BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.boasteak.com/
  • Phone: 3108994466
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call 310-271-6000 to get more information on our catering & special event offerings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available in front of restaurant.
A word from BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
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.



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BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)great for outdoor dining (51)fit for foodies (40)scenic view (39)hot spot (35)notable wine list (34)romantic (31)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (23)great for lunch (18)vibrant bar scene (16)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (9)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • Great steaks and Bar
    daveVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    BOA always delivers consistently great steaks and I love to visit their bar when Carl is working. The gnocchi side with crabmeat and truffles is incredible as is the Bonut! Thank you for great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Return customer!
    Stella1313VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Amazing food and service as always! Table side Cesar is to die for!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food is excellent but it ´s not a " grand restaurant " like in my contry ( France ) ....but the price is the same !!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak in Town
    Wexler
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was above and beyond on Wednesday night. Brought my 9 year old daughter for our monthly date night. She selects Boa as her first choice on most nights. - The staff were incredibly friendly. - My daughter tries to finish her water before they fill it up again. In our last 10 visits she has only been able to do that once. Which was tonight and she was thrilled. - Now lets get to the food. - The crab cake was absolutely perfect, the mashed potatoes with Bacon and cheese was devine - yes my daughter is 9 and burns 5000 calories per day - we ate like pigs. - The NY Steak was cooked just right and even though we were stuffed we had the cotton candy which was as large as a 19" old style TV! - All in all amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boa was the bomb!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I was celebrating my birthday and I heard about Boa at the last minute. That was the BEST Caesar salad I have ever had in my life! Actually it really was probably the best food I have had. We arrived a little early, they took us right away, the service was excellent. It was just a really great experience. I have already started to recommend this restaurant to all of my friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super ambience, outstanding food
    abcproductions
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner here very much. For an appetizer we had beef carpaccio and giant blue crab cocktail. The crab was out of this world good! Really. For dinner we split some crispy fries and the center cut filet mignon cooked medium. The steak was tender and perfectly prepared; simply magnificent. As close to melting in your mouth as possible. Cookies and cream desert plus a happy anniversary cake finished the meal wonderfully. We will certainly return. AND I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT WE SENT NEXT TO THE LEGENDARY JULIE ANDREWS FOR TWO HOURS. She also enjoyed a wonderful steak and loved every bit of it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    findine01
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had a wonderful time at BOA Steakhouse. The ambience was beautiful, sitting across from the ocean was an incredible view and the service was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our BOA experience
    1sttimedinerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My gf and I decided to try BOA out for dinner. We were seated promptly on arrival in the patio area. The table was a bit small and I was a little concerned about the warm temperature, but the cool breeze that night made for a great experience. Every table was occupied but I never felt like we had to strain to be able to hold a conversation. The food was excellent. We each tried the petite filet with blue cheese sauce on top, steamed spinach and the garden salad. Everything was cooked perfectly and each bite of steak made my mouth water for another. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Overall I was happy with the experience and would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little overrated . . .
    2bigfoodies
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I love getting out and trying new, upscale places to eat. That being said we have eaten at better places for the price. The food was good but not to the level you would expect for a $50.00 steak. It is a great place if your checking off your food bucket list but not the absolute top of the list. The bread was hard and cold, the steak had good flavor but was overdone, and we asked for the steak to be split and they didn't split it. Again, overall, the food was good but not what we expected for the caliber of restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the cost
    Nlev
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Some of the best steaks cooked perfectly. Excellent service with an ocean view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must for visitors!
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were in the area for a week from Toronto. Had heard about Boa, was everything we expected. Great steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good steak place
    Obi1VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Steaks and seafood were good. Had a salad and it was also good as well as a few of the side. Had a great ocean view in a nice comfortable booth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come with your boo!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The ambience is very good. The food service is timely and tasty. One of the must try's in the LA area. Will come again!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RobertVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Waiter was inattentive at lunch. difficult to get ice tea and water refills.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steak
    TheDezVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The steak is always great, service is perfect. The bar scene is always hopping. Fun enjoyable place. My only critisizm is that is is very expensive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening for Our Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    BOA is a fantastic place and we love coming here for our special evenings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 37th Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Took 3 friends there for my birthday. Food was incredible, and the service was impeccable. Well done BOA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good hamburger, sloppy fries
    botoloVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had lunch here on a sunny Santa Monica day. They have a nice outside patio. The service has been really great, our server was very polite and very attentive. We had two BOA burgers and truffle fries. The burgers were really great. The fries were inundated with creamy cheese and they became sloppy after two seconds. Not very good. In general, good lunch. Next time we will skip the truffle fries and choose another side.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steak in LA
    2dark4meVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Forget driving to Beverly Hills to The Cut or Mastro's -- the best steak in LA is at Boa Santa Monica. Salads are inspired and generous and sides are exceptional. But for those non-carnivores, the grilled prawns is delish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place for a great date
    Perfect
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    my salad with chicken was okay, ample serving so so taste. my companion enjoyed his chicken plate. good place to talk.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TaninoVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Went on night where certain botle of wines wer 50% off…major plus. Food is always good and consistent but the crowd has changed from well heeled to shorts and Hawaiin shirts….granted this is a beach spot it is always an upscale steak house.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Doesn't compare
    Davie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I went for my birthday and I didn't like how close you sit to your neighbor and the food was just okay. Maestros is way better!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No complaints
    iggypop
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Waiter was perfect, I think his name was Aaron V? Smart guy knew keeping my wife happy was the ticket. Nothing was heavy / rich even the mac and cheese. The tuna tartare was very very good. My wife is vegetarian and was completely satisfied. My steak was definitely good but not great. I am spoiled by Dal Rae pepper steak for sure, and I suspect I am just not that much a fan of dry aged steaks. My steak was very comparable to Del Frisco Grill down the street. The $300 bill for two adults and a seven year old is the killer for me. I did like the place for sure nice relaxed environment and very well run. Dal Rae is too far and Boa expensive. Still haven't found my go-to place. I wish Bob Burns was still around.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • complete disappointment
    sladeVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    this place is an overrated trendy steakhouse with meat that does not stack up to other steakhouse of the same caliber. Meet came overcooked and grizzly, though ordered medium rare. Bone in ribeye had so much fat I had to cut away a third of it. there were portions of the meet that that had strands and could not cut through. My wife had the New yorker and it lacked flavor was not a moist center. Veggies sides were OK but the sauteed spinach was tasteless. the only dish that was memorable was the truly homemade peach cobbler. You could taste the peaches as it was not too sweet, as you get with most other cobblers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    JustokVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Overpriced and underwhelmed sauce salty for fish like licking a pretzel
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • If you like Steaks try it out!
    Kirkstyles
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had a really great meal with the family. The food, service and venue spot on.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Engagement Celebration
    OCFoodLover
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Thank you for making my son's engagement dinner extra special. Your service and attention was exceptional. Thank You!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was outstanding. Felt like the table was our's for the night. Food was excellent as well. Server was knowledgable and made solid recommendations. Truly a memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing lunch
    siege
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    food and service was great... was here for dine la and you won't be disappointed... better option to go to lunch for a more quiet ambiece as place is really crowded at night... right by santa monica pier as well so you can go stroll after lunch... all the staff are really nice as well...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth every penny
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The best steak I have ever had! The best service I've ever had! Best overall place I've ever eaten at in my life! Worth every single penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I made a reservation through Open Table for 6:00pm on 7/23/14. This was a business dinner for some of my clients. Overall it was a success - the clients were happy, the food was excellent and our server was particularly good. What through me off was some obnoxious old guy at the front. I was 13 minutes early but he wouldn't seat me because the rest of my party hadn't arrived yet. 90% of the tables were empty. I also was taken back by his cocky, command attitude. He never said anything to me other than a command - no "Welcome to Boa", "Good evening", "How are you?" - nothing. Just rude. If I hadn't been meeting others I would have left.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak sandwich redefined
    foodiecat
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went for the special menu steak sandwich, but discovered - thanks to the waitress - that is was actually like a Philly, thin sliced meat, covered with cheese, etc. Not at all what a steak lover wants. So we switched to the regular menu and had a delicious petite steak. But would gave been very unhappy if the server had not explained it. Also, could not drink a Bloody Mary - loaded with pepper. Was told that they only used the prepared mix, so could not make another version. Switched to iced tea.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nothing special
    lovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had heard of BOA and waited 6 months to try is out. I was very excited and the really disappointed. I had the seared tuna that hoenstly looked like it had come out of some cheap sushi take away. It was tasteless. great if you are on a health kick are trying to loose weight. my partner had the filet steak ordered medium rare. it was totally well done and the meat was tough. I have had much better food from the capital grill. even the mushrooms were just better drenched salty blah.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks
    rossclarke
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Solid food. But the steaks are the star. Loved the laid back ambience without the hipster edge of the Hollywood one. People here just want to have a good time and eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place to celebrate
    chet814VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Very casual and relaxing spot near the beach area and the outside seating area is nice; great and attentive service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Took my boyfriend for his birthday and be loved it. Service was great along with accommodation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Birthday Dinner
    SteakLoverVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I looked over Los Angeles magazine's list of top restaurants, and choose BOA even though it wasn't on there. Some times knowing you're gettinga great meal is better than taking a chance with an unproven spot. I had rib eye and my wife had the filet. Though the flavor was good, I did have some gristle in mine (very unusual here). We ordered lots of sides: chipotle lime corn (my fave), mashed potatoes, mushrooms, broccolini, and creamed spinach. All of them were amazing. To end the meal, they brought us Baked Alaska for dessert. This is probably not something I would have ordered...and what a fool I would have been. It was so tasty. And they brought it out with a sparkler instead of a candle. Great touch. Will be going back soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    esbalikestoeat
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    we where a lilltle disappointed from the food. The meat didn´t tasted so good and it was very expensive for this bad quality of meat. the service wasn´t that good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    BoysenBoo
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were treated with such attentiveness and great service. Food came just a little bit slow, but our server routinely came and check to see how we were doing. Since we were there for a birthday, we received a complimentary baked alaska, which was delicious. To top it off, the "candle" was a firework! Although we weren't completely head-over-heels smitten with the food, it was very good. I highly recommend the sides.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected Better for the Price
    grlskr
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had the steaks. They were good but pricey. Seemed a bit dry. The scallops were good. Dessert came, but no coffee. They were still making it after we finished dessert so cancelled on the coffee. The service was good but not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate