On the Sunset Strip and at the beginning of the exclusive area known as the platinum circle is BOA, one of the newest and swankiest steakhouses in Los Angeles. The decor is modern and opulent with rich amnbient lighting, colorful lamps and an amazing outdoor lounge with a cozy fireplace. Depending on the time of day you dine, you will find a unique mix of people, in the early hours of the day you will find an abundance of power lunchers and when the sun goes down you will find celebrities, red carpet and plenty of paparazzi . I love the outdoor lounge with its posh decor, and the flickering fireplace. It is super chic and cozy.
My experience started with a grilled shimp salad with, quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, salad greens and pickled turnips. This was an interesting salad and flavorful, but I am not sure I would order it again. This was my first time tasting quinoa and I may have preferred it prepared in a different way rather than in a salad, but their was a nice contrast of flavors and textures.
The spaghetti with Kobe Meatballs was very flavorful and did not disappoint. Overall, I was pleased with the food and the ambiance is amazing! I probably should have tried some steak, but I just wasn't in the mood for a steak when I went, but I hear the steaks are pretty tasty and the menu offers steak prepared in several different ways to please any palate.
The large circular booths are perfect for a group or extra cozy for a couple:-)
The indoor lounge has a stunning red granite bar and low leather couches.
This is the outdoor lounge during the day. This light airy lounge takes on a completely different vibe at night with the fireplace blazing, chiffon curtains blowing in the wind and plenty of the too cool for school crowd lingering over inventive cocktails such as the BOA Black Cherry Manhattan, or the BOA infusion, which is an exotic blend of rum. fresh pineapple, vanilla bean and cinnamon. if you prefer a mocktail, they are happy to create one for you:-)
BOA is a very stylish and upscale restaurant. I would definitely recommend it if you love a cool ambiance. There are a couple of distinct differences between dining during the day and dining in the evening hours. During the day you will experience a laid back vibe, but at night when the action starts, the snooty factor goes up. If you love to be where the rich and beautiful are, come here after dark:-) This is not a cheap place to dine. Expect to pay at least $50.00 and even more if you add dessert.
9200 Sunset blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069