Boca re-invented itself and we decided to visit them and try their new approach for a birthday dinner. The menu was scaled back compared to what it had been when Boca was a steakhouse, but the items we ordered were all very well made. Portion size was not overly generous, and the more moderate pricing still added up after cocktails, appetizers, salad main course and dessert. Our waiter was very personable, and I look forward to going back again for another special occassion.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy to have this restaurant
Happy to have this restaurant open again, and for lunch. The menu has expanded with some excellent additions. The "devils on horseback" appetizer was wonderful. All of my guests commented on the their wonderful meals
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the new Boca Tavern...food and service as good as the old BOCA!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu is much better than their
Menu is much better than their already excellent menu with greater selection of small plates. Cooking and presentation and service are just as great as ever. Great place to celebrate a special occasion or just casual dining.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Boca Tavern is hugely improved and has a fantastic new menu, lots of choices with reasonable prices and great deserts
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great outside dining. New menu. Had the blackened fish tacos which I loved
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We concentrated on small plates (starters) for lunch this time, simply doubling up for four where indicated. That way we could all have the spare ribs, pulled pork sliders, devil prawns, etc. Mmmm - and plenty for all.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are new to the area and were looking for a nice, kid-friendly dinner for a birthday celebration. Boca was perfect! The food was great with lots of options and they were very accommodating to our little one. We will be back!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have a quiet room! Yay!
Everything was terrific about this place but I REALLY appreciated having a quiet spot. I asked for a quiet location and we were taken to a small, intimate room - perfect! Moments later, they seated a VERY loud foursome; my husband and I looked at each other in dismay -- I mean, these people were loud! Perhaps the host or hostess figured that out pretty quickly because within a couple of minutes the group was escorted to the larger area, where they could enjoy their meal - and we could continue to enjoy ours!...thank you, thank you. How I wish more restaurants would understand that some people go out to dinner to have a good meal and great conversation -- not shouting matches.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice place for a business dinner
I enjoyed taking a relaxed meal with an out-of-town colleague and two-coworkers at Boca Tavern. We sat outside on the patio, which was very pleasant and had low traffic. The Hog Island oysters were fresh and tasty and the cocktails, wine, and beer were all excellent. One colleague had issues with his drink orders, which were forgotten twice. Otherwise, service was good. Our entrees were delicious, including the Scottish salmon, which I had. I would definitely order it again.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Town
This is a very special place. Lots of attention to details to make the dining experience enjoyable.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like the new Boca Tavern
I like the new Boca Tavern and we had the best steak and the tuna tartare was wonderful....It was a bit loud as the evening progressed but that has always been that way in the main room....Anyway, we had a great time and great food....
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Same decor.... different menu
My third visit to the rebranded Boca Tavern & our first dinner since the name change. Apart from the noisy group at the next table we had a good experience @ Boca Tavern. Beet Salad was well balanced and delicious. Had to ask for bread 2x. I had the Salmon; it was a bit overdone though still tender. My wife's Stroganoff was tasty albeit on the salty side. We ordered the side Asparagus side ($8) requested the Aioli sauce on the side had to send it back as it came with sauce ON. Skipped dessert, our tab with tip = $104 which was a bit pricey relative to the quality and for "tavern food". I feel that the former Boca Steakhouse represented better value.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow, very impressed indeed
The name Tavern has been taken to a new higher level! Great full bar and a well appointed wine list just started our experience. Our party of 4 started with the clams casino and as we went through the menu, every item we ordered, from the menu items to the specials were amazing! Each of us were well pleased with our selections and the server was a consummate professional, able to navigate through our hearts and minds to match our palette with great meals for each us, pairing our beverages perfectly! So yes by ALL expectations being met or exceeded, GO, JUST GO you will not be disappointed!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bar can be extremely busy
Bar can be extremely busy and loud. Patio seating is quiet and pleasant
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boca tavern worth the visit!
New menu items that liven up the grill. Try the shrimp Louie salad. The stroganoff is a favorite! Steaks can't be beat.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Boca
Boca is one of our favorite restaurants in Marin. The only negative was initial placement in a room where it was uncomfortably loud, and you couldn't hear yourself talk to each other. We were kindly moved outside (in a tent-like structure) with heater, and that was great. Their steaks and burgers are terrific, and thecwhole menubiscexcellent. Indefinitely recommend it.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Boca Tavern since they changed the concept and name from Boca Steakhouse. Happily, the quality of the food remained high even as they added more variety to their menu. My must-haves are the stuffed mushrooms, ribeye (with mashed potatoes instead of a baked potato) and the bread pudding. My husband enjoyed the encrusted mahi-mahi over risotto.
Service was excellent! Professional and attentive.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my first time eating lunch at the NEW BOCA TAVERN. I had the Portobello Sandwich which is excellent. I was delighted to see this sandwich made it from the OLD Boca menu! I have also had dinner with the NEW menu.....still miss some of the goodies from the OLD menu. But, still, a nice place to go.....ambiance, service, food...all good!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The "New" Boca
The transformation to Boca Tavern is a winner and the quality of the food and the menu have not suffered. Love going there as a couple or with friends. This trip was with girlfriends and it looks like the word is out as there were several tables with girlfriend groups!
Novato DOES have some great dining and this is one of the best.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
we came straight from our wedding to Boca. we were a party of six and asked for special seating in a back room. putting two tables together in a small space without disturbing other dinner guests is no small feat. but it was gracefully accomplished. food is consistently good. Boca is the favorite Marin restaurant of all six of us. bravo to the new Boca Tavern
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Pleasant Surprise
I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked Boca after it was transformed into Boca Tavern. Was looking for a conveniently located restaurant in Novato for my party of five and decided to give Boca another try when I noticed it was now called "Boca Tavern". Saw the menu on line and it looked good (something for everyone). Zeroed in on the Cioppino for myself and oddly enough the next day there was a review of the "new" Boca Tavern in the IJ. They liked it and recommended the cioppino. I loved it and everyone else at our table was equally pleased. Service was good also. One small thing; in re-decorating, they kept the old cowhide on all the seats and it was a poor choice to keep them. The cowhide would look much better on the cows.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was very good.
Everything was very good. Only one complaint. Music (recorded songs) in the background made it difficult at times to have a conversation at our table. I don't think it's necessary. If they want music, it should not interfere with conversations at dinner.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than ever.
We've always liked this comfortable restaurant, with good food and nice service, but in its newest edition it has surpassed its past. Wonderful steak, great pasta, original and luscious dessert; combined with charming service, it made for a memorable evening.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came across Boca Tavern while searching for a place to eat and we're glad we found it. Had a late reservation but arrived early and were promptly seated. We had their fried fish and the rib eye and neither disappointed. The fish was flaky and moist while the ribeye was done to perfection. Their fries were served with 3 dipping sauces all of which were excellent and the mashed potato was superb. The atmosphere was energetic and while it seemed upscale prices were reasonable and the dress was casual. The wait staff was fantastic and very attentive.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience
We arrived, with a reservation, and were seated immediately (which, unfortunately, is not always the case at some restaurants). We began with two different appetizers.. Although both were excellent, I would highly recommend the crab-stuffed mushrooms which are prepared in a very light, crispy batter. Two of us had prime rib, which was served exactly as ordered and had excellent flavor. Our daughter had the cioppino, which was in a slightly spicy sauce with very fresh seafood. The server was attentive and friendly. It was a most enjoyable evening for our party of three and we will be back.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the food and the service especially great.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still miss Old Bocas. Filet better than last time but not as good as Argentinian. Missed the free pickles. Service late to start but OK once we were addressed.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM