Cleo - Hollywood
Waitress was rushing she had too many tables to attend
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.
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.
Low quality food. Small portions.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent service. Good food, great ambience. Would come back and recommend.
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!
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.
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.
Order the fish! The fish was the best part of our meal. The service was wonderful. Our lovely server was attentive without being intrusive.
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.
Wish there were more vegetarian options
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful meal & service. The whole red snapper was an outstanding entree! Artichokes & asparagus seasoned well. Only downfall is the noise level.
100% all around! Great service! Delicious food! We ordered crispy eggplant chips and saffron paella.
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.
Solid meal. Half the lightbulbs in the place were burned out. Kind of strange. Glad you’re open again. Paella was great!
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.
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.
We did not like their new menu. They took off the best of the old.
to be honest the service was ok but the food was not worth the money we paid!!
it was ok but no good or great!
We didn’t like the food, not something our taste buds enjoyed
Great food and got us out in time for theater!
Sadly the old menu was missed and was superb I can’t understand the change. Everyone I know who frequented Cleo in the past raved.
The food was mediocre
The place was beautiful and therefore wasted on this menu that was lackluster and lacking in so many ways.
Servers were very pleasant however not very attentive especially when it was not busy
Support staff were more attentive
Old menu was so much better. New chef and new menu completely. The old menu was a lot more Mediterranean. We were so excited about the reopening but so devastated that the good old Cleo was no more. Very expensive for a few vegetables that we ate.
Food was good. Not exceptional. Acoustics are not good, hard to talk over other conversations. Server was lovely but our entrees took a long time to arrive and were delivered at different times. Like 30 minutes apart.
Good food, beautiful setting, great service. I would definitely return!
Very nice, great service and food was very good
I loved Cleo before its new ownership and menu change. This was our go-to place before seeing a show at Pantages. The prices are higher, the food was nowhere near as good as it used to be and the favorites that I would return for are all off the menu now. Unfortunately, we will not be returning.
I tried two entrees after sending one back. I was disappointed in both.
I won’t be going back. Dirty bathrooms, poor hostesses, mediocre food and service.