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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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As with all Boka restaurants, the food, service and entire experience was excellent and delightful. The teams throughout the restaurant were consistently engaged, aware, informed and genuinely focused on making our dinner special. We ate at the bar and even found the bartender extremely skilled and knowledgable regarding the food. She also added in a few thoughtful surprises along the way.
Really beautiful and amazing dinner. Never been before but will definitely be back again. It may be my new favorite, but need to try again.
Fabulous food and typically great service. We've been there several times but our last experience was not quite as good in terms of service and it's a little too loud.
Delicious dinner, elegant but relaxed atmosphere. We had the tasting menu, which was just perfect.
The service was exceptional and the food wonderful. An incredible dining experience.
When I told them that my only regret was sharing the ricotta dumplings they brought us another portion with the main dish.
The duck was perfect, maybe the best we have ever had. Crispy outside and perfectly cooked (medium/rare) inside. All delicious.
We enjoyed an excellent meal and outstanding service at Boka.
Wonderful the food and service was amazing and desserts were out of this world! Second time at Boka and we were as happy this time as the first.
What a wonderful evening!! Truly one of the best dining experiences I've ever enjoyed. The service was impeccable, the food creative and perfectly prepared. Don't miss this!!!
Outstanding service and food!
Wonderful food - we opted for the 8 course tasting menu, paired with the aged beef tartare. Absolutely phenomenal! The serves are great, always attentive and were helpful. There are wine pairings, however, we went with some cocktails, which too, were absolutely amazing.
Outstanding service and the food was exquisite.
Excellent bar staff service, cocktails (One Hour Photo, Crown of Aragon), bread and dessert. Dry Age Duck was good and the best dish we had at BOKA (prefer duck in china town however), sadly the ricotta dumplings were extremely salty, Spanish octopus quite fishy tasting (prefer Purple Pig octopus). The manager was very attentive and accommodating which was greatly appreciated.
Beautiful restaurant with excellent food and drinks. Staff made us feel welcomed and explained menu options clearly. Will return!
Excellent food and gracious, attentive service. Delightful.
Spectacular food and kind service.
It was a dining experience that was so incredible it was almost spiritual. This will be the best restaurant I have ever been to for the rest of my life.
It is a rare thing when you drop $500 bucks on a dinner to not feel like you spent a ton of money. HOWEVER at this place you feel like the tab should have been $500 more.
Phenomenal service on the patio. Take the time to savor summer and savor Boka. Ricotta dumplings and the duck are highly recommended.
Never disappoints. One of the best ! One of my favorites!
Food was exceptional!
Had my mother's birthday here. Boka was able to provide an extremely personal and memorable experience for her. It became hands down the best restaurant she had been to
Boka: Superb New American restaurant that is Celiac/Gluten Friendly. Boka goes above and beyond in experience from really thought of ingredients, GLUTEN FREE BREAD that tastes great, fantastic service, I truly recommend this Michelin Star restaurant.
We went there for our anniversary and got a very nice and quiet table, in the covered patio. We felt treated as special guest ! The tasting 8 courses menu is really more than delicious, and a new discovery for each plate!
Food was amazing!!!
Great creative food, friendly service. Worth the $$
It’s awesome. Always. You don’t need to know anything else. Just go.
Chris was our server. All we can say is that he was great and the Best service and food we have had in a long time
Excellent service and a well priced wine list, but we have had much better degustations at any number of restaurants! So that was disappointing. The restaurant is too dark and gloomy to be attractive; it could use some brighter color and fresh flowers at that price point.
We were celebrating our daughter's 25th birthday - It was the first time at Boka for all of us. We loved everything about it. The food, the wine, the service, the ambience; even the price. It was very reasonable for a top Chicago restaurant. We will definitely return and recommend Boka to our friends. Thanks for a great evening!
For the members of my party without dietary restriction, the dinner was excellent; however, one member of my party is vegan. I had selected Boka due to reports that they catered well to vegan/vegetarian restrictions. While parts of the meal were well done, we were very disappointed with his entree, which consisted of carrots and greens without any protein, despite it being stated on the menu. For a restaurant of this caliber, especially one that states that they are happy to accommodate dietary restriction, this was a bit of a letdown.
We went here for our anniversary. Very good service and decor. We liked the special touches like the menu printed with the Happy Anniversary on it, the tasty sorbet/mouse at the beginning of the meal. Good looking and tasty dishes. The restaurant is a bit on a pricey side.
Outstanding food, service, ambience. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
Wow! My wife and I celebrated her 40th birthday at Boka this last weekend. I have dined at a number of Michelin-starred restaurants, and this is in a class of its own. We each selected the 8-course tasting menu, which was spectacular. Courses were well sized and the pace of the meal was impeccable. Boka is a restaurant that is not to be missed when in Chicago.
So delicious every bite and our waiter was wonderful.
Great service food and ambience will be going again soon
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Such a well hidden gem. One of the best meals I've had in Chicago. Up there with the flavors from Alinea. Definitely worth it.
Food was perfect: Each of the dishes on the tasting menu was a pleasure to have. Service was good but not pretentious. Good value for money, for sure.
Great service, food and ambience. Most enjoyable.
Love sitting at the bar for dinner, always friendly, sincere and exceptional service.
Food is always delicious and inspiring. Lee and Brie are two of our favourite chefs in Chicago.