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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: 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
  • "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
  • "We had 9 of us at 10:30 in the morning on a Sunday. Got to sit in the bar at the great farm table. This was a group of friends that have known each other for over 40 years. I'm a chef, and knew they'd do a great job and they did. Those omelets were done to perfection and everything was delicious. Really, delicious. Our servers were patient and efficient. Large groups can be frustrating, but they were just lovely. Perfect end to our weekend get together. Thank you so much. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Overall a most pleasant experience. A busy Saturday night with an early reservation so we could make the theater and he wait staff was conscious of our timetable. Been here several times and the kitchen gives plenty of time between courses (European timelines) so be prepared. Moules Frites were delicious as was the opening Charcuterie board. The homemade mushroom ravioli were superb as was the Opa special. Paired with a pleasant Oregon Pinot (good & reasonable choices on the wine list) to make for an enjoyable evening. My only complaint was I couldn't try more things! Out on time, sated and happy."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I came here with 5 of my gal pals and we had a lovely evening of adult beverages and appetizers. This is not the least expensive place you can find, but it was comfortable, calming, easy for conversation and the food / wine were great."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Loved Bleu Boheme! The food was amazing - we ordered the Halibut. Angela, our server, was great. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "As always, Eric was fantastic. Attentive with perfect timing. We even had an extra person arrive unexpectedly & he accommodated us easily. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We LOVED this restaurant! The menu was varied and well-executed. Charming hostess who couldn't have been more gracious or accommodating. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The best restaurant experience ever.the service is no match to any of these unfriendly california restaurants. The cheese and wine selection is huge and prices are good.the food was also great and the amount of food is alot for the price.I loved my experience and recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants a great meal for a good price."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in all of San Diego. French food restaurant with a wonderful ambiance. The service is amazing, the food is ridiculous good and the locations is wonderful as well. I highly recommend this place. You must make a reservation though. The bar is very small and they have a few seats outside. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day brunch was a delightful meal, start to finish. Nice wine selection, excellent appetizers. We all ordered the filet, which was done to perfection! I finished off my meal with a light and tasty chocolate mousse. I love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for brunch and the food was delicious, the service excellent and the ambiance lively. I have no suggestions for improvement!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great service, wonderful moules frites, and I like that they serve the wine in "more than a glass, but less than a bottle" amounts (0.25 or 0.5 liters), at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I first went to Bleu Boheme for a wedding reception, and was very impressed. We returned while in the neighborhood and had a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Excellent friendly service unlike Paris Cheese plate and bread are worth the trip. Combine a nice wine and tier scallops and it's magical. Rarely give a great review; just go !"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Dinner at 8:00, outside patio seating, good food, good wine, sharing the evening with my wife - everything was just right. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "A rare, outstanding restaurant. What a wonderful place to have dinner. My wife and I went for her birthday dinner and we had a great time. The ambience is bistro. Fortunately, there's nothing phony about the place. The service was impeccable. Our waiter was correct, polite, there, but never interfering. Wait, I don't exactly have a complaint, but the wine list could be much better. There are a lot of holes in it and it doesn't need to be larger, but it could be more interesting and the pricing is a little too jagged. I've always personally felt the list should offer wines that match the prices of the main courses. But the food is extraordinary! Who cares about the prices?"
    Dined on 4/27/2014