Row 1

1729 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-6070
New American, American
$ $ $
Mon–Thu, Sun: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM

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  • Thought youd want to know: Kevin Boehm & Rob Katz have been nominated for Restaurateurs of the Year in Time Out Chicagos 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now!
  • Must-try cocktail: Weston. This drinks components read like a snapshot of its creators day off: Four Roses bourbon, strong coffee syrup, and pipe tobacco.
  • Get the edemame mac n' cheese -- it's a modest portion, but so very indulgent. Also, the grilled octopus first course was so good -- the portion was enough to be a main entree!
  • We feature Travel + Leisure, who says, "After starting with creative handcrafted cocktails, which can be customized...move on to seasonal specialties like the braised beef short rib ravioli."
  • The Boka revamp is now open with acclaimed chef Lee Wolen launching a completely new menu. A new buildout, 180 degrees from the prior look, adds to the more approachable vibe.
  • Get the side of mac and cheese with Edamame...sooo good
  • Renovation looks good. Don't miss the octopus, the fluke and the chicken is surprisingly delicious.
  • $33 will get you beef-cheek ravioli with lobster jus, herb-crusted whitefish with brussels sprouts and prawn slaw, and chocolate praline with hazelnut ice cream, coffee foam and candied hazelnuts.
  • Although the selection of la carte dishes are all worthy of your palate, consider opting for the pricier Grand Tasting Menu for a peek into the creative mind of Chef Guiseppe Tentori. - Inspector
  • My dinner at Boka was the best dinner I've had in a long time. I decided to be "boring" and order chicken. Man, was I wrong. This was the most amazing chicken I've ever had. Lee Wolen is a master.
  • Third time having dinner here. Consistent high quality and nice decor. Cauliflower salad, cod ravioli and duck breast were great. Date with divinity was a good light cocktail.
  • A special place with memories. Very high quality dishes. I love the decor after the renovation. Will definitely go back.
  • If Tomasz is working the bar make sure to order a #Tomcat - phenomenal Mezcal based cocktail that is not on the menu
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  • Not a great restaurant that said in all the feedback! The food is average! The drinks selection is very good but not excellent! The service is mediocre except the bartender! Coco panna rest os better
  • Delicious scallops and great to go to for restaurant week!
  • Go for the tasting menu. Well worth it!
  • Expect the whimsical (an eel terrine and grilled baby octopus with Korean short ribs), the decadent (foie gras with grilled bananas in a baking-spice gastrique), and everything in between.
  • Edamame mac & cheese, everything else is overrated and overpriced
  • Being right next door to Alinea can be quite daunting, but Boka does not disappoint. Fantastic service, excellent tasting menu, and at a fraction of the price. Try the Alaskan Halibut.