It’s not easy for a restaurant to get noticed on Chicago’s Halsted Street on the Near North Side, considering the competition. But Boka, a four-year-old “progressive American” white-tablecloth restaurant, seems to have found its niche. Located next door to Alinea, which some restaurant critics have labeled the nation’s best interpretation of the molecular gastronomy that originated in Spain, and a couple of blocks from the long-acclaimed Charlie Trotter’s, Boka ...

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