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La Boheme
La Boheme
  • Address:
    8400 Santa Monica Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Neighborhood:
    West Hollywood
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

La Boheme Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafelaboheme.us
  • Email: laboheme@globaldiningca.com
  • 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
    Cocktail Lounge: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 09:30pm
    Cocktail Lounge: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • 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.
  • Special Events & Promotions: September 2013

    Sundays - Margaritas & Music
    Listen to DJ Hearsee + Special Guests spin feel-good music in the patio 5pm-9pm. Enjoy all-day happy hour in the lounge and on the patio.
    (Margarita Pitcher $24 and Filet Mignon Tacos 3 for $6)

    Monday - Burgers & Beer
    Watch Monday Night Football in the lounge!
    (Draft Beer $3, along with Beef & Turkey Sliders 3 for $6)

    Wednesday - Sangria, Sounds & Cinema
    DJ Hearsee + Special Guests provide cool beats in the lounge 5pm-9pm while you watch Classic Cinema.
    (Sangria Pitcher $20 and Tapas for $6)

    **Happy hour - 5-7:30pm, 7 days a week!**
    **View our menus at www.cafelaboheme.us**

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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "When I made the reservation, I stated it was a birthday dinner. Upon our arrival, the hostess greeted us and said .oh, it's a birthday celebration...we were seated, the manager, Lawerence, came over to the table, introduced himself and was told it was my friends birthday. The, the server, Mark, came ove, and was told it was a birthday dinner....people at the next table received a dessert with a candle, the booth next to us were celebrating they're anniversary and received a dessert with a candle....we, after EVERONE was aware that it was a birthday celebration, said and did nothing.needless to say how my friend,the celebrant...felt! Then, we asked for bread 5 times..finally got it and also asked for a drink...4 times.. this is unforgivable."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My experience was great, althought there were a few things that could have been better. When I arrived, it was still fairly light outside, but as it start to darken outside, someone turned the lights inside the restaurant to bright, so the romantic, cozy feel of dim lights while enjoying dinner went away. Also I ordered a steak, prepared well-done, and my wonderful waiter advised that the chef would butterfly it, to ensure it was well-done and the moistured stayed in, but when the plate was delivered, the steak was not butterflied and it was not well-done as I requested. I did not comment to the waiter or send the item back, I wanted to continue to enjoy the occasion I was there for."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We came for the Living social special - which was great and we'll be back. Also didn't realize they have $1 oysters, so will be returning for happy hour at the bar.Our waiter (Mark II believe) was one of the most knowledgeable and friendly staff I have encountered anywhere in a very long time."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We liked the patio atmosphere. Very romantic, has a cute fireplace with little wall fountains and French soft music. Food was great, but not outstanding. Our waiter was ok, however our HELPER was outstanding!!! He was fast and top of everything!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was very good and the waitress was especially nice. The cheese board was disappointing because it offered the same flavor profile. When offering a cheese board it is nice to have 3 different types so you can get the different tastes with the wine in your mouth. All but one of the cheese was cheap and different offer that different note. Otherwise, I ordered a cocktail which was tasty and had a nice glass of wine. Although I felt a little cheated because whoever poured my glass of wine barely poured 4 ounces, when you pay $14 for a glass of wine you expect an accurate pour. We ordered the special which was a flat iron steak with a bacon mashed potato and a port wine sauce and it was very very tasty!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Always a pleasurable experience....I haven't been to the restaurant in over 15 years but when I did go I was a regular. Loved it and still do!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The service was really good, the manager even introduced himself and made sure we were good. I had the lamb with a Pinot and it was amazing. The meat literally fell off the bone that I didn't need my knife. The food was superb. I will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The waiter was happy and seem like he wanted to be there working. Plus he came to the table at appropriate times and offered good suggestions off of the menu."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Good Food and great service. We were there early and it was quiet but I imagine it gets louder later!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We came here for the Valentine's Day prefix course special. We usually eat out in Orange County but wanted to do something special and different for Valentine's so decided to take a trip to LA. :) Water and breads were provided as soon as we were seated. Service was impeccable. Fast forward to the food. Highlights...Lobster salad was delicious. Filet was good, but not excellent. Dessert was very good as well. Total came out to $210 not including gratuity for two. I would give the food quality 9/10. Service 10/10. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. For me service is everything and she was the epitome of excellent service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "What a great spot. My guy and I ended up there last weekend and LOVEd the ambiance, the food, and the service (Dylan was awesome). We loved it -- a favorite new spot!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant with wonderfully attentive staff. This place is unique and very romantic. A bit on the gothic side, but this is West Hollywood. Both my husband and I found our main courses to be over-salted. He had salmon, and I the risotto. Our dessert was yummy - butterscotch pudding with dark chocolate inside the parfait. If there were half stars I'd rate them 4.5, but since this is not an option I give in to the atmosphere and service quality."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Glad we chose this restaurant to entertain an out of town friend. They were on time with our reservation. The staff was friendly and the food was excellent. We will be back again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food is amazing, absolutely amazing! Serviceis impeccable. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I always enjoy my dining and I love introducing friends to a great find."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "the food quality and presentation is in line with franchise restaurants at best.. my pork chop dish was embarrassing...dry taste and poor presentation. this is a dated restaurant, time to close shop."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had no idea what we were getting into.. My boyfriend and I drive by La Boheme often. I wanted to go ever since we drove by during the holidays and it was ornately decorated and iseemed so inviting . We had never pulled the trigger so I finally made reservations via open table. We went on Friday and the restaurant was more beautiful than imagined. Really portrayed the French ambiance it really set a romantic mood. tables are spaced so you're not over strangers forced to listen to them speak. We truly felt like we were alone there, seated next to an 8ft fire place. service was spectacular, wine was perfectly delicious, and food was cooked to brilliance. I recommend this place for anyone looking for something worth while. we will be back"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is an AMAZING hidden gem in the heart of the city..."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner there on a Tuesday night. There weren't many people there because of it being early in the week but that was exactly what we wanted. The food and service was excellent. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My girlfriend came to visit from New York, this was the perfect start to our nite on the town. Friendly, knowledgable staff, excellent food and delicious wine. I will be back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Everything from the food and the service to the décor and the ambience is amazing at Café La Boheme. If you've never been, you should definitely check it out. Great place for a date or a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The red pepper crusted filet minon was superveb. Took my ex girlfriend who was at the time my valentine. It was a great time and a beautiful ambience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The place is in West Hollywood, very beautiful facade, low lighting, very intimate setting inside and out. The food was delicious. I recommend the braised lamb! Service was perfect. Owner even came out to greet us and make sure we were being taken care of. Overall, I love it."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My spouse and I went there for an early Valentine's dinner. Service was great as always. Ambience exceptional. The food was tasty. Only criticism would be the portion sizes were small. For the money we didn't feel we got what we paid for. Beyond that the evening was exactly what we were hoping for."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Although the ambience was enjoyable our party did not feel welcome. Perhaps not a place for parties having a good time."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "On a Thursday night it took 40 minutes to get anything but water. Bread, then 50 minutes in our first drink order, almost an hour the 1st appetizer. Nothing can ruin a nice dinner than that kind of start."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Chic interior, great service, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere!! I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014