Columbus >Personal Services > Boma
583 E Broad St, Columbus, OH | Directions 4321539.963591 -82.984967
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Neighborhoods: Downtown Columbus
Never Again!!!!!!! – The worst service ever! I sent several emails in regard to our experience & they did not even care enough to respond! It took 3 hours to get our meal. We called ahead for reservations & they seated us in the middle of a walkway. Our waiter quit in the middle of our dinning experience. When we asked if the bartender can make an apple martini (pretty basic drink); The waiters response was " is it on the menu". What a horrible excuse for an "upscale restaurant". They are positively the most pretentious people. That attitude will not work in Columbus. When we finally got our food it was cold. The birthday that we were celebrating was to receive a dessert. It NEVER came.
Great service and atmosphere – I had dinner with several friends Wed. night, my first time at BoMA. Went in with high expectations and was not disappointed. Our waiter was personable, knowledgeable and attentive. Wine selection was not great (like S&W or Burgundy Room), but good enough and quite reasonably priced. Menu choices were interesting and diverse to satisfy everyone; maybe a little heavy on seafood choices, which was fine with me. Food was high quality, artistically plated and absolutely delicious. Not a single one of us had any complaints with appetizers, salads or entrees. My wild salmon was done to perfection. We also succumbed to the desserts. Fire & Ice - awesome. No one should be concerned about the location - parking is plentiful and easy easy easy, especially with the availability of valet parking. When we finished dinner, we enjoyed the salsa music and dancing on the main floor and explored the other bar/seating areas. I highly recommend BoMA as a great alternative to the rather boring in comparison high end restaurants in town.
Every Aspect an Artistic Experience – I had a wonderful time at BoMA. I took my father out for dinner for his birthday and the waitstaff took excellent care of us. Our server Nick, I remember because my brother shares the same name. He was constantly attentive and always inquiring of our needs. I had the most succulent salmon I've ever tasted. The chef fused some usual but wonderful flavors together like bloodorange on the salmon. I've been to BoMA before for other functions including some fundraisers and I remember how the rooms always looked so elegant. The room with all the white leather furniture was especially gorgeous. They have drink there called the French Wh*re that's scrumptious (this website won't let me spell the word). My bartender even made me a second one at no cost when someone knocked my drink over. Hi highly recommend this place if your looking to go somewhere unusual with a great atmosphere. This would be a very romantic place too.
Really fun as long as it's not dead – Never eaten here or been at any other time besides Fri or Sat night. As a club I think this place is fun, the most fun out of places I've been in Columbus. It's big and roomy. Dance floor is large and doesn't get uncomfortably packed. Lighting effects are cool. Music is good, not too much hip hop and some trancy types of songs. Sometimes this place has a good number of people but occasionally it has been dead, so I've come to not rely on it. I like it a lot more than Arena places, namely Sugar and especially Spice. The crowd has been better here IMO. Staff seems ok, I haven't had probs with them or the bars. Prices are all right, typical of columbus. Bouncer seems ok, I don't know why people are complaining about him. When this place has a crowd it's hands down my fav columbus hotspot. Try it out.
Slow, loud, overpriced for what you get – Having eaten at BoMA for the first time, I am unimpressed. I doubt I will return anytime soon.
First of all, the service is terrible. Our waiter was almost nonexistant. Expect to spend long interminable periods sitting around wondering where your drinks, food, and bill are.
Second, the place doubles as a club at night, which I understand, but they turn on the music at like...8pm; when there isn't even any clubgoers there yet. It's extremely irritating when you're trying to enjoy a meal in a supposedly nice restaurant and you have to yell at the person sitting across from you.
On top of that, the entrees are are typically about $20-25 a plate, and what you actually get for that is very underwhelming. More than likely you will leave hungry if you came with any sort of appetite.
Interesting choice for Columbus diners – If you want trendy food, a quiet place to dine and have a conversation with your table mates, this is the place for you. Be prepared to spend $8 on each mixed drink and at least $20 on each main course. The hostess was downright rude when she found out we didn't have reservations; however, it's not like the place was packed. The actual waitstaff was pleasent, professional and prompt. The chef sent out complimentary appetizers to start the evening out. While I wouldn't go on a weekly basis, I would certainly think about it when I was in the mood for fine dining. It's on the same plane as M
Great place,good food and nice staff – I like the club.I love the staff, well most of them.Mr Starker you could be a little on the stand off mood at times.But I find the club to be awsome.I hope the people can get the concept of the dress code for you.The music is good most of the time. Wish people would dance when on the dance floor instead of standing on it and talking and drinking, after all it is called a dance floor for a reason.I find most are really enjoying themselfs and making new friends.I know I have and I love meeting new people.The door men seem to get a lot of bad rap, But remember their just doing what they are told by managment,so go a little easy on them ok.I wish the club all the best.Im sure your spring and summer will be a big hit.So best wishes from ME.
Coma, not BoMA – Boma is not a bar, as the trendy clever title would indicate. It is also, however, not a club. If it was, it would be called Coma. Ironically, it should be called Coma because after my first and last trip to this terrible place, I wished that I was in a Coma. Real clubs in places like NYC, Vegas, South Beach and LA have incredibly polite staff, and Coma had just the opposite. The bouncer was downright rude to me and my entire party, numerous times. The scene was pathetic. VIP was way too crowded and getting a drink was impossible. This isn't how VIP worked in Vegas. The dress code was non existent...Saturday night and you'd have girls in black dresses looking hot (reason I gave it a 2) next to guys wearing anything from Suits to Allen Iverson jerserys and backwards baseball hats. SERIOUSLY! I hear that anywhere from $1 million to $4 million went into this place...HA! Someone should be put into a Coma over that! My guess is they put $200,000 into the "bar" and bought 3 $1,000,000 pieces of art. And I bet the art is awful, too. I will never return to Coma.
Finally! A place in Columbus where rich people can go to feel important! – I've been to this place twice - once at dance club time and once at restaurant time - and was underimpressed with both.
Let's start with the dance club:
I don't know where the bouncers think they're from, but if it's Columbus, that's an insult to Columbus. They were rude to everyone I know who has been to this club. They even told one guy that he was "dressed a little too hip hop," but that he'd let him in this time. He didn't even specify no sneakers, no hats, no baggy shirts...
Oh thanks well in return, I think you look a little too ethnocentric and stuck up, but we'll come in and buy some drinks anyway.
Then inside the bar, there was boring pop music playing and the art was ok but there wasn't anything grabbing my attention. I will give them this: the cover isn't bad if you go before midnight, the rest of the interior was pretty cool (there were three different bars, a big dance floor, pretty furniture) and they have some good drinks that weren't badly priced.
Then, on Valentine's Day, I made the mistake of eating at their restaurant, where, for this special occasion, you couldn't order from the regular menu, but instead had to get their special four course meal at 75 bucks a pop. They never told us this when we were making reservations, and acted as if we shouldn't be surprised when we got there.
The food was fancy, but not 75 dollars worth of fancy, and I've eaten at the Peppercorn Duck Club (when that still existed), Bexley Monk, Haiku, Dragonfly, etc, all of which I would give good reviews. THEN, the kitchen messed up our order and we ended up staying there 3 hours.
So, what I gather is it's an OK dance club that could be great if it found better music, dressed up the interior a little more, and fired or at least retrained its bouncers; a lousy restaurant; and overall a place that's trying harder to be exlusive and snobby than it's trying to be a good source of food, atmosphere, and entertainment.
BoMA has potential – I loved the physical building, the art work and all the people that worked there. I was especailly happy to see valet and coat check (two things I feel EVERY club needs) The music wasn't great. The crowd also left a lot to be desired. The night I was there it seemed to be filled with people in their early thirties, trying desparately to be cool and failing.
But, overall, it has potential to be a great club. I look forward to giving it another chance in the future.
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