BO-beau kitchen + garden

4.2
1129 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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K
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! One of my favorites ... the food and drinks are always good, the staff is awesome and I love the patio!

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CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love this place. Food is great...frites were cold this time...but service is good. Environment is wonderful and I love the school bus for kids to play in.

With a 2 year old, we have limited time before she needs something else to do. There's so much to look at, so much food she likes there and then again, the bus was great.

We will definitely be back!

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JM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great only exception we asked for the heater to be turned, never was turned on

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LE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Very disappointed in the food and definitely the service. Food took too long and our food was not Bo Beau quality like we are used to. The brussel sprouts were very oily. Very disappointing.

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JW
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food on the beautiful patio!

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LB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere. Food is phenomenal as well!

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j
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

food was excellent...server tried to appear sincere but was distracted and phony...
had a table next to us with a child who threw fits during the whole meal...luckily we
were almost done when they got seated. Would definately go back.

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SJ
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Everything we ordered was bland or not properly cooked, even the scrambled eggs were bad...how hard are scrambled eggs?! Lacking in flavor all the way around, would not go back.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Outstanding service. Quiet brunch on the patio.
Prices were average yet not a good value.
Had to choose between toast or potatoes, unusual as toast is usually offered.
The appetizers were small for price.
Cocktails are interesting yet the alcohol seemed weak.
Very small steak with my eggs, around 3 oz
And no steak sauce available.
No salt or pepper on table.

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OT
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Start to finish, this was a stellar experience. We had a large group celebrating two birthdays, with some special requests because of that, and between the very helpful manager and our superb waitress, Shaun, everything was handled smoothly. And the food was uniformly excellent! We shared the justly famous Brussels sprouts, which was plenty for the entire table (six of us at that moment) to enjoy. Some of us had the turkey pot pie that was featured, which was HUGE and tasty. Two of us had the sea bass and found it cooked perfectly. One person had the pork shank, also huge, as well as tremendously tender. The vegan at the table was very happy with the C'est la Vegan entree. Several late arrivals were incorporated into the party with never an eyeblink. My only complaint is that there isn't a Bo-Beau nearer to our house!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner at Bo Beau. We had originally reserved an outdoor table but the weather was too gloomy so had a great table upstairs. Prompt service. Great food.

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CZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are hooked! My mom and I now look at eachother when deciding where to go and 😂 laugh ! We choose Bo Beaus now every time!

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KP
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such a beautiful place. Our server was on point with meeting our needs, making recommendations and helping us celebrate a few occasions. Food was delicious and all 4 of us thought we had the best meal.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my mom’s birthday here. Our table was already set up and ready when we got there. Service was on point. Our waiter was amazing. Food was flavorful and delicious. It was a great overall experience.

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CG
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance and service!! We will be back with friends!

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j
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Amazing food and service. Tried the new fried cheese curds and they did not disappoint! We shared the Red Velvet cake, the orange cream cheese frosting is a game changer!! We sat outside even though it was cold out they have enough heaters everywhere that I took off my jacket. Looking forward to my next visit!

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C
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The hostess made us feel welcome. We enjoyed a back table where we could hear. I enjoy the menu and food at the Prado
Wish this good was equal We’ll be back

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AG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, the food was amazing. My friends and I don’t get the chance to gather often, but when we do it’s brunch at BO-beau! Yum! The roasted jalapeño deviled eggs, the chicken sandwich, and of course my favorite, blackberry lavender mimosas!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service! Enjoyable evening with great food and drinks!

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PV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

While my two companions had reasonably good meals (one steak, the other a vegan plate), my curried mussels were inedible ... they were rather chewy and did not taste fresh. The bread we were served was stale. Finally, two of us ordered wine by the glass, a good quality cabernet ... the pour was small, clearly less than usual, especially @ $ 16 per glass, hardly good value. The total tab was ~ $ 180 for the three of us, including a 20%, since I don't believe in punishing the servers. All in all, a poor experience, especially for a relatively expensive restaurant.

