Chicago restaurant Boka measures 4,000 square feet; a recent renovation added new earthy colors, walls with silk curtains, and artwork from local artist Liza Price. The bar, which seats 20 people, features stone, mirror and leather elements. Inside, the space holds 175 guests for a cocktail party; an outdoor patio seats 36 for dinner. Chef Tentori serves contemporary American cuisine; one menu item combines mozzarella with tomatoes, squash blossoms and sweet pea-basil puree.
For more information, call 312/337-6070 or visit www.bokachicago.com.