i went with my boyfriend and I loved the food, our drinks, our server, and the price. Everything was great up until it was time to get the check, we had finished our meal and said we were not interested in desserts. Our drinks had been emptied and cleared away and then a 25 minute where our waiter was MIA even though he had been very prompt and visible in the earlier part of our evening. Finally after asking the hostess to find our server or just our check and then he reappeared with the bill. Apologized for the wait and wished us a good night. Also, when we left it was super easy to hail a cab it only took 30 seconds. big plus!
2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
our waiter was extremely personable
our waiter was extremely personable and attentive, was also training another waiter so we were impressed at how "on the ball" they both were. The food was very good although the serving for the tuna tartare is VERY small, especially for the price point.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wait staff was friendly &
Wait staff was friendly & accommodating.
Menu offered something to meet the needs of everyone in our party - big meal or small.
Sean was welcoming & made us feel at home.
Will definitely go back.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a very nice meal at
We had a very nice meal at BoMa. The food was excellent in quality, but the portion size was so small that we left a bit hungry. The wait staff was friendly and attentive -- but perhaps a little too attentive. We had an early reservation on a Saturday night, and felt rushed through our meal as it was clear they needed the table for a later reservation. The food was great and everyone was nice, but the food showed up so quickly and was cleared so quickly that we felt we couldn't linger. All in all, we'll probably come back because the food and ambiance were great. But maybe we would choose to sit at the bar where we can linger for a bit.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty, but tiny tacos
All of the food was quite tasty. The service was a bit slow. One tip, the tacos were a lot smaller than the waiter described. They work fine as a meal if you split a starter with someone first.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ver pretty .Not many people
Ver pretty .Not many people there on the Tues. night dining but the bar was full the whole time we were there.The waiter was very personable and knew the menu well.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't miss out on having the
Don't miss out on having the mussels and the kale salad - Fabulous.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely pre-theater dinner!
Lovely pre-theater dinner! The steak was perfect. We'll be back.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We loved the restaurant. 4 different meals were all spectacular. We'll be back
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
All of were very happy with
All of were very happy with our entrees. I especially enjoyed the tuna entree which I think is one of the best I have had.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time visit to Boma.
First time visit to Boma. It was more casual than I expected with the bar dominating the room and all high top tables. Menu was a little limited, but food was very good. Short rib tacos were very rich and satisfying. Also had the duck which was very moist and tender. It became very crowded on Saturday evening by 9pm with a bar crowd. Probably a good addition to the neighborhood that needs a large bar with a lot of energy. I would go back again to try the burgers and fish & chips.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The beet salad was excellent,
The beet salad was excellent, as were the scallops. The service was great as well. I really enjoyed dinner at BOMA. The tasty drinks were an added bonus.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taken Care Of
Boma was so great! We had made a reservation for 2 at 8:45 through open table and by the time we got there just a few minutes before our reservation there wasn't a table available. But the staff was incredible to us about it! It's hard to flip tables I absolutely understand that when you have people close out a tab and just sit. We ended up waiting until about 9:05 for a table to open up and we ended up with a free desert on the house! We ABSOLUTELY will be going back, for the service alone!
Food was also great! The Boma Burger and pork Belly Tacos are to die for, and if you don't get the Fries, you've made a huge mistake!
An absolute must!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place, good dinner.
Food was very good. My husband had the beet salad and duck pizza. Best beet greens ever he says. Duck fat fries ordered for the table went quickly, and even my salmon, which can often be a throw away dish, was really good.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'd never been here but tried it out after a friend suggested it. DELICIOUS! We started with the beet salad (one of the best beet salads I've ever had) and moules frites (so good). Then we had a burger and the duck confit pizza for our entrees, which were both excellent. We ordered pretty heavy, so couldn't finish everything, but all of it was great.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful and Unique
We live in the South End and have the benefit of many good restaurants. However, BoMa hits a higher note with unusual and delicious fare served by attentive staff. The environment is stylish yet low-key. We started off with their short-rib tacos which provided a punch of yummy flavor, followed by their decadent duck-fat french fries, raw tuna tartare, and meat/mushroom burger -- All wonderful. Their duck breast is good, but the sides it comes with are even better. There was a mx-up at one point and the head chef came out and brought us a complimentary cheese plate to make up for it. We highly recommend BoMa and can't wait to go there again.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good local restautant
BoMa was a great place for a good entree or a good burger. Go there on a Spring Day and the place is open to the street. If you want a good meal at pub like prices, you cannot miss at this place.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm not too familiar with the South end so i just picked this restaurant almost at random. When i arived there was no valet parking so i called, the manager met me out front and found me a spot - what service! Manager and entire wait staff were very friendly and provided great service - food was really good
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, slow service
The food was really quite delicious. My hanger steak a bit overdone but delicious. The short rib tacos were delicious. Loved the beet salad but I would rather the golden beets weren't diced but chunkier. Their famous bread pudding was good, but not the best I've had (a little too firm and eggy). The service, while very friendly and helpful, was a bit on the slow side. Appetizers were a long time coming (probably more a kitchen issue), but later our waiter was MIA and another waiter took our dessert order. And we had to ask yet another to bring the check. Overall it was an enjoyable evening. Note, the acoustics aren't that great which made conversation a little rough. And one pet peeve: don't clear the plates until everyone is done
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
BoMa is always great
We'd probably go every week if there just weren't so many good options in the South End. It's a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
BoMa is a lovely small restaurant,
BoMa is a lovely small restaurant, with good food and very attentive wait staff. We sat at a table right in front of glass doors that completely opened onto the street. We had a great view of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and it was great for people watching! The crab rangoons were awesome...the duck confit pizza was great! It's a wonderful neighborhood place...we'll be back!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would return & recommend!
