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BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.boasteak.com
  • Phone: (310) 899-4466
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "BOA is a fantastic place and we love coming here for our special evenings!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Took 3 friends there for my birthday. Food was incredible, and the service was impeccable. Well done BOA."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "my salad with chicken was okay, ample serving so so taste. my companion enjoyed his chicken plate. good place to talk."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Overpriced and underwhelmed sauce salty for fish like licking a pretzel"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Had a really great meal with the family. The food, service and venue spot on."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Thank you for making my son's engagement dinner extra special. Your service and attention was exceptional. Thank You!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    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..."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Very casual and relaxing spot near the beach area and the outside seating area is nice; great and attentive service"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend for his birthday and be loved it. Service was great along with accommodation"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was our second visit to BOA. It will be our last. There is no excuse for a steakhouse not being able to cook a steak properly. On both occasions steaks were requested medium rare and came out medium to medium well. Unforgivable. With so many choices for quality steakhouses this one can be passed over."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Bad experience. Food came at diff times, sent 2 steaks back, 2 orders were forgotten - one of which we NEver got! Chop salad was so bland I couldn't add enough salt and pepper. Filet was very good. The manager was very helpful by taking off the stuff we did not receive and also sent dessert. However there was more miscommunication because she said we could choose, but then were sent two chosen by the chef. She did allow us to pick another one after. Overall bad first experience but beleive the manager was very helpful."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We decided to have our graduation lunch here. Although the food took a bit of a wait, it was well worth it. Everyone enjoyed their dishes and commented how good it was. They also surprised us and brought out a celebration candle with complimentary dessert for the grad. The fries with cheese truffle sauce are yummy, everyone raved abut the onion rings. I had the marinated steak with fries. We ordered a few of the butter cakes to share. Everything was delicious. We are planning to come for dinner soon!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Pleasant ambience, modern decor, attentive staff, decent wine list and delicious food. Not kids friendly. Very high noise level, not for romantic tet-a-tet dinner, hard to hear your partner, but good for groups for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Highly recommend this restaurant. Excellent service, food and ambience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "It's was very loud and cramped I could not hear a thing! I can with my mother and the food was great but I felt like we were at a chilies"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We overheard other wait staff going into an elaborate welcome and menu run down we did not receive. Both steak orders were grossly under cooked. "Chop chop" salad lacked any flavor. Steamed vegetables were overcooked with most turned mushy. No one ever asked how the meal was or how we were doing, as is typical in most restaurants - giving the opportunity to share the above concerns. The sparkler with dessert is fun and festive for a special occasion. However, we weren't given the option to choose the dessert and what arrived was not as exciting as the sparkler or even the dessert our neighbor was enjoying. A woman dressed apart from the wait staff came to our table twice, interacted with our child only and never identified herself."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Read the few bad comments, and decided to try it out. Could not at all figure out what they were talking about. Been dining out for 30 years and this place was outstanding. Awesome service; Manager even came by twice. 40 Day dry aged steak was cooked perfectly, and the flavor awesome. Get the sauce on the side as the steak speaks for itself. Had the grilled green beans and mac n cheese sides, and they were wonderful. An awesome Goat Cheese appetizer and French Onion soup was also great!! Two amazing desserts completed our great meal. DO NOT LISTEN to the bad reviews and go and enjoy a great experience; you will not regret it!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Must be a meat lover but if you are, GREAT. Expensive but worth it."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I heard good things and read good reviews of BOA, so decided to try it. Great first impression, excellent host and table service. The food was overpriced and fair for a steak house compared to so many competitors. Made Saturday early evening reservation at 19.30 and place was empty by the time we finished at 20.45. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Dining at BOA is a real treat for my boyfriend and I, seeing as we don't go out to eat too often. It is a restaurant that I have frequented for a few years now and I am still blown away by the exceptional food and service. We usually order the petite filet, 21 day aged bone-in ribeye (although my bf did venture out and order the bone-in Kansas City filet mignon this time), roasted garlic mashed potatoes, chipotle like corn, and the grilled jumbo asparagus. Service was excellent as per usual, we always go right before the crazy dinner rush so we can enjoy our meal. All in all a great dining experience and we can't wait to be back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The place, staff,service and food were exceptional!! We were treated like we're VVIP! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our appetizers, beef carpaccio and charred tuna tartare, were excellent. The bone-in filet mignon was unique and superb. The portions of the side dishes were generous, if not almost overwhelming, and were delicious. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "BOA is dependable steakhouse in Santa Monica when you are not looking for anything else."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Food was great, a little pricey but definitely worth it. We ordered salads (HUGE), steaks, and Mac and cheese (sides are big/meant to be shared). I will definitely go back!!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014