BOCA
BOCA

BOCA

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bocacincinnati.com/
  • Phone: 5135422022
  • 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, Italian, French
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
BOCA reviews from OpenTable diners
347 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (290)fit for foodies (271)romantic (218)notable wine list (176)hot spot (137)good for groups (70)neighborhood gem (65)vibrant bar scene (39)late-night find (15)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    First time, amazing experience! Lived the Bolognese and the Salmon, yes tried two dishes cause they have this wonderful tasting portion!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For Special Days
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Beautiful food and delicious. Well planned menu worth the big number on the check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BOCA is a rare find
    streetwise
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This restaraunt was high quality through and through from the ambiance to the food and the service was outstanding. I took my wife here recently for our wedding anniversary we both had the Filet BOCA which was basically a steak oscar style and it was delicious. The deserts were also awesome and the wine list and choices were expansive. Would never hesitate to recommend this to anyone looking for everything they could possibly want in a special occasion dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to Boca for a special occasion, so needless to say, I was optimistic walking through the door. I had heard that the food was exceptional, and this proved to be the case. That said, upon entering the restaurant, I found the reception staff dismissive and outright oblivious. After confirming our reservation, we stood in place for about 5 minutes before informing them that we were headed to the bar. During this time, they failed to acknowledge that we were just sort of loitering there. We found two seats at the bar, pulled up, and again... waited. No menus, no acknowledgement, no nothing. We sat for another 5 minutes. We did not order a drink. So, 10 minutes in, and zero hospitality extended... Not a good start.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Front desk less than impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our nonchalant greeting and perfunctory deposit at a table were more than made up for by the best food in the city and an excellent server. When I tries to expand our original reservation for two to four, I had been told we couldn't expand our party. But, we were sat at a table for four! I'd recommend some front of the house training to ensure this stays a five star experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Dining Experience
    DirkDiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Awesome environment of class, sophistication, service, quality, and high energy - oh yeah, and excellent menu and food quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    Steven
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food was generally good, but portions are very small for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breath of fresh air
    Gr8food
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The first 2 courses blew us away. If you are a foodie, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jl600
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was fantastic! I had the grilled romaine and the filet. The portions are small though.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best tuna ever!
    Kentucky
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Solid dining experience, food was almost as pretty as it was tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar
    Phoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wonderful in every aspect. Server Todd was especially knowledgeable and expertly guided us in an unforgettable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It is always great to have dinner at Boca, but we learned something on this evening. It's much more romantic and quiet upstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exciting dining!
    Margo428VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    BOCA offers great, imaginative cuisine, a beautiful setting and very lively experience. Our first-floor server(Jennifer?) was great, attentive and knowledgeable. The Brussels sprouts, corn ravioli and filet BOCA were great. The tasting portions are small (particularly the filet for $19. It can get noisy but it's great fun being there amid such vibrancy. I can't think of another place like it in Cincy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date Night
    AmyG
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at Boca last Thursday evening and it was amazing. Attention was given to every detail, and it made our date night feel extra special!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Caracascris
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    incredible food, great atmosphere and service. Great place for a special ocassion. would recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Polly
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent food!! Great service. Can't wait to eat at Boca again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before the Play!
    welovetoeat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent food and atmosphere! Server provided great service, spent time reviewing the menu and ensuring food allergies were accommodated. The cheesecake was very light.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • downtownerVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Just wonderful! Can be recommended to anyone for any occasion or time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service...Great Food
    DeligtedDinersVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Again I had an exceptional meal at BOCA...and our server, Todd was up to matching the food w/exceptional service. We all love the fact that you have the choice between the small & large plate option on most of the menu items. Perfect way to sample a very creative menu...particularly since I'm notorious for ordering my dinner off the appetizer menu. We loved the fact that we weren't rushed...even though we could only get a 5:00 reservation. Absolutely would recommend this restaurant. Also would love to have one of the seats at the kitchen bar sometime - would be so much fun & I'm sure educational.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great concept and execution
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food was excellent, the service top notch and the concept of allowing the diner a choice of portion size is refreshing and innovative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy 13th Anniversary Boca!
    EnjoyableVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    After 13 years of eating at Boca from Northside to Oakley to downtown, we were fortunate to be surprised by having reservations on their 13th Anniversary. David Falk went out of his way to make everyone in the restaurant feel special. What a treat! We all had fabulous meals and drinks--I am still thinking about the Manhattans--and an incredible experience. Thank you, David!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Saratoga
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    A very pleasurable dining experience. The food was outstanding and the service was immpecable!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What an experience!
    Frisch
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 2yr anniversary by dining at Boca and taking a seat at the Chef's bar. Watching the cooks prepare meals for everyone was quite the experience. The cooks even helped us decide on what items we chose for dinner. Boca's menu offers tasting sized portions and full sized portions of most of their items. At the suggestion of our waiter, Benjamin, we decided on an assortment of tasting sized portions. It was the best way for us to try several of the beautifully prepared and tasty dishes. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a top notch experience in dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Boca/New Boca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We haven't dined at Boca since the Northside days...we wish we had for the food's sake. We didn't want to endure the wannabe crowds from the HP scene, but we lost out on the decision by missing the amazing food. It's hard to beat the chef's preparation, presentation and overall taste, especcially for my wife being a vegetarian. Well done, and lesson learned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great dinner!
    Ann54
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is my second time dining at Boca. I was not disappointed. The food was amazing and I was glad I could try different items on the menu. I LOVE that many of the offerings can be ordered in half portions. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    JonV
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We at at 8:45 on a Friday. Seated right away. Warm atmosphere. Able to carry a conversation even though they were busy. Barry our server was very attentive, but not intrusive. We never waited long for each course. Food was great- salmon was wonderful. Nice wine selection. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing dining
    JenB
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The highest quality meal I've had in Cincinnati. Decor was fantastic, smells were divine, and service was top notch. I felt like I was back in the big city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Cincyfoodscene
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We enjoyed our 2nd visit to Boca. Food and service are excellent. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • from the burbs to the city
    Mariah
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    always a fan of boca, we were anxious to try the new location which is totally lovely. somehow i missed the warmth and energy of the old place. the food also, although very good, just missed the mark in some of our dishes we felt. grilled caesar, always a favorite, was a bit bland. mine is actually better. what happened to the donuts?
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All-around amazing
    beerlovesfood
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had dinner at Boca for our 10th anniversary. The staff all treated us like royalty. The mealwas easily the best we've had in Cincinnati and one of the best we've had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    whitty
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We went to Boca for our 10th wedding anniversary. The staff was very attentive and incredibly friendly and authentic. And the food exceeded our expectations through each course. We both agreed that we made the perfect choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't decide what to eat?
    Sammy
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Then this is the best restaurant for you! There are literally no rules to how you order. We tried 5 different dishes that came to the same as a one meal portion size. Everything was delicious! So many unique flavor combinations and a great atmosphere. We'll definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Boca, but...
    Sunny
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Loved our meals....only complaint was in the clam-sausage risotto, everything was minced too finely. I would have liked nice chunks of clam and sausage. It was borderline too salty too. Chicken risotto was outstanding, as was the panna cotta. Crab salad was supposed to have ruby red grapefruit, but it was white grapefruit. The red was needed for color. But I love this place, and our very cute young blonde waiter.!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine+Food Pairing = Perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We left our food and wine pairing up to the house. Great choice on our part. Every course we ooooed and ahhhed, thinking there was no way they could top the last, but of course, they did. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. The wine selection with the food was spot on. Overall, a foodies dream come true.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always incredible
    heroVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Terrific as always! Perfect place to celebrate! Love going here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What can you say?
    lovegreatfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What can you say? BOCA is our favorite place for delicious food in Cincinnati! It was a Birthday celebration - each dish was so tasty, everything was so perfect and we felt extra special! Our server Nicole is just the best! What can you say?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect night!
    tlrc61
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was my first visit to Boca and will definitely return. The food was fantastic, perfect portion sizes, wine list was great - the menu was not overwhelming, perfect selection size. Love the seasonal menu, can't wait to see the winter menu! Service was awesome!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Boca is a great location for celebrating a special occassion! We tried the Entree and Wine flight and weren't disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good dining experience
    cincydiner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    BOCA has big shoes to fill - both their own from their Madison Ave location and the current home, the old Maisonette site, downtown. The restaurant acquitted itself well on both fronts. The food was satisfying and flavorful - the service attentive, but not stuffy. I'll go back, but not too soon, so as not to spoil the magic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!
    AddendumVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Simply a perfect experience, the decor, the service, the food…all impeccable, polished and flawless. Bravo Boca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.