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Boa Steakhouse

101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201
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Ranked #15 of 564 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $17 - $80
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
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Ocean Avenue
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.
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82% Recommend
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was visiting Santa Monica with a friend of mine, and we decided to have dinner at Boa because we were craving some steak. The restaurant had a fantastic atmosphere and the food was good; the only issue I had was the service. When our food arrived, it wasn't until 30 minutes later when we were well into our meal... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Six of us ate at BOA in early August 2014. Excellent Steak and Seafood menu, comprehensive with something for everyone. The Appetisers were all enjoyed and big enough to share. The Main courses were OK, the fish great, the steaks and lamb were so heavily seasoned, it was difficult to taste the meat. I did mention this to our server... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went here with my partner and it was fantastic The restaurant itself is very intimate with the lighting done a certain way. The food was cooked beautifully, we had the scallops and New York strip steak flavour was delicious and the choice of salts to season your meat with was awesome. The dessert was to die for, the boa snickers... More

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Malibu, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is one great steakhouse. It is on the main avenue and you can see the ocean in the day. The steak is rich and juicy, very good value. The restaurant's atmosphere is great, service is also good.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

From the moment my daughter and I entered the service and atmosphere were amazing. The quickly accommodated our request for an outside table and our Server(Seth) have helped select all the best from appetizers to dessert. We have all had the Kobe from other restaurants, but this was by far the best EVER. Bring your wallet, but it was worth... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The seafood tower was amazing. Everything was so fresh and so delicious, and the company I was with made it even more enjoyable. Service was wonderful. I didn't have the sparkling fireworks birthday cake-and-ice cream (or whatever that dessert I saw was called) but it was quite impressive. Next time.

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've been trying wagyu beef everywhere that serves it....but none has matched the bada*** 5oz. serving at Boa in Santa Monica. My wife and I ate at the bar. Service was perfect. Bottle of Quintessa opened up nicely in the decanter....and on Sunday night it was discounted 50%. Definitely not to be missed.

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Santa Monica, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Well finally found a restaurant where there were handsome, well dressed men all over the place. What a find. Sure makes for a good evening out. Actually the 2 men sitting next to my friend and I spoke to us and we had a interesting conversation. I couldn't believe it, first time in 7 years. Food was great too. Had... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere is not good. But the service is. Try the Caesar's salad they prepare it I front of you. The onion bricks are ambrosial, do not leave without trying them. The steaks are regular

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Celebrated my 40th birthday here and have to say it was absolutely fantastic. Despite being very busy the service was great and the kobe beef was absolutely top drawer. The only slight negative was that after asking for a Guiness, I was served a Guinness in a can with a glass. A little odd for such a high end establishment,... More

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