Balena in Lincoln Park is the first collaboration between the Boka Restaurant Group and The Bristol Group.

Led by Executive Chef/Partner Chris Pandel, the restaurant serves what he calls “Honest, Italian cooking.” Balena’s many accolades include Best New Restaurants in America by Gayot and Bon Appetit, 3 stars by the Chicago Tribune, and a James Beard semi-finalist position for Best New Restaurant at the James Beard Awards.

Balena Lincoln Park
Balena Restaurant’s main Dining Room. Photographer Tony Arce