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The Review: Cleo at the Redbury Hotel
The Review: Cleo at the Redbury Hotel

This, after all, being Hollywood, if SBE's Sam Nazarian is going to name a restaurant for the queen of Egypt, it's obligatory to vamp it up a little. Set in the crimson Redbury Hotel, a stone's throw from Hollywood and Vine, Cleo references the alluring Egyptian with a giant, black-and-white photo of the silent film actress Theda Bara as a fierce, dark-eyed Cleopatra from 1917. More queens of the cinema grace the walls of the high-ceilinged room, but their Cleos look decidedly tame compared with Bara.I used to dread checking out trendy new restaurants in Hollywood. The look was everything, and while some were entertaining, mostly the food was forgettable, if not downright bad. But...

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