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Boka



1729 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614

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(312) 337-6070

  • Sun - Thu 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Fri - Sat 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars, Family Restaurants, Most Romantic Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants

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4.8 of 5.0 from 90 reviews


price range:$26 to $50

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  • David PocsiTruly amazing tasting menu. Gus and the rest of the crew made our night so special here.

    55555 by David Pocsi


  • Ivan FTasting menu is incredible. The best are the desserts and Foie Gras.

    55555 by Ivan F


  • Lina N.The tasting menu and wine pairing is out of this world!! Kudos to the chef for a gastronomical experience. We even decided last minute to sit at the bar and enjoy, and it was amazing.

    55555 by Lina N.


  • Max VDELICIOUS!

    55555 by Max V


  • Shannon H.Boka was nominated for Outstanding service, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz for Outstanding restaurateur, Meg Galus for Oustanding Pastry Chef, Lee Wolen for Best Chef: Great Lakes for the 2017 Beard Awards.

    55555 by Shannon H.


  • Xinnie RCame here for restaurant week and very happy with the visit. Everything is so well made, especially the seared scallop. I enjoyed everything from starters to dessert.

    55555 by Xinnie R


  • Chicago TribuneThe flagship restaurant in the Boka Restaurant Group combines Lee Wolen's approachable yet astonishing savory dishes with Meg Galus' imaginative and delicious pastries.

    55555 by Chicago Tribune


  • EaterThis Chicago restaurant will shave Alba white truffles over tagliolini with parmesan for $36 for four grams or $72 for eight grams.

    55555 by Eater


  • Xiaolong S7 course dinner menu is pretty good.

    55555 by Xiaolong S


  • Louis KliegerArguably the best meal of my life thus far. Also, take a look at the decorations on the wall.

    55555 by Louis Klieger


  • Spoon University FThe beautiful outdoor patio is particularly charming, with brick walls, white-flowered trees and simple but elegant black iron-wrought chairs.

    55555 by Spoon University F


  • Ringo H'On the shore' is a must try. Refreshing.

    55555 by Ringo H


  • Ja_Moi_IThey mastered attention to details, fabulous food.

    55555 by Ja_Moi_I


  • EaterNow a decade old, the Boka Group's flagship restaurant is better than ever following a reboot that added chef Lee Wolen and a stunning remodel.

    55555 by Eater


  • Angie O.Amazing food with an even better presentation. Must sit in the patio, such a great atmosphere!

    55555 by Angie O.


  • Hank sGreat for a nice date night

    55555 by Hank s


  • Martha CFois gras mousse, fish crudo with barley pops and aged-beef broth

    55555 by Martha C


  • Martha C1 Michelin star - go for grand tasting with wine pairing

    55555 by Martha C


  • Martin S.One of the finest restaurant experiences in the city of Chicago. All aspects (ambience, appetizers, wine, claims, entrees, desert and service) were spectacular. We went loved BOKA!

    55555 by Martin S.


  • Lisa SThe duck was so rich and juicy that it was like eating a prime rib.

    55555 by Lisa S


  • Matt S.Find Bill Murray.

    33333 by Matt S.


  • Pepe FTodo el menú es una delicia

    55555 by Pepe F


  • Aykut RLovely staff, delicious food and a total experience! Try octopus and duck. We fell in love with the wine from reserved list!

    55555 by Aykut R


  • TripExpert EWe feature Travel + Leisure, who says, "After starting with creative handcrafted cocktails, which can be customized...move on to seasonal specialties like the braised beef short rib ravioli."

    55555 by TripExpert E


  • Abi C.Been a while since I've been there as I have been traveling but the food was fantastic and service above and beyond. Would go back as soon as I can and try the rest of the menu.

    55555 by Abi C.


  • Mariajose ELa entrada de Ravioli de pescado es Amazing... siga con la langosta con morcilla y termine con el mouse de Chocolate. Un must en Chicago!!!!

    55555 by Mariajose E


  • Melissa E.Truly wonderful appetizer and presentation. I had the duck and it was perfectly cooked.

    55555 by Melissa E.


  • Leonardo GastmannGreat good, really well prepared, the presentation is great.... The downside is definitely the fact that it comes in really small portions... If you are hungry, like starving, leave for another time..

    55555 by Leonardo Gastmann


  • Chicago TribuneThe beautifully composed broccoli salad at Boka consists of raw, shaved broccoli stems and florets, brightened with preserved lemon and a barely there lemon vinaigrette.

    33333 by Chicago Tribune


  • ben m.Renovation looks good. Don't miss the octopus, the fluke and the chicken is surprisingly delicious.

    55555 by ben m.


  • Leslie L.My dinner at Boka was the best dinner I've had in a long time. I decided to be "boring" and order chicken. Man, was I wrong. This was the most amazing chicken I've ever had. Lee Wolen is a master.

    55555 by Leslie L.


  • Monтιəl ZExcelente, muy buena opción en Chicago. Muy buena gastronomía, buenos vinos y lugar agradable. Recomiendo ampliamente!

    55555 by Monтιəl Z


  • Linda F.Boka does "simple" deliciously! The rotating menu updates with the season - but stick with the classics the chef does great with chicken and vegetables. Simple but oh so delicious.

    55555 by Linda F.


  • Pocket SunThird time having dinner here. Consistent high quality and nice decor. Cauliflower salad, cod ravioli and duck breast were great. Date with divinity was a good light cocktail.

    55555 by Pocket Sun


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Boka Restaurant as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Chris V.Cocktails, entrees

    55555 by Chris V.


  • Pocket SunA special place with memories. Very high quality dishes. I love the decor after the renovation. Will definitely go back.

    55555 by Pocket Sun


  • Jack O.Carrot salad and chicken was great. Also had the cheesecake for dessert. Beautiful inside.

    55555 by Jack O.


  • Redeye ChicagoChef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary American menu every couple of weeks, but you can always count on your meal being prepared with locally sourced, seasonal produce.

    55555 by Redeye Chicago


  • Kelli MThe friendliest and most attentive service around! Great food at very small, fancy quantities.

    55555 by Kelli M


  • Erick N.Chef Wolen is the god of chicken; sexiest and best chicken dish in the Midwest

    55555 by Erick N.


  • Erick N.The octopus appetizer is consistently amazing

    55555 by Erick N.


  • Erick N.If Tomasz is working the bar make sure to order a #Tomcat - phenomenal Mezcal based cocktail that is not on the menu

    55555 by Erick N.


  • Corey MeyerWow! Gnudi was absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!! You must try it.

    55555 by Corey Meyer


  • EaterThe Boka revamp is now open with acclaimed chef Lee Wolen launching a completely new menu. A new buildout, 180 degrees from the prior look, adds to the more approachable vibe.

    55555 by Eater


  • Corey MAmazing food and service. Get the short ribs!

    55555 by Corey M


  • La Dolce VitaOne Michelin star

    55555 by La Dolce Vita


  • Michelin Travel & LifestyleMediterranean and Asian tastes meld in snapper carpaccio or pho w/ duck + bigoli. Get peanut butter semifreddo for dessert. – Green Guide Editor

    55555 by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle


  • Frank N.Follow me on instagram @frankng01 or @frankng02

    33333 by Frank N.


  • Frank N.Not a great restaurant that said in all the feedback! The food is average! The drinks selection is very good but not excellent! The service is mediocre except the bartender! Coco panna rest os better

    55555 by Frank N.


  • Hynek S.Excellent food and venue

    55555 by Hynek S.


  • Lizzie R.Must try the edamame Mac n cheese!!!!

    55555 by Lizzie R.


  • Vanessa F.Worst "nice" dinner service I've ever had. :-/

    33333 by Vanessa F.


  • Omar P.Try the Halibut With Persimmon Saboyan (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Omar P.


  • Omar P.Try the Roasted quail, salad of pea and wild garlic, sauteed morels and jus of quail (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Omar P.


  • Omar P.Try the Grilled Octopus (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Omar P.


  • Peter H.There's only one true option when it comes to libations at Boka: The Dealers Choice. You select a spirit and a flavor or two and let the mixologist work their craft. It's beyond amazing.

    55555 by Peter H.


  • AlexandraDelicious scallops and great to go to for restaurant week!

    55555 by Alexandra


  • Soumit N.Grilled octopus was perfectly done. Venison was tender, subtle. Chocolate orange ice-cream was fantastic!

    55555 by Soumit N.


  • Courtney W.Try the Diver Sea Scallops (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Courtney W.


  • Jeff2013 - 1 Michelin Star

    55555 by Jeff


  • Teri P.Great bar.

    55555 by Teri P.


  • Emily B.Go for the tasting menu. Well worth it!

    55555 by Emily B.


  • Jake S.Everything on menu is delicious. Try GRILLED BABY OCTOPUS and BEEF TENDERLOIN. You won't regret.

    55555 by Jake S.


  • Chicago magazineExpect the whimsical (an eel terrine and grilled baby octopus with Korean short ribs), the decadent (foie gras with grilled bananas in a baking-spice gastrique), and everything in between.

    55555 by Chicago magazine


  • Time Out Chicago$33 will get you beef-cheek ravioli with lobster jus, herb-crusted whitefish with brussels sprouts and prawn slaw, and chocolate praline with hazelnut ice cream, coffee foam and candied hazelnuts.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Diego M.Wagyu ravioli, eel and shrimp terrine :)

    55555 by Diego M.


  • Erik H.Weston cocktail

    55555 by Erik H.


  • Chicago magazineMust-try cocktail: Weston. This drink’s components read like a snapshot of its creator’s day off: Four Roses bourbon, strong coffee syrup, and pipe tobacco.

    55555 by Chicago magazine


  • Sarah B.Ask for the gluten-free bread option even if you are not. It's a spiced flax seed cracker. Delicious!

    55555 by Sarah B.


  • KathyEdamame mac & cheese, everything else is overrated and overpriced

    33333 by Kathy


  • Kayleigh G.Although I hear the menu will soon be changing, the tuna sashimi and korokke with whipped avocado is absolutely delicious. Also, try an "Old Money" cocktail. My favourite on the cocktail menu!

    55555 by Kayleigh G.


  • Time Out ChicagoPastry chef Kate Neumann rarely disappoints with the desserts at this sophisticated Mediterranean restaurant.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Danielle @.first time I had duck, scallops and edemame mac & cheese (have to try it), 2nd time I went for the grand tasting menu w/ wine pairing. you really can't go wrong.... foodie heaven! martinis are A+!

    55555 by Danielle @.


  • Time Out ChicagoPastry chef Kate Neumann rarely disappoints with the desserts at this sophisticated Mediterranean restaurant.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Stephen I.Wow...very disappointing experience :( Went in for the 6 course tasting and decided to do the wine pairing. How can a restaurant receive a 1 star Michelin rating...yet have no Sommelier?

    33333 by Stephen I.


  • Michelin Travel & LifestyleAlthough the selection of à la carte dishes are all worthy of your palate, consider opting for the pricier Grand Tasting Menu for a peek into the creative mind of Chef Guiseppe Tentori. - Inspector

    55555 by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle


  • Michelin Travel & LifestyleAlthough the selection of à la carte dishes are all worthy of your palate, consider opting for the pricier Grand Tasting Menu for a peek into the creative mind of Chef Guiseppe Tentori. - Inspector

    55555 by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle


  • Yangzhi Z.Being right next door to Alinea can be quite daunting, but Boka does not disappoint. Fantastic service, excellent tasting menu, and at a fraction of the price. Try the Alaskan Halibut.

    55555 by Yangzhi Z.


  • The FeastChef Giuseppe Tentori is a Charlie Trotter protege and a James Beard nominated chef whose dedication to seasonal and sustainable products has become a trademark of his inventive dishes.

    55555 by The Feast


  • Shodmon I.Great romantic restaurant in the area! Best Chef in town! Delicious food and friendly service! Make reservations today!

    55555 by Shodmon I.


  • Terris A.Love their drink selection and their creative ideas. Thank you Griffin for a fun night!

    55555 by Terris A.


  • Time Out ChicagoThought you’d want to know: Kevin Boehm & Rob Katz have been nominated for Restaurateurs of the Year in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now!

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Jason R.The 6 course tasting menu is the absolute best value and sample the amazing range

    55555 by Jason R.


  • FoodspottingTry the Maine Diver Scallops And Korean Shortribs and spot it on Foodspotting!

    55555 by Foodspotting


  • Daniel H.Average tasting food...VERY EXPENSIVE

    33333 by Daniel H.


  • Mark C.At the Bar - if they offer "Dealers Choice" for cocktails - get it!! The night we were there was a bartender from Violet Hour!

    33333 by Mark C.


  • Jonathan G.Get the side of mac and cheese with Edamame...sooo good

    33333 by Jonathan G.


  • narniGet the edemame mac n' cheese -- it's a modest portion, but so very indulgent. Also, the grilled octopus first course was so good -- the portion was enough to be a main entree!

    55555 by narni


  • Jessica R.This is best deal for Chicago Restaurant Week in February. I enjoyed & highly recommend sea scallops and Angus tenderloin with short rib for dinner.

    55555 by Jessica R.


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