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About Boca Tavern

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.

340 Ignacio Blvd
Novato, CA 94949
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday & Monday 5:00pm-9:00pm;
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:30pm.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 883-0901

Website:
http://www.bocatavern.com/

Public Transit:
Nearby bus access.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Curry

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Boca Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
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Casual (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Romantic (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (4)
People Watching (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Authentic (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was good however the brussel.sprouts were a bit burnt. Service was very good, attentive and quick.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food and service were excellent. We had a lovely time.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Delicious food. Great service. Great ambiance. Enjoyed a business dinner here but would be equally great for a night out

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent service. Hostess was delightful. Good deals on wine and food on a Tuesday night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our $110.00 meal for two included 2 small portions of prime rib & a corkage fee
All the food was tepid and not very tasty. Just not a great value for your money

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Prix fixe menu was a wonderful offering. Service was very good. Attentive without being intrusive! Happy hour offerings are only available in the bar, which disappointing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We felt the service has declined. The portions are must smaller. We miss the nice dinner rolls they use to serve.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Still an outstanding steak house...service much better than average.......a great special event type place............recommended

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

BEST filet mignon in Marin, no doubt about it, but there are plenty of other fabulous items to choose from on the expansive menu. I am a fan! The food is fresh and wonderful. I hope they bring back the butternut squash soup for the fall/winter menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Whenever I am visiting the Novato/Sears Point area, I make it a point to have dinner here at least one night. Very comfortable, great service, and the right balance of casual/dressy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This restaurant is very consistent and serves great food, great service and is a favorite.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful service and the food is always top rated. We enjoy this spot and it was date night for my husband and me.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went to Boca for a nice date night. Our waitress was so attentive and ensured our wine glasses were full. I love that they offer half glasses as an option. Our waitress recommended great wines and recommended a dessert she said was her favorite, which we never would have selected, and it was amazing - it was their pineapple and coconut cake. The prime rib and filet were both excellent. If you want great steak and a nice atmosphere Boca is the best place to go in Novato.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Pk please
Pk

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Promptly seated in A/C indoor table we had nice spirit selection to go along with huge, lightly battered fried calamari order. Caesar salad it as lemony as most and a great heirloom salad were next split. I had 6oz. Petite filet mignon and others had hamburger, ribeye steaks- all very good and hot. One had prix fixe hanger steak, all took food home. We got comp. coffee and desserts for 70th wedding and wife's birthday. Very nice experience, order small or share!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
·Dined on September 11, 2017

I am an "appetizer" diner, instead of ordering an appetizer and a main course I order three or four appetizers to share with my guest. I have found it's a lot more fun to meet someone and enjoy a meal together by sharing several plates.

In this Bocca Tavern is improving a lot. I ordered the gambas, the roasted bone marrow, the mussels and the salmon. I paired those choices with a medium-body Malbec and the results were good. Finished the meal with mango sorbet, refreshing.

One suggestion is to improve the varietals on offer, otherwise Bocca is making progress.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food as usual, we were thoroughly taken care of. Only minor criticism- steaks inconsistently sized- my daughter and son both ordered a 10-oz filet and my son's looked almost twice the size- and hers was medium-rare, his medium-well. Always irks me when a female is given the smaller portion and charged the same amount. Fix this please.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Menu for Lunch is very limited. Service is lacking. All in all disappointed in my experience at lunch

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We go to Boca once every six months or so for special occasions. The last two times the service has left something to be desired. The food is very good and we'll go back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Kitchen very slow on main course but food was excellent

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We did not have a good dining experience. We were from out of town and booked through open tables. The Restuarant was too warm to feel comfortable and altering ordering a dinner and waiting 45 minutes ... they did not have baked potatoes. We never understand a restaurant that runs out of baked potatoes. Go to Safeway and buy potatoes.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We went to Boca Tavern for the first time in a long while, and were a bit disappointed. They had prix fixe special with hangar steak - which I knew might be hit or miss, but it was a miss, the steak was so tough it was barely edible. My son and I had it and it was just way too tough. Then I asked for another glass of wine to two different bus boys, then it took a server and another 15 minutes to get it. It was busy but not that busy. . .I want to like the place as it's close to my house and it's a nice ambiance inside.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We went as we didn't want to eat in the heat at home. We were not disappointed. The burger is great along with the half chicken. The pasta with shrimp wasn't as big a hit but the espresso creme brûlée made up for it. Would happily go again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

You should drive out of your way to this restaurant for the steak. Simply delicious. Juicy and tender and well seasoned.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Love this place, the food is divine, creative use of local ingredients , something for everyone. Great wine list, flights, and fun cocktails. Always great service

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Disabled Access
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I liked the food, liked the atmosphere when we were on the outside area. Inside was very noisy but upbeat. Had a good evening. Did ask for a to go bag & didn't get all the food I wanted in the bag but will go back again. Wine prices for this area seem high . Next time will corkage my wine.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Birthday Party on the outside deck

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We made the reservation later 9:00pmand did go to Boca with Canadian friends. I called we were late, I'd like my points please.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Awesome food, outstanding service. Steaks we're cooked perfectly! Loved the local cheese plate

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

WE had a new waitress on her job.. She was very good and checked back several times to se how we were doing. The busboys are very good about water & clearing dishes..

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
·Dined on August 7, 2017

Hadn't been back in about four months, glad (?) to report that little has changed. The fare remains reasonable and unimaginative, the wines drinkable. Ordered the mussels and the shrimp as appetizers, tasted good but not great. The malbec and the chardonnay served their purpose adequately.

As long as there is little competition in the area Boca will remain in business.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Boca Tavern is one of my favorite restaurants in Marin because it's got great food, excellent service, and beautiful and varied dining options -- out on the patio, in the gorgeous, elegant wood-paneled dining room in the back, in the cozy wine cellar room, or in the grand main dining room. Oh. And the cocktails are divine.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Veal chops were terrible Tough, mainly gristle and fat. Sea bass was over cooked. Very expensive on top of poor quality is a bad combination. Too bad because it is a very pleasant facility.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Our waiter, Mario, was attentive and helpful . The food was great ! We had nice seats outside.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The overall experience was good. Our waiter, Antonio, was a gem however unfortunately for him the food coming out of the kitchen was super slow. Also presentation needs to be better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great time- the hangar steak continues to impress. Cocktails and Gambas app good as well. Server Kristel was spot on with her recommendations.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Boca Tavern is always an enjoyable dining experience. The cooking can be a hit or miss but overall enjoyable. Staff is accomadating

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

This is a good spot. Good good. A little meager on the portions. Overall, I'd go back. Excellent service. Dessert came....melted ice cream. Really? Salads were wonderful ...we sat outside on the patio- this is where you want to be in nice weather.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Overall. We enjoyed the meal. The waiter was very accommodating. Unfortunately, one steak had so much gristle it was Not enjoyed. We said nothing but on the way out told staff. They advised us next time send it back .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The waiter was very friendly and made accommodations to avoid gluten in food. Problem was that the filet mignon had gristle in it and the steak had a large amount of blue cheese butter which had an overpowering flavor on the meat. Not a good bang for your buck and filet mignon should never have gristle in it!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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