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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.
Novato, CA 94949
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.
$30 and under
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Nearby bus access.
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
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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