Anybody been to Boho on Sunset?
I'm always curious about a new gastropub, especially if it's smack between the Arclight and Amoeba, but I'm suspicious because it's smack between the Arclight and Amoeba (Club Sushi, anyone?). Has anybody tried it out?
I crack up every time I hear the name "Club Sushi." It's like what a sushi restaurant would be called in an 80's Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
But, Boho is great! I know many, many people that have gone and several have gone multiple times. The tap list is top notch, the food is well above average for bar food and the atmosphere is funky and relaxed. I'm looking forward to going back.
I loved the charcuterie plate because beer and meat is my favorite thing ever. Chicken pate, salami, cured pork shoulder, cured olives and a few other goodies. We also had the pulled pork sandwich, which was great although my friend didn't like the beets in the potato salad. We had some nice, garlicy kale and some fries that were delicious.
Having said that, I think almost everybody gets a pizza. I didn't have it, but I am going to get the fingerling potato pizza next time. It looked fantastic.
WOW, I had a terrific time at Boho last night. The kurabota pork has to be my favorite new dish. I made a fool of myself knawing on the bone as if I was my dog Brutus. Anyway, backup, Boho is owned by Andre Guerero who owns Max's and Oinkster. I didn't know this til last night. This is not your ordinary gastropub like Village Idiot. This is amazing food with a great beer selection. The pizzas have a really good dough and are thin but not as thin as Gjelina. It's on the same level of Gjelina but not Mozza.
The place is funky like SaltCod said but warn and inviting. The service is top-notch, knowledgeable, quick and friendly. There must have been at least 5 large birthday parties there last night or I guess people love to sing Happy Birthday for no reason.
They comped us desserts for my friend's birthday and the Zepolis and the bread pudding were so addictive, I may have to go see a movie at the Arclight soon so I can have some more.
I've now been twice. The first time, a friend and I split the farro salad (like tabouleh) and the margherita pizza (no sauce, very light). The farro salad was very good, the pizza was just ok. I'll have to try another pizza with more heft to it.
Saturday, we sat at the bar and received excellent service from the bartender (Chris). I had the burger, medium-rare and I have to use the word outstanding. It was perfectly medium-rare, combozola cheese on top, homemade pickles, arugula. Shamefully, I passed on the fries in lieu of a just-right dressed plate of mixed greens. My friend had the octopus salad which she didn't care for but if you're an octopus fan, was prepared nicely. She had better luck with the roasted beets - yellow beets with goat cheese and caramelized onions. Again, cooked just right.
I am disappointed there aren't many people in there. I would love for this place to succeed. I am tired of the Arclight restaurant offerings although they are adequate, I've now had 4 items at Boho which are above-average to outstanding and I hope this helps in revving up their business.
I cannot wait to try the ribs and a pepperoni pizza although it will be hard to pass up the burger as my usual treat.
3 dishes + 2 glasses of wine = $54
Count me in as a new fan. Some friends were heading to the Cafe Was for brunch and I convinced them to go with me to Boho on Sunday. The food did not disappoint. I had to octopus salad too and it was perfectly cooked. Outshined is right, you have to like octopus to like the dish. I also had the burger and it was perfect and the fries were amazing. Same fries as the Oinkster.
I think this past weekend was Easter so it was unusually slow (except for Street which we ate on Friday night and I'll review in another post). I'm hoping Boho sticks around as well. Perfect accompaniment to a good movie.
SIV wrote a glowing review - almost a mash note - about this place, Sunday's Times I think. Did a good job of making the place appear worth going to, kinda like what y'all are doing here. That Margherita pizza sounds to me like exactly the kind I prefer: kinda stark, almost austere, no sauce. Guess we'll just have to go investigate.