Cicada

4.6
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$50 and over
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Italian
On special nights Thursday through Sunday, travel back in time to a 1940's style nightclub featuring fine dining, live music, and dancing. Admission tickets required for all guests with or without dinner purchase. Dress code: Coats or vests (tie optional) for men, evening wear for ladies. Photo ID required. 21 and over, please.

Buy tickets online or at the door. More info and tickets: https://CicadaClub.com

ABOUT THE CICADA RESTAURANT AND CLUB: From the 30-foot gold leaf ceiling to the luxurious Art Deco bar and lounge, Cicada has combined 1920s elegance with contemporary design elements to create an extraordinary atmosphere. The European style is further complemented by a sophisticated Northern Italian and California fusion menu. 15,000 square feet - ideal for your wedding, special event, and private party.


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4.6based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RyanM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

Valentine's Day Dinner and Dancing.

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Patty9088
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves. A little disappointed with the seating and location of our table. We made the most of it and enjoyed ourselves

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience5

I love the cicada club. I’ve been going for years to the various swing events they hold through the year. As much as I would love to just give them five stars because of how much I like that place, unfortunately the service is where there is a bit of a lapse. The drinks took fooorrrrrrreeeevvvvveeerrrrr. I had seen people walking around without a drink and then walk by like 15 minutes later with a drink and the one I had ordered nearly 20 minutes ago at my table still hadn’t arrived. I honestly felt like I would have gotten a drink faster if I had left my table and just gone to the bar. I’ve been there on extremely crowded nights and the service had never been that bad so I was very confused as to why on a night when there were still open tables why it would be so bad. I also was very upset to see that they don’t enforce the dress code the way they used to. It’s very frustrating expecting to be in an environment where men have to wear a jacket and tie and ladies need to be in cocktail dresses or some form of formal pant and then someone walks by in jeans and a leather jacket. I have seen people turned away before for jeans so I don’t know why they would allow people in now considering the site still has the dress requirements on it.

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OliverH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our honeymoon dinner at the Cicada was everything we could have wished for. From the delicious lettuce wedge and tomato soup to the seafood scallop and fish special, each bite was truly memorable. The price fixe is extremely reasonable and truly a value for what we got, and I loved the tart at the end. The place was nearly empty so we had nearly the whole place to ourselves. Romantically lit with a stage and staircase that reminds us of our favorite club in SF DNA Lounge, but elegant, regal, and steeped in history. Wait staff was truly exceptional. Loved the cicada and we will be returning!

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timnina
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Go for the experience. The food is meh so don't go expecting top-notch dining.

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Dbrenerdc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Very special experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Came in for our first time for my wife’s birthday. We got a table way in the back next to the stairs. We asked to be moved but there was nothing available. I understood but we had a so so time due to a bunch of people constantly standing right on top of us near the stairs and front entrance. That table could use another partition. I would love to come back to see it from another table but I would not recommend that table to anyone. Hope to come back soon but will definitely request any table but that one.

Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of 10. Everyone loved it.

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AnnaK
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. Good food and great music. We had an opportunity to dance as well. I loved dessert

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ALEXIS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

À very Good surprise !!
Il faut passer la porte de cet endroit car c’est surprenant et délicieux.

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vipMikeH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's a very elegant restaurant with a big band playing. The only missing was a cigarette holder and cigarette. It really feels like back in the day in an elegant way.

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vipGaryD
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is probably THE best fine dining Italian restaurant /club in DTLA in a historic building

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JesseKilgore
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was a full experience. Ginger and her orchestra were fantastic! The bus ride over the grapevine was well worth the visit to Cicada from the Central Valley (Merced, Ca. Specifically). It would have been really nifty to get a tour of the upper rooms, if any are still decorated. Elevator ride to the Penthouse view would be worth another ticket too. Great venue, I will absolutely be back. thank you.

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Rocco
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good and the service was top notch. We are visiting from NYC and so glad we found this gem of a place. Ginger and the Hoosier Daddy’s played great vintage tunes

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Cicada was just as beautiful as I imagined. It is truly a hidden gem. I just wish there were more places like this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The place is amazing, loved everything about this establishment.

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AnaC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delightful! The food was great the band was awesome it was very enjoyable! I am definitely coming back!

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NobuyasuY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

high class restaurant. The meal is very nice. As you know, this restaurant was used in the movie of Pretty Woman. If you like the movie, you should go.

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GoodtableHC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience2

We had a reservation for a Friday night and were the only dinners at the restaurant for the entire evening. This is a big place!

Guess if you come on one of the few nights they have live music, it could be fun (we sat in silence for 3.5 hours.)

The food was marginal at best. The waiter was nice.

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Elvis
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of the most beautiful Art Deco restaurants and dance floors in Los Angeles. Many movies have been shot here. Coming here is an amazing experience with live bands and performances

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MakB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It is a nice venue recommended for its live music. The music and dancing was very good. The food was also very good. Service wasn’t snappy but not bad.
I would recommend this place for private parties and events. Food and cocktails are expensive for their menu offerings.

