Cicada Restaurant

Cicada Restaurant
617 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 USA
Telephone. 213-488-9488
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Lunch
Mon-Sat 5:30pm-9:30pm Dinner
Closed Sundays

“Where else can you eat in a converted haberdashery” than this “ritzy” Downtown “crowd-pleaser” in the “landmark” Oviatt building where you can gawk at “exquisite” art deco features and “feel like Julia Roberts” (the interior had a bit role in Pretty Woman); “exceptional” Italian-French cuisine, “huge”, “cold cocktails” and “impeccable service” add up to an “amazing experience” that’s “perfect” “when you feel like a splurge that’s actually worth it.”
- Zagat Survey
With all the grandeur of a Hollywood dream movie from the twenties,
Cicada Restaurant and Lounge is the most magnificent venue to host your glorious day, a place where haute couture meets haute cuisine.

Voted "Top Decor" in the 2004 Zagat Survey, it truly is the "jewel" of the city. Situated in downtown Los Angeles' Lalique palace, in the famed Art Deco styled Oviatt building, Cicada is a place so fitting for creating your dream wedding day, holiday party, corporate event or romantic evening for two..

Originally built as a top-of-the-line haberdashery in 1928, it still retains much of the original design that the French designers and artisans of the time created. The restaurant can accommodate a ceremony, cocktail reception and dinner for up to 350 guests.

The spacious room features a mezzanine that overlooks the main floor, the mezzanine bar and lounge and a patio seating in the lobby in front. No where in the city is there a more spectacular setting.

he opulent room, with the giant old-growth oak columns that feature pairs of angels holding bells and gold-leaf ceilings, can compliment most any special design feature you have chosen to create a unique setting for your wedding day. We have featured events by many of the city's top event-planners and wedding coordinators and some of Los Angeles' most famed events have been held at Cicada.

e feature an array of menus that are designed to satisfy every want and desire. Whether you are looking for a dinner reception that is a multi- course sit down extravaganza or one of our bountiful buffets, our award-winning culinary staff will fulfill your every wish. We specialize in the cuisine from Northern Italy, but are happy to tailor a menu to suit your desires and feature wines from our Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list and have a full bar. Our experience catering staff and on-site coordinator are here to make your day stress and worry-free. So whether you choose to have both your ceremony, reception and dinner here, the reception and dinner only or just a cocktail reception, Cicada looks forward to fulfilling your day of celebration.



Smoked chicken tortellini with radicchio and baby spinach with a tomato cream sauce $17

Shitake gnocchi with mushrooms ragout and a port wine sauce $16

Risotto with smoked chicken, leeks, fresh thyme and Mascarpone cheese $18

Herb infused fettuccini with half a Maine lobster tail, porcini and lobster mushrooms and white wine $25

Duck ravioli with shitake mushrooms, sweet peas and shallots $18

Black olive tagliolini with Maryland crabmeat and grilled vegetables $19

Shrimp ravioli with asparagus and a light curry sauce $19

Orecchiette with Italian sausage, tomatoes, rapini, and Salata cheese $17


Grilled Dover sole with sautéed spinach, rosemary potatoes and a ground mustard lemon sauce $32

Tournedo of Salmon with rose lentils, spinach, coriander and fennel with a beurre blanc sauce $28

Filet mignon with foie gras and green apples in a cabernet sauvignon sauce $34

Muscovy duck breast with wild mushrooms ravioli, Swiss chard and five spice $27

Grilled veal chop with sweet potato gnocchi and braised red cabbage in its own juice $32

Chicken breast with herb mashed potatoes in an oyster-mushroom sauce $24

New Zealand rack of lamb encrusted with whole grain mustard, au gratin potatoes and haricot vert $30

Grilled prawns with cannellini beans, fresh tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and fried capers $30

Braised veal shank with saffron vegetable risotto $29

Mixed grilled fish (please ask your server for daily selection) $M.P


Ahi tuna carpaccio and ahi tartare with green onion, ginger, avocado and wasabi caviar $16

Crab cakes with red and white coleslaw in a Dijon mustard rémoulade $15

Seared foie gras with caramelized mango, micro greens in a vanilla coulis $18

Phyllo wrapped scallop and smoked salmon with vodka crème fraîche and black caviar $16

Marinated Portabello mushroom with ratatouille, Parmesan polenta and smoked tomato coulis $13

Carpaccio of beef with arugula and truffle cheese $17

Maine lobster crepe with asparagus, shitake mushroom and lobster nage $19


Caesar salad with crisp Parmesan and a garlic crouton $8

Mixed Greens with asparagus and hearts of palm with basil vinaigrette $8

Duo of endive with Gorgonzola cheese and pears with a walnut vinaigrette $11

Timbale of roasted beets with a warm porcini vinaigrette and mâche $11

Fresh Mozzarella with teardrop tomatoes, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and aged balsamic vinaigrette $12

Lobster salad with braised with braised leek, mizuna lettuce and 50-year-old balsamic vinegar $18

Heirloom tomatoes with watercress, shaved red onion and feta cheese with a red wine vinaigrette $10



Minestrone $8

Soup of the Day $8


Grilled aspragus with Parmesan cheese $6

Sautéed rapini $6

Potatoes with parsley butter $6

Sautéed exotic mushrooms $6

2 person minimum
$75.00 Per Person


Milk Chocolate Mousse:
Rich choclate mousse glazed with milk chocolate and served with fresh raspberries

Mixed Berry Cobbler:
Smooth warm with Vanilla bean Ice Cream

Crème Brûlée:
Smooth crusted infused with Tahitian vanilla beans and covered in caramelized sugar and fresh berries

Tahitian Vanilla Cheesecake:
Drizzled with a sauce of blackberry and port wine

Golden Delicious Apple Tart:
Thinly sliced apples, layered over almond frangipane, baked in a puff pastry, served with vanilla bean ice cream

Banana Basket:
Florentine almond basket nestled in caramelized bananas served with fresh banana ice cream and caramel sauce

Puff pastry filled with vanilla cream and served with warm chocolate sauce

Ice Cream & Sorbets:
Made fresh daily at Cicada —
sauces available on request (caramel - chocolate - fresh raspberry)

Assorted Cookies:
Selection of freshly baked homemade cookies

All Desserts and Cookies $ 8.00
Pastry Chef - Andy De La Cruz

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