Executive Chef Lee Wolen serves seasonal American cuisine in a warm & elegant fine dining atmosphere. Whatever your next occasion is, whether it be large, small, formal, or informal, BOKA can cater to all of your needs.View Private Dining Details
What Insiders Are Saying
Boka serves fancy contemporary American food, but it still manages to be cool and fun despite being nice and expensive.
Great service. The staff knows every dish on the menu.
One of the best meals we've ever had. My wife and I went there and we were seated as soon as we got there. The staff is extremely friendly and inviting. Our server Brandon was outstanding.He was very attentive throughout the evening and very helpful in the selection process. We start off our meals with a cocktail which was outstanding. My wife and I had the tasting menu paired with the standard wine selection. The dishes were creative and outstanding flavor. The wines paired perfectly with the food. Definitely a place we would go back to for special occasions
One of our go to’s! Great spot before going to steppenwolf! Ask for Brandon, does a very nice job.
Food and service were both amazing!
Special thanks to Augustas! He was extremely welcoming, personable and friendly.
Great grilled octopus and ethereal dumplings . Beautiful presentations. Delicious sauces that were light and bright.
Amuse bouche and chocolat truffles were delicious and such a pleasant surprise.
We can't wait to return.
Our party of three opted for the two fish dishes - halibut and sea bass. Both were extremely fresh and cooked perfectly, and the sauces were delicious. But my halibut dish was served lukewarm. Considering the main dishes are pricey - $38.00 for the halibut, this was not acceptable. I opted to eat it anyway rather than have them start the dish over again, since the original wait to serve it was a bit long. I opted for a decaf cappucino to accompany our two desserts. The cappucino was almost stone cold. They replaced it immediately and added a third dessert at no extra cost, and apologized profusely for the cold coffee and the lukewarm fish. To their credit they deducted my fish dish from the final bill.
The flavors of the octopus were well melded with the sauce and accompanying foods. The short ribs melted in one’s mouth. Service was prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. It is easy to understand why Boka has been successful for so many years. Another outstanding optio in Lincoln Park and worth the ride from the Loop
Explosive dinner. My top three in Chicago.
Outstanding food. The duck for two may be the best we've had anywhere. It may be attributable to a private event but the noise level was too high for a restaurant this good. That said, I can see the attraction for the more casual crowd.
This was an amazing dining experience! Augustas (Sorry if i misspelled the name) was amazing, he was able to give us great recommendations on drinks and he was very friendly. I would return just because of him
one of the best meals that i've eaten in a few weeks.
We were there for a 70th birthday celebration and had the Chef's Menu with the wine pairings. A spectacular meal, an event actually, that went on for more than four hours. I would highly recommend the experience.
Celebrated our anniversary at Boka. Graham took care of us and he was fabulous! Very engaging and had great recommendations. Delicious cocktails to start. Scallop crudo appetizer was very good. Bass and short rib entrees were spectacular. A perfect evening!
Excellent dinner for my husband's birthday. The tomatoes and octopus dish were amazing, the most tender octopus I have ever eaten. The fish and short rib were also delicious as was the apricot ice cream dessert. The service was superb, and the atmosphere is nice, not stuffy at now.
While it has nice decor the service and cocktails were lackluster. Price for experience very underwhelming. I could have easily eaten nearly anywhere on restaurant for the same price point and walked away satisfied instead of feeling cheated. Swift & Son, Girl & Goat, etc.
Wonderful food, wonderful decor. Loved everything about this place!
Every dish I had at Boka was super tasty. My favorite was the short rib. The presentation on all of the dishes was also great.
Festejamos nuestro aniversario un fin de semana en Chicago y después de probar un corte y una pizza Estilo Chicago decidimos probar algún restaurante Michelin. El restaurante está un poco lejos del centro y la zona turística; por fuera es muy discreto y por dentro es un ambiente casual pero lindamente decorado, aunque no te dejes engañar por el ambiente porque la atención es excepcional, no te asedian ni te desatienden, siempre al pendiente. La comida deliciosa, pedimos el menú de degustación, estuvo muy completo, las raciones son suficientes y los platillos deliciosos desde las entradas, la ensalada, la pasta y la carne, los postres con sabores distintivos y con mucho sabor, tuvieron un lindo detalle en nuestros platillos que se agradece, nos sentimos muy a gusto. Lo recomiendo ampliamente para una ocasión especial.
Both the food and the service were outstanding. We enjoyed every minute there. Highly recommended!
The experience at Boka was top notch. From the attentive staff to the amazing food - I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Boka takes great care of you, learns your name, favorites, and provides excellent service and really interesting well-prepared food. Thanks for a great anniversary date night.
With the 8 course summer '18 tasting menu, everything was exceptional. The service was beyond top notch and they treated us well for our anniversary. I enjoyed every course including the extra bread and amuse-bouche, truffles at the end, but with the exception of one (beef tongue with a beet reduction, cherry, turnip sauce). I would have preferred trying the short rib there I think.
Overall the experience was beyond compare and I'm quite happy with our visit. Cocktails were well crafted, too. Lovely staff!
Amazing flavors, ambiance, service. Thank you ! Not to mention the best cocktails in the world . It is always very special for me at Boka. Thank you thank you thank you.
Wonderful food and service!
One of the best food experiences I have had in Chicago. Beautifully prepared plates, depth of flavor is unmatched. Price is a bit steep, but worth the expensive for a special evening.
One of Chicago’s finest. Impeccable service creative, delicious food. Noise level makes casual conversation easy.
Wow. What an incredible experience. We are outside, which was quiet and intimate. The service was amazing - everyone was so kind. We were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and they wrote happy anniversary on our desert and served us complimentary sparkling wine! The food was really rich, but the portions were perfect. The sommelier helped my husband pair a wine with the duck, and I had a lovely rose. It was a wonderful celebration.
Had a blast at BOKA for my friends' 30th. Wonderful service, great atmosphere, moderate prices, and outstanding food and wine!
The service and food was phenomenal! Would absolutely come again.
Totally awesome experience from the start to the finish. We did a tasting menu and it was so refined and perfect that we can't wait to dine there again. Beautiful !!!
The restaurant was able to accommodate two of our party who had food allergies. This was extremely helpful.
Memorable meal experience. Incredible flavors. Service was personal, attentive and not rushed
Absolutely amazing staff and 10 stars to the amazing chef. Will definitely recommend to friends!
Excellent food! Beautifully presented and attentive and friendly service!
We had a lovely evening. The food was amazing. Will definitely be back.
Fabulous food. Our favorite Chicago restaurant. We love eating g here. A trip to Chicago isn't complete unless we stop in here.
Just excellent in every way, both food and service.
The food was great! The staff friendly and helpful. Loved the living moss wall decor.