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Boka, Chicago, IL
Award-winning

Boka

4.8
4.8
6865 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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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 60 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 337-6070
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Lee Wolen
  • Private party facilities
    Executive Chef Lee Wolen serves seasonal American cuisine in a warm & elegant fine dining atmosphere. Whatever your next occasion is, whether it be large, small, formal, or informal, BOKA can cater to all of your needs.
  • Private party contact
    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 337-6070
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Cross street
    Willow
  • Parking details
    Street parking available.
  • Public transit
    Red Line "El" stop at Clyborn & North Ave
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,865 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

6,865 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the best place to celebrate bff's birthday 🥰

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  2. Emily

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner, from the starters to the desserts every bite exploded with flavors in your mouth. Thank you very much for a wonderful experience

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had the tasting menu. It was the best meal of my life.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing team. I work in hospitality so I know what to look for. All staff members were attentive, on point and display a servants heart. Oh yea… the food was perfect.

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  5. Renee

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the most amazing meal of my life, every detail carefully thought out, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Service was impeccable.

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  6. NancyB

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Incredible food. For a Michelin star dining experience, tables way too close and this is not the best ambiance with other party near us way too loud. Front of house needs help. Did tasting menu which can’t complain at all about. Did wine pairing and never saw sommelier once. Our server poured the wine and did great job on memorizing his script but really knew nothing about the wine and asking questions, he tried to answer and can tell he had no idea and should have gotten someone to answer then fake his way through it. He then told us he had to go to another table to pour wine and dismissed us. The people bringing our courses were very short on telling us what we had and couldn’t hear half the time as talking to only one of us and not both. Again great food but front of the house and neighboring table on top of us made for a less than 4 to 5 star experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. AS2017

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Michelin restaurant for many years. Chef innovative, service impeccable, ambience suitable for special occasions in a quiet setting.

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  8. lyndal

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and presentation were both excellent. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. We enjoyed all of the meal, The list is impressive. The birthday boy even got a special piece of chocolate cake for dessert which he definitely enjoyed.

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  9. DavidD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went with my girlfriend for our anniversary, and the restaurant was amazing. The service was exceptional and made sure we were comfortable at all times. Food was fantastic!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal, slightly limited menu but everything was delicious. amazing service and ambience. Will be back for more

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FAQs

Boka offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 337-6070.

Boka is rated 4.8 stars by 6865 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Boka

1729 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Cross street
    Willow
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking available.
  • Public transit
    Red Line "El" stop at Clyborn & North Ave
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Lee Wolen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 337-6070
  • Private party facilities
    Executive Chef Lee Wolen serves seasonal American cuisine in a warm & elegant fine dining atmosphere. Whatever your next occasion is, whether it be large, small, formal, or informal, BOKA can cater to all of your needs.
  • Private party contact
    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 337-6070
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