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
110 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (86)fit for foodies (71)special occasion (62)romantic (60)notable wine list (41)great for outdoor dining (36)great for brunch (30)great for lunch (17)good for groups (14)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best French Food in San Diego
    Mionje
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than last time!
    MJF3VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Misguided staff
    Woohoo21VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • C'est magnifique
    Vika
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything is Delicious
    mandyjbird
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Service, management, food,, everything else is amazing! We love this place! We will come back again and again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience
    Mary55
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First poor meal here...
    ScottyVIP
    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......
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  • Giovanni is the best!
    mamaacornVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find.
    jpollVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food was delicious and the service was great. The bread is wonderful, I am sure you will enjoy this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience
    ThomVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    CarlyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Meal
    Nikita1569VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming place. Consistently good.
    AdventurousFoodie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.