Boka

4.8
5433 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
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  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5433 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wine. Birthday dinner.

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Shepm
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

9 pm reservation. Not seated until 10:20. No apologies. Very rude senior team. No celebration or extras for 60th birthday event. Pretentious and not customer focused.

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Sonya
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delectable dining experience that represented the eidolon of culinaria.

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vipLaura
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great team with outstanding food.

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vipDaniel
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A wonderful place to celebrate a birthday, brilliant tasting menu and service. Incredibly creative combination of flavors. The only drawback was being seated in the bar which was noisy—tho the window was nice. Michelin star and priced accordingly, but worthy of a special occasion.

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vipFoodie2
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration most special!

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vipJossea
St. Louis
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining venue with a very talented Chef Wolen. Very well fine dining trained, knowledgeable and efficient floor staff executing correct service which is not seen too much nowadays. Highly recommended!

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viporangedoc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, from the Hamachi appetizer to the Arctic Char, Chicken, and Beets entrees, as well as the Black raspberry dessert. The atmosphere was dark with sense of an older era. I would go back for the food but I think they need a little update to the decor

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal restaurant including ambiance, service, and the actual food was outstanding. Perfect experience for a special occasion!

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CParker444
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food. Service, ambience everything. Will come back again and again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were able to accommodate gluten free on the tasting menu, which was great and the service was impressive. The tasting was also delicious and interesting, loved all the flavors coming from each dish. The staff was also very informative and answered all of our questions about each dish

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CoryF
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience of a meal! Well worth it for special occasions! They were very accommodating of dietary restrictions too!

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vipJSChi
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and friendly service. Three types of seating, bar high top booths are not bad, though you are looking at the bar, and there are regular tables front and back of restaurant, as well as an additional side wing with more tables, which is attractive.

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JulieW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and venue for my daughter’s birthday celebration. Appreciate that even on the whole table tasting menu, they happily accommodated several dietary restrictions, including one guest who was vegetarian. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented.

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RNSO
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, especially drinks and dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful all around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional diner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

Augustus was fantastic, and the meal was INCREDIBLE.

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NatashaB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was superb, both, taste and presentation. I didn't care for the desserts though, and we tried every single one. It was too sweet and somewhat heavy to eat after a very nice and elegant dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tastiest food I've had in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a reason that this place has a Michelin star. Excellent service and amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was an ok restaurant. Food too a long time coming out

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente experiencia culinaria, y con el maridaje todo más que perfecto

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience all-around. We did the tasting menu, and every dish was completely delicious. The plating is beautiful, the ingredients are interesting and creative, and most importantly, it just tastes fantastic. Good pacing of the nine courses, and, at around 3 hours, it seemed just right. The portion size is good to give you a reasonable taste while not filling you up before you can get to later dishes. $165 seemed pretty reasonable for such a beautiful and elaborate meal. One person in our group got the standard wine pairing and she raved about the 6 wines paired with her meal (fair but not overwhelming pours). Service was fantastic, too. With two glasses of wine and tip, my portion was about $260.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. The thought and skill put into the meal progression, as well as the wine pairings accompanying each (we did the reserve list) were excellent. The ambiance was comfortable and warm. Compliments to both the chef and staff!

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CalebM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best show in town! Jake provided stellar service, and has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the beverage choices.

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DwayneW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Atmosphere was wonderful.

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CandaceB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Great atmosphere and the food and drinks were amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the appetizers always seem to outshine the entrées, it’s still an outstanding restaurant. Our server Alex was terrific. He picked up on it being our friend’s birthday, and she was delighted when a complimentary slice of delicious chocolate mousse cake showed up with a candle on it. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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GaryH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience celebrating my wife's birthday. The service from Augustus and the rest of the staff was exceptional. Augustus expertly tailored our tasting menu to our preferences. The food presentation and taste were outstanding. I was tempted to take photos. We had a truly memorable experience. Thank you for your warmth, hospitality, and delicious food.

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Milty
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience. Every dish executed flawlessly. FOH was prepared to answer all questions and made great recommendations. We will definitely be back.

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vipkurt
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary and our menu had well wishes printed on it. A very classy touch. Everything was perfect

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YouaM
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been here once before and we didn't get to try the duck last time, it was highly recommended. This time we did and it was really good. One of the best duck we've had ever.

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vipTmonie
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful 8 course tasting menu with lots of special touches. Able to accommodate dietary restrictions including severe gluten allergy. Love the ambiance and creativity with even the vegetarian tasting menu. Very impressive and consistency through the years. Grateful to the chef and team for a very successful birthday celebration for my brother!

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TravisW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tasting menu was an incredible experience. The savory courses were rich with ingredients/flavors that paired so well. Would highly recommend!

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ChiAmateurFoodie
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service! Thank you for another great experience!

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vipSoccerlaxmon
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boka is always a wonderful experience and yesterday was no exception. The hostess was able to proactively move us to a table indoors as there was rain predicted, which was much appreciated. Our waiter, Kevin, was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and hilarious! Such a treat!! The food and table service, as always, was top notch from beginning to end. We will be back soon!

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mranderson
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the overall ambience in the dedication to the food. My wife and I loved every course we had and will definitely be coming back

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ChicagoDiner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Duck was phenomenal. Everything else was nice but not necessary.

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 5433 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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