PRIVATE DINING | 36 seated, 60 cocktail
UPSTAGE | 55 seated, 70 cocktail
BUYOUT | 150 seated, 250 cocktail
LOCATION | Lincoln Park
Balena is the first collaboration of Boka Restaurant Group and B. Hospitality Group. The 10,000 square foot space seats 150 people in the dining room, and 35 in the private Wine Cellar. The shared plate style menu consists of what Executive Chef Chris Pandel calls, "honest Italian cooking," including starters, pastas, pizzas, and main dishes from the hearth-fired grill.
With a private bar, Balena's Wine Cellar offers plenty of space to gather. The fully-functioning dining room, framed by brick archways, gives a distinctive view into Balena's Italian wine closet. For larger groups, Balena's Upstage area, as well as full buyouts, are also available.