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Obessed Dec 29, 2008 11:59 AM

I searched the boards...reviews of the Santa Monica location are mostly favorable, but I couldn't find much about the Hollywood location. Any thoughts or recent reviews?

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    Adsvino Dec 29, 2008 01:21 PM

    No love there. I would eat elsewhere.

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      RicRios Dec 29, 2008 01:27 PM

      No meat, no love ...

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      ExtraCheesePlease Dec 29, 2008 02:52 PM

      At its peak about 3-4 years ago, BOA Hollywood was a great place to go for a good steak, sides and cocktails (great lounge next door) but it's deteriorated quite a bit in the last few years. I think the huge sign announcing the move down the street for the last year or so doesn't help but the last few times I ate there, the quality of the meats and the produce seemed to have gone down severely. Service was still very good but I didn't feel like I got the value for what I was paying. I much prefer both Wolfgangs and Mastro's BH over BOA and I didn't feel that way 3-4 years ago.

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        Obessed Dec 29, 2008 04:04 PM

        Thanks for all the replies...that doesn't sound too promising. I have a gift certificate to this group of restaurants (Boa, Sushi Roku, Katana) so was thinking to use it at Boa Hollywood on NYE since it's walking distince but from the responses seems liek I should pick one of the other restaurants in the group. Thanks again!

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          ExtraCheesePlease Dec 29, 2008 05:59 PM

          I vote for Boa SM for the gorgeous view or Katana for the people watching and the patio.

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            Obessed Jan 16, 2009 10:33 AM

            I'm taking your advice Extracheese and we are trying Boa in Santa Monica tonight...I'll report back with a review. Thanks for the suggestion!

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              ExtraCheesePlease Jan 16, 2009 03:10 PM

              Definitely let me know. I was there about 3 weeks ago and had the bone-in filet. Excellent. Ask for Greg the GM. He's a good guy.

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                Obessed Jan 17, 2009 10:20 PM

                Thanks for the reco...we really enjoyed Boa. The service was great, the view was nice and relaxing. We started with the delicious, super garlicy caesar salad, then split the rib eye + king crab legs (added surf to the entree). The king crab legs were espeically huge & juicy. Side dishes included sauteed spinach and potato gratin. We skipped dessert, but they brought complimentary perfect sized chocolate cake bites which was a perfect ending. Thanks again; it was a great choice!

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          Adsvino Jan 6, 2009 08:56 AM

          Just heard they are moving into a new 13,000 (!) square foot space in Hollywood. Flop alert?

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            ExtraCheesePlease Jan 6, 2009 09:41 AM

            They are moving to Beverly Hills at the building across from Blowfish. That's the sign I was referring to in my earlier post. They have been "moving for almost a year. It's going be interesting to see if it does succeed, especially in this economy.

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              Adsvino Jan 6, 2009 12:51 PM

              Today was reported they are moving to another location in Hollywood. See pics attached.

              http://la.eater.com/archives/2009/01/...

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