Bleu Boheme
Bleu Boheme

Bleu Boheme

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bleuboheme.com/
  • Phone: 6192554167x
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Bleu Boheme reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (103)fit for foodies (86)romantic (74)special occasion (73)notable wine list (49)great for outdoor dining (38)great for brunch (28)great for lunch (19)good for groups (18)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We went here with some long time friends for my birthday celebration. We live out of town and I had been here before and wanted to return for the mussels. We all had very good service and food and the mussels were great as expected. We hope to back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back, great muscles.
    jpollVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We are frequent diners at the Bleu Boheme. However, this time we had to wait over 45 minutes for our main course to come out of the kitchen due to over booking. We complained to the management and they were very nice about it, and they resolved the issue to our satisfaction. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint but Sophisticated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I absolutely love the ambionce of Kingsington and Bleu Boheme absorbs that and gives it right back through it's decor, service, and food. Without sacrificing the quality of food and wine for the ambionce you will be presented with exceptional favors and taste that will leave you dying to come back and try more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Success
    dine4fun
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Date night was a great success! Our server, Von, was fantastic! The atmosphere was romantic, and the food was wonderful. The pork ribeye was juicy, tender, flavorful, and better than the lamb my husband chose--which was also very good, but a little tough. Desserts were to die for. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just delicious
    Jme493
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Long time Family favorite! Between the four of us, we've had most of the menu, always returning to the onion soup, scallops, mussels, pork and filet, finishing off with gingerbread or chocolate cake and cappuccinos. It was our friends' first visit and they will be back. Servers are helpful with food and wine selections with wine pours to help your decision. Dining room gets noisy but you sit behind bar or outside for quieter dining.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Cute restaurant. Service was good. Food was just ok. Probably for the price we wouldn't go back. Nothing special
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DavidAVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    There was a little glitch with our food order and the staff, including owner, waiter, server, went out of their way to make up for it, including bringing an interim avocado snack for our grand daughter and later, a special dessert for her. We felt truly spoiled from beginning to end and, as always, the food was delicious and artfully composed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice French Spot
    JDelia
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had a wonderful Birthday Dinner, food was yummy, service was great, I will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Papa
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food, service, and ambiance were fabulous! A top notch operation! Will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Fave
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Everything was delicious and there were a lot of choices for the Restaurant Week Pris Fixe dinner. We are drinkers, and we wanted the entrees that were a little extra, so our bill was still a bit expensive. Overall, it was worth the price. Our waiter was very pleasant. As I am one of those people who always wants something not offered, I tend not to expect perfection, but my only real complaint here is the seating. My friend sat on the "booth side" and I sat in the chair, which I found to be uncomfortable - a chair pad may have helped. I would totally recommend this restaurant though, and I have been here several times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food
    Annette
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Loved every bite! The staff was great, food was great, wine was great......one of my favorites for sure!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelming at best.
    Bjmel
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We just returned from living on the border of France and were hoping for some delicious French good. The inside of the restaurant was charming but noisy so we sat outside where we preceded to watch no less than 30 cars do u-turns beside our table all night. Not sure what it is about that intersection but not quaint at all. The menu was not really French at all in the traditional sense which is what I was hoping for while dining. The escargots (my fav French all) were mixed with odd flavors like chorizo and overlooked. Just stay French traditional with lots of Garlic butter and herbs. The dessert, again not traditional, was a creme brûlée crepe-next time just do the creme brûlée. I will say the servers were attentive, quick and pleasant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Bash
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I just celebrated my birthday at Bleu Boheme for the second year in a row. If I wasn't moving from San Diego, I would gladly continue the tradition. Think laughing with friends by the most beautiful candle light while sipping on exquisite cocktails leading to a perfected French dinner. Bon appetite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicios!!
    ochoa1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The pork is delicious!!! and the salad with grapes and pears is delicious too!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Great Dinner
    Rich
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Since it's nearby, Bleu Boheme is always on our list of favorites. Lately we've been going more for brunch, but on a whim we decided to celebrate an anniversary dinner there. Nothing disappointed. The Steak Tartine was done perfectly (medium) and the pork chop was divine. The restaurant was about 1/3 full (on a Sunday night) and we had wonderful service from a friendly staff. Chef & owner Ken Irvine even stopped by our table to ask how the night had gone. This one will stay on our "must dine." List.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bleu Bohéme. Fantastic.
    LindyLou
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Three girls out for a night of great food and cocktails. If you want to impress your guests who have excellent taste, this restaurant will not disappoint. We were seated in a lovely little corner and it felt like a little nest. Two of the seats were pillow and padded benches. Lovely. It's a table made for three. We all ordered and shared tastes. Martinis and champagne cocktails are beyond delicious. Service is excellent and authenticity friendly. The chef visited our table. I like that. Dessert was mind blowing. Crème brûlée crepe and French flourless chocolate cake. We will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Taste of France
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We dined between 5:00 and 6:00; so, we were able to enjoy the Prix-Fixe meal, which included an entree, a main dish, and a dessert. I am vegetarian, and I thought I would not be able to have the prix fixe meal because there were no vegetarian options for main dish. However, the chef agreed to allow me to have the mushroom ravioli which was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Atmosphere
    Kenyon
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We recently had dinner at Blu Boheme and just loved it. We ordered a cheese appetizer, that had 5 different French cheeses that were excellent with the wine pairings suggested by our server. Service was great, the restaurant had "old world" charm. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!!
    TikiTiki
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Bleu Boheme is outstanding!!! The Owner/Chef Ken Irvine is so very gifted in his cooking, wine knowledge, hosting and management of the restaurant. The staff could not be better...seriously. Giovanni and Leo run the bar and treat everyone like VIPs. Toni and Eric who are both managers are wonderful hosts that pay attention to every detail. Ken the server is one of the politest and friendly people I have ever met. He makes everyone feel so at home and take care of. Faith is a wonderful server too. This is so much more than just a restaurant...they are like a big family that really, really goes the extra mile to make each patrons experience a great one. I feel transported to Paris every time I dine there...love the ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Many repeat visits
    DesertRat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    For those who like French food, this place is a gem. Many items are great but I always get my fix of moules frites. I noted that the place was quiet. If you want this ambience ask for a table in the smaller, long room with the bar. The other, larger room can be quite noisy. Service can vary from average to outstanding, but in this case the latter was true.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    PurpleGrin
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    OpenTable found this one for me.....OMG! We both were close to tears....just incredible food. I did the pork, and honey had the salmon after the escargot app. All just incredibly delicious. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute & tasty
    Theloo007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were there for a ladies brunch & it was wonderful! Quite and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • annaversary dinner
    jeet
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I made a reservation for my parents anniversary. they loved the food although found the restaurant a bit loud. however the manager very kindly moved them to a quieter area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long-time favorite
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The three of us shared the calamari and escargot appetizers which were prepared in unusual sauces (Each different than the other) and the squid & snails were tender. We had salmon, duck and lamb entrees. The first two are regular menu items and they couldn't have been better (Incredible light sauce on the slightly underdone fish and lots of moist duck meat w/interesting sides). The lamb was a special and, while it was prepared a perfect medium-rare, it tasted more like beef than lamb (We like the strong taste of lamb). We'll be back........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sacre Bleu!
    lovebirds
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is the place to go if you appreciate authentic French cuisine, wonderful presentation and courteous, attentive wait staff. Definitely worth a repeat visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, as always
    iZenDiegoVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We've been here with and without our (now 4 yr old) daughter. Regardless of the company we've kept, whether family time, romantic special occasion or larger group, our service has never wavered. Servers are always friendly, prompt and accommodating. Kids get something to color and a menu of their own (that includes salad and veggies). Food/wine has yet to disappoint us. A great experience every time. Yum!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, way to noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We keep coming back for the food, but the noise level for seating against the wall is off the charts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bleu Boheme
    Dominique55
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • espressobob
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cindy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's birthday
    Behnam
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The evening was wonderful. Cocktails were exceptional and the food excellent. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnifique!!
    DVine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    One of our favorite French inspired restaurants in town, Food is excellent , staff is friendly and attentive great dinning experience:))
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, good drinks, convivial but not loud. An excellent place for dates or semi-formal group dinners.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing French gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I will definitely be going back! Great menu, great happy hour and a wonderful staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place
    Dinner4two
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A wonderful find. The wife and I wanted to go out for a dinner date and this place did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dinner
    Delicious
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Brunch Experience
    TontoFive
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Lovinglife
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Absolutely wonderful. Food-outstanding. Location - romantic. Your missing out if you don't visit this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love This Place!
    lskesq95VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate