Best 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 AM
Fun and good food
Had 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 AM
noise inside too loud
outside better noise level
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a very good restaurant
I had the crab cocktail and the veal delmonico.. Both were excellent and cooked just right. My teenager had both the steak tartare and the carpaccio appetizers and then gobbled up the Kansas cut steak;; she was extremely satisfied. My husband had the tuna tartare and the sea bass. Again, both were excellent. The waiter was very attentive and accommodating, especially with my 5 year old. The meal was a little pricey but the food was so well prepared and served, it was worth it. It was my husband's birthday and they served us their birthday/anniversary layer cake that was out of this world - moist and not too sweet. Overall, a very satisfactory experience.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keep this on the list for Santa Monica outings. Great Ocean Ave atmosphere. Good place for food, fun, friends. Small plates or main courses, something for everyone.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great!!! U have to try the salad they make it at your table
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice but family friendly
Went for a Friday steak with the boys and was surprised to see kids running around like the place was a Dennys. Food and service were fine as usual but their hosts should think harder about how they're arranging their patrons. Server did what he could and was great, though.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you could combine the size of the downtown location with the food and service in Santa Monica, you'd have THE best steakhouse in town. The food at SM is far superior to the downtown location but I felt crowded because of the intimate setting. It was an enjoyable experience and I will be back.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steak ever
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Boa. We are from out of town and asked for suggestions. It was awesome. They made us feel very welcomed and special.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than Boa Sunset...for Food
Boa Santa Monica has better food. Boa Sunset is definitely good as well but more for the party and scene due to it's location etc. Can't go wrong with either. Awesome NY Strip made perfectly! Good drinks and appetizers as well. Service always tops!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always have a great meal here- Make it a go to every visit. They know what they are doing here!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truffle Cheese Fries
To me BOA is one of the best Steakhouses around, and with a great Steakhouse you also get amazing sides. The best side to have as an appetizer are the Truffle Cheese fries ( WARNING THESE ARE ADDICTING). All others try and pass off truffle fries, but NO ONE compares and is even in the same pall park or even in the parking lot yet, these are a must have. The Steaks are absolutely amazing, and my wife had the scallops (which pretty much melted as you were eating them). This is the place for a great meal, and the great service starts right when you walk in at the hostess stand.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Birthday Dinners
I wanted to go somewhere special for my birthday. I had been to the BOA Steakhouse in Las Vegas, and I loved it. I strongly suggest reservations.The steak was done perfect and surprisingly the Broccoli was very well done. The service was excellent
with the waiter stopping by our table several times to inquire if we needed anything. Also the manager stopped by our table. All in All it was a positive experience. Now for the downside. The parking is herendous, especially on the weekends. Alll the lots fill up quickly so give your self plenty of extra time for parking unless you want to do valet. Also the noise level was very high. I highly recommend this place for the food and service.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time had by all
Had dinner with my fiance and her parents and it could not have been better! The service was amazing and the food superb.
Our waiter was very attentive and helpful I think his name was Sean?) and the maître d's, William and Mike, made the evening very special.
Thanks to everyone at BOA Santa Monica!
We will be back asap!
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was awesome. The waiter was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the steaks, garlic mashed potatoes and vanilla cake with strawberries. Thank you.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the menu. Food was awesome.
Loved the menu. Food was awesome. Great wine list. Great service. Will come back!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steaks were good and the waiter was very attentive and funny. I would recommend BOA if you're looking for a nice place for a special dinner. Entrees are a bit expensive though at $40-50.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wait staff was very friendly and efficient. Food was delicious. Nice outdoor seating facing the beach. Great for a special occasion.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal ever!
My fiancé and I had the best meal of our lives here - everything was amazing! The food, the service, the atmosphere, everything was perfect. We can't wait to go back again!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience at BOA Steakhouse was fantastic!! From the service to the food, we were very pleased with everything! Our waitress was very attentive and sweet. Even though it was very busy that night, we felt as if we were the only two she was serving. The food was EXCELLENT! Our steaks were cooked to perfection and were absolutely delicious!! We would definitely go back!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was good because selections were appealing, service was competent and remarkable, cocktails well presented and the food was excellent. I will go back because of the food and ambience.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just Great Steak!
My wife and I go to Boa once or twice a month and just love it. Most of the time we make a reservation, however when we do not the staff finds us a seat. We may just have to wait a little while.
The Steak, and other foods are just amazing. The staff are on top of things! What else do you need?
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wagyu steak experience
What a wonderful evening. The Wagyu steak was excellent, like butter, and then some. The wine by the glass list pretty descent, as well as the main wine list. Nice atmosphere, and nice, polite and informative waiting. The Wagyu was only 19$ per ounce which is a bargain for this quality at this location.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delicious meal, the
We had a delicious meal, the service was outstanding, my only complaint is the restaurant was VERY noisy.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm service and fantastic food
We have dined many times at BOA Santa Monica and West Hollywood, and have always had great service and terrific food. This dinner was arranged as an 80th birthday treat for my husband's client and his wife, and the hostesses were not satisfied until we had the table we wanted for this special event, and were totally happy with every detail. The service was friendly and impeccable, the food was great, as always, and best of all, we were coddled by the entire staff. It was a busy night, but it was as if we were in France, where one can occupy a table for an entire evening! The signature, "sparkling" BOA birthday celebration was a total surprise to our guests. Our client said it was his best birthday dinner ever. Thank you!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice but Noisy
Very nice place, food was exceptional! Noise level was a 7 out of 10 so be prepared....would go again but sit outside!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and quiet
Great for a high profile business meeting. Very quiet on the patio. Excellent food.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the food &
Really enjoyed the food & service. The caesar salad prepared at our table was like a blast from the past.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trio for Dinner
We had a great dining experience. The Salmon was amazing!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nicole in the lounge is awesome!! Great suggestions and super friendly. The food is always consistent at Boa SM.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
steppin' out in Santa Monica
a classic style steak house....conveniently located in Santa Monica.
