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Bleu Boheme
Bleu Boheme

Bleu Boheme Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bleuboheme.com
  • Phone: (619) 255-4167
  • Hours of Operation: 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
  • "My husband & I celebrated my birthday here & discovered the romantic French country dining in the back for those with reservations. It was less noisy back there & very nice ambiance. Menu had great entrees; I had New York Steak & DH had Bee bourginon - both delicious & plenty of country sourdough bread fresh from the oven . I can't wait to go there again!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "An excellent French bistro with classic and innovative dishes, good service, great ambiance, friendly staff, nice wine list, and delicious food. Great for dinner and brunch."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Perfect for our anniversary dinner. We had a window table at sunset, enhanced by candlelight as the evening grew dimmer. Interior has a warm, French flair. Great date spot! Service was attentive, but never rushed. We loved options of "pichets" of wine (great wine list), so we could taste several wines without going to Tipsy Town! Hubby started with specialty bleu cheese martini; said it was the smoothest he ever had. Hearty country bread was fresh and warm. We shared a good size salad with THREE goat cheeses, mixed greens, sweetest grapes I've ever had, and shaved pear. Signature moules mariniere frites were scrumptious. Anniversary surprise: chocolate mousse dessert. A great spot to rekindle or start new love, especially with French food."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We visited the bleu boheme for my wife's birthday and had a fantastic time. I love their food and service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The evening was wonderful. Cocktails were exceptional and the food excellent. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "One of our favorite French inspired restaurants in town, Food is excellent , staff is friendly and attentive great dinning experience:))"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great food, good drinks, convivial but not loud. An excellent place for dates or semi-formal group dinners."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I will definitely be going back! Great menu, great happy hour and a wonderful staff!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "A wonderful find. The wife and I wanted to go out for a dinner date and this place did not disappoint."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed our three course dinner. The bread, salad, soup, fish, meat, vegetables and desserts all had a great flavor. Leo and the lady that assisted him were very friendly and attentive throughout our dining experience. We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary here and we're glad we had a wonderful experience. We've been sharing our wonderful experience with family and friends and hope to dine here again, if able to return to San Diego."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I wanted to do something special the last day of my vacation that would not be expensive or out of the way. I had spent the prior week in the Grand Canyon, hiked to the bottom and, had a wonderful time. I usually visit Bleu Boheme for dinner but, I had received an invitation to experience their wonderful brunch. So, I asked my wife, "How would you like to go to Bleu Boheme for brunch", her eyes lite up. I made a quick reservation via Open Table and 20 minutes later we were being seated. Our waiter was polite respectful and very attentive. Our meals were delicious and the price was reasonable. Best of all, although there were several other groups, I felt as though we received very personal treatment."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful. Food-outstanding. Location - romantic. Your missing out if you don't visit this place."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We finally made it to Bleu Boheme -- and were sorry we hadn't been here sooner! What a fabulous place. Very casual, down-to-earth, approachable, well-appointed French-inspired fare Fabulous atmosphere. Informed, caring waitstaff. Terrific food and wine menus both. Superb recipes, impeccably prepared. Nothing not to love about this place…except not enough time to try everything on the menu. A great, great find in San Diego: Fellow foodies and French food lovers; sit up and pay attention; a must try -- you'll love this place!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This place is a jewel amongst the many offerings on Adams Avenue. The ambience is rustic, charming, and intimate. According to my dad (who spends a lot of time in France on business), the decor looks authentic. The food is always good (get the pork or chicken, in my opinion). They also make a great brunch... And (fingers crossed) you never have to wait for a table on Sat/Sun morning. Great selection of wines. Nice outdoor seating area as well."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I've avoided Bleu Boheme for many months, because my last dinner there with family just wasn't good. There was an absurd delay in the arrival of the food, and the sauces were over-strong, and seemed to have alcohol that had not properly cooked off. Lunch was good this time, though. Nice sandwich, and great frites. It's hard to ruin a smoked salmon sandwich, so they're not yet back in my good graces...but I'll try them for dinner again at some point, since this wasn't the fiasco of my last visit."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I had a reservation for five and were forced by the hostess to stand and wait until one member of our party arrived late,....Ike our table stood empty? Very irritating and frankly embarrassing,...as the late guest was asked there for her birthday. Our waitress seemed hurried and in a hurry for us to be done I cannot reccomend this after a yet another poor service incident"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Love the ambience, the service and the food. Have eaten lunch here many times and dinner several times/ year. You must try the fries or sit next to someone who ordered them."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Service, management, food,, everything else is amazing! We love this place! We will come back again and again"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Bought this at a charity auction. Great find in an interesting neighborhood, Kensington. Jamie, our waitress was extremely helpful and professional. Very interesting menu. Will definitely come back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We dine frequently at Bleu Boheme, and we've always loved it. I've given it rave reviews before. For the first time, we ate from the Prix Fixe menu. My steak (ordered rare) was delivered medium-well. I returned it. The replacement was delivered quickly (by the manager?) and this time it WAS rare but, honestly, it was bland and not at all enjoyable. My wife had halibut - it was way overcooked. Also, service was "relaxed". We sat down at 5:30 (movie began at 7:00). Ordered our dessert at 6:30. At 6:45 I had to ask a bus-boy to hurry things along. Again, the manager stepped in, delivering our desserts. Given our prior excellent experiences, we will give it another chance - but it doesn't take long to lose customers......"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We love going to sit at the bar and enjoy the wonderful service from Giovanni. I love the vibe of this place, friendly staff, great food and wine. The neighborhood place that I wish was in my 'hood but worth the drive."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was delicious and the service was great. The bread is wonderful, I am sure you will enjoy this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We kind of got tired of the old menu, so have not been here for ~ 6 months. We were extremely pleased with the new offerings, and the specials for the evening were outstanding. Good wine at a decent price, fabulous mussels, great patio dining (except for unavoidable street noise). This was a great experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I really enjoy dining at Blue Boheme and we were celebrating a birthday. I ordered the Sea bass with mashed potatoes and asparagus, my guest ordered the Boeuf Bourguignon (beef short ribs in wine sauce) with baby potatoes and carrots both dishes were amazing. Our sever Faith provided great customer service and made the birthday celebration special. I look forward to dining at Blue Boheme soon."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were seated right away and our waiter came right over to offer water, bread and take our drink order. The restaurant haas French country decor and comfortable seating. French music playing was lovely. Everything we ordered was fabulous! Great sauces in particular. The saffron moules frites and profiteroles were standouts. I was so happy to find that the service matched the great food, as that has been rare in San Diego. We will be back with friends!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food is always very good and the ambiance is terrific. This is a charming little gem that is worth going out of your way for. My wife and I keep going back every time we feel like having a romantic night out. Highly recommended for couples or small groups. Try the great variety of mussel dishes; they are terrific!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Service was excellent and fun Bordeaux was excellent. Escargot was tender (out of shell) but not that flavorful. Museels were good, but a little sweet. Tapenade on toasts were good, the Yellowtail was the BEST--crispy on the outside but moist. Tomato quinoa that excellent. All the desserts were excellent and tastefully small."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Love this place! Great wines, great moles frites and cheese. Ken Irvine does a top notch product!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Bleu Boheme has created a romantic atmospheric restaurant by providing decent food. Decent? I would not label Bleu Boheme has having the best French Cuisine as far as flavour is concerned. The New York Steak was ordered medium and I was given well-done. Did not bother sending the steak back since I was a bit in a hurry. Our waitress and staff provided exceptional service!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I have been to Bleu Boheme several times and have never been disappointing. The service is outstanding and food is perfect. We ordered a salmon appetizer that I loved! Followed by a salad maison and a burger. Everything was beautifully served and tasted even better. I brought a friend there and it was his first time at Bleu Boheme. He couldn't believe that he had never been before and couldn't wait to come back. I always enjoy my experience at Bleu Boheme and would definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Early Saturday for dinner to get to theater on time. Not crowded and food excellent as usual. But service was a bit spotty, not up to their usual high standards. Waiter told us all about the items that the new menu has eliminated (not sure why), forgot an order for a second glass of wine, and was unsure of the evenings specials. Had to ask for check after some wait. However, none of these minor glitches will knock Bleu Boheme from the top of our restaurant list..."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been countless times and I always come away happy. So glad they are in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great brunch menu and wine list. Service was top-notch. Particularly enjoyed the mussels and the 'crab cake eggs Benedict'. Will definitely return to Bleu Boheme!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great, great food! There were 3 of us and we all liked everything (we all tasted each other's food). Menu items are creative and interesting. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We opened the restaurant as we were there at ten a.m. as we were going for a hike and then leaving town. They were very acommdating and we enjoyed our meal. Our son's duck hash in red wine sauce was a favorite. We would love to try the evening menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The restaurant is quite lovely, very quaint. Service was fine. However, the food doesn't impress. Salads were good, but entrees - coq au vin, halibut and the other chicken entree were all overcooked and either bland or very acidic."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, menu and wine list. Even though it is French-inspired there are things on the menu for everyone. I'm a lifelong resident of the area and it is so nice to have such a quality restaurant nearby."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "the Bleu Boheme continues to be my favorite restaurant in San Diego. The food,service, ambiance, cost and total dining experience is unparalleled anywhere in the region. My wife & I travel extensively up and down the state from San diego to the San Francisco Bay Area on a monthly basis. I would rate this restaurant on par with the finest restaurants we have encountered anywhere we have traveled as Foodies."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The dinner my friend and I had last Tuesday at Bleu Boheme was exceptional. We started with the Salade Maison which was delicious. For entrees, we had the Halibut and Beuf Bourguigion; both were outstanding. The wine we chose and fully enjoyed was a Sancerre. Dessert thankfully was modest in size, just the right amout of chocolate mousse and profiteroles to share. The service was professional and friendly, Jaime was our server and contributed to our very positive experience. And the cost for this wonderful dinner was extremely moderate given that we ordered from the special Bohemian menu. Can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Love the food and great service. Would love to try their dinner menu."
    Dined on 6/1/2014