The Venue in Koreatown opened it's doors officially at the end of January 2017. This exciting new karaoke + bar + restaurant features cuisine by Executive Chef Kayson Chong and cocktails by Devon Espinosa. Chong is a Boa Steakhouse alum and brings his steakhouse experience to the menu with a delicious bone in rib eye.
This new Ktown basement hotspot boasts private karaoke rooms, a fully stocked bar, and beautiful dining area. You can now eat dinner, have a few drinks, and sing the night away.
One of my favorite items of the night was the pork belly! It was absolutely fatty but totally worth ever bite. If you're looking for a lighter option, the hamachi is wonderful. The Venue burger was good but didn't really stand out to me. That being said, the fries that accompanied it were crispy, just the way I like my fries.
My favorite dish of the night, the bone in rib eye cooked medium rare. If I'm being totally honest, of the major steakhouses in LA, BOA is pretty low on my list. I've always fancied it's counterparts more. That being said, this rib eye was a perfect medium rare and paired with the chimichurri made for a great bite. I do wish it came with some mashed potatoes or fries but I suppose you could always order that on the side.
And of course there's always room for dessert. I thought that I'd prefer the Black Seasame ice cream but as it turns out, I inhaled the Blueberry Tart. It was garnished with sugared blueberries that were so good I didn't share with Willy.