Plateia at UCLA

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Mediterranean
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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is excellent at Plateia! The staff, food, service, and ambiance! I highly recommend this place!

M
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We’ve been here many times. This time was disappointing: my squash soup was barely lukewarm and I had to flag someone to bring a spoon with which I could eat the soup; when the plates were cleared from the first course the person left one large plate one the table.

The food was good, as always, although it seems that the prices increased.

Still “the only game in town“ if attending an evening event on campus. And the setting is quite nice.

EG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

Ambiance is outstanding. We sat on the patio and it is truly a lovely space. Lighting and landscaping are beautiful!

Service horrendous. Our waiter didn't appear tableside at the usual intervals in a timely way: to welcome/greet/offer drinks; to take our order; to bring the order; to check on how is the food; to see if wanted coffee/dessert; to offer the check, etc. Because we were scheduled to attend a play with a hard start time, we grew weary of waiting for the check so my friend walked inside to track down our waiter. He told me he observed a group of waiters all standing around in a cluster inside the restaurant where there were few diners, while the patio was full of diners, with no attendance in site.

Food: fresh and flavorful. I ordered the small Greek salad with added chicken. It arrived in the tiniest of bowls and filled to the brim. Because the chicken pieces needed to be cut to bite size, it was virtually impossible to do in this overfull bowl so I asked for a dinner plate and ended up transferring the entire salad to a plate, much more practical!

RR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for lunch or dinner with friends or colleagues. Food is delicious and the staff is wonderful with an outstanding service. Highly recommend Plateia and will go back soon.

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was outstanding. Group of friends drove two hours to eat at Plateia and they all were astounded. Service was amazing, ambiance was classy and refined... 10/10!

MG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu offers a good variety of selections. All that I have tried have been excellent. The outside area is especially pleasant, assuming the weather is good.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fine on campus restaurant.

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JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plateia is truly one of the hidden gems of Los Angeles! Very elevated dishes without the elevated prices. We frequently go for lunch and dinner and they never disappoint. And the menu changes quite often which is great. Chef Jeromy and his team do a wonderful job!

A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, absolutely stunning location/ambiance! 100% recommend.

JO
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Family photo for the Wooden Athletic Fund

Food and selection was great

Service - waiter/waitresses were very pleasant, but the food took forever to be served. We were getting late for the photo, so had to “wolf”it down.

JK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server, Julia, was phenomenal. And the fresh fruit dessert was very tasty.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is always good but the service is always so slow. We were never checked on and I had to find our server to receive the check. This is a problem I always experience at Plateia.

SS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

As a convenience for people who need a place near UCLA, this restaurant is a fine addition to the campus. However the service was far less than adequate. It took ages before a server came to ask if we wanted drinks, then ages to get them. Poorly explained, the right side of the wine list includes a very limited number of wine choices. On the left, there's a choice of "cask" wines, in 9 oz, half-liter, and liter quantities. Our first waitress said the RIGHT side of the wine list was a 9 oz pour -- when I received my pinot noir, it was far less than 9 oz, and the new waiter (whom we had to recruit since the female server who was supposed to be with us was nowhere to be found) said that information was incorrect. The food was good, the outdoor ambiance is good, the planters are amazingly populated with succulents. Interior is very noisy. Overall I am not impressed and only if pressed would I return to dine here.

LS
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Impressed with the food and the service. We would have preferred to be outside but as a party of 8 they could not accommodate that. However we felt out of the way of other diners and so there seemed a lack of ambience. Overall would recommend

s
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

THIS IS A HIDDEN GREAT DINING AREA. THE MAIN ISSUE IS PARKING BECAUSE IT IS ABSURD TO SPEND AN ADDITION 9-12 DOLLARS ON TOP OF FOOD, AND IT IS A PRETTY LONG WALK FROM THE VILLAGE.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three old friends met and the staff were understanding of us taking our time. The hostess was very welcoming and remembered my name when we left. Our waiter was very personable and helpful. The food was great. This is very convenient for UCLA staff!!

OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were very good. Setting was excellent.

RR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely location for both lunch and dinner with an amazing selection for food & drinks. The service is impeccable. Will go back and highly recommend Plateia.

LP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I have been here multiple times since it opened , the food and ambiance is excellent, the service is always bad , wish they would correct this problem

Plateia at UCLA
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hello LorraneP, We would like to apologize for your most recent visit to Plateia. We strive for nothing short of positive and relaxing experiences. Upon hearing of your negative visit we would like to hear your thoughts on how we can earn your business back. Please feel free to reach out to the restaurant directly at (310) 794-3563 or email us at plateia@ha.ucla.edu. Thank you, and we hope to hear from you soon. Plateia Restaurant

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CS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome gem at UCLA. Best veggie burger and best burgers we ever had. Cocktails are delicious - don't miss the old fashioned with walnut bitters. Save room for the brown butter toffee gelato - so good! Beautiful and private outdoor patio is the perfect setting.

MR
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Plateia several times for dinner; but Sunday, 7/21/19, was the second time for lunch and it was such a lovely day outside and Daniel, our Server, was so patient with my Cousin and I as we caught up over two delicious Mimosas. Then my cousin had the Greek Salad and I had the wonderful chicken and avocado sandwich with an order of french fries I shared with my cousin. The afternoon was perfect and the beauty of the outdoors in combination with the excellent service and food made it a "win, win". I can hardly wait to return again.

Plateia at UCLA
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hello MichealR, Thank you so much for taking the time to review and rate your visit. Its always great to hear a positive feedback from our guests. Thanks Plateia Restaurant

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkably nice place for a university conference center. Food is excellent.... maybe a bit pricey for lunch, but I would do it again. Quite noisy inside. Outside patio seating might be a better choice, but totally dependent on the weather.

f
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A very unique place, food is creative and good. Sat near the bar and the crowd was very noisy. One of our part ordered a hamburger and it was cold; she didn't send it back. Everyone else's meal was fine

S
Los Angeles
279 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is part of UCLA's Luskin Conference center. In pleasant surroundings, indoor or out, you can have a variety of delicious soups, salads, sandwiches and mains.

DL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a private event and the location, food and price were great.

W
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plateia is the best restaurant in Westwood and the UCLA community is so lucky to have this well run and elegant facility to partake in excellent food and service. The salmon is out of this world and for lunch I had the juicy hamburger with salad and coffee. The bar area is a great spot to have a drink before or after Plateia. I recommend Robert to serve you in the evenings as he is excellent. I look forward to another invitation again to Plateia.

M
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

as usual, very attentive staff and food very tasty, with good selection

LM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

very nice interior for both restaurant and bar. Was suprisingly quiet. We didn’t have to talk over neighboring tables like we do in many restaurants.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation—excellent!

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DS
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Our reservation was at 5pm and we arrived at 4:50pm. They said I'd have to wait until 5 since our server wasn't on the floor working yet. Although there were other people there eating and other servers working, I guess it is strange to have employees work for the benefit of the restaurant generally. They must be table specific.

Also, we ordered food. Then we were asked, after placing the first order, if we wanted to see the happy hour menu. On that list were some of the same items. Seems we should have seen those prices first before ordering the regular menu priced items.

But all that said, the food was great and the service attentive and the cocktail fantastic and the wine delicious. So overall, it was a great meal. The kitchen here knows what they are doing. And the floor staff was very attentive after we sat down to eat.

k
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the soft shell crab sandwich. Thanks for switching up the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

NB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue within UCLA’s Luskin Conference Center. Great place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner meetings for UCLA conferences.

DK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Waited 90 minutes for food.
Nothing came - so we walked out and told manager the drinks were on the house- thanks not so much.

CL
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening! Great service. Greek Salad was tasty, but a bit too many cucumbers for me!

EA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plateia is the perfect place for any occasion! The food, atmosphere, location and service cannot be beat!

SC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I happen to visit this restaurant frequently and when I have guests I like to show off the beautiful area. First people you see are warm and friendly, outside seating is exceptional when it is not cold and dreary weather wise. Yellowtail and salmon are great not over cooked. Salatim is a great first course. Waiters are attentive and it is a great experience on dining. A new menu would also be anticipated so dining experience does not get boring.

DZ
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Plateia was a very nice surprise. The food was delicious and our servers were attentive but never intrusive. The restaurant is very spacious and pretty. I bet during the graduation season this place may be busy, but on Saturday evening before our play at the Geffen it was quiet and we got to really enjoy our meal and conversation.

J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall this was a lovely restaurant. For the future, the bar was extremely lively, many UCLA conference goers watched basketball, enjoying drinks - so would suggest eating there. The restaurant was very good and nice, just the seats were odd. All chairs were beautiful carved wood but hard to sit on - no cushions and straight bottom base and not that comfortable, and the banquets backrest were 90 degree angle straight up again hard to sit. Very strange since the finishes were high end, and the entire conference center is stunning. It seemed like the interior designer was a conference specialist not a restaurant designer. The food was good, my salmon was good, no starch just a few veggies, and cooked in butter so not lots of flavor. The veggie and regular burgers and fries looks amazing. The large green salad for $17 was overpriced, and the tricolor salad was good. Dessert of chocolate cake was just ok, and the ice cream the same. The staff was amazing - very attentive. The outdoor space looked stunning, just no real heat lamps so better in the summer. Overall strongly recommend trying this restaurant and for sure the bar!

JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful food and an interesting menu. Service staff are very nice but they need to be better trained to provide better service.

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