Food was small tapas style.....which we prefer. Food was amazing and service was fantastic. Would definitely go back.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great mediterranean fusion
wonderful influences from Morocco, the Levant, Turkey, and Greece -- all wrapped up in a modern style.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service!
This is our 4th time to this restaurant and it never disappoints. The food is always great and the service is even better. It has a fun atmosphere with a ton of great food and mixed drinks. It is definitely a place I would recommend to anyone.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great place to eat. Food was terrific and so was the service.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites!
Cleo never disappoints. I have been 5 times and never have a left unhappy. Great upscale mediterranean/middle eastern food and fantastic cocktails. Ambiance is very retro hip but not too cool for school. Service is always excited and attentive.
some food highlights are the lamb tartar, the kibbeh and the octopus. Oh and don't forget the brussel sprouts.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and great atmosphere
The food is absolutely amazing. We had the Moussaka, chicken tajin, Brussels sprouts, beet salad, hummus dip with this AMAZING fresh baked bread (they bring you in a paper bag)... OMG my stomach just started growling and my mouth is watering just thinking about the food. They also make great cocktails/drinks and aren't stingy with the alcohol. Also cool for people watching, lots of interesting folks there... I mean, it is Hollywood after all.
Anyway, do yourself a favor and try this place. It's certain to be a good, if not great, experience.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cleo is a favorite!
Have never had a disappointing meal here. The food is fantastic!!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mediterranean Food, Tapas style. Definitely order the Mousakka
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, vibrant, and hip environment with amazing food! Every dish is wonderful and made to share! And the cocktails are fresh and delicious!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is one of my favorite spots for small plates and cocktails to start the night off. They have some many options to choose from and the portions are enough to share. My favorite is the brussel sprouts! Flashed fried with a tangy spicy dressing. Hummus is amazing, kabobs, flat bread! This is my 5th time at Cleo's, and never been disappointed. I highly recommend the clementina drink, vodka, clementine & Serrano chile what more can you ask for? Very fun & lively atmosphere.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good, but just way too much salt for us. I like salt and always use it, but it was very over salted. We told the waitress at the end and she said yes, that's true and a lot of people say the same thing. She said you can request no salt or less salt so that's good to know.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice mix of exotic and familiar
Good selection, easy to find something for every taste while trying new dishes and experimenting with flavours. Hot pita bread divine as is the dip selection!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
BBE Prix Fixe was amazing,
BBE Prix Fixe was amazing, a great value for so much delicious food. But I do not recommend the recently introduced fish kabobs.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, Fabulous Restaurant
Cleo is delicious every time we go! The food is consistently wonderful as well as the cocktails. We coincidently got the same server and she is very sweet and knowledgable. It's a fun place to celebrate a special occasion as well as just a wonderful night out!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for vegetarians!
Everything we ordered was fantastic. Make sure and order more bread, it's unbelievable. The only downside was it was so dark that I couldn't read the menu or see my food. But the food and service more than made up for that. We'll go again for sure!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my 5th time here,
This was my 5th time here, one of my favourite spots. Our first round of cocktails took a while to get to our table, we got some of the tapas first, the drinks.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Fit For A King
I have been to this restaurant a few times and I can't get enough of it. My list of favs are below.
- Brussels sprouts (the best Ive ever had)
- Scallops (which is a little more on the Spanish side than most of the dishes and its delicious)
- Beef skewer (another amazing small dish)
All in all. I have liked everything I have ordered. These are just some of my favorites.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!
The food was a gastronomical delight. One of the best Mediterranean Restaurants I have ever been to. I hate brussel sprouts but the brussel sprouts at Cleo are to die for! I would go back again just for that dish. The service was exceptional and they honored our time commitment.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Theatre Lovers Dining
The beef kabob is by far outstanding. The specialty cocktails are delicious. It was a holiday within an hours time.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ordered was
Everything we ordered was amazing! Brussels sprouts(are a MUST), ravioli, chicken and steak kabobs, mushroom flatbread etc. such a great place to bring a group and there was plenty of food so everyone could have a taste of each plate!
Use the hotel valet not the self parking because they validate parking!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place before the Pantages!
Enjoyed dinner and liked location. Food was very good! Service was slow!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pre-theater dinner
We were going to see a show at the Pantages and this is a great option. Right next to the theater parking lot and right around the corner from the theater. The food was delicious and very interesting. Cocktail menu was also interesting with slight variations to classics.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Energetic crowd. Disappointed
Energetic crowd. Disappointed with the Old Fashion that I ordered. It was too sweet and not even the right color.
My friend had to ask for a beer three times. All in all it was a great place to people watch and the food was exceptional.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hip and Happening
The restaurant is always lively for dinner and after theater cocktails although it doesn't look like a theater crowd in there. Try 2-3 dips as a starter with the homemade pita. I'm a grilled octopus fan and they do it with a nice char. Tasty. The roasted brussels Sprouts are a big hit. I loved the seasonal spinach and persimmon salad. Nice craft cocktails. Don't overlook the 2nd floor outdoor terrace where they can serve full menu.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is good. The service also. A nice crowd, good music. The Brussels sprouts are impeccable. Mediterranean at its best in Holliwood.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like tapas, you will love Cleo. If you go, try to go in a group, so you get to try more items than we did as a couple. The menu was huge and offers a few tasty twists on the normal tapas fare. The cocktails are great and they have a good selection of wine. If you're driving, try their virgin Vinebury.
My only reservation (and why they didn't get 5 stars) was the "sticky toffee pudding". What appeared was nowhere close. Molasses based (?), bitter tasting, with no hint of dates or the sweetness of a traditional sticky toffee pudding. A very disappointing end to an otherwise fabulous meal.
However, do go and have the tapas as it is fantastic! Just go elsewhere for dessert or have another cocktail instead.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
CLEO IS AMAZING HOLLYWOOD RESTAURAN
Our waitress was amazing. Caleb, our bartender, beautiful and sweet and great martinis. The food was beyond fab. The entire staff so friendly. We loved it!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Cleo at least 10 times over the past year and always have an excellent time. The brussels sprouts are absolutely fantastic, I usually have to get an order for myself. The mixed drinks, particularly the VineBury, while expensive, are not to be missed.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find!
This was a wonderful first-time experience for our party of four (when I indicate it is "good for groups" I am thinking "small" group of 4-8). We very much enjoyed all the selections we made (with a little help from our very hospitable waitress), especially the brussels sprouts, lamb shank (not on the menu, but a favorite served most days), Grilled Tuna, Beef Kebab -- delectable! In all we ordered 10 dishes including two desserts. It was a perfect amount of food prior to taking in a performance at the Pantages Theatre, just a 3-minute walk away. Also the convenience of $9 valet parking at the Redbury Hotel (where Cleo Restaurant is located) for the entire evening-- dinner and theatre -- is a big PLUS!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, Food and Friendly!
Great spot pre or post your theater visit. Food was wonderful and the service staff was very helpful in describing the dishes and how to order from their menu. Great variations of standard entrees. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone -- great experience.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Taste Sensation!
I've been to Cleo several times and tried to sample different things on each occasion because everything sounds incredibly tempting. Every dish has been truly wonderful, the brussel sprouts and beef cheek are just a couple of favorites. The decor is beautiful making the ambiance really special.. Definitely one of my favorite places in LA.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Food @ CLEO
This was our 2nd visit to Cleo and we booked an earlier time hoping for a little quieter atmosphere but the music is very loud at the restaurant. We had a Black Board Eats special which was a special prix fixe dinner. We had so many dishes that we had to bring half of it home since we had so many dishes to try. We had luscious hummus with warm flatbread ( fresh out of the oven), salad, fish kabobs with tabbouli, lamb tangine, roasted brussels sprouts and toffee sticky pudding with ice cream. What a delicious feast!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely dinner and tried lots of new things. I would definitely go back.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding small dishes!
Cleo was sensational...I was expecting over priced, with lots of attitude, and what I got instead was a truly outstanding experience in every way. This is a perfect restaurant if you are going to the Pantages Theater. Decor is ecclectic, and very cozy. They use an interesting combination of different chairs, and mismatched vintage style dishware - making it very unique and charming. The food is Mediterranean, and they serve tapas style - lots of little amazingly different little plates. Favorites: Lebanah with Feta,
Hummus and Tahini (both with some of the best warm baked bread ever), Brussels Sprouts, Mushrooms, Grilled Octopus.
Service outstanding! Definitely 5 star experience and worth going out of your way to experience it.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bold flavors and vibrant setting
Cleo specializes in Mediterranean flavors with an emphasis on the MENA region. Yes, you can get old favorites like hummus and babaganoush. But you can also get some more interesting items that are delicious and memorable. The only problem is that you end up ordering, and ordering and ordering. The small plates tease you and entice you to order more items. The Brussels sprouts are for those who aren't afraid of salt. The mushrooms, coupled with dates, make for an interesting play between sweet and savory. The htipiti is a yummy, tangy dip. The eggplant was OK - it needed more cooking to be unctuous. So dust off the platinum AMEX and have fun.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good (especially the labne with feta and pita bread). Service was a bit slow but that was fine given that we weren't in a rush. Candy bar dessert was absolutely delicious. The spices used were good. It's important to know that some of the dishes aren't prepared in the traditional manner.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you love Tapas, you'll
If you love Tapas, you'll love Cleo's. They have the best Hummus in LA and each of their plates we had were fantastic which included pork belly, Brussels sprouts and the durade fish. The specialty drinks were great and the service was attentive.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this Restaurant
This is one of my favorite restaurants. I take all of my out of town guests to this place and they are hooked. When people ask what is my favorite restaurant, I proudly say CLEO. The food is amazing, service is spectacular, drinks are always perfect, and the location is pretty cool. I love walking upstairs to the The Library after dinner for additional drinks. I would strongly recommend this restaurant. Once you go, you become hooked:)
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
great place to go before going
great place to go before going to the theater in hollywood, food is consistently excellent small plates fun for sharing
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite place to go before Pantages; however, parking is terrible. The attendant seems to make up charges as he goes along; we saw 5 people who came in for dinner get charged 5 different fees; everyone was complaining. Car took forever to get.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Staying in Hollywood and looking for a restuarant before or after the show at the Pantages? Cleo is a find. Great menu of small bites or Mediterrean type tapas. Enjoyed the hummus with the hot from the oven pita bread in a bag. Mousakka is the best I have ever had. Oysters were a big flavorful surprise. So many choices and not enough room to try all the must tries. We will be back
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
still great after 3 times
I love CLeo - especially because you can have a great dinner before going over to the Pantages which is only steps away.
The food is always amazing, service fantastic, and atmosphere buzzy and energetic.
However my only suggestion, is that they stop using those old, frayed, over used white dish towels as napkins. I was wearing all black, and the second I put that napkin on my lap (it's very dark in the restaurant so I didn't immediately notice how frayed they were), it got fabric pill (sp?) all over me!
Thankfully our server was super nice and went into the "back" to get my a black napkin.
All I ask, is that they replace those dishtowels with the nice black ones they have in the back.
Otherwise, fantastic experience as usual!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to have a long
Great place to have a long dinner over excellent food & drinks just wish some of the dishes (spicy cigars) had more then 2
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Service; Excellent Food
So this was not my first time dining at Cleo. I knew from past experience that the food was exceptional and that the room was beautiful. But what I really noticed this time is that the service is also exceptional. From the waitress who made sure the food came out quickly so that we would not be late for our show at the Pantages, to the manager who checked in twice to make sure that we were happy, it was clear that these people were not resting on their trendy laurels.
Thanks Cleo for another great evening. Can't wait to come back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite pretheatre dining
We have always gone to
Cleos pretheatre at Pantages and have always had a great meal, lots of fun, and efficient intelligent service, Sadly this was not the case at our last visit. the service was so slow we were almost late for the show- and no adjustment of the bilk was made for the desserts which were gobbled.
Would I return, yes Would I hound my server, yes,
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience at Cleo
I made a reservation at Cleo for the first night of a trip to LA. Though my husband and I were jet lagged and sleep deprived, we headed down to the restaurant. We were greeted by two friendly hostesses. We were seated at our reservation time and we had a cozy little table. Cleo is dimly lit,which I love. Decor is elegant and inviting, with a hip vibe. Lots of good times happening with girls night, couples and groups. Our server was very friendly. The food flavors were deep and complex. Loved the Brussels sprouts, lamb shawarma and mushroom flatbread. The scallops were the best I've ever had. This was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoy the Mediterranean on Vine!
Excellent cuisine, great pricing for food and wine. Very energetic vibe. Cool experience
Will be returning again AND again.
Be prepared to wait a little for a table but they try hard to honor reservation
They gave us two desserts due to our long wait, very considerate of them
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cleo is fantastic
I've thought that the "little plates" concept was played out. But I've been to Cleo twice and the concept really works there. Maybe its because the food is so good that by ordering little plates you get to try more of it!! Highlights for me are the crispy brussel sprout, the beef cheek tagine and the merguez flatbread. But every dish is fantastic. Go with a group. Then you can order even more. Cleo also has a great cocktail list. The noise level is not energetic...it's LOUD. So having a quiet intimate dinner is impossible. Love it and will be going back again!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
NEVER A BAD MEAL!
If you are one who doesn't like ONE big plate of a main course...CLEO is for you! Start with the BRUSSEL SPROUTS (Just trust me and get them!)...then the "lebaneh & Feta" for the bread; then the lamb and cous cous; then chicken tangine; and for dessert the flourless chocolate cake..
I HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD MEAL AT CLEO...AND THE BEST THING ABOUT IT...IT IS THE TASTIEST TAPAS FOOD YOU WILL EVER HAVE..and your taste buds linger with taste after you leave...
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went in a party of 2 for Thanksgiving dinner. We were greeted with a pomegranate champagne, and a mezza trio appetizer. The 3 course meal was delicious and well thought out, as well as affordable in contrast with what restaurants generally charge on a Holiday night. We had so much fun that we will make this an annual tradition. The ambiance was energetic and the cocktails impeccable. The building is very attractive as were the patrons. Dare I even say it was romantic while maintaining a festive ambiance.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM