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Boa Steakhouse

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Santa Monica
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101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201 (Ocean Avenue)
310-899-4466
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: BOA Steakhouse is a contemporary steakhouse, serving classic steakhouse...
BOA Steakhouse is a contemporary steakhouse, serving classic steakhouse fare with a twist. Urbanite modern setting where food and service are top notch and the ambiance is relaxed and fashionable. If you do not see the time you would like available online please call the restaurant and speak with a host.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 202
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  • 115
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always a treat

Visit here every time in Santa Monica- Just one of our staples. The reservation process is right on track. They call to confirm and make you feel special when you arrive. Sitting outside is a real treat- Our waiter was very tall AND very pleasant- Best we have had over the years- Chris...shout... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
ANN S
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Visit here every time in Santa Monica- Just one of our staples. The reservation process is right on track. They call to confirm and make you feel special when you arrive. Sitting outside is a real treat- Our waiter was very tall AND very pleasant- Best we have had over the years- Chris...shout out to you for making our night... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Boa is always a good idea. The Chilean sea bass was wonderful as was the steak of course. There's this honey goat cheese baklava appetizer that is crazy good. So fresh and yummy!

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Vancouver, BC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We needed lunch right quick after a long walk from Venice Beach and visit to Santa Monica Pier and happened upon this place by accident. What a nice surprise! I am used to overpriced, crappy food from beachfront restos, (certainly the norm in my hometown of Vancouver, BC) but this food was cheaper than home, and delicious! The waiter was... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We visited for a lunch on a Saturday. We did not have the steaks that they are renowned for but opted for burgers and salads and a dessert. All were excellent and very well presented. Price was not over the top and the service was excellent. They had a large party of over 50 booked in but we were still... More 

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Melbourne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I went to Boa for a business dinner in March 2015. The service was highly (overly?) attentive, and the waitress clearly had tasted every item on the menu as well as knowing the wine list quite well. The food is quite good - my filet mignon was cooked to perfection, although the green vegetables (spinach, brocollini, asparagus) were all overcooked... More 

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Michigan
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food is mostly steaks and seafood, but very good. The prices are high for entrees anywhere from 39 dollars and up. I would say try but is seems high go at happy hour! Enjoy but go to the pier when in the area.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My friend was visiting from out of town and I took her to Laguna beach. We were celebrating her Birthday so we went to Boa for dinner. It was truly one of the best dinner experiences we have ever had!

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner in April, food was extremely good, really recommend the filet mignon. Atmosphere was a little un-welcoming when we arrived, we were made to feel a bit un comfortable that we were asking for a table and had not booked. However, after having a drink at the bar we got a table quickly.

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have been here a few times, lunch and dinner. Consistently delicious. Service is exceptional at the Santa Monica location. I went with a friend for birthday lunch and they brought out desert with a sparkler, very festive. I will continue to return to Boa.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

While the food here is excellent (the crab cake appetizer is a must), the people are what really make this dining experience one-of-a-kind. After getting accustomed to the general lack of courtesy and service in restaurants over the past 20 years, Boa proves an exception to the rule. Josh in particular seems genuinely happy to greet restaurant diners, making you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201
    (Ocean Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-899-4466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 80
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

BOA Steakhouse is a contemporary steakhouse, serving classic steakhouse fare with a twist. Urbanite modern setting where food and service are top notch and the ambiance is relaxed and fashionable. If you do not see the time you would like available online please call the restaurant and speak with a host.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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