Secret Special Occasions
My best friend surprised me last year for my birthday. It was a wonderful experience... We sat on the patio with the ivy covered walls, heat lamps & candle light. The ambiance was wonderful for a special occasion or romantic dinner. This year for my boy friends birthday I knew instantly where I wanted to take him. I was told that the patio was closed for a private party and we wouldn't be able to dine there this evening. Okay, disappointing I must say - However, we ended up in a very comfortable U-shaped booth. It was just the two of us and the place wasn't very crowed (as we had a late dinner) we were able to sit closely and get lost in conversation. The service is "family style" - all members of the staff help every table.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fair prices, unique ambience. We've been there 2 times and plan to return again!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must go to place!
Ambiance, food and staff were amazing ! The portabello appetizer is to die for! Lobster risotto delish. I was actually surprised at the large and plentiful pieces of lobster in it. We will be regulars at Cafe La Bohème. Though I feel the cafe in the title brings it down a notch! It's was to delicious and classy to have cafe in the title!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting Place. Decor was a little confused but very fun! Food was great! The pancakes for brunch were some of the best I ever had! However, the steak (rare) was very chewy! In general not a bad place.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe La Boheme is great place
Cafe La Boheme is great place for a romantic dinner. The food is great and so is the decor. Went on a Saturday night around 9pm and it was pretty empty. a few tables were taken. It was really quiet and calm, which was a nice change in pace. It's definitely not a "happening" place but I would go back.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again I loved my experience at Cafe La Boheme! My Partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful food and outstanding service. I've been dining here for over 15 years and it's always a great meal and experience. BRAVO!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent architecture paired with excellent food. Great spot in west Hollywood. Surprisingly not busy for our 6pm reservation. We had the French onion soup, cheese plate, wine, and for our entrees duck and chicken. All were excellent.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
For both food and service, the best
I have less than 5 minutes from Café La Boheme and have dined there many many times. For a time I found the menu rather ordinary but in the last year it has certainly improved. The food was always good, but at times the service was inconsistent which is part of what we pay for. I have dined there three times in the past 35 days, and my server Dylan is excellent. I trust his opinion on the specials and he always checks to see if I need something. This, combined with the ambiance and excellent quality of the menu makes for a special dinner. I just wished the stocked Lagavulin in their bar. Well done. And Open Table makes getting a table a cinch.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful and Romantic
I've been here many times and it's always been very nice. The ambiance would lead you to think that this was a very pricey place but that isn't the case. The most expensive entree was $25. I recommend the Hamachi Crudo, absolutely delicious. Everything else was great as well. Wonderful for a romantic evening but good for friends too.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Fav Spot
We sat in the bar, had great service as we always do. The food was great, drinks were great and the recommendation from the "wine guy" was spot on for what we wanted in our price range. Ambience is amazing, this is a great place for a date. We'll definitely be coming back very soon.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great outside dining on beautiful
Great outside dining on beautiful patio. Would recommend to others
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice spot for romantic dinner
The restaurant is lovely, the service is excellent, the menu is interesting and varied, you won't be disappointed.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had booked a table for ten
I had booked a table for ten for the Jimmy James dinner show but then had to miss it. The rest of my party, however, had nothing but raves about the whole evening -- the food, service, the atmosphere, and the show!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was OUTSTANDING, Food cooked to perfection. If you have not been here yet DONT WALK RUN you will love it!!!!!!!!!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place, Kevin our server provided great service. The Ginger Martini is a must try.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is very pretty. Since we were there on a Monday night, it was very quiet. Our waiter was attentive and was able to answer all our questions about the menu. We had a lovely evening. Will definitely go back again.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gorgeous Garden Patio
Dine LA menu was fantastic. We ordered different items to share and the faves were the grilled stuffed calamari , quinoa crusted cod and the lavender pavlova with tropical fruits. Our food was beautifully presented and the flavors were amazing. Our service was perfect...attentive and not overbearing. We will definitely be back
7/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, service and ambience. Great place to celebrate special occasions
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Garden Patio in LA
Me and my friends love La Boheme. We came in for Dine LA and loved everything. The service, food, ambiance...stellar!
