Boka

4.8
5364 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5364 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Vegetarian menu was amazing

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RyanP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. It can be as casual or as formal as you want! They can accommodate any food restrictions you want; their drinks are tasty; they have non-alcoholic beverages for the under 21 crowd (great ones, too); and just genuinely a lovely vibe.

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TBE89
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host and the kitchen staff did an outstanding job ensuring we were done by our time limit - we were in a hurry and they paced everything perfectly. Food was absolutely outstanding - the dry-aged duck and lamb were particularly delicious.

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Jules
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

V average food. Below average decor. $900 meal for 3 people. The stellar service is its saving grace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing! One of the best in the !world

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ShaydaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! Highly recommend getting the fixed course menu option

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Mayo
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to there for a family dinner and we're pleasantlybsuplrpriswd by the fantastic atmosphere, delicious food and kind and excellent service. Would highly recommend!

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MurielD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was really good and the service was nice, careful and considerate. I have a lot of food allergies and there was no problem with the menu, even for deserts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was so great. Came here for a birthday dinner and was treated with the smallest touch of happy birthday on the menu. Service was great we did the tasting menu and were happy except for a couple corses that were prepared well just weren’t our taste. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and a lovely experience overall. The tasting menu was very exciting and had a range of delicious dishes. Would definitely go again.

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JuliaF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Chicago, hands down. Delicious and inventive vegetarian options, terrific drinks, and wonderful service.

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vipCarolF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant for a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday! The service is impeccable and the food is excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipJayR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine and first rate service.

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DianaG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I haven't been in BOKA for some time, but as always Food and service were outstanding. I think it was a little expensive, but my family and I had a wonderful time, so it was worth it in the end.

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VanessaT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter (Kevin) was phenomenal and so was the food. I would definitely return to do the tasting menu.

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vipCinnamonkiss88
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant. Jake,our server was very attentive and made us feel very special. The food was great and meticulously presented, the ambiance was nice and mellow with low lighting and low music volume.

We will be back

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valeriew
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I’ve been to Boka, and it will not be the last. This is the second time we’ve gotten the tasting menu along with the wine pairing. It is such a fun experience not knowing what you’re getting, and you have no choice but to just try; in the end each course is equally amazing. The atmosphere in here is so unique with its closest doors made of locks and the center with a outdoor grassy wall. Can’t wait to go back!

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VictorP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion or to treat yourself to an awesome experience

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vipMchandler808
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic experience. The hostess started by giving us a great recommendation while our table was not ready yet. Throughout the Dinner, we had outstanding service with lots of attention. The food was among the best we have ever had.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was unbelievably salty. Feels like covering up bad cooking with excessive amount of salt. Waiter not very warm.

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MikeJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very accommodating for vegetarians, great friendly service, cool space and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it would go back again

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vipMADISONIAN
Milwaukee
39 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Salad was great. Arctic Char superb. Short ribs challenging to cut, taste off. Accompanying vegetables good.

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vipMarthaA
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing. great service. a lot of wine choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! First time dining inside since the pandemic and was not disappointed. Boka is a staple of ours and the food and service was as good as before. All staff wear masks and many wear gloves as well and tables are plenty of distance apart to feel comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tasting menu ever. Jack our server was amazing. Wish this restaurant was in our home town.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had. The waiter was great. Gave us good recommendations. Didn’t rush us or pressure us into doing to much. It was a great overall experience.

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Lambertvilleres
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful relaxing 8 course tasting menu dinner on the patio, terrific staff, and wonderful food

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clementine
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Worth every penny! The chicken was out of this world! The staff and sommelier were helpful and welcoming.

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vipmitchellW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular in every way.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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CharleyH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, excellent service, and beautiful atmosphere. We did the tasting menu, and it was worth every dollar.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service. Tasting menu repetitive

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vipAdventuresinDining
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner at Boka. The tasting menu and wine pairings were incredible! Cheers!

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Iwillbeback
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tasting menu was amazing! My husband did a non alcoholic pairing, which he loved. The service was good not as great as other Michelin restaurants (attn to detail was lacking). We unluckily sat next to a very loud group. After the 2nd course we couldn’t hear each other without yelling. Overall it was still a great experience because of the food and because the restaurant can’t possibly know which customers will be loud.

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garyD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome I loved it. Get the Beets. And the Foie Gras.

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MarkM
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was fantastic,and service was impeccable.

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vipSuzanneK
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Boka using the Order Online button. Boka also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 337-6070.

Boka is rated 4.8 stars by 5364 OpenTable diners.

Boka does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/boka-restaurant-chicago/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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