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Boho - Gone downhill?


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Boho - Gone downhill?

erintoc | Jul 17, 2009 10:54 AM

I frequent the Arclight and when I discovered a new gastropub in the complex, I was thrilled. I went to Boho twice during the first two months they were open. The beer selection was wonderful. The service was never stellar, but I liked the funky decor (despite the random trees) and the food was delicious. It was the perfect stop off for dinner before the movies.

Oh, how have things changed. I'm not sure what has happened to Boho in recent weeks. But, I have been twice in the past week before going to the movies and have had two separate bad experiences.

During my first recent visit, I brought my parents there for an early dinner at 5:15 before a 6:45 movie. That gave us an hour and a half, which I thought was plenty of time to have a drink and dinner. Firstly, we were given a VERY limited menu. The only menu choices were a few salads, burger, and pizza. So, we ordered two salads, 1 pizza, and 1 burger for the table. This was not a huge order and we were literally the only party in the dining room. It took almost an hour to get our food. We had to rush through the meal and get the check before we were finished. I know that 5:15 is in between lunch and dinner service and we expected some wait, but an hour when we were the only ones having dinner in the entire restaurant? That seems unreasonable.

We arrived at 6:15 for dinner before another movie at my most recent visit. We were given the same VERY limited menu, despite it being clearly dinner time. Again, the service was very slow and we waited 45 minutes for 1 pizza and 1 salad. Our waiter seemed to disappear several times throughout our meal.

Food/Beer quality - In April/May, I thought the food quality was excellent and the beer was cold and served fast. In this past week, the pizzas were soggy and oily with crusts that were so hard they were inedible. The beer selection is still great, but it was served warm.

Service - In all of my visits to Boho, the staff has been rather inattentive. However, the length of time it takes to get your food seems really unreasonable, especially when the place is almost empty.

Needless to say, we won't be heading to Boho again. I gave this place so many tries, but between the strangely limited menu options, the lengthy wait for food, the inattentive service, warm beer, and the dip in food quality, we will likely not return. I am hoping they turn this place around, because I really enjoy having a decent place to go before the movies. For now, it is back to the Arclight bar/restaurant.

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