Cicada

★★★★★
  • 617 S Olive St # 100 # 100

    Los Angeles, CA 90014

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  • 213-488-9488

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Cicada is a breathtaking venue that we knew would host our dream wedding from the first time we viewed it and met Adelmo. But the professionalism and quality of the staff and service is what made our wedding a perfect day. When it comes

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Cicada is a breathtaking venue that we knew would host our dream wedding from the first time we viewed it and met Adelmo. But the professionalism and quality of the staff and service is what made our wedding a perfect day. When it comes

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if you complain about cicada restaurant, it's because you're just not a jaded hollywood rock star. it's cool. go here with friends to feel like you're filming an episode of hbo's entourage. c'est chic!

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if you complain about cicada restaurant, it's because you're just not a jaded hollywood rock star. it's cool. go here with friends to feel like you're filming an episode of hbo's entourage. c'est chic!

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Cicada Restaurant, was wonderful... Everyone I was with enjoyed their meal. Also the coffe was to die for. I will definitely go back when I am in the area.

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Cicada Restaurant, was wonderful... Everyone I was with enjoyed their meal. Also the coffe was to die for. I will definitely go back when I am in the area.

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My girlfriend and I came here on Valentine's Day and had a wonderful time. The ambiance as we walked in was lovely as we stepped back in time. All the art deco and the trio playing as we were seated just set the mood very nicely. They

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My girlfriend and I came here on Valentine's Day and had a wonderful time. The ambiance as we walked in was lovely as we stepped back in time. All the art deco and the trio playing as we were seated just set the mood very nicely. They

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A great place for a meal, especially if you have a big group! A relaxed but still nice atmosphere and delicious food.

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A great place for a meal, especially if you have a big group! A relaxed but still nice atmosphere and delicious food.

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Great place for a drink with a date, a few friends, or even a small party. Nice atmosphere, something a little different than most places in the city. Drinks are reasonably priced.

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Great place for a drink with a date, a few friends, or even a small party. Nice atmosphere, something a little different than most places in the city. Drinks are reasonably priced.

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Great outdoor dining space..It's much bigger than we expected and was quite busy. The Appetizers were really nice.

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Great outdoor dining space..It's much bigger than we expected and was quite busy. The Appetizers were really nice.

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Delicious food! Excellent service! will come back again!!

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Delicious food! Excellent service! will come back again!!

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Simply amazing. Words can not help here. Just make a reservation and go with your favorite person.

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Simply amazing. Words can not help here. Just make a reservation and go with your favorite person.

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I liked it a lot... great atomosphere and a great place to take a date. While I agree with some of the other reviewers, I think that Cicada does offer everyone who goes a great time, and i'd love to rent out the place for my own party (if i had an occasion to!) haha.

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I liked it a lot... great atomosphere and a great place to take a date. While I agree with some of the other reviewers, I think that Cicada does offer everyone who goes a great time, and i'd love to rent out the place for my own party (if i had an occasion to!) haha.

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I went to my cousin's wedding at the cicada restaurant. It was a great event. This is a great place for a party or just dinner. The food is great and worth the price and the bar upstairs is great!

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I went to my cousin's wedding at the cicada restaurant. It was a great event. This is a great place for a party or just dinner. The food is great and worth the price and the bar upstairs is great!

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I went to the Sunday night show at the Cicada Club to see Richard Halpern's Roaring Twenties Revue. First, the food. I recommend the scallop and risotto appetizer. It was a wonderful combination of flavors and textures. For the entree I

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I went to the Sunday night show at the Cicada Club to see Richard Halpern's Roaring Twenties Revue. First, the food. I recommend the scallop and risotto appetizer. It was a wonderful combination of flavors and textures. For the entree I

Pros: Great food, unique venue

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Last night was hands down the worst Cicada club event I think I have ever been to. There were problems aplenty. First off, the singers were both horrible, Ginger pretending to be Betty Boop, each song was more annoying then before, not a

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Last night was hands down the worst Cicada club event I think I have ever been to. There were problems aplenty. First off, the singers were both horrible, Ginger pretending to be Betty Boop, each song was more annoying then before, not a

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This place needs a lot improvement. Where do I start? 1. Poor singers/bands who can't carry a tune who screech and wail into the poorly hooked up sound system 2. Maxwell DeMille who is arrogant and cold;he couldn't be bothered to speak to

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This place needs a lot improvement. Where do I start? 1. Poor singers/bands who can't carry a tune who screech and wail into the poorly hooked up sound system 2. Maxwell DeMille who is arrogant and cold;he couldn't be bothered to speak to

Pros: Nice art deco interior/furnishings

Cons: Maxwell DeMille.

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Cicada club used to be great, Maxwell De Mille simply does not care to greet his customers, the ones that are paying his salary. He is very aloof and almost antisocial. His last big band night was a HUGE disappointment. He needs to hire

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Cicada club used to be great, Maxwell De Mille simply does not care to greet his customers, the ones that are paying his salary. He is very aloof and almost antisocial. His last big band night was a HUGE disappointment. He needs to hire

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Having read some of the recent reviews on here I am perplexed. Were my wife and I watching the same show that some of you were? We have been fans of the Cicada Restaurant musical nights for some time now, and we have had the pleasure of

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Having read some of the recent reviews on here I am perplexed. Were my wife and I watching the same show that some of you were? We have been fans of the Cicada Restaurant musical nights for some time now, and we have had the pleasure of

Pros: Richard Halpern, Janet Klein, the vintage music nights

Cons: Not enough show nights!

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Last weekend I took my fiance to Cicada Restaurant for our 2nd anniversary. From the minute I walked in I got the impression that no one knew what they were doing. The food was decent but I felt like I was paying for the ambiance which is

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Last weekend I took my fiance to Cicada Restaurant for our 2nd anniversary. From the minute I walked in I got the impression that no one knew what they were doing. The food was decent but I felt like I was paying for the ambiance which is

Pros: ambiance

Cons: sunday

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Firstly, I'm giving two reviews here. One is for Cicada as a restaurant in general and one is for, "Maxwell Demille's Cicada Club."\r
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1) Cicada Restaurant/The Oviatt building is a beautiful art deco historical gem. It is one of the few

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Firstly, I'm giving two reviews here. One is for Cicada as a restaurant in general and one is for, "Maxwell Demille's Cicada Club."\r
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1) Cicada Restaurant/The Oviatt building is a beautiful art deco historical gem. It is one of the few

Pros: beautiful place- a historic legend! GREAT FOOD

Cons: Maxwell Demille's Cicada Club- SUNDAY

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Cicada is a great restaurant, sure the service maybe a little slow, but I know they have just hired some new people. The food here is great, I love the mocambo salad, the bolognese pasta with the filet mignon and the lobster pasta. The

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Cicada is a great restaurant, sure the service maybe a little slow, but I know they have just hired some new people. The food here is great, I love the mocambo salad, the bolognese pasta with the filet mignon and the lobster pasta. The

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Went here for the Cicada club event, it was a slow night because of the Oscar Night, so why wasn't the service faster? Good food, but it might be cold by the time they get it out to you. Good choice of cocktails, so-so music, I have been

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Went here for the Cicada club event, it was a slow night because of the Oscar Night, so why wasn't the service faster? Good food, but it might be cold by the time they get it out to you. Good choice of cocktails, so-so music, I have been

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I used to spend a lot of time at Cicada and dropped off going for a while, now have started going again. Not much has changed, which is the problem. Went to Richard Halpern's 1920's review last night. There is nothing wrong with Richard

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I used to spend a lot of time at Cicada and dropped off going for a while, now have started going again. Not much has changed, which is the problem. Went to Richard Halpern's 1920's review last night. There is nothing wrong with Richard

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My wife and I enjoyed Ian Whitcomb at the Cicada Club recently and loved the atmosphere of this historic art deco venue. Before we decided to go, we read many of the reviews here. A few seemed to be written by the same person or by an

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My wife and I enjoyed Ian Whitcomb at the Cicada Club recently and loved the atmosphere of this historic art deco venue. Before we decided to go, we read many of the reviews here. A few seemed to be written by the same person or by an

Pros: historic venue, excellent cuisine, no cover charge

Cons: pricey menu

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I had a blast at the Cicada Club for Ian Whitcomb and the Bungalow Boys. The club was packed with folks dressed in fine vintage attire. I could not believe how many gentlemen were dressed in white tie and tails! The dance floor was

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I had a blast at the Cicada Club for Ian Whitcomb and the Bungalow Boys. The club was packed with folks dressed in fine vintage attire. I could not believe how many gentlemen were dressed in white tie and tails! The dance floor was

Pros: no cover charge, great art deco atmosphere

Cons: none!

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This is what really frustrates me, when singers think they can input politics into their acts, come on this is not MTV or the oscars, Ian Witcomb needs to leave his political views on the doorstep, as do all singers/bands coming to Cicada.

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This is what really frustrates me, when singers think they can input politics into their acts, come on this is not MTV or the oscars, Ian Witcomb needs to leave his political views on the doorstep, as do all singers/bands coming to Cicada.

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The music tonight was just plain bad. Ian Whitcomb is really not up to par with some of the others that have come to Cicada in the past, the turn out was horrible. These past few months this place has really going down hill. I don't know

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The music tonight was just plain bad. Ian Whitcomb is really not up to par with some of the others that have come to Cicada in the past, the turn out was horrible. These past few months this place has really going down hill. I don't know

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I went to this event ( which I think is the last one), and left after an hour and a half, was totally not worth staying for the rest of the show. Expensive cocktails, slow dinner service, and poor music with just some guy playing the

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I went to this event ( which I think is the last one), and left after an hour and a half, was totally not worth staying for the rest of the show. Expensive cocktails, slow dinner service, and poor music with just some guy playing the

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I went to a function here last week, and I can't really say I am impressed. I was not really fond of the menu or the service, it was not as slow as some describe for me but it could have been quicker. No one ever came by to refresh my

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I went to a function here last week, and I can't really say I am impressed. I was not really fond of the menu or the service, it was not as slow as some describe for me but it could have been quicker. No one ever came by to refresh my

Pros: Nice cocktail selection

Cons: Slower then desired service.

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On Sunday, my wife and I dined at Cicada for the first time since the institution of the brand new menu. I suppose they had to change the selections to coincide with the change of the season, but their new menu really does not compare with

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On Sunday, my wife and I dined at Cicada for the first time since the institution of the brand new menu. I suppose they had to change the selections to coincide with the change of the season, but their new menu really does not compare with

Pros: Good deserts, good cocktails

Cons: the Cicada club is a big con, come on a night when it is not happening, slow service, inattentive staff.

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My first time visit impression to this restaurant/club left me with little desire to return. This place was full of older ladies in flapper costumes and men dressed like mobsters, there are some kids that come, but mostly the crowd is 50

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My first time visit impression to this restaurant/club left me with little desire to return. This place was full of older ladies in flapper costumes and men dressed like mobsters, there are some kids that come, but mostly the crowd is 50

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I am a long time Cicada goer that would really like to see some changes made. First off, I really wish newer better singers/bands would be hired, the line up currently just does not cut it. Second, I really wish Cicada would speed up their

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I am a long time Cicada goer that would really like to see some changes made. First off, I really wish newer better singers/bands would be hired, the line up currently just does not cut it. Second, I really wish Cicada would speed up their

Pros: Nice building, good drink selection

Cons: Needs reorganizing, needs some new acts.

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Service at this place is very slow, make sure to bring a little something to snack on while you wait for your food to arrive, don't expect to get bread either, unless you ask them several times. We requested a table near the stage well in

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Service at this place is very slow, make sure to bring a little something to snack on while you wait for your food to arrive, don't expect to get bread either, unless you ask them several times. We requested a table near the stage well in

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This only part of this place that really impressed me was the art deco inside, it is really beautiful, so is the lalique glass, but as for Cicada Club, I think the Cicada restaurant could do so much better then they are doing right now.

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This only part of this place that really impressed me was the art deco inside, it is really beautiful, so is the lalique glass, but as for Cicada Club, I think the Cicada restaurant could do so much better then they are doing right now.

Pros: Beautiful downtown landmark building

Cons: shady staff, no new music.

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I have been totally bummed out on how dead Cicada club has been recently. We got dinner there, like the other reviews were saying, it was kinda slow, they probably were having problems in the kitchen. The last time we came we saw Janet

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I have been totally bummed out on how dead Cicada club has been recently. We got dinner there, like the other reviews were saying, it was kinda slow, they probably were having problems in the kitchen. The last time we came we saw Janet

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The service and the food here are both mediocre at best. It took a very long time for the waiter to bring our menu and a long time to bring the food, they were not that busy, so I really don't understand why it took so long. The food is so

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The service and the food here are both mediocre at best. It took a very long time for the waiter to bring our menu and a long time to bring the food, they were not that busy, so I really don't understand why it took so long. The food is so

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We were really not happy with our Sunday night visit to Cicada. The service is really terrible here. They sat us down and failed to bring us our bread and butter, it took them 20 minutes just to come by and fill our glass with water, and

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We were really not happy with our Sunday night visit to Cicada. The service is really terrible here. They sat us down and failed to bring us our bread and butter, it took them 20 minutes just to come by and fill our glass with water, and

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I went to the Halloween party at the Cicada Club with my boyfriend It is a party you have to pay to attend. Its not what I expected at all.First the positive. Dean Mora's orchestra was excellent and played wonderful music. The place has a

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I went to the Halloween party at the Cicada Club with my boyfriend It is a party you have to pay to attend. Its not what I expected at all.First the positive. Dean Mora's orchestra was excellent and played wonderful music. The place has a

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My friends and I had a great time last night at the Cicada Club. The place was packed! Jennifer Keith is a fine singer and band featured members of the Royal Crown Revue big band. Looking forward to making this a regular Sunday night

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My friends and I had a great time last night at the Cicada Club. The place was packed! Jennifer Keith is a fine singer and band featured members of the Royal Crown Revue big band. Looking forward to making this a regular Sunday night

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The interior of this Art Deco restaurant is incredibly beautiful. Makes a fantastic spot for a romantic date. The food is delicious with the added bonus of an extensive wine list. Our server was friendly and helpful when asked for wine

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The interior of this Art Deco restaurant is incredibly beautiful. Makes a fantastic spot for a romantic date. The food is delicious with the added bonus of an extensive wine list. Our server was friendly and helpful when asked for wine

Pros: Unique in Los Angeles

Cons: Smoking allowed in the outside lobby

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For me, the entertainment, food and service is always excellent. Plus the upstairs bar has one of the best bartenders in the city. I have been to the Cicada Club many times and each evening is a delight. I also enjoy the costumed doorman,

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For me, the entertainment, food and service is always excellent. Plus the upstairs bar has one of the best bartenders in the city. I have been to the Cicada Club many times and each evening is a delight. I also enjoy the costumed doorman,

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I have gone to Cicada several times and now feel like I can give it a fair review. A couple of this to say. First off the positive. Its in a beautiful building, and some of staff very nice. Reading through the reviews and what I

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I have gone to Cicada several times and now feel like I can give it a fair review. A couple of this to say. First off the positive. Its in a beautiful building, and some of staff very nice. Reading through the reviews and what I

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Ok so, I have only been to this place once, so I am not a die hard fan, I just know my friends and I had a bad experience. The sound was really auwful and we could hardly hear the singer, which was too bad because I really like Janet

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Ok so, I have only been to this place once, so I am not a die hard fan, I just know my friends and I had a bad experience. The sound was really auwful and we could hardly hear the singer, which was too bad because I really like Janet

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My wife and I were delighted to attend last Sunday's Roaring Twenties Review with Richard Halpern at The Cicada Restaurant. It was our third visit. To say the least this was one of the best nights we have had in Los Angeles. We are in

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My wife and I were delighted to attend last Sunday's Roaring Twenties Review with Richard Halpern at The Cicada Restaurant. It was our third visit. To say the least this was one of the best nights we have had in Los Angeles. We are in

Pros: Pleasant staff, tasty menu and the best entertainment in town!

Cons: We wish they were open on Satuday nights too

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I have watched the postings about The Cicada Restaurant off and on since my girl friend and I attend regularly. Most of these negative postings are questionable at first glance. They seem to have a chip on their shoulder or want to

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I have watched the postings about The Cicada Restaurant off and on since my girl friend and I attend regularly. Most of these negative postings are questionable at first glance. They seem to have a chip on their shoulder or want to

Pros: Exceptional service, reasonable priced menu and entertainement with no cover

Cons: We wish The Cicada Club stayed open till midnight but it is a Sunday

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I have been a couple times and I saw the same singer all three times, maybe just bad luck. A previous reviewer stated how the Oviatt building is on the Register of Historic Places, there is no doubt that the building is beautiful, but the

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I have been a couple times and I saw the same singer all three times, maybe just bad luck. A previous reviewer stated how the Oviatt building is on the Register of Historic Places, there is no doubt that the building is beautiful, but the

Pros: Beautiful building, nice bar.

Cons: Could use some better acts.

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Cicada club which was once a novelty is now stale and boring, "impresario" Maxwell Demille isn't enough of an "impresario' to get in new acts, and the one he has are only mediocre, not worth the drive downtown.

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Cicada club which was once a novelty is now stale and boring, "impresario" Maxwell Demille isn't enough of an "impresario' to get in new acts, and the one he has are only mediocre, not worth the drive downtown.

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The majority of the people that come to Cicada I have noticed are diners in modern clothing that would come to the restaurant anyway and most of them leave after they are done with dinner. The people that come in vintage clothing are

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The majority of the people that come to Cicada I have noticed are diners in modern clothing that would come to the restaurant anyway and most of them leave after they are done with dinner. The people that come in vintage clothing are

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The Oviatt building, now the current home of the Cicada Club is truly the shining jewel of downtown. Los Angeles' first Art Deco office building built in 1928, no other public venue can compare. Trendy spots such as the Edison may be

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The Oviatt building, now the current home of the Cicada Club is truly the shining jewel of downtown. Los Angeles' first Art Deco office building built in 1928, no other public venue can compare. Trendy spots such as the Edison may be

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Never had a bad experience at the Cicada Club. MC Maxwell DeMille has always been friendly and entertaining with old fashioned charm and style, but can be a bit mysterious at times. Love the room, love to dress up, and best of all, no

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Never had a bad experience at the Cicada Club. MC Maxwell DeMille has always been friendly and entertaining with old fashioned charm and style, but can be a bit mysterious at times. Love the room, love to dress up, and best of all, no

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Cicada club was pretty disappointing. I went expecting something out of the Golden Era, but really it is just the restaurant hiring a vintage band and having a coat check girl and doorman, cute, but nowhere near what I would expect a vintage nightclub to resemble, only half of the patrons actually wear vintage clothing. Most people just come for dinner and leave. My friends who have gone agree with me and have actually said that the patron count has dropped off. I wish Cicada could actually pull off this vintage night club thing, since their space is so amazing. Good luck Cicada.

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Cicada club was pretty disappointing. I went expecting something out of the Golden Era, but really it is just the restaurant hiring a vintage band and having a coat check girl and doorman, cute, but nowhere near what I would expect a vintage nightclub to resemble, only half of the patrons actually wear vintage clothing. Most people just come for dinner and leave. My friends who have gone agree with me and have actually said that the patron count has dropped off. I wish Cicada could actually pull off this vintage night club thing, since their space is so amazing. Good luck Cicada.

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I've been to all the downtown hot spots, and for vintage themed night clubs the Edison is best followed closely by Bordello. The Cicada Club does not even rank close to these two. I gave Cicada a couple chances and it never seemed to get

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I've been to all the downtown hot spots, and for vintage themed night clubs the Edison is best followed closely by Bordello. The Cicada Club does not even rank close to these two. I gave Cicada a couple chances and it never seemed to get

 

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