The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay at The London
The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay at The London

The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay at The London

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelondonwesthollywood.com/
  • Phone: 3103587788
  • Hours of Operation:
    All-Day Dining: Daily, 11 am – 4pm.
    Bar: Daily until 10pm .

    Reservations are Required, subject to availability
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Keene
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View
  • Private Party Facilities: For large parties and our private events, please email our Private Dining Manager, Andrew Donovan
  • Private Party Contact: Andrew Donovan 3103587711

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset Blvd.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We are located in The London West Hollywood Hotel.
A word from The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay at The London
The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay offers delectable al fresco dining amid panoramic views and idyllic California weather. Under the direction of Executive Chef Anthony Keene, enjoy seasonal cuisine and approachable service at this rooftop oasis. Now open daily for all-day dining.
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The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay at The London reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating2.3
  • Food1.7
    Service1.7
  • Ambiance2.3
    Noise LevelModerate
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  • not good in service
    jacky
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    i and my friends don't like their services, forgot our water, wait for longgggggggggg time for food and desert
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Rooftop
    AdrianVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I was hoping to impress two business associates with some rooftop dining. What we got was awful food and bad service parked on some artifical turf. I ordered the dineLA menu and got the steak. It was quite easily the worst piece of meat I've ever encountered. I ordered medium-rae and got a piece of rubber! Flavorless and tepid. Obviously the dine-LA menu was not appreciated by the Rooftop and no effort was made to make it seem otherwise. Two thirds of the way through my ceasar salad the main courses were brought out and shoved on the table. Without even being asked the waiter pulled my salad from under me! I ordered Peroni beer which were $7 on the menu and I was charged $8. I could go on...
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 171 reviews are from the The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay at The London reviews archive.
  • Big tips restaurant
    yumyumVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    The portions were too small. Not too many selections in the menu. The only thing attracted us was the scenery. When we got the bills. the server told us 20% of gratuity already added to the bills. We were a little surprised about it. It was not listed in the menu that we will be charged 20% gratuity and also we are only party of 2. We didn't get a superior service. I have never get charged 20% gratuity ever. Even when I went to a very nice high class restaurants, they only charged 18% gratuity. Did the restaurant's servers get pay enough? We are wondering if the restaurant's owner know about this. Just have to let people know what to expect from your bills. So don't order expensive wine because you will be charged 20% gratuity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better on TV
    Aderfy
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    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. still amazing! 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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    The view was great, the food and service not so much!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gordon Ramsey needs Gordon Ramsey
    LarryMVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    No better candidate for a Ramsey intervention than his own restaurant on the rooftop of The London hotel just off the Sunset Strip. The food was hit and miss. We shared the cold seafood platter to start. It came on an overflowing bed of ice with decent oysters, crab claws and some of the largest shrimp I've ever seen. My eyes looked to those shrimp with great anticipation only to be tragically disappointed that they were not just a little over cooked but hard like rocks. I know that chilled and iced shrimp will harden and tighten but this was not an issue of temperature but of very poor preparation. Wow, poorly prepared boiled or steamed shrimp. How much more basic and easy can it get? Main course of Bronzino fillet were perfect.
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  • Great View But Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I've been to the London before, but this time was disappointing. Although the view was nice, the service was quite subpar. Our server rarely came by, and we'd long be ready to move on to the next course by the time she finally checked on us. When I received the lobster roll, it was quite small for a $17 price tag. Then we had to hunt her down and ask for a dessert menu, she said the kitchen was already closed. Wouldn't it have been appropriate for our server to let us know about last call and ask us if we'd like anything before the kitchen closes? To add insult to injury, a 20% mandatory tip was included in our bill although we didn't receive the service to warrant that kind of tip. I'll think again next time anyone brings up going there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was way over priced
    Manana71
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    The food was way over priced for what we ordered..our bill was $108.00 for two burgers and a little plate with 10 olives and two pieces of bread..our drinks were horrible..the place was really nice and had great views but I would not recommend it to anyone as a dining experience..our bill should've been half the price..very disappointed
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  • Excellent service
    MilkieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion spot
    Mk742
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terribly small portions for
    EatinginmtlVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    Terribly small portions for the price. Had the lobster roll that which tasted nice but again - bite size portions which was not what you'd expect for this sort of roll... Would not go out of my way for this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Booked the wrong restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Be careful if you type in GORDON RAMSEY on Open Table. I mistakenly booked THE ROOFTOP by GORDON RAMSEY instead of just plain GORDON RAMSEY-West Hollywood. THE ROOFTOP is just that - poolside table service with a couple salads and a few entrees. While I'm sure this is lovely for hotel guests, my wife and I were expecting an actual restaurant. My bad, true, but clarification (i.e. This is a poolside snack bar) would have been helpful.
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  • I think I was expecting something
