BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica

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BOA Steakhouse is a contemporary steakhouse, serving classic steakhouse fare with a twist. Urbanite modern setting where food and service are top notch and the ambiance is relaxed and fashionable.



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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was good. The lights are turned a bit too far down.
It makes you sleepy.

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RN
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was super good, The food 🥘 was delicious 😋 and that table side salad 🥗 was off the chain

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Z
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is good. Environment is fun. But over priced. I can eat just as well for a third of the price at cheesecake factory.
The waiter was outgoing. They manager was all smiles. Just the cost...

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RB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The steak house place is worth it, I like how they work as a team to make sure your getting your money worth, the drinks are very delicious.

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AS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent, hence I go back again and again!

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JC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

A beautiful location next to the Pacific, friendly staff and a menu that will have something for everyone. This restaurant group creates sexy restaurants that are fun to experience - keep it up!

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience, great caring staff and amazing food. Thank you as always BOA!

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though certainly not an inexpensive restaurant, BOA proved to be a perfect date night for my wife and I on our anniversary. The service was the most thoughtful and genuine we’ve had. The food was better than any restaurant we’ve ever been. It is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Sitting outside while the sun sets is a perfect view of the Santa Monica ocean front. We highly recommend. And we will be going here again if we get enough to pay for the meal. For two, we ate for $200 including tip.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great. The food was delicious and our waitress Gina was so attentive and helpful. I really enjoyed our meal.

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BF
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Boa. Mothers Day brunch was fantastic! Great menu, better service! William, Courtney, Jamie, Nina, we love you all!

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a
Orange County
82 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Took over one hour to get the main meal
Terrible
The salad and the soup was great when we got main dish we were no longer hungry

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Estaba hasta la chingada madre... Comí como marrana que creo que voy a esplotar 🐷

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Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

My husband’s steak wasn’t cook the way he wanted so he had to send it back. My scallops were cold, and they take a long time to bring us the dinner.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Location is great. Food is good. High end. Service was excellent. Ordered surf and turf for the table. Just one tip the sides are over the top. Would like to see some greens for sides. Just order plain fries and mac and cheese.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steakhouse i visited in California! Will definitely visit again!!

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Hello Asadi, thank you very much for the kind review. Thank you, Benjamin Lighton AGM

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LG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you Laura!

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ND
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food and service was good. Had that feeling when we left we just paid way to much for what we got. $30 for mashed potatoes?

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TN
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The server took our order and forgot to check on us the rest of the night. My friends food was cold. The bussers kept trying to remove plates before we were finished. For a $65 a plate restaurant I expected better service.

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on May 4, 2019

Hello Tina, I’m sorry the night didn’t go so well for you and your guests. If you wish to discuss your experience further, call me at the restaurant to discuss. Thank you, Benjamin Lighton AGM 310.899.4466

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Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Came for an anniversary date. It was super loud and busy. Loved the music. Server was great. Silverware and plates were dirty upon arrival and the sun was shining bright on it.

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L
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I informed my server that i I had a tight timeline. The food was turned around Nd quickly and was excellent

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on May 3, 2019

Hello Lyle, thank you for coming in and dining with us. We are glad we were able to get you in and out quickly, and still gave you a great experience. Thank you, Benjamin Lighton AGM

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

We wanted to have a nice dinner on the beach. We had a reservation and were told it would be 15 min past promised time. We ended up sitting in bar cause of having children.

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on May 3, 2019

Our apologies that we were unable to get you a table that you wanted. The next time you want to dine with us, please call me personally to help with your reservation. Thank you, Benjamin Lighton 310.899.4466

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AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Steaks over rated and disappointing have had much better

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on May 3, 2019

Hello, I am sorry you were disappointed with your meal. If you would like to discuss further, please call me at the restaurant. Thank you, Benjamin Lighton AGM 310.899.4466

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HF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Four of us in corner, next to the door used for staff to enter and exit for outdoor tables, you'd think we would have been the subject of notice, but it took over 2 hours from drinks to when we were offered and, at that point, turned down, dessert and got our check. Lousy set up, noisy and not well laid out; food was acceptable but not to the level of what BOA markets itself as being, and certainly not for the prices charged. Two simple drinks (Japanese whiskey, neat) took 15 minutes between ordering and being told they didn't have the Yamazaki-- you'd think they'd know a little more quickly if they had $70/shot whiskey, and almost 10 more minutes before getting what was offered as an alternative for $67.00 a glass. Service was pleasant when there, but as you'd guess from the time, so rarely there as to be almost non-existent; 20 minutes between when entree plates were cleared away (along with 2 napkins which were never replaced) and when the waiter came back to offer dessert, then almost 10 more for the check. Wanted something solid and memorable for a 60th birthday, so price wasn't a concern and we would have spent more if we'd had the opportunity to do so during a good meal which flowed; this didn't, and was haphazard and slapdash-- really, really disappointing.

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on May 3, 2019

Hello Harry, our sincerest apologies to you and yours. It sounds like we failed in several areas of service during your visit. If you would like to discuss further, please call me at the restaurant. Thank you, Benjamin Lighton AGM 310.899.4466

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MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We came in for a work team dinner and arranged for a pre-set menu in advance. The restaurant was great with that. When our group of 15 arrived at the restaurant, the food and service were amazing. Drinks were really delicious/creative too. The only thing that made it 4 stars instead of 5 stars for me was the noise level in the patio. We were seated outside and there was road construction was going on. The patio should be more for "happy hour" goers vs the formal dining dinner group.

