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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
10:00 - 23:00
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280 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice blast from the past, the Cicada Club is an art deco supper club with regular big-band nights and dress code. Our group of friends had come to see Swedish Musician and singer Gunhild Carrling and her band. This incredible artist not only played just about every instrument in the band, but managed to tap danced will playing the trumpet.... More 

Thank Hanger24
Ventura, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

First time to Cicada Club and Restaurant. I had a wonderful time from the moment I stepped in the door. The ambiance of the place alone will keep you entertained. That night a full orchestra playing swing music was the entertainment, and they delivered. The food was delicious, and the drinks were stiff, just how I like them! The wait... More 

Thank Stephanie R
Oakland, California
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1,357 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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.

Thank Thomas V
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

Los Angeles, California
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120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank ReenyL
San Luis Obispo, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 

Thank areyathere
Culver City, California
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank roxskin
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 

3 Thank alexhatoum
Long Beach, California, Usa
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 

Thank Sammyvelvet
Salt Lake City, Utah
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168 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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.

Thank abcpoet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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