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Boka Restaurant

1729 N Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60614-5537
+1 312-337-6070
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (36 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 2 days ago via mobile

Came here for an early dinner at 530. Service was prompt and helpful. The food choices were varied and we all thought the food was delicious. Parking in the area can be especially challenging so I would suggest paying the $14 for valet if for...More

Thank bugsy554
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at many Michelin starred restaurants but Boka is the best value for the dollar I have experienced at any of them. We got the tasting menu and I have spent twice as much (Grace) as I did at Boka and I enjoyed...More

Thank josephp598
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb ingredients/dishes, thoughtfully, and artfully prepared. A visionary restaurant that offers a relaxed setting, perfect service, and a welcoming vibe. One of the best in the metro area, and beyond.

Thank theatie17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each dish was a work of art and wonderfully attuned flavors. Beef Tartar and the heirloom carrots were both wonderful cold starters. The handmade tortellini were delicious. The scallops with apples were great, as was the beautifully presented halibut. The light dark chocolate was an...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. The staff was amazing, the bar was great, the dining room was beautiful, and the food (tasting menu) was fantastic! We really love this restaurant and highly recommend it.

Thank EDD-Milw
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Had a birthday dinner with a friend on Oct 4, 2017. We had the tasting menu and loved it. All 8 items were quite savory and delighted our taste buds. Each dish evoked smiles from both of us. The fresh oysters were delightful and all...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

It was unplanned and very successful dinner choice before a performance. We loved inviting ambience of this place, genuine warmth of the personnel, creative presentation of our dishes, but most importantly the taste! Every dish we tried was right on the money! Octopus was probably...More

Thank lekinary2017
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I was a little hesitant at first when I initially booked this reservation. I read mixed reviews and their entrees seemed a bit small. Every dish I had came out amazing. Beyond expectations. The drinks were lovely and the staff was over the top hospitable.

Thank Tammy L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Beautiful decor, excellent food. Only complaint is the dishes are quite small for the price tag. Otherwise, loved it!

Thank jgumbs
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I was really looking forward to Boka. Alas, we left disappointed. Firstly the inside is dark - and I don't mean low lighting, I mean hard to see each other as well as the menu. The starters were good - my charred cucumbers were excellent....More

Thank lizziejb
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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14 June 2016|
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Response from Marcin B | Reviewed this property |
Your server ask you about food preferences so I am pretty sure they can accomodate vegans.
Barb G
22 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.
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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