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About Plateia at UCLA

Enjoy the bright flavors of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine using quality ingredients and healthy cooking techniques. Our dishes promote a healthy lifestyle with fresh, bright tastes, featuring an array of seasonal vegetables, lean proteins, seafood, whole grains and artisanal pasta, breads and cheeses. Take full advantage of the mild Southern California climate and the vibrancy of the campus with year-round al fresco patio seating.

425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Mon-Fri: 6:30am - 10:00am; Sat: 7:00am - 10:00am
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Mon–Fri: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Lounge open serving our "Weekend Menu" from 11am-close

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 794-3563

Website:
http://plateiaucla.com/

Parking Details:
Parking Structure 8 or Assisted Valet at the Luskin Conference Center

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Plateia can accommodate up to a party of 20. Parties between 12 and 20 are put on a family style menu. We require at least one week's notice to book a large group. Please email us at plateia-social@ha.ucla.edu and we would be happy to help set up your next reservation!

Plateia at UCLA Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.1

service

3.9

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4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Went before a basketball game which was at 8pm. Our reservation was for 7pm and we were out and in our seats for the start of the game. Food was satisfying. Good for people watching

Tags: People Watching, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Could not seat us, ate at the bar

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is the first time I've eaten at Plateia on a UCLA game night and I was surprised that they had a limited menu. Everything tasted great, but I was just hoping for their regular menu. I guess it helps them be more efficient when they are so packed so it makes sense. Burger was excellent.

Tags: Live Sports, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Game day menu was average

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Plateia is convenient and very modern/comfortable in design. The menu boasts locally sourced, fresh, healthy food which tasted fine....nothing special and not especially flavorful (lamb sliders were mostly bread; chicken avocado sandwich was fine, but again, nothing special). The vegetables in the Greek salad were very fresh — this was the highlight. The servers were friendly but seemed so unfamiliar with the menu that he had to go back to consult the chef on 3 separate occasions (would have been nice if he’d asked all 3 questions on the first trip back to the kitchen, right?) so our lunch lasted longer than expected but then we felt pushed to leave when the bill was dropped while we weren’t even done eating or able to consider dessert. Not the best and will probably head down to Westwood village for a nice business lunch in the future.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We arrived to find out the restaurant doesn't serve dinner on Saturday nights. You can only eat at the bar. Please make note of that with your services.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Good luck as always. There's something for everyone. The soups are always good, and there's a nice variety of small dishes and salads.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It took forever to get our meals both for dinner and for breakfast. There was a large conference going on at the hotel however that should not have affected our dinner in the restaurant. They were apologetic but it still took way too long.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Extremely disappointing service maybe because of the no tipping policy? Food was okay not great. Quite a bummer.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Salads were disappointing this time. Entrees were good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Plateia in located in the beautiful Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus. You might think it'd be somewhat institutional, but the lobby and garden look like those of a luxury hotel. The garden is a great place to have a drink. The restaurant is top-notch. Creative cuisine with some standards, the food is excellent. The service is thoughtful and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food is good, staff affable although of varying competence levels--understandable as the servers tend to be students. Most importantly, the restaurant and bar are way understaffed, and service can be slow. I like the feel of the place--the design is excellent--and will keep coming back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good as always. It's a great option for business meals if you're at UCLA.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Just lovely! For a starter we had the charred octopus and it was very tender with a smoky flavor. I had the salmon and it was delicately prepared with a crispy skin! So crisp and delicious that I saved a bite for last. I highly recommend it -- it came with fingerling potatoes and "essence of pea" which was a very sweet and smoky puree. My friend had the lamb tagine, and has been raving about how flavorful and tender it was. The only caveat is that two of our table mates had the ribeye filet, and it was so over-cooked that, regrettably, they had to send it back. Not to worry, the staff were very gracious and replaced the two dinners with properly cooked meat (and fresh plates). We all tried a different dessert and everyone was very pleased with their choice! The mousse tort was sublime, rich yet light and not cloyingly sweet.

This is a great place for leisurely and elegant dining. (Please note, if you want FAST service, this is not the place to go. Try McDonald's or In-and-Out.) Unlike some of the reviewers, I didn't think our wait for food was exceptionally long, but we also were out for an evening to celebrate with a friend. We didn't feel rushed and weren't in a rush. Beautiful ambiance, friendly and efficient wait staff. I am looking forward to returning. Thanks for the great time, Plateia!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

It was a great experience, it just takes a bit too long to get the food. Once it arrives, it is great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Plateia has tasty and affordable food, even for staff who are on a budget.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent service and great food- will recommend to everyone

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Service was a bit slow. It took them quite a while to get to our table We had to flag someone down to get service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Good experience. Service is a bit off. Food is always changing and generally good.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great value... No tipping! Lunch reviewed

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Always a wonderful experience at Plateia. Charming staff and delicious food and a perfect atmosphere for conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was just OK, nothing to write home about but fine. Service was atrocious. A different server handled every step of our meal and we waited FOREVER to order, get served and get the check. After the food was delivered, no one ever returned to ask how everything was and we all wanted more water but didn't even get offered a refill at any point. We finished our meal and sat in front of empty plates for 10 min before having to flag down a server for the bill. This is the second experience like this that I've had here and I won't be back. I love the idea of a tip free environment and am fine with paying higher prices for the food but not if service is bad. Removing the tip takes away the motivation to provide good service so I'd rather just tip.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Truly, a neighborhood gem. Imaginative dishes with fresh, quality ingredients. Service from Robert was outstanding. He is very knowledgeable about the food and the wine and a delight to talk to. There is a no tipping policy at the restaurant and there is no service charge. Prices are reasonable. You can get 2 hours of visitor parking in Structure 8 next to the restaurant location at the Luskin Conference Center for $6, otherwise it is $12 for all day. The restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere and the Conference Center is a beautiful building with wonderful original artwork on display. Have enjoyed the beet salad, lamb, short rib, salmon and burger.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food was fantastic!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Unexpectedly delicious food in a beautiful setting on the UCLA campus. Would happily return for another meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Friendly service; missed the valet parking service formerly in effect. Food very good. Location convenient to work on campus.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Good food in a very pleasant atmosphere with indoor or outdoor dining option. Because it is a part of UCLA conference center, it is a "gratituity free zone"

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We had lunch at Plateia while visiting UCLA. We ordered Chicken BLT, Quattro Formaggio, Barrel Burger and Rustic Grilled Cheese. The pizza and all the sandwiches were delicious. Our server Tucker was great. We would definitely return there on our next visit.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Delightful location on the UCLA campus. Very good, but slightly overpriced, food. Not a "professional wait staff," but well intentioned.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The ambience is delightful and the staff are very nice. We waited somewhat longer than expected for someone to come by and take our order. Food is beautifully presented but portions are relatively modest. Deserts are a treat but are also small enough that one doesn't feel guilty having them.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2017

As someone who loves the place, I wish they would do small plates outside and drinks in summer. Also, the selection is getting a little boring after so long. Maybe a few seasonal changes?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great lunch on the patio.
Nicoise was delicious!
Make reservations in advance!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Second time visiting this great restaurant.Both times prior to the theatre.Great salads,too much for one person.Main courses both times delicious,we had scallops and salmon.
Wonderful ice cream,just one scoop,great flavors.
And the great thing is that tip is included.
We'll go back there again and again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful variety and exquisite taste Temptations. Staff super attentive and friendly. Plateia is a true gem not to be missed!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Dined here several times. Would like to see a more updates and innovation, but overall a good spot to grab dinner before going to Royce Hall events.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Best dining option on the UCLA campus. Odd though that we couldn't get a noon reservation so we took 12:30. Yet at 12:30 the place was virtually empty. Wheat happened to all those noon diners?

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Both the lamb and the duck-breast (requested "medium rare") were over-cooked (came well done).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2017

A convenient place to get a good meal on campus. The service was friendly, the hostess was accommodating, and the food is good and varied. The olive bread gets high marks!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Beautiful place, wonderful food, great service. You forget you're on a university campus!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

My husband and I had a lovely dinner. Both of our entrees were delicious with a wonderful blending of spices. Service was very good. The only downside was the music was too loud and made talking together difficult. We will return for sure.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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