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Boka, Chicago, IL
Award-winning

Boka

4.8
4.8
6829 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

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

Experiences

  • Boka: The Cookbook Dinner Series (Spring)

    $175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 15, 2024 only
    Boka is proud to continue our seasonal Boka: The Cookbook dinner series, celebrating the arrival of Spring for this second installment in our four-part dinner series. Each of the four tasting menu-style dinners will take place across the year, showcasing hyper-seasonal recipes straight from the cookbook's pages. The Spring chapter will take place on Wednesday, May 15th, promising an immersive six-course feast for the senses. Reservations are priced at $175 per person and include a signed copy of Boka: The Cookbook. An optional wine pairing is available for purchase. Due to the nature of this dinner, we are unable to accommodate specific allergies and dietary restrictions.
    Boka: The Cookbook Dinner Series (Spring) Photo

What 6,829 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

6,829 Reviews
  1. BobD

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is definitely a Michelin Star restaurant delivered with a pleasant manor and excellent food preparation and presentation. Wonderful evening and our waiter Jake was delightful and knowledgeable.
    BokaResponded 1 day ago
    Thanks for visiting us, Bob! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful evening at Boka. It's great to know that you found our food to your liking. We're also glad that you found our service to be delightful. Your kind words truly mean a lot to us. We hope to see you back soon for another delightful experience!

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    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It had a nice speakeasy vibe . Food was good and service was excellent

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing and beautiful experience this was. Boka has cemented itself as one of the absolute best restaurants I have been to. The service and food was extraordinary. Thank you for making our evening a memorable one!

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  4. JanetD

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first experience at Boka, and we were very impressed. We were in Chicago just for the weekend to celebrate my birthday. From start to finish, the meal was superb. Unusual ingredients were that worked well together. The service was flawless as well. They even brought me a small chocolate birthday cake! I will go back!

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  5. Darlene17

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I have anticipated this night since my friends went during restaurant week in January 2024. The food was delicious and the presentation of the food beautiful. But the service was a little disappointing for a Michelin star restaurant. I will go back because maybe the server was just having a bad night.

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  6. SteveS

    Philadelphia

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only way I could get a table at Boka on a Saturday was at 5:15 pm with a one day reservation. It was worth eating so early. Augustus, our server was very professional and explained everything on the menu, made some great wine selections for us, and took our dietary restrictions. Our water glasses were never empty and they make an amazing Negroni. We started with the chicken liver mousse and the best parsnips I’ve ever had. I have no idea what the process is for “slow roasted cod”, but it turns out a fish that is buttery like sushi. We also had the chicken breast that was cooked perfectly. The ice cream they offer for dessert was pure decadence. Next time we’re going to try the tasting menu.

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    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Augustus was extraordinary, made the experience exceptional! Venison cooked to utter perfection, didn’t have to chew… pasta sauce was out of this world. Thanks!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service. Portions are small, but the flavors is amazing.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was unique and delicious. Wait staff made us feel very valued. A+

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  10. JackB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sam and Erin (sp) were fabulous. We love boka service. The food was outstanding like usual. And given we had one person with hearing issues you met our seating needs perfectly. All in all, a great friendly top class dinner

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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 6829 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today
Experiences are available.

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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