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Boka

4.8
4.8
6142 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 81 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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: (888) 338-3812

  • 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

  • Restaurant Week 4 Course Tasting Menu

    $59.00 per person

    Jan 20 - Feb 5, 2023
    Join us for Restaurant Week from January 20 to February 5. Guests can enjoy a special 4-course prix fixe dinner menu for $59 with an optional wine pairing for and additional $40. During this time we will NOT offer our regular à la carte or 8-course tasting menu. Price does not include taxes, fees and service charges
  • Valentine's Day at Boka

    $225.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Come celebrate Valentine's Day with the team at Boka! We will be offering a specially curated 7 course tasting menu to highlight a convivial day full of love. We are so excited to share this sentimental moment with you and look forward to celebrating all things love! If you would like to elevate your evening, we will be offering a reserve wine pairing for $165 per person. If you have specific questions about the tasting menu, please reach out to info@bokachicago.com for more details. Tasting Menu: Golden Kaluga Caviar American Wagyu Tartare Smoked Maitake Live Scallop Crudo Grilled Murray Cod Roasted Dry Aged Duck Dry Aged Striploin Kalamansi Sorbet Chocolate Pavlova

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What 6,142 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

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  1. BK

    BethK

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience for restaurant week. We loved the beef tartare, duck ravioli and chicken entree. Service is incredible as well. Everything seemed like a dance.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each bite and paired wine was perfectly curated. Service was outstanding.
  3. MK

    MatthewK

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday / restaurant week and it was so much fun! Great food and we got to try so many different things with the RW menu.
  5. CF

    ChicagoFoodie

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week pleasure!!! Went for the wine tasting too - crowd pleaser isn’t strong enough!!! As you’d expect, everything was wonderful. Each course was perfect, excellence in execution all the way along and the times complemented the food perfectly. Couldn’t recommend more highly if I tried. MUST go back soon!
  6. RO

    ROSIE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Five out of five the food service.
  7. AK

    AliciaK

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for restaurant week. The food ranged from good to fantastic- such a good deal to get four courses for $59, and will gladly come back to pay full price for their usual menu. We had 3 different cocktails and those were also wonderful. Overall service was good- they are only doing the RW menu, which I think allowed them to bring out each course in a timely maneer. However, something happened with our fourth course- it didn't come out for nearly 40 mins. Chalking it up to how busy they are during RW, and will still come back!
  8. T

    Timmye

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant Week Special - No complaints! My party had a wonderful time!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional price for the restaurant week! Will definitely visit again. Amazing wine pairing choices.
  10. AH

    AngieH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I thought it was strange there was a surcharge on the bill for “benefits” for the employees. I hate hidden fees, especially from the service industry.
  11. BS

    BeiS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went here for restaurant week. Food is great and can't wait to try the full course meal. Scallops and cod are meltingly tender.
  12. S

    Shan

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really delicious meal in a fun atmosphere. Highly recommend and glad I was able to check it out during restaurant week.
  13. LL

    LanaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Service, vibe, everything was perfect! Definitely will be back
  14. M

    Maria

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    My friend and I came for restaurant week and we were not disappointed with the food it was delicious. However, we were surprised by the ambiance. We expected a quiet low noise evening
  15. SC

    SherryC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food on the Restaurant Week menu is great! Wine pairing is mediocre but has some highlights. Will recommend it during the restaurant week.
  16. M

    Martha

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. Our servers were excellent, the food was absolutely delicious especially memorable was the beef tartar and the chicken. The desserts were also unique and tasty! Since we were there for restaurant week I think the value was great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Boka to experience their Restaurant Week menu. Everything was fantastic! We opted to add in the wine pairings which was an excellent decision. Each course and its accompanying wine was delicious. We sat at the bar because those were the only seats available at the time I made the reservation. However, we are bar people and often prefer to sit there anyway. The service and experience were still top-notch. Overall, it was a perfect evening.
  18. LE

    LolitaE

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was a great experience and the food was not bad, the service was outstanding!
  19. KH

    KatyH

    Montana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I went to Boka for the Chicago restaurant week 4 course deal. We really enjoyed the dishes and overall experience. The service was excellent and very attentive, and the food was fantastic. We especially liked the duck ravioli and the mushroom rigatoni. We did not do the wine pairing since my partner is not a wine drinker but we did enjoy some of the house cocktails, which were enjoyable. We had a nice time and would definitely come back again!
  20. TG

    TinaG

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for restaurant week and menu was great value for the offerings, lovely dishes and pairings. Very attentive staff and services was excellent!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  22. BB

    BulletBud

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boka is an outstanding restaurant especially when you factor in the attractive pricing during Restaurant Week.
  23. j

    jond

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent restaurant week dining experience. The food was excellent and each wine selected for the pairings was incredible. An absolute must if you can get a table.
  24. L

    Lili28

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, great service! 100% recommended, the experience is awesome
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy to see why this is such an acclaimed restaurant- well done chef! Attention to detail and quality are truly the hallmark of Boka.
  26. DB

    DeepaBharaj

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tried Boka during restaurant week…they had a preset menu. Glass of house wine was fine. Cold appetizer was ok, can’t remember what it was so it wasn’t memorable, hot appetizer was good, I had the lamb ravioli, but then exchanged with my husband who had ordered the soup and didn’t like it at all. Soup was cold but they reheated it for me and it was good! I ordered the trout entree, but they brought me a very fishy cod. Sent it back and got the chicken. It was excellent! All the courses were beautifully plated so 💯 for presentation! Had the cheesecake for dessert and, I kid you not, I died and went to heaven! This lovely fluffy, light cheesecake, with limoncello ice cream was simply amazing! The cappuccino was lovely too! Our server was polite, quiet and non- invasive… I don’t like overly friendly servers so he was perfect. Ambience was gorgeous! All in all, a very fine dining experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved everything we tasted. We were there for the chicago restaurant week and tasted the 4 course menu. Duck ravioli is must try if you like duck.
  28. CC

    CaseyC

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved it!! Especially the wine pairing and duck ravioli.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had to wait a little to get seated with our reservation but it was the first day of restaurant week so understanding. Entire staff was friendly and kind. Our waiter, Augustus, was attentive, knowledgeable and gave us a complementary cocktail for the wait. The kitchen also sent us an extra first course. Comfy seating and outstanding food and service. Added the wine pairing, which I enjoyed. We will definitely be back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were sat about 15 minutes late but the food, drinks, and service were wonderful! Well worth the wait
  31. ER

    ElizabethR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious. Even during Chicago Restaurant Week, chicken was amazing, loved the tuna and the staff were all welcoming.
  32. H

    Hacky

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great pick for Chicago restaurant week.
  33. ML

    ML01

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Went for restaurant week. Menu was different than usual…only a couple of items were actually from classic menu. Portions felt outrageously small for half the courses..sneaky 6% service charge too. Was glad I tried, but nothing to run back to.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Went for rw. Server rushed us out. Food is ok. Lacked acidity tbh
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    rushed service, not sure that it was a Michelin experience
  36. L

    Little

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boka is my new/old favorite. Haven’t been there in years until recently & it’s now become my go-to. Food is consistently amazing & the ambiance is timeless.
  37. H

    Hendrix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific Food and service capped off with a beautiful venue. Had a great time overall and would recommend everyone to at least try it once.
  38. A

    Agrice007

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Boka for the first time for my birthday dinner. We ordered the Tasting Menu and a couple of cocktails. It was absolutely delicious! Every single bite of food was amazing. The coctails were refreshing. The staff was kind, attentive, and professional. They even brought me a slice of decadent chocolate cake with a candle and Happy Birthday written in chocolate. We will definitely come back
  39. FH

    FurqanH

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Hair in our food. Would not recommend or return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner was delectable we did the tasting menu. It was well worth it. They were also able to personalize some alcohol drinks for us with their in house made soda. Very nice and efficient service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Boka is rated 4.8 stars by 6142 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 81 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Boka

1729 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • 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

  • 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: (888) 338-3812

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