8400 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9006934.090362 -118.373490
Sun - Thurs 5:30-9:30pm, Fri - Sat 5:30-10:30pm, Happy Hour 5-7:30pm
Neighborhoods: West Hollywood, Central LA
My LA favorite – I've always loved this place. Its romantic and the food is fantastic. This place is special.
The REMODEL ruined it for me... – What used to be a warm and cozy atmosphere, has gone way too MODERN. Cold and noisy surfaces create WAY too much noise. You can barely have a dinner conversation. Now where do I take my out of town guests when I want to put on the WOW factor?
Citysearch Editorial Review – Medieval gets modern at this luxe haunt where the sumptuous digs are a real feast for the eyes. An ivy-covered stone facade and stained glass French doors give way to a crimson-colored dining room where massive crystal chandeliers, brass statues and wood fireplaces (both in the enormous main room and outdoor patio) that make you feel like you've just stepped into some mogul's manse for a little drinking and dining. The open floor plan gives a clear look at the second floor's ivory circular booths (each lit by their own disco ball). Unlike the original French-influenced menu, the cuisine now has much more of an Asian (and affordable) twist, with eclectic options ranging from spicy steak salads and miso-glazed salmon to heartier dishes like filet mignon in whiskey peppercorn sauce and lobster saffron risotto.
GREAT AMBIANCE, VERY ROMANTIC,EXCELLENT SERVICE, HAPPY HOUR IS THE BEST!! – EXCELLENT SERVICE, EXCELLENT AMBIANCE, VERY ROMANTIC,MY WIFE LOVE IT!THE FOOD IS AMAZING, VERY IMPRESS WITH HOW SO MANY MOODS OF EMOTION TO EXPERIENCE ON DECORATION OF PLACE..HIGLY RECOMENDED!!THE FOOD & DRINKS THE BEST, I LOVED IT!!
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The dirty martini was AWFUL, the fusion drink was good, the burger was wayyyy overdone (ordered medium rare and came out very well done), the shrimp toast was tasty, the fried chicken (japanese style, not southern) was okay and the calamari was very good.
I've been there since the beginning. – I've been going to La Boheme since before it was there. The locale was formerly an upscale Japanese restaurant. Over the years, I've seen them add to the decore, but over all its remained true to itself. I've been told I have an intimidating glare, and I guess that kept the service from the attendants up to snuff during the transition in management. I really didn't see the lack of service mentioned in some of the other reviews. I've often brought people from out of town here and everyone was left with a good impression. But then again, we're low maintenance people, we don't order off the menu, we don't change our minds after the order has been placed...etc. Give it a try, you'll probably come back.
Really Disappointing. – I had really high expectations. Several people had recommended this restaurant to me as a place to bring my girlfriend for her birthday. We had a great table, but our server never once cracked a smile and could barely care when she sent back one of her appetizers because the main ingredient was tasteless and not ripe. My steak special was very good, but her "spicy fries" not only had no 'spice' but were cold and crunchy. Last but not least, we were never offered a dessert menu or coffee. I might have overlooked this if the restaurant had been packed, but it was a week night and practically empty. Quite disappointing overall.
Romantic with great service and FOOD! – Rarely you find a restaurant that is romantic and has a great menu. Well, here you are, at Los Angeles' hidden gem: Cafe La Boheme. It is beautiful inside and out. It feels like you are in the movie Moulin Rouge and best of all the service is timely and respectful. The salads was kind of small, but delicious.
Great Place All Around! – Must go! The service is amazing! The food is great! The building is really cool and they did an great job on the renovation! What a place!
What happened?? – I've been to La Boheme several times throughout the years and have always had a fantastic experience. My last time there was a year ago for my husband's birthday - the food was scrumptious and the service unbeatable. Last night we had the complete opposite experience. What happened to this place? Our party of 8 had a 9pm reservation. We were sat right away by a less than friendly hostess. Our waiter took half our drink order and walked away. When he returned I asked for a separate check for my husband and I to which he VERY begrudgingly agreed to. Our food took a good long time to arrive. I brought a healthy appetite and was very much looking forward to my lobster risotto. An enormous white bowl was plopped in front of me and inside was a dixie-cup amount of lobster risotto. An embarrassingly small portion to the tune of $22. In fact everyone's dinners looked to be small child portions. Absurd! Believe me, I am not a big eater and usually leave a restaurant full and satisfied (which is to be expected). I was starving when I left the restaurant last night. The waiter never returned ONCE to ask us how our food was. By this time we were in a nearly empty restaurant. When he brought our checks, our check was incorrect ... something to do with the fact that he couldn't split the two risotto orders over two different checks so he added drinks to ours instead. Bottom line, it was incorrect and we were overcharged. Needless to say he got a lackluster tip to reflect his poor service and attitude.
La Boheme is still a beautiful and romantic restaurant. I would love to return but I'm hoping enough less than stellar reviews will encourage them to increase the portions and de-snob their wait staff.
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