About BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica

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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101 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday: 5:30pm-10:30pm, Saturday: 5:00-10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Ocean Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 899-4466

Website:
http://www.boasteak.com/

Catering:
Please call 310-271-6000 to get more information on our catering & special event offerings.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available in front of restaurant.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (30)
Romantic (26)
Business Meals (22)
Scenic View (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
People Watching (18)
Waterfront (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 18 hours ago

Fantastic!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We had a business dinner at BOA. I ordered the center cut filet and, quite honestly, it was the best steak I have ever had and I have eaten at some great steak houses. I would recommend the specialty manhattan and the "table tossed" Caesar Salad to start with. I was a little disappointed in the wine options by the glass. All and all, fantastic outing! Service was great and I'm definitely going back when I'm in Santa Monica again. Will highly recommend to others.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great service Jennifer and great restaurant

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

best dinner ever and service the food was spectacular and the atmosphere was beyond expectations my bf said he was blown out of his mind by the waygu

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Later evening table available: initial table a little close to entrance -- no problem an empty table at the window. Our main server was energetic and full of positive energy: a real pro. The other staff were efficient and pleasant-- water glassess always were refilled. Drinks were brought quickly and our order was taken smoothly. Note no problem when my wife and I opted to share an entree. Food was great -- great restaurant!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was really good and the service was fine. They poured very heavy with the wines by the glass and 1/2 bottles. Presentation of the food could have been better. The ambience was a bit lacking as it is super loud even on the outside dining area which was quieter than the inside. When I return to Santa Monica, I would consider BOA again but would likely try another steakhouse since our experience was simply OK. We place much on ambience and it was lacking at BOA. As mentioned, food and wine were very good, however.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A night to remeber. The food was great, drinks were spectacular, and the atmosphere was delightful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (México)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service and food. The NY wonderful. However it can be expensive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Delicious meal... Jamie, Morgan & Nick worked as a team to make sure that everything we ordered came out exactly as we’d ordered it. Charles, the Manager, visited us several times to chat and confirm that all was well. The wagyu was decadent, as was the Tomahawk cut of rib-I. We added surf & turf crab legs and Nova Scotia lobster tail. Jamie suggested a bottle of wine that was delicious with our steak and when he saw that we might not finish, offered to cork it for us to take with our to-go food. BONUS! The experience was perfect. Great night out:)

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Simply another example of a great steakhouse should be. BOA never disappoints and this is because the staff does whatever it takes to make it so. The bottom line is whether it’s on Sunset blvd., or here on Ocean, it’s a little slice of heaven if your religion is great food and wine. Amen.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I had originally booked for a 7pm reservation, and due to LA traffic, I had to move it down. I explained to Megan I was from put of town meeting my boyfriend for dinner, and she was very nice and accommodating. Upon our arrival, valet took our vehicle, ando we were greeted by name by Megan and another gentleman, equally friendly. We opted for outside dining and our server Joseph was very courteous and knowledgeable. Our steaks were delicious and we had an amazing dinner. Definitely worth the price, and I highly recommend. ¡Buen apetito!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was very delicious and well presented. The staff was very attentive and the service was great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good food in a beautiful location. I will come back.
Sides are delicious and big. Don’t order too much !
Half price on bottles of wines on Sunday.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We sat on the patio and watch the sunset as we enjoyed great wine and excellent food. They table side ceasar salad was excellent and has a Lil spicy kick, truly delicious. The rub on the filet was excellent and perfectly cooked! Try the lime-corn it was great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The Tomahawk Steak was great. Service was attentive. Beautiful ambiance & decor. Has a view to the ocean. Highly recommended

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food, great service, and great view of Santa Monica Beach. It's a bit of walk but close enough from the end of Route 66 trail.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Santa Monica Gem - great staff & service and the food is simply outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Delicious steak. Lobster mashed potatoes also great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Celebrating the start of senior year at UCLA!

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great place, great food, great service, just great!

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Sent back first two appetizers. Tuna tartare was dry and tasted days old. No excuse when SM seafood is blocks away. Lamb was so over salted you couldn't taste the meat. Brussels weren't cooked. Both fish dishes were good but everything else was a bust and the management didn't offer anything to make up for our experience. Worse, despite informing the restaurant (via OpenTable) it was a birthday celebration, they did nothing to mark the occasion. Sadly, a once staple of ours is off the list.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

最高の料理!
また来たい!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Can never go wrong with BOA SM. Our food was fantastic as always and service was very nice.

The only negative was we felt they really cramped a lot of tables (too many) in the restaurant, there seems to be a constant traffic over our head and a little more personal space would've been really nice but we had a great time.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. Steak was cooked perfectly and the staff was great. Tableside Caesar Salad is a must!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had a great night at BOA, our server Brad was the best, super attentive and a great character.
Food was really tasty, not the cheapest but definitely worth the money!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

$55 for a steak that was mediocre. $12 for a side of fries that were mediocre. Brussels sprouts: mediocre. For these prices, I was expecting excellence.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Best. Steak. Ever.
Aside from the amazing food the service was absolutely faultless.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The 21 days Rib eye is excellent. The New York steak will leave you an after taste that last for hour. I personally like the rib eye better.
Beef carpaccio is also good. Crab cake is OK.
Sunday wine half off was a great deal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, People Watching, Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Amazing petite filet and chefs market vegetable of broccoli, chalets and mushrooms (seasoned with garlic) to die for. It was my husband's birthday and they delivered a complimentary, divine baked Alaska. Highly recommend !

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great steakhouse. A little loud. But great experience, service and the food was excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had a great time at BOA. I've been there several times but only for special occasions. We were celebrating my niece's 18th birthday. The food is very good especially the sides. They could have a few more special plates - something that only they serve. The cocktails should be less sweet. The service is good - everyone is very nice and attentive. What BOA is missing is the little things and this is the reason I didn't give it a 5. For example, the desert was brought before we were provided with utensils. So we sat there for a while waiting for utensils to eat desert.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We took our 12 year old grandson.
He loves steak, and said it was the best steak he ever had. Great selections on the menu, even if you
Don't order steak. Very nice severice and ambiance. Will recommend it to friends. Glad there
Was valet parking. Asked for a quiet
Table, and we had one.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our favorite spot for dinner. My girlfriend and I used to like Penthouse Mastros the best, but their food quality has taken a dive since Landry's took it over. Everything is better....seafood, appetizers, and especially the meat quality. We have not had a disappointing meal yet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great meat!
Great Service!
Fantastic evening!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great Rib-eye and bake potato. Our service was the absolute best...made the evening. The cookie/ice cream dessert is to die for!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The Sea Bass and Arctic Char were both outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Berlin)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The bone in filet was perfect

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Fantastic food. The ostrich fillet is outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

First time at the Santa Monica location. We were seated promptly for our 8:00pm reservation. The service was excellent, as was our meal. The overall experience was great and we would definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I can always count on BOA to deliver amazing food and exquisite service.

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