BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica

4.7
2195 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Simply put, BOA is unlike any other steakhouse. We reinvented the traditional American steakhouse to fashion a distinctly unique dining experience. That experience is bold, modern and innovative. From the seductively stylish interior to the dry-aged prime steaks, BOA’s vibrant ambiance is as alluring as the cuisine itself.
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MajidA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were extremely disappointed at the food and service of this BOA location. Out of 4 steaks, 3 of them were over cooked or undercooked!

Although our waiter was good and the restaurant wasn’t that busy - service was slow. We had to wait a long time for drinks, apps, and food to arrive.

For the price they charge, I expected superb food and service which is what I’ve often received at the West Hollywood location.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had to order out

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BenL
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a belated birthday celebration. Nina and the staff took great care of us - delicious food, a new chopped salad, excellent wine, and a complementary cookie. Thank you.

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HSpe
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

RS
vipRiaSC1776
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I couldn’t continue with review w/out completing the entire survey. We were seated promptly but left promptly. The booth next to us were obnoxiously loud, disrespectful and offensive. They were screaming profanities. We left w/out causing a scene. With all the shops being boarded up starting 11/3 up we felt the least friction the better.

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AeaM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really comfortable and COVID safe seating Food is high quality, and servers great attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service !!!

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AbrahamC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great management. Delicious food. Fabulous for special occasions. Special and heartfelt thanks to William Ousley for making our every visit and dining experience extraordinarily wonderful!

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vipStephHaven
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing anniversary experience! Could not have asked for a better evening & can not wait to be back soon.

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Apough21
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Actually having to sit outside made it even more beautiful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating life. Just celebrating my awakening and how great it felt to find myself and be happy w being me. So we went here to enjoy a nice meal. Everything was beyond amazing!!! The hostess was so nice, we were late but they were able to accommodate us.

Our server was beyond amazing. Always giving us suggestions about what to eat and drink. He’s amazing.
I would totally get the same exact food again when I go back there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside nice felt safe - food and service great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and even better food! My boyfriend and I went for my birthday and it was even better than I expected

MB
vipMikeB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Australian Wagyu Beef was outstanding. One of the best steaks I've ever had. The mashed potatoes were dreamy. The waitress was perfection.

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vipDianaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excessive noise was due to traffic as our table was located on the street corner. Recommend you request a table that is not located there. The staff were amazing and very attentive. All were doing their best to make this a great dining experience. Food was amazing!

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Ashley
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff members are all so wonderful. And the food is fantastic!

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vipYoungrn
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The quality of the food was just not good.

K
vipKris
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect outdoor dining! Bring your appetite and a credit card with lots of available credit lol

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BenL
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They worked extremely hard and effectively at making us feel cared for and protected. Additionally, the menu, service, quality, and adult beverages are superb.

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vipIrish007
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Trying to offset COVID situation and it’s impact but it was so mediocre that I can’t help but note the steak was overcooked and the size was smaller than expected. It was not as waiter described as we went with an off-menu shared cut. Side dishes were not seasoned and offered little to no flavor. Highlight was Goat Cheese Baklava. Went downhill from there. Didn’t recover even with birthday dessert. Cookies were very dry and chocolate sauce watery thin.

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StephanyeM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was top tier per usual, server was really good at coming to check on our table as well as asking if we needed anything and if our food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about it

SM
vipSantaMonicaLocal
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was horrible. Food was cold and did not have much taste to it. Been coming here for over 10 years. Not sure happened. Waste of time and money. My group felt the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and it was my first time at BOA. I had put in the notes in several places that we were celebrating his birthday. The food was excellent. Everything was cooked to perfection, but the service was subpar for a restaurant of this caliber. First off, our appetizer never came and our entrees came our extremely fast. I was expecting a nice dessert with a candle like the couple next to us had brought to them(it was coincidentally someone’s birthday next to us and they brought him a dessert with a sparkler candle). When our dessert came out, nothing. I’d try BOA again, but I was pretty disappointed with the service. Hope it’s better next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

There were three of us. Two of us ordered a $160 steak to split. The other person ordered salmon.

We ordered our steak medium. It arrived cooked through and gray to the middle except for a few places in the middle. Like tiny places that were not overcooked.

Then we couldn’t find our waiter. We asked some other servers for help, and 5 to 10 minutes later our waiter appeared. We showed him the steak that was overcooked, and he said he didn’t think it was very much overcooked.

We had to poke around in the steak and show him different pieces before he finally accepted that it was overcooked.

He then offered to take the steak away and cook a new one which he estimated will take about 15 to 20 minutes.

By this time, our friend who ordered the salmon had pretty much finished their main course.

I had already eaten parts of the steak that were acceptable to me, because I will eat well done meat.

But my other guest with him I was sharing the steak only eats medium, so there was almost nothing for her to eat.

The offer made by the waiter to cook a new steak and bring it to us later on was nice, but so much time had passed we didn’t want to just sit around waiting for a steak for one of the three members of our party to eat.

Maybe there was no good solution to this.… I think they should’ve offered us a discount on the steak. Not 100% off. Just a portion. Because it wasn’t a very good experience.

But the waiter declined to discount anything. So I paid the bill and it’s entirety, with a 20% tip, so it all came to $450 for three people.

But given the fact that one in our party did not have a main course because they cooked it incorrectly, I think the whole experience was a rip off.

I live two buildings down from the restaurant. I entertain and dine out a lot in this area.… I will never go to boa steakhouse again

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was decent but nothing special. Disappointing given the $$. Paying mainly for the location, which is harder to appreciate given covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steaks I’ve ever had.

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TikTak
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cubicle like outdoor seating for safety. Overall great food and excellent service

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NormaG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, service was amazing from the reception area to our waitress! Outside sitting area very comfortable and adequate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The steakhouse itself is in great location across from the beach. Awesome to people watch, but you can’t really see the water. We left one restaurant to go here due to the extreme heat and being in the sun. This place allows you to enjoy the outdoors with its open air style setting, but does an amazing job protecting you from the heat and scorching sun. Our server was very attentive and provided excellent recommendations. We plan to go back.

HM
HooM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Although the food is great, the ambiance is not too attractive and the service was average

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Josh1647
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were fantastic. Service was great, and the view at sunset is awesome. Definitely one of my favorite steakhouses!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom’s Birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Other than the smell of pot smoke in the area the dining experience was decent.

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Emmy
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Had a reservation set for 8:30 PM, and was not seated until 9 PM. Everytime our party asked for water (which I think is something very simple), we ended up having to ask for a refill at least twice or three times before someone came and actually gave us water. When we finished our meal, I asked the server (Brandon) for one more glass of water. About 5 minutes later, the manager, William, came to our table and pretty much asked us if we can leave because they're running behind on schedule (he gave us his business card and thanked us for "coming and seeing him"). Our bill was over $500, I expected to have better service. The food was great, however, it does not make up for the crappy service we received for the amount of money we spent. Not to mention, our group was part of the minority, and I truly believe we got the worse end of the stick because of that.

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vipTiffany
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was beyond amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!!

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BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 899-4466.

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica is rated 4.7 stars by 2195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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