About Lee Wolen

Wolen, executive chef/partner of Boka Restaurant, is the first ever Eleven Madison alum to be awarded a Michelin star.


  • Best Chef: Great Lakes Nominee, 2018
    James Beard Foundation

My Venues

  • Boka
    1729 N Halsted St
    Chicago, IL

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

"Marinated kanpachi with fennel , strawberries and burnt chilis @somersetchicago"
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"Porcelet @bokachicago with grilled and fermented lettuce and spring garlic. @mflores378 nailing that meat roast though 👊"
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"Spring halibut @somersetchicago Roasted with strawberries, asparagus , Meyer lemon and sorrel"
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"Asparagus time of year. Cooked in asparagus juice served with smoked foie gras @bokachicago"
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At My Venues