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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

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Groups (13)
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Casual (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Birthday. Enjoyed a flavorful New York steak that was cooked to perfection over a wood-fired grill - charred on the outside, with a perfect medium rare interior. Great, friendly and efficient service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a craving for prime rib. Prime rib dinner was very satisfying. Dining room was a little drafty.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

I've eaten here many times and I have always been very happy with the food and service. You really can't go wrong here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I’ve got to go back! There were so many great things on the menu! I had Gamba (shrimp) in a delicious sauce and Mussels in a delightful Harissa sauce. But there was so much more to try!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Restaurant is feeling tired. Disappointing relative to prior visits.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time at Boca Tavern and truly enjoyed it. The GM Brian was extremely friendly and stopped by several times to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and that the food met our expectations. Overall experience was excellent and would recommend it for a great date night or a get together with friends. We sat in the outdoor patio area with the heaters and it was quite comfortable, but definitely will be back for the bar and Happy Hour as it looked like al lot of fun as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We have dined at Boca many, many times. This was a particularly memorable meal. $1 oysters (Wed.) were delicious and a great deal. We enjoyed an excellent, well prepared extra large pork chop and perfectly char-grilled hanger steak. The always-good grilled Mary’s chicken was also a hit. Our server was a delight and made the whole meal a very special experience. She even offered “half pours” of wine, when she noticed we might want a bit more, but not a full glass. She was really on top of it and very thoughtful throughout the evening. We’re looking forward to our next trip up to Boca Tavern !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food and atmosphere were great! The hostess, Kamryn was adorable!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Beet salad was excellent...beautifully presented. My skirt steak/gargonzola mashed potatoes and grilled cauliflower was excellent. My husband’s red snapper Was rather tasteless. He had to ask for lemon as none was offered, and that which was presented was not fresh lemon...it came off the grill.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always exceptional service and knowledgeable staff. Must start with appetizers! Best steaks this side of the Golden Gate! Sit in bar for livelier ambiance or dine in quieter setting in main dining room. Always enjoy my Boca night!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was my first time to Boca. Everyone's meal was delicious and the service was good. Stick to the beer and wine, the drinks were just okay (really light pours)

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I love this place. Great food. Great service. Great evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and great service aside from the girl who took us to our table, she seems to hate her job. I was with my parents who have a bit of a hard time hearing so before sitting asked her if we could find somewhere quieter to sit, it was a bit loud. She seemed unwilling to do it but took us back up to the front where the woman managing seating and the computer was very helpful and found us a different table to sit at that was much quieter. From that point on the rest of the evening was great - quick service, awesome appetizers, amazing food, and an even better dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I've been to this restaurant about 3 or 4 times for lunch (a convenient location for me from Oakkland to meet my friend in Santa Rosa). While I know they specialize in wood-grilled meat, I ALWAYS have their grilled salmon (as filet or on salad). Their salmon is the BEST ever! I'd love to try one of their steaks sometime, but I can't get away from the delicious salmon.

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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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vip
 (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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 (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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