Boka

4.9
5492 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Michelin starred Boka Restaurant has been a fixture in Chicago dining since 2003. In January 2014, Chef Lee Wolen joined as Executive Chef/Partner after the restaurant underwent a major renovation. Since his time at Boka, critics have taken notice. Phil Vettel of Chicago Tribune and Eater Chicago both named Lee as “2014 Chef of the Year.” Most recently, Lee was named 2015 “Chef of the Year." Boka’s food features contemporary, American cuisine, focusing on seasonality and sourcing as many local ingredients as possible.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5492 people are saying
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viplsm1
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been to Boka in a while but will definitely be back soon. The food was delicious and the wine was reasonable. The service was perfect with time between courses to relax and enjoy the wine.

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vipTheSeegz
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Solid food, amazing apps, wine and cocktails very over priced for spirits and vintages used

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vipElizabethR
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the bet food I've ever had! We had the tasting menu and every time i thought one dish was the best, the next one surpassed it. The fish was so well cooked, the duck skin so crispy and the venison so moist. The desserts were good, but a few too many mousses, both sweet and savory.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AmaZing food and service 💗💗💗

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Chas
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for the Chef’s Tasting, and thoroughly enjoyed a unique culinary experience! The food, service, atmosphere
and the overall friendliness of the entire staff made our visit very special.

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vipAllisonM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the tasting menu on a Sunday night, 6pm. Took about 2 or so hours start to finish, very nicely paced. Perfect service and a very intimate charming dining room. The food was outstanding, unique, completely worth the price. We did not do the pairing as the regular menu wine selections were fine and reasonably priced. Nice touch that they provided the menu details printed at the end of the meal. Favorites were the duck, venison, and dessert but truly every bite was remarkable. I would highly recommend for a special occasion!

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JosephS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was amazing - definitely highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cael/Kael was fantastic, incredible wine knowledge. Very impressed by him, made our evening exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boka tasting menu with wine pairings was spectacular! Wonderful place to celebrate a big anniversary!

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vipWaitress
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

A huge let down. Was our anniversary and they sat us in the BAR section. Jake waiter was not very polite nor was the girl who was runner. Paid $550 for a huge letdown on food service and really so so disappointed that my anniversary was in a bar with loud crowd vs a dining room. You should really consider refunding us part of the dinner. Spent a lot of money to impress my wife and I was so embarrassed.

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JenniferG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors, stunning presentations, fantastic wines and a wonderful experience overall. We so appreciated the personal touches to make our dinner celebration memorable!

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TimeForWine
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening with unique preparations and spot on wine pairings.

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Gaby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary and the experience was incredible! Fully recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food preparation was outstanding. We will be back

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vipwjmr
Chicago
183 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Boka to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was outstanding. From the time we checked in until the time we left, we were treated wonderfully. Everyone that came to our table wished us a Happy Anniversary. Food was beyond wonderful. The Spanish octopus was light and delicious. We shared the duck for work. Also, wonderfully prepared. Chocolate and Hazelnut desserts and a fine Cabernet rounded out our celebration.
We have loved Boka in the past and we will be back, soon!

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RPandya
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and impeccable service!

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vipMadelynL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and knowledgeable about the food and wine pairings. The food and wine were absolutely delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time at Boka. The service staff was amazing all around. The food was delicious. So glad to have gone there.

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vipAndy
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular meal and service to match! Could not have been a more delightful evening. Tasting menu was worth every penny as each dish was perfectly presented, served and enjoyed. Been a while since we have been there and will not wait as long to go back!

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AgneP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, I would definitely recommend it and will come back soon!

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boka slaps! Seriously though, it’s really good. Great bourbon selection, exceptional service, best duck I’ve ever had. It’s a must if you’re dining in Chicago!

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CynthiaB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The place is beautiful. The service is above and beyond. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beyond my expectations

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RyanG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a lovey experience dining at Boka!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I have ever had

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing. Perhaps the most balanced and thoughtful tasting menu I’ve ever enjoyed. Service was absolutely outstanding point, and the relaxed atmosphere is inviting and warm. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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twislr72
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was perfect! Great environment, amazing knowledgeable staff. The tasting and pairing option was exactly what we were looking to experience while in Chicago.

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vipRedhead
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff extremely knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations for wine and cuisine. Ambience is perfect, doors were open and air circulating. A great place for a quiet or special dinner. Hadn't been there in several years and it was as good or better than I remembered. Tables well placed for COVID distancing. Wait staff attentive without being obtrusive. We all enjoyed him, as well as the meal.

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SeanH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would go again 100%, staff was attentive but not overbearing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond my expectations. I was expecting great service and food as the Boka company never disappoints but this was far beyond what we could imagine. We went for our 5 year anniversary and our server, Kevin, made it so special. We will definitely be returning when we’re back in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was really excellent! Couldn’t have asked for a better evening and experience. We decided to try the tasting menu and it was out of this world!

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vipAuGre
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boka is consistently exceptional. Whenever we have a special occasion to celebrate, Boka is first on our list to make a reservation. Couldn’t recommend more.

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Kritchie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was worth every dollar - top notch food and experience coupled with amazing service!

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vipAshley
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is amazing.

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vipPati
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Excellent service, delicious food and wonderful ambiance.

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jasminel
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was so spectacular that i can’t even find the words to describe it! the service and presentation were unrivaled and the evening altogether was wonderful. at the time of booking my reservation, there was only space at the bar. i was unsure what kind of dining experience i would have seated at the bar, but make no mistake, there were no short comings. attention to detail was ever so present and they exceeded my already high expectations. i would definitely eat there again shall i find myself in chicago.

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LOREREY
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular! Comida increíble de altísima calidad, gran atención, lugar discreto pero me encantó la decoración. Festeje mi cumpleaños, no podría haber salido mas satisfecha.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good tasting menu. Lamb dish was amazing.

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jstep
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a special occasion, the tasting menu was exquisite with wine that was perfectly paired to each course. We will definitely be back to try the a la carte menu.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Boka using the Order Online button. Boka also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 337-6070.

Boka is rated 4.9 stars by 5492 OpenTable diners.

Boka does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/boka-restaurant-chicago/.

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.

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