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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

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Romantic (25)
Business Meals (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Waterfront (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Scenic View (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Hot Spot (12)
People Watching (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fun (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (5)
Casual (4)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

21st Birthday. So much fun and they made my son feel super special!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our dining experience was a pleasure - our service was great and the food, terrific!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing dinner. Brad (our server) was charismatic, attentive, and knowledgeable. My Wife had steak and I had buffalo and they were both fantastic. This was a great way to spend our anniversary.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and service were excellent!!! They accommodated our large group late that evening and we had a wonderful time for my sister's birthday.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 7, 2017

It was good

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was my first time here(my husband has been several times). I thought the service was great from the host to the bartender to the waiter. Very friendly and not rushed. The food was incredible- I loved the table side Caeser salad! We will be back!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had the best night ever at this restaurant! We were celebrating our anniversary and came here for a special night and sure did they deliver! Every member of staff was so accommodating and kind and thoughtful to us wishing us a happy anniversary and making sure we had everything we needed. Our server jennifer blew us away with her amazing service. We loved the food so much and we're so full after! It was so flavoursome and tasty! We got the Steak, BLT salad, mashed potatoes and truffle fries which were all to die for!!!!All of the food came out so fast even though it was a busy friday night! They even went the extra mile and split our meals into 2 as we chose a couple of the side options. Then as we were finished our dinner jennifer surprised us with a special anniversary dessert!!!! WOW! It was a brownie with ice cream and meringue and they made lit a sparkler! We were so happy and glad we chose this place to spend our anniversary!! Everything was beyond amazing we can't stop raving to our friends. When we were leaving they even wished us a happy anniversary once again even though their were so many people there it felt so personal. Thank you so so much!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Bison rib-eye was awesome. Not gamey at all! I thought it was better than the beef rib-eye although my companion had the beef rib-eye and thought it was perfect. Black truffle gnocchi was soooo good! Caesar salad also divine. Was a little overdressed but I tend to like my salads on the dry side. Waiter was fabulous. Brilliant experience. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I love the Wagyu steak here. But be prepared to pay. Dinner for three with only two cocktails was $550 with tip.

I've been going here for many years. I'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was wonderful; I had a petite filet, extra rare and it was done perfectly. Everything is marinated or slathered with garlic, so what's not to like? The wait staff was attentive and very willing to work with the difficult dietary requirements of one of our group. A bit pricey but not unreasonable for the quality and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

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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vip
 (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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