La Boheme
La Boheme

La Boheme

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafelaboheme.us/
  • Phone: 3238482360x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 09:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Happy Hour: Everyday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Frank Fermin
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orlando
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $5.00 per car
A word from La Boheme
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.

The menu is unique, multifaceted and is considered “New American with European Influences.”
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
La Boheme reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (58)special occasion (48)great for outdoor dining (30)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (20)late-night find (11)notable wine list (8)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Trendy, hipster, romantic
    Atmosphereoverfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant, the ambiance and decor are great. It's romantic but still lively enough for a group outing. Service was attentive. My only complaint is the food was only ok, I don't understand why it's labeled as Mediterranean/American. I fail to see the Mediterranean part of the menu. My order was not prepared as asked, I love gourmet burgers and mine was over cooked and bland. Two of my friends did love the salmon though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It had been a while since the last time I was at La Boheme. Saturday evening was a good reminder why I was there before, and why I will go
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance is far too dark
    Septimusson
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Okay food, good service, but the ambiance at night is so dark you can hardly see your food. Also they have some treacherous unlit steps down as you step into the main seating area. Literally painted black and completely unlit. I and my guest had to grope our way down. I'm surprised the restaurant hasn't had a lawsuit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could be great again
    Neighbor
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    La Boheme used to be a destination and, even though it was Labor Day weekend, it should've been much busier Saturday evening. The place has ambience and certainly fair/good/friendly service. But the food and drinks were average to mediocre. The outdoor dining area could be really special, but it's been left to go to ruin. About a days' worth of attention to the garden working with just what's there already and a few minor fixes and it would be amazing, but it was sad. Don't think I'll be back unless I hear someone's invested some time and money to improve this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool place
    Dinnerfourtwo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good food, great ambiance, waiting staff is friendly, overall a nice place for a romantic dinner with a special someone or group of friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AmaryllisVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I always look forward to returning to La Boheme for its consistently excellent service and food, not to mention the stunning decor. I docked one star for the food this time only because my Lobster Risotto, usually brilliant, was a little bland -- likely due to a miscommunication regarding an ingredient adjustment I had requested. Bottom line: This place is a treasure. I'd happily go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food quite ordinary
    AwinrmVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We love the patio for dining there. The menu is quite limited and the food is quite ordinary. Would go again for the patio....not the food. Service...bordering on poor....waiters quite absent and non attentive.....and mixed up the serving of the salads and the entrees. Need to get it together. Not the same restaurant it used to be.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    ymnovak
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had a lovely dinner with a friend and it was a great atmosphere...outside seating was great
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely La Boheme
    ElkanRealtorVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The ambience is terrific. Beautiful restaurant. This is a special place. The appetizers were delicious, as was the salmon. The steak was mediocre, but everything else was really good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it used to be good
    ag290
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food has become tasteless. I've been here about 5 times and the first time it was great but every time after that it's been a not so great experience. I've been hoping it would be better but no. I won't be going back. This is one of those places that is completely different when you use a deal vs no deal. Not good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Switch and Bait
    fishwine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went on this occasion to use a Living Social coupon which stated '2 entrees up to $30 each’...I’ve been there previously...they substituted a cheaper menu for anyone using the coupon which had lesser faire. If you are trying to encourage more business with a special offer, it should be special not lesser. The service was not up to its normal standard, either. Was it ‘coupon profiling?'
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Dinner!
    BrazilBabeVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a LivingSocial voucher and it was a great value! The food was very good, service as well! There was one big loud table in the middle of the restaurant that was a bit annoying.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Boheme
    LarryBVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    La Boheme is a beautiful restaurant. The service was fine. The food was good but not great. I think the best thing about the restaurant is the ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    They created their own menu for their livingSocial deal! They were very rude when it came to ordering something off the regular menu. False advertisement! Never again!
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  • A disappointment
    Unhappy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I had great expectations but. Starter was ok if lacking style but pate was not fresh. Special based on 10oz ribeye steak was subject to almost cold vegetables and the steak was thin small and boring I didn't stay for dessert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disrespect Coupons
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We were treated nicely until we told them we had a dinner coupon. They took back their regular menu and handed us a different one. The waiter took our order then never said another word to us. When we asked for some pepper, he brought us a pepper shaker. When the full paying couple at the table next to us asked for pepper the waiter brought over a fresh pepper grinder. They really made us feel unwelcome.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    Luvcouple
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our experience here was very lovely. I would recommend it very much! :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gothic Vibe
    guest109
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Felt like dining in Count Dracula's livingroom. It's romantic if you're a vampire but sorta interesting. Food is just average and somewhat pricey for what you get.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I wish it wouldn't have closed so early on a Friday night. By 10:15, we were the only table dining. I felt a bit rushed to "closeout."
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio
    Dfromweho
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife and i had eaten at La Boheme before, but had not dined on their patio. It was lovely. Nice water feature and fireplace going. and there was just enough of a buffer from the street noise. our waiter was attentive and helpful with our menu selections. We will definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribeye was dank.
    lemurr
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Went here for DineLA and got the Ribeye steak. Medium Rare of course. it was so good. The banana bread pudding was delicious as well. Service was good, but we did have to ask for bread instead of being served bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional flavors
    FoodGod
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    the subtle flavors of the food was heaven for the senses
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience for a date night
    foodie111VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It was a really fun night. Good menu and romantic ambience. It's dark and has good music. There were 2 large birthday parties when we were there and a bunch of small tables of 2. Mostly couples. We had a reservation but still had to wait about 20 mins for our table even though there were a lot of empty tables. That's okay because the bar is cute to wait at. I would go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great garden, mediocre food
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The garden is veyr pleasant and romantic! We were offered a glass of wine at the bar but when we ordered a glass at our table, we were informed it was only available at the bar! Bruschettas were piled high with too much pate (overpowering) Food presentation was clumsy. Server was good, but the food was unremarkable. Food was affordable, though, so I guess you get what you pay for.
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  • Nothing special
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Haven't been here for years and came back with a Living Social voucher. The food seems to have suffered over the years. The pork chop was dry and the apple brandy sauce added nothing to the meat. The goat cheese tart was bland. The Moroccan salmon was a winner. Very moist with great couscous. We heard a waiter say they had been open for 24 years. They haven't aged well.
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  • grrat as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    20 years and still strong. Love this place. Need a better happy hour though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    Daniel
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    La Boheme has been our go-to place for years for any celebrations or romantic evenings. It's long been a great place for dining. I had the lobster risotto which was fantastic, buttery and smooth. My husband had the pork chop which was also delicious. We ate outside this time which is always lovely and quiet, but inside is also beautiful and romantic. The quality of La Boheme remains.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not good choice for special dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Not enough server, appetizer taste and presentation so bad, happy hour has no meaning at all!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Boheme
    MicheleVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Fabulous-from the mgr. to the wait staff, to the ambiance, to the food! We'll be back!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighborhood restaurant
    mentoby
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    refuse2diet
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    ebtdadVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    When my appetizer was delayed, a manager came to us and explained why the delay happened. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
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  • athenaVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Improved since our last visit . Great flat iron steak tender good flavor . Strawberry rhubarb dessert Fantastic. Nothing beats the patio on a summer night.
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  • small menu, great options
    JonnyLA
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall great experience
    Nocoho
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1052 reviews are from the La Boheme reviews archive.
  • Worth a visit
    lchla
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved, loved, loved it!
    Zimmer
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE La Beheme
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great food and drinks, atmosphere, and service....what's not to like?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Understaffed
    cc1983VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet