Cleo - Hollywood

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Mediterranean

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At Cleo, guests become friends and a night out becomes a lifetime memory. Cleo brings friends together to share in a celebration of eclectic Mediterranean dishes that reflect a kaleidoscope of tapestries, influences, styles and cuisines only witnessed in this vibrant region of the world. Cleo invites friends to share, dare, and dine on thoughtfully composed fish-driven concepts, cocktails, as well as the core dishes that Cleo is notoriously known for. Inspired by centuries-old recipes and reimagined in an inventive and modern interpretation, Cleo guests come back for the enchanting atmosphere, clever cuisine and impeccable service. The newly evolved Mediterranean concept of Cleo leads the way of a new dining experience where classic mezze meets sustainable and local seafood featuring dishes from across the region.
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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time since remodel reopening. Very very loud. Menu much less diverse and less interesting. Food still very good.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Bastardized version of Mediterranean. New menu is nothing like the old Cleo.

W
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for dinner before watching a show at the Pantages Theater. The ambiance was nice, the food was very good (but the portions are small), the service was excellent, the prices were a little high, but you get a 15% discount if you're going to see a show at the Pantages. Overall a good place to have a nice quiet dinner before the show. I recommend it!

a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambiance, the food and the service. The waitress was very accommodating. If you go on your birthday they let you smash a plate.

B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food quality was excellent. The attentive service was outstanding.

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

At first the service was terrible, I think there was a slight mixup between the waiters, my group was sitting unattended for about 30 minutes. However, someone did come to wait on us after and he was very polite and apologetic. His service was outstanding and it made up for everything.

H
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough good things regarding our experience at Cleo. It was our 20th wedding anniversary and I called ahead of time to order a plate that normally takes a longer time to prepare than we had. The manager and Zoe and Alice were so incredibly kind and helpful with several interactions over a three phone calls. They allowed us to order and served us immediately when we arrived. And then in celebration of our anniversary, we were treated to complimentary glasses of champagne. Thank you Cleo! You left a very personable and classy impression, making our special night even more special.

A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A very fantastic menu for all palettes. The food and drinks were amazing and delicious. Several options to choose from and they are very good at ensuring you can make the showing across the street.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post Theater dinner

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Too noisy. Excellent food and service. They did not offer bread, we asked for it.

The rest was great!

u
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so tasty - we loved everything we ordered - a fun dinner for my Canadian guests, thank you!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Birthday Dinner

OT
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress was rushing she had too many tables to attend

DA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The new Cleo in Hollywood has currently a small menu with very limited plant based options. Also, now when you order the hummus it comes with only 3 pieces of bread. The crudite vegetables is also disappointing - plain cauliflower mixed with onions and julienne red peppers, that’s it. Will not go back.

OT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Cleo’s has much better food before and place looked a lot better also. Not sure what this remodel was all about but instead of improvement, the place lost its charm. Sorry Cleo’s but not sure if I will return again.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Low quality food. Small portions.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was magnificent! I had my birthday dinner here with a party of 14. Not only did they accommodate my extra guest, the service was top notch and the food came out very fast. There is communal style eating and the portions are fantastic. The eggplant chips, Brussel sprouts, asparagus, and paella were to die for. And we absolutely fell in love with the drinks. I thoroughly enjoyed my day due to the wait staff here. SN: please know in advance, parking across the street was more expensive than the friendly valet they offer

OG
Minneapolis
51 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous Mediterranean food with imagination. Get the Turkish shrimp and oh my goodness, is their pita (homemade and hot) FABULOUS> but for a party of 7, only 3? Come on guys, just bring out one for each person, we had to reorder 3 times. (they are small) Great staff.

KL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was on point but the food was overpriced and flavor did not seem unique for what we paid. The crispy chicken just tasted like chicken soaked in oil and the calamari felt like something you could have ordered at Applebee’s. Overall disappointing taste experience.

E
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - not much for vegetarians/vegans but there is an 'off the menu' mushroom pita wrap that is pretty good. Personally didn't think the 'Hollywood' pricing matched the food (the food was solid Mediterranean food but nothing fancy) but the ambiance was mellow and beautiful.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Dined here with family after touring the area. Our waitress made some great suggestions including the trio of dips and grilled octopus. The octopus was grilled just right, tender and flavorful. My children enjoyed it. We also shared the mixed grill platter and chose the herb couscous and Greek fries as out two sides. All the meats were tender and flavorful with the trio of dips (garlic aioli, house-made harissa, and a type of tomato relish) highlighting each meat. We finished with the dessert mezze of which we loved the Greek yogurt ice cream with sour cherries and zeppole with a berry sauce and pistachio sauce our favorites.

