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Boa Steakhouse

101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201
310-899-4466
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Ranked #24 of 551 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $17 - $80
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Only had one night in Santa Monica and glad we ate here! The menu was not very extensive but that didn't matter as we were looking for a good quality steak and that is what we found. The meal was rather expensive but I suppose you do pay for quality and the location that you are in. Both myself and... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant on a recommendation and we were not disappointed . I had one of the best steaks there and the service was second to none.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

BOA should stand for Beautiful, Outstanding, and Amazing service. After a hectic day of travel, switching hotels, and driving an additional 60 miles for my business trip, BOA was a wonderful way to end my evening on a good note. Although we sat at the bar for dinner, I have not doubt that our service wouldn’t have been any better... More

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Orange County, CA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I had a decent dinner here with my bf but I was not impressed with the pricey menu's offerings. I enjoy a good steakhouse when the food quality and taste meets the price but I felt like 2/3 of the price was warranted and the rest was just added on because they could. I have been much more satisfied with... More

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

okay, let's be real. If I could afford to dine here 3 times a week, I would. This restaurant is amazing. The staff is amazing. The food is amazing. Yes, you pay for it. If you don't get a nice bottle of wine (but what's the point?) then you can get away with a $100 tab, but your shorting yourself.... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was here for a business dinner with a party of 10. Excellent service and a real lively atmosphere just added to the whole experience. Not cheap but worth it! New York Strip was cooked to perfection..will be back!

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I ate here with 3 colleagues and we were all impressed. Tender steak, tastefully seasoned, impressive wine selection, nice decor and fantastic service. I hate to say it, but I was pleasantly surprised with the garlic garnish…nice touch! One suggestion, do not sit at the tables with their backs to the bar. They are very low and cramped. I'm not... More

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Burlingame, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Incredibly tender steaks. The dry aged steaks were incredibly tender, along with a nice taste and complexity. The wine list is excellent, showing some familiar usual suspects. The highlights are those wines that are unfamiliar to most people. Impressive table side Caesar salad presentation, which has become a lost art since a restaurant has to sacrifice seats to accommodate the... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Excellent aged steak with all the trimmings: deep-fried onions, sweet potato fries, green asparagus. Too dark inside. Had to ask for a table with an overhad spotlight so we could read the menu. Other guests were using flashlights.

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Santa Monica, California
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29 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Been dining at this, my fav BOA in the chain, since it opened, and there is a very fine consistency here. The meats are top quality and preparation is always perfect. Sides are good, not great. Table-side Caesar is a throw-back (order extra anchovies if you dare!). Desserts are good. Wine service is excellent . BOA rocks!

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