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Boka Restaurant

1729 N Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60614-5537
+1 312-337-6070
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (45 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (17 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1729 N Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60614-5537
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant before leaving the UK based on the Michelin guide and TripAdvisor reviews and everything that we read was spot on . We were traveling very casually and when we entered the restaurant dressed in jeans and t shirts we felt very...More

Thank phillip g
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the 8 course menu with reserve wines, total with tip was just under $900 for three people. The food was definitely creative and unique, but the temperature was cool and quality good, not great. Service was very nice.

Thank ARobertG
Reviewed 6 days ago

My boyfriend took me to Boka before Hamilton on our trip to Chicago. It was absolutely perfect. We started at the bar while we waited for our table as we were early. The bartender was masterful and it was so fun to watch him make...More

Thank Sophia N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I splurged on a wonderful meal at Boka for our anniversary. We both had the tasting menu and the wine accompaniments. Truly enjoyable in every way. Each course was unique and outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the duck breast. Service was extraordinary. We’ve...More

Thank GrangerGuy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my friend and we sat at the bar for Cocktails and dinner. We had 4 different and unusual cocktails which were all outstandingly good, not at all the typical watery cocktail you often get. We also had 4 different appetizers and one...More

Thank anit D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service is very attentive, food is delicious, red shrimps with grapefruit, shredded fois gras appetizers was rich and very tasty. The stripe bass and lamb chops were seasoned perfectly. Will come again!!!

Thank Bonnsue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took several clients to dinner - 9 of us in total. Wasn’t sure what to expect. Service was terrific ad food was amazing. Octopus appetizer was divine and delicious - even without butter which was my dietary request. Had the Halibut for the main and...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous restaurant offering multi cuisine food under one roof. Professional staff and nice ambiance. Loved this restaurant for delicious food

Thank udaym2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Chef's tasting menu with premium wine parings and it was some of the best food I have ever eaten. I highly recommend forgetting the menu and letting the chef make what he wants for you. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Rae M
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Very interesting place, the food brings out the colors and artism of the restaurant. Great desserts, and Italian food.

Thank wall5689
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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Ryan A
12 February 2018|
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Response from joe w | Reviewed this property |
Without the tasting menu and with suitable accompanying drinks: $150-$200. We were there on restaurant week (a good bargain at $44/each), but $40 at the bar and wine at the meal ($50) got us up to $200.
15 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
USD 31 - USD 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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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