The Tower Bar & Terrace
The Tower Bar & Terrace

The Tower Bar & Terrace

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sunsettowerhotel.com/
  • Phone: 3238486677x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 6:30am - 3pm Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 6:00pm - 10:45pm, Friday-Saturday 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas McCoy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Terrace room from 10 up to 600
    Townhouse up to 100
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer or Daisy (323) 654-7100x2432
  • Entertainment: Jazz Duo Nightly 7pm - 11pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Cienega and Sweetzer
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $8.00 nighttime for the first two hours with ticket validation
    Metered parking along Sunset Blvd
A word from The Tower Bar & Terrace
The famous Sunset Tower Hotel has undergone its first major renovation since the 1980's. The Tower Bar & Terrace Restaurant is now located adjacent to the newly designed lobby and offers a swank lounge, bar and al fresco dining experience. Custom made banquettes fit directly into windows that showcase an unparalleled view of the Los Angeles skyline. Art deco design influences include walnut with gold inlay trim in a subtle, muted color scheme. The delectable menu features California Bistro with Italian fare. A dress code is enforced, please call for information.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
The Tower Bar & Terrace reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (37)special occasion (36)scenic view (34)hot spot (23)vibrant bar scene (20)fit for foodies (19)great for outdoor dining (19)late-night find (17)neighborhood gem (15)notable wine list (11)good for groups (8)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Consistently Exceptional
    ColonelScottVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Tower Bar and Restaurant is consistently the best restaurant in all of Los Angeles. From the varied menu to the exceptional staff, you will never be disappointed in this fine establishment which for many locals has replaced the Polo Lounge as our favorite place to enjoy a great meal in a great room surrounded by interesting people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss the truffle frites!
    Nomossundermyfeet
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Two friends and I came for dinner on a Friday night as part of a "girl's" weekend in LA. We reserved well in advance and requested terrace seating, which we received. The table was ready at the specified time. Service was very prompt but unobtrusive. Food was amazing. Lots of attractive people but you don't have to get over-dressed. Typically, there were people dressed for anything from fairly casual to completely decked out. View was A.Maz.Ing! Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More about the view
    ForTheLoveOfFood
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The view and ambience were the best part. The service was extremely slow and the place was far from full. But the wait staff was nice and was quick to take our order so it seems like it was something in the kitchen that was slowing everything down.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • host
    jlebo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    After having a problem with our reservations, we received a great table and the food was great. The piano player did such a great job, (we were seated near him and even though you knew he was there you could still talk to each other and the ambiance was great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resplendent!
    nathsal
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wonderful ambience in a resplendent environment, fabulous service and lovely food. Felt like we were transported back in time and dining in old world opulence!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjyable
    squirrelVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The dinner was good, not great. The ambiance is great with a wonderful view of the city. The bar is terrific and a cool place to go after work for a drink. The tomato and burrata salad was fabulous! The swordfish and steaks were good. I enjoyed it there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Helen
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We truly enjoyed the ambience and food. Great cocktail list. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice Dinner
    mel31
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Originally booked reservation at the Tower but once we were there we were offered the Terrace. Very happy we moved to the outside dining. Temperature was perfect and ambiance was great. Seemed to be a common spot for locals. Service was slow to get drinks, bread and dinner. Food was great once it was delivered. Would love to go back when visiting LA again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    feels like an iconic upscale new york city restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A restaurant that has it all!
