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“A trendy steakhouse with great food”
Review of Boa Steakhouse

Boa Steakhouse
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Ranked #6 of 691 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $80
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A trendy steakhouse with great food”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We came here on a vacation to meet up with an old friend. It was centrally located in Santa Monica and a few blocks from our hotel. The restaurant is a younger, higher energy steakhouse as compared your traditional steakhouses. I liked the noise, energy and overall vibe of the restaurant. We came in about 9:30 without reservations and didn't have to wait long for our table. We ordered salads which were good but not special (or even close to being healthy). We also ordered the 40 day aged NY strips I which were very good. The hot butter cake dessert was absolutely crazy delicious. Yes BOA is pricey, but not too over the top, especially for a special occasion. We did have issues with our first server. He was not familiar with a drink we ordered off the menu so we had to order another (he should know his menu!) and he ordered our steak medium well instead of medium rare. Luckily another server took over (JB) and was on top of it and brought us our replacements promptly and gave us excellent service there after. We enjoyed our overall experience and even had a couple celeb sightings

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Surf and Turf - little space outside”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious 40 days dry-aged New York strip and a gorgeous jumbo prawns. Also the corresppnding red and white wine was excellent.
Not the cheapest dinner but worth every cent.

  • Visited September 2013
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Los Osos, California
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, but a bit noisy”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Loved the diverse menu and fine wine list! The restaurant is well appointed with bold colors and the service was excellent. We were introduced to a new wine and was so good, we wrote down the name have have ordered it since.

Visited June 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Professionals”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Classic steakhouse. Arrived early. Nice staff. Cool and professional, not chummy and "Hey, are you from out-of-town?" which we're not. Waiter was a little aloof, as truly great waiters should be. She let us know that our baked potato side would be enough for two (not acknowledging that the two were NFL offensive linesmen) and was attentive yet unobtrusive the rest of the night (again, as great waiters should be).

Great steaks. Amazing sides. Lovely wine. We'll be back frequently. What a pleasure to work with professionals.

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  • Visited June 2013
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Steak to die for .. mmmm beautiful . The staff were very helpful and gave the feeling we mattered :-)

Visited August 2013
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