Bogart's Bar & Grill, in Boca Raton, is a local favorite for serving vibrant global cuisine crafted with passion in its welcoming and grand eatery. For a tantalizing start to your meal, enjoy the sesame seared tuna with wakame pickled ginger, wasabi and ponzu sauce and Bogart's famous meatballs with San Marzano tomato sauce, herbed ricotta and toasted baguette. Some of Bogart's Bar & Grill's specialty entrée dishes include the mojo-braised pork tacos with charred pineapple salsa and cotija cheese, the smoked chicken meatloaf with sage gravy and crispy leeks, as well as sandwiches, like filet mignon sliders with habanero barbecue sauce and aged cheddar and the veggie burger made with a blend of quinoa, lentils and rice topped with black bean relish.
Bogart's Bar & Grill also crafts a variety of tasty pizzas. Popular pies include the barbecue chicken pizza with scallions and cheddar-jack cheese.
As we eat at Bogart's almost weekly (with friends) after seeing a movie, and have done so for years, I feel I can speak candidly, and with some experience.
While the service is always first rate, this time having Jesse as a server, I must express disappointment with food portions, specifically the chicken Milano, my usual dish of choice.
In the past, three large pieces of chicken was usually served, and I automatically put one piece on my bread plate to take home. Just too large to eat at one sitting.
While I don't necessarily want large portions, the portions have been drastically reduced, this time around 5oz., minuscule, which is not acceptable, especially for chicken as a dinner!
No more chicken Milano for me, and if this continues with other dishes, will simply eat elsewhere.
Very good overall, however; the dining area is situated in an open lobby. Passers by coming to and from movie showings, tend to be loud. Another slight grievance is the small menu, not a lot of of choices. Convenient, but for the price, I'd prefer a more secluded dining experience.
The food and everything was great, you even get a free drink/ appetizer with a movie stub from the theater below. It's a great find when its storming outside in the summer!
We went to try their burgers. It was a Thursday night and the restaurant was quiet. Our servers were enthusiastic but a little inexperienced. When the food came, my wife asked for some mustard which took an eternity to get. The ketchup that came was in little bowls, something I would call either faux elegance or a way of limiting the condiment. The burgers themselves were properly cooked but they seemed bland - my toppings (gruyere and bacon) were quite good. The sides were less so - quirky sweet potato fries and a tiny side salad. A nice place to go if you are going to the movie next door but otherwise not worth the detour.
We find it extremely convenient to have Bogart's within a cinema where one can eat before/after a film. The food and service is always consistent, and as we normally eat there with friends several times a month, it speaks for itself.
The group's member's card which offers $ towards meals is also a plus.
The best hamburger in Boca!!!!
The service was excellent. So attentive. As always the pea soup was delicious as well as the salmon - cooked as requested. Just right!
After waiitng too long for our wines due to mix up with wait staff:? one order of hummus and avocado dip with something else on platter to have with our wine, the acacado mixture was "rank, sour, etc" I suggested the chef eat it. I never had a problem with the food before this and should not have had it then, especially as I was hosting. It was taken off the bill but I wish our wait staff was perhaps more experienced.
The restaurant temperature is kept at feezing levels, even after complaining,
The room in the back is depressing to say the least
The restaurant needs updating at the minimum
Our food was cold. Probably because it "stood around". We were served well after many who arrived after us.
Desert was ordered and, after at least 15 minutes a different waiter brought it to ours.
Of course, the waiter apologized.
Never again !!!!!
Although we have had mixed experiences in the past, the convenience would always bring us back. Our experience the last two visits has shown considerable improvement in both the food and the level of service. For those who have been put off by either, as well as the mediocre past reviews, I suggest giving Bogart's another shot
About what you expect from a pub outside a movie theater. Do NOT order the Philly cheesesteak. Sandwich- it is awful! Dry, over cooked, sweet and very wrong.
The convenience can't be beat. My burger was delicious. The service could be a bit better. Two people in our party took advantage of a free salad with a dinner entree. One person was served a large bowl of salad and the other was given a mini finger bowl size. We said something but the waited ignored our complaint. We let the matter drop since the party with the mini salad did not really want to eat more than that amount.
Music bleeding from the rented party room into the restaurant at a level totally inappropriate for dining. Manager asked how everything was; I said "OK, except for the obvious. That volume level is ridiculous." Instead of apologizing or offering to re-seat, or buy a drink, or any apropos response at all, he just scurried away. If you don't know how to handle those situations, you probably shouldn't be showboating around the restaurant asking how everything is as "Who Let the Dogs Out" floods your dining room.
You can't go wrong with eating here whether you are going to a movie, or not! I love the meatball appetizer, the crispy pizza, & chopped Greek salad!
Wife's lettuce wraps and onion soup were great as was my southwestern salad with grilled chicken. We will return when in the area
I eat here a couple Friday's per month. I can always count on consistently good food.
The food was very good. The service was extremely slow, but the servers were very courteous and apologized for the long delay. The restaurant was very, very cold which made it unpleasant. Fortunately the food was enjoyable.
The split pea soup was the best ever and so delicious. The chopped salad was very good too.
We also liked the bread sticks.. and the coffee was very good!!
the service was excellent also..We had a very enjoyable time..We look forward to coming back again..
Our server was awesome, but the food at Bogart's leaves something to be desired. We went for the sheer convenience because we were seeing a movie and it was raining so we didn't want to have to drive from place to place in the rain. Next time I'd probably save my money and eat at home first.