Cleo - Third St - SBE

4.5
157 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Cleo Third Street, located within The Orlando Hotel in West Hollywood, is at the epicenter of Los Angeles' shopping and dining scene. The award-winning restaurant concept offers a warm, social setting for dining on shareable dishes that combine local flavors with modern accents, inspired by the diverse cultures found along the Mediterranean - all paired with an inventive list of signature craft-cocktails. The restaurant features a stunning mural, bustling dining room, and takeaway window, making it the perfect destination for any meal or occasion.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(323) 579-1600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Danny Elmaleh
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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.
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Cross street
3rd & Orlando
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for Cleo guests.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Whether you are planning an intimate dinner for friends, a corporate luncheon, or an extravagant soirée, Cleo can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 157 People Are Saying
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RN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Appetizers and main course were excellent - skip the baklava dessert however.

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

they need more server for saturday brunch, only 2 working and there must be an event at the bar, so service is not good and kitchen very slow

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TZ
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food but way too $$ for what you get. Great service. Good wine list.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal. Our server was nice and on top of my drink. He made menu suggestions. Would come back again and again

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Awful! Kept getting items we didn't order. One of our appetizer dishes ordered at the very beginning didn't arrive until the very end of our meal until upon asking why we didn't receive it. Charged twice for one dish and charged extra for bread which was supposed to be free. Upon complaining about the faulty service and erroneous bill the Manager, Teodora assured that I would get a refund but had to email accounting since her system couldn't process the refund. I emailed the accounting per her instructions and copied her on the email and It's been over a week and I never received a refund and was charged. Disgusting!! Avoid Cleo at all costs unless you want to pay hundreds for heated pita bread and basic hummus, yogurt, etc. Overpriced for below mediocre service and food.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Mediterranean food. Authentic and delicious plates to share! Highly recommend?

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We felt like we were being rushed to order and once ordered felt like we were being rushed to leave

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food arrived too fast, we were 5 ppl and finished dinner in less then an hour. We got the food before the drinks, felt like they just want to get rid of us.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is amazing!!!!! Wish the location in downtown was still open :(

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is always excellent here but the service is very inconsistent. Drinks took forever because apparently there was only 1 bartender working on a Sunday night which sounds absolutely absurd to me. Will definitely continue to dine here but don't be expecting even 4 Star service.

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e
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The food is very average for this category of food type, and its over price for this type of food and quality i think the idea was good but got lost in the process trying to make to much money to fast for fast food as this.

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s
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and service here are excellent. The main drawback is the more limited menu offerings compared to the original on Vine.

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S
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was delicious but the service was terrible...it was also so noisy that my husband and I couldn’t even have a conversation..and to top that off- there was a couple just about having sex at their table and no one said anything to them- very inappropriate! That is the last time I will go back there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I didn’t like a dish at all. I took one bite and sent it back. It was over cooked and tasted gross. They still billed us for it which was not cool. The rest of the food was good though.

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SK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Truly enjoy this place but goodness the service is painfully slow:/ Writing this to help!

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KK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Cleo Tested 4 times: Terrible Service That Can Ruin The Whole Experience
My wife and I eat out with clients, friends and family several times a month in the Beverly Hills/West Hollywood area. As great as the restaurant scene is in LA, we sometimes get a little bored with the classic California cuisine. When Cleo opened on third street we were so excited by the menu offering and we couldn't wait to eat there. Sad to say, though, our first experience of Cleo was a big letdown in terms of table service, meals coming to the table late and the waiters not knowing what to do. However, we were willing to write off that first experience as a new restaurant that just needs to work out the kinks. We have since gone back to Cleo three more times and, sad to say, the lack of service just keeps getting worse.

We are pretty easy going and our tolerance for restaurant pain is quite high, but Cleo takes the cake in terms of disappointing service. Each time we go there our food courses never come out on time, nor do we seem to get all the items we ordered. We have had to check with the waiters two and three times to make sure we get the falafels or some other key item. They usually tell us they forgot to put them in and that they'll be out in a just a few minutes, but we still don't get our food until the very end. Perhaps thats a kitchen problem, but its the waiter's job to keep the patrons aware of what's going on. It is not the guests job to keep reminding the waiters of food they ordered. The dirty plates often sit on the tables for long lengths of time and the drink glasses sit empty, even though you might want more to drink. Some of the waiter's attitudes are pretty negative and uncivil, but I would not put the blame on the waiters as much as I would management. The food is hit or miss. (Get the hummus, but don't eat the seafood!) All said, I can not recommend this restaurants to my clients, friends or family. I wish Cleo best of luck in getting things fixed.

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GP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Favorite dishes were the Brussels sprouts and the snapper. Portions on the smaller side. Flavors were very good. Biggest criticism was the valet parking - $12, and right next the valet was $7.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The music was very loud and we asked them to turn it down and they did.
Food was great.
Service was very good but a little slow.

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was some what disappointed because I was looking forward to going here and it wasn't what I was expecting. I might give it another try but only for happy hour.

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IS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

While the food was spectacular , the service was horrible. We had a reservation here for the first time. We were very dressed up and was seated at this tiny table that I would never classify as a dinner table. We then requested for another table. The host then leaves says she’s going to return and does not do that. We had to chase after her. Finally she says , sit anywhere you want so we did that. Then it took forever to get a server to come over and then they take our drink order but then we were given no menus. So then we had to flag another server for the menu. It took forever by the time we ordered and actually had dinner. The food was the only thing that made up for the experience . Very disappointing. If I were to go again, I would not recommend the location on 3rd st. I would go to Hollywood.

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MK
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

They ruined my birthday dinner. The service was so terrible. They did not bring out the food with the sides that it came with and left half the order off. We sat for three hours and still everything came out wrong. The manager half way through sent us out a complimentary bottle of champagne but even so they botched the rest of dinner. In the end, he was so embarrassed he comped the entire bill. I appreciated that but still nevertheless with so many restaurants in LA, please do not choose Cleo for any special occasions. You will most likely be disappointed.

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R
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly an incredible dining experience. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

The serving of food was really SLOW!

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A
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fine food and excellent service

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We went on a double date and shared lots of small plates. The food was excellent. The service wasn’t up to standard - our water was never refilled and we weren’t warned about last call on drinks. It seemed our waitress might have been new to waiting tables or perhaps just a little checked out.

The ambiance of this place is a lot better than the other location; I thought that place’s decor was over the top and tacky.

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TG
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the menu. And service was great.

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D
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful! Highly recommend! Had fun! A+++++++++

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you!Very Very tasty!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and delicious!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is Magical!!! The Food is amazing and the ambiance is perfect if you want to take a date or actually it’d be perfect for any occasion. The staff is great and very helpful. If you come here you will not be disappointed!!

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g
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The crispy artichoke hummus with the fresh homemade bread was phenomenal. Great fun cocktails as well

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

For a party of 12 setting in hight table was uncomfortable

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Too slow service. Food okay

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L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Not impressed. This place used to be the Churchill and was so much more fun, lively, and welcoming. Now the tables are so close together, the service is horrible. A $16 drink was served to us in a glass the size of a shot glass. Ridiculously overpriced, save yourself time and money.

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a
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing. Hollywood location was great but now it's so close to home. The artichoke hummus, babaganoush, Greek salad and lebaneh never disappoint. Also recommend the tandoori chicken and saffron chicken.

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MH
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Cleo is not what it was in the past since they have changed their menu. I’ve been to the Miami Cleo and this location in the last two months and chain wide they’re the same. The ambiance is lacking, food is not great anymore and I don’t think this restaurant chain will be in business in the next three years! Would no longer recommend!!!!

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SP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We ordered a variety of small dishes. They were all delicious. Noteworthy was the Brussels sprouts and the chicken tangin. Will definitely return again.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation only to be told the owner of SBE was coming and couldn’t have our table. Very rude greeting and I wouldn’t recommend this place due to this shady behavior.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was very good but service needs to be better

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only thing I would suggest is to have the same menu options as the other locations. Especially when the vine location is closed.

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