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Boka, Chicago, IL

Boka

4.8
4.8
6177 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 337-6070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lee Wolen

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (888) 338-3812

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Willow

  • Parking details

    Street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Red Line "El" stop at Clyborn & North Ave

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at Boka

    $225.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Come celebrate Valentine's Day with the team at Boka! We will be offering a specially curated 7 course tasting menu to highlight a convivial day full of love. We are so excited to share this sentimental moment with you and look forward to celebrating all things love! If you would like to elevate your evening, we will be offering a reserve wine pairing for $165 per person. If you have specific questions about the tasting menu, please reach out to info@bokachicago.com for more details. Tasting Menu: Golden Kaluga Caviar American Wagyu Tartare Smoked Maitake Live Scallop Crudo Grilled Murray Cod Roasted Dry Aged Duck Dry Aged Striploin Kalamansi Sorbet Chocolate Pavlova

What 6,177 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the tasting menu and the service was perfect. They accommodated us multiple times and made it a memorable birthday experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second year back and everything was phenomenal. Sammantha was very helpful as well as her colleagues and rest of the team. Will be going back!
  3. C

    Carolyn

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had a great time! We had to take an earlier reservation at 4:45 to enjoy the last day of restaurant week but it was a great experience! We got a fantastic seat and had great service and food!
  4. L

    Lauren

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation for a group of 5 for restaurant week. Our reservation was for 6:45 pm, but we weren’t seated until closer to 7:15. The staff were apologetic, but could have communicated the issue a little better. They made the wait more comfortable with some drinks, but only after asking. Overall the food was exquisite and the wine pairings were spot on. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal and the staff (shout out to Diego) were incredible. Thibault, the sommelier, was top notch and made our experience even better. Would definitely be back for a special occasion.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    So the food was phenomenal as always. Great table as well! We had a beautiful meal. The only reason I am not giving this 5 stars is that we were asked to leave at the end of our over $500 dinner. We were on our last sips of wine anyway, so we were at most 10 minutes from being done. Everything was great and our food was spread out to arrive over the course of the time we were there. If they wanted us to leave sooner, then the food should not have been so spread out. It’s a big turn off to be asked to leave and rushed out of a place where you’re spending that amount of money. I will of course be back, but my request for next time is that the food arrive according to any timing needs you might prefer or that you wait the 5 - 10 minutes for us to make a natural exit instead of asking us to leave. Thank you
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with the restaurant week tasting menu and wine pairing. Jack was an amazing server. We will definitively return .
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single bite was delicious and our server was very friendly and attentive. It is quite expensive, but it’s hard to imagine a poor experience here.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for the restaurant week. The food was top notch and enjoyed the wine pairing as well. I sat by the bar and our serve did a great job explaining the wines. In terms of food, every plate was lovely and I can tell the chefs put a lot of effort and thought into each dish. 5/5
  9. K

    Kreol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Visited Boka for Restaurant week 2023. I liked the food in general but there were a few issues; 1) I`ve also been to Boka before 2020. For appetizer they used to offer 3 single scallops. Now it is 3 halves. 2) Music is a bit too loud - it was 7:30pm, I could barely hear the person sitting right in front of me. 3) Long time waiting for the next course
  10. C

    Chicago22

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Loved the service and wine pairings.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and fantastic service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing!
  14. CI

    CourtneyI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing flavors!! The Restaurant Week menu with the wine pairing was an incredibly delicious experience- highly recommend. High caliber cuisine, you can't go wrong. I have to give the restaurant credit, they really know how to make food an experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous ☺️🎊🎉
  16. F

    Foodwithfriends

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beginning with the valet, everyone was sincerely very nice and wanted to ensure that our experience was an excellent one. We had the 4 course restaurant week menu with the wine pairing. Each wine paired so perfectly with the course it was paired with. I particularly enjoyed the detailed information on each wine presented. We had the beets, tuna, scallop, duck leg ravioli, cod, chicken and cheesecake. Unique and delicious! All of them! Looking forward to returning in a few months!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! The wine pairing complimented the each course perfectly. Our favorites were the scallops and the cod.
  18. ML

    MengdanL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food is very disappointed.Not good enough.And this forget give my daughter knife.
  19. ML

    MayelaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, over my expectations and spectacular atmosphere
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience at Boka- as always the food and ambiance were fantastic.
  21. ER

    ElizabethR

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! 4 course prix fixe for restaurant week is the perfect introduction!
  22. JC

    JCChigal

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Boka has been consistently good every time we visit. However, this time service seems a bit lackluster despite the many people that served our table - the first two courses of our 4 course dinners they either brought the wrong dishes to the table or to the diner. But otherwise the food was delicious as ever. Just wish the place wasn't as loud, it was very challenging for conversation with our fellow diners.
  23. L

    Linssss

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here during the restaurant week. Food was amazing and the environment was great as well. We are thinking to come back for the full course menu.
  24. DD

    DonaD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, cozy atmosphere, beautiful decor, Augusta completed our incredible experience. A couple of the courses fell short, probably because our high expectations. I'll go right back!
  25. KC

    KayC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing. Even the courses we felt apprehensive about were so good. Nothing we had was bad or okay. It was all well thought out and executed. The best courses for me were the tuna and beets. The roasted chicken and scallips were phenomenal! The cheesecake was divine! The service was good. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. Though we heard a manager talking loudly about firing someone, which was innapropriate. Additionally, the service isnt immediate. Want to order another drink? Want another bread? Want refill of water? You may have to wait until your server notices you. This may be do to understaffing since they fire people in the middle of a Friday nigyt shift, apparently.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jake was amazing and the food was phenomenal. Definitely recommend the wine pairing if available
  27. AS

    ArleneS

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous surprise. The dinner was scrumptious with great service and atmosphere was quiet yet hip!!
  28. TO

    TomO

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tasting menu. Highly recommend to anyone who is in Chicago
  29. D

    Drew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, food, and atmosphere. Staff was very attentive and able to answer absolutely any questions we had!
  30. R

    Rocky

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boka never disappoints!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice for restaurant week
  32. BK

    BethK

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience for restaurant week. We loved the beef tartare, duck ravioli and chicken entree. Service is incredible as well. Everything seemed like a dance.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each bite and paired wine was perfectly curated. Service was outstanding.
  34. MK

    MatthewK

    St. Louis

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday / restaurant week and it was so much fun! Great food and we got to try so many different things with the RW menu.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife & I enjoyed a 4-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings. Each course was creatively prepared with fresh quality ingredients, uniquely presented and oh so delicious. The generous pours of wine were exquisite and perfectly paired with each course. We dined at the main bar and our personal bartender Patrick was very knowledgeable & friendly while still allowing space for intimacy between my wife & I
  37. CF

    ChicagoFoodie

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week pleasure!!! Went for the wine tasting too - crowd pleaser isn’t strong enough!!! As you’d expect, everything was wonderful. Each course was perfect, excellence in execution all the way along and the times complemented the food perfectly. Couldn’t recommend more highly if I tried. MUST go back soon!
  38. RO

    ROSIE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Five out of five the food service.
  39. AK

    AliciaK

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for restaurant week. The food ranged from good to fantastic- such a good deal to get four courses for $59, and will gladly come back to pay full price for their usual menu. We had 3 different cocktails and those were also wonderful. Overall service was good- they are only doing the RW menu, which I think allowed them to bring out each course in a timely maneer. However, something happened with our fourth course- it didn't come out for nearly 40 mins. Chalking it up to how busy they are during RW, and will still come back!
  40. T

    Timmye

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant Week Special - No complaints! My party had a wonderful time!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Boka offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 337-6070.

Boka is rated 4.8 stars by 6177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Boka

1729 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Willow

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Red Line "El" stop at Clyborn & North Ave

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lee Wolen

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 337-6070

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (888) 338-3812

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