Plateia

4.6
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311 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
What 311 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It's a great place to meet people, with an excellent bar and lots of areas where to sit and chat.
The restaurant is good and the service as well. I like the salads and the main dishes. Once in a while there is something that is a bit of a stretch, not unusual for chefs in the US who love to invent even what should not be reinvented, like "Cacio e pepe" It's not advisable to mess with the original recipe by adding ingredients that do not fit just to make it a little different. It doesn't work. "Pecorino Restaurant" does a better job with that dish (but not with others - they have no idea of how to make "puntarelle").

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Jf13
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was pretty good but the cocktails were quite small for the price. Service was slow but friendly so don’t come here if you’re in a rush

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vipJosephV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice for a quiet breakfast. Great food I would highly recommend.

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UlrichB
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable. Service exceptional and prompt. Look forward to my next visit.

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Steph
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

Enjoyed a mid-week luncheon at Plateia. The menu is nicely eclectic and features sustainable fare. It also changes so there is always something new to try. The service has come along way from when it first opened. Still, no matter if I have reservations or not, the greeters always seem pained to find my table. When I requested outdoor seating on line, it seemed available but when I and my guests arrived, it was reserved for a large party. We obliged and ate inside but never saw the party. After the meal, I asked the person taking my plate for a coffee. Again, the pained look followed by, oh, okay I can do that. I guess I'm only supposed to ask MY table's server. I wish it felt more like a genuinely welcoming atmosphere but somehow despite how good the food is I always leave with a sour taste in my mouth.

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RichardG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

So a bit of a surprise here. Was recommended by one of of wine group members. A bit out of the way up on the UCLA campus and parking quite expensive. Personally I parked down in the village at a public lot for $5 plus EV car charging. But, surprisingly good food. One of us had the scallops dish. Quite good although the sauce even being good a bit sweet. For me forget the impossible burger. Nyet!! Definitely get the artichoke sun dried pesto pizza. Excellent!!!
I feel very bad that the servers can’t take tips. They should change that policy immediately. Our server was a gem! She took an old bottle of Bordeaux with an old cork and was able to extract so we could enjoy. Kudos to her!!
Overall a pleasant surprise.

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DanaK
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Wonderful service and ambiance! My friends and I enjoyed a lovely lunch. Will definitely be back!

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KimberleyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

The food was about the same level as CPK-CA Pizza Kitchen only much more expensive. The building was beautiful but over lit. Even my daughter said Mom why are the lights so bright. I marked the noise level as low but only three other tables were filled so that is probably why. The wait staff dropped the plates and ran without asking Is everything OK ? Can I get you anything else? It was difficult to find the parking. Two people stood under an umbrella but no valet is available. They pointed to underground parking entrance that had no visible sign. Unfortunately I would not recommend Plateia.

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Amber
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was delicious and the environment is a great one for meetings and social gatherings. Our server was not very attentive though, he took a while to take our order (after we weren't initially ready) and he took a very long time to bring our check at the end of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Very caring staff but not the place to eat if you’re in a rush.

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EpiDoc1
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The crusted salmon and baked Alaska was fabulous. See ya next week!

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vipVines4judy
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great pre-game eatery. Love the hamburger and fries. Impossible burger is great two though I’m not much for relish on it. Good beer selection. Plan to go again tomorrow.

Plateia
Responded on 14 February 2020

Judy, Thank you so much for your review. It is wonderful hearing back from guests who enjoy and appreciate our commitment to food and service. Thanks, Plateia LCC UCLA

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KathyD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have enjoyed Plateia Restaurant many times over the past few years. Since I stay at the Luskin for all my visits to UCLA, I have had the opportunity to dine at Plateia for every type of meal, including breakfast, brunch, lunch, appetizers, and dinner. I've enjoyed it every time! The menu offers a nice selection, and the food never disappoints. The ingredients are fresh and delicious, and the options are not overpriced. The service has always been excellent as well. Highly recommend.

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JoanO
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Despite a packed reservation list, we were seated on a timely basis and our reservation honored. Our waitress was friendly, smart, and aimed to please. The food was delicious (from the game day menu). Everything came promptly and servers were very attentive. We made it to the UCLA USC game with much time to spare. There was no stress to rush ! Thank you Plateia!

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vipSoCalTraveler
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent choice if you need to be on campus. No tipping permitted. Valet parking, but if you are at UCLA for an event at Pauley, for example, park in lot 8. Excellent service.

A few dings. Unfortunately, every time the doors in the dining section open, a blast of cold wind goes through. Ask the folks at engineering across Westwood Blvd. how to design around this.

We eat here often. I find the menu limited, and I think every single time I show up the soup of the day is butternut squash.

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lindal
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, welcoming, friendly, unobtrusive staff. Excellent menu selections and very flexible with modification requests. Flavor of food excellent without being overdramatic or too edgy.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great I enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service

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Giovanni
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It's always a pleasure to dine here whether for lunch or dinner.
Nice selection of tasty dishes; courteous and efficient service
Underground parking

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RoxyChase
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my third visit and each time has been wonderful. The food is delicious with healthy size portions that can easily be split. Don't miss ordering the french fries - to die for!! The wait staff is sublime - most attentive - and the restaurant has a no tip policy so the pricing ends up very moderate for this caliber of dining.

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vipMariaL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our dinner at Plateia- we were staying at the hotel so very convenient! Food is very good!

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TimothyS
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Plateia provides excellent food and cheerful service. Since its opening two or three years ago, I've eaten at Plateia perhaps ten times, and have always enjoyed the experience. I especially like the vegan burger and the mushroom pizza, and my wife loves the grilled salmon.

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VictorM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter, Robert, was excellent. Robert went out of his way to make us feel welcomed and that our dining experience was superb.

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BruinSam
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service by Robert

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JacquelineA
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pizza was delicious and also the salad. The wait staff was attentive.

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Jamen
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We have eaten at Plateia for lunch which turned out fine. Dinner was another matter. We had reservations and were seated promptly, but at an extraordinarily small table for two. Our server took our drink order. Our fresh bread basket arrived after flagging down the mgr., no olive oil or butter. Our order was taken but took over 30 minutes to arrive. Our shared salad dressing was very salty as was my wife's pasta/shrimp entree. When I alerted our server about it, she said it was one of her favorite salads on the menu! I told her we would probably say the same if not for the saltiness. During the dinner, we had no room for our salad, entrees, wine glasses, bread basket as they arrived as a result of the small table. I mentioned to one server who also helped out that maybe we could combine two small tables for more space. She said she couldn't do that. With the long wait, we were running up against our concert time so we were rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dinner before a UCLA Basketball game

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vipcarrborofoodie
New Orleans
61 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The range of food selections was quite good. Since a friend and I were dining rather late, we had only a main course. Both pasta selections were very good. The service was excellent. When judging the prices, you should know that there is no tipping(!). We shared a very good bottle of Italian red wine for a very reasonable price. My only complaint is my frequent one: the selection of wine by the glass was *extremely* limited and ordinary. If I had been dining alone (as I often am), I would have been quite unhappy. Otherwise, I recommend it for anyone visiting UCLA who does not wish to make the hike down the hill into Westwood.

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AndrewB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
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!

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JamesS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DianeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding menu and service as always truly exceptional.

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vipParentsNightOut
Los Angeles
22 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.

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vipJulieK
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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CinthiaP
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.

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vipMacman
Los Angeles
11 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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michele
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

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TOJBL
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.

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RandyK
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.

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vipfinisbest
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

FAQs

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

Plateia is rated 4.6 stars by 311 OpenTable diners.

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