BO-beau kitchen + garden
BO-beau kitchen + garden

BO-beau kitchen + garden

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/bobeaukitchengarden
  • Phone: 6193373445x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Tuesday - Wednesday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Global, International, Unspecified
  • Executive Chef: Benjamin Moore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Park on the street there are meters or in the lot behind us on Allison Street OR in the residential areas around us.
A word from BO-beau kitchen + garden
BO beau kitchen + garden is located in the Village of La Mesa. BO beau offers Sophisticated Comfort Food with Global Inspirations. We have 24 Beers on tap, a worldly wine list and a full bar with eclectic cocktails.
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BO-beau kitchen + garden reviews from OpenTable diners
173 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (136)great for outdoor dining (134)fit for foodies (103)special occasion (68)good for groups (55)kid-friendly (46)romantic (38)hot spot (33)great for brunch (27)great for lunch (23)notable wine list (20)vibrant bar scene (19)scenic view (8)late-night find (5)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Catherine was great with all of our special requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great brussel grilled sprouts
    cjc1
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The grilled brussel sprouts are worth going for! the burger w/ carmelized onions is great also. Service is very good, efficient & friendly. Drinks are small & overall the food & drink are a bit over priced. Nice place but only for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, service not so great
    GavinVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Not sure how to review this one, we were super excited for the food, heard so many great things. Started with the flat bread special that day, and some drinks. Then had the curry mussels and the brussel sprouts all were delicous. Now the service, server came by, very upbeat and friendly, we were hungry, so ordered the flat bread to start. She comes back 5 minutes later and asks if we would like an appetizer, told her we ordered, oops she forgot. Then tell her dinner order, brussel sprouts with panchetta on the side and the mussels. She comes back 5 minutes later and says, you wanted the mussels and the flat bread right? No, the mussels and the brussel sprouts panchetta on the side. Order comes panchetta all over the brussel sprouts :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    Lorena
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've always loved Cohn Restaurant Group locations and our first visit to Bo-beau kitchen + garden did not disappoint! We went here for our anniversary dinner and had a special, low-key evening. We went to the bar, which was outdoors, and ordered a drink. Shortly thereafter, we were shown our table in the outdoor garden and our waiter brought the drinks we had ordered. From first sip, we knew our dinner would be delicious. Every bite was filling, delicious and a fresh take on tried-and-true favorites (yes, you should try the Brussels sprouts!). We really enjoyed our experience, too. Our waiter, Steven, was funny, attentive and had perfect timing. I HIGHLY recommend Bo-beau kitchen + garden!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kvol
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been here a few times and have always enjoyed. This was the first time I was slightly let down. They changed their famous brussel sprout appetizer and it is not nearly as tasty as it used to be. Though we sat inside both my husband and I felt like we were swatting flies away the whole time, he even needed to have his beer replaced because one became a floater in his drink. We went in for an early dinner at 6 and was surprised to find our service was slower than expected given the level of business, not sure how many tables our server was taking care of. There are not a great number of places right out here in La Mesa so I know we will be back but I just hope this does not fall victim to the "cursed location."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice overall
    Horsewoman
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very nice dining experience, waiter was prompt and helpful on suggestions. Did not have to wait long, and the ambience of the outside was very nicely set. I tend to get very lousy service most of the places I go, but I would definitely highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor policies
    RichardC1VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Went for happy hour with our two small doggies so had to sit in the patio which is very nice. However they would not let us order from the happy hour menu, only the high price regular menu. Happy hour is only in the bar which didn't allow pets. I can understand the main dinning area, but the patio is an extension of the bar, not near the main dinning area. The Flatbread special was $18 and small. The fried chicken also $18 for two small pieces of dark meat chicken. Patio was very nice, but empty. I think the only reason they don't have happy hour in the empty patio is one of greed and not good customer relations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    teamVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is a truly amazing place to dine. they keep it fresh and the staff is will trained. We have been dining there regular on Wednesday night and we always book our table online.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous
    Romy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant is huge. It has outdoor, upstairs and downstairs dining. The decor is sophisticated and casual. They don't have too much options for food, but when you get them, they look very pretty. I had the burger and it was very delicious and juicy. Servers are really nice and informative. Our bday girl even got a free ice cream. The only con is that their happy hour is only for people sitting at the bar. Would be nice to have it available for all diners. Other than that, it was a good experience, will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nancym
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Love the charred Brussels sprouts and the moules et frites in curry
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cuisine in La Mesa
    Seluzak
