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Cicada Restaurant

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617 S Olive St, Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1605 (Between 7th & 6th)
+1 213-488-9488
Today
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Oakland, California
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505 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our celebrations here and were very happy to enjoy the amazing historic preservation that we just chanced upon while walking by. This place is a feast for the eyes and senses, a unique historic gem. Service was wonderful and charming. Food and wine were good. A wonderful place for a party or celebration. A special evening for us.

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Thank Thomas V
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Attended the pre fixe dinner show. Big band orchestra playing. Had a great table and the decor in the historic Oviatt Building was a site to see. Everyone was dressed to the nines and the employees were all wonderful and professional. I especially want to point out Richard and Marina who helped make the entire night run smooth and seamless.... More 

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Thank TALL GUY S
Los Angeles, California
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The venue is beautiful, that is not in question. The food is decent, but nothing spectacular (other than the lava cake which was delicious and the best part of the meal), it was some of the service that was a let down. We requested a downstairs table and arriving slightly early for our reservation with a quite empty restaurant still... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Celebration for my birthday selected this marvelous place after reviewing their web site. Set in the 1928 Art Deco Oviatt Building, greeted with Valet parking and the sight of most folks dressed exceptionally well, some even in period dress. Fantastic band lead by Richard Halpern, sang and played music from the era, exceptional service, cocktails from the era and delicious... More 

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Thank areyathere
Culver City, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you are enthralled with a genuine Art Deco vintage setting, this is the place. The food is above average - not stellar - but, oh the experience of being there will thrill. This is a special occasion place and very romantic. Many celebrities rent out CICADA for events.

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Thank roxskin
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is one of the hardest places to review as there is a stark difference between ambience, location, beauty of Cicada and the very poor service provided. The good: location, awesome architecture, great live music, feels like you travel back in time to the golden era of music, the other guests are just as excited and very well dressed. The... More 

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Long Beach, California, Usa
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We went there for my Wifes Birthday. She has always wanted to go there for dinner and even more so that she knew it was used in a season of " American Horror Story". Well I made reservations for 6:30. They have convenient front door Valet parking so that was easy. We were greeted and taken to our table. The... More 

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Thank Sammyvelvet
Salt Lake City, Utah
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161 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Was here with a big group. Service was good. We had choice of chicken with potato spinach or pasta with sundries tomatoes. Salad and cheesecake for dessert. I've had worse with a big group--and the setting is lovely and quiet.

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Thank abcpoet
Granada Hills, CA
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Although a bit pricy, I love the Art Deco vibe of the place as one dines in a former haberdashery. The food is excellent, ambiance divine and the bar is a place to loll for an evening. It's an easy walk from the subway from 7th and Metro station on the red line, so one does not have to pay... More 

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

An incredible venue. Terrific food, great entertainment, and a fascinating building. I recommend it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 S Olive St, Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1605
    (Between 7th & 6th)
  • Public Transportation: Pershing Square Metro
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-488-9488

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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