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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Create new memories this holiday season over a special Friendsgiving Feast at Cleo available now through Thanksgiving.

You can also let us do the cooking this Thanksgiving Day – Cleo style! Join us on Thursday, November 23th for our annual Cleopatra’s Feast.

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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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (96)
Tapas (78)
Creative Cuisine (74)
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Special Occasion (61)
Good for a Date (59)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Handcrafted Cocktails (43)
Good Vegetarian Options (40)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Fun (37)
Hot Spot (37)
Good for Groups (35)
Worth the Drive (33)
Authentic (30)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Romantic (26)
People Watching (25)
Casual (22)
Tasting Menu (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Healthy (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Late-night Find (14)
Vegan (14)
Business Meals (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Spicy (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Cozy (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Organic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great Beer (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Great service great food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant is way too loud; food ok, nothing to go out of your way for. Service less than ok

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent pre theater venue. Delicious Mediterranean food, romantic atmosphere and excellent, professional service.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

An unexpectedly pleasant experience. We, like most of the reviewers here, were going to see Hamilton, and we found Cleo on Open Table. We weren't expecting too much given the neighborhood and its proximity to the Pantages.

Victoria, our server, asked if we had to make Hamilton. She then walked us through the menu and suggested sharing about four or so dishes. My wife ordered the moussakah and brussels sprouts and I ordered the hanger steak and sausage flatbread. All excellent.

For dessert Victoria suggested the baklava. Basically for two, it also included four different types of cookies.

The only downside is it is a little noisy because it is quite a large restaurant. But great food, great service. Good value.

We'll be back.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was delicious. David is very accommodating and fast. We ate and made it on time to watch the show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We were going to see Hamilton at the Pantages, only a block away. So Cleo was very convenient. The small dishes were delicious — Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, babaganoush, hummus, etc. Light and all very tasty.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food here is always excellent. The service is great and they are wonderful about keeping in mind the fact that you are going to the theatre.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Highly recommend!! Loved the whole experience! It’s a must.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, People Watching, Tapas
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was delicious, however, the portions were very small.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service, food came fast and made it to our performance in plenty of time. Perfect location for the Pantages. Loved everything we had.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious again. A favorite spot, whether going to the theater or not. The only disappointing part is the dessert menu - only 3 items and very limited. The good news we were pretty full from the yummy dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Every dish we had was very tasty. Perfect dinner spot before the theater...

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The mixed drinks and most of the tapas were excellent - I felt the moussaka was a little too cheesy - it tasted more like an Italian dish. All other moussaka I have eaten before had less than half of the cheese than this one. Other than that the food, ambience, drinks, and service were great!

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Flavorful food and outstanding wait staff. They seem to work as a team so that you do not need to while you dine- whether at the bar or designated table we felt we were in great care and the food was extremely tasty. Love Cleo Hollyworrd.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our experience was wonderful. We were going to theater and the service was perfectly timed. Food was great

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I chose this restaurant because it was near the Pantages Theatre and we had tickets for a show. I had never been there before and based my decision on the reviews and the type of food. Middle Eastern Tapas - who knew? The three of us picked 3-4 plates each and every one hit all the right notes! What a great way to try a lot of different things, from mushrooms to roasted cauliflower. Every taste was different and distinct. Very vegetarian and celiac friendly. Service was quite attentive. They have fancy delicious cocktails too! I only wish we lived closer; we would go there often!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

All our dinner food and service were terrific. Dessert was TERRIBLE! Ordered baklava. Got a plate of tasteless, dried out cookies—3 small bites were supposed to be baklava. They were dry, flat, hard. A very poor presentation. Very disappointing. So just enjoy the food and go to pie hole for dessert!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Delicious food family-style and fun cocktails. Particularly loved the borek and the brussels sprouts.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Vegan, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fun place!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We arrived at 5:30 for pre Hamilton dinner. Dishes came quickly and ordering more dishes was easy.
Brussel sprouts ordered multiple times. Delicious. Everything we had was enjoyed by all. Would definitely go again. By the time we left, about 7 ish, it was packed.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was very flavorful, and our server was very entertaining. We went before a show at the Pantages, and it was perfect. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Pre-show dinner. Great time, prompt service. Only annoying factor that put a damper on the evening was that service tried to seat my group of ethnic individuals at a table in the bar when there were plenty of empty, desirable tables in the main dining room. Would have otherwise been a great experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a show to get to (and they knew). All of our food came out at once except the falafel. I waited and waited to eat since the meal was sort of based around them. Nobody told us the fryer was behind but a good 20-25 minutes later they came out — pretty lame since we had to leave for the show in 5 minutes.. I would have cancelled them if I had known. Communication is key. It’s pricey, but great food and cocktails.

Tags: Vegan
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Definitely a convenient fun place to dine before going to the Pantages!
Highly Recommend it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was great, and plenty of it. Though a bit pricey, we loved the experience, and will come back.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

One of my best new find this year..

Everything from my server Chad (v.knowledgable, kind, funny,professional) to the great food, was just perfect..they even brought out two dessert for my wife's birthday..that was really a nice touch!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Delicious food. Great variety. Excellent quality. Good service. Fun time to share different menu items. Good wine selection. Outstanding evening before the theater.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I love the food here. Great variety of delicious tapas. Great drink menu, too. Perfect if you are seeing a show at the Pantages.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Repeatedly the best restaurant experience every time I return to Cleo

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Perfect for pre-show dinner. Great variety of dishes to share with friends.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great waiter and yummy food -- plates to share. Brussel sprouts lived up to their reputation!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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