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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (80)
Creative Cuisine (71)
Tapas (70)
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Good for a Date (61)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Special Occasion (49)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Fun (42)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Good for Groups (41)
Good Vegetarian Options (36)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Hot Spot (33)
Worth the Drive (28)
Authentic (25)
Romantic (25)
Casual (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Tasting Menu (24)
People Watching (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Healthy (16)
Late-night Find (16)
Business Meals (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Vegan (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Spicy (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

The eggplant was incredible, the fried chicken, scallops and falafel not so great. Nice atmosphere though. Very close to the Pantages so a great pre dinner restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Cocktails are amazing the Cucumber martini is the best !Love the food... hummus and bread to die for... Service was great ! My only complaint is We had a party of 10, and they squeezed us into a table made for 8. I had made this reservation 2 weeks prior, we took it upon ourselves to add a smaller table to make more room. Hostess was not happy. It all worked out, but please next time do not smush a party of 10 in a table for 8.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tapas
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·Dined 3 days ago

Most things we had were shockingly delicious.
We LOVED the lamb tagine, beef kabob, and cucumber yogurt.
Their falafel was mediocre and on the dry side.
I was not a fan of their lamb shawarma. Despite it being indicated as one of their more popular dishes, it was so greasy that I couldn't even eat it.
Service was very good.
The atmosphere is rather loud and the tables are crammed tightly together - so it's not as intimate/romantic as one might otherwise expect (but still fun).

Tags: Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service. Drinks were outstanding. Love this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great place to eat close to the Pantages. Menu is full of interesting small plates, very tasty. Great se vice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

This was a prrfect pre-theater dinner that had meat options for my husband, and vegan options for my daughter and me. No complaints! The food was delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 7 days ago

Restaurant overall was nice. The service was amazing- the food was below expectation and not very authentic for Mediterranean food. Really great wine list. Great place to go for a tourist in Hollywood- maybe not a place for a local with a sophisticated palette. Great for a business meeting or a group with varying food preferences- it does accommodate vegetarian and limited gluten free options.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

We went there just before a show. We ordered a number of dishes, all were quite good. My wife, a pescaterian, loved the salads and fish (branzini). They were also conscious of our time constraints. Overall a very good dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Fun, Tapas
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·Dined on January 16, 2018

I loved the place however I had only one issue. While booking reservations I had mentioned that it was my anniversary and on comments I had mentioned it would be great if you would have got me a cake on my table.Would have been a surprise for my wife.However nothing of that sort happened and nobody asked me or got me anything on my table.I delayed ordering my deserts just in case if it was a surprise.Other than that it was a lovely place with great ambience to go out for dining.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We took a Indian friend couple to dinner here. She is a fantastic cook in her own right, and even she was impressed with the flavor and quality of the food, especially the Chicken Tagine. Glad we went, and will certainly return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food - especially the whipped feta, brussel sprouts and lamb kebabs. Will definitely eat here again when visiting LA next time!

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

I read multiple reviews in advance and they capture the basics - great food to share - the Brussel sprouts are good - loved ordering multiple small plates and tasting everything. I think I'd stick to the vegetarian options next time I went. Only tried the chicken (multiple dishes) but it was more of the pressed chicken type substance which I'm not a huge fan of. My friend really liked it. Order food in small groups as they have small tables. This also gives you a chance to see how you like something before you order the next dish. If you're going to see a show at the Pantages, let them know ahead of time - they work to accommodate you. I'd definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

If you're looking for great food with a creative flair and drinks like you've never had before, Cleo is the place for you! It never disappoints and is the perfect spot before walking over to the Pantages.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great dining experience! Terrific cocktail menu (I had the Lotus Flower which was very yummy - disclaimer: I like sweet cocktails.) This place is best for groups, as the dishes are meant to be shared. I happened to be flying solo that night on account of a business trip, so I happily shared my tapas with me, myself & I. Like other reviewers, I liked the brussel sprouts. The mushrooms was great too, although after a while the strong flavors of both dishes combined became overpowering. That was solved with eating a bunch of crackers from my tuna tartare dish (which would have been better if I didn't gulp it all up when it arrived first). Overall, the dishes were a hot non-traditional take on Mediterranean food, in a delicious way.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The fried Brussels Sprouts alone are enough for me to come back repeatedly. I'll be organizing a girls' outing here soon!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We loved it! Great place to eat before a movie. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The perfect restaurant for entertaining our family from Argentina along with local family members. Service was outstanding as were the food and cocktails.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice ambiance.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service on New Years Eve was superb. But every dish we ordered was delicious especially the lamb tajine, babaganoush eggplant dip and our fav Brussels sprouts.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE! Wish The Library Bar was still open upstairs but the food is always delicious and service was low impact and efficient.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The ambiance is great, service is OK, but the food was the best part. Loved how the food comes out periodically and you can order multiple things and share. The Lamb Shawarma was so good we ordered two of them. Drinks are expensive but food prices are more reasonable than you would expect.

I would recommend to a friend and may have to go back again to try more dishes myself.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended. Open Table messed up our reservation and the manager still took care of us. We'd go again and again....

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great quick food. Great for 6pm meal& 8pm Pantages show.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was well aware of patrons attending a show at the Pantages. They made sure we were served well and quickly so we wouldn’t be late for the show.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Cleo's never disappoints. Had to get in and out quickly for Hamilton and they were on the ball. Food came out quickly and service was very attentive. The best of all is the food just continues to be extra special.

Every small dish we ordered hit the spot and just when we wanted a little more of each one of them, the next dish came and we're glad we didn't fill up. We had two starters, two entrees, a vegetable dish and the wonderful Panna Cotta dessert and was still under $75.

Can't recommend Cleo's enough. Worth coming to in Hollywood no matter what the occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Seated right away with our reservation. Service was outstanding. Our waiter explained both the way the restaurant functioned as well as eactof the food items we were interested in. The food was perfectly prepared and presented nicely. We were not rushed and made it s relaxing dinner before the Theatre.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Outstanding food and great energy from the staff.
Tasty options to discover on multiple visits.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We picked this venue because of it’s proximity to Pantages. Nice restaurant, conveniently located, food was awesome, but they were rude when they called to confirm my reservation the day before and our waitress was rude as well, at one point rolling her eyes at us when she felt we had not ordered enough food. For 6 people we started with about 10 items and later ordered about 5 more, plus 6 desserts. The bar was not open prior to our reservation so we went across the street to Wood & Vine. Much friendlier atmosphere! Will most likely go there next time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had dinner there after the Hamilton Sunday matinee show. Very convenient location to the Pantages. 2 block walking distance. We were very pleasantly surprised with how good everything was. Food, drinks & service all very nice. Will definitely visit there again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Cleo is on our rotation list. Service was ok, but the dishes we like were skimpy and their flagship dish, Brussel Sprouts (2 orders) came soggy and extra greasy, as though they are compromising taste for speed. Coffee was served, but no refills. Why we tipped, I don’t know why!

Parking was an issue. $26 compared to validation and a much lower rate for previous visits. Why we tipped, I don’t know why!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food and fun vibe. A great place to go before a show at the Pantages.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

6 pm reservation was perfect for our 8 pm curtain at Pantages! Great service, great menu! Our party of 6 enjoyed sharing and tasting all the flavors. Tagine and Moussaka were the best!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The location is beautiful. However, we were a larger party and they gave us bench seating a few people complained that it was uncomfortable. I would definitely request a different table if you get the bench seats. The food is mostly small and mid sized plates made for sharing. The signature drink, brussel sprouts and lamb with israeli cous cous are notable standouts. However the chicken skewers are bland and the duck pastry a big miss. However, the main draw back was the server. She lacked hospitality and was focused on upselling. The service was poor. As a result of her pushing and misinformation we ordered way too much food. She kept saying its not enough, I'll just make that two orders. The dishes, and there were a lot of them, were no explained. One of my guests even said that they felt like the server was scolding them for not ordering right. So while the location and most of the food was good, the seating set up and the service put a damper on the evening.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere were great but the restaurant had a terrible sewer smell that night and I’m not the only one who commented.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Had a lovely time as usual. The Brussel sprouts were outstanding. The service was exceptional.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Extremely tasty food. Very good selection. Very noisey!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Cleo’s was a fantastic location with excellent food, we loved the elegant vibe of Old Hollywood. The Cauliflower, Moussaka and Eggplant were notably tasty!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is the perfect spot to go before a show at the Pantages!!!its right around the corner! Beautiful, hip and delicious..I wish they had one in Newport Beach, I’d go ALL the time.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 19, 2017

If you want to experience some assault of your taste glands with amazing flavours, then you want to true Cleo

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Holiday party

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