Cleo - SBE
Oh, What a Night!Everything about Cleo is noteworthy. Each plate of food demonstrates that the kitchen knows exactly the best way to prepare ingredients to bring out the intention of the meat, fish, or vegetable that is being presented. The atmosphere is conducive to intimate conversation and connection. The wait staff knew when to move in and when to give space. Parking with validation is at the front door. This made for an unforgettable evening that we hope to repeat next time we are down from San Francisco. There is a lot of diversity in the selections, each bursting with flavor. So many items on the menu that are crave-able.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery, very delightful surprise!Very, very delightful surprise! Will definitely return.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNiceDid a Gatsby themed night and it was wonderful. food what great, especially the veggies!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSeriously great foodWish I could have tried everything on the menu. Lamb shank special was the best piece of protein I have ever had in my life.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSO GREAT!So much fun! The nice people there always make it so great (Sarah Kim)
We will be returning very soon!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great restaurant!This was a great restaurant! Service was wonderful our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us great recommendations! Food was divine!!!!!!! And the concept of the restaurant is wonderful and they re known for their cocktail but we didn't try any that night... Will be back for sure! Only complaint is it was loud even on a Tuesday night!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Happy Birthday DinnerCleo - Old Hollywood vibe, low lighting, friendly staff, delicious food. We were a party of 6 and we were well accomodated. The food was delicious. Tried and shared several different dishes since it is served tapas style, for mixing and sharing. Keep in mind this means each order, each portion, is quite small! We enjoyed ordering as the night went on, trying different plates. Everything is so flavorful, it keeps your palate totally entertained! I had mentioned in my Open Table reservation that the occasion was a birthday. At the end of our meal, they brought out a little cake topped w/ ice cream and a candle. :) All in all, my family loved it, I loved it, and it made for a fun and delicious birthday dinner celebration!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat tapas style food! DidGreat tapas style food! Did a good job of seating us on our date at the front section of the restaurant, which is a lot quieter than the other side with the Bar.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond Time AroundThis was my second visit and I'm more impressed than I was the first time. That's saying something because I couldn't wait to return. The Brussels sprouts are a must, as is the flatbread with artichoke. The chopped salad, while not remarkable in and of itself, will always be included as it makes the perfect accompaniment to just about anything on the menu. The chicken tangine is Mediterranean comfort food at its best. All in all, an excellent experience.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my parents here for aTook my parents here for a special night out. Food was fantastic; the mushrooms and the lamb special was our favorite! Also the toffee bread pudding was the best!!! Service was very friendly and knowledgable but was a little seldome seen once the restaurant got busy. Everything is served tapas style to expect to order 2/3 plates a person. The ambiance is very cool and has an old Hollywood vibe. Expect it to get a bit loud after 7. Would definitely come back here again and have been telling friends about it!!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI was bowled over by CLEO.I was bowled over by CLEO. I had heard it was amazing and it lived up to that and so much more. The food was flawless, the service impeccable and the drinks were amazing. I couldn't get enough and can't wait to go back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWILL NOT DISAPPOINT - AMAZING!One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles - the ambiance and service is great. The restaurant is beautiful, fun, and hip - while also being classy, unique, and appropriate. The food is on another level - I have never had anything bad here!! The lamb shank with lentils falls off the bone and melts in your mouth - it's definitely a must have!! I could not recommend Cleo enough! GO! I promise you'll be blown away!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new favorite!Wow. Great meal, my new favorite restaurant. The setting is great as is the service. Drinks are so good - all made with fresh ingredients. Food is SO good. Brussels sprouts and pumpkin salad stood out. The meat eaters in our group said the lamb was out of control and the moussaka was the best they've ever had.
Cannot wait to return4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved all the small platesLoved all the small plates recommended by our charming waiter especially the coffee and dessert. Made the theater curtain in no time. Will always go to Cleo's when going to Pantages Theater!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great - exceptEverything was great - except for the noise level! We were shouting to hear each other over our neighbors' conversations.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed everything I ateI enjoyed everything I ate and wish I had more room in my stomach so I could have ordered more things. I am excited to go back!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI think we had a great experience,I think we had a great experience, however, the food was quite greasy for our taste; particularly the Brussels sprouts and the chocken and lamb kabob. The coffee filter it was served in was saturated and it was still greasy when we bit into it. We couldn't finish the three dishes.
The hummus and Greek salad were really good and the waitress was really awesom.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Mediterranean GemThis was our first visit to Cleo and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere and service were great and the food was absolutely incredible. Loved the Brussel Sprouts and the Octopus was so tender it melted in your mouth. The Falafel was the best I've ever had. Well definitely go again.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDimly lit and tables closelyDimly lit and tables closely placed, but it all added to the cool energy of the place. Our server (I wish I remembered his name!) was fantastic. Really nice without being obtrusive; enthused about the food and had his favorites, which I always consider to be a good sign; and not a bit of pretension which wouldn't have been exactly out of place considering the locale and style of the place. In fact, the hostess and valet guys were all very affable as well, all of which greatly added to my experience.
The food itself is fun--tapas-style portions so you can order a variety, different takes on familiar foods (brussel sprouts were quite good) so that it makes the food one-of-a-kind but not so much so that you're pushed out of your comfort zone3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMStill a favorite for Med in LA.Probably the best Med in Los Angeles. Must haves- Brussels Sprouts, Lamb Sharwma and Baba Ganoush.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it, great food, greatLoved it, great food, great service. The vibe was energetic and the staff was super friendly. Highly recommend.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Dates or for GroupsI went here on a date with my girlfriend. This was the second time coming here after coming here with a group of my friends. The restaurant's decor is very unique and women seem to always like it, it's like chic hollywood. The food is AMAZING, seriously anything on the menu will blow you away. We had yogurt sauce, brussel sprouts, octupus, and sausage and it was soo good. Your date or your group will thank you profusely for bringing them to this place.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for Pantages TheaterPerfect for Pantages Theater dining,parking conveniently located. Tasty and creative small plates with a different twist on the usual Greek cuisine. Would definitely return.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMConvemient and YummyWe regularly have dinner at Cleo either before or after theater at the Pantages. Valet park at the Redbury for $9, and walk one block to the theater. Best of all, the food is imaginative and tasty. Recommend ordering a bunch of smaller (or larger) dishes to share, family-style. The brussel sprouts are simply divine, and I never liked brussels sprouts before. The flatbreads are great, as are the selction of spicy sausages, kabobs, and lamb. Good selection of draft and bottled beers, decent wine list. Service is fast, efficient and friendly. A very cool, trendy bar upstairs at the Redbury.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, but pricey.Great food and service, but the cost can get a bit out of control when ordering the small plates and the bill adds up quickly.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAs we sat for 15 minutes waiting ..Come to Celo for the FOOD, 2+ yearsnf imaginative, delightful flavor a.
Yes it is noisy, but to miss the Dorade would be a lost opportunity to experience food pleasure!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a great experience,Overall a great experience, with outstanding small plates and excellent service. Only negative is that the tables are a little too close to each other.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty SamplingsGreat Pre Theater dinner spot. Fun moroccan vibe- very classy. Unique offerings of tapas/small plates. Tables are close together. Cocktails are to die for. Get the Brussel sprouts.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI went to Cleo for my 21stI went to Cleo for my 21st Birthday. I was impressed with the food and the setting it was lovely. I was a little upset that the waiter knew it was my birthday and didn't bring a treat or something because at the table next to mine a gentleman was celebrating his birthday and received some sort of dessert with a candle. I don't know if the restaurant gave it to him or he had to pay for it but my friends were surprised too that the waiter didn't ask them if we wanted anything. Overall it was great but it spoiled my mood.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food with MediterraneanExcellent food with Mediterranean flavors. The food is served tapas style for sharing. We had lamb prepared 3 ways (roasted, smoked taco and tagine) and each was fantastic! The dips are each flavorful especially the labneh, smoked eggplant/baba ghanoush and harissa (slightly spicy). The moussaka is good but the octopus dish was bland next to everything else. Service was knowledgeable and made good recommendations and didn't rush you.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCleopatra's ownThis is an outstanding restaurant- the ambience is unique and vibrant. The dishes are very interesting and delectable-a profuse of choices with a distinct Meditarranean flair. Would go there again (and have been without reserving through Open Table!)11/4/2012 12:00:00 AMlast minute surprisemonday night, it was a last minute idea to meet up with a guy i met outside of LA and making the reservation on my phone was so convenient! got to the place and it was old hollywood/bohemian chic/upscale mediterranean feel... beautiful! the artichoke appetizer, the skewers and the soup were all delicious. definitely coming back.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM