WHEN IS CICADA OPEN?
The Cicada Restaurant and Club features live music and dancing on selected Thursdays through Sundays. Doors open 7pm for dining and dancing to recorded music. Dance bands play from 8:30 PM to approximately 11 PM.
Occasionally, after the last set, the Mezzanine Bar will remain open (closing times vary) for cocktails and dancing to recorded music.
for our entertainment and show schedule.
Please call 213-488-9488 for restaurant reservations and 213-394-6060 for show information.
WHERE DO I PARK?
Valet parking is available for $10 or park in nearby lots or the Pershing Square Garage. Street parking is also available.
DO I NEED A DINNER RESERVATION?
Dinner reservations are highly recommended as seating fills quickly! Please phone 213-488-9488 to make a reservation today. On nights with live music and dancing, admission tickets required for all guests with or without dinner reservations. Your dinner reservation will guarantee your table for the entire evening. NOTE: Parties of eight or more may require credit card to reserve a table. A $30 no show fee will be charged for each member of your party who does not cancel their reservation at least 24 hours prior to the reservation time or attends the Cicada Club and does not purchase dinner. Sorry, no separate checks.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
21 and over on nights with live music and dancing.
DO I NEED A RESERVATION IF I JUST WANT TO DANCE OR ENJOY A COCKTAIL AT THE BAR?
Reservations are not required for guests not having dinner. On nights with live music and dancing, admission tickets required for all guests with or without dinner reservations.
WHAT ABOUT SEATING FOR THE SHOW?
On nights with live music and dancing, seating in the dining room is reserved for guests who are dining. For those not dining, seating is available on a first come, first served basis in the Mezzanine Lounge.
HOW DO I BUY DISCOUNT ADMISSION TICKETS?
Advance discount admission tickets are only available online. Admission tickets purchased in advance are often discounted, except on the day of the show. On nights with live music and dancing, admission tickets are required for all guests with or without dinner reservations. On selected nights we offer an advance ticket purchase discount PROMO CODE that lowers the discount price. Want the promo code? to sign up for our newsletter that often includes a promo code.
DO I NEED ADVANCE TICKETS?
The admission charge may be paid at the door (unless sold out). We suggest advance tickets for special nights (Big Bands, Fridays, etc.) as these nights sell out.
WHAT IS THE ADMISSION CHARGE REFUND POLICY?
All sales are final. No refunds unless an event has been canceled by The Cicada Restaurant and Club, which reserves the right to cancel an event due to circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If The Cicada Restaurant and Club cancels an event, a refund or credit toward a future night will be offered upon request. Should circumstances arise that result in the cancellation of an event, either a refund or credit toward an event at the new, future date will be offered. Unused tickets may be exchanged for a small fee. for more information about ticket exchanges.
IS CICADA WHEELCHAIR AND DISABLED ACCESS FRIENDLY?
Yes! Although the restrooms are located on the Mezzanine level, please enjoy a ride in the original 1928 elevator for easy access.
WHAT'S ON THE MENU?
On nights with live music and dancing, The Cicada Restaurant and Club presents our special fixed price dinner that includes choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for one low price. Other nights feature an exntended a la carte menu.
to see the menus.
WHAT ABOUT THE LIVE WEB BROADCAST?
On special nights, The Cicada Restaurant and Club broadcasts live on the Internet.
to check the SHOWTIMES page for special nights that may be scheduled for a live Internet broadcast. If you are unable to attend in person you can experience the free live broadcast using your web browser.
to visit the broadcast page.
DO I HAVE TO "DRESS UP"?
On nights with live music and dancing, business, evening, vintage, conservative, formal, and elegant attire encouraged. Casual or athletic attire, flip-flops, sandals, work boots, denim, shorts, rompers, outdoor jackets, and excessively revealing clothing are ALL prohibited. Many of our patrons enjoy dressing in early 20th century vintage (1920s through 1950s) or contemporary evening attire (black tie and evening gowns). The above can be modified on costume themed nights such as Halloween and the Armed Forces Tribute.
WHERE CAN I FIND VINTAGE CLOTHING?
The Cicada Restaurant and Club recommends The Costume House, offering a fabulous selection of rental attire from the 1920s to the 1950s. You'll find wonderful classic and vintage shoes at Re-Mix Shoes.
DO I NEED TO BRING A DANCE PARTNER?
No partner required. Our guests are very friendly.
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DANCE?
Do not fret! Many of our guests are experienced dancers and would be delighted to take you for a whirl on the floor and perhaps even show you a few steps. All you need to do is ask! Need lessons? We recommend Rusty Frank, not only does she often appear in our floor shows, but she's a swell dance teacher!
WHAT ABOUT PRIVATE PARTIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS?
The Cicada Restaurant and Club is available for your Special Event, Birthday Party, Filming Location and more any day of the week.
WHAT IS THE CORRECT PRONOUNCIATION OF "CICADA"?
Lot's of folks are confused on how to pronounce CICADA. It's easy: see-KAY-duh.
IS THE OVIATT BUILDING HAUNTED?
Ghost authorities claim that the building is indeed haunted by the spirit of its creator, James Zera Oviatt. Please report all sightings to the management.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE OVIATT BUILDING?
Find out more: THE OVIATT BUILDING
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
to contact us!