Cicada

4.3
813 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
On special nights Thursday through Sunday, travel back in time to a 1940's style nightclub featuring fine dining, live music, and dancing. Admission tickets required for all guests with or without dinner purchase. Dress code: Coats or vests (tie optional) for men, evening wear for ladies. Photo ID required. 21 and over, please.

Buy tickets online or at the door. More info and tickets: https://CicadaClub.com

ABOUT THE CICADA RESTAURANT AND CLUB: From the 30-foot gold leaf ceiling to the luxurious Art Deco bar and lounge, Cicada has combined 1920s elegance with contemporary design elements to create an extraordinary atmosphere. The European style is further complemented by a sophisticated Northern Italian and California fusion menu. 15,000 square feet - ideal for your wedding, special event, and private party.


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SJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Plus: service was outstanding, music was fantastic. Minus: the room was uncomfortably cold. Food was above average.

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1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Worst service ever, RUSHED through the entire dinner, reservations at 7:45 done by 8:20 AMAZING how horrible this experience was, debating about calling American Express and disputing charges.

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Z
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Be prepared to be transported back in time to the rolling 1920s as this place certainly does it right. As soon as the doorman (even dressed as if it's 1920s) opens those magical doors, you'll feel like you have just traveled back in time to an era that was glamorous and time stands still. The decor was marvelous from the dining area to the bar, the announcer was classic as can be, even the elevator operator was perfect. Everyone was kind and helpful as well as the waiters/waitresses. Eventhough I wished time stood still, it went by fast and you know the saying; time passes quickly when you are having a good time. be prepared to spend money if you are having dinner since it is a fixed dinner but it is worth it if you are into swing jazz. Dust off your best suits and glamour dresses as you will need to dress nicely as everyone else will be and you will not want to be left out.

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I was recommended this restaurant by an acquaintance. Heard really good things until I went and experienced it myself. Maybe it wasn’t a great experience because it was Valentine’s Day and perhaps they were short staffed or didn’t expect all the amount of people that went, but bottom line it was one of the worse services that I’ve had. Our main entree took about 45 minutes to arrive, we never got the dessert that we paid for and the server only came around about three times. The music was amazing though, I gotta give credit to the band that was playing that night.

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RB
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

A great place for a fun evening. We had the prix fixe menu that limited our choices. One entre was sub-par, but the rest of the food was good.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were very accommodating of our request to change tables

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LF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Cicada is a beautiful old Art Deco building and the band was very good. Both those things made for a very romantic setting for a date night. I saw the night's Valentine's Day menu online the night before and was looking forward to it. The meal left much to be desired. The first course tiger shrimp was bland and tasted like it had been sitting out for a while. The second course risotto smelled funky and also seemed lukewarm. Both my fiancé and I ordered the sea bass for our main course and it was not fresh and hers was rubbery. I will not be going back to Cicada for dinner considering the food's sub par quality. It is such a beautiful room though, so we will be back another night just to dance.

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OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the music and the service!

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SH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

an excellent experience love it! i went there with my husband to celebrate valentines days

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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was electric, there was a Swing band playing, they were really good. The food is delicious. With guests dressed in 30’s flappers dancing, it was a good night.

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M
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved Cicada...fun fabulous and ambiatic. Had a great time with the wife and her friends. The dinner even came with "extra champagne literally on me. " Well worth it...everyone was very friendly. I will return and recommend it to all adults.

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JC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience and venue are absolutely breathtaking - making for a wonderful girl's night. Although, it definitely would be great for date night or anniversary dinner. The food delectable, every dish description made my mouth water - will return to try more. The Fettucine Filet Mignon Ragout was amazing! Everyone loved the nine-pepper new york steak. My favorite was the cocktail list -creative, delicious and affordable. They serve the classics - Manhattan (my fav) and Sazerac - to your more creative Bee's Knees and Penicillin. Service was on point - attentive, friendly and well-timed! Valet parking is available, in addition to the pay structures in the area.

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PS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this place on a whim- for my fiances birthday! it was one of the most amazing experiences we have ever encountered. From the moment you walk through the door, throughout the evening , the service was absolutely perfect! the band we saw play was amazing, the dancing was even better- whether you have two left feet, or professional like some of the other couples...it was just amazing to watch everyone have fun! we both haven't stopped talking about it

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RI
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were a party of 6 for dinner, dancing and show. The occasion was my daughter's birthday. With dinner, I had two glasses of chardonnay, the others did not drink. The band was terrific, the food less than spectacular and of minor quality. The bill, including admission was about $1000.00 with tip. My advice would be to enjoy the '30's ambiance of the old Oviatt Building, the music........and skip the food.
RJ

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ER
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best vintage romance restaurant in Los Angeles. Love how we were suddenly transported to 1930s Bela Lugosi Los Angeles. Beautiful design.

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MM
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is good, drinks are excellent, but go for the architecture and ambience. Beautifully decorated

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b
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Most remarkable and beautiful room in Los Angeles, an art deco wonder.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful entertainment. Felt like I was eating dinner in the 1920s!

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JD
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration, loved this wonderful find! Service was friendly and attentive, filet mignon was so delicious, the lobster linguine and fettuccine Ragu with lobster sauce was amazing! Loved the beautiful Art Deco decor. A true gem.will back for a Saturday night event for sure ❣️

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J
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Love the Cicada Club, didn't love the food. The ambiance is great! Super deep into the art deco era. Mostly everyone came dressed that dined there except for maybe a handful. The live band was so great & energetic! The service of the waiter was great! Constantly checking up, refilling drinks, & knowledgable about the menu. What wasn't so good was the food. My chocolate dessert even had a bug that may have been stuck to a mint leaf. Overall, I would come back again but to for the music & bar, I definently wouldn't dine here.

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DF
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reviews were right on. This place was special. I went on a Friday night with 5 people. Everyone reported that their food was excellent. The service was top notch. The water was constantly full, the waiter - very attentive. That alone would have made for a terrific rating. When you factor in the ambiance of the antique looking space (Great Gatsby was filmed here), it would be hard to beat this dining experience.

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Z
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were attentive & friendly; the decor was beautiful. We came on a spontaneous date night, but Cicada would be excellent for any special occasion.

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SJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Lizzy and Triggermen were fantastic, venue is unique and we had so much fun. Meal (pre-set menu with show) was ok. We plan on going back to check out the normal menu and to enjoy the ambience. Server had disappeared for an hour - we left thinking the meal was paid via CC provided at reservation - and then he re-appeared when we got to our car.

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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Cicada following my daughter’s college graduation. We made the reservation pretty late but we were happy to see they could take us. Very unique ambience. Worth dining there just to see the place but we were very happy with the food.

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E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful 1920s Art Deco restaurant in the spirit of great fats by!

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm been blessed to have dined at some of the finest restaurants in the world and Cicada Club rates with them and better with regards to ambience and decor. We will be having my wife's 50th year celebration at this venue.

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TD
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a Saturday night and we were 1 of 3 tables in the whole place. The space is so big and having so few people inside made in uncomfortably quiet. No one came in after us and we were the last ones to leave after only an hour and a half. The room was cool, but sadly no one seems to go. The food and service were top notch though.

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G
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service. How have I never been there before? I will be back. I have significant food allergies and they were just fabulous.

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Awesome evening! Special swing dance event. Chester Whitmore orchestra was spectacular! Ambiance was unbelievable. Service outstanding, waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. All three courses were deliciously delectable! Now I can cross The Cicada Club off of my bucket list. I will be returning again.....sooner than later!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent waiter so gave us a tour of the historic building.

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NC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place service ambience food vibe you named

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d
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely restaurant. The food was great, super, interesting! Drinks and Wine were great as well. But I must say in addition to the food the service was great. Waiter did not interrupt, was there when we needed him, and did not stick around to bother.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

Very nice music and food. Highly recommend

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Terrible service, over an hour to get a drink and food arrived with still no drinks. Left due to the shocking service levels although the performance was great the venue simply couldn’t manage and even the manager was at a loss as to the poor quality waiting staff. At least Uber made $100 dollars.

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HG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome. Ambiance, service, food. Everything was amazing. Situated in an old nostalgic building with the art deco decor. I highly recommend this fine restaurant.

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D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent but other than that we were disappointed with the experience. I was here 20 years ago and loved everything about it. I realize that was a long time ago, but the venue looks very, very tired and in dire need of a refresh. It feels as if it could close down any day. For the price (over $200 for two people for dinner) the food was adequate at best. I am not a picky diner or complainer and it is very unusual for me to leave a negative review. I would not recommend Cicada for anything other than a very quiet place to have a drink.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a solid experience with a few odd moments...server pressured me to have an appetizer ‘because everyone else was..” (2 of 4 others?) he highlighted drinks ‘the ladies liked because they hid the alcohol taste.” To my 23 year old. Weird.

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T
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Art Deco ambiance. Service was very good and food was above average but a little pricey.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation but the hostess kept trying to seat us at bad tables when there were plenty of nicer tables available.

Also, the short ribs on the prix fixe menu were dry and bland.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great spot with absolutely fantastic service. The food was amazing and the ambience was perfect for our Valentine’s Day date. It is rather pricey, but a fun dinner. Again, the service was fantastic!

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