It’s a no-brainer that when you eat at a steakhouse, you’ll probably leave talking about the steak: how tender it was, how juicy it was, how the meat practically melted in your mouth. But there’s a reason why BOA Steakhouse has drawn such A-list diners as Amy Adams, Dane Cook, Steven Spielberg, Kevin James, Jerry Bruckheimer and the Osbournes to its tables—guests are left raving about the appetizers, drinks, salads and desserts just as much as the steak.
Located inside The Forum Shops at Caesars at 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., BOA Steakhouse is easily one of the Strip’s best steakhouses. Open for lunch and dinner, BOA definitely knows how to cure hunger pangs, whether it’s with its tasty BOA Burger with camembert cheese and fried onion strings ($14) for lunch or one of its savory steaks for dinner. Although the restaurant is often jumping at night, during the early afternoon hours BOA is much more laid-back, making it an ideal place for business lunches or a leisurely lunch with friends. Of course, to get the full BOA experience, dining at the restaurant at night is a must.
Guests can start off their dinner experience with one of several tempting appetizer selections, such as the Table-Side Prime Steak Tartare ($18) or the Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras ($24). Oddly enough, one of the best appetizers at BOA isn’t even on the menu: the Truffle Cheese Nachos ($12). One of those “in-the-know” items, BOA’s Truffle Cheese Nachos are often brought out compliments of the chef for those celebrating a special occasion, although frequent guests know about them as well. The dish is perfect for sharing and comes with homemade Yukon Gold potato chips topped with imported black truffle cheese from France and diced tomatoes and chives. Seriously, they’re some of the best nachos you’ll ever taste and well worth asking for. BOA doesn’t want to disappoint its “repeat” customers, after all.
Another item at BOA that’s a must (and this one is on the menu) is the BLT salad ($12)—Applewood smoked bacon, crisp lettuce, tomato, avocado, red cabbage and creamy bacon dressing that makes a great starter dish or is filling enough by itself for a light lunch. Arguably the best salad in the world, and that’s not an exaggeration, even those who think salads are rabbit food will fall in love with this tasty creation, which actually has a little bit of a kick to it. Other salad selections include the Organic Baby Greens ($10) with seasonal fruit, cherry tomatoes and a tasty white balsamic vinaigrette; The Wedge ($12) with vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp iceberg lettuce and creamy Maytag blue cheese dressing; the BOA Chop Chop ($14) with artichokes, salami, chick peas, pepperoncinis, tomatoes, olives, toasted pine nuts and aged provolone cheese; and BOA’s signature Table-Side Classic Caesar ($14).
As far as entrées go, BOA is obviously known for its mouth-watering selection of steaks, such as the 40 Day Dry-Aged New York Strip ($46) and the massive Porterhouse ($65). One of BOA’s more flavorful cuts of beef, though, is the Bone-In Kansas City Filet Mignon ($46), which comes highly recommended by the staff and for good reason. The steak is so tender and juicy, even when ordered well-done, that it doesn’t even need a rub or sauce for added flavor (all meat selections come with your choice of one). Paired with a side of BOA’s creamy Sour Cream & Chives Mashed Potatoes ($9) and smoky Creamed Corn ($10), guests will have themselves a truly unforgettable meal!
For those who prefer surf to turf, like any good steakhouse, BOA also features a menu of seafood selections sure to make taste buds flip, such as the Chilean Sea Bass ($33), Ahi Tuna ($32) and Whole Maine Lobster (market). Guests can also make any turf selection “surf” with a side of lobster, king crab legs or prawns by request. Other non-steak/non-seafood entrée selections include the Roasted Breast of Chicken ($28), New Zealand Lamb T-Bones ($39), Spaghetti & Kobe Meatballs ($24) and the aforementioned BOA Burger with Fries ($20 during dinner hours), guaranteeing that there’s something for everyone to enjoy on BOA’s extensive dinner menu.
While it will be easy to fill up on BOA’s generous portions (not to mention its complimentary fresh-baked rosemary bread—yum!), be sure to save some room for dessert. Those looking for something light after such a hearty meal needn’t look any further than BOA’s delightful Thin Apple Tart with cinnamon ice cream ($9), while the restaurant’s decadent S’mores ($9)—warm chocolate brownies topped with marshmallow, graham cracker crumbs, warm liquid chocolate and vanilla ice cream—are perfect for those with a rich sweet tooth. However, once again one of the best dessert options at BOA isn’t even on the menu: its Donut Holes ($10). Made for special occasions, BOA’s Donut Holes aren’t as heavy as one might think (making them easy to devour no matter how full you are!) and come to your table dusted with cinnamon sugar and filled with dark chocolate. The donut holes are accompanied by some crème anglaise and caramel toffee sauce to dip them in, but seriously are so delicious by themselves they don’t need it. Make sure to bring someone who’s celebrating a birthday with you to dinner so you can try them, or simply ask your server if they’ll make them for you special. BOA’s level of customer service is nothing short of outstanding, so it probably won’t be a problem.
Believe it or not, we’ve haven’t even gotten to the best thing about BOA yet. While its food may be incredible, BOA’s award-winning cocktail menu is simply out of this world and will have guests coming back time and time again if its food didn’t do the trick. Seriously, even if you’re not a big drinker, one could easily become an alcoholic at BOA, as its specialty cocktails are easily the best in town. Must-tries include the BOA 405 ($14), a refreshing (and unique) mix of muddled strawberries, balsamic vinegar, simple syrup, 42 Below Vodka, fresh lemon sour and black pepper, and the amazing BOA Fusion ($14), a tasty concoction that features 12-year-aged Montecristo Rum infused with fresh pineapple, vanilla beans and cinnamon for three days, then mixed with pineapple juice and a touch of brown sugar. One sip and you’ll realize that it’s impossible to drink just one of BOA’s heavenly drinks!
BOA Steakhouse is open Sun.-Thurs. from noon-10 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. from noon-11 p.m. Guests can get a taste of what BOA’s all about every Sun.-Thurs. from 4-7 p.m. during its Happy Hour, which features $5 appetizers, half-off specialty cocktails and various other wine and drink specials. The restaurant also offers a 20% locals discount with valid ID (offer not valid during Happy Hour), so if you become hooked after your first visit, you can at least fund your newfound addiction a bit more easily. For reservations, call 702-733-7373.