LP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Good food, great ambience. Would come back and recommend.

OT
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The hummus came out frozen, but they took it back and replaced it. We were in a rush to make a show at the Hollywood Bowl and they were great about it!

SS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We used to come to Cleo once a week and it was always amazing / they have just re-opened and are having growing pains. The manager, Alison, is absolutely first class and we believe that she will get the restaurant back on track. The cocktails are over priced at $18 - the competitors are in the 12-14 range and the food has gone up in price and down in size. Once they have corrected their re-opening issues we will be regular customers, but only if they get their prices in line with their old prices and everyone elses.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pantages show

p
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We were excited to come here due to the interesting menu and the convenience of being so near the Pantages. The service was good and the food was pretty good, but the prices didn't seem to match the value. Entrees were high priced and totally without any additions, vegetables or sides. So by the time you put together a meal, it was extremely pricey for what it was-- good, but not so memorable that I'd want to come back. We had fish that we were told was "fresh," but it just was OK. Also, as the time got closer to theater time, it was extremely noisy which always detracts from a relaxed meal.

H
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Order the fish! The fish was the best part of our meal. The service was wonderful. Our lovely server was attentive without being intrusive.

SE
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

They were out of the food I really wanted at 6pm, it was overpriced for food that didn’t wow us. It was decent food, server was sweet, and ambiance is nice. It seemed better before they remodeled.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Wish there were more vegetarian options

CP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We were disappointed with the re-opening. We waited a long time for our food, then it came without much time between dishes. We did shared plates - most portions were in three's - shared servings should be in two's or four's. Noise level was insane. There were a couple big groups and their noise affected the rest of the diners. Our server was not very attentive and a request for a different table, away from the loud groups was not granted even though there were lots of other tables available. Did not feel welcome and also, this reservation didn't earn any open table points - why should I go back?

J
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I went before they remodeled and just went this week. I remember the food was really good back then but it was not so. It was so salty that i could not enjoy the food at all.

ES
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

So excited to go back to Cleo, which had been one of our favorites. It’s been open 5 weeks, so maybe there are weaknesses. Reservation was at 6:30, we were seated at 7. Hostess makes excuses saying that people are lingering at their tables. Restaurants know how to book, so that you aren’t kept waiting. Menu has some old favorites and is now more seafood oriented. We ordered just appetizers: 3 dips with pita, pita was hot and delicious but had a lot of salt on it. Crispy eggplant, salty.
Calamari was soggy and bland, octopus was so chewy that two of us spit it out, spicy cigars were dry and salty. Salad was good.
At the old Redbury Hotel, you parked in the parking lot with valet parking. Now there is a valet sign right in front of Cleo, no mention of price nor a sign indicating that there is no validation.
$20 to valet.

It was a great restaurant before they closed it. Sadly, that Cleo is no more. Will not be returning.

ML
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location before going to Pantages. Portions were large (we got the rock fish and sides of couscous, rice, all of which we should have shared and would have much preferred our server to have suggested it). Also got brussels and asparagus which were easily shareable, and the trio of dips which was delightful (need to ask for more bread). I had a Green Envy cocktail which was refreshing and strong.

RN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

The place is unbearably loud, which prohibits conversation even with someone just two feet away. No one should be yelling across their dinner to be heard. Service was excellent and a nice setting otherwise. Lamb tagine was superb. Food & drinks overpriced. I will not return.

BH
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal & service. The whole red snapper was an outstanding entree! Artichokes & asparagus seasoned well. Only downfall is the noise level.

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

100% all around! Great service! Delicious food! We ordered crispy eggplant chips and saffron paella.

S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I thought the prices did not match the value of the experience. Food was fresh and tasty but did not wow me and the portions were small for the price. I find Jaffa better value and has more of a wow factor. The server was ok but again did not wow me. There was another server in a different section that seemed to be far more hospitable and charming, so I see there is such service there. The hosts were efficient. The manager was attentive and did a couple of table visits. One to replace our wine that had a fly in it. He noticed that and that impressed us. It was little wonder that the place was quiet from 6pm to 8pm on a Thursday night.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Solid meal. Half the lightbulbs in the place were burned out. Kind of strange. Glad you’re open again. Paella was great!

Jason

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food the only thing that lacked was our server. Once we placed our order we only saw him once and would have to grab his attention.

G
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We came here before a show at the Pantages. It’s a fairly small dining area and a little tight squeezing into a booth. Service was excellent! Food was good too. We were a party of 4 and we split the meat mezzo mixed grill. Meat was flavorful. We also ordered the prime beef shish kebab, the trio of dips, and the crunchy squash blossoms. All good. It’s a bit pricey but to be expected in this area. Convenient if you’re looking for a dinner place before a Pantages show.

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