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MichelleChloe
Munich
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so amazing! The most beautiful Restaurant to have a Dinner & the Manager was so courteous! We are thankful for this beautiful Evening here!

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vipTatianaK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Unique LA experience! We came because of the location - amazing James Oviatt Building with Laulique-designed elements, as well as for the live jazz, and thoroughly enjoyed spending an evening there! and we were pleasantly surprised that the food was quite decent, and friendly and thoughtful service. We will come again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is really good. Had a lot of fun. Definitely Will go back

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spencerb
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Really bizarre experience. Booked for a Thursday night 8.30pm ish. Arrived to be the only diners in the place. The Cicada is big! It was random. Service and food was good but to be honest to be in this venue alone we should have been told to be given choice of sitting alone or dining in a busy restaurant!

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

What a great night at the cicada club! The music, the dancing, the everything was perfect. It is the greatest place to go for a birthday party, or for any reason!

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BillT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We saw the Jive Aces here and came early to eat. I didn’t expect the food to be any good BUT the food was outstanding! I would come eat here without any music. My Pasta with Tiger Shrimp was amazing

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CatherineO
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely worth every cent. It was the highlight to my birthday week. The food was surprisingly excellent. Richard ,
the restaurant manager could not have been more helpful or accommodating.
The only negative is that our table was on the side of the stage and right next to the band. It was awkward to watch and quite loud at times. I would have liked to have been further away from the band and more centered to the stage.
All in all it was an outstanding evening. I would go.back in a heartbeat!

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vipSalV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Too few people, lack of synergy. Grand Restaurant I loved going to from the times of I’L Rex

Food was great value was good choices were limited because of fix menu

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ctpreda
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience5

I like this place and the service and food are great. However, here's my issue: I paid $40 for a live show and another $180 for dinner and we were stuck at a table with a huge pillar between us and the band while several tables with clear views of the band were open all night. We asked for a better view and were denied. Honestly, it makes you feel like a 2nd class citizen when you take your date out for a fantastic night of food and live music, and you're unnecessarily sat at a table with no view of the band when you could have been easily moved to a table with a better view. At least 4 to 5 tables remained unoccupied and we were denied sitting at those tables because they weren't in the server's area. What kind of message does that send? Seriously. It was lame. It felt very pretentious and disrespectful and the fact that after all these years, management hasn't found a way to organize tables so everyone has a view of the band that they additionally paid for is really dumb. By the way, this was my 2nd time there and the same thing happened last time. It's almost like couples aren't respected the same as larger groups or celebrities. I won't be going back.

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ChristopherC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!
Got engaged there.
Richard & the staff couldn't have been more hospitable!
An unforgettable experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome atmosphere. Food great. The show is amazing.

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SJGBOC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Plus: service was outstanding, music was fantastic. Minus: the room was uncomfortably cold. Food was above average.

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Albert
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Worst service ever, RUSHED through the entire dinner, reservations at 7:45 done by 8:20 AMAZING how horrible this experience was, debating about calling American Express and disputing charges.

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Zonny
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Be prepared to be transported back in time to the rolling 1920s as this place certainly does it right. As soon as the doorman (even dressed as if it's 1920s) opens those magical doors, you'll feel like you have just traveled back in time to an era that was glamorous and time stands still. The decor was marvelous from the dining area to the bar, the announcer was classic as can be, even the elevator operator was perfect. Everyone was kind and helpful as well as the waiters/waitresses. Eventhough I wished time stood still, it went by fast and you know the saying; time passes quickly when you are having a good time. be prepared to spend money if you are having dinner since it is a fixed dinner but it is worth it if you are into swing jazz. Dust off your best suits and glamour dresses as you will need to dress nicely as everyone else will be and you will not want to be left out.

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StaceyL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

I was recommended this restaurant by an acquaintance. Heard really good things until I went and experienced it myself. Maybe it wasn’t a great experience because it was Valentine’s Day and perhaps they were short staffed or didn’t expect all the amount of people that went, but bottom line it was one of the worse services that I’ve had. Our main entree took about 45 minutes to arrive, we never got the dessert that we paid for and the server only came around about three times. The music was amazing though, I gotta give credit to the band that was playing that night.

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RandyB
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

A great place for a fun evening. We had the prix fixe menu that limited our choices. One entre was sub-par, but the rest of the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The servers were very accommodating of our request to change tables

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LaFoodie138
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

Cicada is a beautiful old Art Deco building and the band was very good. Both those things made for a very romantic setting for a date night. I saw the night's Valentine's Day menu online the night before and was looking forward to it. The meal left much to be desired. The first course tiger shrimp was bland and tasted like it had been sitting out for a while. The second course risotto smelled funky and also seemed lukewarm. Both my fiancé and I ordered the sea bass for our main course and it was not fresh and hers was rubbery. I will not be going back to Cicada for dinner considering the food's sub par quality. It is such a beautiful room though, so we will be back another night just to dance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the music and the service!

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