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About Cleo - Hollywood

Named Los Angeles Magazine's "Top 10 Best New Restaurants" and OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S.”, Cleo sits at the epicenter of Hollywood glam and Mediterranean charm. The open kitchen upholds the prestige of Cleopatra herself, with the intoxicating scents of exotic spices creating mouth-watering culinary creations. Cuisine paired with striking mixology, Cleo always delivers experiences you’ll never forget.

1717 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Daily from 6pm

Cross Street:
Hollywood & Vine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 962-1711

Website:
http://www.cleorestaurant.com/

Catering:
sbe Catering offers Cleo's award-winning Mediterranean cuisine by Chef Danny Elmaleh at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties just about anywhere. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! Visit sbe.com/events or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available and validated for Cleo guests.

Public Transit:
One block west from Metro Red Line Hollywood & Vine station.

Executive Chef:
Danny Elmaleh

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
From intimate to grand, let sbe Events + Catering plan your perfect event at Cleo. Cleo accommodates up to 200 guests with on-site and off-site catering, design by famed-photographer Matthew Rolston, custom menus by Chef Danny Elmaleh, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails. Visit sbe.com/events or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.

Private Dining

From intimate to grand, let sbe Events & Catering plan your perfect event at Cleo. Cleo accommodates up to 200 guests with on-site and off-site catering, design by famed-photographer Matthew Rolston, custom menus by Chef Danny Elmaleh, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails.

Cleo - Hollywood Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (95)
Creative Cuisine (76)
Tapas (75)
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Good for a Date (61)
Special Occasion (59)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Handcrafted Cocktails (45)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for Groups (38)
Hot Spot (38)
Fun (36)
Worth the Drive (32)
Good Vegetarian Options (31)
Authentic (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
People Watching (25)
Casual (23)
Romantic (23)
Tasting Menu (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Healthy (18)
Late-night Find (18)
Bar Seating (13)
Business Meals (13)
Vegan (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Spicy (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Cozy (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Food was very tasty and surprisingly delicious... would come back but earlier.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Great option if you're headed to the pantages for a show. for $30 you can have your car valeted and waiting for you after the show ends. Food was tasty and despite being tapas style, I though the dishes were still generously sized. It is super loud inside. Like really loud. And tables are super close together. Be ready to shout your order and to hear the shouts of all the tables around you. Would definitely go again though.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was perfect service and food amazing!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tapas
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

CLEO is a very LOUD restaurant. We didnt want dead quiet but we could not talk across the table without yelling. The food and staff were very good. It served as a pre-play dinner at the Pantages but we would opt for.a different place when we go to another play in the future.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Love the environment of this restaurant and the food is great. If you arrive before 7:30, it will be noisy and crowded before people leave for the Pantages theatre. After 7:30, the music gets dialed down and the vibe is calmer. Whatever your preference, everyone at our table of 6 loved the food. This is my 2nd time here. I will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

We went to Cleo before our show at the Pantages. The cocktails were superb, we had the Vodka with basil, lime and serrano pepper. The brussel sprouts, califlower and the flat bread with merguez sausage were all amazing. So tasty.
Cleo gets busy, so I recomend reservations. Service was good and friendly, but not overly so.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with lots of options.
If you go before or after a show at the Pantages, show them your ticket for 15% off. Such a deal!!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was excellent however service was terrible. Our server had an attitude and had no concept of customer service. Not sure if I can recommend the restaurant. Told the manager the bad experience we had.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was delicious but the noise level so loud that we couldn't converse with our friends.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Took my son for his birthday after Hamilton. Two of us were vegan and with the 4 of us we tasted many plates and all were great including the falafels, grilled octopus , flatbread and mushrooms. My kids liked the beef kabab. Excellent variety and quality! Friendly service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Have visited this restaurant many times in the past. We had arrived 90 minutes ahead of a show we were to see around the corner and restaurant aware of our time constraints. Service was horrible and the food server never apologized for not getting our food in a timely fashion. We never part of our order. Manager was also notified and never bothered to compensate us for their mistake. Would not recommend this location. There ARE other choices!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Perfect place to have dinner before going to watch Hamilton at Pantages.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Server wasn't the most pleasant. I asked a food item question and she just laughed at me. She also acted as if she wanted to go home as soon as possible. Poor service. Food average.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was great! Our server was fantastic! The food was superb!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We went to the Cleo before going to Hamilton at the Pantages which is a 30 second walk. Our goal was to park prior to having dinner so we didn't have to rush and be late to the play.
It was very convenient and the food was great. The mushrooms were just Ok but the Tuna Tartare was outstanding. Nice ambience and great location for the Pantages.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We arrived prior to the Hamilton show for a birthday celebration dinner. The restaurant was extremely noisy and crowded. The food was acceptable if you like small plate dining. Our main complaint was the lack of acknowledgement of the birthday. We were asked to buy a dessert and they would only supply us with 2 candles. We have never dined at a fine restaurant that didn't provide a complimentary birthday dessert for their guests. If you are dining for a celebration you should pick another more accommodating restaurant.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Dined here before going to the Pantages --- it was great! Food, service, drinks, decor --- everything was great here!!! Highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Fun, Healthy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was a wonderful blend of seasonings and small bites allows a lot of sampling. The service was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We loved Cleo Hollywood on Tuesday, 11/28/17, and had an excellent overall dining experience. We will be back soon.
Wonderful time!!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date, Tapas
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dined there prior to attending a show at the Pantages. Hostess inquired about that particular fact so that they could make sure to keep an eye on the time. Refreshing!! Overall - the evening was very good. The place is very energetic, borderline crazy but the wait staff had it well under control. As usual in this type of restaurants the room is over crowded with small tables, very little room to the next tables. Menu is tapas style - we ordered 7or 8 (lamb, shrimp, duck, brussel sprouts etc. ) which were all - w/o exception excellent. Wait staff was very attentive and polite. The only gripe I have is the speed with which all the dishes were served. With in 5 minutes everything was on the table which made us feel rushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a lovely pre-theatre meal at Cleo's; an unusual menu consisting of a number of small very tasty dishes to share. The branzino was outstanding!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Spicy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food, great service but so noisy and some of the tables a little too close together.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing food with great ambiance. We went for the Thanksgiving "Cleopatra's Feast", and will definitely be back when we are in LA. Equally impressive food and atmosphere. I would describe it as sultry and vibrant. Perfect for a romantic evening or dinner out with a group of friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Didn’t realize it was special meal and fixed price. Menu choices were not very good.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Reservations a MUST. We had a group of 4 but found 4 seats at the bar so gave up our table. If you want a seat at the bar be there when it opens at 5:30PM. I'm glad we were at the bar; the entire restaurant was jammed. And loud. I am not sure conversation across a table would he heard. The drinks were fabulous, food wonderful, staff professional. Only issue is the noise. This is not a spot for a romantic evening or quiet conversation. But fun and we loved everything we tried.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was very good. The "background" music was way too loud. Hard to carry on a conversation. They kept delivering our food to the next table. We ordered first, other tables were served first. Had to ask where particular dishes were twice.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great time prior to seeing Hamilton. There were eight of us all together which enabled us to share a plethora of entrees, salads, appetizers, etc. Favorites included lamb sliders, fried chicken, Brussels sprouts.