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    I think I was expecting something different so I was disappointed - I didn't realize I would be actually dining poolside. the food was good. would I go again, probably not.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful, but disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    The rooftop is beautiful with nice seating areas and a fire pit, but I was really put off by the fact that our $15 cocktails were served in disposable plastic cups. There was also a wedding taking place in the area where the rooftop restaurant seating usually is, so there were just a few tables next to the pool. We were sort of hoping for a nicer dinner and the fact that they took reservations and it's called "The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay" lead me to expect a little more than just pool food. Our food was good, just not very interesting. The wine "list" was also very limited with just 5 or 6 wines by the glass (at $15+ per glass). I'd say I would go back to sit and have drinks, but the plastic cups kind of ruin that experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic atmosphere
    baghdadtsi
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Not busy or crowded which makes it perfect for dates and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a let down after having
    RingLeader1VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    What a let down after having dined at his other restaurant downstairs! An under dressed Caesar salad, a way over priced charcuterie plate, and a very tiny, but from what I am told, good lobster roll. The drinks were just ok, the view is lovely and the servers were very nice, but we cannot recommend dining here, nor would we go back to the rooftop.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shocked
    Tony
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    I can't believe that Gordon Ramsey lends his name to this establishment. If you enjoy your cocktail arriving in a plastic Solo cup, your wine being served in a heavily water spotted plastic wine glass, and you're in the mood for a bacon wrapped hot dog, then this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    The name "Gordon Ramsey" attracted me to make this reservation. My plate was very good, my wife's was poor. The service was ok and the view is very nice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fan of Gordon Ramsey
    FoodieWannabe
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Value and Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    The restaurant week menu was an outstanding value and left us wanting to come back for the ffod and the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for DineLA lunch, it
    oenophileVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    Went for DineLA lunch, it was fabulous and well worth the money!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch
    Itsamemina
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week at The Rooftop
    HammyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    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 
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    WendiVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheap quality gimicky restaurant
    Anon
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Came here for lunch on Saturday in the middle of summer. There were not enough umbrellas for every table so we had to sit in the direct sunlight. Actually got a sunburn all over my back and shoulders from sitting directly in the sun for an hour in the middle of the day. We had a reservation--it's not like they didn't know we were coming. They did, at least, bring us lots of water, otherwise it would have been unbearably hot to sit there. Food was mediocre. Automatically adding 20% tip for a 2 person party? Tacky. Deceptively placing this service charge in fine print on the bill, so that an unobservant customer could end up giving you a 36% tip? Even more tacky.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • End of Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rooftop lunch spot...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Beautiful views, great food and laid back ambiance. Perfect for brunch or lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and nice drinks
    tess
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I went to this place for LA Restaurant Week, and made a reservation to late lunch. When I arrived, the hostess told me that the lunch menu for RW was only in certain hours at the day. I'm sure they have to establish rules, but would be better to announce it on Restaurant Week page. Besides, I had a great time, and I'm planning to go back, next time for a happy hour or dinner. The view must be even more pleasant at night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • senic view with food to match
    bruceVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance and great food
    Yummers
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food at the rooftop was
    Qwerty
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rooftop with a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So much potential here, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    So much potential here, but they blow it with weak staff (why would they be any good when the 20% gratuity is built in...even for a party of two?) very small $15 glasses of wine, and decor that looks like it was thrown together with garage sale outdoor furniture? The SoHo House folks should take this place over and show them what could be done. This place could be a gold mine, but until then do not waste your time or money.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    GlamazeVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    I'll keep it short & simple. Food was ok. Service was slow. We had to wait so long in between iced tea refills that we asked for them to just leave a pitcher at the table-they then charged us $18 for it on top of charging us an additional $18 for 3 iced teas. On top of us having to look for the waiting staff to ask for everything from silverware to plates to refills they had the audacity to include 20% gratuity for a party of 3. This place needs to get it together. Was so disappointed. The menu is very limited with not many options. Only positives: Atmosphere is great. Beautiful view from the rooftop.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view view, poor food and serv
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    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.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It would be great to have
    emmeliefVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    It would be great to have more healthy vegetarian options available on the menu
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food - Ambience needs work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • easter brunch on the London rooftop
    MichaelColbyVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    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
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This isn't a restaurant, it's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    This isn't a restaurant, it's a pool with a pool bar menu with a fancy named slapped on it.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food and view! Just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Awesome food and view! Just wish the service was a little better but I guess it's the best they can do at a pool side environment. Servers were very polite and friendly but slow… Definitely a place we’ll go again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate