BOCA

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$50 and over
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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.
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4.9
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4.9
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4.9
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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Excellent! Food, atmosphere & service. My favorite restaurant!

MP
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, always great service and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend the scallop and Brussels sprout

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. YOLO. Do it.

e
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! It was a perfect place for an anniversary. Nice service

MK
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter made this a fun evening at the kitchen table. Thanks and we will be back. m

L
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love a special night out at BOCA. The restaurant has a great vibe and is decorated classy chic. Bar has a good selection and accommodating.

Service is always spot on and the food is to die for every time.

Wonderful experience for a special night out.

CN
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I've been to Boca many times. It's always been a special experience which I've grown to expect especially when I spend $200+ per person. My last visit, however, wasn't up to expectations. We were seated in the bar seating (which is fine) except that we were positioned in a corner where neither our server or anyone else could even access us. The had to stand behind us to take the order and hand us food or pour water (around a lamp at that). The bar by nature is very noisy but it got a bit absurd with people hovering over us waiting for tables. Are they going to hand out beepers next?

I have experience and training as a wine educator and a somm. Not once did I receive a visit from a wine steward or manager. I ordered a nice bottle of Pommard which was professionally presented. Never received a visit from a manager, etc. throughout the night although the managers did hover over their favorites.

The food was superb as expected. Foie gras tourchon, Roasted acorn squash, Lumache, Romanesco, and Salmon were all perfectly prepared. However, the duration between courses was long and it took 30 minutes longer to get our final entree. I've dined at Restaurant L, Sotto, Boca many times, French Laundry, Alain Ducasse restaurants, etc. and appreciate what they are trying to do but the atmosphere was not conducive to an elegant experience.

MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time. Absolutely wonderful celebrating our anniversary there. We will return.

JC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to BOCA. It will not be the last. Two of our sons prepped us on "must taste" menu selections and our server, David, was extraordinary - knowledgeable, personable, and proficiently attentive. We were celebrating my wife's birthday, and the experience was perfect. Our hats off to the kitchen staff and David. We cannot wait to return!

AC
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful time with friends. Your oysters were incredible!

L
Cincinnati
63 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

m
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating my daughter's 24th birthday and we were treated like VIP's! The food and the service were fabulous. Thank you for an amazing night - no better place to celebrate a special occasion!

MK
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner is always excellent! Service is superb, especially with our favorite waiter Seth!

CB
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it everytime....my favorite restaurant! seth our server was excellent!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable service

H
Cincinnati
49 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David P. is the best server ever. He is very cordial and well versed in the dishes. Brussel Sprouts and Halibut were stellar...cant beat those Pommes Souffles

NM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My wife and I had a great overall dining experience celebrating our Anniversary. Chef-Owner David and General Manager Meredith greeted us and were attentive to ensuring our first visit at Boca was enjoyable. We look forward to next time.
Thanks,
Nicholas & Carolina

a
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Separate vegetarian menu is a huge attraction for me. Unlike other restaurants, everything in the vegetarian menu was excellent and didn’t feel like an afterthought.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food but their signature brussel sprouts were tepid, limp and not what they’ve been in the past

e
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal at BOCA was a real treat. For starters, we had the brussel sprouts and scallop, and the haricourt vert. Both were exceptional. The sprouts were unusually tender and cooked to a dark brown. The combination of their flavor with the subtle smoke of the scallop was truly unusual and special. The Haricourts were lovely as well, coming on a bed of greens and with a poached egg on top. For the primo course we split the egg ravioli (a sinlge large ravioli with an egg cooked within. Smooth, mild pasta flavor and a really nice butter sauce. For our main we split the halibut. It was a thick piece which was nonetheless cooked literally evenly throughout, very firm and fresh. Our dessert was the maple mascarpone cheesecake ...get this one! An unusual, relatively light sweet taste.

I noted the sound level as quiet, but this was primarily due to our being seated in the side dining room, somewhat separated from the main area of the restaurant which includes the bar. Also, we ate early (5:30) and the noise level was climbing by the time we left around 6:30.

The general ambiance was very pleasant, not detracting in any way. The main focus to this place has to be the high quality of the food. Oh, and also they make a cocktail called the Corinthian (gin, black currant, ginger) which was really nice, definitely even better than what I expected from the description (it usually works the other way around for me).

Finally, the service was spot on for our tastes; pleasant, down to earth people, very knowledgeable about the food, accessible but not hovering. Bottom line, this is a REALLY good pick for date night, or if you just want to treat yourself to a true gourmet level of food preparation.

EP
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple elegance, wonderful food, and great service. The perfect finish for a day at the Cincinnati Zoo. I would highly recommend this experience to friends and family.

TB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food and service I've ever had. The only bad thing was that it was very loud, so it was hard to hear the person across from me. This isn't really the restaurants fault, more so loud diners.

AF
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

RM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as expected, was outstanding. But the personable and professional service sets Boca apart from the other fine dining choices in Cincinnati. Our waiter, David, was the epitome of friendliness, helpfulness, and efficiency. Well done! Thanks for making our anniversary dinner simply perfect.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our wedding anniversary. Dinner was amazingly delicious, our server was lovely and took care of everything we needed without being intrusive.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go if your looking for exceptional food and great atmosphere! Waiters are really well trained and will help with any question about food or other.

M
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Good service. Ambience left much to be desired. Very high noise level and loud music. Décor was too eclectic and unappealing.

W
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

r
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding!

m
Cincinnati
72 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Lovely atmosphere. We really enjoyed celebrating my husband's 65th birthday here.

TF
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service and a fantastic wine selection. Food was excellent. Great for special occasions.

CW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Absolutely superb. The service is also exemplary. BOCA is a favorite!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I do wish that they had more of a cocktail and beer menu. My husband and I aren’t really wine people and went to Boca for our 15th anniversary. We were delighted with our service and our food. I would go here every year, and for other special occasions, had I had an option for a margarita, etc.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly an amazing experience and the food also matched the service!! Everything we ordered was special and something to savor over even after we finished the meal!

SK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great small portions are great for sharing multiple things

GF
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great but Nicole is an amazing representative for the experience. One of the main reasons we truly appreciate the BOCA experience!

G
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Spent a weekend in Cincinnati and dined at several top tier restaurants. While Boca is indeed good - overall the service and quality of food did not live up to the price point. A bit disappointed and there are better options in town with equal food and better service and you will likely spend 10-20%less.

CI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the server was attentive

WA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and provided us suggestions on what we may like based on our discussions with her.