BOCA

4.9
2584 reviews
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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 in Cincinnati.
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JB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Robert was an outstanding server. He explained the history of the restaurant and the menu in detail. The small plates and the beef wellington were exceptional. The 2 pasta dishes were good but not exceptional. Overall, it was a great anniversary dinner.

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PW
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BOCA - World Class restaurant. Loved all things about BOCA.

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D
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boca is always a top notch meal with top notch service! I am no stranger to this restaurant having dined there at lest 15 times

When I am in Cincinnati Boca is always first or second on my list

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SJ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BOCA is a step back in time to when the Maisonette occupied the same space. Their French-Italian cuisine, coupled with the ambiance combine to make it a wonderful experience.

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MS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Venue is an excellent atmosphere conducive to business conversations, in particular the upstairs section. With low to moderate noise, my team and I were able to have open, direct conversation without having to raise voice or press to listen. The decor and ambiance are top notch, and the food is fantastic. Perfect location for business related event of fine dining.

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CB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David was wonderful!! Very knowledgeable and great recommendations. Great night for us!! Thank you!

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AK
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great!!

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K
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service with old classics with a new twist. Definitely a special occasion place. Each menu item is thought out with very nice presentation. We sat upstairs and was not as loud as downstairs. The wine list has something for everyone. We went early on a Saturday evening and was a bit slow for our entrees but the sommelier came over and refreshed both of our wines as a token of apology. That was a nice touch. It’s not stuffy but definitely an occasion type spot. Will come back for sure!

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AJ
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I were in town for a night and had dinner at BOCA. I had made the reservations based solely off its reviews and photos (I LOVED the red door entrance!) and I am so happy we tried it out. We have named it one of our top 5 favorite restaurants. The hosts were kind and welcoming and even asked about our weekend plans, which they shared with our server who also brought them up to us - such a thoughtful gesture. I love open kitchens and we were seated close enough to watch the chefs in action. The decor is stunning, the chandelier gives the place such a classy feel, and I really wish we lived closer because I think we would be regulars at the bar! We had the Pommes Soufflées to start which were a conversation piece in themselves. We dubbed them "empty french fries", but in a loving way! And to serve them with béarnaise - YUM! For appetizers, I had the Bibb salad which was very light and refreshing and my fiancé had a tasting of the Fusilli al Ragù di Carne which was incredibly delicious. For dinner, I was thrilled to see an escargot dish on their menu. I love escargot, but would never think of having it in a pasta - what a great idea! To be honest, I have no idea what the green sauce was, and I was too busy enjoying it to ask, but it was incredible. My fiancé had the Beef Tenderloin Boca which was beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. Next time we are in town we will definitely be trying the Beef Wellington! Thanks for a wonderful evening, BOCA staff!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday night out

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WC
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best anniversary dinner ever…was made to feel very special for our evening out…our server was outstanding …food was fantastic …and the entire staff could not have done any more to make our anniversary an unforgettable evening. Can not say enough about the service and food!

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RB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent food and service
Prices have gone up though. Still an amazing experience!

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DO
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a pricey option reserved for very special occasions, but definitely worth the price of admission. The "tasting" menu option afforded us the pleasure of sampling several superior dishes and we were so stuffed we couldn't finish our desserts. The server was knowledgeable and friendly and the entire staff took care of us. Heartily recommended for sincere foodies with some extra money to spare.

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OT
Cincinnati
151 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Promptly seated for a pre-show dinner for two on a busy Friday evening and we were asked 2x if we're going to a show and what time we need to leave. Always recommend an online view of current menu as they change it seasonally and the total number of offerings are less than you might otherwise expect. Cocktails & wine were very good. The salmon appetizer was ridiculously good.. the fish was a soft as butter. It is also nice that the entrees are offered in 'tasting size' and 'entree size. All in, another excellent dinner. Drinks + apps + entrees + tip = $167.

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JD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Very enjoyable dinner. Food was amazing.

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LD
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service just a wonderful dinner. Plus the best chocolate gelato I’ve ever had.

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o
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding. The ambiance is fine, although I would call it a bit "harsh" - not warm and homey. The only real downside is the noise level. It was easier to converse with the stranger at the table next to us than it was with my wife across the table.

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DV
Munich
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the best meal experiences ever.

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RC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t even know where to begin! Everything about the restaurant is exceptional. The food, service, ambiance are all second to none! Every single employee greets you with a smile. It was a pretty special moment for myself as I got engaged on Saturday evening while at the restaurant. Thanks to everyone at the restaurant for making it a night to remember!
Ryan Carter

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CF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I’d recommend this restaurant, but not in an over-enthusiastic way. I eat at great restaurants all over the world, and this one does not earn a “great” from me, nor the four others I dined with.

The food and service were very good, but the value isn’t there. Prices were as higher than I’d find at favorites in NY, LA, SF and elsewhere.

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AT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m so glad we celebrated our anniversary dinner here! From the cocktails to the soufflé to the scallops to the squid ink pasta and beef tenderloin - every dish was simply delicious. The chocolate mousse blanket and buck eyes were complemented perfectly by a surprise Prosecco toast on the house. Service was perfect. Definitely a do-over!

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HB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to BOCA to celebrate my husband and daughter’s birthday. It was fantastic! Our waitress went over and beyond. The food was perfect. Try the house chenin blanc wine it’s delicious!

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SK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pasta, caviar, service, etc. Every aspect of the night was perfect and can not wait to return.

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CT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly, unique dining experience that everyone must put on their culinary 'bucket list'! Excellent atmosphere with engaging service....with a menu that is the best in Cincinnati!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner all around.

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d
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely birthday dinner. Our server Seth was very professional and helpful. He made our experience so fun. Food was excellent as always, ranging from the burger to beef Wellington.

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LT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and the service were very nice. I deeply regret that the prices do not match the quality of the food. To charge $73 for Beef Wellington was outrageous, if they are not supplying foix gras in this dish. Duxelles alone, with a very salty Bordelais sauce, did not match the excellent quality of the meat and pastry. Secondly, no side dishes or vegetables were offered or provided with the meat. No salad or amuse bouche were offered. The portions of my wife's entry and both of our appetizers were miniscule! By the way, the sorbet course goes in between the appetizer and the entree, not before desert! If you wish to dine on top end French food, please enjoy L Restaurant or Chez Francois.

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MS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambience. Our waitress was excellent! Great food...

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DK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant in Cincinnati. Everything thoughtfully and artfully prepared and presented. Complex balances of flavors and textures a speciality. Superb service, tremendously elegant atmosphere for a special night out. I love this place.

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MM
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BOCA was delicious! It's essentially a build your own tasting menu restaurant with friendly staff and amazing food. Try the scallops and Brussels sprouts... it's a must. The waiter explained everything very well and we sat at the kitchen bar so we were able to watch all of the food being made and speak with the chefs. It was a great experience, however, make sure you're willing to spend a good amount of money on this meal. Trust me though, it was worth every penny.

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NP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beef Wellington was amazing! All of the food was delicious. Great environment. Will be going again!

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C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, every bite was delicious perfection!

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DB
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service only to be paired with tremendously tasting food.

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JS
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Unusual menu. Very expensive. I expected to be wow’d, but emphasis seems to be on being different.

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and staff. Very attentive and knowledgeable.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated and served promptly according to our reservation, and the food was amazing. I especially like that their menu shifts with the season with exception to a few favorite items. The servers always go above and beyond, without imposing, to make our experience top notch. A wonderful finish to our Friday night out!

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SW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Top notch service. Really had a special time thanks to this team.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, staff so friendly, food absolutely delicious and atmosphere was great!

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c
Cincinnati
86 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boca is the real deal. Great food and drink, knowledgeable and friendly servers and a great atmosphere.

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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brittany was amazing! She was absolutely incredible and took care of our party of 8. The food was amazing! Every course was perfect and we could not have asked for a better night!

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