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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
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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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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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 237 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 

Thank ANN S
Champlin, Minnesota
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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Boa is always a good idea. The Chilean sea bass was wonderful as was the steak of course. There's this honey goat cheese baklava appetizer that is crazy good. So fresh and yummy!

Thank Got_too_many_dogs
Vancouver, BC
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We needed lunch right quick after a long walk from Venice Beach and visit to Santa Monica Pier and happened upon this place by accident. What a nice surprise! I am used to overpriced, crappy food from beachfront restos, (certainly the norm in my hometown of Vancouver, BC) but this food was cheaper than home, and delicious! The waiter was... More 

Thank drbecca
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

We visited for a lunch on a Saturday. We did not have the steaks that they are renowned for but opted for burgers and salads and a dessert. All were excellent and very well presented. Price was not over the top and the service was excellent. They had a large party of over 50 booked in but we were still... More 

Thank charles r
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

I went to Boa for a business dinner in March 2015. The service was highly (overly?) attentive, and the waitress clearly had tasted every item on the menu as well as knowing the wine list quite well. The food is quite good - my filet mignon was cooked to perfection, although the green vegetables (spinach, brocollini, asparagus) were all overcooked... More 

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157 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

The food is mostly steaks and seafood, but very good. The prices are high for entrees anywhere from 39 dollars and up. I would say try but is seems high go at happy hour! Enjoy but go to the pier when in the area.

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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
US$17 - US$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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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