Absolutely incredible. Great
Absolutely incredible. Great restaurant. Delicious from appetizer to dessert!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific! Brunch is just superb and the menu is very creative and delicious. Service also very good. Only two possible negatives are the fact that it doesn't open until 1100 on the weekends for brunch (which can be a late start if hungry!) and perhaps the selection of coffees and teas could be more varied and imaginative to match the otherwise imaginative, well thought through and delicious menu. I'll be coming back for more :)
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice energy, great food and drink
Recently enjoyed a nice Sunday brunch at the bar. Great steak salad, and bartender thoughtfully replenished my drink. Impressed by the efficiency of the kitchen staff. Menu is varied and affords a lot for most palates. Visited here from out of town and will definitely come back next time I'm in Tampa.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Informal Gourmet Experience
French Fries cooked in Truffel Oil and Duck Fat were the best I have ever eaten! My sandwich was equally delicious.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience at Boca
Had a business lunch at Boca Kitchen, and as usual they did not dissapoint. Service was excellent, food was fantasitc (love the fire roasted mussels and Nor-Cal Flat bread). This was my first time having lunch there as we typically dine at Boca for dinner but it was very good. Fun atmosphere and overall business lunch went very well.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of the best stops in south tamp
great for dates, girls' nights and groups. awesome drink menu and great food options...
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely worth a short walk from the convention center. Good local food. The free-range chicken with fingerling potatoes and chard was delicious. Portions are large. The berry crumble was perfect to share at the end.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to Boca several times. I love that fact that they buy from local vendors. I am gluten free had had the gluten free pasta with shrimp. The dish was much too rich for my liking so I ate the shrimp and a few bites of the pasta. Also, I was a bit disappointed with the Burrata cheese with tomatoes. The cheese wasn't as soft and flavorful as I would have enjoyed and the tomatoes a bit unripe.
The wine selection is always great.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was wonderful
Service was exceptional, thechef's meal seems to always be shrimp and grits when I visit, but I don't mind. I get it every time.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated on time. Waiter
We were seated on time. Waiter was engaged but not chatty. Excellent food and service!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was uniquely prepared
Food was uniquely prepared and was had an innovative twist on local ingredients.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
3 star meal unpretentiou atmosphere
Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was very good.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the staff meal
Tasty fresh food skillfully prepared. The staff meal was well worth a try. Bring your appetite. Brunch portions are generous.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My kind of place
Me being vegan loved it. I had the #9 Salad and a personal flatbread with my date. We will definitely be back and I'd say this how a place should be. Artistic, Simple, Classy, and Healthy most of all. It was great!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Caprese Salad, get it and share it, it's big and it was fabulous. We really enjoyed our entire meal but that salad stood out. Be aware, there is a $3 charge for valet parking at dinner and brunch and I don't think there is any other nearby parking available. I've been here for lunch and I don't think they have valet and there is limited parking in their small lot. Don't let the parking keep you away though. The food and service were worth it and I didn't think their pricing was out of line at all.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I FEEL THIS CONCEPT IS GREAT FARM FRESH AND GREAT TASTING.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent as always
Boca is one of the hidden gems of Tampa the food is always great and the service always top notch. It is by far one of the top places for Sunday Brunch the corn Beef hash with Duck eggs was unbelievable and we also had the French toast which was delicious.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal!
Began with handmade cocktails, I had huckleberry hound ..candied ginger, blueberries and Titos vodka, it was refreshing with some light zestyness!! We started with the mussels (trying for the first time, and they were cooked perfectly, a hint of sweetness from the use of Sambuca) and the amberjack spread (this dish NEVER disappoints!) The chef also brought out a cheese and chutney plate that was the perfect amount of creamy and sweet! For dinner, my friend got a shrimp salad (which she enjoyed) and I ordered the spaghetti squash and clams with chorizo. It was awesome!!! The texture and flavor were different, but very enjoyable!! Overall, boca is one of my go to restaurants in South Tampa. Try it out, they never miss a beat!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good for a great impression
I take business contracts there and they are always impressed by the service and food. The menu is great and the specials are always well done.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Forget table conversation
It is so noisy inside, one can barely hear what one's tablemates are saying, or the server, for that matter. And we sat in the back section, which is a little quieter than the main room! I would not recommend the "Tastings" dish, which was lots of slices of bread with different jams on them. But the swordfish was wonderful, and the kitchen accommodated our request to change the topping on it which contained bell peppers.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the "swine" flatbread which was ridiculously outstanding. The clams with spaghetti squash was also amazing and so original.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am very impressed with Boca. The menu is unique & the portions VERY generous. I typically find that higher quality restaurants focus more on quality than quantity & am usually unimpressed with places that serve generous portions. Not here! They use fresh ingredients (organic items too!), have nice presentation, fabulous service, interesting wine list & great ambiance. Don't be fooled by the paper menus. This place is a great gem & I'm glad I discovered it. The organic spinach salad is the best I've ever had. The slightly warm dressing gives it a nice texture. The fried goat cheese medallion in it is a nice touch. I also thought their scallops were delicious! The flatbread is huge & the burger looked like something out of a magazine.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have to valet park, because
Have to valet park, because the parking is non-existent. Food was excellent, however with one dish, celery root puree should have been the ingredient, but mashed potatoes were substituted instead, with no notification. We were a party of four on a Saturday evening and all of us enjoyed our food very much. Our waiter was outstanding and perfectly attentive and in a couple of instances when above and beyond. A fun, casual dining spot, but recommend reservations as it became very crowded and quite loud around 8 - 8.30pm.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in a rush to get to
We were in a rush to get to the airport and they got our food out quickly. Our brunch was absolutely delicious! I love that they list the farms that they source their food through. No complaints here! I can't wait to come back to try their lunch and dinner menu!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best find in the city
Boca has been a breath of fresh air in the Tampa restaurant scene. Tampa has unfortunately been full of chains and chain upstarts. Boca is original. Great food, great atmosphere, great drinks. Only complaint is when the place is packed on the weekend it can be very loud. We have frequented Boca quite often and the food has always been fantastic. We will continue to be patrons.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice cozy place. Good service. Limited menu. But what they severve is top notch. .I great place for friends to hangout together
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. The server did not rush us. It was an overall wonderful experience. Would definitely return.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my new favorites!
