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“Spectular with issues” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boca

Boca
114 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Oakley)
513-542-2022
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Ranked #7 of 1,721 restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, French, Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Oakley
Cross street: Between Main and Walnut
Description: Italian food with heart, elegance, and authenticity. Details and passion drive our team to create an extraordinary dining experience. The daily changing menu offers authentic Italian cuisine fashioned with contemporary French technique. Boca is for your special occasions, for meeting up with loved ones, and for anyone who revels in food, drink, and service.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Spectular with issues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The new Boca is spectular, the food was very good , they will work out some staff issues. As they say, 'hard to find good help'.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
cincinnati
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and service; great space.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Boca has moved to the former space of the (undeservedly) legendary Maisonette and instead of Maisonette's haughty service, it offers attentive, friendly, and indeed kind service. The salads and main courses were wonderful. We have eaten in all three incarnations of Boca and each has been unique. Our requested "quiet table" was reasonably quiet until 4 noisy diners were seated at the adjoining table. Wow, with Sotto and Nada of the same group adjoining, the choices for great food are now amazing downtown Cincinnati.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Union, Kentucky, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“New Location, New Menu, Same Tremendous Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I doubted they could move from the cozy confines of Oakley into the spacious location in Downtown Cincinnati and duplicate the experience, the fear being the quality of the food would tail off. Well we will never know, because they are smarter than me and didnt try to duplicate the reinvented and introduced new items. Same high quality, wonderful food, and a beautiful big city feeling restaurant. Never brussel sprouts remain and the menu is wonderful. We had appetizers, entrees, deserts wine and cocktails at dinner. By comparison to other higher end places, I was pleasantly surprised at the bill as well, certainly less than Rubys or Mortons. I loved it and we will be back again and soon. Can be a romantic night for two, a great place for couples to have dinner together or make a night of it with a large group.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Boca is Beautiful in every way!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We have been to many great restaurants in many cities around the world and Boca can stand next to any of them. The space is beautifully designed with interesting touches including a huge chandelier and one raw brick wall, even the bathrooms are interesting! The service was fast and right yet never obsequious. The food fabulous including the Hamachi Crudo, the salmon and the sea bass. One tip is to sit upstairs if you can. The upstairs is more spacious and you will have more privacy than downstairs. The space between tables is perfect and the the overall vibe is upscale without being stuffy, formal or pretentious: casually elegant and tasteful to sum it up.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Just what downtown Cincinnati needs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Go and experience Boca! They have transformed the old Maisonette into a fabulous contemporary setting and loaded with culinary delights! The bar area is open and lively (also noticed folks eating at the tables placed in the bar area). Our dinner was phenomenal. Our taste buds craved more. What is really cool is there are tasting & full portion options. We opted for appetizers (beet/goat cheese salad & steak Tatar (don't be afraid of it...AWESOME!)), 3 tastings (Lumache con Salsiccia Fresca, Sea Bass, Salmon) & a full beef Wellington portion to share. The wine list is extensive with price points for all budgets. The staff & service was nothing short of superb. We will be back.

Visited June 2013
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