It was a very good experience, service was great and the food was delish!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cicada is in a gorgeous old
Cicada is in a gorgeous old art-deco building. When you walk in, the grandeur overwhelms the senses. This is only to be heightened by the tremendous wait staff and impeccably prepared culinary marvel. While it is expensive, it is well worth it. The night my wife and I went to Cicada, there was a travelzoo special which we did not know about. The special was a super good deal, so my advice: keep an eye out for future coupons and specials.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place with great staff,
Great place with great staff, food, design and history. I would recommend this place more for couples than a group. The food was very good. Expect to pay a high premium to dine here.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had an excellent experience
We had an excellent experience last Friday. The food was delicious and the service was top notch from Mike.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
LOVED this place. I have lived in downtown LA for over 2 years and had never even heard of it. Every dish was done to perfection. Our server was fun, professional and attentive as was all the other staff. We didn't have to ask for water once! The building is unique and the ambience romantic. I am surprised that this place is not plastered all over the news. It is one of the top 3 in downtown in my view.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service included
Excellent service included a private tour of the upstairs. Thanks for offering the online voucher opportunity.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Drop-dead gorgeous all original
Drop-dead gorgeous all original Art Deco dining room straight from 1920's Paris. We were seated and served like VIPs. Love the view from the balcony/mezzanine overlooking the dance floor. Next time we stay for big swing band dancing!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went on a Cicada Club night
We went on a Cicada Club night (20's music and dancing). Very unique and fun.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and ser vice were comenserate with the price and quality of the dinner .The room is magnifiscent.WWe never feel disapoited when we vivst.
The biggest negative is the wine list.Its overpriced ,narrow and too expensive .More than 85% of the wines are priced over $100 and that number would be on the cheap side.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable experience
Very enjoyable experience in a wonderful room. Food, drinks and atmosphere ere just right. We had a group of seven seated at a comfortable table off to the side. While the room was full it was easy for all of us to hear each other. We look forward to returning.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Swing-era Supper club
We booked our reservations for a Saturday night, and got an unexpected treat. On Sundays, the restaurant is transformed into The Cicada Club, a swanky supper club, complete with a live, swing band. People dress up in period clothes to dine and dance. Due to the place hosting a private event, the club was put on on Saturday that week. We didn't know, so we were quite surprised and a little perplexed to see all the costumed people when we arrived, NOT in costume! Despite this, we had a great time. The food was presented beautifully and my steak was cooked to perfection. Be advised, there is a $20 cover charge for the club, which the management waived for us, since we weren't made aware ahead of time about the club switching days.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a special occasion!
It is very much on the expensive side, but the food was extremely good, the service was very good, and the ambiance was very cool. The 20's Art Deco interior and music really set the scene for a romantic evening.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. It was our first time back since we had our wedding there five years ago. Another wonderful memory!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Elegant, two-story dining
Elegant, two-story dining room, with an upstairs bar and dance lounge, all with a roaring 20s decor. Food was ver;y good, particularly the gnocchi pesto. While the food is fine, and service very good, go for the atmosphere.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed wonderful food and exceptional service.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
3 year anniversary was perfect
DEFINITELY A BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT!!! Loved the ambiance and to food! Perfect soup and salad, and the sea bass was to die for!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is in a 1929 built structure and the decorations are lovely. The room is quality and the service was impeccable. The food was fabulous. If it had not been for Travelzoo's voucher I would never have known about this place. I will go back.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Dining Experience
The food was delicious, the service was simply outstanding, and the ambience was perfect! We did a 5-course TravelZoo deal: ALL of the food on the prix fixe menu was delicious! It was also great because we were each able to pick a different thing for each course, so not only was it better suited to each of our taste preferences, but we were both able to then try a little of everything. I hope you're lucky enough to get the squash soup of the day (yum!), and the gnocchi with mushroom in pesto is to die for. Generous portions on all courses, and the bass and filet mignon were both perfectly done and had amazing sauces. Wrapped up with two scrumptious desserts and some coffee. Will definitely be back to check out their Cicada Club night!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would recommend for a special
I would recommend for a special occasion or just to enjoy the dining experience. Great ambience!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely evening
Went to Cicada with my wife and we loved the place. The decor and ambience are top-notch and the food was delicious. They also served just the right amount. I had fish and it was a good-sized helping and my wife had the filet mignon and it was nicely sized as well. A beautiful restaurant.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best steak ever
Been to many fine restraunts, including maestros in Beverly Hills , but this filet was by far the best. Service was a little off, assuming because it was a travel-zoo night .Was here on a travelzoo deal. Have to assume that the service is lacking on this kind of night. Although friendly and courteous , ran out of butter and water, and nobody seemed to be concerned. Shouldn't happen at such a fine restaurant . Be carefull who you look down upon, could be a master of industry who is enjoying such a coupon . Food was truly the best I ever had, except bread ( should be hot) and potato whips lacked flavor. Steak was out of this world, and dessert was perfect (cheesecake) . Thinking about trying a band and dance night.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was very attentive and paced the meal very well. Didn't feel rushed nor were we waiting long for each course. The food was delicious. Really enjoyed the filet mignon. Would recommend the chef tasting menu.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going back in time!
Cicada is a romantic dining adventure...you feel like you are stepping into the 1930's when you go through the door. The food & service overall were excellent. It would be great to take out-of-towners here if they want to get a glance of LA 90 years ago. A fun & delightful evening!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great evening listening to twenties band and dancing. The food was very good and the service excellent. As a whole great dining experience
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Art Deco splendor
BEAUTIFUL historic building...service was impeccable. Great place for a special occasion dinner.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A downtown Los Angeles gem.
A downtown Los Angeles gem. Music for dancing provided by a live band. Food items in our party varied from good to excellent giving a "very good" overall rating. Service was "Five Star!"
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never let's me down...
Great food and not skimpy for DineLA. It was great because it has always been a favorite of mine. Very unique takes on favorites....i.e. angel pasta wrapped shrimp!!!! Crispy, savory and succulent.... Perfectly cooked creme brulee, lobster linguini....the list goes on and on...
Pricey but great for special occasions.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Stunning setting, great food!
The beautiful decor and setting of this restaurant, which preserves much of the original Art Deco ambiance, can't be beat. The food was impeccable, and the waiter made us feel like we were a welcome guest that he was delighted to receive. He encouraged us to come back - and we will!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Of course, the ambience in this restaurant is outstanding. The high ceilings and art deco are unforgettable. What was even better is that this time the food and service was excellent.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Experience at Cicada!!!
I had read many great review's of Cicada and was very impressed with overall service, food and ambiance.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a bit pricey, but definitely worth it for a special occasion. The waiters were very nice and friendly the whole entire time. They even took the time to give us a history of the restaurant. The food was amazing and we were definitely stuffed at the end.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is decorated with a 20's style vibe, very nice! Food was delicious, appetizer and dessert were excellent as well. Even the bread was awesome!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful beautiful Art Deco
Beautiful beautiful Art Deco building. Service was impeccable, Mike does an Excellent job! Food was so so.... also, not all items listed on Dinner menu on Cicada's website were offered and what was ordered, was not exact what was listed on menu as well. It's in the details... only thing I can see that can have room for improvement here is the food and prices.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and amazing ambiance
Cicada is an awesome restaurant that used to be an upscale clothing store built back in the 20s. The decor is amazing and is very elegant and has an art deco feel that you just can't replicate properly today. The service is impeccable and the food is to die for. When I went it was just a normal Friday night but I was told they also have some nights with live music and a different menu with more of a party atmosphere. This place is a definite must!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Visit
First time visit. Fantastic service. wonderful food. We will go back again. Open table has to up date the dress code statement from business casual to business attire. I was underdressed. I should have had a coat and tie to be comfortable. This is a place to dress up and have a dining experience night out.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Live music, dancing and good food. A great night in this partial theme park restuarant. We'll dress up next time....really enjoyed watching Mr and Mrs Smith (the film) the next day and reliving the restaurant backdrop. Marvellous.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were pleasantly surprised with the live 30's and 40's music, the interaction of the crowd, and the overall experience for my wife's birthday. We are never disappointed with this venue. Food was excellent, service was excellent, and the night was very enjoyable.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and staff.
Excellent service and staff. Food was excellent and had a romantic night with my partner
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Step back into the Golden Age
The Cicada is one of those great old LA clubs from the Golden Age of Hollywood, still proudly running, serving really good food and showcasing 30s and 40s music acts...this is a real hot spot for the crowd that loves to jitterbug. It's LOUD but a lot of fun...surprisingly good food for the kind of venue ...love the idea of a dress code..takes us back to a more gentile age when life was all about having fun.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM