Bleu Boheme

4.6
2143 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
"World travel and its pleasures; items brought back from different places for décors; great stories shared with others; and very importantly, simple, yet delicious recipes from different cultures. Our mission is humble. It is simply for people coming to our restaurant to be transported around the world, and to travel with us for an evening, to a place of well-being and happiness."

Bleu Bohème is designed to create a feeling of France's past generations. It mixes the Bohemian and artistic free spirited left bank of Paris with the roots and tradition of the rural areas. Bleu Bohème is a neighborhood restaurant that serves accessible, affordable and comforting French cuisine.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 255-4167
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ken Irvine, Owner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kensington
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Parking details
Parking after 6pm- everynight behind restaurant
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Special events & promotions
Come join us for our new Happy Hour "une Cinq a Six" every night from 5-6pm for food and drink specials. All Special events and Holiday reservations must also be confirmed with a member of our staff.

Check www.bleuboheme.com for details...
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

When it comes to special occasions, Bleu Bohème is a favorite among our neighbors and regulars. At Bleu Bohème, we believe the food, atmosphere and friendly service combine to make your evening a memorable experience. Our Chef will work with you to create a custom menu for your special group.

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Sun - Mon 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Reviews from verified diners
2,143 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
69%
Very Good
24%
Good
5%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Diego
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place in Kensington. A vast wine list to choose from and the food is superb. I was recommended this place by a friend and it did not disappoint!

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San Diego
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was fine, except that the noise level was a little high.

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l
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience
Food was alive with taste, service was smooth and the ambience was romantic
This is one of my favorite restaurants to eat at. It is a rock solid 10 plus eatery.

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LK
San Diego
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've celebrated many birthdays at BB, and will continue to because we've never been disappointed. The seasonal menu is nice, the service is always good/excellent, the wine list is authentic and varied, and the prix fixe menu is a great bargain!
This time we enjoyed two classic French dishes; steak frites and duck confit. Both were excellent! The bibb salad was very nice, and for dessert we selected profiteroles (good, not great) and a delicious chocolate mousse. In the past we loved the Alsatian onion and bacon tarte, will definitely have that next time!
Please keep up the good work!

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KW
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best kept secret in San Diego. It is a very French atmosphere and will not disappoint. Our waiter, Leo, was very attentive and professional. The food here is creative and delicious.

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s
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bleu Boheme is simply one of my favorites in San Diego!!

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C
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Bleu Boheme over and over for the ambiance and delicious French food. Prices are pretty average for this type of restaurant. The house specialty is mussels and the many sauce options can't be beat. All are delicious. This time I tried the moutarde sauce and it quickly become my new fave. Friend had the mussels Provencales and she also raved. Love the extra bit of wine in every pichet. Nice. Hubby had the salmon, and although not a fan of eggplant, he did love the touch of eggplant puree.

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O
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Great fries, good wine, the rest was not recommendable...

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OT
San Diego
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It has great food and great service. The wine list is out of this world and it suits a French restaurant. I highly recommend the tasting menu if you're going there for the first time.

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CS
San Diego
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group gathering was to celebrate a friends birthday, and to continue a French theme that she has made a part of her life for now. Your restaurant was perfect in all aspects!!

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KW
Washington DC
2.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We were really excited to try this restaurant for a special occasion and were very underwhelmed with the service and value. The service was poor and the quality of the dishes did not match up with the price point.

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MM
San Diego
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

For Kensington, parking was easy. Service was excellent. Promptly seated, promptly asked for drink orders, handed menus. Hadn't been there for about six months, but our server remembered my wife and me and was very friendly. The main thing, of course, is the food. Maybe just a slight bit too salty. I had the Coquille St. Jacques with English peas and fingerling potatoes. Scallops done perfectly and those were the best peas I've ever eaten. My wife loved her chicken dish. Tried it; moist and delicious.

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C
San Diego
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most Romantic Restaurant in San Diegetic!

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d
San Diego
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has been a favorite for years. Incredible consistency. Keep up the amazing work! Basil martini; great wine selection; steak frites to die for. Early bird special is a crazy good deal.

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RP
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been and always been a loyal customer

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and have done so numerous time.

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IA
San Diego
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been waiting to visit this restaurant for a long time. The service was great. The food was amazing.

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in from out of town for a graduation. We found this wonderful restaurant on open table. Food was delicious. I loved the French onion soup. I highly recommend this treasure.

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OT
San Diego
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Sarah was fantastic. The food was amazing. If there was a higher rating to give, I would. Thank you!

