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Boleo

4.3
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334 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Peruvian
The cuisine and culture of Latin America make their way to the Windy City in our industrial-chic rooftop bar and lounge, Boleo, where you can find small plates for snacking and sharing, delicious cocktails that transport you to Peru, and house music that will make you want to learn to salsa. Come rain or shine we have you covered with our retractable roof!

We hope you are staying safe and well in these difficult times. The health and safety of our guests and staff is always our top priority. Today, it is even more critical as we aim to reduce the spread of infection. Please find the high-level of standards we currently have in place at the Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago. These have been designed based on guidelines, insights and recommendations from the CDC

-Parties of 6 or less
-All party sizes will be limited to a maximum time of 90 minutes
-We kindly ask that guests wear masks at any time they are not seated at their table
-Reservations st
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 334 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Enjoyable!

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vipGioGio2
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with the retractable roof, fun and yet offering privacy. The appetizers are creative and very flavorful. Great service and the drinks options are plentiful. Will definitely be back soon.

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AngieV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. We ordered the family sharing and we able to try everything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a couple with serious anxiety about the current pandemic, Boleo’s safety protocols allowed us to eat in comfort. The table were adequately spaced apart, the QR code menus and disenfecting of the table before we were sat. Great atmosphere & food is amazing!

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nikhak
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love visiting Boleo and this experience was no different, even while being in a pandemic. Our food, server, and cocktails were all exceptional. My friends and I felt safe with spaced out tables and masks required while not at tables. Our only complaint was that the hostess did not give us our 30 minute warning to let us know our two hour time limit was nearing, and she was impatient with us letting us know we exceeded the two hours. We understand the restrictions; however, there were still plenty of tables available even with less tables available than normal.

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PedroC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service good food nice retractable roof bar

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SeonA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome!! Enjoyed the ambience and service was great

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing rooftop bar with a great happy hour! Loved our waiter

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BobbyL
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible environment, low class patrons, bad food and service

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SimoneO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Boleo has a lot of character, as well as good food and drinks. It's one of the most aesthetically pleasing rooftop bars I've visited in Chicago.

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot; went here on a rainy evening so the retractable roof was closed, but it was still so nice. Drinks are strong and food is delicious.

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BBurke
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere in the heart of the loop. Beautiful lounge-style interiors, great food, and delicious cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was a great spot to meet up for Happy Hour! We got there right when they opened at 4:30. The service was great and the margaritas were good. Not my favorite drink, but the ambiance was perfect. We didn’t end up eating, but the food menu looked delicious. Will be trying the food next time!

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JonathanS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Very small portion size for the cost. Expecting a little more from a “rooftop” restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Food was delicious, especially the drinks!

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vipvalerieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Terrible service. Food took 45 min to come out and drinks were prob served around 30 min. They were very backed up!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambience! Perfect spot with the retractable roof to hang with your friends or even have a cute date day/night.

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DarrionB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was fantastic! Food and drink quality not so much. Yucca fries were very hard. Chicken empanada small plate were good. Moscow mules weren't very good. Very limited drink menu. If the bartender has only 8 drinks to make they should be made at a high quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

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peterkay
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a great atmosphere, great service and good selection of drinks.

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vipGA0619
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, ambiance and drinks.

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MOdaniel
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the food and drinks were declines! Will come back!

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KavehA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Wide range of cocktails. Very comfortable atmosphere.

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ricardo
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Well we were staying in the Hotel Gray on a cold night and opted to stay in and eat upstairs. We have traveled to Peru and were intrigued to try out the Tapa style menu.
The Pisco Sour was spot on so is you have never tried these do. The meal was sadly not really very exciting. Yuka fries were meh, the empanada was greasy, the Mahi was the best item we tried. Nothing was terrible and the staff were good but the meal was a little disappointing.

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JCal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There seemed to be a short staffing problem, which resulted in a delay in our orders. There also seems to be an issue with a lack in update in their online menu, as we didn't have a lot of things available to us anymore.

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ChicagoJoe
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Drinks were amazing. The muscles were undercooked and not the best deal. Stick to the drinks and empanadas

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ayesha
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The aesthetic of this place was very nice and also makes a good spot for pictures. The food portions were quite small for the price which makes sense because it was tapas.

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DarianC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good, be prepared for small bites. Our server was a little slow, had to go to hostess stand to ask for bill and had to pay at the entrance which wasn’t ideal.

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Drew
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Extremely small portions, not very helpful waitstaff. NOT ALLERGY FRIENDLY!!! Very expensive with extremely small portions.

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JohnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went with my wife for Valentine’s Day. Excellent food and great service. Was a touch loud. Overall it was a great date spot and was perfect for a pre-theatre dinner.

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vipMariaG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The empanadas were great and so were the ceviche and the tiradillo. The pulpo and beef were very bland. Our waitress was attentive and apologized for the delay in bringing the food and drinks.
The pisco sour was ok, but not great.
The maracuya dessert was outstanding.
Since the food was expensive, we expected better quality food.
We will not be going back.

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YasC
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Plates were small but tasty and authentic flavors.
The only thing that was disapointing was the attitude of the waiter.

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RocioR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boleo has great drinks and amazing shareable Peruvian dishes. Friday nights they have live music, and the staff is great.

I highly recommend if you’re looking for a hidden gen

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vipAudAnn
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff at both the 2nd floor bar and the host and waitress at Baleo were sweet and accommodating! They sent out desserts when I asked for the dessert menu, as we had discussed, for a birthday surprise for my friend for her birthday. They all made the experience a very positive and memorable one.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We were advised incorrectly on how much food to order for 12 people by Atleast half. My clients left hungry so we had to go somewhere else. We could have ordered more.... if I could get the servers attention. I had to keep tracking down the server for drink and food orders. Lastly dirty plates piled up quickly and I had to track down more people to take them. I had 2k budgeted for the event and only spend 25 percent because I couldn’t get anyone’s attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Drinks were tasty but the bar service was extremely slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was ok Not bad not great It would be better to seat parties based on size as we were two and next to 6 who were very loud

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mkchicago
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The small plates offerings were generally good, but limited compared to the drinks menu, and severely limited for my vegetarian companion. Definitely a bar with food vs. a restaurant with bar service. Very small crowd on a Friday night, but the design of the space makes sound travel so it was noisier than expected. Small plates we ordered were really small, except for mussels and fried rice dishes, so it was also a relatively expensive choice for dinner vs. snacks. I don't think we'll be going back any time soon.

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TravisK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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EricH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food options in a beautiful setting. Our party of 4 had a comfortable spot under the atrium share small plates and conversation.

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Boleo is rated 4.3 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

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