Sleek and trendy, Boka is the Lincoln Park destination for Contemporary American fare among a stylish crowd and pre-theatre diners.

Seconds away from the Steppenwolf Theater, Boka evokes a metropolitan atmosphere of low-lighting, animated colors and fabric sculptures that create an intimately aesthetic space.

Chef Giuseppe Scurato brings a wealth of experience as the former chef de cuisine at Spaggo-Chicago and MK. Harnessing culinary techniques from his Italian background, Chef Scurato works with a seasonal menu of avant-garde American entrees, utilizing fresh ingredients from regional farmers.

This not-so-standard American menu has entrees falling around $20-30 such as:

  • Pan-roasted pheasant breast with Tuscan black kale, cipolotti, raisin river bacon lardons, escargot and wild berry.
  • Roasted duck breast with wine poached peaches, Italian bottle onions, forme d’ambert cheese served in an eight year aged balsamic.
  • Herb-mustard crusted venison loin served with braised savoy cabbage, honey glazed chestnuts and cipollini onions in cinnamon-red wine reduction.A four and six-course tasting menu is also available, with a wine-pairing available Sunday through Thursday.

    If you have room for dessert, try Pastry Chef Leticia Zenteno’s Study of Coffee, featuring coffee profiteroles and coffee ice cream with coffee creme anglaise and pecan stick.

    Modernity and class make this restaurant a weekend hotspot where reservations are the norm. Valet parking and limited street parking are also available.

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    Boka is located at 1729 N Halsted St approximately 1 block north of W. North Ave. in Lincoln Park.Boka
    1729 N. Halsted St.
    Chicago, IL 60614