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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AB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nick our waiter was great!
Food was perfect
I had chicken avocado sandwich
My wife had chicken soup and salad-excellent as well
Beers were fresh and cold-generous pour.
I like the new game day menu.
Also with our reservation we were seated quickly.
Will be back!

JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Acoustics limit conversation for diners. Otherwise good food and service.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding menu and service as always truly exceptional.

PN
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had dinner at Plateia to celebrate a birthday. The yellowtail tartare was wonderful (although the bread they served with it was partly burned) and the radicchio frisee salad was delicious and big enough to serve three people. Also enjoyed the spaghetti with prawns and the pan-seared duck (which would have been even better with potatoes or rice added). And the chocolate torte was a lovely way to finish off the meal. Will definitely try to return there soon.

JK
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal French toast and Croque Madame for Brunch. Wonderful atmosphere. Soothing and relaxing

CP
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The food was underwhelming. The baba ganoush had no flavor. The scallops were great in texture but over salted. We liked the bread the most, and for the price of the main dishes the cuisine fell very short of our expectations. The service was friendly and attentive.

M
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A (not so) hidden gem on the campus of UCLA...

Located in the heart of the campus at the Luskin Conference Center & Hotel, Plateia is a great spot for a pre-show or sporting event dinner not to mention lunch if you're visiting the campus.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Friendly staff and wonderful look. Highly recommended!

m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a lovely relaxed restaurant on ucla campus with good well priced food. And there’s no tipping which helps the pocketbook

TO
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Sunday evening (5:00 pm) menu is limited, but the salads, sandwiches and burger were very good, and the restaurant is a convenient walking distance from Royce Hall.

RK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Located in the hotel on the UCLA campus. It is used by hotel guests and UCLA staff and students mainly. For us it is a destination restaurant because of the freshness of the ingredients and the chef. Something on the menu for everyone. But the chef makes very interesting dishes that compete with high end gourmet restaurants. They are growing their own produce on campus and they make everything on site including bread and desserts. It is almost a farm to table restaurant and they are ready to become 100% sustainable. We go mainly for lunch. Long lunch.

f
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Plateia is the hidden secret in Westwood.
Excellent pre-concert or theater.
lovely indoor/outdoor dining.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Plateia offers delicious, fresh and special feeling food right in the heart of the UCLA campus. It’s perfect for pretty much every occasion from a nice family meal to a business meeting to getting together with friends.

R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Collegial, very stylish environment. Not rushed, time for conversation.
Food is creative, very, very good. Ceasar salad with duck and anchovies, terrific.
The service is exceptional, charming, gracious, handsome servers

UC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

M
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

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 6 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service1Ambience5

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
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fine on campus restaurant.

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JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JO
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

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 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

AS
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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
17 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
34 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were very good. Setting was excellent.

RR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 24 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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 31 July 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 22 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 23 July 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 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
62 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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
284 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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 24 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

W
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.