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Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
10:00 PM
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BOCA

4.8
1961 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary European
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, French, Italian
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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
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Phone number
(513) 542-2022
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Falk
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Cross street
Between Main and Walnut
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Parking details
Boca offers valet parking directly in front of the restaurant beginning at 6pm. There is street parking on Sixth Street east of the restaurant and on Main Street. There also are lots available on Walnut just south of Sixth street on both the east and west sides of the street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1961 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We were there for a birthday celebration. The restaurant had been on our "to do" list for a while, and we weren't disappointed! The food was wonderful, service was excellent.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Boca rocks. Kyle was our server. He did an outstanding job. Chef came out and described several dishes. The suggested wine pairings were excellent. I highly recommend Boca. You’ll never be disappointed.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always food was amazing, service was great.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

BOCA is outstanding in every way: food , ambiance, service, and wine. Our server was very knowledgeable. We had a completely delightful experience, elegant and refined but not snooty, rigid or too formal. We left comfortably full but not stuffed. We shared several items.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Boca reputation is well known and we were not let down. The beef tenderloin was fantastic and our waiter was wonderful and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Been there many times. Went for wife’s birthday. The food is always fantastic. The service is outstanding. Love the ambiance. It was the great experience I was hoping for.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Wonderful menu as always--must have Pommes--
Attentive Waiter

A fav for pre-theater

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Everything was wonderful from the service to the food to the atmosphere. I would definitely come again. It was especially wonderful, as a vegetarian, to Have a “safe” menu to choose from for my meal.
Thanks for a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Cincinnati has a great dining scene and BOCA is at the very top of the list. Every sip, and every bite tasted like it was just picked, caught/killed and then immediately prepared. Unbelievable quality and dedication to the art of food and the craft of preparing it. This was not our first time at Boca, and this time, like all the others, was meticulously consistent, yet each dish and every bite make you pause in complete gratitude for the skill that kitchen staff (and all the other staff that work so Hard to Make each meal memorable) thankfully share each night with their guests. Thank you Boca- we will keep Coming back to be wowed.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

As usual, the food was exceptional. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner on a Friday evening. My wife had the beet salad, tasting portion of cappellacci, and the sole. I had the grilled romaine salad, also a tasting portion of the cappellacci, and the branding. We loved every dish. The sommelier helped us find a great bottle of wine that paired well with our dishes! The wait staff was attentive but not over done. We declined desert but the house brought us a gifted small desert as a thank you. Boca has been and still is our favorite restaurant in Cincinnati.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food as usual was phenomenal! Service was great, as expected. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent food, service, ambience.Top notch dining experience

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Awesome! We let them know we had a birthday and they gave us this amazing private booth. We felt like royalty! The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. Be prepared to leave well fed!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Amazing as usual! Great food, ambiance and service.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Seth is amazing, maybe one of the best waiters I've ever had !!!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

as usual all was well...one of my favorites, never having had a bad meal...would like a little rotation in the menu...missed the squash soup which is the best...i'll be back soon i'm sure...

don treadway

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The service was first rate. The menu choices were unique and the quality of the food excellent. Our waiter was honest and helpful in his guidance!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food and service was excellent! One of my new favorites and will definitely be returning. I highly recommend this restaurant to all couples looking for a romantic bite to eat.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

For my late 18th birthday, my aunt brought me to Boca. We dined upstairs and the waiters came right away. Most everyone were dressed in suits and skirts, which was very special to me. The food was just amazing. It was not a meal The experience was an art of taste. When I had got into a serious relationship I had promised her I would take her there. For our one year anniversary we went to Boca.
I was hoping that we would be seated upstairs where it was more quiet but we sat underneath the chandelier instead, it was pretty neat. I forget the waitresses name but she was very professional and explained how to order and each dish. Every plate was very delishious with flavors. The atmosphere was incredible watching the chefs cook. I did not know about the couch seating, I thought that was a nice touch. I also appreciated having our glasses of water filled. The staff seemed very respectable and personable. My love and I have waited for the evening at Boca, we will definatly come back.
THANK YOU BOCA!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food and atmosphere were very nice, and the greetings we received when we walked in and went to the bar for a drink were friendly and inviting.

But the service was very disappointing. We don't get to BOCA very often these days, but whether it was the original Northside location, Oakley or downtown, the service has always been excellent - the servers and staff have always gone out of their way to be accommodating.

Unfortunately, our server must have been having a bad night. He seemed to have a very difficult time focusing and/or hearing, although I thought the noise lever was appropriate given the number of customers. Not once, but twice, he forgot things.

He seemed like a nice enough guy, and I'm sure he was trying very hard. I'm also sure that this level of service would have been fine at many other restaurants. But if I'm going to pay this much for an evening out with friends, I really have higher expectations.

I'm not sure when my next trip will BOCA will be given this experience, but I hope to get back there someday and have a better experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything was great; the service, the atmosphere and the food. Jennifer was our server and she was fantastic. She made recommendations for food and beer, all of which we enjoyed. The atmosphere was beautiful and it seems like a great place for many occasions. We can't wait to go back! :)

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent dining experience. Food and service were first rate. Great wine selection. Pricey but worth it!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Each bite drew oohs and ahhhs from everyone at the table. We took advantage of the tasting menu from start to dessert. Our expectations were far exceeded.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We loved it. First time there; will be back. Stupendous service, beautiful food, cool but not loud music.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Thought the price vs quality and quantity of food was bad value. Food was average. Service was excellent though (other than the host who acted like we were an inconvenience).

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Even if we order some of the same dishes - - the Brussels sprout, some of the pastas and the branzini - always a treat - -
Thanks so much

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Our family regularly ate at BOCA in its old location. This was our first visit to the downtown location (we have been living out of town for a few years). We were disappointed in the menu and food preparation (the service was very good). It is clear that the "new" BOCA has tried to meld the old BOCA with the old Maisonette, and as a result has lost its identity. The addition of Maisonette dishes and some of their preparation style has diluted what was an outstanding menu, and resulted in less focused food preparation. For example, I had the signature romaine salad and found it to be over marinated (mushy) and lost the flavor of the lettuce completely. The ragu was the same, over cooked with the loss of the flavor complexity that was a signature of BOCA's dishes. Sadly, the downtown BOCA will not be on our list of regular restaurants, but we will give it another try in a year or so and see if the rotating menu brings a better experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great ad always!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Boca is our go to for special occasions and fine dining. The food and service are consistently excellent. It is upscale, and that is fine with us. The prices are commensurate with the quality, and you do get what you pay for.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food, great service.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Cote de Boeuf (sirloin). Interesting crunchy outer layer. Fatty. No flavor sonwas thankful for the winderful glaze on the plate. Salad served with it had tasty artichoke hearts. Dessert was a maple cake. Was only as good as the caramel sauce on plate. Olive oil is used a lot. Appetizer was tartar and was diced, not ground. Was the best part of the meal. Half bottle of wine, french shiraz, was VERY good. I wont return for the food but I would tontry new wines. Bill was nearly $400. Other reviews boasted $100 to 150. Guess they shared??? Valet was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The service was fantastic and the interior of the restaurant was designed after the movie beauty and the beast. They did an excellent job paying attention to the details and it shows in their decor and service.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Dinner before the show at the Aronoff. Great food, great overall experience.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent service and the beef Wellington is outstanding!! Definitely one of our favorite places to dine. Thank you to Boca and staff for another wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great but expensive

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

My preference for Boca, lies deep in my soul. The big red door greets you, while the space and decor intoxicate senses you weren’t expecting to be invigorated. Service is always exceptional, from Erin’s cocktail creations -arrive 15min prior to reservation, for essential bar time - to Lauren’s attention to every detail, perfectly setting the pace of service (wine and food).

Then, there is the wine and food. Perfectly paired and poured, and starting with my favorite, Oysters Rockefeller and champagne. We continued through four courses of pasta, beef, and dessert. It was divine, not decadent.

Our evening experience was exceptional, as always! Boca is the best!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

My friend and I came by for a quick bite in the bar. Our server, Jonathan, could not have been any more professional, attentive or know knowlegable. We went with all of his recommendations and they were spot on. We didn't even want to leave to go to our concert. Excellent meal and experience.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food was excellent.My waiter was very friendly and helpful. I’ve been to many restaurants in Cincinnati and the BOCA is one of the best.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great food, service, and atmosphere. One of our favorite dining venues in Cincinnati.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Boca was fantastic for date night, server David was excellent and knowledgeable. Liked having tasting portions and puffy potatoes were amazing and unique idea.

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