There’s a certain joie de vivre that exudes when the doors open to a new neighborhood restaurant. It’s the months of cumulative anticipation– walking by the doors, peeking into the windows, feverishly pestering the construction crew or owners with questions about the ‘opening’ date– like a pressure valve that’s finally been released. Well, the wait is officially over. La Bohème has arrived.
The sister restaurant to Barbès, an uptown culinary hotspot serving northern French cuisine, La Bohème invites guests to partake in a southern mode de vie, as it infuses a breath of salty air from the French Riviera, sans bikini’s, into downtown Hoboken, an area more commonly synonymous with 20-something bar hopping. Encapsulated in time is a vintage Hollywood era of seaside chic, postered in black and white among the white painted brick walls, where French icon Brigitte Bardot dines with every guest. Its design is an invitation of sexual innocence, clean, sleek, understated, with locally reclaimed wood adorning the walls.
La Bohème expertly implements the essence of the Côte d’Azur throughout its menu, from the seafood selections to the cleverly curated cocktail list, each drink emblematic of the Mediterranean culture (bonjour BB and Eddie). Take a social seat at the bar or enjoy a more intimate experience at any one of the dining tables. When you’re at La Bohème you will discover a new raison d’être.
More images of the decor coming soon!