Bohemian Restaurant: A Secret Community for Food Lovers


Dang. This place is impressive. I would recommend this place to everyone. However, there is one small quirk. You have to do a bit of work to get a seat at this restaurant. Bohemian Restaurant is very exclusive. The only way you can get a table is by reservation. And, they only take reservations by phone. Doesn't sound too bad, right? I forgot to mention that you can't find the phone number anywhere online. Trust me, I spent a good 20 minutes looking for it.

You have to send them an email, which can be found somewhere on the internet. I don't know what you have to say in this email to get in this "secret hide-out". But, my advice is that you should introduce yourself and explain why you want to eat at Bohemian Restaurant. Be honest, respectful, and patient (as you should always be). Eventually, you might get a response. All this effort is worth it, I promise!

Bohemian has a really chill atmosphere. It's quiet, intimate, and ambient. When you walk into the restaurant, it feels like you're walking into someone's home. There's enough seating for about 28 people. The restaurant even has a mini zen garden. I don't think that Bohemian has a very extensive menu but the things they do serve are very good quality. They also have a 6-course tasting menu for $58, which exhibits their specialty plates.

Overall, I'll definitely be back. This is one of the places I will take my parents when they visit!

Address: 57 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012


  • Tasting Menu

Vegetable Fondue at Bohemian Restaurant

The first thing we ordered was a Farmer's Fresh Vegetable Fondue. This epic bouquet of vegetables was chilled in a large bowl of ice. Everything was super fresh. I don't even know what some of these vegetables are. I think we had carrots, parsnips, peppers, radish, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and red cabbage. The fondue was made with cream cheese and anchovies (which seems to be one of their secret ingredients for unspeakable flavor). 

Washu-Beef Short Rib Sashimi with Sweet Daikon-pickle and Soy Sauce Garlic at Bohemian Restaurant

Next, we got the Washu-beef Short Rib Sashimi with sweet daikon pickles and soy sauce garlic. This was a DIY flavor bomb. We were encouraged to eat a sliver of short rib with a slice of garlic and a smidgen of wasabi, which seemed like reasonable advice. Then, we sat back and enjoyed a short trip to heaven. The short rib came from the butchery next door. They sell washu-gyu beef, i.e. meat from a cross breed between Japanese Wagyu and American Black Angus. Although this is considered to be "fake" wagyu, it's still very good. If you look closely at the short rib, you can tell that the meat still contains premium marbling. 

Pan Roasted Branzino with farmer's seasonal vegetables at Bohemian Restaurant

For our main dish, we ordered the pan-roasted branzino. It came with some seasonal vegetables (potatoes, zucchini, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and mushrooms). The fish lightly seasoned but was dressed with garlic, anchovies, and rosemary. When it arrived at our table, I'm pretty sure the aroma brought tears to my eyes because it was so beautiful. It was almost like looking into a mirror.

So. Beautiful. The fish was incredibly fresh (from Greece, apparently). The skin was perfectly salted and crunchy while the meat was transcendentally soft and natural. 

Yuzu Panna Cotta with Kuroame-Black Bean and Yuzu Jam at Bohemian Restaurant

For dessert, we got the Yuzu Panna Cotta with Kuromame-Black Bean and Yuzu. All my friends know that Panna Cotta drives me crazy. It's probably one of my favorite desserts. Yuzu, by the way, is a small asian citrus fruit. It has a nice tart flavor. I love it so much that I would bathe in this stuff. Just kidding. But, FUN FACT, some people actually use Yuzu (just the fruit) in a hot water bath to relax, guard against colds, and treat rough skin.