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La Boheme
La Boheme

La Boheme Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafelaboheme.us
  • Phone: (323) 848-2360
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner reservations only. Happy hour is first come first serve.

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 09:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Happy Hour: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - Close
    Happy Hour: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Mediterranean, European
  • Executive Chef: Paul Kimura
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: TBD.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orlando
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $5.00 per car
A word from La Boheme
The "New American" style of new Executive Chef, Paul Kimura, puts a new spin on traditional American fare with Mediterranean influences. Indulgent favorites include a sublime Lobster Risotto, juicy Flat Iron Steak and savory Short Rib Pappardelle. But save room for the sinful Chocolate Valrhona Cake. For a more casual affair the sexy bar lounge offers its own menu of treats (Chardonnay Steamed Mussels with house-made Brioche are a favorite). Semi-private booths downstairs and rock star booths upstairs are surrounded by stunning views of crystal chandeliers and a glowing fireplace. Arguably one of the most romantic spots in L.A., the garden patio boasts a fireplace of its own beautifully framed by roses and greenery...a definite al fresco paradise. Expect a warm welcome, impeccable service, unparalleled cuisine, and chic crowd at this prime destination. Prepare to stimulate all of your senses at La Boheme. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Not enough server, appetizer taste and presentation so bad, happy hour has no meaning at all!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Fabulous-from the mgr. to the wait staff, to the ambiance, to the food! We'll be back!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I happen to live around the corner from this place & was able to sit in outside lounge area with my dog, food was great, service very good, loved it"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was definitely a great experience. I found this place on Living Social and I'm so glad I did. Everything from drinks, service, and food was great! I would not mind paying full price and I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "When my appetizer was delayed, a manager came to us and explained why the delay happened. Nice touch."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Improved since our last visit . Great flat iron steak tender good flavor . Strawberry rhubarb dessert Fantastic. Nothing beats the patio on a summer night."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The HH prices have increased since my last visit March 2014. Beer is now $6, well drinks $7 (one liquor and one mixer only), margaritas $9. Also, they no longer have $1 oysters. The bartenders are friendly, but drinks are just alright and nothing special. The restaurant space for dinner is romantic and dimly lit. Our waiter, Adam, was great. However, the taste of the food just did not deliver, especially for the price ($25+ for entrees). The pork chop and flat iron steak were fine but fairly ordinary, the accompanying polenta was bland and looked like it was cut from a chub. Given that the HH prices have gone up, no $1 oysters, overpriced and mediocre entrees, there is no need to come back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "we were seated in the outdoor ear and it was quaint and quiet with pleasant ambiance. we started with grilled endive, prosciutto and burrata salad, and it was quite good. for entrees we went with the heritage pork chop and pan roasted duck, both by recommendation of our server. both were very tasty but in hind sight i wish we would've opted for the salmon and steak. our neighbors at the table next to our order the aforementioned choices and they looked amazing. still our meals did not disappoint. for dessert we had the cobbler, which was scrumptious. and we tried a couple of the craft cocktails from their intriguing cocktail menu and both were very good. overall it was a very nice dining experience and i would recommend a visit. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our server Thomas was excellent. Our appetizers and dinner were really great. I had the flat iron steak which was marbled really nicely and I loved the seasonings. This restaurant is really stunning inside and out. Definitely give this place a try!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Four of us went to celebrate a birthday and had a very enjoyable evening! The decor and vibe is hip and cool, the staff is friendly and the food a delight to the taste buds. We all ordered something different and shared with each other and nothing disappointed. Also, the pricing is reasonable. We'll be back for sure! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great décor, but very understaffed. One waiter for the entire outdoor courtyard, who was obviously rushed and overworked. No flatware was given, so after the food was served it was a long awaited effort to get a fork and knife. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Beautiful building with gorgeous décor: fantastic chandeliers, fireplaces inside and on the garden patio outside. Menu is small but interesting, and they have a full bar. Food was very tasty and perfectly prepared. Servers were very nice but the service itself was spotty; also, early in the evening, the bar was out of some offered items. Pricey but not unreasonable. Not my favorite place but I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The decor is odd, but interesting. Great food and service. We would go back and recommend this restaurant to friends."