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Bleu Boheme
Bleu Boheme

Bleu Boheme Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bleuboheme.com
  • Email: info@bleuboheme.com
  • Phone: (619) 255-4167
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Ken Irvine, Owner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Come join us for our new Happy Hour "une Cinq a Six" every night from 5-6pm for food and drink specials. All Special events and Holiday reservations must also be confirmed with a member of our staff.

    Check www.bleuboheme.com for details...

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kensington
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking after 6pm- everynight behind restaurant
A word from Bleu Boheme
"World travel and its pleasures; Items brought back from different places for decors; great stories shared with others and very importantly, some simple, yet delicious recipes from different cultures. Our mission is humble. It is simply for people coming to our restaurant, to be transported around the world, and to travel with us for an evening, to a place of well-being and happiness."

Bleu Bohème is designed to create a feeling of France's past generations. It mixes the Bohemian and Artistic free spirited Left Bank of Paris with the roots and tradition of the Rural Areas. Bleu Bohème is a neighborhood restaurant that serves accessible, affordable and comforting French Cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my second time to eat here. I came during restaurant week to try it out. Went back on Sunday with four others all of us were very very satisfied. Not a bad thing among us. And ready to go back. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Brunch was great; server Eric was great. Pathway to bathrooms much TOO dark, especially for older persons. Bathroom needs brighter light also. I had the waffle covered with bananas and creme brule which was wonderful. Cousin had the Frittata which she said was great. Had Tazo tea for first time and liked the English Breakfast Tazo. Prior to brunch we tried the flavored drinks with soda water, I had strawberry, cousin had lavender. They were good. Only suggestion, should have been given a fresh knife when waffle put on table as I had used knife to butter my bread. New knife would have been better. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is the best french food in San Diego. Love the minimal decorations and the service is always great. They have great eggs benenidict."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I really enjoyed dining at Blue Boheme and the food was delicious. Our server Sarah recommended several dishes and provided excellent customer service."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I have been going to the Bleu Boheme for several years and always enjoy the experience. It has an intimate / cozy restaurant feel. It is always a great place to take friends for a special meal or date night with the bride! Service, food, ambiance - Bleu Boheme has it all."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The decor was interesting. The food was delicious and well presented. Also, there were original items on the menu such as white chocolate ice cream, something you can't find everywhere, and it was very very very good!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Mussels were excellent, and was the house wine (the wine list is on the high side). Service was friendly and attentive. All in all, a good experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant for celebrating. The menu was great. The steak frites was amazing. Great wine list and I expect us to be back to celebrate our next big event."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food here is usually amazingly good (as in I am amazed at how they make it taste so good). Tonight it seemed a little off to me...merely fabulous. Beautiful and romantic place to dine though and we will be back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great ambience - lighting, table setting, energy...along with really good French food and great wine list make this a find!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Was highly recommend by friends. Went to celebrate my birthday and the ambiance , food and service was outstanding! We had appetizers, salads, entree's and everyone in our party raved! I ordered a dirty Martini and it was by far the best one I ever had. Our server was insightful, fun and on top of it as was her wait staff. Being a French restaurant, wines were from that country, so I wasn't too familiar, but what was suggested was wonderful. We'll definitely be back. One of our new favorites!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is by far my favorite restaurant in San Diego!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was great. We had the quiche which was very creamy, the onion soup was perfect. As was the salted and everything we had. Plan on going back."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "2nd visit. Live in CT, but happened to be in San Diego week of wife's 60th birthday. Celebrated here with family. Can't say enough good. My pork porterhouse and brother's lamb were particularly perfect. Will return next San Diego trip."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Went to Bleu Boheme for happy hour the other night and it was fabulous with great wine, champagne and martinis to accompany the great selection of muscles in a variety of broths and the other small plates for sharing. Then decided to return on Friday night for a birthday dinner and it was superb. I had the halibut and my husband had the beef. Both cooked to perfection and delicious. This meal was a memorable dining experience and the service from checking in to being seated (with reservations) and the waitress, Jaime, was top notch customer service. GO there! Joan"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Es un lugar muy lindo me transporta a Francia! Love it"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This was our first time dining here and it won't be our last! We were a party of 5 celebrating a friend's birthday. Everything was outstanding from the wine we ordered, the appetizers (Moulet Champignons,Tartes) entrees (Confit de Canard, Raviolis, Bourguignon, Filets) and desserts (Profiteroles, Chocolate Mousse). Everything is freshly prepared and the taste is decadent. Our service was very attentive and top notch! Blue Boheme will be one of our go to restaurants from now on. We'd also like to try the happy hour which I hear is a great value. Love it!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Nothing special or good tasting. Tastes like something anyone can make at home only much more expensive. i.e. We had a chevre salad...guess what it was? lettuce mix (some were wilted) that you buy at Trader joes, globes of chevre on mediocre bread that you can get at trader joes as well. The dressing was disspointingly worse than a vinagrette that you can get at...wait for it...yes Trader joes. At the end of the night I paid $150 for something I could have made myself."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "whether you live in the Kensington/Adams avenue or have to take a drive, don't miss Bleu Boheme's brunch. Absolutely fabulous from the Bloody Mary's and Mimosas to the yummy Crepes/Omelettes and Eggs Benedict all prepared with a lot of options. Our Waiter Lou was prompt, polite and took great care of us, the restaurant is GORGEOUS (you would think you are in the French country side), and the Food was fabulous. A wonderful time was had by all eight in our party."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Yum! This restaurant has French cuisine and several meals that have an American twist. I had the short rib eggs Benedict, very creative and really good. The other diners in my group ordered sandwiches and they loved them! Portions were plentiful, but not overbearing. Presentation on each plate was simple yet elegant. I will dine there often and I highly recommend The Bleu Boheme!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Very quiet and intimate candle lit dinner. When you make reservations make sure you reserve a table of your choice as well. Although , all the tables are good. The 3 course early bird special offered between 5 and 6 pm is reasonably priced and satisfying even though the portions are smaller. The service is very attentive and polite. This was a great way to celebrate our anniversary . Thank you for taking us to Paris for the evening."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We dine here 2-3 times a year and have always had an excellent experience. The service is always welcoming, the food top notch and the ambience pleasant. The mussel dishes are among our favorites and the half-size dishes are plenty for a single meal. On our last visit we tried the duck confit... it was superb."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed a fabulous Valentine's date. Great service, great food, great ambiance. Gonna add this to my list of favorite romantic spots."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "2nd time there and was completely satisfied with everything again. its pricey for my budget but well worth it and will be back soon."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We went on Valentines Day. The place had a good vibe to it, it was our first time and we enjoyed the ambiance. When I made the reservation, we weren't told that it would be a limited menu with a set price of $70/person. However, having worked in the industry for many years I wasn't surprised but would have liked to been notified in advance. Appetizers were just ok, entrees were good and desert was also good. The timing of service was not good. Our waitress was polite and friendly but just couldn't get to us enough. Her initial greeting came quite late. The wine we ordered took way to long to get to us and only one check back during the entire 2.5 hours we were there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We spend a month in San Diego every year, and this year, dined four times at Bleu Boheme. I can't speak to their lunch menu, or the outdoor dining, because we always go for dinner, and eat inside. And yes, it can be pricey (though we try to go on Tuesday evenings, to take advantage of the Bohemian menu, a prix fixe menu), but it's well worth the cost. Everything we chose was outstanding and the service, likewise. Occasionally, we opt for the Bohemian menu but add something (like the Coquilles Saint Jacques) from the standard menu -- best of both worlds. And we request a quiet table, given my hearing issues, and have always been seated at a corner table which has worked out wonderfully for us. I couldn't praise Bleu Boheme more highly."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "It was a very quiet dinner. Server was very accommodating.to our vegan and vegetarian. Loved the food and the music was a treat. The online reservation was excellent and convenient."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Service and food were good. Little disappointed that they did not have Pinot Grigio on their wine list."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We met some friends for dinner on a Saturday evening. We all got their early to catch a drink in the bar, but they had a table open up 20 minutes early, so they were able to seat us right away. Our server, Amy, was attentive but not intrusive (as our table conversation was very active). Wine list was a bit obscure, but we found a nice pinot noir to share (and followed with a second bottle). Among the four of us, we ordered the pork roast, chicken, and special (grouper) and all were very good. One party had the French onion soup and praised it highly. Ambiance is very pleasant / romantic with low lighting and candles throughout. Very enjoyable meal and evening. The only downside to the area is the lack of parking."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The ambience and décor of Bleu Boheme provided a real "French" feel. Lite tapers in silver candlesticks added to the romantic vibe. The traditional bistro menu held few surprises and both preparation and presentation left a lot to be desired. My friend's rack of lamb was almost raw. My halibut was tasty, but the potatoes were cool and a curious mix of mashed and huge chunks, one with skin on. The real problem with this restaurant is price. One inexpensive glass of wine, two entrees, two desserts and one cup of coffee totaled almost $100, without the tip. About 20% too high for what we got."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We really like this place. I have gone with my husband and it's very romantic but we have also taken our daughters here for their birthday and it was a nice place to celebrate. They even brought little chocolate moose with a candle. The bread is so good and so is everything else. A real find."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "As always, we had a spectacular meal at Bleu Boheme. I had the Coq au Vin, as we ordered from the Bohemian menu, a real bargain, but added the Coquille Saint Jacques from the regular menu. The food was wonderful, as was the service. Earlier in the month, I had the Entrecote de Porc which was also a treat. And we were seated along the wall as we'd requested, which is far better for me, as I have some hearing loss. I plan to return next week as well, as some out-of-town guests will be arriving. Can't say enough about Bleu Boheme."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Went to dinner with friends from out of town and this place felt like you were in a restaurant in France. We lucked out and they were having Restaurant Week, we all order from that menu and were very pleased with our choices. The Mulles were outstanding, lots of flavor, the Halibut was the best, great sauce and over asparagus. Crepe's for desert and also a ginger cake that was sticky and served with ice-cream. So good!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It took almost 2 hours to have lunch here, and that was getting dessert to go. The first table we were at was so dark, I couldn't read the menu (I'm early 30s and don't wear glasses). I asked to be moved tables and they did - then promptly ignored us. Our waitress told us food was on the way 3 times over the course of an hour. We were having a sandwich and mussels. The food was okay but not amazing - not worth an hour wait and I would have been mad at paying full price (we did fixed price). My other experiences here have been similar. As I recall, the French onion soup was watery and a major disappointment. So, sorry, bleu boheme- 2 strikes and you're out."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Very good french food served in a cozy room and friendly unpretentious service. Dining room is a little dark, but it does add to the romantic ambiance of the place. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/19/2013
  • "No onsite parking. On street parking is very limited."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "overall outstanding - a little bit too noisy in the back room"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Love, Love, Love the mussels in mushroom sauce and Basil Martini!!!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "This was our first time here.....but not the last. The food is so yummy, we came for restaurant week. I had the pate (wonderful) my friend the delicious onion soup.....then he had the quiche which was decadent and I had the oh so good pork sandwich. So much food. Good beer selection as well as extensive wine choices. So good I really ate too much. Oh and the bread is wonderful as well.....the service was attentive but not overly, friendly and dedicated to making you happy."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Bleu Boheme is a quaint Country French restaurant in the heart of Kensington, a small intimate community with many shops, bars and restaurants. Bleu Boheme stands out as one of the best eateries in the area. Owner/chef, Ken Irvine, has put together excellent menu selections of both "small" plates and regular dinner portions. Don't pass up the mussells which can be ordered as an appetizer or dinner and the beef bourguignon is the house specialty. Service can sometimes be spotty but is generally good to excellent. Don't miss out on this San Diego treasure!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014