Worth the driveWe live in Valley Center. We have made the trip to Kensington for a fabulous meal at "Le Bleu Boheme" numerous times. It has always been a 5 star experience and continues to be. Being from Belgium, I love mussels! It is quite a treat to find a restaurant that serves them just like "home". The staff is friendly. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is fun, vibrant and casual. We've recommended "Le Bleu Boheme" to acquaintances many times and will continue to do so!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent French cuisineJust visited with a group of friends we enjoyed everything we order5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMEXELENTELA COMIDA EL LUGAR Y LA ATENCION PERFECTA, LA MUSICA PRECIOSA, UNA GRAN EXPERIENCIA5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA little bit of heavenLove the ambience, very warm, very french, SO COZY and comfortable
Attentive wait staff but not invasive to point of distraction Knew the menu well (ingredients for each dish) and could make recommendations if requested
GREAT place for romantic late night dinning as well as a brunch on Sunday afternoon (although a little loud for conversation on Sunday, may have just been an energetic crowd while we were there)
We will return time and time again5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThree Hour LunchWe had a ladies lunch for 5 of us. Having all been there before and trying the various mussel dishes-we were curious to try other menu items (only because the mussels were so delicious). The quiche and salad was described as " better than any I had in France", The crepe was "rich and perfectly cooked-lovely presentation". The Torte and Veggie sandwich, along with what we think was homemade bread, was great . The onion soup and house salad made me want more. The caramelization of the onion was made slowly with care. The service was exceptional, considering we wanted to try everything and took three hours to enjoy it all. Wine list included the wonderful option of excellent by the glass selections. Must share: chocolate mousse.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMReally good food, difficult to hearFirst off, the food was very good. A lot of care into both preperation and presentation. Prices were reasonable.
Regardless of any noise issues I had, the place is very very popular. Just go into it, knowing what to expect.
I would have enjoyed it more if I didn't need to keep saying, What?
The reverb in there is terrible. The option is to eat with minimal discussion, or talk very load.
We arrived shortly after opening, so the first 45min was went from nice to not bad, but that last 45min ended in a concophony of noise that was rather unfortunate.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good choiceWe had a wonderful meal on the patio. It's a bit noisy with street traffic, but even more energetic inside, so if you want to actually converse with others, outside is the best bet. The menu selections were quite varied, and our choices were perfectly prepared. Waitstaff was attentive very cordial. Bleu Boheme is always a good choice.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpected delight!!I had reservations at another restaurant Monday night for a friend's birthday --but after finding out she already went there and didn't have a good experience, I cancelled and needed a quick solution! I know we both enjoy French cuisine, so after checking Bleu Boheme's menu online, I made an impromptu reso. When we arrived, the hostess was very friendly (I briefly mentioned it was my friend's bday). Our server, Socorro, was AMAZING. She gave my friend that special birthday attention I was hoping for, and made all the right food/beverage recommendations. We probably over-ordered (meat/cheese platter, escargot, moules frites, and pork ribeye because we wanted to try everything, but it was well worth it. Can't wait to go back!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second visit to Bleu BohemeOur second visit to Bleu Boheme was as notable as our first. Our first choice had been the Kensington Grill, but learning it had closed we decided to go back to Bleu Boheme. I'm glad we did. It was another night out for my wife and I, but bringing our daughter and her fiancee turned the evening into a party and celebration of their return from Korea. I have already recommended the restauraant to friends.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSome truly outstanding foodSome truly outstanding food and great nouveau-French atmosphere. Fantastic spot, and we will return!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and great service.Very good food and great service. We were charged $3.50 /person to have a have a birthday cake served at the restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entree specials are usuallyThe entree specials are usually excellent. The restaurant should have at least 3 similar its on the menu (chicken,fish,meat).4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSplendid as always. One ofSplendid as always. One of my favorite San Diego restaurants.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant concludedThis restaurant concluded a weekend of anniversary celebration in the San Diego area, and the wonderful food was complimented by excellent service by our waitress, Sarah.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding meal. RecommnendedOutstanding meal. Recommnended by friend so we changed reservation elsewhere to come here and glad we did. This is a restaurant we will come to every time we are in San Diego. Short cab ride from our downtown hotel, well worth it.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch French comfort foodTop notch French comfort food in a rustic warm setting.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeGreat place, a group of four of us went for lunch to celebrate a birthday. Very nice place. Food was great. Service was great!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best French restaurantsAfter two days, I am still reflecting on our meal at Bleu Boheme. We live two hours north but travel to San Diego several times a year but we may travel more often to Bleu Boheme. The meal was fantastic and the waiter was well trained.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect little gem!When you are in the mood for great French food with loads of ambiance, this is the place. I chose the halibut, Oscar style---delicious! Had the Tarte Chaude au Reblochon ( pastry encrusted onions, bacon and cheese) yum! And dessert was the crepe with creme brûlée spooned over the top-wow! Great experience!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe mussels were excellent.The mussels were excellent. Other dishes were just OK.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis really is a lovely restaurant.This really is a lovely restaurant. Consistently wonderful food and super service. Wish I lived in San Diego so I could go more often.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBusboyIn France there are two elements that is essential for the basic restaurant table. Wine and sliced banquette. At your restaurant, your busboys are very aggressive and took the bread off the table before the last course which is dessert.
Additionally, they do not know when to remove a finished plate. They need to be able to read tableware placement on the plate. It gets annoying when they ask "are you finished" when it is clear you are not. Made me feel rushed.
One more thing. You could do more for those who come to your restaurant for a special occasion, especially a Birthday. A single lighted candle is anticlimactic and non-eventful.
Other than that- I love the food, waitress was attentive and polite and front desk were outst3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI knew there was a reasonI knew there was a reason I was longing to go back to this place! It's very close to where we live but had seemed like a more romantic, fancy spot than we could go to with toddlers. So finally this year we went for my birthday so I could have the delicious mussels I remembered. Not only were the mussels as good as I remembered but everything else was great, including the service. LOVE the bread, love the mussels, love the martinis, the service. Great experience.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. WeThe food was excellent. We have previousy lived in Europe and the beef bourguignon was the best we have ever had. Loved the fletan oscar with the crab and halibut. Servers were very prompt and stayed in the backgroung.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverytime I go to Bleu Boheme,Everytime I go to Bleu Boheme, I'm thoroughly impressed. This time we brought my parents and they were as delighted as I've ever seen. They're also huge fans now.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a wonderful meal.....musselsSuch a wonderful meal.....mussels w/cream sauce too delicious. Tried 5 dishes and everyone a gem, wish I'd saved room for dessert! - Next time.1/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it againLoved it again, we just keep going back, even though it's a 30 mile drive.12/19/2012 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is so cozyThe restaurant is so cozy and well decorated that you would never think you are in SD, it transport you to France! I love it!
Food was pretty good! For sure it's on my favorit restaurant list!12/15/2012 12:00:00 AM