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My full review can be found on TripAdvisor under the same title, here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g32579-d4886762-Reviews-BO_beau_kitchen_garden-La_Mesa_California.html Suffice it to say, we had a great experience. The food, the drinks, the service - everything was fantastic and we would recommend it to anybody.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had such a great experience here! The food was AMAZING! I met here with a couple of girlfriends and we stayed and chatted at our table outside for well over 3 hours. We kept on ordering appetizers and entrees, and each one was delicious! From the "new" hummus to the flatbreads to the fried chicken...seriously, delicious! (By the way, the cream corn and apple cornbread muffin was life changingly good!) Not only was the food great, but the atmosphere and staff was wonderful. From the super friendly hostess who say us at our gorgeous outside table, to our waitress who actually sat next to me to help me look through the beer menu to find one I would like. Really, I can't say enough about the experience here. We all had such a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, okay service
    MellyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was good. Everyone was happy with their dinner. I rate the service okay. Our waitress was extremely nice, but over attentive. To be perfectly honest, she talked entirely too much and it was distracting. It almost felt like "Okay, please let us enjoy our meal now." I hate to say anything bad about her because she was so nice and the food was pretty good, but that's just my honest opinion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Tonkin
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This place was really great. The food was off the charts! I would highly recommend the bruschetta appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfectly unseasoned and dried out
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had dinner on a busy Saturday evening. The staff was very attentive and efficient, but the food doesn't measure up. The crudites were little pieces of vegetable in a fluid that wasn't water. They had no taste or flair. The deviled eggs were well seasoned and good. My catch of the day was over cooked, dried out and tasteless. I didn't taste the salmon but it looked over cooked and dried out too. The wine was good but was served in water glasses. Maybe I just ordered the wrong thing, but I won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sheila
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great to have a Cohn restaurant in the east county! Food was great, decent portion size! We had the crispy Brussels sprouts, beef Bourgogne, roasted pork shank and the steak frittes. No complaints. Our server, TJ was pleasant and attentive. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not up to Cohn's standards....
    ServiceIsTheKey
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Was so looking forward to a new Cohn's restaurant right in La Mesa. Sorely disappointed. The food wasn't fantastic (my dish anyway - the mac n cheese with a fancy name), although the brussels sprout appetizer was delicious. The service was the main drawback. Server was very friendly, but very inattentive. Never refilled water, never asked if we needed anything, no follow up whatsoever. The menu is close to obnoxious. For pretty basic food, you need to ask the server for translations for practically everything! I'm a major fan of most all Cohn restaurants, but probably will skip this one from now on.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had reservations for the garden and we were seated immediately. Good. Our server was wonderful as the brew she brought didn't taste right so she brought me a different kind. Great. We had been dealing with the flies and it was even worse when our food arrived. Not good. I totally understand that eating outside could bring that situation, but restaurants need to find a solution. So unappetizing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bawbsocal
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I was impressed with the service and the food. Portions were reasonable, food was fresh, and the presentation was appetizing. Our waiter was very attentive and took time to go over the menu with us. Wished we had sat out on the patio, our table for two was fine but we were seated next to a table seating 6 (with 2 small kids). This location appears to be a busy local hangout, there were a number of larger groups with kids. If you prefer a quieter experience our waiter suggested coming in around 7 pm or later. Next time we will opt for the patio if the weather is good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alpiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Always excellent service and interesting food choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't recommend
    beckeySDVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Bo-Beau has a short menu & you're in luck if you enjoy various parts of the pig because that is the restaurant's focus. Two in our party ordered the pork shank & were very pleased. Said it was incredibly flavorful. Bf liked his French onion soup. The parm fries that came with his ribs were thin, crispy & delicious. That's where the good ends. Most of the menu consists of pork. The brussell sprout app is covered w/ bacon & the ribs are pork. Bf really didn't care for the ribs (said they were dry, etc) My salmon was fresh but lonely, it came w/ one tiny diced fingerling potato underneath. If you order lots of appetizers to fill up & like pig you may be in luck here. Servers were nice but the service was painfully slow & chairs uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies night out
    KristiO
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    First time at BoBeaus for all 3 of us - we made reservations same day (on-line since they don't open until 4:30). They were nice enough to get us in 20 min before our time (we sat at the bar waiting). Sat outside, nice cool eve, a bit noisy, but nice service. Had the famed roasted brussel sprouts and bruschetta for appetizers. I prefer my roasted veggies a bit less charred, but they were tasty. Bruschetta was a mushroom based pesto bread, so don't expect the usual tomato based dish - was tasty! Flat bread entree ok, but friends had the duck with gnocchi- outstanding, and another had a salad with steak- outstanding meat. We'll be back to try the many diff things - making reservations ahead of time to get an earlier seating!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS GREAT!!!
