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Boka Restaurant

1729 N Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60614-5537
+1 312-337-6070
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (35 reviews)
“foie gras” (27 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1729 N Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60614-5537
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to Boka before a play. First they have great service. They called us a week before to confirm our reservation and to see if we were celebrating something special and if anyone had food allergies . I mention that we were going to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Michelin star restaurant. Visited on April 30 for dinner. Great ambience, great staff, and the food was delicious. Extensive wine list, ended up getting a sauvignon blanc. Cocktails are also a must-try--the aesthetics and the flavor are all on-point. I had the Heirloom Carrots,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my wife and had wonderful time with excellent food and service. We chose to sit inside although the garden patio looked interesting. Went back a few days later with friends. Recommend grilled octopus, sweet breads and grilled sea bass. Also great wine list....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated our 35th Anni last week in Chicago. I selected Boka as a finer dining experience. The is a absolute must. We were greeted with happy anniversary wishes. We wanted upscale dining without the stuffiness of many restaurants and Boka is that and more. Service...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great service! Boka has a very diverse menu, once that meat eaters and vegetarians alike can enjoy seamlessly. Beautiful presentation, fresh ingredients and crafty cocktails. The wine list is extensive but your servers are knowledgeable.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BOKA is seriously great. The a la carte menu is filled with plates we wanted to order, but we opted for the tasting menu (which mostly features dishes that aren't on the menu), and we were happy we did. Chef Lee Wolen does incredible things...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time at a Michelin starred restaurant. I've been to several nice restaurants before but live in an area without Michelin stars. There is a difference. This place has earned that star. First, the atmosphere is great. Beautiful decorations but not overly stuffy. Really enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, what can I say. Boka definitely deserves it's Michelin Star rating. I had booked this reservation more than a week in advance, and even so we only got a late reservation (9:15PM) on Saturday evening. We were happy that unlike many restaurants in Chicago,...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Truly deserving of its Michelin Star, this restaurant didn't disappoint in its food, service, or ambience. The staff was incredibly accommodating to dietary restrictions, whether it was an allergy or being vegetarian, and went out of their way to help and let everyone taste everything...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Boka is located a bit outside central Chicago; in fact, it sits next door to Alinea, another top dining spot in the city. Furnished in modern style, the inside is somewhat dark, giving it a cozy ambiance. There is a full bar and a fairly...More

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Questions & Answers
14 June 2016
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Response from Marcinos79 | Reviewed this property
Your server ask you about food preferences so I am pretty sure they can accomodate vegans.
Barb G
21 October 2015
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Response from ChiTown360 | Reviewed this property
No, however it draws a substantial theater crowd so you typically see people in at least business casual. But no formal dress code.

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1729 N Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60614-5537
  • Public Transportation: Red Line "El" stop at Clyborn & North Ave
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 312-337-6070
  • E-mail
Named one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs 2008,” Executive Chef Giuseppe Tentori features contemporary, seasonal American food. The Michelin Dining Guide recently awarded BOKA one star and the Chicago Tribune gave three, calling it “One of the city’s best.” Chicago magazine awarded three stars as well and has called it “The hottest ticket in town.” Chef Tentori was named a rising star by both Star Chefs and Restaurant Hospitality magazine, and BOKA was awarded the 4 Diamond AAA in 2009. A great spot for wedding receptions, corporate meetings, pharmaceutical dinners and cocktail parties, the space allows for private parties in a variety of rooms both private and semi private. The restaurant was designed by Bogdanow Partners and features sweeping architectural sails and a stunning 90 seat outdoor patio.
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