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Putting on the Ritz: LA’s Best Pre-Theater Dining Experiences

November 7, 2016
Written by: Yasha Wallin

With a slew of upcoming musicals, concerts and comedy shows, Downtown LA is slowly but surely giving New York’s Broadway a run for its money. This season alone sees world famous musicals like The King and I, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch kick off. Even the buzzed about Book of Mormon and Hamilton will premiere in 2017. That’s not to mention holiday classics like Swan Lake, Los Angeles’ Ballet: The Nutcracker, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

But no matter how great the performances, or how amazing Alexander Hamilton looks in breeches, no one can properly sit through a night of entertainment on an empty stomach. That’s why sbe has you covered with exclusive theater packages to make sure you’re properly fed and enjoy just the right amount of craft cocktails before the show starts. Check out a few of our pre-theater dining exclusives below, and see you before the show!

What: Katsuya Hollywood
Close to: Hollywood Pantages, Ricardo Montalban Theatre
Exclusive tips: Take advantage of Katsuya’s prix fixe theater menu for groups—served in a private dining room or semi-private space. The menu is designed to get you in and out in an hour, with a shareable dinner that includes Katsuya favorites like crispy rice with spicy tuna, crab rolls, assorted rolls, and nigiri, available for just $45 per person.


What: Cleo L.A. LIVE
Close to: Musicals, concerts, theater and comedy shows at Staples Center, L.A. LIVE, Microsoft TheaterWalt Disney Concert Hall/LA Philharmonic
Exclusive tips: Cleo’s family style plates and cocktails were designed to be indulged in with the best of company. So get your crew together before the show for award winning dishes like Moroccan fried chicken and kale flatbread, plus new menu items unique to the DTLA location.

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What: Cleo at The Redbury Hollywood
Close to: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Hollywood Pantages, Royce Hall, Dolby Theater
Exclusive tips: The very first Cleo is intimate and consistently delicious, offering Chef Danny Elmaleh’s eastern and southern Mediterranean dishes so good its been rumored Cleo is taking over the world. Located in the heart of Hollywood—where it all began—Cleo is walking distance to the Dolby Theater and Hollywood Pantages, where many of the most popular musicals take place. So prior to heading off to an experience akin to Broadway West, taste Cleo’s exclusive prix fixe theater menu.

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What: Umami Broadway
Close to: LA OrpheumStaples CenterL.A. LIVEMicrosoft Theater
Exclusive tips: Savory, bold and flavorful is how you’ll find everything at Umami Burger. Those familiar with Umami’s mouthwatering offerings will also learn about an exclusive prix fixe menu when they book a dinner created especially for theater goers, which can be even be enjoyed in a private dining room.

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