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Boa Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
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101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201 (Ocean Avenue)
+1 310-899-4466
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
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Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

We were recommended by our concierge to have dinner here & all 4 of us loved it. We were given superb service by Gina - very attentive indeed. We all had the crab cake starter which was delicious and moved on to steaks with a selection of sides. The sides are big & easily shared between 2/3 people. The steaks... More 

1 Thank Karen F
Santa Monica, California
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

BOA is absolutely one of the finest steak houses in LA! Everything about the restaurant is well thought out and executed...sensational food, service and ambiance. Consistently found service at BOA to be personable, professional, friendly and attentive. Oysters were outstanding, wedge salad is awesome, Porterhouse is done perfectly, and their sides and desserts are decadent. Excellent all around five star... More 

Thank Gary W
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Great service with the Waitress having a full knowledge of what is to offer. Listen to their recommendations as it helps hugely. Food was amazing some of the best steak i have had. First class service, food and environment.

Thank Jamie T
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244 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

We were vising friends and decided to stop in for lunch. Ordinarily would not consider a steak house for lunch but took a chance and had a terrific meal. I enjoyed their version of a Cobb salad which was light and tasty. My wife enjoyed the shrimps and quinoa salad. The portions were ample and the service was excellent. A... More 

Thank Michael G
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Booked rezzie through open table and left notes that it was my one year anniversary. They hostess welcomed us with a no smile and as we were being seated we were told happy anniversary! Nice touch. Our server was dialed in. His pace and politeness was on point. Never missed a beat. Food was A+ across the board! My wife... More 

Thank Puma2323
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

The choices and the quality of the food was good. I had a New York strip (ordered medium) with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. I got my steak well done, but never got a chance to tell staff that was not as ordered and over done. Secondly, the waitress preferred the guests next to us in offering better service, such... More 

Thank Frank40489
Culver City
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

This steakhouse is situated right in the busiest parts of Santa Monica and I would avoid it at all costs because it's a tourist trap!!!! I came here for a birthday party on a Friday evening and had a few drinks at the bar before the party arrived. Ordered a Johnnie Walker black on the rocks knowing that it'll probably... More 

Thank Shengte Y
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Quick review Great if you want to push the boat out This is in the main a steak house and the menu reflects this. Set on the ocean front but it isn't a particularly great setting as the road in front is constantly congested with traffic, as is the pavement with people constantly passing. We ate in. I had French... More 

1 Thank Daisy D
Durham, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

We went here for lunch on our last day, Have to admit we probably ordered a little to much as we had problems eating it all, starters we had onion soup and green lentil with bacon soup and it was lovely, main meal I opted for the 14oz Ribeye with sweet potato fries and the wife wasn't sure what she... More 

1 Thank Trackerh
Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

Visit here every time in Santa Monica- Just one of our staples. The reservation process is right on track. They call to confirm and make you feel special when you arrive. Sitting outside is a real treat- Our waiter was very tall AND very pleasant- Best we have had over the years- Chris...shout out to you for making our night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 80
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201
    (Ocean Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-899-4466
BOA Steakhouse is a contemporary steakhouse, serving classic steakhouse fare with a twist. Urbanite modern setting where food and service are top notch and the ambiance is relaxed and fashionable. If you do not see the time you would like available online please call the restaurant and speak with a host.

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