We asked for a romantic table
We asked for a romantic table when I made reservations, which they gave us. Food and service were excellent
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad we made reservations
Glad we made reservations earlier in the day, great food, service and the owner stopped at each table--nice treat.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu was outstanding for
The menu was outstanding for someone who loves vegetables but plenty of meat options. The steak was perfection , shrimp cooked just right, fava bean puree a perfect compliment. Waiter was knowledgeable, quick and friendly.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was quiet because we were
It was quiet because we were there on a Monday evening. Food was very good, and service was great - as it is at all DZ Restaurants. We were there for happy hour, which makes it a lot more affordable. In general though, it is a bit over-priced and can get very loud and hectic on a weekend evening.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were wonderful
Food and service were wonderful - and prices are very reasonable for the quality and experience.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorable meal! Loved Boca Bistro!
Food was absolutely delicious! Inventive combinations of flavours. Memorable meal, great service, fun atmosphere, modern decor. Looking forward to returning to Bica Bistro when I am in Saratoga Springs again !
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an outstanding dinner here last week. We shared the cheese plate and the serano ham (which was very large in portion, could have been large enough for a meal!) and then shared the mixed paella. It was fresh, delicious and our server was wonderful and attentive. Would definitely visit again!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
food and service are great
food and service are great but the noise level is off the charts!
made the mistake of bringing my parents for dinner on a Friday night and although they loved the food, we could not carry on a conversation!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another meal at Boca Bistro
Had a great Kentucky Derby day evening out at Boca. We have been several times since they opened last Spring, and have always had a good experience. Tapas menu changes but they keep their customers favorites in the rotation. Good beer and wine selections too. David Z runs good restaurants, and Boca Bistro is evidence of that. First time eating outside, and one suggestion is that they need to build a small deck because the side walk is tilted quite a bit in front of their building.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
great selection of tapas. delicious and pretty authentic.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good first impression
Place is really nice inside - unique. The person who sat us was very friendly. Our waiter was very nice my only complaint about him was that we had empty water glasses for quite a while and had to ask for water. Other then that the food was really good and we loved the bread... the dessert menu was a little lacking too now that I think about it... we didn't order any. The Sangria was delicious!! We would go back :)
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
great start- wished us a happy anniversary when we got there, brought us each a complimentary glass of champagne. All wait staff were friendly and courteous. They gave us a nice quiet table. Food was very good, highly recommend it to all.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a fabulous waiter who
We had a fabulous waiter who added to the delicious food. It was a fitting end to our daughter's graduation day celebration and our last meal in Saratoga Springs, for a while!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and wine menus rate 5 stars, without a doubt. I recently introduced very particular friends to Boca Bistro and they raved about it too. The service has been excellent, with food to match. This is a must go restaurant in Saratoga Springs.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little taste of Spain
Great tapas menu, and great wine list. There was even a close out wine menu. Recently visited Barcelona, and we were really looking for another taste of Catalan!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite restaurants
One of our favorite restaurants in Saratoga, we dine here all the time but had never ordered the paella. We tried it on our last visit and it was delicious!! We would highly recommend it!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little touch of Spain
We have been looking for good Spanish food since our return from Madrid in the 90s. We found it at Boca Bistro. We tried a variety of tapas, including a special favorite Pimientos de Padron. Little peppers cooked in olive oil and salt. Usually sweet, but occasionally very hot. In a generous portion we hit the lottery only twice! Jamon Serrano, manchego cheese, croquettas, albondigas....all excellent.
My only criticism is that they don't have a lot of Spanish wines on their wine list, which is weighted heavily toward Italy and California. No matter, we will definitely be back!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant dining experience
Sharing from the tapas menu not only allowed us to try an interesting and tasty variety of foods but was a " romantic" way to spend our anniversary. Be careful not to over order! Server was a little over enthusiastic in encouraging too many samplings. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for an enjoyable eating experience in a pleasant environment.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Al Fresco Tapas
A very nice place to eat on the sidewalk while watching the crowd pass by and try to guess what you're eating.
The "pan con tomate" was a little soppy, but the anchovies were excellent. Together, those two tapas plates made a nice combination. The chilled cantaloupe soup was very nice, especially in the warm and muggy weather,, and the bit of crisped serrano ham in it was a good savory complement to the sweetness of the cantaloupe.
Josh was an excellent server who made good recommendations.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bliss on a plate in Saratoga
This was my first endeavor to Boca, and it goes without saying(due to overall review score) that it will not be my last! Every bite of food was sensational and utterly mind-blowing, innovative and flawlessly executed! So much so that I would have given 5 Stars; however, likely due to it being end of night, the dessert was underwhelming (Churo's) due to grease level and hard texture...Otherwise, everything was stellar at Boca, and I look forward to returning promptly! :) The staff are gracious, friendly, interested in offering recommendations and the establishment is quaint and lovely. I definitely suggest that anyone looking to explore a taste of Spain, visit Boca.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the tapas idea. The food was good, I would have liked some more brightness to the dishes but over all good. Had the shrimp, I was a little surprised by the large amount of aoli on the plate but loved the fava beans. Overall a good place for tapas and wine.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent experience. Great food, great service and very good atmosphere. Would highly recommend the Flat Iron Steak. A must visit when dining in Saratoga Springs.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was wonderful as always
Food was wonderful as always but service, although pleasant, was slow and inattentive. We had to ask for bread and olives, and our food took almost an hour and a half to arrive. But the host bought our bottle of wine to make up for the delay!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice night in saratoga
we dined at boca due to positive comments from prior diners. We weren't disappointed. Excellent service with a great waitress. I wish I could remember her name! Anyway, the weak link was the fideo w/ clams. Pasta was just too mushy. Otherwise, we were pleased. The stuffed dates CANNOT be missed. They were delicious. Anchovies were really good too. A nice night overall. A word of warning... Make sure to make reservations during busy race season. We witnessed several disappointed folks who didn't have a reservation because of LONG wait times.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants in Toga
As a local, my girlfriend and I eat here frequently and it is certainly one of the best restaurants in the area. We've never had a bad meal and the service has consistently been excellent. Typically we order a variety of tapas so we're able to eat a little of everything. Highly recommended!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiter was really excellent
We had a really nice meal while in Saratoga for two nights. Waiter was excellent. Food pretty darned good. I'd definitely go again next time I'm there, which I hope will be next summer.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was very good, the service staff was outstanding, great crew
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Saratoga Restaurant
Great paella, tapas, drinks and service the DZ group knows how to please
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boca Bistro - Great dining
Arrived at Boca Bistro at 7 PM on a Saturday night. We were seated right away at an outside table overlooking Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Had a excellent waiter who was knowledgeable both on the specials and the wine list. Dinner was the paella which was beautifully presented and delicious. Probably drew in some passerby's.
Expect a great dining experience at the Boca Bistro.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service were awesome,
Food and service were awesome, like all of the DZ restaurants! Our server was very helpful. Food was great and portions were filling, especially for "small" plates. Must try the dates!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here
As a patron of DZ's other wonderful restaurants, I knew I would not be disappointed. While this venture is a departure from their signature rustic italian cuisine, it has the same great attention to every detail of the dining experience from creative design, beautifully prepared and presented food, and friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating staff for which they are known. A bit pricier than their other restaurants, but well worth it. Classy in a relaxed and unpretentious way. As a single woman, this is one place that I would not hesitate to drop into for a tapas lunch at the bar. I will be back.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our evening.. The food was delicious and was further enhanced by the friendly service.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood was wonderful!! Typical Spanish dishes were not - skip patatas bravas and "tortilla" which was a simple omlete.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting small plates in
Interesting small plates in a relaxed setting. All of the dishes were interesting and tasty with the exception of the asparagus. The asparagus were cooked perfectly with tasty garlic chips, but some sort of white sauce was added to the dish that had a very off putting flavor. Ask them to leave that out and it is also excellent.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience. Food delicious. Atmosphere great. Place filled. Wait staff very good.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat
We had another great lunch at Boca. Their regular sandwiches are delicious and it's good to try the specials. The hostess also sat us outside since it was a beautiful day.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience
We had the farmstyle bruschetta for an appetizer, which was very good. They put olives soaked in olive oil with orange peel on the table with homemade bread. The orange peel in the oil is a great idea. I had the baked scallops with roasted cauliflower & potato puree, which was excellent. My husband had the trout wrapped in prosciutto with fava beans, which he said was the best trout he has had. Love this restaurant. You have to make a reservation on a weekend.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find! Salads with layers of flavors and textures, nice wine list and an incredible pailla. Cozy and rustic interior with perfect lighting. Small and intimate, but can entertain large groups. We will most certainly go back!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful tapas experience!
Awesome place!!! Bacon wrapped dates are a must have!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was exquisite, wine list interesting and waiter (wish I could remember his name!) exceptional. Highly recommend to everyone going to Saratoga Springs
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time dining at boca was nice. Per our servers recommendation we ordered five plates of tapas. The dates were excellent. Garlic shrimp was soooo good. Mussels with chorizo, meh. Sauce was not our fave nor super flavorful. Cheese plate with quince plate fantastic. Street corn okay. I prefer Mexican to Spanish-line and learn. Overall fun time and good food but you will find not every dish is fabulous.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had lunch twice at Boca Bistro. We love Spanish food. For a small town, the food was very good, although the lunch offerings are too limited. The first lunch we had there, we asked for o couple of items from the dinner menu, Tortilla Espanola and white anchovies, which the chef agreed to make. I didn't find the food terribly authentic, but it's tasty.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is outstanding. A bit noisy, but just expect that and you will be happy you went. Try to get Josh to be your waiter.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wrote this on the dining comment card at the restaurant: "Best Salad we've ever had".
And it was. The service was excellent. Nice wine selection. All in all a very lovely evening of dining.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a good meal. Had the bacon-wrapped dates as many other reviewers recommended. The fideo with clams was also tasty. Then we shared the skirt steak main course. With a 1/2 carafe of wine that was plenty of food for the two of us. We were a little surprised that a Spanish restaurant didn't offer any sherries to drink. Also the a/c blew in a way that made us glad to leave as we were getting chilly.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had friends in from Portland, OR and wanted to show
them downtown Saratoga. We split a bunch of tapas and a carafe of
Sangria. They loved it!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impromptu dinner while in town
Called a couple of friends last minute and were able to get a table- made reservations both online and through the restaurant. Very friendly service. Excellent meal. Well done decor. All in all a fun, unexpected evening.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
my new favorite restaurant
We were here (party of 4) on a Sunday night. It wasn't crowded... but there were a few parties there and the bar was full. Loved the ambience.... great first impression... then it was uphill from there. Servers, people, decoration, food... everything was just perfect. Can't wait to go back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
There was a delicious variety of tapas. The dates were great!
Nicely decorated with good service. I would definitely return.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Boca Bistro.
First time at Boca Bistro. Excellent food and wine. Service was great, as was the atmosphere.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM