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Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
7:00 PM
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Soca

4.3
209 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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Veteran L.A. restaurateur and Executive Chef-Owner Aaron Robins introduced an exciting dining destination spotlighting globally-inspired steak and seafood offerings to Ventura Boulevard. Capturing worldly influences, focusing on Latin and Mediterranean cuisine with nods to Asia, the light yet bold flavors of the food are complemented by a gin & vodka focused cocktail program and extensive wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(818) 301-4300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Aaron Robins
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hazeltine
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Parking details
Self-parking during brunch hours and on Sundays in the lot behind the restaurant.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 209 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

We really wanted to like this restaurant, but did not. The service was poor; my simple drink arrived more than 15 minutes after the order was placed, and our starters came soon thereafter. There were 2 bartenders and we arrived at 7pm, so no excuse for the delay. Then we waited and waited for our entrees. Our server advised us that our meals had been plated, and another 10 minutes passed. My mussels were overcooked, and my husband's "rare" burger was medium. The table next to us also ordered burgers; one arrived and was sent back as overcooked, while his friend was forced to eat by herself. We left before his meal arrived. This restaurant received great reviews in LAMagazine, but clearly both the wait staff and kitchen have serious problems. We have no issue in paying for good food and service, and God knows the Valley needs restaurants that one can really look forward to frequenting. I just don't know why there is such a lack of quality .

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We went to Soca for the first time and really enjoyed everything. My husband and I each tried a different of their specialty gin and tonic cocktails. We were both very happy with our selection. Mine had a blood orange slice, a cinnamon stick and chocolate mint. The scent was so pleasant, it really added to the cocktail experience. We followed with the shrimp cocktail (the shrimp were colossal!), the Vietnamese lamb riblets (very tasty, but fatty) and the crudo which was delicious. We then shared one rib eye, which was plenty. It was perfectly cooked, and served with one choice of sauce and a marrow bone with a little spoon to scoop the marrow. The atmosphere is really upbeat, open air to the front on a beautiful evening with a lively yet not too noisy vibe. We will be back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome as always. Steaks are the best. Wife loved the Sea Bass.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

For a local restaurant I felt it was a bit pricey
The service was great and the food was tasty.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I dined a soca when they first opened and ordered the vegan risotto. It was delicious and full of vegetables. This time when I went back to order that again it came out and was the biggest disappointment. No veggies just a very small portion of risotto with a few mushrooms sprinkled on top. This was $24. They were not helpful when I asked about the dish and said it has gone through many incarnations. I will not be back again. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had a wonderful time at Soca, friendly server, service great, food delicious, great atmosphere! Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service - excellent food - we will be back

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall the service was better than expected, the food can be improved on (bread were over cook, beans were burn) but would go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We love Boneyard Bistro and knew we would enjoy this place! We were not disappointed.
Had great drinks, dinner with friends, overall a great time!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Good food but too pricey. $100 per person!. And only 1 out of 4 of us ordered a cocktail. Menu was limited as well. Honestly it was good glad we went but can't imagine going back anytime soon. Also too loud!. They needed music to buffer all the chatter. We felt that the menu needed tweaking and prices needed to be modified. It's the valley!. Not Beverly Hills after all

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food was good but not outstanding. Creatively presented but our enteees were lukewarm. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Entire staff was very friendly and attentive. Manager came by a couple times to check on us and make sure we were happy. Food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Delicious food, friendly waitress and fun atmosphere. The owner is friendly and hands on. She showed a true desire to make our experience pleasurable.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Going back tonight. Short Vodka pours

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

It was a great experience from start to finish. Excellent service, food was perfect, and the wine list is really fun and interesting.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was all right. I will not rush back but may return again some time.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Bartender was on point and offered variations , didn’t catch his name , but he was tall dark and handsome , our waiter Ben was excellent. However we had to wait
About 20 min even with reservations . They’re was some drunk women that carried on that made the atmosphere a bit tacky . Laundry salad over rated . Lack of
Flavor . Plating of dishes overwhelming . Reminds us of old school dining and were only in our 30s.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Enjoyable evening with good food and great service. We over-ordered because we wanted to try different things on the menu and we enjoyed our little feast.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Highly recommended! Everything was perfect.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Always an amazing experience at SOCA. The food is beautiful and truly delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious steak, loved the Spanish gin cocktails, terrific service. Will be coming back again!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

First, our waitress was outstanding. Second, the food was great but the owners came over to the table to ask how everything was and when my daughter needed her steak a little more cooked they couldn’t have been more accommodating.
Will defiantly go back.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I was kind of disappointed first when I entered the restaurant, , I thought I was going to upscale rest, it was very casual , but the food was very good ,waiter and waitresses very pleasant and friendly ,

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very Good happy Hour
Appetizers are awesome
Cant wait to try it for dinner, menu looks tasty

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a wonderful server but the kitchen was so her Renda‘s Lee slow it was ridiculous, and prices were pretty high considering

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I would give this restaurant higher than 5 stars if possible. And our Server, Molly, was outstanding! Amazing food, and flawless service. Always.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Soca is exactly what us “Valley folk” needed.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I left a less than stellar review for a couple of different reasons: 1. No sign on or near the establishment. 2. We were on time for our reservation but had to wait 20 minutes for a table. It took the bartender that long to get us our drinks. The bartender was using a jigger and while pouring the scotch into the jigger, the bottle became empty. Instead of opening a new bottle and completing my pour, he simply gave me the drink. In other words, he overcharged and under-poured.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed all three of our entrees. The appetizer was big enough for the three of us to share. All of the portions were generous. The service was very good.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This was the worst service ever. Can’t review the food because we walked out! After appetizers it was like we were invisible! Our waitress was busy tasting wine with 4other guests at another table. She didn’t admit tht she forgot to put our ticket in after 1 hour my husband and I left. The worst don’t go!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, Great place to have dinner, Excellent service!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

We had excellent hamburgers this week and we thought better than the Bel Air or Polo Lounge bugers.

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a very pleasant lunch there; we were practically the only ones there! :)

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Stopped For lunch overpriced overcooked and over it

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great and the service outstanding. Ben, our server, was outstanding and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Need to try the steak for dinner.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was great. The device the food all of it. The valet choice really take credit cards. Literally the only negative thing about it.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The reviews are all so inconsistent so we waited a long time before coming here. Happily, we loved the food. However, great food alone doesn't make for a great night out. The diner-like booths and tables, along with a general sense of cut corners from a tight budget, left us wishing we were somewhere a bit more updated. There was even a big rectangular flourescent light recessed into the ceiling and glaring down over us, off center from our table, (the same fixture one might imagine in a school or government building). The staff was nice but the kitchen was really not interested in accommodating any changes to their menu items. Also, we would have loved something on the menu-such as cheese, charcuterie, hummus, crudite, nuts etc. to enjoy with our cocktails. We ended up ordering cooked carrots which was really very odd but we just wanted a little healthy snack while we started with cocktails. At the end of our evening we learned that there were very few desserts and they refused to serve us their ice cream by itself since it was listed with a dessert (even if we paid for the full dessert). Because we had dietary restrictions, we were out of luck. All in all, we were disappointed by the limited menu and underwhelmed by the lack of willingness to adjust foods on the menu. High prices were justified by the quality and flavor of the food but the experience of the evening made it a total loss. What a shame.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious, creative cooking. The room is beautiful, open, light. The server was very helpful and sweet. Parking in the back really helps as parking is always an issue on the boulevard.

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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was excellent but the service poor. I thought I would die of thirst b4 we got the wine we ordered. When the waitress returned to take our dinner order, I told her "Well, the wine finally got here," but she didn't respond with any kind of apology. Later the new waitress who was 'shadowing' our waitress came to ask how the salad was. I replied "good" but she was already walking away so I couldn't ask for more wine. Long after my glass was empty the waitress finally asked if I wanted another. I always thought it was a rule never to let a client's glass get empty without offering another glass, especially when I had remarked on the slow bar service earlier.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Really nice restaurant. Hard to tell from the outside but once you’re inside, you see how beautiful it is. Service is great; even the owner was there on a Wednesday, walking table to table to check on the patrons. We ordered oysters, filet and ribeye steaks. Oysters were delicious and my ribeye steak was cooked perfect and delicious. Hubby’s steak was over cooked, the server kindly said a new one would be made-great! The owner came over to apologize-great! Then a gentleman (manager?) came over to tell us that sometimes we need to check the middle because that’s how we know it’s medium and sometimes you can’t tell by cutting on the outside-well, we ordered medium rare and we did cut through the middle to check so nice try...on another note, dessert made ya feel better. I ordered the bread pudding and they also brought a chocolate mousse type dessert for my birthday. Bread pudding was yummy but would have preferred the bread softer and warmer and hubby really loved the chocolate. FYI, their cocktail menu consists of gin drinks and looking at their bar I saw 80% gin bottles.

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