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BO-beau kitchen + garden

4.5
4.5
1621 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French / American
BO beau kitchen + garden is located in the Village of La Mesa. BO beau offers Sophisticated Comfort Food with Global Inspirations. We have 24 Beers on tap, a worldly wine list and a full bar with eclectic cocktails.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Global, International, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed–Sun 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 337-3445

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Francisco Barrios

  • Private party facilities

    Please go to our website www.dinecrg.com for private events

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Kveen or Kelly Gomez: (619) 337-3445

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • Cross street

    Spring Street

  • Parking details

    Park on the street there are meters or in the lot behind us on Allison Street OR in the residential areas around us.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,621 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • East County

    Best Overall

  • East County

    Best Food

  • East County

    Best Service

  • East County

    Best Ambiance

  • East County

    Best Value

  • East County

    Fit for Foodies

  • East County

    Good for Groups

  • East County

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East County

    Outdoor Dining

  • East County

    Romantic

  • East County

    Special Occasion

  • East County

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East County

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  1. DO

    DianneO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Ordered salads but they showed up after we got our food. I got the sesame ahi - ahi great but rice was dry and lacking flavor. I was also not given soy sauce (even though wasabi ball was on plate) and had to ask. It took a long time to get and rest of party were almost done eating before I started. Cherry martini was excellent and “vibe” of outdoors was excellent. Hostess not very friendly.
  2. KA

    KristinA

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They had a great happy hour menu even on Sunday. Outside patio was awesome because we had dogs. Food and service was good. Would go back for sure
  3. CA

    CintiaA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great!! My favorite the Brussel Sprouts
  4. J

    Jacq

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent! Friendly and attentive, our waiter helped our evening special.
  5. HL

    HarryL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    I went here with my family last night. My wife, daughter, son in law, 6 year old granddaughter and 11 month old grandson. We had appetizers first, while we were waiting for the main courses my wife asked our waiter if he could wipe off the table because it was a bit of a mess. The waiter then started to admonish my wife for asking him to wipe off the table saying that they don't wipe off the table between courses and told her that that's the difference between fine dinning and casual dining. Obviously this ruined the mood and along with it the evening. I bit my tongue and did not get involved by certainly wanted to. I am writing this to let management know what went on so maybe they could prevent this behavior.
  6. JI

    JohnI

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and Amazing staff !! Great Value as well for the quality 😀
  7. JM

    JennieM

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Sooooo hot. We asked for indoor seating because it was a very hot day. We arrived at 4:15 and had reservations indoors. It felt like they had JUST turned the AC on and we were dripping for about 45 min. Please turn the AC on well before opening. We were very uncomfortable. Food and drinks were great.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent and our waiter was very courteous and helpful. We ordered several items to share. The food was delayed coming out of the kitchen and they lost our dessert order entirely.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for social hour. The food was delicious and we appreciated the prices. Especially their trademark brussel sprouts! The server was attentive and helpful. We will be returning.
  10. CR

    CarrieR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    We made a reservation (4 people) for an early Father's day dinner on a Saturday night as we loved going to the Bo Beau Kitchen in Ocean Beach almost every Sunday until it "temporarily" closed last fall. This would be our second trip to La Mesa to try out the Bo Beau Kitchen and Garden Restaurant. First trip was not the best however, we were hoping changes occurred and it would resemble our favorite Bo Beau in OB. We were sat in a comfortable booth inside with a nice view of downtown La Mesa. Our server was excellent however, the food was extremely lacking. Started with cocktails and the brussel sprouts - cocktails were good (bartender did not know how to make one of the classic cocktails) however, sprouts were over cooked and cold. Second course was the mussels in white wine and garlic. Not bad but, not as good as I've had at Bo Beau in OB. Some of the mussels were very small and/or dried up. Next, we ordered salads and mains to share. Salads were best part of the meal....our Burger Royale was served very sloppy (insides were falling out all over the plate and had lots of fatty bacon) and the shoestring fries were cold ()burger not that warm). Server took it back to replace with yet another order of cold fries and another disheveled burger (tomato slice came with green core and more fatty bacon). Son and girlfriend had a flat bread which seemed ok. Manager came by to apologize and offer desert - all we wanted was a good burger with warm fries. Server and manager were excellent however, didn't make up for the poor food that resulted in a large bill (manager removed cost of burger). 4% surcharge was also added to the bill. Come for a cocktail and wine however, food may disappoint.
  11. M

    Mnvelde

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food wasn’t bad, just not sure what all the hype is about.
  12. JG

    JenniferG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. waitress was attentive and always checking on us for drink refills and how our food was.
  13. LD

    LoribelleD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was really good and the service was excellent!
  14. EB

    ElaineB

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A treat to come for Saturday happy hour. Those cherry martinis ✅
  15. RE

    RyanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, great ambiance, a tad crowded, and fairly pricey.
  16. JA

    JAYANNC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and staff were great. Very accommodating for handicap individual. . Food was great!
  17. JN

    JNix

    San Diego

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as Usual! Great service and food! Lovely patio breeze! Thx
  18. R

    Robert

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was an issue but the manager stepped in and made everything right. Wonderful restaurant, as always!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place. Good food and drinks. Nice patio
  20. k

    kim546

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amy was amazing and of course everyone else was too. Always a great time on the patio.
  21. LL

    LoreleiL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    We did not have a great experience. Food was so late and mediocre at best. So disappointed as this is close to us and it was a special occasion and the staff (mostly) was super nice.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mark, the server, goes out of his way to be attentive. Best service all the time.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Celebrating my daughters graduation from high school with a group of 5. Had a great table near the windows and the front door so felt ok with the ventilation since COVID numbers are spiking. The coppino was just too salty, the rest of our dishes were fine, the Brussel Sprouts and Calamari were great as usual and the drinks just ok. I like BoBeaus and will return one day.
  24. CG

    ChristinaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    No school bus access for kiddos to play in or I would have give 5 stars all around. Though food and drinks are great, school bus play area is the biggest draw for us. Our 3 kids love it and we love the time it gives us to finish our meal/drinks without the kids rushing us out the door because they're bored.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our dinner and the
  26. RM

    RickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed atmosphere, clean and well staffed. Thus is a gem of a place.
  27. PM

    PedroMC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. Great atmosphere great food, drinks. Happy hour items are 50% off. Our server Mark was wonderful we tried a few items that he recommended and they were delicious also he’s speed of service is excellent and he’s just a very friendly person. We will definitely be back.
  28. LM

    LMJamul

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love going here for their happy hour menu, I feel guilty when that’s all we order. The service is always good and outdoor dining atmosphere is great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Every time we’ve tried to come here we do a reservation because the patio looks so inviting. They normally stick us at the high tops outside which are uninviting and encourages us to leave fast. Today we were the first people in. Upon request we were given a booth but it didn’t have backs. We ask to move one booth back and in an empty restaurant were told that’s not possible due to some odd excuse. As someone who spent a lot of time in the restaurant industry the reason made no sense. We’ve tried to go to this location about 8 times now because we loved the others but they very clearly do not have interest in our business. We gave up and went to other restaurant in the area that we’ve discovered that has a great patio and excellent service.
  30. IL

    ILav

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waiter very friendly, though a bit animated. Food was good, served too much brussel sprouts, though very good. Would go back again.
  31. GG

    GregG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Table was not cleaned and when pointed out they wiped only a few crumbs and left the rest of the table dirty. Girl was completely clueless.
  32. DB

    DavidB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    One of our favorite places! Just do not agree with a 4% surcharge. Also, my waiter charged me for double asparagus to replace potatoes…. Not cool Will be back.
  33. LV

    LuraV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the roasted broccoli followed by the boeuf bourguignon and the bacon wrapped filet. Everything was very high quality, excellently prepared, and generously portioned. We look forward to coming back to try more items. We really enjoyed our seating on the patio, the decor and noise level were just as we like. Inside seemed a bit noisy, stuffy, and industrial looking for our taste.
  34. KR

    KeithR

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, perfect outdoor dining for special occasions.
  35. KK

    KevinK

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice Ambience. Food has changed and not for the better. Same ingredients used in many ways so not much diversity. Good Service.
  36. JN

    JNix

    San Diego

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely happy hour meal with hubby. Great waiter and all around great service!!!l
  37. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Soups were barely warm and sent back but otherwise excellent. Vegetarian dishes are a bit limited. Staff was considerate and helpful. One of our favorite places in La Mesa
  38. d

    diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food has really improved recently, but the service was sub-par. The waiter was slow and seemed uncertain of menu items. The Maitre D' lit a candle at our table and put it at the far edge of the table. Our friend suggested she move it to the center of the table. "Whatever" was her sarcastic response. Later she returned, picked up our bottle of wine, commented "Oh there's some left" and began to pour around the table. We said we would pour it ourselves, and again she stalked off muttering "Please yourselves!" The waiter removed dishes while two of us were still enjoying our meals and then placed large takeaway boxes and bags on the table. We suggested he put them to one side so we could continue our conversations. The restaurant was not full, and no one was waiting so the need to hurry us out was unnecessary and intrusive.
  39. RN

    RobertN

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good salad maison and beef bourgiugnon. Service was excellent. Location is in the middle of old town La Mesa. Prices are about right considering everything is going up rapidly.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. Lowkey. Attentive staff. Great Brussels sprouts.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

BO-beau kitchen + garden offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 337-3445.

BO-beau kitchen + garden is rated 4.5 stars by 1621 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for BO-beau kitchen + garden

8384 La Mesa Blvd La Mesa, CA 91942-9218

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring Street

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed–Sun 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Global, International, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Park on the street there are meters or in the lot behind us on Allison Street OR in the residential areas around us.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francisco Barrios

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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