BOKX 109 American Prime
BOKX 109 American Prime

BOKX 109 American Prime

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.newtonbokx.com/
  • Phone: 6174543399
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm | Friday & Saturday: 5pm-11pm
    Bar & Lounge: 4pm-1am Everyday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jarrod Moiles
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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  • Parking: Valet
A word from BOKX 109 American Prime
Welcome to BOKX 109 American Prime, where exquisite dining and professional service work together like Sea Salt and cracked black pepper. At BOKX, we take the most local farm to table ingredients and choice selections of all natural meats and fish, focusing on humane, sustainable farms, and celebrate quality recipes that will leave you satisfied, healthy and eager to return. Under the watchful palate of Executive Chef Steve Coe, BOKX 109 comes alive with a careful blend of culinary creativity and consistency that you can rely on.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
BOKX 109 American Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)vibrant bar scene (7)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (6)special occasion (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)romantic (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Overpriced and Underwhelmed
    MSB222
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Based on the prices this restaurant ($50 for a steak) should be one of the finest steakhouses in the city, comparable to Capital Grill. Instead, we ended up with a big bill and a disappointing meal. Plus the music in the restaurant was a bad 80s soundtrack that ruined the ambience. And it was brightly light like a supermarket. Maybe good for a drink and appetizer, but stay away for any serious dining.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boxx not
    Knowswhathelikes
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Service was overly casual bordering on rudely aggresive. Portions too small, prices too high. For $100/person go to a real restaurant, not a suburban hotel pick-up joint--unless, of course, you are looking for a suburban hotel pick up joint.
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  • girlfriends
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great place for steaks. Live music at the bar. Modern space with lots of tables. Serve you cotton candy for the table at the end of dessert. Fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat and drink
    Luvdininghere
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent food, excellent bar, love going there. The service is outstanding, never have had a bad meal or experience there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service was good but the prices were terrifically inflated.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great all around
    DaniL
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was looking for a great way to spend a summer day and found it at Bokx 109. Not only does it have a lovely pool with attentive staff, but the restaurant was fantastic. Although it's a touch pricey, the service and atmosphere were worth it to me. I am hoping for one last summer hurrah before fall descends on us all, and I will be coming right back here! :-)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Prime Rib at BOKX
    NewOrleansFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Had a wonderful meal at BOKX. The waiter suggested a prime rib dinner presented three different ways. Delicious! Ask for Kevin S. He was terrific
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not so good
    Tomas
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This place came highly recommended, however, my salmon was over cooked and my friends meat was not so tender so I don't think we will be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 658 reviews are from the BOKX 109 American Prime reviews archive.
  • Horrible
    Mw02
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    When we arrived there was no hostess (10am) and there was a woman in a concert t shirt and short shorts cleaning the bar. She never looked up to help or call a hostess to seat us. We were finally seated. The food had no taste at the brunch and they ran out of everything. So my husband and I ordered off the menu after we tasted the dry bland eggs. We both got omelets. They were so over salted I went thru 3 glasses of water. The kids had the brunch. The food was sparse. The table the brunch is on is so high you can barely look into the serving dishes. There were no condiments. The bread for the buffet was just sitting in the bag. Everyone was reaching in pawing all the pieces. To round it all off, the didn't serves alcohol at brunch!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Embarassed
    MoBeeVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My best friend & I have been to BOKX 109 many, many times & have always enjoyed it. This was different! We brought a friend to celebrate her birthday. The Caesar salad, generally delicious, had very little dressing. We were not asked if we wanted anchovies, they were just put on the salad. I had a cheese plate, I needed to ask the server to tell me what the cheeses were. He was a bit uncertain. No coffee refill was offered. We asked for a surprise special dessert to be brought for our friend's birthday with 'happy birthday' written on the plate. The server acted as though he had no idea what we were talking about. All in all, what has always been a lovely dining experience, was anything but!!!
