Boka

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4618 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Boka serves fancy contemporary American food, but it still manages to be cool and fun despite being nice and expensive.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Boka during our recent visit to Chicago. Dinner got us out of the regular tourist district (easily accessible by the red line from said district) and we were amply rewarded with distinguished service in a relaxed setting and an over the top culinary experience. Don't miss the chance to savor Boka.

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service, the atmosphere were all amazing!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience ! Outstanding Tasting Menu !

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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the 10 best meals I have had in a rather long life. Very friendly staff, a great experience overall.

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London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great area and great service would recommend this place to others

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Some great dishes some average some misses. So-so service. Staff was not particularly engaging or informative but was polite and otherwise attentive.

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G
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the few restaurants I go back to when there are so many to chose from in Chicago. Never a misstep, service excellent, food outstanding. Expensive but so worth every bite. Love this place!

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JO
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday.

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S
Phoenix
176 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this place to be tremendous. The Duck is amazing.
Elegant yet casual.

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R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, outstanding service great ambience. It is expensive but relaxed and totally worth it.

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VH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had theater tickets to Steppenwolf. Our waiter arranged to deliver our tickets from will call to our table. Amazing service! Thank you!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great restaurant. The food was outstanding. The service was on point. The music had a good vibe. And the ambiance was excellent

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J
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, fantastic mix of drinks and food and very good service -- it is somewhat pricey but well worth it.

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f
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was wonderful and the service was excellent.

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L
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. Beautiful presentation and the service was great. A slight expensive for your everyday date night or friends get-together, but totally worth it!

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j
Glasgow
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, great food and great service

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This gem was amazing. We were very impressed with the food, ambiance and our waiter, Graham (service was excellent). Try the ricotta dumplings .. to die for!

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantasic restaurant serving amazing food with attentive, knowledable and helpful staff. We went for our second anniversary and they gave us a personalised menu card with the message "happy 2nd anniversary" on the front. Lovely touch!

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d
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 26th anniversary, and Boka gave us the perfect experience. From the food and service to the atmosphere and special touches, everything was perfect. I would highly recommend visiting this wonderful spot!

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OP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The fold was not warm that stated on the menu that was suppose to be.
Told the host about that and nothing was done to rectify the situation

My friend ordered the bree and it tasted expired. She fell ill the next day and we told Boka over the phone and again nothing was rectified other than a simple sorry.

The place received many great reviews and menu look worth coming however this experience was not a great one.

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BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it.
Thanks for an amazing dinner!

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most impressive meal I've ever had. The service was impeccable, and the food was just as good.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful decor and ambiance, but the quality of the food fell short.

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JZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Muy caro, platos con poco sabor, poca comida, y el ambiente con personas del mismo género dándose besos. Arrepentido de ir a este lugar. Nunca regreso.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this cute restaurant for the decor and high caliber food experience

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal ever. Get the Duck.

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PT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and environment. We were a party of six for a business meeting, and everybody was extremely satisfied.

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HW
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Creative without the confusion that many restaurants offer with their 'fusion' menus. Will visit when I come back to Chicago again.

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another stunning experience and amazing meal. Thank you to the extraordinary Boka team for always going above and beyond and creating such memorable culinary adventures. You all make life better!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

For the price for the Tasting menu thought the food would be more flavorful and amazing but it was not. Not a good value for what we paid for

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Always an awesome experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was outstanding in all aspects - food - service - wine ! Highly recommend.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate our 15th anniversary. The service and food was amazing! Staff were attentive and really pleasant. We had the tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed it. Boka created a beautiful memory of our 15th anniversary and we would definitely be back.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and great service.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and fantastic service. Would recommend to everyone. Great experience.

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TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, server is very knowledgeable and kind. Well attention to detail

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was prompt. Very fancy but not stressful.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Non-pretentious, cozy with great service. We come here regularly for these reasons. Food is equal to or better than restaurants with 3 Michelin Stars.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honeymoon-Absolutely perfect

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