Cleo, an award-winning concept from sbe, the leading global lifestyle hospitality company, with three locations alone in Los Angeles with seven worldwide, is named after the Egyptian queen, Cleo, and helmed by Executive Chef Danny Elmaleh. Cleo showcases a modern twist on eastern and southern Mediterranean cuisine. Each Cleo location has its own distinct look and feel to complement its surroundings and encourage a social dining experience, all the while staying true to its’ Mediterranean roots.
The Cleo menu, created by Executive Chef Danny Elmaleh, reflects his Israeli-Japanese heritage and celebrates ingredients and cultures of the eastern and southern Mediterranean. The menu spotlights but isn’t limited to the restaurant’s signature cocktails, Brussels sprouts, spicy cigars, and other shared plate favorites from babaganoush and crispy artichoke hummus enjoyed on addictive fresh baked laffa bread, to tagines, kebabs and octopus, plus, larger, “family-style” dishes to share such as charcoal-grilled branzino served whole with fresh tomato and niçoise olives, snapper hot oil seared with Calabrian chili, olives and barberries and the Wagyu flat iron steak.
Disruptive Restaurant Group, a subsidiary of sbe, opened the group’s third LA location, Cleo Third Street, of this award-winning Mediterranean culinary concept, in December of 2017 inside The Orlando Hotel, following its recent openings in New York and The Bahamas. Additionally, the brand will continue its international expansion with the opening of Cleo Kuwait within The Avenues Mall, the largest shopping mall in the country, in early 2018. sbe has plans to open seven more Cleo restaurants globally by 2021. The new, 6,000-square-foot flagship restaurant on Third Street comes alive with vibrant and rich interiors brought to life by DesignAgency and sbe’s real estate development subsidiary Dakota Development. From grand artwork to cozy accents—a giant seven-foot mirrored ball hanging over the outdoor reflects back all the dinners and activity below, evoking curiosity in passers-by; a rich, earth toned color palette; stunning tiled backdrops and mosaic accents that nod to the Mediterranean, to a custom mural by popular LA street artist Cryptik, titled 'FACING EAST’—all of these elements combine to create a captivating dining experience.
“Building on the incredible reception we’ve seen with Cleo Hollywood and Cleo L.A. Live, we were thrilled to open our third location in L.A. and bring our award-winning concept to West Hollywood,” notes the Disruptive Restaurant Group. “West Third Street is fast becoming a go-to dining corridor in the city and we’re eager to welcome our neighbors, our friends, Orlando Hotel guests and visitors in for a fantastic, modern Mediterranean dining and drinking experience.”
“Making a decision on the right restaurant partner is very important to us all. We are thrilled to be partnering with such a sophisticated and esteemed group of hospitality professionals as sbe, as we embark on this next chapter for our hotel,” explained The Orlando Hotel owner, Ken Pressberg.
Cleo Third Street is destined to continue growing as one of Hollywood’s celebrity hot spots hosting the likes of Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Larry King, Michael B. Jordan, and many more.