Cicada

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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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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Go for the experience. The food is meh so don't go expecting top-notch dining.

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Very special experience

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Came in for our first time for my wife’s birthday. We got a table way in the back next to the stairs. We asked to be moved but there was nothing available. I understood but we had a so so time due to a bunch of people constantly standing right on top of us near the stairs and front entrance. That table could use another partition. I would love to come back to see it from another table but I would not recommend that table to anyone. Hope to come back soon but will definitely request any table but that one.

Thank you

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

We were a party of 10. Everyone loved it.

AK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Good food and great music. We had an opportunity to dance as well. I loved dessert

AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

À very Good surprise !!
Il faut passer la porte de cet endroit car c’est surprenant et délicieux.

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MH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a very elegant restaurant with a big band playing. The only missing was a cigarette holder and cigarette. It really feels like back in the day in an elegant way.

GD
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably THE best fine dining Italian restaurant /club in DTLA in a historic building

JK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a full experience. Ginger and her orchestra were fantastic! The bus ride over the grapevine was well worth the visit to Cicada from the Central Valley (Merced, Ca. Specifically). It would have been really nifty to get a tour of the upper rooms, if any are still decorated. Elevator ride to the Penthouse view would be worth another ticket too. Great venue, I will absolutely be back. thank you.

R
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the service was top notch. We are visiting from NYC and so glad we found this gem of a place. Ginger and the Hoosier Daddy’s played great vintage tunes

SM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cicada was just as beautiful as I imagined. It is truly a hidden gem. I just wish there were more places like this.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The place is amazing, loved everything about this establishment.

AC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delightful! The food was great the band was awesome it was very enjoyable! I am definitely coming back!

NY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

high class restaurant. The meal is very nice. As you know, this restaurant was used in the movie of Pretty Woman. If you like the movie, you should go.

GH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

We had a reservation for a Friday night and were the only dinners at the restaurant for the entire evening. This is a big place!

Guess if you come on one of the few nights they have live music, it could be fun (we sat in silence for 3.5 hours.)

The food was marginal at best. The waiter was nice.

E
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the most beautiful Art Deco restaurants and dance floors in Los Angeles. Many movies have been shot here. Coming here is an amazing experience with live bands and performances

MB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a nice venue recommended for its live music. The music and dancing was very good. The food was also very good. Service wasn’t snappy but not bad.
I would recommend this place for private parties and events. Food and cocktails are expensive for their menu offerings.

MC
Munich
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so amazing! The most beautiful Restaurant to have a Dinner & the Manager was so courteous! We are thankful for this beautiful Evening here!

TK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Unique LA experience! We came because of the location - amazing James Oviatt Building with Laulique-designed elements, as well as for the live jazz, and thoroughly enjoyed spending an evening there! and we were pleasantly surprised that the food was quite decent, and friendly and thoughtful service. We will come again!!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is really good. Had a lot of fun. Definitely Will go back

s
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Really bizarre experience. Booked for a Thursday night 8.30pm ish. Arrived to be the only diners in the place. The Cicada is big! It was random. Service and food was good but to be honest to be in this venue alone we should have been told to be given choice of sitting alone or dining in a busy restaurant!

PL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

What a great night at the cicada club! The music, the dancing, the everything was perfect. It is the greatest place to go for a birthday party, or for any reason!

BT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We saw the Jive Aces here and came early to eat. I didn’t expect the food to be any good BUT the food was outstanding! I would come eat here without any music. My Pasta with Tiger Shrimp was amazing

CO
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely worth every cent. It was the highlight to my birthday week. The food was surprisingly excellent. Richard ,
the restaurant manager could not have been more helpful or accommodating.
The only negative is that our table was on the side of the stage and right next to the band. It was awkward to watch and quite loud at times. I would have liked to have been further away from the band and more centered to the stage.
All in all it was an outstanding evening. I would go.back in a heartbeat!

SV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too few people, lack of synergy. Grand Restaurant I loved going to from the times of I’L Rex

Food was great value was good choices were limited because of fix menu

c
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

I like this place and the service and food are great. However, here's my issue: I paid $40 for a live show and another $180 for dinner and we were stuck at a table with a huge pillar between us and the band while several tables with clear views of the band were open all night. We asked for a better view and were denied. Honestly, it makes you feel like a 2nd class citizen when you take your date out for a fantastic night of food and live music, and you're unnecessarily sat at a table with no view of the band when you could have been easily moved to a table with a better view. At least 4 to 5 tables remained unoccupied and we were denied sitting at those tables because they weren't in the server's area. What kind of message does that send? Seriously. It was lame. It felt very pretentious and disrespectful and the fact that after all these years, management hasn't found a way to organize tables so everyone has a view of the band that they additionally paid for is really dumb. By the way, this was my 2nd time there and the same thing happened last time. It's almost like couples aren't respected the same as larger groups or celebrities. I won't be going back.

CC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant!
Got engaged there.
Richard & the staff couldn't have been more hospitable!
An unforgettable experience!

OT
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere. Food great. The show is amazing.

SJ
Los Angeles
5 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.

A
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.

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.

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.

RB
Orange County
14 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.

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

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.

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

Loved the music and the service!

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

AC
New York Area
3 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.

M
Orange County
13 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.

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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