Tender juicy perfectly prepared steak with a la carte sides and you don't need more than 2.
A carnivore's delight and ambiance too, as far as service ....the manager circled the floor constantly and had a watchful eye so impeccable service!!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
BOA Steakhouse offers a super location at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd., and Ocean Ave over looking the ocean. The service is great, the food was absolutely awesome. We started with an incredible crab cocktail, followed by the BLT salad and ended with the Sea Bass which was cooked to perfection. Finally we ended our evening with an espresso and cappuccino and their fabulous cookies and ice cream. What a fantastic dinner.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent as was the service! They even gave us a free special dessert for my boyfriend's birthday celebration. Highly recommend this place, although it was loud so I think we all talked louder to talk over each other! The food was perfect!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect steak house by the beach
This is one fine establishment that's perfect for special occasions. The food is delicious. The bone in filet mignon has so much flavor it's amazing. The Cesar salad is the best I had so far. I recommend to come and dine during the sunset.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hostess worked with us as our dining time kept changing through out day. 8:30 to 7, 7 to 7:30 then ran late.
10 minute wait but could tell they worked hard to seat us on time. thanks
fantastic table side salad!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Located across from Palisades
Located across from Palisades Park with extraordinary sunset views, the location could not be more ideal. It is a big plus when you are warmly greeted with personal attention from Bill the manager. The attentiveness shown from the server to the staff was impeccable and complemented the superb food. We shared most of the dishes starting with the tuna tartare which was almost like a poke well seasoned with crudites. A BLT salad was next which was very fresh with unique and delicious flavor. A center cut filet mignon was cooked to perfection and several different rubs and sauces are available including the bacon jam (my choice) and blue cheese (my wife's preference). A dessert with fireworks display ended a perfect dining experience.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Updated, vibrant steakhouse
Had a great - but pricey (aren't all good steakhouses?) - meal there. My wife and I split a salad, oysters (10 were great unfortunately 2 were bad) and had the porterhouse (which was perfectly done and very good). The service was very attentive and the place had a loud but positve vib.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Safe Bet, Good View
Appropriately priced, tier-2 type steakhouse. Table side made Caesar salad is excellent; a must get. Great view of the beach.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect Birthday Dinner!
As usual, our food was amazing. service was impeccable. Took my husband there for his 30th birthday and they brought our a stellar ice cream dessert that was beautiful, with a sparkler. Classy yet fun. Thanks for a great experience BOA!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous as usual
BOA is always great. Food & service are top notch. Pricey but worth it
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambience and food were very good! Nice place to celebrate a special occasion!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
High Class restaurant
Excellent place for a date as the ambiance is great, service is friendly and the view is pretty decent, you can see the sunset through the giant windows. I do knock some points off because the New York strip was a bit dry (medium rare), and the ribeye a tad bit too salty, though extremely succulent and flavorful. Service was extremely friendly but for a pricey restaurant expected much more attention to details.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday dinner for mom!
Took my parents and husband on a Sunday night to celebrate moms birthday! Thoroughly enjoyed the food! We had steak and seafood dishes, everything tastes great! Very good service from all the staff! And to top it off we were near Michael Douglas eating dinner with his dad and stepmom!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing and atmosphere
Food was amazing and atmosphere was great. Much better energy than the BOA in Bevery Hills. It was a Saturday night so service was a little slow. I will definately be back...
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for my husbands birthday dinner . Food was great! Service from our waitress was bad! She hardly came by to see how we were doing. It was a little insulting seeing her interact with her other tables she was attentive. I wouldn't go back
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
one of our favorites
BOA in Santa Monica is one of our top 5. Never ceases to make for an incredible evening. Great wine list, delicious and spot-on food. Awesome, friendly and really helpful staff.
Love you guys! Thank you for always being amazing!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server Jill was fantastic. Very knowledgeable of the menu as well as the surrounding area for additional things to do while visiting Santa Monica.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good solid steakhouse
Food was great all around. Great salads, steaks, side dishes, great service, great decor, etc. Just all around solid restaurant that I would recommend to anyone for a great steakhouse.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made the reservation 5 days in advance. I gave special instructions for my daughter's birthday. I asked for a specific ice cream. While dining, I asked the waiter if they had honored my special request. They came out with a special dessert for her and it was a hit! Over the top with a table top pyrotechnic device that shot up sparks nearly 3 feet. She will not soon forget the effect... She loved the dessert even though it was not her favorite ice cream. (she can be VERY picky!) There was no charge on the bill and that was a hit with me...
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service
This is my favorite steakhouse in LA. The food is wonderful, the wine list nicely priced and the staff is well informed and attentive.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM