Boka

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$31 to $50
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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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4.8
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4.8
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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

VH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Thank you Boka group!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed excellent service and very good food. The wine pairings were well chosen. The 5 course menu featured Italian food and pasta by guest chef Funke from California. I would go back to try their regular tasting menu. We did ask to be moved to a quieter location after we had been seated. They graciously accommodated us.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Chicago. Unbelievable every time. What else is there to say.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evan Funke dinner was incredible

D
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were pleasantly surprised. The menu seemed light but it had options for meat, fish or seafood. Our meal was very good and we felt full and very satisfied. The service was the best I have had in Chicago. Everyone was very attentive and offered information we didnt even know we needed to make a decision on our food choices. A sample of appetizer was given to us beyond what we ordered and was very good. We were more than satisfied at the end of the entree and did not feel we needed a dessert. The waiter brought us chocolate truffles that was just enough to sweeten the palate. Drinks, food and service were excellent. We will return.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Enjoyed the 8 course chef tasting menu with wine pairing.

OT
Munich
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

room temperature was too cold

WS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the tasting menu for my girlfriend's birthday and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Between Open Table and the restaurant all the details were taken care of . Would highly recommend Boka for an upscale yet comfortable dinning experience.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! High end all the way!!! Fantastic food and experience!

JW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great overall experience. Service staff was attentive and helpful in every way. Food was what I would expect from a Michelin star restaurant.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Boka for our 45 wedding anniversary. Had great service and food. I had the duck which was the best I have ever had anywhere and my wife had the cod which she loved. We started with the beets and ravioli which were wonderful. We arrived when they opened which was quiet and when we left it was quite full and lively. Food was worth every penny - wine was a little pricey. Would recommend

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience3

disgusting food

g
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing!

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the 8 course tasting menu and they were able to accommodate all of our dietary restrictions. The food was incredible and reasonably priced too.

e
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo excelente!! La próxima vez que visite Chicago sin duda regresaré.

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RW
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant deserves the high ratings. It is excellent in every way. Both rooms are gorgeous. The food is delicious. The service is impeccable. Everyone should try it. It is perfect for a special occasion.

SR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. If your are looking celebrare a special occasion this is the place. Plus the free spirit cocktail is an excellent option.

M
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience from start to finish.
Amazing options, presentation, wine parings, and service all around.
Cant wait to come back; special shoutout to our guy Augustus! Thanks so much.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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d
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible chef menu made for a special birthday occasion, everything was impeccably amazing!

S
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We we're lucky to get a same day reservation and had an amazing experience at Boka. Even the bread and butter were unique and exceptional. There were a lot of extras including delicious amuse bouche. The short rib was tender with perfect flavor and texture. Definitely save room for dessert.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service. Impeccable presentation. Delicious food. Perfect place to celebrate something special they don’t miss a detail!

LP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! My wife loved her birthday dinner and Boka’s inviting service.

MS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Objectionable sewerage smell and cold drafty bar seating was a less than adequate environment for dining.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great dining experience. Greeted at the door,friendly receptionist,great server, very nice table “clearer”,delicious meal!

PP
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food IS outstanding. We had some good expectations but the restaurant has exceeded them.

K
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were on point!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were in Chicago for the weekend without the kids - this was a perfect spot for a sophisticated (but certainly not pretentious) date night. Delicious!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff went above and beyond for my birthday. Had an absolutely wonderful time!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful!!!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal

MD
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Receptionist was very friendly, table was in central location, hostess was excellent and knowledgeable, we tried the tasting course which was very tasty

FW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really appreciated the bithday surprise as well as the bread snacks and the appetizer! Had a great evening

N
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the duck for two as the main dish. It was a bit tough but otherwise tasty. Has been very good before.

a
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

casual elegence from start to finish. the balance of flavors were superb.

DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Arrived at location and it was lit dimly and dark. Limited menu, small portions amazing beef Tartar! Overrated, over priced and not much value.

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