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BOA? Any recent reviews or experiences?

Tom P Jan 21, 2008 05:32 PM

A friend wants me to go there. Just curious what people think.

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  1. wilafur RE: Tom P Jan 22, 2008 09:53 AM

    i went to the one in SM last year and it was a pure meat market and very boisterous. the food? well, the wedge was decent but i found my bone in ribeye to be lacking. it was fatty and gristley....and yielded perhaps 7 bites of beef. i felt like a surgeon cutting away the gristle and fat.

    overrated for the food but definitely a place to go for drinks and to spit game on the plastics.

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      djdebs RE: Tom P Jan 22, 2008 10:20 AM

      I really like the West Hollywood one -- one of my favorite places for a steak. Not a huge fan of the one in Santa Monica. The food, service, and atmosphere don't appeal to me as much.

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        danikm RE: Tom P Jan 22, 2008 11:38 AM

        I went to the one on Sunset for an office holiday party. The steak eaters were a little disappointed, but I had a good braised dish (maybe short ribs) that was yummy. The scene was ridiculous... I definitely saw a girl across the room at a table with Jamie Foxx slowly disrobe over the course of the evening.

        Overall, not bad for a trendy restaurant but definitely not a quality steak on par with Mastro's or anything like that.

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