BOCA

4.9
3374 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary European
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. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3374 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.9
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarolineI
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would have loved the private room for my party. I think the noise level is a touch loud out in the main room and the dining room worse. I’d suggest bringing the music level down.

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NathanW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night reuniting with friends. Boca did a great job of presenting the surprise gift to my wife which tipped of a wonderful evening. Peter was fantastic and directed us to amazing food and wine. It was nice to be back after so many months away! I can’t wait for my next meal there.

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viptheWYLIEone
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding in every way! The food was incredible and David is THE BEST server in the industry!!! We already can’t wait to go back! Thank you for a perfect evening!

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BrianS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server thoroughly went through the menu giving several suggestions. We followed his advice and I am so glad we did. Everything was fantastic from the craft cocktails to the always amazing brussel sprouts. I can’t say enough good things about the food which was rivaled by the service. THANK YOU!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had dinner here and really enjoyed our dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Off the charts incredible food and experience! Carnival for your taste buds!

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tommyj11
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just a meal, a dining experience. Best of everything. Food, service and atmosphere.

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Ishyahy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat, very good service! The vegan options, though small are the best veggies in downtown.

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vipKimm
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As usual the food was fantastic. A bit frustrated with the bill as a glass of wine was substituted for another without asking and the cost was $5 more than the one I ordered. Also, got the three scoops of ice cream/sorbet and got charged additional $2, I guess for putting one of the scoops in a separate bowl? Both of the above felt a bit wrong given the price you're paying for the meal. Won't keep me from coming back, but I will make sure I watch more closely and ask questions before making a request.

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KristinH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the food was outstanding.

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Cossak
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was wonderful. The sweeping staircase and chandelier are stunning. The staff provides an enviable combination of respectful yet engaging and fun. The food was really superb with texture, presentation and taste melding to make an unforgettable experience. Definitely the best meal we've had for several years!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We enjoyed the food a ton!! However for the price of everything I would have thought the waiter would have been a little nicer/ welcoming. Seemed like he was annoyed to be working our table

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Andy
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good but overpriced food. Hard to justify these prices in the Cincy market.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Service was very slow. The new menu is drastically over priced and everything was very very salty. Not the typically experience I’ve had previously. Won’t return until back to normal food portions.

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vipNmmm
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BOCA is perfect for special occasions or a romantic date night. The service is impeccable and the menu is carefully crafted by their culinary team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful, in particular Seth who took care of us. His knowledge of the men, his recommendations, for each course, and his sense of humor made for a delicious meal and a delightful evening. The meal was one of subtle flavors and combinations that we had not experienced before. All wonderfully prepared.

This was an A+ meal and experience, well worth the money.

Thank you Boca!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BOCA was phenomenal. Every item we ordered was delicious and was packed full of flavor. The service was tremendous and Christine did a great job explaining the menu and recommending some of the highlights. I would come back again and again.

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LibbyW
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing else really compares to the Boca experience! We love our city and the wonderful restaurants, but we always compare to Boca. Service, dining experience, flavors, ambiance, cocktails, wine recommendations....every aspect is superb! This was our second time with Bisert--he's outstanding!

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KevinK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boca represents the best culinary experience in Cincinnati!

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RajM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Boca followed the COVID guidelines and we like the ambience and food. It's our first outing in over 12 months to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BOCA sets the bar for fine dining in Downtown Cincinnati. My husband and I chose to celebrate our anniversary dinner at BOCA and the restaurant far exceeded our expectations. By far the most memorable and spectacular meal that we have shared together.
Our server, Nicole, was wonderful and we are so thankful for her menu recommendations and attention to detail throughout the evening. We would not change a thing about our wine and dinner selections and are already looking forward to returning again soon. For reference we chose a bottle of the house cabernet, Heron 2018, pommes soufflés with house bearnaise, as well as the BOCA oysters to start off with. We enjoyed the filet with king crab, coquilles l’assiette, and the house specialty brussel sprouts as our entree. We capped off the meal with the “candy bar” for dessert. True perfection! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Service. Food. Unmatched.

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Happyday
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an incredible restaurant. Great food. Great service and just plain fun to go to.

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ScottD
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were somewhat disappointed. Obviously since COVID formats change, but the latest iteration is a bit to formal for our tastes. Because everyone knows what Coquilles "L'Assiette" is, we had to use your phone to translate many of the selections, that was a turn off. The food is fantastic, the service was spot on. Just didn't seem to have the same charm it did a few years ago, felt stuffy and pretentious.

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

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AndyC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Told them my wife and I are vegan and ask that they make about 5 courses for us and was not disappointed. The Romanesco was phenomenal and the Coconut sorbet was probably the best sorbet I have ever had. The price was about what we expected for an upscale restaurant.

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Cincyroadtrippinggormet
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an exceptionally incredible dining experience! Everything was on point. The cocktails, the service, the food, and the exceptional desserts are all why this is our favorite. You all have never disappointed us, and we thank you!!

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Coco
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE the ambience of Boca. It is my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. And am so glad the have opened again after a short hibernation period during covid. All dishes eaten at my table were delicious.

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Valarie
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and a waiter that was kind, knowledgeable, and cheery. I did order something and got a different dish, didn't say anything because I'm an introvert and it was good so it didn't matter in the end.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful night at BOCA! I love it here for special occasions, absolutely delicious and totally worth the occasional splurge.

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vipTyler
Cincinnati
66 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual. New menu is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely polite and detail oriented. They remembered small details from my reservation and mad great food recommendations

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viplany
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very very good experience. Excellent service, exquisite food, the perfect place for a special occasion.

We were seated on one of the long communal tables and very close to the kitchen. At first, I thought this was unlucky, but as the evening progressed, we were able to watch the cooks in action and the show was impressive.

Hamachi crudo - excellent, gnocchi - excellent, the amish chicken dish was supremely good, the halibut dish was solid although maybe the least "special" of everything we ordered....and for desert we had the "candy bars" which were a high class version of a milky way maybe? Layers of nougat, brownie, nuts or caramel, I'm not doing it justice in my description but the candy bar was amazing.

Really really enjoyable meal. Not cheap! But worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong at Boca. Amazing and artistic food and great atmosphere

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chrisa
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we visited on valentines day for a pre selected menu. We were seated quickly and our server was right there from the start and gave incredible service the entire time. He made great suggestions and described several meals and drinks that helped us decided what to get. Our food was fabulous and the timing was great to allow for great talks in between courses.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved BOCA! We were so impressed with the server’s explanations of the menu and it was so fun to get out and explore Cincinnati together!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a party of 8, many dishes were sampled and they were all delicious! The ambiance at a high top near the kitchen was perfect.

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vipsusanw
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was delicious and beautifully presented by attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. Fantastic wine list. So why the heck would management allow the coffee to be sub standard and not offer Expresso?!?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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BOCA is rated 4.9 stars by 3374 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.