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About Bleu Boheme

"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.

4090 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Kensington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 255-4167

Website:
http://www.bleuboheme.com/

Parking Details:
Parking after 6pm- everynight behind restaurant

Executive Chef:
Ken Irvine, Owner

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

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...

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

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

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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.

Bleu Boheme Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (44)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Special Occasion (32)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for a Date (29)
Cozy (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Worth the Drive (22)
Authentic (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Casual (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Fun (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

We always enjoy the food , the ambiance and the people. The mussels are great!!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Our only problem was a rather long wait for the server to collect our payment. We had long since finished dessert and coffee and we sat and we sat. Got passed by several time and ignored even though it should have been apparent that we were ready to leave. Kind of surprising because up until then service was fine. This is something that I am sure the restaurant will address.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

MARVELOUS MEAL!!!! I went to Blue Boheme for a belated Christmas celebration with a girlfriend. We had a marvelous meal, start to finish! We started with the charcuterie appetizer, a delicious combination of cheeses and meats. We shared a salad, which was excellent! I had the salmon entree with vegetables and a curry rice that was extraordinary!!! We topped off the meal sharing a chocolate mousse that was delicious! Great food, nice ambiance, excellent service, a delightful experience, overall. I would recommend Blue Boheme to anyone!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Uncannily like long, leisurely, conversation-filled dining in France.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great service. Above and beyond👍Our meal was fabulous and the service was stellar

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent service, and we are very demanding, so that says something!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 5, 2018

As always, a wonderful meal in a great spot. Our good to special occasion or just a date night (after 32 years) out.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Moules al Roquefort - Best mussels ever.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. Perfect table, wonderful server, excellent food and beautiful interior! Loved it once again!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Blen Boheme is once again a treat. We went New Years Eve and enjoyed a delicious meal and wine. The accommodated my dairy free diet with great choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The menu was diversified and our friends very happy. I did find the Provençal mussels under whelming this visitvas compared to other times I ordered it. It was lacking in flavor but the muscles were a good quality.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner was amazing

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We simply had a wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner at Bleu Boheme.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We reserved Christmas Eve, but it was more crowded than usual this time. Noise level was quite high, & we were seated (crammed) into the cave-like area to the back right as you enter. We will try something else next Christmas Eve.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful dinner with friends !!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I've been here at least 20 times and held my 40th birthday party in the stone room. This is my favorite restaurant in San Diego. The service is outstanding, the menu is well-done for every course, and the atmosphere is romantic.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Dinner at Bleu Boheme is an annual Christmas gift for my dear friends. The food, ambience and staff are outstanding.

We also enjoy an annual trip for Restaurant Week.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great Classic French cuisine restaurant. Service is very friendly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food, quiet enough to talk, terrific service. Happy hour Wine was great.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

INCREDIBLE all around, as usual! Never disappoints. My first timer friends enjoyed it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great spot for date night with the wife. Save room for dessert.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Went to celebrate a birthday. Card on the table a nice touch. Scallops were tasty, onion soup very good. Loved the chocolate mousse.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had the most delightful meal at Blue Boheme last week. We had not been there in awhile and enjoyed the food, the service and the ambiance. It was quiet and we had a fabulous waiter. We highly recommend the salads, the mussels and the beef burgundy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We visited for Thanksgiving. The food was absolutely delicious. I loved the options we were given for starter, main course and dessert. The ambiance was perfect. It was exactly what you would hope for being in a quaint, French restaurant with candlelight at every table (wax overflowing onto the candlesticks). This Thanksgiving was wonderful thanks to Bleu Boheme.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our go to place for any special occasion.... and sometimes for no occasion at all. The food is splendid as the wait staff are truly great. Always a pleasure when we dine here

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our server Angela was fantastic as was the entire crew that helped at our table (thank you!). The food was delicious. We came for Thanksgiving and had beef cheeks and the duck. It was all prepared very well. The appetizers (beet salad, crab cakes, charcuterie and squash soup) were all fantastic. The desserts were magnificent as well. We were a table of four and were able to try four of the five desserts served that day (gingerbread, chocolate mousse, three cheese cheesecake and pumpkin brioche). Family friendly restaurant too. Enjoy!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great, but the outside of the risotto was too crunchy, to the point of being hard to cut. (The flavor was good, though). On the other hand, the fried goat cheese on the salad was excellent, and the salmon was superb, melt-in-your mouth delicious as always. The same was true of the chocolate mousse , as always. The turkey could have been a little bit more flavorful, although in confit form it was more tasty. The cheesecake was delicious, according to my daughter (this was the first time we ordered it). The waitstaff was lovely: nicely attentive yet discreet, observing from afar to see if anything was needed, rather than continually bothering us as so often happens elsewhere. What a refreshing change! This is worth acknowledging.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The food is the best we have ever found in the San Diego area

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The fixed menu (available from 5-6) had outstanding choices and was a wonderful value. Excellent choices for 1/4 and 1/2 liter wine carafes as well. We miss the brunch Bleu Boheme used to serve, but will definitely be back for dinner!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

You don't need an ocean view at Blue Boheme! The ambience is so charming and country French. You feel like you are in Europe and the village feel of Kensington supports that.
The food and service have been excellent all 3 times I've been there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Almost everything was perfect except for two of their specialties. Their basil martini was too sweet. Their French onion soup had too much melted cheese.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had opera tix and told the waiter we needed to leave at 6:30. He lost track of the time so we had to take the dessert that came with our meals with us. The gingerbread dessert was burned, dry and just terrible -- it got tossed out after one bite. The beef bourguignon was pretty fatty, little actual meat. My friend had the salmon and just loved it. Part of the issue might have been that folks line up outside the restaurant to get in right at 5 PM. So, the kitchen probably gets slammed with orders all at the same time and it might affect how well they can prepare the meals ordered. I liked the restaurant and will go back to see if things are just a tad better next time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Went to Bleu Boheme on a date night with my wife last Wednesday. The decor and ambiance are great, very romantic. However, the lighting was a little low, which made it difficult to read the laminated menu. The menu is diverse, which is great. We ordered the foie gras to share as an appetizer, then, I ordered the mushroom raviolis and my wife ordered the trout after being recommended by the waitress.

I thought some of the food did not make sense, such as the trout served with french fries.The trout was dry as well.
The mushroom raviolis' sauce was a little too loose, I could not coat the raviolis with it.

On a good note, the foie gras was very good, as well as the Pinot Noir.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food is fabulous. Enough said there.

The service was spotty. On several occasions our server couldn’t remember who ordered what. I tipped almost 40% and thought our server might say a personal ‘thank you’ to me. Nothing.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great atmosphere and menu. Just fails at execution. Steak tartare should not be made ahead and should be seasoned (if you aren't going to provide accoutrements for the diner to do so him/herself). The onion soup, for all it's hefty price, was just thin, lacking any depth of flavor. Try making a broth next time. A real one made with bones you've roasted.

I've been here several times before and while this experience was worse, I'm afraid they have all had the same theme. Shame they can't elevate the food to the ambiance. Or the prices.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were quite late for our reservation due to events outside our control, but were welcomed and made to feel wanted and cared for. The trout, the lobster crepe, onion soup and duck were all absolutely wonderful. Our server was warm, but not intrusive, and quite knowledgeable . It was a lovely evening after a very busy day! Thank you!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Romantic setting with neighborhood feel. Service was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I loved the food and service! Unfortunately, the restaurant was way too loud. We had a lot of trouble hearing each other. We would have stayed for dessert, but we wanted to be able to enjoy some conversation too. So we left to go somewhere quieter to enjoy dessert and coffee.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was excellent the atmosphere was charming and cozy. Unfortunately the food, primarily the recipes, was just not successful. My musssels were prepared with bacon in the sauce so the bacon was limp and tasteless. We shared escargot dish that featured mushrooms and a non traditional sauce that was very so so. One friend had a New York steak he just said it wasn't good. I didn't try it. Other friend complains that the beef bourguignon was too fatty though I thought it was tasty. The fourth person had another non-traditional mussels dish that she liked. We shared the flourless chocolate cake which was so so and did not have chocolate intensity that I have enjoyed in this dish and other places.
I would repeat that the wait staff was excellent and the atmosphere was very pleasing. I would consider trying it another time with it getting different food but my expectations are not that great. And it's not inxpensive.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food is consistently good. They have a creative menu without being weird. Lots of vine choices. The service was good, as usual. The only drawback is that the main room of the restaurant is too loud for easy conversation. Recommend the area off the wine bar for seating.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access
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