Restaurant Reviews

Bobo’s Lounge

May 27, 2015
The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
Winner.
The staff was great, the ambiance was welcoming and the branzino was orgasmic!

The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:

What started primarily as a waiting room bar for customers of Bobo’s Steakhouse, quickly transformed into a full restaurant that offers Asian-Italian fare. This quaint space is decorated in a deep red that highlights a masquerade theme. With only a few tables and bar space, Bobo’s feels intimate and inviting. The staff is formal and extremely nice, we got a chance to meet the chef, Andrea Froncillo, who was also very warm and passionate about his menu items.

Hours
Sun – Thurs 5 pm – 12 am
Fri – Sat  5 pm – 1 am

What we ate/drank:
We left the drink pairings up to them, so each food item will be listed under the respective drink:

  • Aperol Spritzer
  • Shishito peppers ($8.50)
  • Italian pot stickers ($9)
  • Hess Select Chardonnay 
  • Chinese Branzino ($24)
  • Angeline 2013 Pinot Noir
  • Wagyu beef ($55)
  • Limoncello
  • Bomboloni ($8)

Thoughts?

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The pot stickers were delicious! I am a huge fan of ponzu sauce so this really did it for me. The texture was great, there was enough bite and it wasn’t mushy. The ground meat was very flavorful and the consistency made the pot stickers taste like a real dish versus a lump of who-knows-what.

The shishito peppers were too bland for my taste. They were sprinkled with some sea salt and it just wasn’t enough, they lacked flavor. Since they were served alongside the pot stickers I found myself dipping them in the ponzu sauce.

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Bobo's lounge, san francisco, cocktails, bar, lombard, pac heights, marina, eat and escape, restaurant reviews, branzino

OMG the branzino!!! This was the best part of the meal; it was crispy, flaky and extremely tasty. The way the fish was cut made it super easy to take off the bone. Everything about this fish was amazing! This is something I will definitely be back for. An alcoholic beverage and this dish is honestly all you need in life. I splashed a little lemon on this and I was in heaven! The crispy outside is what did it for me, the fish was perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. Sorry Nemo, I enjoyed every bite of this (hence the after picture).

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The meat (ordered medium rare) was great, not too chewy and full of flavor. There isn’t much to say, they do meat well; however, I will brag about the potatoes (my second favorite item of the night). Who knew potatoes could be this tasty. Double fried and smashed, these potatoes really brought the dish together. The skin was super thin, flakey and crispy and the inside was soft and delicious. I would’ve fought Dennis for those potatoes.

Is there ever anything bad to say about limoncello? If there is I haven’t heard it! Bobo’s Lounge serves it strong and straight from Italy!While dessert is usually my favorite part, I don’t think anything could’ve topped the branzino. The Italian doughnuts were fluffy and very tasty, the sauce was the only part I wasn’t a huge fan of. It had a myriad of flavors that didn’t go together too well.

I was happy to finally try Bobo’s Lounge and you can be sure I’ll be back for more (honestly, please don’t miss out on the fish – or the potatoes for that matter)!

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