BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Fun and good foodHad read many reviews and in general they were spot on. Excellent steaks, typical steak house sides, good vibe in the place BUT the service is a bit. It is very simple to see why, they don't have enough servers. Our server was great and super efficient but she simply had too many tables.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the food and the scene but don't expect NYC service.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely AmazingBest steak I've ever had. Service was wonderful and the food was out of this world. Definitely coming back!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMdid our waiter judge us?my husband and i visit here when i crave a ceaser salad and cotton candy! ( okay, i love a good steak too ) i also love to take my out of town nieces here when they come to visit. on this visit i dressed down as my niece did not bring anything but her college wardrobe with her......i sprung a graduation celebration on her last minute! i noticed the tables around us got a bit more attion and their needs attended to first....not normal when i usually dine here, espcially when my i can compare the sevice from this waiter to my previous visits....oh well, she had fun and loved it! and i enjoyed the company of the other diners!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMParty in my mouth!!I've never eaten here, but I'm glad I did. I dont eat steak, but my bunny bun does and he said it melted in his mouth. Out waiter was funny and friendly. Ambience was lively, but not overly loud or crowded.
If you haven't eaten here, go!! Great selection of food deserts and wine.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak & a SunsetIt is rare to have great food, great service and be sitting in a location where you can watch the sun set over the Pacific. But you get all of this and more at BOA.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBOA Santa MonicaFood was really good. Steak was very nice & was Impressed with the sides. Shame I had to sit next to a very load American, who made sure everyone knew he was a millionaire.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSolidBoa is always solid choice. Went on a Tuesday and sat in the lounge and it was crowded. The spaghetti and meatballs were spectacular. I always get the petite filet but wanted to try something different.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was not our first timeIt was not our first time at Boa Steakhouse in Santa Monica and it definitely won't be the last...5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerI was skeptical about going to Boa for my anniversary and was concern about what the service would be like but for a large busy restaurant but they were able to provide adequate attention and show concern for the dinning experience without being intrusive. The food was quite good, especially the Goat Cheese stuff Baklava. The steak was excellent but I was actually more impressed by the steam mushrooms and Chipotle Lime Corn. The wine list was extensive but pricey but I was able to find a great bottle of Malbec that was adequately priced. Overall, Boa was actually surprisingly good in quality and service although the menu was not inventive and was pricey. One last word, make reservations if you do not want to wait outside with the crowds...5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSURPRISE SERVICEIt was my husband 39th birthday and he requested me to make a reservation at BOA. He loves the Japanese beef. The food was excellent and he enjoyed it. We were well stuffed and was not able to order any desert. So we were ready to leave, then what a surprise that the waiter had brought a candle and a chocolate cake for him. It made our dinner more special and we were so happy. Thank you very much.
I could not give you the 5 starts today because the noise level was a little high even thought was Wednesday night. Since I am a half deaf and it was very difficult to keep talking with my husband at the face-to-face table. I am wondering if it is possible to request the seat next time.
We are looking forward to visit BOA next time.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible ExperienceThis was my second time visiting Boa and I had a fantastic end to end experience. I will continue to dine there every time I visit Los Angeles5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBoa-great dining experience!We went to Noa for my husband's birthday and the food and service were excellent!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and ServiceThis place never ceases to amaze me with the food and the service. Even the Mac and Cheese is amazing and I always order it, no matter what I'm eating as my main entree. Very enjoyable!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is not the first time IIt is not the first time I dined there and it won't be the last.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent. FoodService was excellent. Food was good but not exceptional.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant was recommed byRestaurant was recommed by hotel we were staying at. Very good choice. Was our last dinner out before heading home and was well worth the price. I had the petit filet and it was probably one of the best steaks I've ever had. Cooked just right and great flavour. Did not go away hungry!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy dinner at Boa!I always enjoy dinner at Boa! The service,food and drink are always great! Thank you Boa for making this restaurant my favorite dinner spot!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Caesar salads-madeOutstanding Caesar salads-made by the table to order. Steak House-excellent with Outstanding fish as well.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom start to finish the experienceFrom start to finish the experience at BOA Santa Monica was great.
The appetizers were fantastic. I had crab cake, my wife had scallops - both expertly prepared the scallops in particular.
And of course the main event the steak - I've eaten at a lot of great steak places - this was up there with the best.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBOA is a must!Great service, great food
The Steak was unique. The portions of everything generous.
Would go back anytime!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasant staff at theVery pleasant staff at the BOA the Goat cheese baklava was to die for!! Lunch was very reasonable and the portions were good.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service! The managerExcellent service! The manager was very courteous and helpful.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGina our server was amazing.Gina our server was amazing. But then again, every time we have been to BOA our servers and other staff members are lovely!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING, all around. WELLAMAZING, all around. WELL worth the price. My FAVORITE restaurant in L.A. for sure.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food combined withExcellent food combined with very professional and knowledgeable staff makes for a sensational dining experience in Santa Monica.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM