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Review of Boka Restaurant

Boka Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 10,870 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
Cross street: Willow
Transit: Red Line "El" stop at Clyborn & North Ave
Description: 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.
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

We did the ala carte as opposed to the 8 course tasting menu. We had an app and entree each. Servings were small by American standards but that is fine. Plates were interesting but a little too much salt.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank giffenk
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The place was great and the expensive, but it is worth the price. I went there after being assured by people, and i am happy that i listened. It has the perfect ambiance for a date with your better half, and I would recommend going for an early dinner, to get a full exposure of the delightful staff and the wonderful and lively environment.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

This is a wonderful place. The team works so well together to create a great experience from the greeting and coat check to the parting gift at the end of the evening. The tasting menu was creative and beautifully prepared. Brandon, our server, was friendly and attentive and very knowledgable. We especially loved the seafood. We will back the next time we visit Chicago. Thanks Boka!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank emtravelfxr
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I would give this place 10 stars if I could. It was seriously the best meal I’ve ever had. We did the 9 course tasting menu and it was simply divine. I really felt bad for people who didn’t order this. Every dish was perfectly seasoned and executed. Each one made you forget about the last one but in a good way. The progression of dishes was perfect. The surprise of not knowing what was coming next was fun and there was little to no crossover from their regular menu. The service was superb, Graham and Diego took excellent care of us. They even gave us a mini banana bread for the morning (which was also awesome). Can’t say enough good things about this place. It was worth every penny!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EmilyG449
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

From the moment we stepped in, we were impressed with Boka: its atmosphere is welcoming, modern and comfortable. The staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. All the dishes that our group tried were delicious. For example both the duck and the sea bass were outstanding.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ivan G
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