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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.
What Insiders Are Saying
Boka serves fancy contemporary American food, but it still manages to be cool and fun despite being nice and expensive.
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!
Great venue, great food and great service
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!
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!
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!
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.
Thanks for an amazing dinner!
This was the most impressive meal I've ever had. The service was impeccable, and the food was just as good.
Beautiful decor and ambiance, but the quality of the food fell short.
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.
Love this cute restaurant for the decor and high caliber food experience
Best meal ever. Get the Duck.
Excellent food and environment. We were a party of six for a business meeting, and everybody was extremely satisfied.
Great food. Creative without the confusion that many restaurants offer with their 'fusion' menus. Will visit when I come back to Chicago again.
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!
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
Great! Always an awesome experience!
It was outstanding in all aspects - food - service - wine ! Highly recommend.
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.
Amazing experience and great service.
Amazing food and fantastic service. Would recommend to everyone. Great experience.
Great food, server is very knowledgeable and kind. Well attention to detail
The food was outstanding and the service was prompt. Very fancy but not stressful.
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.
My friend and I came here for her birthday. The service is outstanding! We received a complimentary dish in the beginning, it was broccoli something, I don’t remember. However, it was an interesting taste. It’s something that I wouldn’t order but it was very nice that the chef gave us something. We ordered the beef tartar, grilled octopus, and roasted dry aged roast duck! It was delicious! I definitely recommend this place for any special occasion.
I have experienced Michelin star restaurants around the world and never has one been bad - except for Boka. Grilled octopus was tough, tasteless. The slow roasted short rib was in reality cooked sous vide Server was rude and clueless
Friend moving to NYC!
Celebrated our 20th Anniversary and had the royal treatment as well as e joyed the spectacular Chef’s tasting menu paired with fabulous wines! Our server Elena was delightful!
Great Dinner with excellent server Brandon. He is so sweet and gave us some great suggestions.
A delicious meal with excellent service. Seems a little trendy but that may have had more to do with other patrons than with the aims of the establishment. Would highly recommend.
Fantastic! Our second visit. This time we ate a la carte rather than the tasting menu. We had the dry aged duck--sublime!
This was my first time in Chicago, and I was excited. Upon reading plenty of great reviews on Chicago restaurants. I was anticipating to be highly delighted by the food . My expectations were meet, and then some while I was at Boka. The food was exquisite, the decor was dark, modern and chic and the service was some of the best I’ve experienced in awhile. The hospitality felt genuine and not constrained. I really enjoyed this experience and I want to thank the whole staff at Boka restaurant for their astounding work.
We were greeted and seated right away upon walking in. Had cocktails and bread and butter were brought to table. We split a hot appetizer. I got duck for 1, my date got rib meat. Everything was delicious and very well prepared and presented. Service was great!
Loved everything about our experience! For a high class meal go to Boka! Chefs special chicken was to die for! Can’t wait to go back!
Absolutely spectacular, top to bottom!
Boka is one of our favorite restaurants for a special occasion. Always great food, service, and overall experience.
Amazing Amazing Amazing
It was excellent! We love it. The food was delicious