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great food and drinks, atmosphere, and service....what's not to like?"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Cafe La Boheme is a wonderful gem with ambiance galore. It's elegantly decorated, has soft lighting, spacious booths, and jazz plays in the background. The food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive. I spent my birthday there and couldn't have been more pleased. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • " Highlights were the Mussels in Chardonnay broth and the chilled melon and cucumber soup. The service was spotty. The Main course, a flat iron steak, was pretty bland and lacked flavor but was cooked perfectly. The real disappointment and the reason I would not go back was the bathroom. The light fixture had cobwebs and a thick layer of dust. But worse of all was the soap dispenser that was broken, which begs the question, how were all the employees washing there hands with soap and water? The place in general needs a good scrubbing and updated decor. And to top it all off, after spending about $150 on diner, they charged me $6.00 to park in their parking lot."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great food but music was terrible. The background soundtrack was bizarre and we spent half of our time trying to identify it. It reminded me of disco music from the 1970's when I lived in Earls Court in London. Apart from this, it is a great place and we would go back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Love this place! I've been coming here for over 20 years. I miss the old menu though from about a year ago - it had so many of my favorite items. And I miss Chef Banta - especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I've hosted so many holiday dinners here and her choices for the menu were superb! Especially the dish she called "My Father's Stuffing." "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The ambiance was nice, but nothing extraordinary. We had a party of three and was seated at a small table that only had two place settings, It took at least 7-8 minutes for our waiter to come to the table, and although pleasant, did not and probably could not give good service. I noticed that they were short staffed, only seeing one waiter and three table servers. We had to ask three times for an additional place setting and a glass of water. I ordered the crab cakes egg benedict, which were just ok. the pastry basket we ordered seem like store bought pastries. We also order a bacon cheese burger and they forget the bacon. Anyway, not a memorable experience. I probably will not go back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my wife and 12 year old daughter for Mother's Day brunch and had a delightful meal. The ambiance put us all in a relaxed mood and we felt like we had stepped into another world. The service was good and the food was all tasty."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, but our waiter, who was great, had way too many tables to take care of. The owner or manager should have given him more help. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "A regular haunt for me and I always enjoy the Duck more than anything else. Recommend the Cheese Board and while they do not stock sugar cubes for champagne cocktails or Lagavulin, a wonderful hearty single malt, I have never been disappointed at the neighborhood favorite where the service is always great, the menu items well prepared, and where the ambiance is always interesting. Request a booth for a good conversation and check out the specialty drinks and wine list. You will not be disappointed. Reservations highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "La Boheme was one of those places where everything went right, the wine, the food, the live band and the service were top notch, the manager was very friendly as well as the our waiter. the food came right on time. The manager seemed to be on top of everything and he was constantly talking and being friendly with the guests, he even sent us a free desert which we could barely finish as the portions were quite generous. We will certainly go back many times."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Exceptional ambience. Dripping with romance, it feels like a special occasion restaurant but no need to wait for a special occasion, go now!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Romantic, great decor and great food.. Service was great, very pleasant waiter, courteous. Clean, great decor and ambience for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Crystal chandaliers, beautiful outdoor eating space, delicious food and friendly waiters make this space exceptionally interesting. My garbanzo soup was tasty and my main dish of a vegetarian special was clever and beautifully presented. My husband's seafood salad was large enough to be an entrée and his filet mignon was outstanding. No room left for dessert!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This was by far our best dining experience in LA. Went for Easter brunch and was sorry we were leaving the next day, because we would have gone again for dinner. Everything was perfect about our experience: the food, the service, the friendliness of the staff, the atmosphere. It seems Easter brunch is a special meal for La Boheme and the staff seem really excited about serving this special menu. The bottomless Mimosas were really bottomless! We had such a great time. I will be going back next time I am in LA."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Excellent, different ambience. Romantic and sensual. A little dark but otherwise very nice. Good food; fit for foodies. Vibrant and maybe a little loud for some on a weekend night. Very attentive service. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I recently had to select a place for dinner for friends visiting from Europe and I knew La Boheme would be just the spot. Though I had not dined there before, it had come highly recommended and I was eager to try it. Our whole experience from start to finish was simply charming, and my friends felt welcomed and very special. The dining room is beautifully decorated, the customer service is sincere and the food (starting with their fabulous homemade focaccia bread) delicious. We ordered a range of items from duck to risotto to pork to mussels and enjoyed every bite. Be sure you save room for the beautiful desserts. Next time I want to experience dinner on the outdoor patio! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Loved the hamachi crudo. Specials were delicious. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Haven't been in years & it still looks sleek & sexy. Can't beat their happy hour $1 oysters! Service is great and the food is good too. A little empty on a Tue. night but I wasn't moved by it.... Had a livingsocial coupon that enhanced the night and was pleased! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Excellent experience in every way. La Bohème is super sexy and chic while maintaining a warmth to the atmosphere. The food is excellent and we loved the fact that they did not 'over size' the portions! The wait staff was very friendly and accomadating. Highly recommend La Bohème for a romantic dinner, celebration, happy hour or for groups."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We have dined many times at La Boheme. We were greeted by the pleasant hostess, she offered us a table in the bar to begin, it was full accept for the one free table - nice mix of people. After a drink she went ahead and seated us in the main dining area. Our waiter was spot on and the food he suggested was great. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I have always wanted to dine here and recently had the opportunity. I really enjoyed the food--it was extremely flavorful and fresh. Surprisingly, the portion sizes were adequate as well. I enjoyed a full course meal and every course was excellently prepared. I think the restaurant is definitely more conducive to an intimate setting although there were a group of business men at a table next to me. I would definitely recommend the place for a romantic dinner and, in fact, intend to have my dad and his girlfriend celebrate his upcoming birthday here. I am sure he will enjoy it just as much as I did, especially if they are blessed to have Mark as a waiter!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "If you want to make a special impression on someone...anyone.....first date to 50th Anniversary, transport them to the most welcoming and ooolala romantic spot in LA (Il Cielo excluded) La Boheme!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Will definitely come back. Friendly staff, sexy atmosphere and good food!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A nearly perfect birthday celebration: lovely room (as always), exquisite food (as always), fantastic service (for a change) and beautiful coordination between the kitchen and the serving staff (at last). Mark (Marc?), our waiter, was welcoming, very professional, exceedingly knowledgeable about the menu items and very helpful in guiding us to amazing choices. There was even a delicious birthday dessert, on the house, from the manager, Lawrence. The only tiny glitch in the evening came after dessert, when the room had become noticeably busier and the delays and confusion amongst the staff (which had kept us from returning more often) started unraveling the bliss. This, however, was a very minor flaw in an otherwise lovely evening."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The place is truly enchanting with its lovely chandeliers. We did sit in a nice booth and had very good food. The beet salad I ordered included excellent beets and the best carrots I have EVER tasted. Although the restaurant was not very busy the service was a bit slow, which is understandable with only one server to be seen and one bus boy. But we counted at least 3 young ladies (excluding the hostess), that were not doing much else than walk around looking beautiful. Felt bad for the hard working guys."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "La Boheme comes through once again! We were celebrating our anniversary and everything was wonderful from start to finish. Professional and friendly staff from the hostess to the bartender to the waiter. We had a drink and apps in the bar first - the food was outstanding and the bartender was great. Then we retreated to a cozy booth for dinner - I had the scallops, which were amazing and my honey had the lobster risotto, also delicious. But beyond the food, the atmosphere there is really special. Finally, a restaurant in L.A. has found a way to make their guests comfortable without blasting cold arctic air on them. The doors were all open to the outside and a big fire was going - it felt very intimate. And a candle in our dessert -special!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I've been here twice in the last few months and love it. It's a beautiful intimate setting and a great place to spend time with friends or a loved one, especially if you want to be able to converse with the person you are with. As soon as we sat down the Manager came over and welcomed us, which is always a nice touch and based on dining experiences in Los Angeles, you don't get much of that anymore. They have many options for a full dining experience to sitting in the lounge with a bar menu. Nice attentive staff, great food and an overall beautiful evening."
    Dined on 4/3/2014