We have been to Cleo now four or five times and it never fails to deliver. Park once for Cleo and the Pantsges.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food is pretty good, but quite pricey for what you get. VERY small portions even by "small plates" standard. The service was OK, but could have been friendlier. I've visited twice, both times to have dinner before going to a show at Pantages. It's very conveniently located for the theater (few minutes walk). If you want to arrive in vicinity early and miss traffic/parking problems for a show, then this is a good option.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food! The lamb chops are consistently good.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great service great food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Post-theater dinner with family booked well in advance and they didn't even seat us in the main dining room but in the hallway. Food not good enough for that treatment. Will not return.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

B-day Cleo is a great restaurant for any occasion the small plates makes it special so you can order a lot & experience the flair!!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Actually, Cleo is more like 4.5. Everything was great except when we showed up for our reservation. The place was empty except for two tables. We liked the look of a table next to where they were going to seat us, because it was high with stools. When I asked if we could sit there instead, she said there were a lot of reservations and she’d have to go ask the hostess. Like I said, there were two tables in the entire restaurant occupied. She came back a few minutes later seeming slightly annoyed. They added 4 plates to the otherwise preset table. After that, she walked over to us and said to go seat ourselves (didn’t cordially lead us to our table). What was up with her? After that little bump, all was good. Great waitress, great food and a fun place to eat. I’m a big fan of this restaurant and have been several times over the years.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We ate at Cleo before going to the Pantages Theater, which is about a half block away. Although it took a good 15 minutes before our server paid a call, once she did drinks and food arrived quickly and, without rushing the meal, we made it to the play with a good five minutes to spare. Our meal, served "family" style, consisted of 8 or nine "tapas" sized plates and was excellent. We particularly liked the fried chicken and the meatballs, although all of it was tasty. Only real complaint was too much ambient noise, but unfortunately that's true of almost all "in" restaurants today.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent food, subpar service...very slow and lacked hospitality.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Love This Restaurant Great For Dining Before The Theater In Hollywood Their Menu Has So Very Many Amazing Small Dishes To Share , Way To Many To List. Their Drinks Are One Of A Kind Service Is Good Let Your Server Know You Are Going To The Theater ALSO HAVE A Location At
LA LIVE , SURE YOU WILL GIVE IT A TRY REAL SOON . Can't Wait To Return Plus Try Something New,......

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Authentic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We chose Cleo because it was close to the Pantages. It was the best choice we could have made. Our table was ready when we arrived. There were 13 of us. The food was beautiful and delicious. It came out in a timely manner, arriving hot and fresh. I would highly recommend Cleo for any occasion.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Healthy, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great location for pre-show dinner at the Pantages. The food is excellent, the service is attentive and friendly. Excellent meal!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I went here for the first time with a group of 4. All of the food was delicious! My only complaint was the waitress bringing us the wrong order of shrimp, but she took it off the bill. She also added an extra portion of something we didn't order because the original order only came with 3 pieces. We didn't ask for that and she explained that the restaurant customarily does that to make sure everyone in the group can try it. I wish they would've asked rather than assuming we wanted an extra order, but other than that, the restaurant was great. Very yummy cocktails too.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had the opportunity to visit Cleo before seeing Hamilton at the Pantages. Cleo was recommended by a good friend as a "Must eat" restaurant. We made our reservations and when we arrived, although the restaurant was very crowded, we were seated immediately. The decor was impressive as it has a ver Art Deco feel. Most of the patrons were dressed in business casual. The menu is varied wth many small bites, otherwise know as Tapas. We ordered the Merguez sausage, Spanakopita, Dolmades, Lamb Shawarma, Octopus and Borek along with a couple of adult beverages. The food was quite delicious as were the drinks. The staff had us in and out in just over an hour to make sure we made it to our musical on time. The staff were friendly and attentive.

Tags: Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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