    Sheila
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    It was total perfection! The ambience - the drink - the food - the staff - we ate at the bar and had the best experience. The professional way we were treated was so great it was joyful. The staff had exquisite recommendations and we could not have been happier. It was my friend's birthday and it felt like a true celebration. Bravo - I can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • elainejVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our meal was perfect in every way. Beautiful restaurant, wonderful service with perfect dinners presented and cooked to perfection! Tables are placed so that you can actually talk to one another without shouting and sharing your conversation with other tables. We will definitely return to this restaurant without hesitation. The terrace is a perfect spot for a before or after dinner drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    jesecue
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Upscale ambiance. Very romantic and fun. Great food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old Hollywood Vibe
    SusanSzVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Appreciated being seated by the window to enjoy the LA skyline. The portobello frites were delicious - lightly battered and fried - but not heavy at all. Halibut with corn succotash was delicious. My husband's steak was cooked perfectly. Service was impeccable - friendly, warm and attentive. I was celebrating my birthday and liked the greetings written on my dessert plate. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would definitely dine here again
    McGrubby
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Loved the ambiance, good price point, grey goose dirty martini w/ bleu cheese stuffed olives was superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always The Best
    ColonelScottVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I eat here as often as possible and this is perhaps one of the most appealing places to dine in town. The staff is superb, the menu is excellent and it's simply as close to perfect as you would imagine. The lamb is great. Never an issue after dining here since it opened. It's a better spot then The Polo Lounge and its my favorite watering hole too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place for a special night
    OttoNYC
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The space and service was excellent. We had a wonderful view of Hollywood while dining. Sadly, the food was, at best, lackluster. Maybe I was crazy to order the Clams Casino, or the chef was crazy to offer them and then prepare them so terribly. Otherwise, two steaks and some excellent cocktails left a good impression. I'd return but stick to the specials.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 290 reviews are from the The Tower Bar & Terrace reviews archive.
  • Magical
    New2LA
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Since moving to LA, Tower Bar has become my favorite spot. It feels like old Hollywood. Demitri who greets you at the door is like a character from a bygone era, making the experience even more magical. The pianist provides the perfect musical ambiance while not being intrusive. The location in a beautiful Art Deco building overlooking LA sets the stage for this gem of a restaurant. The menu satisfies all palettes. Their fried chicken on Sundays and Mondays is delicious. And you can't miss one of their specially made sundaes for dessert. I am afraid to say anymore because I don't want this restaurant to become overrun.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favorite in LA
    foodluvrVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Wow - a restaurant with this view and an historic building often can coast on the food, service, and overall ambience. This restaurant is a knockout. Dimitri really makes it all work with amazing attention to detail. Great views, amazing food and drink, the occasional celeb - what else could you want for the toatal LA experience?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CHIC DINING
    Skierchic
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Cool, interior...great crowd and piano music..the service is fantastic. Makes one want to fall in love...
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Belleepoch54
    belleepoch54
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The restaurant delightful, romantic, Christos our server was A one wonderful. It was a wonderful nite.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great LA Spot
    NY2LA
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food was OK- nothing notable. Overall great location_ could use minor improvements on menu.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • major disappointment!
    divinemzm
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    based on the reviews, i expected more ambiance. although it was 1PM i could scarcely see the view folks were raving about; perhaps cocktail hour and dinner are more enchanting. Hoped to see photos of some of the famous folks who once allegedly frequented the St James Club; or something, anything reminiscent of the Golden Years of Hollywood--nothing. The Formosa has more ambiance and better drinks, too. The Bellini was inauthentic and dull. the $27 seared ahi tuna was described by my companion as 'interesting' - not good; not tasty; not satisfying--interesting; my turkey club on sour dough toast was cold, dry, and minuscule! $100 bucks blown on hype, perception, and location. Unfulfilling birthday brunch--waste of time & $$$$$! sad sad
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic old Hollywood building
    Mike
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Classic old Hollywood building and interior has been beautifully maintained. All staff reinforces this theme, with a young and classy energy.. All our table's diners were extremely pleased with their meals. The people watching is pure entertainment. The dining tables tucked away in the corners of the dining room are perfect for experiencing all this fine restaurant and bar has to offer, while catching glimpses of the City lights below.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old Hollywood mixed with hipsters
    lkn4foodVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Wood paneling, low lighting, piano playing, sets the ambiance. The food is good. The service is better. You may see a star. But you will see a full range of Hollywood, from the older set in coats and tie to young hipsters. It's quirt the scene.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant!!!!
