Cicada

4.5
805 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Admission tickets are required for guests with or without a dinner purchase. We welcome guests with proof of full vaccination. Dress code: Coats or vests (tie optional) for men, evening wear for ladies. Photo ID required. 21 and over, please.

ABOUT THE CICADA RESTAURANT AND CLUB: On special nights Thursday through Sunday, travel back in time to a 1940's style nightclub featuring fine dining, live music, and dancing. 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. 15,000 square feet - ideal for your wedding, special event, and private party.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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Lawrence
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem, a venue to remember, a landmark, and an icon, all wrapped in quality comfort, music and cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phat Cat Swinger was awesome, can’t wait for the next performance at Cicada

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HPalomino
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry to disappoint you, but Cicada is not a night club, it is a time machine!
The minute we stepped in we were in awe with the Art Deco architecture, then the band started to play, there and then we knew that we had been transported to the past, to a time where people were dressed to the tee and danced to the beat of long lost songs. The food was delicious and the service unparalleled. This was our first time visiting Cicada and without a doubt, will be the first of many to come.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The entertainment was excellent, and the service impeccable

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vipDave
Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Walking thur the vintage doors you are transported back in time! They have great shows and entertainers! The food and service are good!

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LouisF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. This is the 2nd time we spend our anniversary at Cicada. Great for special occasions. The only draw back is the current order to wear face masks but that's not the restaurants fault. Difficult to dance when you're wearing a face covering.

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JonC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

They need to enforce the dress code. There were several people there in blue jeans
and tennis shoes

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vipVictor
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and branzino was very good. Music and show tops the evening

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DEBRAR
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was fantastic. Everyone in the club was wonderful. Casey was our server she was top notch.

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vipAldik
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not waste your time or money here. The staff is trained to be rude to customers and the owner is an actual psychopath. Trust me, spend your money elsewhere.

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RyanM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Valentine's Day Dinner and Dancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

I love the cicada club. I’ve been going for years to the various swing events they hold through the year. As much as I would love to just give them five stars because of how much I like that place, unfortunately the service is where there is a bit of a lapse. The drinks took fooorrrrrrreeeevvvvveeerrrrr. I had seen people walking around without a drink and then walk by like 15 minutes later with a drink and the one I had ordered nearly 20 minutes ago at my table still hadn’t arrived. I honestly felt like I would have gotten a drink faster if I had left my table and just gone to the bar. I’ve been there on extremely crowded nights and the service had never been that bad so I was very confused as to why on a night when there were still open tables why it would be so bad. I also was very upset to see that they don’t enforce the dress code the way they used to. It’s very frustrating expecting to be in an environment where men have to wear a jacket and tie and ladies need to be in cocktail dresses or some form of formal pant and then someone walks by in jeans and a leather jacket. I have seen people turned away before for jeans so I don’t know why they would allow people in now considering the site still has the dress requirements on it.

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Patty9088
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves. A little disappointed with the seating and location of our table. We made the most of it and enjoyed ourselves

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OliverH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our honeymoon dinner at the Cicada was everything we could have wished for. From the delicious lettuce wedge and tomato soup to the seafood scallop and fish special, each bite was truly memorable. The price fixe is extremely reasonable and truly a value for what we got, and I loved the tart at the end. The place was nearly empty so we had nearly the whole place to ourselves. Romantically lit with a stage and staircase that reminds us of our favorite club in SF DNA Lounge, but elegant, regal, and steeped in history. Wait staff was truly exceptional. Loved the cicada and we will be returning!

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timnina
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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

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Dbrenerdc
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Very special experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 10. Everyone loved it.

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AnnaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit this Art Deco masterpiece to dine and dance. It’s with great anticipation each time I visit.

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ALEXIS
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMikeH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipGaryD
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JesseKilgore
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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Rocco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The place is amazing, loved everything about this establishment.

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AnaC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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NobuyasuY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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GoodtableHC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience2

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.

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Elvis
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MakB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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MichelleChloe
Munich
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipTatianaK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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spencerb
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

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!

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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!

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BillT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CatherineO
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Cicada is rated 4.5 stars by 805 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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