easter brunch on the London rooftop
had heard a mixed bag of reviews/comments about the dining at the London. Although it was a bit pricey, and the buffet selections were not expansive the food was was quite nice and top caliber, the view was stellar and the service was relaxed and attentive. It made for a relaxing, enjoyable easter brunch with an inspiring view of LA from the ocean to downtown, from Century City to the south bay to downtown, facing the Hollywood hills above Sunset.
I'm sure I'll be be back. I rather liked the look of the hotel that looked and felt like a boutique hotel in Knightsbridge or or Mayfair. I miss the original "boxwood cafe" in the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. The rooftop reminded me of the ambiance of the W hotel in Westwood
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food - Ambience needs work
This could be a phenomenal place. The food at the Mother's Day brunch was excellent, albeit a bit pricey. The ambience though needs work. The view on the roof is exceptional, but the flooring is astroturf, and the surrounding roof is all stucco. I would suggest a more garden style rooftop ambience, with more plants and definitely rethink the flooring and rework the stucco paint on nearby walls.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view view, poor food and serv
The view from this rooftop snack bar is great. the food is just a snack bar for the pool of the hotel, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The food and service are very poor.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rooftop with a view
Food quality and presentation was excellent coupled with an excellent view of LA from the rooftop of the London hotel. Attentive staff made the lunch enjoyable. Gluten-free options are available and were prepared and served error free. Fruit drink presentation is among the best anywhere.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at the rooftop was
The food at the rooftop was amazing, and the view was unbelievable. It's crazy to think this oasis is in the middle of a somewhat crazy street off of sunset. The only problem were all the hidden extra fees that went along with the meal: an automatic 20% service charge and $10 for valet parking.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
senic view with food to match
We've been to Gordon's before, but this was the first time on the Rooftop. The service was good, the food was great and pacing was good as well, We asked for additional bread for the stack (it had lots of juices and sauce I didn't want to miss it). Since this was DineLA and prix fixe they charged for it, which they wouldn't ordinarily do.And the sticky toffee pudding was to die for it is supremely delicious.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance and great food
We went to the rooftop for dineLA lunch. We had the charcuterie, lobster roll, sea bass, Kobe hot dog, and sticky toffee pudding. All the food was great but the sea bass was exceptional. I love sticky toffee pudding from the Fat Cow and this one was almost as good but a little on the sweet side for me compared to the Fat Cow. It's a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere overlooking the city.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
End of Experience
Throughout the whole time dining at the Rooftop, I enjoyed how our water cups were being refilled. As time progressed, the weather was slowly heating up. Towards our last course, dessert, in between waiting for the bill and eating, they stopped refilling our water. With the weather warming up more, I was getting thirsty with the mix of heat and flavorful dessert. Even at the end after we paid, we still did not get any water. Other than that, food, the view, and service was good.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rooftop lunch spot...
Beautiful views, great food and laid back ambiance. Perfect for brunch or lunch.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here for lunch on a Sunday for dineLA Summer 2013. The menu was amazing! So yummy and great service. View wasn't too bad either!
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Restaurant Week at The Rooftop
What makes for a perfect Sunday afternoon? A 3 course lunch for $25 dollars on a rooftop with a view of West Hollywood and a pitcher of Stella Artois!
Lobster Roll—left me longing for a whole Sammy!
Hanger Steak—worth paying $25 for this alone. Delicious steak and at grown up portions. My only complaint is the butter knife I was given to cut it with, but given the proximity to the pool I can let it slide.
Sticky Toffee Pudding--officially one of the top 10 deserts of my life and most certainly the best Sticky Toffee Pudding in the city. I will be back for this one
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went there with 2 of my friends. The server was nice to take back an ice latte that wasn't tasteful. Timing was good overall except that we took some time to finish. A little surprised that the restaurant would add gratuity for a party of three but maybe that's just how it is over there. Highlight was probably desert. The yogurt and berries was delicious and the toffee desert was perfect for my friend who has an extreme sweet tooth.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for DineLA lunch, it
Went for DineLA lunch, it was fabulous and well worth the money!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Value and Ambience
The restaurant week menu was an outstanding value and left us wanting to come back for the ffod and the view.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fan of Gordon Ramsey
We just love his show, and have to give it a try. The whole dining experience is superb and the weather adds up it. We'll come back!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not busy or crowded which makes it perfect for dates and special occasions.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special occasion spot
Wanted a romantic anniversary spot to take my wife to and found this gem. Will definitely go back, the food, the view, the service all where to the top just like the restaurant itself is. Thank you for the wonderful service.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service we got on fri night was excellent, I'm just sorry I didn't get the guy's name. The girl was really attentive too, brought me a blanket cuz it was getting cold. Our main guy was very friendly, made us felt welcomed and gave us enough space and never made us felt like we had to hurry and order or anything. I made the reservation through open table and he checked us in right away. It was late and we were the last party, but not once did he made us felt like he wanted us to leave so he can get off work. He was courteous, warm, and so friendly and sweet. He even brought over a heat lamp because it was cold. Love the atmosphere and the view.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better on TV
We came to this restaurant to try the beef wellington.
It was good but we realized it is a little different then the one made on the TV shows.
it seemed they were understaff a bit and our reservation was mixed up with the rooftop and downstairs.
they quickly fixed and were on our way.
towards the end of the meal waiting staff was slow but kind.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM