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4.7 (1,412) $$$$ $$$$ American, Modern


Summary: Seasonal dishes in an intimate, stylish setting.

Boka, nestled in the heart of the city, is a sanctuary for food enthusiasts, offering a seasonal menu of creative American cuisine with Mediterranean influences. The restaurant boasts three beautifully adorned dining rooms, a stylish bar, and an intimate patio recognized for its exceptional outdoor dining experience. Patrons can indulge in a variety of dishes, from marinated summer cucumbers and pea strascinati starters to olive oil-poached halibut and slow-roasted carrots for the main course. The ever-changing menu also features wild striped bass, beef short ribs, and a whole roasted, dry-aged duck, among other delicacies. To complement the meal, the desserts are particularly imaginative, and the wine list is both extensive and considerately priced. Boka's ambiance is characterized by subdued lighting, oversized booths, and whimsical art, creating a perfect blend of elegance, romance, and a touch of quirkiness. Whether you're looking for a pre-theater dinner or a post-theater aperitif, Boka promises an unforgettable dining experience that captivates both the palate and the senses.


1 Star
4 Diamonds
James Beard
Outstanding Restaurant - Semifinalist 2020
Best Chefs - Nominee 2020
Best Chefs - Nominee 2019
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50 Best
La Liste
Score 81.5 / 100 2023
Ranked # 926 in the World 2023
Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants 2009
Best Chicago Outdoor Dining Restaurants


1729 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

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