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
337 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (285)fit for foodies (262)romantic (213)notable wine list (170)hot spot (125)good for groups (72)neighborhood gem (62)vibrant bar scene (35)late-night find (17)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (5)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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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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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
  • Probably the best meal of my life!
    erinsw
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our second time at Boca but our first time at the new location. Food and service with unbelievable. We started with the Blue Fin Crudo with Avocado and it was absolutely amazing. Super fresh, perfect texture, and beautiful presentation. We also tried the carmelized brussels sprouts with a scallop (we have had these before and loved them). They were perfectly seasoned and the scallop was cooked to perfection. We also tried the tasting portion of the seasonal Sweet Corn Agnolotti (spelling?) This was on recommendation from our server and we are so glad we took his advice! Absolutely melt in your mouth. As an entree my husband had the salmon and I had the Filet Boca. Boca Candy bar dessert was phenomenal. You gotta try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic
    DinnerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is excellent although small for the price. The ability to combine small portions is nice for those that can't decide. Wine is really expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JudiVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Glad to score a last minute reservation- went early for drinks and we were seated early. Great food, love the small plates for tasting. Impeccable service, beautiful ambiance. Perfect dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonymous
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a great time! The restaurant itself was quite noisy, however, we were still able to maintain a conversation. The food was fantastic! The service was impeccable without making us feel intimidated. That's always a plus! My only true complaint is that we were sitting at a table with metal chairs. These were so cold - they never warmed up. That was a bit distracting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef's Counter a Must!
    Paulb
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a wonderful birthday meal at the Chef's Counter on a Friday night. Service was top notch, food was excellent, and libations hit the spot. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Woolums0928
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Surprised my husband for his birthday, the staff sat us at a wonderful table. The place is gorgeous and the food is AMAZING!!! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thomast
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent as always. This is currently the best restaurant in Cincinnati.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Holy Boca
    crashdavis36
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I do dinners in Cincinnati with physicians frequently but this was my first experience with Boca. I will definitely be coming back. Everything from the ambiance, to the service, to the food was absolutely perfect. Barry, our server, did a tremendous job working through the menu in stages. This was the best was to eat at Boca. From the Brussels sprouts and tuna, to the ravioli and risotto, to the main course. I don't think there could be one bad thing on the menu. I will of course have to find out by going back soon and try something different. Cheers to the chefs in their open kitchen for cooking sheer perfection and to the wait staff for making it all perfect. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Millerheating
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a great time as always. Food and service was great!
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food, wine and service were all outsanding. Loved the option of the tasting portions so I could try several dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding, as always
    OTR2VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, great service, beautiful setting. Always a treat.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, excellent food
    Tdanese
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Server excited you as he went threw the menu. As if he has enjoyed it. We will come back to try other items on the menu. It was a great night for my wife and I
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    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boca = Awesome
    SunDevil
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazing food, service, and atmosphere! My wife and I just moved here from Phoenix, and this place and Sotto seem to be the only true culinary experiences in the city.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING!!!
    GwenVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I've dined at the best restaurants all over the world. Who would have thought that one of the best restaurants would be in Cincinnati Ohio. First, I was impressed by the tiny tray of finishing sea salt at each table. The menu was not run-of-the-mill. The dishes & food combinations were well thought out and paired. The grilled Caesar salad's dressing was worth the price of admission. I wanted white wine. My server, Brook (who was fantastic), asked me what type of wine I preferred. I told her bone dry white. She brought 3 wine glasses & placed them in front of me. I was confused. Am I in for a wine tasting??? Yes. She brought me 3 different whites. I like that! Yes, offer your customers a little extra. It goes a long way. Go BOCA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We did the tastings and every dish was amazing. We had the brussel sprouts to start and it was delicious. We then had the angliotti; the home made pasta was delicate and complex flavor. The branzino was moist and sweet and cooked to perfection. The lamb was tender and flavorful. Service was top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stickman
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent service, excellent food. Will definitely go back with friends for a great evening out.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Suebee1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    All aspects of our dinner were very well done. The staff is professional, attentive and friendly. Presentation of dishes is elegant but not excessive. Most impressive is the food which is wonderful with complex and dimensioned flavors. Half plates are offered for many entrees which allows you to try more dishes. The menu is updated periodically so offerings change. Our cost for two with wine, small plates, full entrees, tip was $180.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Foodfan06
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was incredible and the service to match! When they realized we were celebrating our anniversary we were treated to a complimentary champagne toast. Everything snout our experience was nothing short of outstanding!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night!
    Our2girlz
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We celebrated our 21st anniversary at Boca this weekend and every aspect was amazing. From a perfectly concocted martini, to seating us at table # 21, to our knowledgable server (David) who made some spot-on recommendations ....the evening was perfect. But don't just wait for a special occasion, Boca is also ideal for large groups and girls' nights out! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING Food!!
    Triciap21
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Boca was the perfect place to celebrate two birthdays. The food was unbelievable and the service was great. I will absolutely go back again!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, and service!
    frisky
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had the carmelized brussel sprouts which were the best brussel sprout dish I ever had. Enjoyed the twist on the grilled romaine. Poached fish was very flavorful. Would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions. Portions not big, but very flavorful and filling. Very enjoyable. Nice, very attentive server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely perfect
    Jadeontherun
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Everything about this place is special. So much thought goes into every aspect of the restaurant, creating a very satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The legend continues
    Bruno
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One steps out of the Midwest at Boca. With fresh pastas that rank among the finest I've ever had in some of the best restaurants in Italy and second courses that are more of the same, one gets the sense that he or she is somewhere across the pond or perhaps in a hot spot in San Francisco or New York. In Italian, the word I would use to describe Boca is "ottimo."
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to return!
    BocaBurgerJunkie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sophisticated atmosphere without pretense. Staff could not have been nicer. Drop dead gorgeous decor at a surprisingly affordable price. Yes, they have expensive wines, but you can get great wines in the $35 to $45 range. And the menu is available in half portions if you eat light or just want to try several dishes. Dining in the space that was La Maisonette that reigned supreme for several decades, they pay homage by offering the pains taking pommels soufflé in reverence. Yum! You will be sorry if you do not order them! And, surprisingly, we ordered the burger as one of our dishes. Well, all I can say is that I just wanna go back and sit at the bar and have what was the best burger ever with a side of those hollow fries!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was outstanding and the decor was well balance. The food was good but overpriced.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here
    JtrooVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was a fun meal for our first time here. Our drinks were delicious. Our server was nice although he sort of cut us off before we could finish ordering our appetizers. The food made up for it though and it came out quickly (we were there at 9pm on a Friday night). The pommes souffles are just so fun and then the caramelized brussels sprouts and beet and goat cheese salad were good starters. We gave in also got tastings of the pasta and entrees so we tried the sweet corn and the pea and lobster pastas and the branzino and filet. We loved the pastas and filet. The branzino was good but not as exciting. And of course we got dessert...the candy bar was like gourmet snickers...amazing! It was definitely pricey but worth the one visit.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic