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Cicada

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Certainly one of the most romantic and architecturally dramatic dining venues in L.A., Cicada occupies the ground floor of the 1928 art deco Oviatt Building. Carved maple columns soar two stories to a gold leaf ceiling, and from the mezzanine a glamorous bar overlooks the spacious dining room. The menu leans on Italy, but with global influences, featuring dishes like tuna carpaccio with lemon-ginger sauce, and lamb chops with rosemary-mirin sauce. Fans rave about the restaurant's Lalique glass accents, live music, and widely spaced tables. Others complain about its banquet hall feel and so-so food.

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Mon. No lunch.
Updated: 05-10-2011

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    Romantic choice

    One of my favorite romantic restaurants because of the ambience; low lighting, art deco charm, and the hush of quiet conversations. The food is very good and service top notch.

    by jahlie, 2/18/09

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