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Responded on April 26, 2019

Hi Melissa! I'm so glad you had a great dinner and the service was amazing. I'm so sorry there was road construction outside. It's normally quiet and serene out on the patio. Please come back soon!! Thank you

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AA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

they have unique recipes, also there are very pricey.

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Responded on May 3, 2019

Hello Abdul, we are glad that enjoyed our unique dishes. Thank you, Benjamin Lighton AGM

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best steaks ever, we enjoyed it very much with our family, our recommendation the bone filet.

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Responded on April 26, 2019

That is incredibly nice to hear. So glad you loved the steaks and had a great time with your family. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you!!

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T
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hospitality was magnificent, The essence of BOA Steakhouse was welcoming when we arrived Billy’s manners was loving and inviting. Great Vibes from the server Chris and the other staff members that server the floor with bread and table cleaning. BOA Steakhouse catered to our needs accordingly and accurately; Extremely reliable. And to the Chef, the food was a Experience. Thank You!

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on April 26, 2019

Wow!! Thank you so much for the kind words. Our goal is to welcome every guest with all our heart and take great care of them. I'm so happy to hear about your magnificent experience. We can't wait to see you again!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband’s bday, loved the food and the service and wants to go back!!

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you! So great to hear that you had a wonderful time. Please come back soon!!

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c
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boa is a fantastic place to have a great meal and great service. Everything about the restaurant is 5 stars. Though it is a steal house their sea bass is fantastic.

The table side Caesar salad is delicious as well as their sides. We enjoyed our meal every step of the way!

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you so much!!! We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience every step of the way. Please come back again soon!!

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PH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Too loud. We couldn't hear our our waitress discuss the menu.

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SW
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boa was fantastic. It started with our waiter who was welcoming, funny, and well versed in the menu. Second bonus was going on Sunday night when we found out their bottles of wine were 50% off! Next the food. All steaks are prime are top notch. I've eaten at a lot of steakhouses and this may be the best I've ever had. It's not inexpensive but worth it. Highly recommend

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on April 12, 2019

Hello Scott, thank you very much for such a great review. We really appreciate you taking time out of your day to share your experience. We hope to see you soon. Thank you again, Benjamin Lighton AGM

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CA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Boa a few years ago during a weekend trip to Santa Monica for my wife's birthday. So, when we planned an Anniversary weekend for this past weekend, Boa was on the list of restaurants we'd be dining at.

The staff was very attentive and friendly— as they were last time… the new manager came by our table to introduce himself before our meal, which was a very nice gesture. Our meals were outstanding, as we'd anticipated, and dessert was on the house! Needless to say, we will be back next time we are visiting Santa Monica.

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on April 12, 2019

Hello Colin, thank you for deciding to spend your anniversary with us at BOA. I am so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time dining with us. Your fantastic review is much appreciated. Thank you and please don’t wait so long before your next visit :) Thank you again, Benjamin Lighton AGM

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BL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sometimes restaurants live on reputation and hype. BOA is a place where excellence and choice is the norm.

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Responded on April 12, 2019

Hello Ben, thank you for your review. Hope to see you dining with us again soon. Side note, we have the same initials. Ha! Thank you again, Benjamin Lighton AGM

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Was celebrating my friend's birthday that night and we were visiting from the DC area. We arrived at our reservation fairly late, but we're able to be seated immediately, so that was great. The server initially was good, took our order and got our drinks in a timely manner and this is when it started. We were waiting for our food and noticed that it was taking quite a long time for the entrees and sides we ordered. Once our food came out it was just our steaks. My friend's steak was not well done as asked and a bit charred. My steak was NOT medium well at all, super charred, tough, and just overall no flavor at all. I've experienced plenty of steakhouses, that they shouldn't call themselves a steakhouse. The sides came out after the steak and my friend's sides came out after she was pretty much done with her steak. I truly believe they forgot about the sides all together. They keep coming back after they saw that we we re a bit disappointed in our food, asking how the food was. I just said it was ok. The manager credited my friend's sides and a dessert. Really didn't take care of our experience there. We ended up boxing up the food that we didn't finish or planned on finishing. I will not be returning to this place next time Im visiting. They need to either not rush cooking or learn how to properly prepare steaks.

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A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SaMo location is too noisy and tiny. Portion size of steaks compared to other upscale steakhouses is too off when price vs. portion is used. Beef carpaccio taste good but too small and pieces too thick totally off of what a carpaccio concept is.
It felt like they threw on the dish some meat pieces from when you trim a piece of meat

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AP
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the food, the service, the ambience. It was very expensive though so not sure it was worth spending twice of what I usually pay for a lovely meal in a nice restaurant

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Responded on April 12, 2019

Hi Andy, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write a review. Give me a call the next time you want to dine at BOA and I’ll make sure I get you a great table. Thank you, Benjamin Lighton AGM 310.899.4466

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mentioned that it was a little celebration because we had just moved to the area from Chicago, and we were brought a complimentary dessert and a sparkler! Such a nice welcome!

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on March 29, 2019

Hello, that is very cool you had such a good time. Come see us again soon. Thank you, Benjamin Lighton AGM

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb service and food, celebrating the LA 2019 marathon finish

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you for choosing us to help you celebrate your accomplishment. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you again, Benjamin Lighton AGM

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WC
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Excellent food and even better service. Our waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good steak in Santa Monica

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Great news and thank you for such a nice review. See you soon, Benjamin Lighton AGM

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 1st experience at Boa was amazing. My kids loved it. Shout out to our server Lonzo. He took great care of us!

BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Thank you, Benjamin Lighton AGM

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