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G
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This was our second trip to BO-beaus and we now remember why we hadn't rushed back. A very uneven experience. Very friendly, helpful and professional server. The appetizer, Brussel Sprouts, was a large portion and excellent. However, the main courses weren't good. he sauce, pretty tasteless. Similarly, the mussels were bland. And at $30 for the steak special, you'd expect much more. Also it was quite cold inside the restaurant--we left our jackets on and were still a bit chilly We won't be back.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at BO-beau kitchen for dinner. We went on the recommendation of friends and had a lovely time. The service was excellent and the restaurant itself is wonderful. The brussel sprouts were out of this world and my husband couldn't stop talking about his hamburger. I had the flat bread and it was just "ok". Almost $20.00 for flatbread pizza? No, not worth it. Again my husband loved his hamburger but $16.00? No, not worth it. Will we go back? probably as the restaurant is lovely but just know that it is expensive for what you get.

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HA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We were all looking forward to enjoying a great dinner night. It was raining a little , our reservation was at 7:00pm . We started with a bottle of wine and some appetizers enjoying our time, and them at 7:45pm the waitress comes to tell us that the kitchen is closing in 15 minutes because they are closing early due to it being super slow. So we rushed to order our food. At the end the manager says to us oh we had to close the kitchen due to overflowing and the food getting contaminated. Super disappointed will never go back.

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M
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night at Bo-Beaus. Had the sea bass and it was delicious. Would get that again in a second. We also had the lava cake which came out warm and moist. This restaurant is always a winner for a meal.

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TR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

I would recommend this restaurant in the summer only. It was so cold inside at our table that we kept our heavy coats on throughout the meal. It's amazing that there were no heaters, given the open, two-story layout and huge windows The server offered us blankets, which we all accepted, but it was still freezing. We noticed that people seated around us ate quickly and did not linger. We won't be back until it's warm enough to eat outside.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Very attentive staff and even though it was packed, it wasn’t too loud. I’ll be going back!

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LB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The server was wonderful and friendly, the interior was beautiful but very cold! both our appetizer and main meals were very salty. The flavors seem to be good and the quality of the food good but the salt content overpowered the flavors. Especially the sauce for the salmon was extremely salty :( The waitress was very nice and took off the bruchetta. The wines were perfect tho and we would like to try your restaurant again because we live in La Mesa and enjoy the atmosphere.

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CZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No parking issues, fantastic greeting, on time reservation!! Quaint 2 top perfect location , casual and efficient server and the food was to die for! We will definitely be back!

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LA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicely decorated, good service. Had a drink at the bar while waiting on our table, bartender was very nice and friendly. Beer was nice and cold, dirty martini was on point. Best hamburger I've ever had, Brussels sprouts were delicious also. Would've preferred a plate to a piece of wood for serving my burger, the juice ran off the side of the wood and all over the table. I guess that's trendy though :) I'm not sure why we waited so long to try B-b, since we live in the neighborhood. Everything was very nice, enjoyed our visit, we will be back.

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s
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brussel sprouts were amazing!

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r
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

We flew from out is state excited about our reservation for Valentine’s Day. My steak 🥩 flavorless and my husband crayfish did not taste any better . The most expensive and most disappointing meal I had in California!

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P
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Valentine's day menu and food quality was awful, Outback Steakhouse would have been better.

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B
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at Bo-Beaus La Mesa as it’s such a cute hidden gem along downtown which is a great date night spot. It was a perfect way to spend our Valentines Day!!

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A
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Went in for Valentines dinner. The meal was excellent. The service was extremely slow. Other table were in the same predicament. With a pre fixe menu the food should have been served much more quickly.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Valentine’s day

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PL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was fine and we were treated very well. We ordered steaks cooked medium. When we received them they were very rare. Our waitress took them back to be cooked a little longer. When the manager brought them back out to us they were still very rare. They offered us a new steak but we didn't want to wait that long because the parking meter was running. They gave us a discount off our bill, but this was my Valentine's Day dinner, very special, and I felt disappointed.

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MS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Special menu for Valentine’s Day. Selection was ok but the app this place is known for was a $15 add on. Duck was good but the pasta dish was just ok not really special. The meal was a bit pricy for what was served. Have not been back in a while and not really sure when my next visit will be.

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S
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Deviled eggs were great! It was a nice place to have some good food.

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BC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Breakfast was dry long wait for food, good customer service, great Bloody Mary.

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T
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding atmosphere food beverages and service - I would recommend to anyone

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