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“Best steak in Santa Monica?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boa Steakhouse

Boa Steakhouse
101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201 (Santa Monica)
310-899-4466
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Ranked #14 of 514 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $80
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Best steak in Santa Monica?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

This place is packed and the menu is terrific, if not a little steep on the prices (especially wine). Nevertheless, if you like steak done right, in a vibrant contemporary atmosphere then BOA hits the button.
As 'walk-ins' they somehow found a space for us and service was as impeccable as it so often gets in the US. One for the special occassion.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very Pricey but Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

My husband wanted to go have a nice steak dinner while we were on vacation in Santa Monica. We had passed by this restaurant a couple of times and looked at the menu, so we thought we would give it a try. Appetizers was awesome - the Tuna tartar was so incredibly good! Everything is ordered separately, which cost quite a bit. Overall the flavors of the food was really good. There were three people in our party and we each had a different type of steak, and ordered a couple sides to share. The only thing that I believe could have been improved is the friendliness of the wait staff. Our final tab was just over $300, which included 2 glasses of wine and 2 cocktails. But you have to remember, this is Santa Monica and the restaurant is just on the other side of the beach, so you pay for location as well.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Great Steaks but Expensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

Good steakhouses are usually expensive, and this one was no exception. The food was fabulous, though. We thought it was one of the best steakhouses that we have ever tried. It is a great place, but not a cheap one.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“We Loved our experience and Meal at BOA in Santa Monica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

The service was excellent and the food was even better! We loved the table side Ceaser Salad and the Lobster Mashed Potatoes. The white wine peach sangria was an awesome drink!!! We even saw two stars Jon Lovitz and Seymour Cassel.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, ridiculous prices !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

A meal for three adults ended up costing $250 !!! The food and service was fantastic, but I won't be eating here more than once a decade.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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