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    WE LIVE IN THE AREA AND LOVE THAT FINALLY WE HAVE A GREAT RESTAURANT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bo Beau's dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I sat outside on a beautiful evening. the cocktail selection was good. One of the meals, the duck special, was very good but Fish of the day special was completely overcooked and disappointing. Our two coffees were served Cold and had been sitting too long, we had to wait 10 minutes for a new cup. When are desserts arrived, one of them was incorrect and the waitress argued with us and made a big deal about exchanging it, so we accepted it. We have been to many other Cohn restaurants and have been very satisfied so this was a disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally a good fit restaurant
    Patsy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I asked for patio dining and I got it. The menu choices was not too big just right. The wine price range was great. The food was ever so delicious. All four of us had different choices and they were ALL good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable moment
    luvttwodine
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Invited friends to share our 1st time there. Had a great experience with your menu selections. All very good. Sevice and atmosphere are top notch. We'll all definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place!
    love4food
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food is great, comfortable atmosphere and reasonable prices, who could ask for more.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOT SPECIAL
    LoveParis
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    IF Our reservation had been honored without trying to seat us in Siberia Our server showed up to take our drink and then food orders without us having to ask for her Our food arrived in a timely manner, took over 45 min to get our meals Management had a nicer attitude, snapped at my husband when he stated we had been waiting 45 min for our food - NO, she said it has ONLY been 30 min. And then it took another 15 min, 45 min in total. The quality of the food equaled the cost per serving, you know the price is right when you dont really care what it cost There were not running, screaming children and dogs in our dining area when our table of 4 is spending almost $200, dont know of another restaurant that has this set up.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool looking place but food not
    GodfatherFerret
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The restaurant itself is really cool and the service was top notch but the food for the price was not good. I got the steak and eggs for brunch and I was very disappointed. The steak was over seasoned. Way to much salt!!! The hashbrowns were soggy in the middle. I tried the flatbread pizza too and that was salty and not very good. Overall I would give my meal 3 out of 10 only because presentation was good, too bad the food wasn't.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad day
    clmery
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We made a reservation several days in advance, but they gave our table away and sat us in the bar, which is specifically where we did not want to be (that's why we made a reservation). So we we're squished between 2 tables, and had the hump to deal with (very uncomfortable) as well as the high noise level at the bar. I asked for the appetizer to be my side, but instead they brought it out as an appetizer and never brought our food out. After an hour+ we asked if our food was coming and they told us they were waiting until we finished with our appetizer!!! The server rolled her eyes at me at one point but the manager was nice. Still didn't help us but at least she was nice. The food was good. My last visit was great, this one NOT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yuki
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Outstanding food, great presentation, and very friendly and attentive servers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Fantastic Service
    Molly
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We've eaten here many times since it opened and have never been disappointed. It was nice to see a few new items on the menu since it isn't enormous to begin with. Our dinner was wonderful, drinks were great and the service was fantastic! Our waiter, Steven-with-a-v, was great! Best one we've had in years! We will be coming back as often as possible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    La Mesa is so fortunate to have such a great place to relax and enjoy a great meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love that Bo-Beau!
    BobeauLaMesa
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I am so happy that there is such a nice restaurant in La Mesa. This place has it all with great (I mean great!) outdoor dining and lounging. The inside dining is superb too with a little special table for 'living room' dining (without a TV!) as well as an area for larger groups - think celebration! We shared a few items which included a BBQ chicken flatbread with apple slaw, yum! We also had the Quinoa and Kale entrée which was divine! So what it is a little trendy but all the ingredients in this dish, mango, pecan, lemon vinaigrette each had their own distinctive flavor in each bite. There are not many dishes that have several ingredients in which each flavor comes out at a different time. Loved it! Crasseux fries are the bomb too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not quite what i expected
    kaytmcl
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It was my daughters birthday and she was very excited to try this restaurant. It was good but not outstanding. I found the food too rich for me.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite dining spot in La Mesa
    BillNLeilani
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Bo Beau's in La Mesa has a fantastic location dowontown. The staff, from management down to the bussers, are friendly, professional and go out of their way to ensure you have a memorable experience. Great food from the starters all the way through their entree's and specialty cocktails. We enjoy the Brussel Sprouts, Bruschetta, the Panzanella or Wild Arugula salads, the various flat breads, Roasted Fresh Catch, Buttermilk Fried Chick and Slow Roasted Pork Shank to name just a few. They have a great happy hour Monday thru Friday. They also have plenty of outdoor seating and a "school bus" to keep the kids busy. Overall just a very fun, relaxing and enjoyable environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Find
    shellbelle
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A nice neighborhood restaurant, tasty food, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unforgettable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a great service. Starting from the hostess, to our very attentive waiter Steve, the wonderful ambiance of the outdoor patio, and excellent food. It was an anniversary we will never forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BObeau1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We just love, love, love going to Bo-beau's. Food is sooooooooooooo good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Cohn group seems to take everything they touch and turn it into gold, and BO-Beau is no exception! This is my second visit to this restaurant, and I was not disappointed. Our waitress was attentive and friendly, the atmosphere was bohemian and chic, there is a nice selection of wine and cocktails separated by price (nice for those of us on a budget!) and the food of course is phenomenal. The brussel sprouts (touted as their signature dish) are exquisite, so flavor packed and complex. As a warning, they can be a little salty, which I think adds depth to the dish, but some people are less enthused about it. My fish entree was fresh, and the lemon caper sauce was mouth-watering. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.