6372 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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BoHo Los Angeles Reviews
BoHo...A Gastropub in Hollywood...Who Knew? Apr 30, 2009
I asked my foodie friend if he could suggest a tasty and affordable place to grub in Hollywood. Since he worked for CitySearch, I thought he would be in the know of some cool places. The one and only recommendation he gave was BoHo, self-proclaimed Hollywood's first gastropub.
BoHo is located on the corner of Sunset Blvd and Ivar at the Arclight Theater Complex and is across the street from Amoeba Music store.
BoHo has 3 different seating areas. BoHo's front room interiors of exposed dark wood beams, brick, and intricately patterned floor rugs give the space a comfy atmosphere. The hanging chandeliers, leather love seat and armchairs in front of the fireplace, and potted plants and trees further accentuates the homeyness. The back room has leather banquettes surrounding a centralized bar with flat screen TVs. The outdoor patio offers limited seating on the sidewalk with a view of Sunset Blvd.
I was very impressed that BoHo was able to accommodate our large group of 10 people. What made the dining experience more enjoyable other than the company of good friends, was the happy hour deals...half off beer and wine and pizzas. Plus they had my favorite beer, raspberry lambic, on sale during the happy hour!=D
Our group ordered a wide variety of pizzas. Baked Fennel pizza was topped with applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onion, and gruyere cheese. Potato pizza had fingerling potatoes, spinach, roast garlic, ricotta, mozzarella, and grated reggiano cheese. Kalbi pizza with Korean bbq shortribs, chili paste, kimchee, fontina cheese, and scallions. Other happy hour food items were ordered too. And for dessert, we shared a Cinnamon Apple Crisp with almond streusel, and vanilla bean ice cream.
All the pizzas had a really tasty crust. The Baked Fennel tasted great due to the bacon! The roasted garlic made the Potato pizza yummy. I didn't try the Kalbi pizza but from what I saw, it didn't have enough bbq Korean short rib chunks on it...boo!!!
The second time I went to BoHo was for Sunday Brunch. During brunch they have live piano music for entertainment and Bottomless Cocktails (Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Screwdrivers
and Raspberry Sunrise) with the purchase of a Brunch entree. We ordered the daily soup (meatball and vegetable), the Potato pizza topped with applewood smoked bacon and a sunny-side up egg (for additional cost), brioche French toast, Delux pizza (tomato sauce, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, onions, mozzarella), and Eggs Benedict (poached eggs, applewood smoked bacon, hollandaise, english muffin, potatoes). For desert we had the Chocolate Cake Bread Pudding with vanilla bean ice cream and Chocolate Mousse.
The French toast is excellent...not too moist and soggy and not dry...a perfect medium of eggy custard but firm enough to actually chew. The pizza with bacon and egg was just delicious! The bread pudding was heavenly and the mousse was rich and tasty!
There is a parking structure adjacent to the complex but it can get pricey the longer you stay. Street parking is available but be very mindful of the parking restrictions.
The menu seems to have expanded and some of the new stuff sounds good. Happy hour specials have recently changed but I think it is still a good deal. I would definitely return to BoHo...Hollywood's first gastropub!
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