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BOCA
BOCA

BOCA Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bocacincinnati.com/
  • Phone: (513) 542-2022
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    Tuesday- 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    Wednesday - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    Thursday - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    Friday - 5:00pm to 11:00pm
    Saturday- 5:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Lieb
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Main and Walnut
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: BOCA offers valet parking directly in front of our restaurant. There is street parking on 6th street east of the restaurant and on Main street. There are lots available on Walnut just south of 6th street on both the east and west sides of the street.

A word from BOCA
Boca is Chef David Falk's ode to Europe. It is a one of a kind dining experience marrying world-class, chef driven cuisine with gracious service at an affordable price point. Boca's design couples contemporary european and american stylings with touches of rusticity in an airy urban space. The elegant and inviting surroundings welcome guests for an afternoon cocktail, a small bite before a great show at nearby theaters, a casual dinner with friends, or a luxurious night out in Cincinnati. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a nice table with a banquette looking out into the main dining room. The menu is limited but creative. Some dishes allow for both "tasting" and "full" portions and our server encouraged us to order multiple items and share. Both the grilled romaine and caramelized brussels sprout salads were very good. Entrees were the "tasting" of the salmon and full order of the pork loin. Both were delicious and well prepared, although the pork loin had to be sent back to be rewarmed. Even the "full" portions are small and the "tastings" are just that - tastes. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. It is pricey for what you get but a worthwhile splurge for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "If you are looking for an out of this world dining experience visit BOCA. The ambience and service were exceptional, and the food was outstanding! One major highlight is that you can order half portions of all the major dishes, which allows you to taste multiple items on the menu without having to order a single entree! The wine selection is exquisite as well!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Fine dining includes it all-- exceptional food, wonderful service and fashionable elegance."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our first visit to Boca after moving to Cincy. We were super excited after friends and coworkers raved about the food. Several people told me to "get the Brussels sprouts." Well after eating them I must say I don't get the Brussels sprouts. They were mushy and grayish-green. Like the ones that come from a can except softer. Not carmelized as billed. My beet salad was same old same old. Beets, nuts, vinaigrette. Yawn. I ordered seared salmon with sweet corn sauce. The sauce was super great but the salmon was so soft I asked the server if it had been poached. My girl's dinner was good - corn ravioli but the portion was tiny. Our server was sweet but not very attentive and brought us the wrong drinks. Anyway live and learn."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our server, Brooke, was outstanding, and her helping staff was as well. Brooke had wonderful recommendations for how the different foods could be brought out. There were 4 of us and we all were ordering different items, so her suggestions were quite helpful and worked beautifully. The only slightly negative comment I have about Boca is that it is hard to fill up a 22 year old boy!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The ambience was a perfect balance of energy and relaxed. Our food selections were spot on with a different yet very flavorful taste. We tried different dishes which we usually would have passed on, but were very pleased with our choices. Look forward to going again!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "You have to understand my husband likes a lot of food. I had been to Bocas's with girlfriends before a show and almost all of us ordered the smaller portions. It was perfect to go to a show and sit with out feeling uncomfortable. I warned him he needs to order a full portion in certain items. I ordered the full portion filet and he had the pork. We shared to experience all what we both ordered. OMG we were stuffed along with the carmelized brussel sprouts, salad, & bread. We really enjoyed it. We had received a gift card from our son & wife for Christmas. I love the upstairs felt very romantic and dreamy. Restrooms are fun! We didn't know you had a parking lot-only bad part of evening we parked close where the shooting was."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I had dinner with my wife the other night. It was our wedding anniversary and I was hoping for a very special experience. Boca hit it out of the park! Everything was over the top...great service, wine, dinner and the decor was very cool. Big change from the former place (Maisonette). I will be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Downtown Cincinnati is alive and well. Their food choices are fantastic and BOCA was outstanding. It's a perfect downtown location and within walking distance from many of the downtown hotels. I'll be back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Boca and it did not dissapoint us. The surroundings, service and to top it all off the food was just amazing. I know that this is a place that my wife and I will want to frequent in the future."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our server and the folks who assisted her were outstanding. Very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My fiancé and I had a simply amazing experience. The staff was great and very helpful in explaining the menu. The food was delicious and the drinks were great! Nothing else to say but, we will be going back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had dinner here for my anniversary and it was our first time going to BOCA. The food was absolutely fantastic! Server was very nice and answered any questions we had. Wine/cocktail list was very diverse and there was something for everybody! Amazing experience and I will be going back!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Highly recommend if visiting Cincinnati. Excellent food. Excellent service. Considerate of those with allergies. Gluten free menu. Elegant and casual at the same time. Dont know how they do it. Great atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary in grand style with Boca's tasting menu. Everything was fantastic and the service was superb."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "BOCA continues to live up to its reputation. Terrific food....even better service. David was a great host (server is an inadequate term)!!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "First time at Boca. Well worth it. It was our anniversary and EVERY single person that we interacted with congratulated us with a "happy anniversary". Complimentary champagne as well. We were waited on by Sidenie (sp?) - she was excellent. Food - top notch. Tuna Crudo - awesome. Grilled Caesar - fantastic. Braised Brussels Sprouts were also great. I got the amish chicken (i usually go for seafood or steak, but I went for chicken) - totally worth it. best chicken i've had. great risotto. Wife got the filet - wonderfully done. Great drink menu too. WILL be going back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "They made it right, but when you tell someone its your 15 yr anniversary, you'd think they would seat you at a quiet table- not one of the 2-toppers right on top of someone else, under a fan. My husband was ignored at the bar, (literally, my drink was served, and they still didn't ask him what he wanted) and it wasn't until we complained they gave us the customer service we deserved. For as many restaurants as are downtown, I've been treated better elsewhere. The food was really good, but by then, it didn't really matter."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A lovely dining experience for a reasonable price. We ate upstairs where its quiet, but the bottom floor is where the main action is and seemed noisy. A small menu, but the quality is great. Servers wear jeans--not at all like the Maisonette! Definitely recommend it. Make sure to reserve early since it's a bit hard to get a table. We will return for sure."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wish portions bigger . Everything was perfection! Chicken and Brussels sprouts amazing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Time and time again, I am amazed at the consistently excellent job the folks at Boca do! There is no equal in Concinnati for food and service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Dinner was delicious. We had 2 of the house cocktails this time, and they were a great start. The small plates make it easy to experience more of the menu. Service by Jennifer was impeccable and we love the overall ambiance. Yes - it can be noisy and the main room can be chilly, but overall, there is no other restaurant in town where I would rather go for this kind of meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to have a "Staycation" last week and go to places we have always wanted to try. We had been to Boca when in Oakley years back and loved it. What a fantastic idea to bring to downtown! The atmosphere and decor amazing and inviting. The staff very professional in a relaxed way and attentive. The food was so delicious and unique! We had 4 half portions and perfect way to sample the menu. We left full, but not stuffed which is how I prefer it! Definitely worth the money and we will be back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was very good, the service excellent, wine list was also outstanding. You have to speak up so may not be perfect for a romantic dinner but the ambiance is great and so is the restaurant decor/architecture."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our party of four was eager to try Boca as we hadn't been to the new location. I was surprised at the lack of presentation of the food. The portions are small whether whole or half plates. My entree fish came on a completely empty white platter; sauce was later poured over it. There was not one garnish, sprig of parsley or vegetable added to the plate. Bread is on the menu at $2.00. The best part of the dinner was the dessert. Our party of four were each delighted with their delicious dessert. The rest of the meal was very average."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This restaurant is beautiful! I am not one for decor as much as I am for the cuisine, but this restaurant is doing great things all around. The flavors of the dishes ordered at our table were well balanced, and the presentation was impeccable. Service was top notch, and our server's knowledge of the food ingredients and preparations was very impressive. If Boca's intent was to interpret many different dishes from Europe, I truly feel they have succeeded. I am glad to see the Queen City's restaurant scene growing, and look forward to my next visit. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful gastronomic experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Boca called on Friday to remind me of the reservation. I thought I had made it for 7:00 p.m. on Open Table, and that is what I had on my calendar and had told the guests we were dining with. I called them and left a message of the change that the Boca lady said was 7:30. They didn't get the message, and came at 7:00, and were seated immediately, even though the person who called me said there was nothing available at 7:00. So, they waited 30 minutes for us. This was very embarrassing, and should not have happened. This situation certainly detracted from the enjoyment of the evening which we had been looking forward to for quite some time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We love Boca! They do everything right. The food, service and atmosphere are wonderful. Even their bathrooms are interesting."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the service was discrete and knowledgeable. Deserves to be rated among the finest restaurants in Cincinnati. Only negatives, portion size is smallish and deserts are not up to the caliber of the rest of the meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Superb food, amazing flavors, attractive space, attentive service (if a bit rushed). We enjoyed the "small plates" format so we could try more things, all of them interesting, innovative, and delicious. Conversation was hard, though, because of the noise and bustle."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My family and I had a great dinner at BOCA. The service was terrific, food was great and the there was a great selection of wine. Everything is good on the menu. Get the candy bar for dessert. Just get one for the table as it is rich but damn good."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The menu is simple and is "italian inspired" but closer to french in terms of sophistication and pairings with sauces. You can have a half portion of any dish which is great to be able to taset many things. Portions are moderate and wine list is very good. The atmosphere is particularly warm and inviting with a beautiful chandleier, leather seats and a sort of "restoration hardware decor"."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Every ingredient could be tasted. It melted in our mouths and made us applaud the chef. The service was also superb"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The individual items we ordered were tasty. They all came out beautifully prepared. The pommes Soufflées were amazing. The front room was extremely noisy but the back room was a little quieter. Menu choices all sounded interesting and loved the tasting size option. We mentioned it was my husband's birthday and when we ordered dessert, his came out with a candle :). We will try it again with friends but wouldn't go for a romantic evening.."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Wonderful food, drink prices over the top, excellent service"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The idea of tasting plates for all the entrees is a great one as you can sample a variety of things and not have to over eat. Everything was tasty and artistically presented. Very pricy however. Glad we had a large gift card."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We have been loyal Boca customers since their Northside days and we always enjoy the food however, we could not wait to get out of there last Saturday night for two reasons: 1) We were freezing. The air was on so high that I was shivering. Even my husband who is never cold was bothered. We went to have coffee and dessert elsewhere. 2) We sat in the middle tables but we could not have a decent conversation because we were so far away from each other. It was not intimate nor conducive for conversation."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "While the food, setting and most everything else on our visit to BOCA was great, the service was less than desired at a restaurant of this caliber. Our server forgot about us and the two tables next to us in favor of two tables that seemed to be ordering a lot of drinks. We never heard about any specials, never had any refills on drinks, and never were asked about our meal once the food came out and he disappeared for long periods of time. Once we only ordered a single glass of Rose' at the beginning we seemed to be second class customers. The final frustrating part of this was we could see and hear the wonderful service other tables were getting from the staff while we were ignored by our server."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I read plenty of reviews before making my reservation so I knew what to expect. The decor was very elegant and inviting. The entire staff was wonderful and friendly. The food was very good, but I wasn't really blown away by it."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Disappointing food selection...boring menu and my dish was incredibly salty."
    Dined on 6/14/2014