From the moment you step inside Cleo, you’re enveloped by the aroma of Chef Danny Elmaleh’s contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, and Matthew Rolston’s enlivening décor that makes you feel right at home.
Enjoy delicious shareable plates, mezzes, flatbreads and cocktails in a warm, intimate restaurant setting that playfully marries old Hollywood glamour with relaxed Mediterranean charm.
Chef Danny Elmaleh, the culinary mastermind behind many of sbe’s most renowned restaurants, is best known for his award-winning concept, Cleo. He draws from diverse cultures to create richly textured shareable plates, which encourage a warm, social dining experience.
Elmaleh’s interest in cross-cultural cuisine was first inspired by his experience growing up with a Moroccan father and Japanese mother. He trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York and began his career at Jean Moulin in Japan. He went on to work in the kitchens of Ristorante Giannino in Milan and Melisse and Lemon Moon in Los Angeles. In 2006, Elmaleh opened his own restaurant, Celadon, and was dubbed a Rising Star Chef by StarChefs.com the following year. At Celadon, he met Katsuya Uechi and their relationship led him to his current role at sbe.
Events & Catering
WHETHER YOU ARE PLANNING AN INTIMATE DINNER OR LAVISH CORPORATE GALA, OUR EVENTS & CATERING TEAM WILL MAKE SURE YOUR EVENT IS ELEGANT AND UNFORGETTABLE.
We offer customized menus by our James Beard Award-winning Chefs, premium mixology and full-service event production.
It’s that time of year ? Enjoy our special Halloween Cocktail at #CleoHollywood and #CleoLALIVE now through Halloween, if you dare… Theda’s Reviver – @tequilaavion, Kahlúa, orange bitters, espresso, and pumpkin spiced sugar rim.