaff. Consider sharing a side order since everything comes in very large portions.
I went to dinner her for my husbands birthday. The food was outstanding!! My steak was cooked to perfection! I would come back to this restaurant again on my next trip to Las Vegas :-)
Non eaters beware, whilst dining in the restaurant the staff are brilliant, or maybe the following day I came across some that weren't so cool! I misplaced some items and on returning to the restaurant the next day was met with what can only be described as disdain and boredom. They weren't interested in helping me at all and didn't bother to phone me as promised with any update - I ended up having to keep going back and never did find my lost items!
It was a fun place with great food. I will definitely return.
We celebrated our wedding annyversary at BOA Steakhouse and we received a delicious dessert as a gift. The service was excellent. The waiter made an excellent selection of the wine.
This restaurant offers excellent service with friendly staff, a confortable dinning experience and great food. Decent value and I would absolutely reccomend.
This place is very comfortable, and the staff is really focused on you. I did not have to wait very long for my food, and when it came the short wait seem like nothing. My wife enjoys her steak well done and they did a great job of cooking it vs. burning it. I ate crab cake and Chilean Sea Bass, abd both were great.
This restaurant lived up to it's reputation. The food was wonderful, service excellant, and atmosphere perfect. I would definately go back.
I love the fact that there is both indoor and outdoor dining,the decor inside is slightly modern although the trees in between booths bring it right back to comfortable cozy feeling. The out door dining was also very nice give and old world feel as if it were just you and your dinner companion alone to look down the stip as you ate dinner. I have eaten inside and out I enjoyed both although the weather has to be just right to want to eat outside. Almost forgot LOVE the Garlic you get with steak whole roasted clove very nice so dont forget your tic tac because you will eat it cant resist.
In order to rate this correctly, you have to understand where the person rating the restaurant comes from. My wife and I frequent high-end steak and seafood restaurants and have traveled extensively, both in the US and abroad. Of all the places we've traveled, Texas still has the best steak hands down. However, we are always willing to try new and different places. Was this steak on the same caliber as Texas? No. Was it a very good steak? Yes. And far better than anything you will get at one of the casinos. If you are in Vegas, and want a good steak. Go to BOA.
Celebrated my daughter's birthday with a BOA dinner. Not only was the food outstanding and atmosphere great but the service was top shelf and part of our birthday celebration!
We loved the restaurant ambiance. Service was great, and I loved the Ceasar salad made at the table and great rib steak. My wife did not enjoy her shrimp because she found them overcooked, and they removed from our bill without us even asking for anything. I found it to be first class, and was disappointed to hear they were going to be closing the location.
great food, wine,and service. but theyu closed 4 days later.
I usually love this place, but this time around it was not good.
For the price Ruth's Chris would have been a better choice.
This was our first visit for us with parents who were vacationing in AZ so we utilized this website to find something that would be affordable and offer a selection of food that would suit all. This restaurant fell "middle-of-the-road" for cost which we felt would be an affordable "splurge" for a special evening in Vegas. The restaurant was lovely, we had an excellent greeting, excellent service, and very good food, but were initially taken back by the price associated with the various dishes on the menu. As the parents (on a fixed income) insisted on treating us on this special occasion, and since we were the ones who suggested BOA and conveyed the costs listed on the website, it was particularly horrifying to put them into the awkward situation of paying for what turned out to be a very over-priced meal for four. We have all been to 5-Star restaurants on many occasions and have had far more exceptional food for a considerably more affordable cost. We think the meals in this restaurant, while very good, were considerably over-priced and do not fall into what an average person would consider "middle-of-the-road" cost and, therefore, the average cost was quite misleading.
The restaurant is beautiful, the service is deceit & the food was okay. Although I had an overall good experience since we were their for my bestfriend's birthday celebration, I was not impressed enough to return or too call BOA my favorite dining place. The cost of the food was overpriced & if you would like a side with any of your entrees you have to pay additional for it, which I wasn't too happy about. They do have a excellent martini called "The Boa" it was their signature martini. The place is excellent to go for drinks!!
The food was very good, but that extreme positive was negated by the noise and the slow service. I was there with a group of 10 for a business dinner, and converstain was limited due to acoustics. And for some reason the service was very slow - maybe it was demand but the restaurant was not full. We were entertained by a Rod Stewart look-a-like dining a few tables over....
We were very disappointed in the overall experience. The prices were not in line with both the size of the portions and and quality of the food. Service was just OK and it wasn't even busy. Wine prices are higher then some of the neighboring restaurants. With all the choices in Las Vegas especially for steak, I will not go back there again. Went to Smith and Wilesnsky's and had a great steak for less money and a much more resonable wine list to choose from.
I had the bone in porterhouse and there was nothing special about it at all. Steak was done to my liking but no flavor and it came to to the table cold.Wife didn't care for her fillet either. Ceasar salad was wonderful made table side! Price was WAY to high for the experience.Almost 275.00 for 2 people with a couple drinks.
I made a reservation a week in advance. When we arrived we were taken to the worst table in the restaurant, in a corner up against a wall right next to the kitchen door. We asked our waiter if we could move which we did, but it came with a large helping of attitude. The servers attitude remained terrible for the rest of our meal. The tableside ceasar salad was a joke. It took the girl 20 minutes to make 2 of them, and I asked for light dressing but of course it came drenched in dressing. When the steaks arrived they were overcooked, and extremely over seasoned. I got the peppercorn crust which was basically like eating pepper instead of a steak. Honestly the worst and most disappointing part about the whole experience was the actual steak knife. Considering the logo for this restaurant is a steak knife I had pretty high expectations. By was I wrong when they finally brought it out it was the biggest piece of crap I had ever felt. It was super light, had a hollow handle, and felt like a piece of garbage. On top of that it had no edge, it was basically just a really flat piece of metal. It could barely cut through any of our steaks, it was actually hilarious in a way that made me angry in the end. I will NEVER go to this restaurant again, and would not recommend it to anyone. While we were there I saw the manager going around to tables, but obviously avoided ours. I would have loved to let him know about some of these problems while we were there, but he never gave me the chance. For a restaurant that is going to cost around $100 a person, this was an unacceptable experience. And I wish the gratuity was not included in the check because we got terrible service and he didn't earn half of the 18% we had to give him. TERRIBLE RESTAURANT, don't go!
I had a 12 ounce steak and it was not good. they had to come back 3 or 4 times just to get my food order correct. the server and management was rude also. and i also saw cockroas on the floor i did not say anything