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  • Bokx 109
    KEEL
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    It was my first time dining there. The atmosphere was nice with plenty of spacious tables. The service was terrific. I had to send my steak back because it was under cooked. Then it came back overcooked. The sides were delicious . I would give this another chance
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Not so good birthday
    BusyMom
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    First, our server was great. Service was slow but I don't think it was him, I think it was the restaurant. I had made a reservation through Open Table for my Husband's 50th Birthday. They called to confirm the Birthday the day before and then NOTHING when we got there. No acknowledgement at all. Appetizers were good. My husband and son's steak was good. Mine was not at all good. Overcooked and way too much fat. I ordered the same thing as my husband. His was great. Not mine. Desserts were good. Sides were good. Very expensive steaks were hit or miss.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Busybee
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We've had diner here, so decided to try it for the Mother's Day brunch; what a disappointment! The menu was prefixed with odd to impossible items to pair from the first and second courses. First courses mainly lunch type while second courses were mostly egg based. We don't particularly care for a combination of seared tuna followed by eggs Benedict with short ribs, for example. The food itself was bland, very average, making it way overpriced. We could've had much better omelettes at our local diner for a fraction of the price. Not to mention that it was strange just to offer "complimentary" champagne to the mother and not per adult. We've been to other brunches and definitely won't be coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great celebration dinner
    totalcounselor
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    great location to celebrate a very special birthday for a dear family member
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and the drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Excellent food and the drinks at the bar were great. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Birthday dinner
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I made a note in my Open Table reservation that it was my mother's 76th birthday. The staff could not have been more congratulatory! From the hostess, to the wait staff and even the manager stopped by. They made the whole experience delightful for me and my mom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happening place
    merr
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Feels like a happening place. Mostly young adults. Very noisy. The food is really good. No disappointments in any of our 4 meals. The restaurant overall is great. However, it is located in an old, tired building of a hotel that is very off-putting when you drive up . Actually, the hotel looks abandoned. Glad we went in because the restaurant was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I took my son to this restaurant for his birthday dinner as he was looking for a good steak dinner. The restaurant is nicely decorated and there is an active bar scene. It was a bit noisy, but manageable. My son chose the surf and turf which when it came was undercooked. He needed to send it back and when it returned it was better, but sill a bit on the rare side. He did not want to return it a second time and made do. I had the pork chop which was tasty, was quite salty. I would have preferred much less salt. The dessert of chocolate molten cake was disappointing. It was not warm as described. Service was only ok and our waiter was a bit unkempt, not what you would expect at this higher end restaurant.
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    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always consistent
    McDoc
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    You get exactly what you pay for - Good Cocktails, Good Wine, Great Steak.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will not go back!
    Fair
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This place needs to be rebranded and acquire a new Chef and identity. I hate those stupid paper bag menus which you can't read, POOR food descriptions, EXTREMELY limited and pretty expensive menu ~ $43.00 for a 14 oz NY Sirloin which came with NOTHING, The average side was $10.00 add to that a couple of drinks, tax, tip, valet gratuity, and you have spent $175.00 for something pretty average. Not a fan of ala-cart menus like this. Overpriced, well below my expectations for food quality, menu variety and overall value. I'm done with this place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Steak
    Trenewton
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This location has amazing food. The service was great! The drinks were superb. The seating areas are gorgeous! High-end Boston feel in Newton MA with plenty of free parking as it is attached to Hotel Indigo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Paul
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My girlfriend and I enjoyed a very good night of amazing food and drinks and will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • stay away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The waiters description of the food was so far off what we actually Got. The fish was over cooked and the steak was under cooked. We don't mind spending good money for food good and a good experience, but we felt like we threw away our money. I will never go back
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  • Disappointing Valentine's Dinner
    Violet3
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My fiancé and I, we were quickly disappointed when we saw there was a fixed menu. I have food restrictions and there was no chicken on the menu. I was allergic to the two appetizers and was told I could not have the green salad instead (it was on the menu). Is it that big of a deal to give a green salad instead of the other options? The desert was essentially a muffin. Had we known the menu would be so restricting and our server so inflexible, we would not have picked this restaurant to share our Valentine's dinner. In fact, we will never eat here again, not so much because of the food, but the server who refused to substitute the appetizer with a simple green salad. There are plenty of other restaurants that want our patronage.
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  • Best food, service and wine list!!
    Luvdininghere
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The best food and service!1 Love your restaurant!! Will send anyone I know here. Have been coming here for years. Great Bartenders!! Thank you for great service..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Beet Salad Ever!
    Debra
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    If you are a fan of beet salad - Bokx 109's will blow you away!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was fine but....
    TNeilVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Everything was ok but nothing stuck out as special enough to warrant another visit any time soon. The waiter was adequate and the steaks were fine and the sides were average (except the mushrooms which were dried up / shriveled) but the prices are similar to Del Friscos and Abe & Louie's such that I expected to be impressed...but came away just contented.
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    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great when it came.
    SarahcdVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Food was great when it came. We were a party of 6 on a Monday night it took forever to served the food. When it arrived it was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Caesar salad is exceptional and Rib Eye on the bone was very flavorful. The cookie experience for dessert had really good chewy cookies that we were able to dip in warm chocolate sauce.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fabulous dinner for two!
    MeaganVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Most of my time spent at Bokx is for corporate functions during the week. However, my fiancé and I decided to hit Bokx for a Friday night date night. We had a wonderful night. Our server was fantastic and the food was out of this world. The best steak tartare and carpaccio I have had yet and amazing fries. We will def. be going back to Bokx.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Facility problems
    Willow21
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Red glasses to wide for many hands. Very hard to hold. Dining chairs too low for tables. Booth benches also too low. Dining chairs too hard to move in and out. Need glides or casters. Menus are too stylish and not very patron friendly. Ditch them for something easier to navigate. They are also difficult to read because of the poor lighting. Classy lighting is no good if the guest cannot read the menu. Food very good and beautifully presented. Just fix the other stuff and you will have a really nice place to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, OK food
    LMF101
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Went to Bokx 109 for a birthday dinner. The waiter was exceptionally good, the overall service was excellent, the grilled calamari was great but the meats were good - nothing special. Excellent chocolate cake for dessert though.
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  • Was good. We will not be going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Was good. We will not be going back. Just don't think the cost = the food quality.
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    great for lunch
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  • fine but not amazing
    Marsha
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Was this the best 35 dollar steak I'd ever had? No. Was it perfectly nice? Sure. If you want a fairly nice meal with easy parking and a fairly convenient location, this is a good choice. Probably would be good to impress parents with conservative food tastes.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only average
    PumpkinHeadGal
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    While the service was ok, our server, kept trying to upsell everything we ordered. Mind you both my husband and I ordered $48 entrees, and we didn't ask for recommendations. He also balked when I ordered a non alcoholic drink, oh the horror I didn't order wine with my surf and turf! Sometimes people may be on antibiotics, maybe even pregnant and can't order booze. Don't ever question it. I would just be reiterating everything else some of the recent reviews mentioned, so I will spare you all from a long review. Overall, the food was good. However, they are seriously over priced and you must valet ($7) which is inconvienent considering it's located in Newton, not Back Bay. Don't think we will be going back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was fair - price was high!
    AlanK
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Went on Monday of Columbus Day weekend. Restaurant was less than half-full and the service was still awful. Big wait was between appetizers and dinner. The apps were excellent - Caesar Salad and antipasto. Dinner was fair. My parents ordered the surf and turf and scallops. The lobster was tough and not sweet, and the meat was not cooked to requested temp. The scallops were fine. My girlfriend and I had the $38.00 lobster cauldron, of which Legals makes a Cioppino, which is better and cheaper. The mashed potato trio, which I like so much, was lukewarm and dry. After dessert we waited at least another 10 minutes for the check, which of course left an impression. Although I've been there before, I'm not certain I'll be rushing back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A place ofr good steak
    P2EE
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    We went there for steak. It was above average, not the best I've ever had but much better than "average". Price was reasonable.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Typical
    EatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Pretty typical hotel restaurant, but there is no place else near to this hotel. Good for conversation.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yikes
    Gigi
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    My onion soup was so dark brown and salty! It seemed as thought they put beef base in my bowl and forgot the water. Very few onions, no cheese. Puffy croutons with 2 salty wontons. NO CHEESE. Do not order the soup. I did not complain because I was with a new client. My beef carpaccio was delicious.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, not so good service
    Cew203
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Great girls night out. Food was great! But, the service was not. Waiter was not attentive and mixed up the food order .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate