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Cicada, Los Angeles, CA
Cicada, Los Angeles, CA
Cicada, Los Angeles, CA
Cicada, Los Angeles, CA
Cicada, Los Angeles, CA

Cicada

4.4
4.4
1001 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Suggested dress code: Dressy casual Photo ID required. 21 and over.

ABOUT THE CICADA RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE: On special nights travel back in time to a 1940's style nightclub featuring fine dining, live music, and dancing. 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. 15,000 square feet - ideal for your wedding, special event, and private party.



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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Fri–Sun 6:30 pm–9:00 pm Bar Fri–Sun 7:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (213) 488-9488
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Jacket Required
  • Catering
    Cicada offers on-site catering for weddings, corporate events, wrap parties, Award Show after-parties, special occasions.
  • Private party facilities
    Please see banquet facilities.
  • Private party contact
    Adelmo Zarif: (213) 488-9951
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Find us on S Olive st., between 6th & 7th st. in Downtown Los Angeles
  • Parking Details
    Valet located directly in front of the restaurant entrance.
  • Public Transit
    Take the Red Line to either 7th/Metro or Pershing Square
  • Entertainment
    On special nights travel back in time to the Cicada Club, a vintage 1940's style nightclub featuring fine dining, live music, cocktails, and dancing on two floors. Admission tickets required for all guests with or without dinner reservations. Dress code, 21 and over, please.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,001 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Ambience

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Hot spot

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Romantic

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Good for special occasions

1,001 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good !!! Have good time I'll be back next time

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  2. MikeD

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Art Deco supper club. Food was wonderful. (Went in with mildly low expectations for the food thinking the place was more about the experience and music than the food.) A great evening celebrating my partner's birthday.

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  3. ChrisB

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow. Our waiter was not super attentive but once we complained about the wine he was sharp and brought us another bottle. Evening was great but food could be better for what you pay.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for live jazz and dinner. Fun to watch people dancing. Our waiter is great!

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  5. JenniferW

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frank Sinatra night was amazing!! Dinner was so delicious. Second time here and can't wait to go back.

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  6. AngelG

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great. The waitress was amazing. Unfortunately the entire reason we chose this venue for our anniversary was so that we could see the band. We could have eaten anywhere in the surrounding area. We were first sat on the bottom floor in the very back behind a huge wooden pillar. It was close to the bar ,loud and anything but romantic. I could eat anywhere for 200.00.. I asked to be moved, and they ended up seating us upstairs against the wall. Again- no view of the band. I made these reservations over a month ago.@ in a half ago..The whole trip was planned around the night at the Cicada. I will not go back because of this and wont recommend this to our friends. It ruined our whole night!

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good ambiance, service, food and the band makes the night , two thumbs up , Highly recommend,

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, elegant and upscale…. A wonderful evening of big band music! Definitely a classy night out and flashback to the 1930’s. Food was excellent as well as the service. A bottle of wine for the table although my cousin had a martini that was incredible! Looking forward to experiencing another show….

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  9. jakesjems

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fantastic experience on every level. It was like being in a great 40’s supper club with great food, service and music. Fun dancing and ambience… don’t miss this place!

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  10. MikeH

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance, ambiance, ambiance, the space is amazing and is like going back in time while taking the journey with some of the best performers in the business. The food is good and VERY surprising to me was the lacking in cockatiel quality both upstairs and down. I would highly recommend visiting the Cicada Club!

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  11. Johnny

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was enjoyable but not outstanding. I’m a vegetarian and the choice is very limited.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. ValeriaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Delicious food, excellent service, great music.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Venue is beautiful and the music was fun. Cocktails were well executed. The compliments, however, unfortunately end there. Service was slow and distracted, even though there weren’t that many occupied tables — and the meal was both pricey and not very good. Cool one-time experience but don’t anticipate we’ll be back.

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  14. RebeccaL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love this restaurant/venue. I am a fan of art deco and the ambiance of this place makes me feel like I'm back in time. It's romantic and elegant. The service on Valentine's Day was great, the band was lively and talented, and the audience was fun! The only complaint that I had was about the food. It wasn't bad. It was just okay. Hopefully, the restaurant can up its quality in the menu department.

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  15. PamalaL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely LOVE Cicada. I have had a wonderful time with great music, dancing and great food every time I've been there!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience! The band was amazing, Pepper Moons. I felt like I was back in time. Food was ok, service not the best, but ok. I will make this a stop when I travel through LA.

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  17. Paula

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! My favorite place to dine and dance in LA.

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  18. EllenC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the iconic art deco space, of course. The staff was uniformly welcoming and efficient, the food delicious, and the music terrific. Comfortable dance floor, lively but not so packed as to be unmanageable. The perfect Valentine's Day date for all ages and relationships!

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  19. RogerR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They charge each person 30 dollars just to get in. The pre fix menu is $90 but the food is only worth about $60 dollars. Once you sit down you can keep your table the rest of the night. Since this limits the amount or food orders they overcharge to make up the revenue . The band is fantastic and the vibes and ambience are amazing. I would recommend this place as a one time experience. I wouldnt recommend this place for regular dining.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not good, the 18% gratuity is included so the service wasn’t very good

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  21. MayF

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience. Wiseguys and big machine band is awesome. We are so exited to dance to live band ((full band) nice size of dance floor. Food and service was amazing. Services was excellent, waiter were so attentive. Of course, the beautiful 1920 built historical building brig you back to World War II time zone. Definitely will go back.

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  22. ElizabethC

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful place. We go every year we are in town. It’s a priority. Beautiful venue, good food, attentive staff, and a great place to enjoy music and dancing. Don’t miss out.

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  23. LouiseL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cicada exceeded our expectations! It is a beautiful historic building, the ambience is energetic and fun. People definitely dressed for the occasion and it was fun to see many in vintage outfits. The food was also excellent and a good value. Finally the music was great. We will definitely return.

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  24. JaceB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue for live music. Dinner was good, but not worth the $90 price. Drinks are expensive. Overall service was good but waitress wasn't super helpful with recommendations.

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  25. GerardM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambiance and service, I will celebrate Valentines day at Cicada!

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  26. MitchC

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Years Eve party with Tino Productions was a blast! #cicadaclub #tinoproductions

    1 person found this helpful

  27. WaelA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service and staff were terrible and had no consideration to honor reservations and patrons. Hostesses and wait staff seem to do you favor by working there. Our reservation for a special occasion was not fulfilled,our request to see the manager seemed to go nowhere. So we ended up waiting for more that half hour and no one cared to come and talk to us. In the end, we just walked away and hostesses didn't even pay any attention. Would not recommend, simply for one of the lowest quality services in LA.

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  28. GaryD

    Los Angeles

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a rare gem in the area. Super consistent with its food & service quality in a luxurious authentic setup. The live bands are handpicked by professional people. Always a great way to enjoy a fine meal, drinks & good music.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    from the moment I arrived the hospitality, the service and the ambience was amazing. Can’t wait to dine there again. 

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  30. MinetteV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Cicada Club took us back to another time. Loved the people watching. Our dining table was on second floor. Great view. Hard for us to get up & down stairs to dance, so we danced upstairs - less crowded. Food was good except steak - grizzly & over cooked.

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  31. DeanT

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The New York State is tasteless and tough as shoe leather. I ordered it medium rare.

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  32. CraigM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time. Delicious food, fine music, excellent service and beautiful room.

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  33. NatalieM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A terrific experience! The ambience, food, and entertainment was outstanding! Absolutely a must!

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  34. CharlesG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cicada Club is a favorite of ours with family and friends. With the amount of people attending the Johnny Holiday show where dinners were sold out - service, quantity of food and timely delivery was great. The entertainment was fabulous!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A magical experience every year. We absolutely loved everything.

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  36. StevenC

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Fantastic to see Johnny Holiday and his Holiday Show. Wonderful food and the staff is superb.

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  37. Kristinr

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening out on the town! Truly a unique experience that we’ll never forget! I highly recommend!

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  38. eisenfam

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Cicada Club. It is a singular venue for live band entertainment in SoCal. The menu has been expanded, and the food has gotten better and better over time. A superb dining and entertainment experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Les Elgart Orchestra was truly amazing! My date and myself truly enjoyed dinner, the cocktails, and of course dancing to this incredible band! The Cicada Club staff was very professional. A beautiful date night and elegant venue. We will be back!

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  40. Forena99

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Please continue to do whatever you are doing to preserve this wonderful art deco building and support our musicians and live entertainers. This is a perfect venue. We had such a great time, it was our first time, but I've heard so much about the building and the events put on here. I believe the best way to support is to keep coming and enjoy the wonderful shows. Thank you!

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FAQs

Cicada is rated 4.4 stars by 1001 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Cicada

617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Find us on S Olive st., between 6th & 7th st. in Downtown Los Angeles
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Fri–Sun 6:30 pm–9:00 pm Bar Fri–Sun 7:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Jacket Required
  • Parking Details
    Valet located directly in front of the restaurant entrance.
  • Public Transit
    Take the Red Line to either 7th/Metro or Pershing Square
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    On special nights travel back in time to the Cicada Club, a vintage 1940's style nightclub featuring fine dining, live music, cocktails, and dancing on two floors. Admission tickets required for all guests with or without dinner reservations. Dress code, 21 and over, please.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (213) 488-9488
  • Catering
    Cicada offers on-site catering for weddings, corporate events, wrap parties, Award Show after-parties, special occasions.
  • Private party facilities
    Please see banquet facilities.
  • Private party contact
    Adelmo Zarif: (213) 488-9951
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