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Boa Steakhouse

101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201
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Ranked #17 of 564 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere in the restaurant is great and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The stake is by far the best stake I have ever had. The food was cooked to perfection. It is a little pricy but you defiantly get what you pay for! Well worth a visit!

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Calgary, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful modern décor and the food is nothing less than amazing. We were seated on the patio and enjoyed some of the finest steaks we ever tasted. It's expensive so more of a special occasion dinner, but so worth it!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We recently had dinner for the first time at this restaurant. The food was outstanding...pricey, but great. I would expect better service however...from beginning to end. We were seated and had to wait 5-10 minutes for a server even though it was a Monday evening and not crowded. The lighting was very low and menu difficult to read but the... More

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had one of the most amazing dining experiences ever at the Boa in Las Vegas, and since then I've made a point to go whenever possible. Visiting this location on a recent visit to Santa Monica was no question. Our party of 4 had an amazing time - everyone raved about the food and how this was one of... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I didn't know you could get food poisoning from steak, until we dined at boa in Santa Monica. Not only was our server moody and unfriendly, but my husband was very ill through the night and when I contacted the restaurant to warn them there may be a problem with their meat and to complain I was completely ignored. Will... More

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Texas, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food, reliable staff, nice environment. We both had filets and they were great. Heavy on the seasoning/butter, but not too much to ruin it. Something I don't think most would order, but we took a chance on, was a Chipotle Lime Corn dish, it was easily our favorite over the garlic mashed and Mac 'N Cheese. I had two... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First came here 5 years ago on a previous trip to Santa Monica and had a great meal and vowed to return , this time managed to squeeze 2 visits in, one at the beginning and one at the end of our trip. We like to eat around 9.30 so had no trouble getting a table without a reservation on... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

One of our favorite places to go and have a nice meal when we come to visit. My favorite thing to order is the Filet, which is funny coming from Texas:) Anyway, we have never had anything but positive experiences with Boa's!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We booked Boa for the 2nd night of out brief visit to Santa Monica. This restaurant is so comfortable, trendy & warm. Our waitress was very helpful although our Irish accents made her believe that we weren't "familiar" with 'cumin' or 'frites'!!! There were 3 orders of steak 'frites', a rib eye steak & a sea bass (cooked with cumin).... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The best steak ever, delicious. Quite pricey but worth it for a treat. Excellent service too. An idea to reserve a table as it was difficult to get in when we went on a week night.

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