We were very impressed with the food, ambiance, and staff. We are both gluten free and the menu and staff were very accommodating. Everyone was very friendly and the food was great! We loved everything we had, from appetizers to salads to entrees to deserts, but we especially enjoyed our salads. We enjoyed our experience at Boca so much that we are actually going back to try brunch today!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a great place!
Went to Boca for a celebratory dinner; was my second time dining there. Our waitress was attentive, personable, and accommodating to our quirky needs! The food was amazing, the cocktails and wine are delicious, dessert was superb.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little bit of Napa in Tampa
very unique menu with fresh ingredients and nightly specials. Good wine list with small name wines. Bar area is great for meeting friends, watching the game and having food. Boca has a great burger. The staff meal which changes nightly is something to ask about. Although it has outdoor seating i did not recommend because it is a little close to the street. Make sure you check in with hostess and tell them you made reservation on open table as they get busy and forget to check it off.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first time experience
I went to Boca for lunch. They had tasty specials and their menu looked exciting. I really like the fact that they get the food from local farmers and that they have gluten free o potions for people with sensitivity issues. Will definitely go again and take more people with me!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always prepared in an artisan manner.
Healthy selections, interesting flavor combinations and set apart from the average american restaurant.
Upscale presentation with expected but not outrageous prices.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful, everything cooked perfectly. I finally tried the short ribs --they really are the best thing on the menu! Our server Danielle was very kind and attentive, but not overbearing. I always tell myself I need to return sooner than I do! Definitely worth stoping by!!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time, will be back!
Admittedly, the first time I was here my service was subpar, but we decided to give it another try, and I'm glad we did. The staff was attentive, and the food was wonderful. Original, diverse, tasty and eye-appealing. Just another reason Tampa is underrated as a food city. Keep it up, and we'll be back!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have dine at Boca for both lunch and dinner. The entre' menu was a bit disappointing for me this time around, so we decided to order appetizers. They were delicious and filling. We had a variety paired with some nice wine which made it a most enjoyable experience.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night out at Boca
Like the menu and atmosphere. Waitress a little slow and my entrée good but not as good as I hope. Husband liked the burger - but was undercooked. Fried Green tomatoes - delish. will go back.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed a quite evening while sharing some very tasty food.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
amazing food and staff
food was amazing!!!!! had the grouper special and loved every bite. the raspberry dessert was also to die for!!!! the waitress was hilarious and kept us entertained. would definitely go back!! A+
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
unique combination of flavors mixed together. We ordered the meatloaf and a flatbread and both were great!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food, a bit noisey
The hostess was very accommodating to our seating and gave us options of tables to sit at. The server was friendly and gave good recommendations. I had the specialty grapefruit, rosemary and ginger drink which was a bit heavy on the ginger, but OK. The scallop special was delicious and the perfect portion size. I would recommend to a friend. One downfall I would caution is that it is very loud and pretty hard to have a conversation without feeling like you are screaming.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb as usual
Great food, good service. Somewhat limited vegetarian options though. No turkey bacon or sausage which would also be a good addition) to runch.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boca Bing Baby
First of all, love, love, love OpenTable on iPhone. Standing in Tampa Marriott Waterside with colleague stomaches growling I fire up the app and find Boca quickly. Check the reviews, prices, menu, and decide make a reservation for 20 minutes out. I travel a LOT all over North America and when you find a little gem like Boca it makes the trip all the more worthwhile. GREAT food. Had the fish spread appetizer (shared with my colleague) and then the Yellow Fin Tuna entree followed with the most amazing orange, citrus bread pudding. Staff knew the dishes well, helped with selections, and even worked with us for special requests like more veggies and less starch. Will visit again the next time I'm in downtown Tampa.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
They rarely disappoint. It
They rarely disappoint. It had been a while since our last visit, so the new menu items were great to see. We will return soon.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
I love boca! The food is excellent as is the service. We had all shared a few flatbreads and they were excellent!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vibe and Food
Love Boca, really good menu and good is consistently flavorful with interesting combinations,
Flatbreads are always fresh and great tasting. This place has figured out the "farm to table" formula.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time for lunch, we enjoyed everything as always..
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Winner
The food is great and innovative. I always get a good meal here. My one complaint? The chef can be heavy-handed with the pepper, so I now remember to request no pepper.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Boca! Neighborhood, backyard kitchen!
Friendly staff, indoor /outdoor decor very nice, bistro like!
Valet parking sooo nice. Lots of energy! Can get noisy late night. Note: Arrive early evening for
Private quiet dining.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love it all, but the noise...
The food is memorable, but this place gets so loud you can barely have a conversation...the tables are tightly packed in too which just adds to the chaos...great food though and the service is always good to great.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
If I lived in Tampa, I would be tempted to eat here at the very least once a week. We live over an hour away. The first visit I ordered the flatbread and spinach salad. Yummm, yummm! After we picked up our daughter at the airport, the 2nd time I ordered the fried green tomatoes, spinach salad and the shrimp and grits. Almost licked the bowl! We plan on trying everything on the menu. What a great setting plus the servers are outstanding........just a real friendly place!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM