I've been to Bolsa half a dozen times.. sometimes for birthdays or anniversaries and sometimes just to eat. I have loved every meal. Bolsa is in the ever evolving Bishop Arts District scene (though not on actual Bishop St.) and is in a old remodeled building. The vibe is cool and relaxed and the crowd is hip. The interiors reflect this in it's cool and repurposed decor. The outside is where I have always sat..winter or summer. It is enclosed with "windows" and in winter there are standing space heaters.
The menu is ever changing and often does so with the seasons (though there are some items that are always present on the menu) and this keeps things very interesting and fun. Their cocktail list is inventive and the drinks are fabulously executed. I have had a few of them but my favourite is the Stubborn Mule...served in a cold cooper gibblet...I could drink them all night.
My last visit for starter I had the PEI Mussels..superb! and a huge amount. I have also had the Texas Cheese Board which is a lot of fun. For entree I had the Diamond H Quail with rainbow
carrots, spinach, maitake mushrooms & chestnut-honey glaze. The little birds were completely deboned (not their wings) and somehow their litttle bodies kept their shape...they were delicious. My partner had the Morrocan Stuffed C.B.C Zucchini with goat cheese polenta, artichoke, asparagus & red pepper sauce...very good. As I stated above the menu is inventive, changing, and eclectic. I have had some of the best rabbit ever here that was in a fantastic stew as well as Lamb Belly which was wonderful as well. The menu always has one or two vegetarian options and vegetarian dishes are often offered as features.
The service has never been bad and they are very prompt ,friendly, and accomodating.
For me Bolsa is one of the most unique and inventive restaurants in North Texas..maybe all of Texas and it has deservedly become one of my favourites.