7/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
outstanding service and food in a beautiful setting. Excellent Lobster risotto, scallops and desserts.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at La Boheme always
Dining at La Boheme always feels like a special event, but the Jimmy James Dinner Show I attended there, with a party of 10, kicked it up even higher. I ordered the 3-course Jimmy James Prix Fixe special, which was great. Everyone there had a blast. Looking forward to the next one -- though I'll likely be back for dinner before then as well. Loving it!
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
I happened to go on a nite they had a little caberet show. They called me in advance to make sure I knew about to see if it was OK since there was a cover charge for this, and they gave me a choice to sit outside if I did not want to see the show.
The dinner and the show was great. The whole experience was really ncie.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is great to see that this restaurant has been committed since day one to high quality food and service. Just superb. Food excellent after being open many years...decor can't be beat...truly unique and great place. Contrats to all!
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exceptional from start to finish.
What a gem this place is, seriously. We'd never been; we chose it online, crossed our fingers, and it couldn't have been more ideal. From the welcoming hostess to our exceptional waiter, to the food, the service, the room...I could go on and on. We were married in the park (within walking distance), and this was the perfect place to take our group of 8 afterwards. It would be just as special for a romantic dinner for two, (which I can guarantee you will be happening in the future), as well.
Don't hesitate to go here. We wouldn't have changed a thing.
The whole Open Table process - making the reservation, the email confirmation, follow-ups, etc., - all pretty flawless, too.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place !!
Is the second time that I visit this place and is still a great spot for a special occasion
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary Dining Gem
Cafe La Boheme lived up to it's high ratings by LA food journalists. This was our first visit to Cafe La Boheme and it won't be our last. The staff was very friendly and eager to take care of us as special guests. We were seated right away even though slow traffic had us arriving late for our reservation time slot. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was very intimate and relaxing for a special wedding anniversary. We left feeling very satisfied with our dining experience and look forward to our next visit.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 10 who were seated immediately. We chose in the outside patio. Much quieter than being inside the restaurant. Overall experience was very good. Servers were constantly checking on us and bringing our drinks.
This restaurant is definitely the type of place where you would order appetizers and then the main dish. The main dish is smaller than what I am use to eating. Overall my friends enjoyed their meal. Roasted chicken & the Lobster Risotto was good. I was disappointed with my Pork Osso Bucco. There was nothing on the plate except some sauteed onions and a portion of pork that was pretty dry and very fatty. I was a little bummed with my selection.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved Cafe La Boheme. Service, food and atmosphere were fantastic. Highly recommended!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
An amazing night... but...
Cafe La Boheme is an amazing romantic place. It a place where people get dressed for a special night of food, drink and friends. The food is outstanding. Tasty and great presentation. The service was always there, and friendly. Over all a great night.
Being a high end, high class restaurant where people are dressed up for the event, and look elegant expect standards. We saw people in there underdressed for the place.
Cafe La Boheme needs to enforce a dress code, if they want to be an elegant night spot. Seeing a couple of people wearing shorts and sneakers is not dress code standards. Topped off seeing a man wearing a t-shirt. Time may change, but some standards need to remain, enforce a dress code
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
well done !
meal cooked very well
just suggested to specify prices for "special" in a printed version, when the price is doubled for a little piece of meat I wish to know it
apparently, waiters trained not to announce the price for specials because they may embarrass you :(
no they wont, people will actually be more applicative to know before they order
you would need to ask and all feel embarrassed to ask :) bad etiquette
I hope that manager would use my recommendation to put it in print at the beginning of order time and not at the end to your receipt
because I can only argue about what is more embarrassing to surprise your guest at the very end with overpriced item ?
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this place was spot on! The food was incredible and our server, Chelsea, was one of the best servers in my 20 + years of eating out. I works in an industry that eats at some of the finest places in the world. I have to admit, this was one of my favorite spots! Nicely done.
PS - Lobster Risotto was wow!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in a Long Time
Loved, loved, loved this restaurant. The patio was like an oasis in the bustling city. The service was very friendly while maintaining a high degree of professionalism. Everyone who interacted with us made us feel like honored guests. Then there was the food...exquisite from the pate appetizer, through the Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad, to the entrée. Wish we would have had time for dessert. We highly recommend, and will return again and again.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Boheme the Gem!
Anytime I want a good meal in West Hollywood, I can count on La Boheme. From their delectable drinks, to their moist focaccia bread and white bean dip, to all their delicious entree choices (I've loved them all but their ravioli is my favorite), you really can't go wrong there! Not to mention the restaurant is beautiful and their outdoor atmosphere is really romantic. All in all a great date spot or girls night out!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I liked the restaurant very
I liked the restaurant very much but I don't think I would bring my kids to the restaurant again. Reason being not much on the menu for kids under 10.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great but empty!
You go to this place for the atmosphere. Beautiful, dramatic, goth, romantic. The food is delicious, but nothing that stands out above other restaurants. We had hamachi app, salmon, and scallops, all of which I would order again. The one thing we couldn't figure out is how they've stayed in business so long given almost no one was there! Great place. They just need to figure out how to get more people.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very romantic dinner
All the atmosphere was nice and romantic.
We had good celebration. Just that the food did not meet my expectation.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would definetly reccomend this restaurant for anyone who is looking for a beautiful quiet and romantic restaurant. perfect for dates, birthdays or anniversaries.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a beautiful restaurant,
This is a beautiful restaurant, and the staff are all professional and friendly, making you want to come back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever I have work in Los Angeles I take business colleagues in groups of three to five and the menu meets raves from everyone, vegetarians, foodies, seafood lovers, lamb likers, salad aficionados, dessert delighters, etc. Everyone is always most pleased with both their meal and the service. They have parking lot and valet service. Cocktails are made perfectly by a very knowledgeable and experienced bartender. Wine list is good. I've eaten there six times in the past year and plan to return when my travel cycle begins again.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yet another great dine at
Yet another great dine at La Boheme! This time I tried the Lobster Risotto, which is now my alternate fave dish there (the others being the Chicken Penne, and the Scallops). The servers here are wonderful - always so personable... and always remembering my list of idiosyncrasies so I don't have go through the whole spiel each and every time. I love coming back to this gorgeous resttaurant!
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I brought a friend here to celebrate her birthday, which I indicated in my online reservation. The restaurant was not very busy as it was a Wednesday, but there were still several parties seated and appeared to be enjoying themselves. We were promptly seated, and our server greeted us and began giving us great service. Our dinners were delicious, the wine suggestions offered by our server was tasty, and she remembered to include a candle on our desert. I had a very memorable experience here years before, and I'm glad to see that all is still well!!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, great service, and tasty food - all nearby. What more can you ask for?
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't believe hadn't been there in many years-Chef is terrific!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. The steamed
Food was very good. The steamed mussels were fantastic. Good drinks.
Love the private booths on the side. Fun vibe.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance and yummy food
This place still has it! Restaurants come and go but this one stays- great food , service and a moody romantic atmosphere all add up to a lovely dining experience !
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasing experience
I go to La Boheme about 3 times a year, and each and every time the food and service has impressed me. The menu had changed a little since my last visit, and the new selections were welcomed. I took the server's suggestion and ordered the Pork Osso Buco; it was was delicious.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not everybody likes Salmon
A fish special should be a must ! The tuna on the menu
is good but it's got some kind of bread crust, seems a bit dry.
Lots of nice staff - hostess is hot but all business.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Order the Duck!!!
Went out for a Girls Night Out and everyone enjoyed their meal. However my Duck was the best!!! The atmosphere was amazing great for special occasions. The only down fall was the very slow service.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great French restaurant
This was our first time at La Boheme. Great room, great service (hector took great care of us), the maître DI was very friendly. The food was terrific. We really enjoyed the experience. We will definitely be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saved our Thanksgiving dinner
At the last minute our Thanksgiving plans changed so I had to go find a place for us on the internet. La Boheme's menu looked great, price reasonable and ambience inviting even though it was way out of our area. Made a reservation at the time I requested painlessly.
We had a great time, meal and little time getting there. Would recommend La Boheme highly.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM