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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
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Live Music (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fun (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Casual (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on October 7, 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 7, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 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 13, 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
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 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
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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food5
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 (Houston)·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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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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
 (San Francisco)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife and I went there for Valentines day dinner and it was a fixed menu that was not in any way worth $100.00 dollars a plate.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day can be tough for restaurants to shine but the food and service didn't disappoint. Four course dinner was a very good value and service was terrific! Beautiful, historic site made for a memorable eving. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We loved the food & atmosphere. Our waiter was very good & knowledgeable about the history of the building. Great Valentines dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and my out of town relatives loved it!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Absolutely amazing I had a wonderful birthday. I will definitely be coming back

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Romantic, Live Sports, Casual, Cozy, Great Beer, Vegan, Fun, Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Disabled Access, Authentic, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2017

This restaurant is beautiful inside. You feel like there is so much history. Our waiter shared a fun story from the past and we left feeling nostalgic. The food was amazing and they had a great wine selection.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The food and ambience were great. The desserts were delicious! My cocktail drink was made exactly how I ordered it, (SideCar). I know what the menu and prices were before we made reservations. However, our waiter was a bit impatient; in regards to our bill. A total of 18 and being the first time out in a group that large for some was a challenge.

Also, the restaurant closed too early.

Overall, we loved every minute of our time there. The rest of your staff were gracious and accommodating.

Thank you for a lovely evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2016

On arrival, the historic building and vintage Los Angeles Art Deco glamor set the upscale dining experience tone for the evening, while the down-to-earth, relatable, professional staff add an inviting warmth that usher you in to what will be a mouth-wateringly delicious, thoroughly satisfying dining experience--one that will make you grateful you chose Cicada. My wife and I chose Cicada for our third wedding anniversary dinner, and it did not disappoint! The cocktails were artfully crafted, potent and quite simply superb. We went on a Wednesday, which may explain the rather spare number of guests in the quiet dining room, but the very healthy number of lively, after-work guests at the secluded upstairs bar. If the 5-star reputation inclines you to believe it far too upscale to be a comfortable, enjoyable evening, time to adjust those misconceptions. GO! NOW!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 6, 2016

The food is absolutely delicious!! Service is first class too.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Absolutely one of my favorite places. Looking forward to our next visi 💜

Tags: Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Vegan, People Watching, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Live Music, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Outstanding Value, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2016

The ambience can't be beat! Historic, lively, beautiful venue! The cocktails are good, the food is good, but the atmosphere will leave you begging for more!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2016

The nostalgia feel was fantastic. Enjoyed the dancing and feel of the times gone by. The food was great and a fun time to dress in period. We plan to go again before long. We live 100 miles away and it is well worth the travel time. Matthew our server was well versed in the history of this place. We would ask for him the next time we dine here.

Tags: Live Music, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Like stepping into another era. Absolutely beautiful room, great music, fun vibe, terrific food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Lovely evening!

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