Everything was great. The fries cooked in duck fat were perfect, even down to the ketchup. The vat these are cooked in is dedicated just for the fries, so if you have a gluten intolerance, as I do, you can eat these! I had scallops for my main course and that was perfectly done and delicious. The parsnip pursee, the zest -- oh, very special. One of my friends also had the scallops and loved it as much as I did. My other friend, who is never effusive about food, had a burger that she said was delicious!
Our waiter, Sergio, has a gluten intolerance and knew exactly what I could order. He was knowledgeable about the menu and his service was smooth and friendly. We met the owner, who was welcoming and friendly. Go to BoMa!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood gem for sure
Good food, saw this neighborhood gem on TV diner and thought we had to try. It didn't dissappoint us. Just a good time. They had a pecan bread pudding that we have to try next time. We had no room left.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
What a wonderful little find! Our Server, Sergio was friendly & informative about each plate we asked about as well as the wine list. For App's we had the Heirloom tomato, the PEI Mussels and the Roasted Eggplant, all were fantastic!
We shared the Grilled Salmon with the wilted Spinach. To my delight it was cooked so perfectly, the outside caramelized just right, it melted in my mouth. I knew then what a find BoMa was and what a talented chef they had. Absolutely everything we had that night was delicious. From the bread to the wine, what a wonderful evening! This is certainly a place that is now tops on my list, not only for the food, but presentation, service and ambiance. Of all the restaurants in the South End this is one to visit!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favorite Neighborhood Spot
Hats off to the gang at BoMa. They've created a relaxed environment that, for me, has become my go-to local favorite. Keep up the good work.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The night was great. The food and drinks wonderful. The service was impeccable. The waiter was so friendly, nice and professional. He really impressed us all.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to meet and talk
We met good friends at what we expected would be a comfortable and fun location. It was all that, and the scallops salmon dishes were absolutely delicious. Wine selection was nice as well. An overall wonderful experience, coming back to Boston for a visit that we will remember..
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good addition to neighborhood
Nice open french windows, an alternative to sidewalk seating
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed my dinner at BOMA.
I enjoyed my dinner at BOMA. My husband and I went there to celebrate 4 months of marriage. The waiter asked if we were out for a special occasion so we told him this. At the end of the meal, they surprised us with a dessert and 2 glasses of prosecco which was such a kind gesture. I would highly recommend Boma.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
great neighborhood gem
good food...nice environment....excellent service...big bar...not trendy...not overpriced for the quality. and happy to find a down to earth spot in the "hood".
10/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
My friends and I had a great
My friends and I had a great time at BoMa. Service was great and the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely come back.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
was quiet when first arrived--6:15
was quiet when first arrived--6:15 not many people @ tables. decided to eat @ the bar---awesome
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow, we're early!
I had a haircut appointment down the street at 8 so I met two buddies for burgers at BoMa at 6:30 (a Tuesday night). We were the ONLY people in the dining room. Host was friendly, waiter was too. Burgers were good. The place is convenient, right on Washington Street, and the martini was generously poured. That's all I got...
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
2d visit and still a fan!
go for the comfortable and lively atmosphere at this neighborhood bar/restaurant.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
You MUST Dine Here
We were a party of four and tried several appetizers that we shared. Each one was better than the one before. If you like Brussels Sprouts, they are amazing here. We had a squash appetizer that was fabulous and a tuna tartar that was delicious. Two of us had the tuna for dinner, one had scallops and the other diner had the risotto. The food here is absolutely fabulous and we can't wait to go back. If you have never eaten here, you must put it on your bucket list!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thanks Open Table, might not have discovered this great restaurant. Was searching for a South End restaurant near the Boston Center for the Arts. Boma came up, reviews were mostly good and it more than met our needs and expectations. The bar was busy with the Patriots game and we were early following a matinee so the place was pretty empty at 4:30. But service was good and food delish. Loved the eggplant app. and the flat bread pizza was yummy as was the salmon. Now that we discovered this place, we will be back.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food - DUCK!
BoMa specializes in Duck and it was fantastic. I'll go back many times over!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
WEEK NIGHT DINING
ENJOYED OUR RECENT EXPERIENCE AT BOMA.
THE FOOD WAS GOOD BUT NOT EXTRAORDINARY.
THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT.
WE WILL MOST DEFINITELY RETURN.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM