BOCA

4.9
3639 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 3639 people are saying
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JonB
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience!!! The food was phenomenal and the service was even better. Christine was exceptional!

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TehyaT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great date night and enjoyed the service and the food very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best meal I have ever had. No exaggeration.

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Dave
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The latest visit to BOCA was amazing. The wine, the food, and the service were absolutely top notch. Our server, David, made the evening exquisite. His recommendations were spot on & made the meal truly come alive. Each plate was a culinary masterpiece on to itself. The Raviolo, the charred leeks, the beet/goat cheese salad, the scallop, the Amish chicken, and of course "the candy bar" dessert were all fantastic. I've been to BOCA many times before, but this overall experience was the best visit I've had there to date!

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vipRTMac
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Excellent food, as always, but for the 1st time, service rather disappointing. Server perfectly fine, but acted disinterested. Every other meal either here or Sotto has been defined by excellent service

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vippambon
Naples
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way! They gave us a private room for 8 people for my birthday! Perfect!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience . From our bartender, to our seating hostess, lily, our server and just everyone! The food was magnificent . We are out of Towners but hope to come back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic romantic meal with a personal touch.

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tgd3
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boca always delivers! We had incredible, attentive service from Christine (and a visit from previous server David), amazing food (Maisonette potato puffs, beet mezzaluna, leeks, scallop, filet, chocolate Sabayon tart), great wine & drinks (thanks to the bartender for the lovely vodka gimlets!), and a view of the kitchen from a comfortable booth. Celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary and loved every minute of the evening.

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overachiever
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Interesting menu. A little pricey but worth it.

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vipDutch
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Continue to do a great business--always busy, regardless of time of day or day of week. Food and service outstanding!

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KimL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time, celebrating my significant others birthday! Thank you for the wonderful experience.

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ELIZABETHW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Boca has for many years been our go-to spot for a birthday celebration and we looked forward to going back after things opened up again post-COVID. The food was excellent. The service was a little lacking compared to what we recalled, but I'm sure it will improve with time. We miss the Maisonette Room which provides a quiet, intimate setting and hope it comes back in the future.

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Meg27
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall fantastic. Raspberry ice cream was not very good. Everything else was amazing. Service was above and beyond as always. Beautiful restaurant and evening out.

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TylerC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was not my first time but was my partners first time, took her there for our one year anniversary. She did not grow up with all that I did so it’s time to show her the best and I appreciate you all being involved in the very beginning of it!

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vipBrunch
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food, and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu as well as the wine list. Very energetic atmosphere - probably a bit too "hip" for us to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a must do dinner out for that special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a foodies dream. I made reservations the day of dining with them and was able to secure a 9:15 time slot. When we arrived they gave us a choice of a table beside the bar or bar type seating with full action of the kitchen. We chose the later and were very happy. It was nice to interact with one of the line chefs. He was very nice to share with us his personal favorites. The cocktails amazing. I had the green lawn….actually 3 they were so delicious and my husband had an around the menu tour of the beers.
I ordered pommes soufflé I had only seen these made on the Bon appetite TV. They were delicious. My husband had oysters Rockefeller very good. Definitely Garlic butter flavor. I had the Beet salad (love) I’m a big fan of beets. He ordered the scallops and I had the Bolognese. He loved the scallops and my pasta was cooked to a perfect al dente. We were so full we could not I indulge in their homemade ice cream but it looked delicious.
Huge fan of Boca and will return on our next adventure to Cincinnati.
Thank you to the staff that provided a wonderful experience and to the chefs for one of the best gastronomic experiences I’ve had in a long time.

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TerriH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small plates. We had the oysters Rockefeller, beets, scallop, and beef Wellington. All were outstanding. Each delicious. This is a food experience, not for someone who doesn’t enjoy fine food, or expecting large portions. One of the top 10 meals we have enjoyed in the last 5 years of traveling.

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JackL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, BOCA! Went down to Celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary and BOCA did not disappoint! They even gave us a onesie for our baby who’ll be joining us in a couple of weeks! Definitely not expected, but that’s the service at BOCA - above and beyond and the small gesture meant a great deal to us. Thank you, BOCA! We’re excited to put our son in the onesie and bring him down to see you all. Thanks again!

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vipAdeanaW
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous! Never fails! From the ambiance to the staff to the food, all perfect! Thanks for another great night

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was divine and the service was amazing. Highly recommend going to BOCA.

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vipRichardE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten at the original Boca years back when it resided in an intimate Oakley location and absolutely loved it each time. I haven’t been to the downtown location in a couple years but made a trip to Cincinatti last night from my hometown of Columbus and stopped there for din before a Reds game. AmI we glad we did!!! They have apparently used the Pandemic downtime to re-emerge at Renaissance level!…Phenomenal creative dishes each with the freshest ingredients. Farm to table quality. Exceptional food. Every dish consistent and perfectly presented. Impeccable reception and service. Atmosphere beautiful. Easily a Michelin 3 star equivalent! I travel extensively nationally and internationally and this one is a crown jewel! Treasure it!
PS: Please open a location in Columbus, OH. We are in the culinary dark ages here :(

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vipEllen
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, AMAZING!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner at Boca last night. Bisert provided impeccable service from start to finish as well as answering any questions we had on our food choices.

We started with the fabulous “Boca” oysters followed by the Beet Mezzaluna and Charred Leeks salads. Both were very impressive and had a yummy blend of flavors. We shared a Seared Foie Gras “A la Bouley” that was out of this world The strawberry-rhubarb Compote was the perfect blend. We savored every bite. My husband and I both had the Cappellaci di Giano. What a beautiful marriage of lobster, spring pea, butter and lemon. You cannot go wrong with this dish.

We finished off our anniversary evening with the Exotic Savarin dessert paired with port wines. It was a top notch evening at Boca. We will definitely be back. Thanks Boca ad thank you Bisert.

Unfortunately I did not take any pics until the dessert course but will attach it. 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was phenomenal as always! All of the staff was amazing and made us feel welcome from the second our foot hit the floor! Seth was one of the best servers we’ve ever had! Thank you for another amazing experience!

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kimk
London
41 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and delicious

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vipjohnnyboy
Cincinnati
75 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Boca BC (before Covid). New menu, every bite was a delite!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casually elegant restaurant with great food & excellent waitstaff. We especially liked the spring veggie salad & Cappellacci de Giano (pasta with spring peas & lobster with lemon butter sauce). Recommend it!

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Gerard
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all around. We enjoyed a diversity of culinary and taste experiences with the small entries. Memorable.

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vipTANDT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to experience Boca. Exceptional food, excellent service in a beautiful and fun setting.

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special
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boca is making a valiant effort to equal the Maisonette and to our group of three, succeeding! The food was outstanding and waiter could not have been more helpful. From food recommendations to wine selection. It is expensive but worth it!

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Katlink
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Knowing this is a higher end restaurant with pricing to match I found the food underwhelming. Nothing that I thought “wow that’s amazing.” Waiter was nice but not over the top like you would expect in a restaurant of this caliber. Also felt like they should have a dress code. The guy next to us was in some kind of Hawaiian shorts not quite sure if they were swim trunks or not but they looked like it. I want to dress up and go to a fancy restaurant and have amazing service and surrounded around people who are respective of a fine dining night out.

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JasonT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special birthday evening for my wife. A great atmosphere, great food and service, and excellent wine list!!

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LaurieM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Cincinnati by far. Wonderful experience every time. You can't go wrong at Boca.

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Feesh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try as much as you can, you will not be disappointed. The Pommes Soufflés should not be skipped. Seth was an amazing server and will be requested again. Best dining experience overall.

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workhardplayhard
Cincinnati
48 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Boca many times and it’s hands down my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. We typically treat it like a special event, but this time we just decided to go for a more casual date night. We were treated with amazing service even though we weren’t ordering like we typically do with expensive wine and several courses. Waitress was first class and tons of fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way!

LT
vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
192 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boca is arguably the closest thing to a Michelin stared restaurant we have in Cincinnati. There are a number of fine restaurants in Cincinnati that execute their menus as well as Boca, but what sets Boca apart is the originality and uniqueness of the menu. One can have a normal appetizer/entrée type meal, or put together a nice tasting menu of dishes not available elsewhere and certainly not doable at home. Portions are small, someone who does not appreciate the effort and creativity aspect of the dishes might be disappointed; we were not. Our service was impeccable form Peter and numerous support staff with a nice greeting from Seth, a server from a previous visit to the Boca Group. The ambiance is top notch with a nice variety of seating options. Highly recommended for a fine dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite and our service by David was excellent!’

FAQs

BOCA is rated 4.9 stars by 3639 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.