With recent legislation banning smoking in restaurants and bars that serve food, Las Vegas has seen the demise of many of our beloved neighborhood 24/7 video poker bars that served some of the best burgers, steaks and bar food known to man. One newer lounge, Bomas, is brilliantly complying with the smoking ban as well as carrying on the video poker tradition Las Vegas locals know and love with a new building that features an attractive, attached, smoke-free dining area with a separate entrance from the smoky classic Vegas video poker lounge area. That issue being solved, Bomas, located on S. Durango also features a menu with a few gems, including a 12-ounce boneless ribeye steak far better those we’ve had recently at posh restaurants (see our prior post, “Flemings”).
For $16.95 this 12 ounce, boneless ribeye steak from Bomas on S. Durango does everything a steak should do. Tender, juicy and expertly grilled exactly as ordered, this was one of the best steaks we’ve had in recent memory. A fine side salad with a terrific chunky, house-made blue cheese dressing was a worthy companion to our steak.
We also loved the hot, crispy, house-made potato chips that were included in an impressive appetizer combo platter ($11.95), and a substantial French Dip sandwich ($8.95) that was very good with side of not-overly-salty jus. The menu also includes a few interesting takes on pasta, sandwiches and burgers.
Service wasn’t the speediest in town, but it’s possible we were dining during a shift change. Our pleasant server happily accommodated our request for a substitution of a salad for the two sides with our entrée. Offering a variety of happy hour and graveyard specials, Bomas is open 24 hours a day.
8020 S Durango Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89113
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