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Cicada Restaurant

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Chris Wilder
Drinks are reasonably priced

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

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Art Deco Heaven & Great Food

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

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A fun evening in downtown Los Angeles Art Deco Treasure

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 enjoyed the lamp chops. Cooked just right -- juicy and and delicious.

Second, the entertainment. This night featured Halpern's 1920's era band with a fantastic dance number b
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The worst show ever.

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 big fan of the male singer Johnny something or other. Where does Maxwell DeMille find these people? Karaoke bars? Was he drunk when he hired them? I hope the restaurant didn't have t... view more

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Mediocre vintage nights

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 more professional acts. All of the singers and bands that have come in really had me and my friends yawning. I think Maxwell has tried to liven things up a new announcer, but all of ... view more

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Maxwell DeMille has a lot of improvements to make.

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 anyone. 3. The general deadness of the place. Instead of another act coming on during the band break, DeMille puts on maudlin recorded music on a loop 5. Maxwell DeMille's annoying ... view more

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Absolutely Love Richard Halpern and the 1920s nights

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 being able to watch the recorded shows on the internet before we actually made it into the place live. Our favorite is Richard Halpern without a doubt as his shows are the most liv... view more

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Good for business/Sunday night ungood

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 WORTH IT! The macambo salad was good but I cannot call the filet mignon a ""filet. ""Think Black Angus...? For $32 + I expect a lot more! Especially a HOT plate because when I got m... view more

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Cicada Restaurant= Fantastic/Maxwell Demille=NO

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
1) Cicada Restaurant/The Oviatt building is a beautiful art deco historical gem. It is one of the few places we have like this in Los Angeles. The architecture and decor are both breathtakingly beautiful and you'll swear it's another time. The food here is also wonderful. It's a
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