Boka

4.8
4660 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Boka serves fancy contemporary American food, but it still manages to be cool and fun despite being nice and expensive.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Chicago. Service top notch and food amazing.

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TR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and attention to detail was incredible and the service was what you’d expect from a Michelin star rated restaurant. Surprised it only has 1. We’d visit again in a heartbeat!

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EM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Completely fabulous food, amazing drinks, beautiful restaurant

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RO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The dishes we had were very good. However, the portions were tiny and the entrees needed a side or two plated with them. My wife and I both left hungry. That is ridiculous at those prices. Service was outstanding. My wife had a problem with the way her fish was cooked, and they bent over backwards to make up for it.

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RM
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Period.

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CC
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in the city of Chicago. I’d eat here every day if I could.

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AW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appetizers were interesting. Roast duck best I have every had. Skin perfectly crisped and seasoned.

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Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible dining experience, service is just a bit slow but I understand that the food is mad at the moment and is fresh.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is incredible, the service is excellent, and everyone in our party had a great time.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely exceeded all expectations! Beautiful 8 course tasting menu paired with reserve wines was 5 stars! Highly recommend!

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DL
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.

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LE
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really impressed by the atmosphere, food, and service. Sat at a booth and loved the experience.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. An experience like none other. Food was amazing as well as the staff.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Amazing food. Amazing service. Deeeelicious.

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EL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I felt the atmosphere is cold and none welcoming. Dishes were too expensive for the amount of food we received. Short rib, Octopus were tiny plates.

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p
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Canada. Was told about the restaurant. It surpassed our expectations. Everything was outstanding. Cocktails, appetizers, main and dessert. One of my best meals ever!

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MH
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. We had the tasting menu and it was really, very good, plus the service was outstanding!

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c
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was superb. Chris looked after us very well!
We partook of the degustation menu—which was excellent.
Highly recommend it. So many flavorful dishes.

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g
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every bite... and sip!

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AT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely fabulous dinner. I enjoyed everything I ate even the rolls were absolutely delectable. The ricotta dumplings were exquisite as well as the beef I had for my entree. The ambiance was wonderful. Overall, an amazing place to spend the evening.

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JJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful staff, fantastic food. Highly recommended.

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l
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good ezperience, outstanding ezperience. Good increíble.

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JF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ricotta dumplings are a must. I'd go there just for the bread and butter service. It would never occur to me that a dish of carrots and lentils would cost $23, but it turns out that every bite is worth it! Also, get dessert.

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and outstanding meal. Highly recommend the halibut.

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L
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the custom vegan tasting menu. But it would also be a great spot to order a la cart from.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with the surprise tasting menu. Wondered if we should go for it, initially, then found it was well worth it

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Bath
23 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Overpriced disgusting flavoured tapas, a restaurant trying way too hard to be fine dining, but failing on the flavours, the short rib dish I had looks like it was a piece of meat leftover in a microwave by accident for a week and didn’t taste much better it had a green sheen to it which made me feel queasy, the octopus was over charred so just tasted bitter, I couldn’t see the point of the sliced cucumber and the relish may have been tasty with another dish, short rib should not be put in a sous vide it needs some sort of caramelisation and a sauce. The bread was ok though

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JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the tasting menu for my girlfriends birthday. Was a pleasure dining here. Was my first time doing a tasting menu and it was well worth it! I was especially full toward the end but it was all so very delicious so I ate it all. I ABSOLUTELY recommend this for a anniversary or birthday. They personalized the menu to say happy birthday which I've never seen before and it was a great touch. Also each host said happy birthday from the moment we entered till the moment we left. In total we spent 3 hours in there but wow you must go for yourself to really really understand!!! Desserts are especially fantastic :D. Overall 10/10 I would come back again.

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MH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! The roasted duck was delicious!

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ML
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a little more formal than the Girl and the Goat, but equally if not more amazing food. incredible, attentive service... Speaking of service... I mentioned how "hangry" we were feeling and our thoughtful waiter brought us warm, home made bread and butter - even though it "wasn't time." then, I must have said something that he didn't like bc it felt like he suddenly snapped and was put off by me for the remainder of the dining experience. Even my sister remarked that it was odd. You definitely want to sit outside. I was surprised that the bar was empty, although it was a holiday weekend.

all of that said, the food and service are notable. if you're a foodie, and you cannot get into GATG, this is the place to get a table!

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IC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dinning experience I ever had. Not only the best meal of my life but the night overall. Service is impeccable, drinks are great and the atmosphere so relaxing. Talking for my group we highly recommend Boka!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, very delicious plates!

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r
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu of 8 courses and everything on it was phenomenal. We had a great cocktail and awesome bottle of wine to go with it. I would definitely recommend this as not one course was bad at all.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word to describe: Fantastic!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was best meal of my life

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the tasting menu; I think everyone should occasionally experience dining where you make no decisions and are completely surprised with each dish. This is good for the soul
You guys did a really nice job all the way around; the vibe was great, took us on a journey and made us feel well taken care of in a comfortable way
Thanks!!

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A
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a excellent experience. Food and service beyond my expectations. Thank you!!!!

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