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About Cicada

Cicada is a masterful combination of historic architecture and modern cuisine. 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 weddings, special events, and private parties.

SPECIAL CICADA CLUB NIGHTS
Usually once a week Friday-Sunday travel back in time to The Cicada Club, a vintage themed 1940's style nightclub featuring fine dining, live music and dancing . Dress code strictly enforced. Coats or vests for men, evening wear for ladies. Photo id is required. No one under 21 admitted. NOTE: Admission charge not included with dinner purchase. Buy admission tickets online or at the door.
More info and tickets: CicadaClub.com

617 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays except for private events.

Wednesday - Saturday Dinner 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Cross Street:
Between 7th & 6th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 488-9488

Website:
http://www.cicadarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
On special nights travel back in time to the Cicada Club, a vintage 1940's style nightclub featuring fine dining, live music and dancing (cover charge applies). Dress code strictly enforced. Coats or vests for men, evening wear for ladies. Photo ID is required. No one under 21 admitted.

Catering:
Cicada offers catering on site for weddings, corporate events, wrap parties, Award Show after-parties, special occasions.

Parking Details:
Valet is located in front of the restaurant on the left side of Olive Street

Public Transit:
Pershing Square Metro

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Cicada can host up to 300 for a sit-down dinner. For cocktail parties 550 and more with flow through out the event.

Cicada Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.1

Noise

Quiet

57% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Live Music (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Authentic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

Nice venue. Average food. Drinks are very good. Lots of history to the building but I wouldn’t go back to dine again if all they had was the food.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Overall nice ambience service was good too but a little disappointed by the food. Could have been better .

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·Dined 5 days ago

I thought I’d take the wife out for a nice Valentines dinner:
The food started out ok, the appetizers were actually quite decent (not $95 per person good bit, it was a first course) and then we waited for 20+ minutes for cold risotto, again that was semi-decent....then we waited at least 35 min for our main course- my wife had the Sea Bass and I had the super disappointing Short Ribs. The staff were very nice and friendly but, took way to long to get anything out of the kitchen. I went through 2 baskets of bread and an entire liter of water- I got to know the water guy, he was very cool; practically coming by our table every time I took a sip! The waiter, although he seemed nice, was absent most of the night and hardly said more than a few words the entire time.
That said, once the food made its way out, it looked pretty good on the plate. However, as good as it looked; it tasted rancid, the veggies were over cooked, and half the plate was cold. My wife’s plate, also looked good but, the vegetables were also over cooked, and the fish had more of a jerky texture than we’ve ever experienced.

I had been here a few tunes, the last time was about 2 years ago (because it’s a bit out of our normal date night budget) and expected the food would be the same. maybe there was a new chef that night ? or something awfully cruel happened. Sorely disappointed and very much dissatisfied considering the reputation of the restaurant & the price of the meal.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

$95 per person pre-fix Valentine’s dinner - waited nearly an hour for main course after the previous plate. Too late to eat by the time it arrived and I sent mine back. Manager credited the plate since I didn’t eat it. My opinion is that $95 per person for food only is at the top level of cost for a food only meal in LA and the restaurant charging that price should be operating at that level, always. Here, it was amateurish at best. Nevermind making for a bad finish to the holiday dinner.

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vip
·Dined 5 days ago

This is a beautiful location with mediocre food, drinks, and service. For the price point everything was bad. It feels like this venue rides on the beautiful historic location as an excuse to overcharge for what is effectively hotel food and hotel bar cocktails. I won't be going back.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day

Wish it was a regular menu but great !!!

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

The experience at Cicada was amazing. The server was very attentive and courteous. We were a party of eight and yet all of our dishes came out at the exact same time, which was exceptional because we all began dining at the same time. The food was delicious. We all loved our dishes. I will definetly recommend Cicada to others!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 19, 2018

I loved my experience with Cicada! I wish they had music playing

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Unless you go on a night when a band is playing prepare for an evening of awkward silence. Background music was too low

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vip
·Dined on December 20, 2017

Was sooo hot, probably 80 degrees. Food was average

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food is great, but a little pricey for the amount you get. Everything was delicious though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was decent, but our main waiter was so RUDE! The secondary wait was great but the main waiter was rude and unfriendly and was a grey cloud for my birthday..

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

I came here to celebrate my 3 year anniversary with my boyfriend and it was amazing. The atmosphere was great and the music was very good. Our server was extremely nice and the food was very fulfilling and tasteful. We are actually looking into having our wedding here because it was that good! I’d highly recommend this venue for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Extremely Romantic! Had a great time!

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vip
·Dined on November 4, 2017

terrible service. Food quality at Denny's more likely better.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The restaurant was very quiet on a Friday night. The food and decor were great though. I suppose the themed nights would be a better experience.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The restaurant was a film location of Pretty woman. Their antique interior was impressive, and food was really nice.
We didn't have chance to listen live jazz.. but it's still value to visit for dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

One of Los Angeles's BEST places to eat in the entire city. We are never let down with the excellent service, incredible food and high end formal atmosphere. Also, a very beautiful place for a lovely formal wedding! Cicada & the Oviatt building that it is in is an historical landmark for Los Angeles and is one of the very 1st Art Deco buildings built in L.A. This is a GOT TO GO SEE!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Spent dinner here with my fiancé. The music and performers were amazing and entertaining. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Couldn't get over how beautiful it is inside!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a great time enjoyed the atmosphere
The whole experience memorable. Would go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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vip
·Dined on August 10, 2017

The prices have increased a lot over the years. I do think the price point could come down a little. The food is delicious and the venue spectacular.

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vip
·Dined on August 2, 2017

Beautiful restaurant circa 1920 with amazing Art Deco interior. New chef from Milan. The food was delicious. I loved the eggplant appetizer.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent ambiance, excellent food, excellent cocktails. I would definitely go back, although it is a bit pricey. More for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was most Desirable and the service Impeccable. We are considering having my wife's 50th BD celebrations there

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·Dined on June 30, 2017

We have been looking at a number of venues for a special event later this year. After visiting and dining at Cicada we ended our search. Handsome Art Deco surroundings, delicious food and a friendly, attentive staff. An instant favorite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on June 16, 2017

I have never left a review, but I felt the need after my date. The atmosphere was great, it felt like a time machine back to the 40-50's. People were dressed up and the jazz band was great. But the food, left a lot to desire. It was very bland and did not have flavor. I normally wound't complain, but my bill was $200 plus the $30/each to get in due to the band. In total, I spent 2 hours at this place, swing music very nice but $260 was steep for food I did not enjoy. Also, I felt out of place consider me and my date were the only ones not dressed in 50's clothing; I will be back with the proper attire, but I will try something different on the menu. Great service, 3 servers for our table and someone proposed while we were there. Practice your swing dance, because most of tables got up to dance. I had a good time, with better food, I would have highly recommended it!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on May 20, 2017

Not only was Cicada visually stubbing but the service was incredible and the good was delicious. If I lived in LA I would be going back as much as possible. Amazing experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, People Watching, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on May 4, 2017

One waiter for the whole restaurant and it seems strange that they did NOT indicate we kept our reservation made on Open Table?! Very limited wine list and when we asked for information on two wines the bottles were brought to the table to view but no information provided. Food was above average but the entire experience was below par considering the wonderful restaurants within the same area of Los Angeles.

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vip
·Dined on April 15, 2017

Came here for a birthday celebration on a special night. We had no idea we would be transcended in time. The music was amazing with Jimmy Holiday performing. Everyone really gets into the cocktail/vintage dress up. The prefix menu does have an option for vegetarians which was great for me. The overall service was good, plenty of attendees. The drinks were slow to come but they did come :)
Overall we found it to be a fun experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, People Watching, Authentic
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·Dined on April 8, 2017

The well-preserved 30s decor lends a magical vibe to the entire experience. Many of the patrons are dressed in Old Hollywood style and they've pulled out all the stops. Plan on dressing up!! My server was friendly, patient and attentive, and the food was delicious. Overall it was worth every penny.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food and service were great! However, the chairs felt like they cost less than my cocktail and the entire place smelt like a public bathroom. Bare-bones the building is beautiful but they could put a lot more effort into the decor.

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vip
·Dined on February 17, 2017

Went for a birthday party and they were great about our large party. The best was Lamb Chops, a must try in LA.

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·Dined on February 17, 2017

Cicada has a wonderful Art Deco environment, and the food was delicious. A unique experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 15, 2017

This was the best meal my boyfriend and I have had in quite a while, we'll definitely be back. Amazing service as well and the restaurant is beautiful!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on February 14, 2017

worst 4 course I had.... food wasn't good from beginning to end but they did have great customer service

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·Dined on February 14, 2017

Unhappy with their Valentines Day dinner. 1) They raised the originally posted fixed price for dinner for this evening without notice. 2) Even though it was offered as a "pris fix" menu, they offered nothing,not even the most basic request, in substitution for selections that frankly, some people cannot eat. I completely understand the idea of a fixed menu for a special occasion. But come on, Cicada, you ARE A FULLY FUNCTIONING restaurant in the hospitality business. Even on a fixed menu night, you should be able to offer SOME basic substitutions for those who might not be able to eat everything you offer for dietary reasons.

I notified the manager that I could not eat the second course of risotto (it was the ONLY option as the second course) due to diet. I requested simple garden salad in substitution..nothing fancy. I was flatly refused and told it was a fixed menu. In practicing a Paleo-diet, I also could not eat the dessert course. Again, I had asked for simply some basic fruit and was denied.

Not to mention, for the raised price of $95 per person, the portions were pretty scant. Also, once I was denied and let the manager I wasn't happy, our server pretty much disappeared. Drink refills were only had by flagging down bus boys.

This is just wrong. After drinks and dinner, I spent over $300. For that amount, I would think you would be willing to offer some BASIC accommodations for those who cannot eat everything. Well, for someone who has loyally come to Cicada for years, i'll think twice about coming back. there's plenty of other fish in the sea, here in LA.

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·Dined on February 14, 2017

Service was fantastic and good was quick to arrive including champagne to welcome the guests.food and drinks reasonably priced. Will return

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing food! Service was incredible. The restaurant is beautiful highly suggest this place

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·Dined on February 14, 2017

Good food and good ambiance for Valentine's Day. Could of used a bit more service but everything else was fine.

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