Boca Tavern

4.4
640 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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About

BOCA TAVERN welcomes you with wholesome American fare. Our local, in season dishes will give our guests the opportunity to visit us time and time again‚ always discovering something unique and delicious. Simple preparation made from the freshest locally sourced ingredients will be the focus of each plate using our wood fired grill and oven.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday & Monday 5:00pm-9:00pm;
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:30pm.
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Phone number
(415) 883-0901
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Curry
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Nearby bus access.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4
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m
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious steaks, great salads, good veggie sides, always reliable

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The waiter was excellent and very professional. The food was good but not outstanding. The biggest disappointment for us was the 3 children employed as front of house meters and greeters. They were all totally useless and ignored us when we entered, made no eye contact or offered a polite welcome. We had to say something as we were being ignored. It was as if we were interrupting their conversation and we should wait until they were ready to talk to us. Were it not a special occasion I would have walked out and gone somewhere else.

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GC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently a go-to place for a variety of choices. The steaks are always a guaranteed choice but nothing on the menu ever disappoints. Boca Tavern works for family night outs, business meetings or special occasions and the wine and drink selection will not leave you parched.

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R
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Good service. Wonderful evening with my wife.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Easy reservation for 5

Excellent Waiter

Good drinks mixed and wine and appetizers (calamari)

Timely dinner, well prepared
Sole
Rib Eye
Salmon
2 Pork Chops (one chop was undercooked)

Overall enjoyable dinner out on a Friday night

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DE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great as usual...we've been coming here ever since they opened.

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SP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at Boca - and it was just outstanding - excellent food, great service - recommend for all :-)

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C
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We returned for the Sunday Prime Rib offering and were pleased once again, but puzzled by the lack of patrons considering the quality and value. The service was outstanding so I don’t know why anyone would hesitate in making this a “ go to” location for a quality dining experience.

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RC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was good with two exceptions. Ordered Tito's and tonic that didn't taste great, but more importantly the medium rare ribeye was too rare on one end and perfect on the other. Also the steak knives are worn and too dull to cut rarer meat. I normally love this restaurant and we'll give it another try

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D
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing meal. The cocktail did not taste good--almost chemically--and was unusually small due to the giant icecube that filled the glass. The wine was good. The salad was tasteless. The service was polite but sub par. Burger was ok. But very unwieldy and came with no condiments. Overall, the restaurant is not worth its prices. It either needs to improve make it more affordable.

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ML
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

My food was not hot when it was served. Portion of special meal was small and presentation on plate was so-so.

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BG
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The hostess was unfriendly and unhelpful. After she told us the patio was full for a private party the manager came and he gave us a table ...on the patio! Wait staff seemed harried. Appetizers were very good but main courses very expensive for what you got.

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Menu appears to have become less options. Used to have good seafood but the Petrale Sole I had was very dry and too salty and arced over a bed of lukewarm spinach and Burt potatoes. And with all the tomatoes it was trying to be too fancy. Definitely would affect any future consideration. The waiter was excellent and the salads excellent but on the whole of the 3 dinners ordered it was very mediocre cusine so the special evening was a bit disappointing!

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SL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The salmon was good but had too much liquid in the bottom of the bowl.............

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RC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice outdoor seating. Great servers. Menu had prime rib as a special meal. Well worth it.

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K
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s been a few years since I’ve eaten here, and I don’t know why I waited so long! A friend and I had an early dinner here, and absolutely enjoyed everything - from the apps to the entrees (sadly we couldn’t stay for dessert), to the awesome service we received. My only complaint? If you’re the manager and you feel like randomly stopping at each table to ask how the guests are doing, please wear a tag or at least introduce yourself. It’s unsettling from a diner’s perspective, especially if you don’t know the conversation or mood you’re walking in to. Please wear a tag or a “Boca Tavern” polo shirt...or have one made! Other than that strange encounter, it was a lovely evening.

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C
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We wanted to try their Sunday prime rib and it was excellent as was our waiter. Undercooked broccoli was the only minor disappointment, but we’re talking about broccoli here, right?
The butterscotch pudding was an unusual and very pleasant surprise.
There were not that many diners when we were there, so noise was no issue. We plan to be back very soon.

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DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, efficient service, excellent pacing of food delivery, attentive support staff, reasonable prices, and DELICIOUS

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m
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, excellent service, nice, quiet room with just a few patrons.

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PD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Hated the upholstery in the booths. Service good food good. Not too crazy about “cowboy theme

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P
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We ordered a variety of food. It was all very delicious especially the steaks! It was a perfect night to sit on the patio. The bloody mary’s were scrumptious.

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AM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food & wonderful outdoor dining for Summer warm nights. Ask to sit at one of Julie's tables---Excellent service, fun personality. House wine selections (Chardonnay & Cabs) excellent, Hanger Steak was cooked perfectly, Bouillabaisse was nice, but could have used a bit of heat, Duck Fat Fries were crispy (not as flavorful as expected, but good). Great atmosphere for date night.

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LS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was good , the patio seating was nice on a warm evening .Our waiter acted a bit rushed and wasn’t friendly .

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f
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect patio dining on a warm day or evening. The food is reliably tasty and served beautifully. The interior can be noisy. Our service was quite slow, but the day was so warm and lovely that we did not care.

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SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good variety of well prepared food in a friendly atmosphere. We were seated at a table on the patio on a perfect summer evening. We were very happy with our experience.

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JM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there for a 6:00 reservation and so there was nobody in the side-room except us, which was great. Music was turned up really high - we ended up turning it down ourselves via the wall-mounted knob. Definitely got louder as more people came into the room closer to 7. Food was good overall, though a bit pricey. My partner had a clam chowder and when she asked for some oyster crackers or something to go with it, she was told they didn't have any crackers. I gave her the white bread toast points that came with my tuna poke dish. That poke dish was good, but the blah, bland, dry white bread toast was a disappointment - they definitely could have used a different bread for the toast and maybe buttered the toast. My dining partner also got the short ribs, which she said were good but the presentation was pretty lackluster. The service was very good, but it bordered on overly-solicitous. I like wait staff checking on me, but not every five minutes during the meal! All said, I would come here again .

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m
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prime rib and steak were excellent, as were the salads. Also the mashed potatoes and baked potato and broccolini.

They used to put grey salt on the butter which I liked and did not notice this time.

Great service and a very nice meal.

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S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Boca is a nice, quiet restaurant with good patio seating. The menue is limited (mostly meat) with no vegetarian option although the waiter told us they could whip something up for us. I had the bbq ribs appetizer as a main course and they were a little little disappointing. Our waiter was nice but there was a screw up on our order so it took a long time to come. They did ofer us free coffee to make up for it. I'd try them again but not for a while.

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R
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner out on the deck and it was very nice. The food was very good and the server was a bit busy but was very friendly and made good recommendations.

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JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere! An excellent experience while entertaining clients.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The experience was great everyone seemed very pleased with their meals and I would recommend them as well as eat here again when I am in the area.

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P
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and food selection. High noise level made conversation difficult as the restaurant filled up. I would definitely visit again.

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TE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fabulous! She enlivened the evening and was extremely helpful.

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LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing evening at Boca Tavern for Father’s Day. Will keep coming back for that clam chowder. One of the best I’ve had!

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DM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy Boca. We all got the Prime Rib this time and it was great.

Whenever I get a steak craving, this is one of my "go to" places in Marin.

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deeelish! Love this place as always, service was great

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PR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Staff friendly and attentive. We both had the hanger steak. Tender, flavorful. The dipping sauces they provide are excellent and add to the flavor. Zucchini side dish with steak was crispy and fresh.

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

first time here. Asparagus bisque was really good. hanger steak was cooked really well. the linguine and prawns were excellent. the vanilla ice cream on the brownie was some of the best vanilla ive ever had. this place is our new favorite restaurant in Novato.

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SP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The Hanger Steak special was a delicious choice and very reasonable price. Boca might work a bit on the presentation on the plate!

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food; excellent service.Nothing more to say.

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