Plateia

4.6
491 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Delicious and colorful California-fresh ingredients are the soul of our thoughtfully crafted and constantly evolving Mediterranean-inspired menu. Savor the spectacular array of seasonal vegetables, lean proteins, seafood, whole grains and artisanal pasta, breads and cheeses that invigorate our kitchen in healthy and exciting ways. Steps away, our comfortable and welcoming dining room is complemented by a bar/lounge and two outdoor patios that take full advantage of Southern California’s mild climate and the vibrancy of the UCLA campus to create an unforgettable year-round al fresco dining experience.
Seating at Plateia is first come first serve, as we don't guarantee location of table with a reservation, but if you have a reservation, you are guaranteed a table!
Plateia is a dog friendly restaurant, but even with a reservation, a wait may be necessary if the patio is full.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 491 people are saying
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Karen
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I come often and the service and food are generally outstanding. Yesterday it was much more crowded and service was slow. Fruits in the salad were not first-rate. Just generally down a few notches from usual, but I will always give another chance because the menu is healthy and I find the tip inclusion to be helpful and relaxing.

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Fisherman
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all our meals here. Daniel our server, was friendly and professional and helped us feel comfortable. Food is innovative, fresh, and delicious. Atmosphere is California modern

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vipPaulaG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Lovely venue!

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CherylD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the patio was such a beautiful place to eat. I’m glad I made reservations! Even for Happy Hour, it was very busy.

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vipJulius
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Burger was supposed to be medium rare and it came medium well and dry.
Cesar salad was a nothing. Not properly dressed. Asked for bread which never came and after reminding our waiter he apologized and said the last batch had not baked. properly. That was legitimate, but why not inform us.

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JoseL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A regular favorite every time we are on the UCLA Campus!

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anon
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful setting. delicious food. wonderful waitstaff.

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ConcepcionV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent for a friendly, informal lunch, whether social or business.

Outside patio area was pleasantly cool on a very warm day in los Angeles.

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vipfoodie
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway great food at fair prices and pleasant atmosphere

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NoraC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE SERVICE WAS BEAUTIFUL. THE FOOD WAS BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED.

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AnnH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had very long waits between courses. We had a very helpful and enthusiastic waiter.

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JoanneJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Very lovely inside and out. We love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The New York steak was just OK, not worth $40. The quality of the beef was fair. The saffron shrimp linguine was unappealing; as a friend said it was not as good as a month ago. The halibut was the only dish that was very good. Even The Market Salad was not satisfactory.
The outdoor space was lovely, but the food was just average. Too bad that the quality declined in only a month.

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Dtin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch. And the food and drinks were delicious.

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vipMichelleY
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service! Great setting for dining al fresco. Good value for pretty good food. Wish more items to choose from.

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AnneP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The courtyard is beautiful. Our table for three had a young olive tree on one side and a fountain so close we could hear the water falling. Service was efficient and unobtrusive, and our pizzas were delicious and flavorful. A lovely evening!

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vipsmartnsavvy
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

I LOVE this venue but the food varies. The menu was limited until after happy hour. We wanted hummus sooner and when it came there was not enough bread. Salad with peaches came with unripe large quarters of peaches rather than slices as we had last time. Polenta was great. Side of risotto fine. Dessert was great (chocolate), wine is good. Burgers always good.

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vipTacitus
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The refusal of the podium hostess to seat us at 11:50 for a 12 noon reservation when outside tables were empty seemed unnecessary. We just had to stand at the bar.

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vipLisaH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We highly recommend Plateia. It's a beautiful setting, with indoor seating, and a large outdoor patio area for seating as well, surrounded by trees and the beautiful architecture of the Luskin Hotel/Conference Center on the UCLA campus. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious, high quality ingredients, creative, and generous in portion sizes, as well as beautifully plated. There's a great variety to choose from on both the food and the drink menus. We went for dinner, but are looking forward to going back soon for brunch--though we will be back again for lunch and dinner!

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MikeC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service are all outstanding. Hard to believe it is on a college campus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service!

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BonnieT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious - the service was impeccable and fast - the patio was delightful. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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JasonH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem, check it out!

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vipMargotFonteyn
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were impeccable. We have returned several times. However, the chairs (outdoors) are not comfortable. They lean you back if you are relaxed and if you sit forward the edge cuts off the circulation to your legs.

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vipWonkowski
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like the place a lot. Great service and ambience. Great menu too.

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HeidiS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleasant service, atmosphere and friendly staff.
The food was delicious and presentation is always great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Open table showed no availability all day! I called to make a reservation and they had availability but said they could not guarantee a table outside, which is what I wanted. I almost didn’t go because I didn’t want to sit inside. When we got there, 80% of the tables were empty!
The food is usually very good, last night it was not quite as good. Service is good but on the slow side.

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Alethea
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good service; though the portions were definitely not small.

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Abebesh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and delicious food! Can’t ask for more!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Plateia provides a lovely environment for a relaxing dining experience. The menu offers something for everyone, and the staff are always there to help.

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Ilovefood
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I enjoyed the food but we had an unpleasant dining experience because we asked to sit outside and got stuck with literally the only table that had no umbrella and was out in the blazing sun. There were other empty tables but we were not allowed to sit there because supposedly they were reserved but we did not see anyone arrive to sit there for 45 mins. We asked if they could move an umbrella over to our table and they said no. So we sat sweating for an hour eating our lunch.

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AnitaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for outdoor lunch. Food, service and ambiance all good.

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zorana
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had drinks, dinners and luncheons, and brought friends and family; each time we enjoyed the venue, food, and service has been excellent!

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FelixS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

very slow, but courteous service. For covid reasons we wanted to sit outside. One person in the group got very cold and it took the entire dinner to get a blanket.

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rhondar
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor gorgeous quiet setting made tis as good as it gets. Interesting food and great service is also important and hey have it!

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LizSmith
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had to wait despite reservation. Were denied to sit on tables outside, despite there being several free tables and some other parties dining outside. Food ok, but pricy for what is offered and very limited vegetarian options.

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BradS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, service, ambience. Patio very nice; chairs maybe a little more padding?

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Babaloo142
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, ambiance wonderful. Our waiter was on point. A hidden gem on UCLA campus, am definitely coming back next time I’m in LA

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BethR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Easy to find on the UCLA campus.
Lovely outdoor eating.
We sat inside and it was great.

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viplanative
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We adore Plateia. We bring our Golden Retriever and sit out on the patio where beautiful olive trees and umbrellas keep us cool and the fountain makes for a restful experience. The food is always delicious and the service is gracious, friendly and prompt. They even bring water and treats for our dog! Often when we walk her, she heads for Plateia. Smart girl!

FAQs

Plateia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 794-3563.

Plateia is rated 4.6 stars by 491 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.