Recently, we celebrated our friend A’s birthday at Bo-Beau Kitchen + Bar, located in Point Loma/Ocean Beach. We’ve all heard good things about the place and were pretty excited to check it out for dinner.
Bo-Beau describes itself as “French comfort food” – I haven’t been to many French restaurants in San Diego, and I haven’t really experienced much French food in general. The decor was rustic and homey – it definitely fit the “French comfort” description.
One of the things that I had read in practically every review of this place was the Brussels sprouts. The waiter even asked us if we wanted to get one started as we perused the menu! I guess it goes to show how famous they are – so we ordered one to try.
Crispy Brussels Sprouts [$11]
I wish that I had gotten better photos of this, but the restaurant lighting wasn’t the brightest =( These were some of the best Brussels sprouts that I’ve had. Seasoned with pancetta, parmesan, and balsamic vinegar, they were super crispy, light, and flavorful. Definitely my favorite dish of the night!
Moules Molina [$15 (appetizer size)]
There are several varieties of mussels (“moules”) on the menu, so we decided to try one of them – the “Moules Molina”, which is a tomato fennel broth with saffron aioli. I’m not a huge mussels fan, but I enjoyed the rich flavors of the tomato broth and saffron.
Steak Tartare [$13.50]