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ES
Naples
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We are in San Diego for a holiday and a decade birthday celebration. We chose Blue Boheme because of good reviews and it was a wise choice for us. Our opinion is it must be a neighborhood restaurant and there were diners there with dogs and lots of people walking dogs passed by. I would say nothing special about the decor, what for? The food said it all. Our service was excellent, friendly, personable and refreshing and made us feel like we were locals. The food: excellent! Four of us shared a charcuterie board which was as as good or better than the server’s suggestion. I especially loved the pork pate. One diner thought the Foie Gras was excellent. Another raved about the Strip Steak Frites. The salmon was outstanding. Blue Boheme is excellent for a date, low keyed, great wine selections, quiet and understated. If we had more time in San Diego, we would be back in a heartbeat.

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LW
Charleston
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited this restaurant twice in one week. Consistently well prepared food & excellent service- attentive but not obtrusive. Every dish we ordered was well seasoned and delicious. Save room for dessert! The Gateau au chocolat & profiteroles were divine!

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SU
San Diego
4.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went with my daughter for our birthdays. My duck was delicious, but her salmon was under cooked (basically raw). Tried sending in back twice, the restaurant DID remove it from our bill without us asking. Even though it was a Wednesday evening it was extremely busy.

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BH
San Diego
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. The food, service and ambience were beyond excellent, and we enjoyed it so much that we are planning on returning in just a few weeks.

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IB
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in the neighborhood and frequent Bleu Boheme, it's always excellent - the service, food and wine are always great.

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BH
San Diego
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ce magnifique! This place is really a special gem in San Diego. 1) Great neighborhood restaurant away from the crowds, traffic and tourist. 2) Great ambiance with candle-lit tables, homey decor and french music. 3) Food was great from first to last bite. Highly recommend the Fois Gras, Boeuf Bourguignon, Moules aux Champignons and Confirt de Canard. BTW, they make a mean Martini as well. Will definitely be in my rotation. Highly recommended.

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JM
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose the price fix menu of three courses served until 6 p.m. that is a good bargain. The bibb lettuce and beet salad was delicious and beautifully presented. The pates were scrumptious. For the entrees we had the duck confit and beef bourguignon that were delicious as were the gingerbread and ice cream desserts. The waitress was knowledgeable about the food and wines, especially the Rhones. Bleu Bohemme serves authentic French food. Always a treat to come here to dine.

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KS
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we really enjoyed, the ambiance and the bone marrow escargot was fantastic!

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DS
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is the real deal, quality food, service, ambiance. Really a great value and delightful experience.

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NS
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful evening at Bleu Boheme. An exquisite martini, fresh salad and delicious scallops. Finished with chocolate mousse. Excellent service and the ambience is very inviting. Highly recommend and will return!

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Adelaide / SA
1.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Wow, this place has changed. I had the Boef Bourguignon and French onion soup. The beef was very tender but was a very fatty cut. The carrots were under cooked and the sauce was too sweet. The French Onion soup was all cheese and bread - where are the onions? I have eaten here since Pierre opened the restaurant and have been away for a couple years. I have had this dish many a time and perhaps this was an off night, but no. Staff are very friendly and attentive. The wine was excellent. For the price there are better options.

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TW
San Diego
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was not great. Waitress got initial order wrong, and then forgot a desert order later. They did comp the desert, when they brought it like 20 minutes later. We usually have good service here.

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WD
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Been 5X, went on Mothers day and quality of the food just wasn't the same. Bummer

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f
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had s great lunch for Mother’s Day but didn’t realize it was fixed price till we were sitting down ordering drinks. It was fine but wished I had asked sooner. Didn’t note it on open table when made reservations

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k
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four stars for food, five for everything else. Lobster bisque was OK. Tarte chaud was great. Beef Bourgonone (sp) also great. Salmon was delicious. All the deserts were good. Pleasant place to dine overall.

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G
Baltimore
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is lovely and the food delicious. Highly recommend the quiche for brunch. I know it’s a French dining experience served in multiple courses, but the brunch took 2 hours. As adults, that’s no problem; however, small children don’t do as well with a long dining experience. Something to consider.

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CF
New York Area
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service! Scallops, Foi gras, Boeuf Bourguignonne, cocktails and deserts were all delish!

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TW
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent French menu and wine selection, fantastic service. The meal was wonderful and we will return to try other menu items. Unique French atmosphere in San Diego.

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BK
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! The ambiance was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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J
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Personable service and authentic cuisine with a fixed price menu

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OT
San Diego
4.0Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration and a perfect choice!

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OT
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The only thing that did bother us was the busboy took our dessert without saying anything before we were even finished. Other than that everything was excellent!

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