BOCA

4.9
2039 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary European
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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
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We were celebrating a friend’s retirement and decided that we would try BOCA. I am very happy to say, it was a pleasurable experience. Our server, Annie was extremely delightful, our appetizers and our main entrées were prepared perfectly, the atmosphere was relaxing, but upbeat. In the future, I shall recommend Boca to family, friends and business associates.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful anniversary dinner that was made even more special by the amazing food at BOCA. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion or even for a business dinner for out of town customers

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We were out celebrating our anniversary and couldn’t have chosen a better venue. David was amazing both in service and hospitality. Incredibly knowledgeable about the menu down to the smallest details. Boca is the best spot in Cincinnati!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Recently celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary here. Ambiance was great: hip vibe and not too noisy. Interesting menu options- liked the ability to choose a small plate. Server Nicole was friendly, but did not explain menu even though she knew it was our first visit. Scallop/Brussels sprout dish was a disappointment (soggy sprouts and only one scallop!) and over-priced.The spring pea-filled pasta was to die for however! Interestingly, they asked us several times if we were celebrating any special occasion ( setting up the expectation for a free treat of some kind), but did not deliver one. Overall a pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Opening night of the opera

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great ambiance and decor. Courteous, hospitable and intuitive staff. Food was a pleasantly welcomed difference in taste

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I’m a tough critic and I was very happy with our experience. Our server was attentive and informative. Our food was superb- didn’t care for the branzino because it was fishy but still great. My husband loved the beef Wellington.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Wonderful experience! They took time out to give me son a tour of the kitchen, they ga e us a special entree, gave us a special dessert, and champagne for a birthday toast. They makes our evening special and meaningful. Thank you Boca.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Menu is compact but with plenty of variety. This has become my go to place when I visit Cincinnati for business dinners.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Wonderful food. Wonderful experience! Server was great!!!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Fantastic food! Lots of vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Marvelous experience, excellent food, great service.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Everything about our experience at Boca was amazing! The drinks, the food, and service were all exceptional. Hope to be back soon!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Boca was a perfect choice for dinner before a show. Dinner was a little pricey for the portion size. Atmosphere was great, service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Lovely. Boca is first rate. Food, wine, service, atmosphere were all excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Boca. We were pleasantly surprised with the special table for our anniversary celebration. The drinks were great, the food was superb, the service staff was outstanding and we loved the overall ambiance. Perfect place for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

BOCA continues to be my favorite restaurant. Food quality is excellent and consistently good. I always look forward to visiting. The service is amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This was the most delicious meal! Each course was special. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and were very pleased. The separate menu for vegetarians was appreciated.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great service , but for the price, I would go to other restaurants. Beef tenderloin was great and the soufflés

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Amazing food and experience. Our waiter was so very personable, and extremely knowledgeable. The food was incredible.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food was unlike any food we’ve eaten elsewhere and worth the price. This chef made me like foods I did not even know I liked....for example, I do not like beets, but I loved the beet mezzaluna - beets stuffed with a goat cheese mousse. My husband and I found ourselves speechless over how good each mouthful was!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

It's a wonderful experience and can be somewhat casual and fun all the way to formal - they know how to make your experience wonderful. It's a special experience.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

A really great ambience, quite elegant with very good food. The scallop with truffle and brussel sprouts was outstanding as was the hamachi appetizer. A main courses, the petrale sole and the branzino were also great. The decor was terrific. Definitely worth a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Like a good cigar,DAVID Faulk and Boca never disappoint. Great food,great service and the most beautiful dining room in Cincy.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

As always, Boca never disappoints or fails to impress. The attention paid to our table was stellar. Ben was knowledgeable of the menu items and patiently answered all of our questions. We will continue to return and enjoy this Cincinnati gem.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Another wonderful evening with the staff at Boca. Can’t match the delicious cuisine along with the friendly, informative and generous staff who took care of us. Great vegetarian options as well!!

We’ll be back for sure

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Our meal was delicious and the service was amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Stayed in Cincinnati to just eat at boca. Everything was amazing! Definitely not a let down! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great menu and we had small plate size which wa perfect to be able to have 4 courses. The favor in all our meals was excellent. Service was spot on with food served at a good pace but never felt rushed and always allowed a break between courses. Our server was excellent had all the information to answer questions but was discreet to allow us to enjoy our meal in peace.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Usually don’t write reviews but this place was worth it. We seek out great restaurants whereever we travel so when in town for a wedding we asked for suggestions and Boca did not disappoint. The tasting sizes made it convenient to try things and enjoyed all courses and were very satisfied.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Pretty good.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Anniversary Never disappoints.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The food just wasn't tasty enough for how little the portions were. Honestly my favorite thing was the $2 bread... Mostly kidding. We did have the gnocchi and yellow tail - both pretty good. But we also had the seabass, beef tenderloin (i think?), and the pea lasagna. The seabass was very bland. The beef was okay. And the lasagna was almost sour... I have no idea why that was. It was interesting, but not good. I currently would not recommend this place to anyone I know. The only pluses were the service, atmosphere, yellow tail and $2 bread.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The food and the service was fantastic. Our server gave me the recipe for my cocktail on a card.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service. Certainly one of the best restaurants in Cincinnati. It's not cheap, but it is wonderful. My wife and I were celebrating her birthday. Everything was great. I highly recommend Boca. You will not be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food was so delicious. Best ever. Would have liked to have had a little more private table for our anniversary. We were very close on both sides (like diner seating close), yet far across from each other so there was really no way to talk without our neighboring tables hearing. It was fun being able to see into the kitchen though.
Would still highly recommend because of the food and I liked the décor. The atmosphere is very relaxed.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

As my daughter said “ it was dreamy”. My favorite restaurant. Love everything about Boca. Have been going there since they were in North Side. They transformed the Old Maisonette into such a cool place. Thanks for having us.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Boca is one of our absolute favorite restaurants. We went there to celebrate our anniversary as we do every year, but this year was our 20th anniversary and so it was extra special. Some friends had called ahead to order a bottle of champagne for us as a surprise, and the hostess had seated us at an extra special location which we really appreciated! There was a hand written card at the table for us as well. The food, the atmosphere and the attention to detail from everyone involved made it a wonderful evening.

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