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Boka, Chicago, IL
Award-winning

Boka

4.8
4.8
6899 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

11:00 p.m.


Booked 72 times today

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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
  • Neighbourhood
    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

What 6,899 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

6,902 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. From the ambiance, to the service, to the food! We were hoping for a special dinner for our Anniversary and we got it! Highly recommend!

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  2. casceo

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food nd great service from a very knowledgeable wait staff. Ordered ala-carte not from the fixed multi-course menu and it was fine. Excellent wine pairing as advised by waiter.

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  3. We3play

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find! A Michelin star restaurant which offers ala carte orders as well as prix fixe meals and does not require you to pre-pay. It’s a refreshing experience to find a stellar restaurant which embraces you right away rather than treat you like a one time only visitor. The food was spectacular and not over wrought, I’m looking at you Next, wine pairings were adventurous, we learned something and our trust was rewarded with delicious results. We look forward to bringing our family.

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  4. MarilynS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our son and daughter-in-law for dinner at Boka. The four of us shared two appetizers, the Kampachi and the Gnudi. The portions were perfect for the four of us to share the both dishes were incredibly delicious. For dinner my husband and I shared the Black Truffle Roasted Chicken, which was also amazing. The four of us shared the dark chocolate dessert, which was the perfect ending to the meal.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We used Boka for the business dining and it was very good experiences and service was simply the best. I am very happy to choose here and every foods that served for 8 course tasting menu were delicious.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Boka had some stand out dishes. I recommend the oyster and caviar as well as the short rib.

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  7. IDMan63

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We, a group of four friends, decided to do the prix fixe and we were impressed were every single menu item. From the beginning, from amazing service from the team, to delightful and tasty explosions from the food, to the final caring birthday cake brought to our table, Boka delivers at every level. Noise level is robust...So quiet conversation is challenging until past the 9PM hour when diners have thinned out. But this is a small complaint. Boka has been one of my favorite Michelin-starred restaurants for more than a decade and it continues to impress.

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  8. birdie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is outstanding and perfect portions (not too big). Beautiful environment. Loved the plates & dishes - lovely pottery. Can't wait to go back next year when I visit!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Boka was our first michelin restaurant experience last year, and we were so blown away that we immediately decided we were going to be back this summer. Yesterday, somehow, they exceeded our expectations in a huge way once again. Jack was an amazing host and person, he made sure we could get the last pieces of wagyu for the tasting menu (little did he know that I had never tried wagyu beef before and started crying because of that dish). Every single staff member was extremely hospitable (Ruben and Nelson) and the food left us speechless; this is definitely our favorite restaurant ever. We are going to be dining here every single time we are in Chicago, and hope to ask for Jack next time as well. What an amazing place, thank you.

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  10. Oldschooldoneright

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Maybe we had too high of expectations. We ordered the eight-course tasting menu; nothing blew us away. For all the great restaurants in Chicago, Boka was not compelling enough for us to want to return. Also, we sat on the patio, and the noise level was excessive to the point where we struggled to converse. The service was excellent and attentive, and there was a nice ambiance. As you would expect, it was expensive for a restaurant like this.

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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 6899 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 72 times today

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
  • Neighbourhood
    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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