What can I say…. Cafe La Boheme makes me think that if I was invited to dinner by Count Dracula, this would be his dining room. It is dark, it is mysterious and it is romantic in a kinda erotic sorta way? This is definitely somewhere you wanna bring your girlfriend for a night of special memories. The restaurant is furnished in black and red and along the wall are booths where you can have an intimate experience with your sweetheart.
I’ve always had good times here, service is always very attentive without being intrusive and the people who work here are….. how can I say this…… almost always incredibly attractive with awesome personalities. It must be a pre-requisite to be in good shape and attention to detail to your appearance is highly preferable!
Happy hour is awesome here I’m told, but I’ve always come for dinner. I’m guessing that the prices are good because if it was due to its taste, then I’d have to say, the small plates/appetizers are kinda just okay. They in no way blow me away. The crab cake is good and so are the lamb skewers, but the chicken wings weren’t good at all. The chicken tasted like its been in the freezer too long and honestly it’s just your average buffalo wings, probably tastier at your local brewery.
My experience with La Boheme has always been that their entrees are the way to go, especially seafood. I’ve had fish here as well as scallops and they were both cooked perfectly.I especially liked how there was no carbs served with the scallops but instead, a nice pea tendril, edamame and mushroom saute accompany the plump mollusks.
|Valrhona choc cake|
If you’re a carnivore, you may like their steaks. Even the cheaper cut of hangar steak is tasty and very satisfying and cooked perfectly to your specified temp. In any case, I suggest getting an entree and dessert instead of an appetizer and entree because the Valrhona chocolate cake is to die for! Definitely do not leave without eating this decadent gem!
Cafe La Boheme, 8400 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Tel: 323-848-2360