Michelle Granillo/ Tejano Tribune
Bogart's is an upscale-casual, 1920's inspired restaurant with a traditional steakhouse menu.
Bogart’s Steakhouse and Bar is an upscale-casual 1920’s themed restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere.
The servers are decked out in suspenders and look neat while the restaurant is brilliantly black and white.
Their menu offers traditional steakhouse items and an array of choices for the adventurous and sophisticated pallet.
They offer a variety from roasted bone marrow appetizer to a rack of lamb entrée.
Their showstopper is a $68, 40 ounce tomahawk rib-eye for those who truly want a full experience and a taste of class.
The roasted bone marrow appetizer’s presentation alone was unique; three halved bones parmesan crusted and served with two fresh salsas and caramelized onions with a side of tortillas.
A must try are the bacon wrapped scallops; four scallops atop a bed of sautéed spinach, corn cream sauce, chili oil, and a darkly delectable forbidden rice.
Although the plate appears small it is more than filling, and beyond satisfying.
A typically hit or miss plate at restaurants is the rack of lamb because of the animals gamey taste, but Bogart’s chefs have pulled off a great balance of flavor.
It is amidst a bed of grilled asparagus with a side of cornbread puree that is several steps up from mashed potatoes, and the sundried tomato mint jam that tied it all together.
The cons are that they were out of a particular dessert, which was the blondie.
Despite the amazing product that came from the kitchen, all the racket and conversations could be heard from there as well due to an open-to-view kitchen.
Bogart’s is certainly on the higher end of a dining budget, but it is ideal for a special occasion or maybe a weekend out.
It is also recommended to visit their bar and enjoy some live music, which includes jazz.
The service and the food make the trip to the westside worth it.
When you go by feel free to ask for Carlos as your waiter.
He is more than patient and very knowledgeable of the establishment’s menu.
The hours of the restaurant range from Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11p.m.,
Thursday through Saturday from 11a.m. to 2a.m., and Sunday from 11a.m. to 9p.m.
It is located on the corner of South Mesa Hills and North Mesa St. at 5825 North Mesa.
It is a pricy eatery, but worth it. I give Bogart’s a 4 out of 5.