    o2loveLA
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Well....finally found the perfect-in-every-way-possible-evening. Beautiful, elegant, a true throw back to the way life was and should be. Old Hollywood meets today...with NO cell phones allowed and no photos, low live music and a room so perfect, only to be enhanced by the service and the food and the view. Our waiter Max a seasoned professional and then their is the most adorable maitre'd-Dimitri, who left us speechless with delight, a classic. The crowd was quiet yet sophisticated-whether it was old Hollywood or young and indie there was a true respect for the space. So nice to see people dressed up-men in ties...women in dresses. Old-young-cool-hipster-very famous-..with no attitude! Food-just what it should be-NOT fussy, just yummy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We arrived late after the
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We arrived late after the theatre to dinner at 11:15pm on a Saturday night. the music duo ended by 11:30pm (we never heard any music) the ambience was beautiful but without music of any kind…boring no excitement what so ever. Luckly we were hungry and tired. Food and staff was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If only I knew
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The restaurant is great. Old world charm. Confusing website I would have given it 5 stars if I had known there was a patio that was amazing to dine. My husband stumbled upon it on his way to the restroom so we had after dinner drinks there. I suggest the outdoor dinning patio ( please specify when reserving) and ladies the heat lamps are everywhere foe cold evenings the view is spectacular.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • instant favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    really enjoyed our experience from the time our valet opened our car door til the hotel mgr. said thanks for dining with us. this is a quality establishment in every sense. service is outstanding food is delicious and ambience is cozy and romantic. after one visit this goes on our short list of places to frequent on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Everything was impeccable. The staff were particularly kind and thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    I had heard about the venue previously but was unprepared for the excellence in execution. We felt like we had stepped back in time. Definitely adding to our short list. Great cocktails, old school appetizers, unobtrusive service and consistent food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere
    Mate1
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Reaaly enjoyed the quiet lunch with outstanding views, Excellent service, and fabulous food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite restaurant in the US!!!
    SfpdoddVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is a most special and unique place. Dimitri does the most beautiful job managing and choreographing every evening!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made for Maitre D
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    always treated with respect and welcome behavior even when it is crowded
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected gem
    njcris
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Top notch hidden gem! Definitely a throwback in time. Service was excellent and attentive. Food was excellent although Cosmo was a bit pricey. Got recommendation through Trip Advisor and found it accurate. You may even spot a celeb or two. We did!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved everything about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We loved everything about the restaurant - the intimate dining, the menu, view, as well as the piano music which was heard but did not interfere with our conversation. Planning to go back again this week - my husband is craving the chicken pot pie!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Delicious food and selection of appetizers and sides . Good wine selection. Great people watching. Amazing and Fabulous service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always forget about how great it is
    BaconVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Anniversary celebration and was perfect. Such a romantic restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average Food at Gourmet Prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Maybe it was because we were seated in a high traffic area, or maybe it was the fact that I needed my flashlight app to read the menu, or maybe it was the fact that we had 4 different servers, none of whom remembered the drink my wife ordered, or maybe it was the fact that the waiter didn't even ask me if I wanted another drink, or maybe it was the average food, or maybe it was that, after all that, they charged for parking. Can't put my finger on it, but, we did not enjoy the experience. Two appetizers, two entrees, three drinks totaled $195. I wouldn't mind it at all had the food and service matched the price. This place was probably really something back in the day. Nice view!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old world comfort, new world food
    Drewhughru
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    My wife and I arrived late. The maître de was gracious. The ambiance unbeatable Probably a top 5 restaurant in terms of comfort and Top 3 in food. The memorables: perfect artichoke, Fresh scrumptious shrimp cocktail, perfectly grilled Salmon, and better cheesecake than a 7th avenue Deli. Perfect 10 for a meal. The african American Waitress was pitch perfect. Forgiving and Accomodating without any act. Authentic Dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LA Proper
    PatrickWilliamVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Feels like a beautiful old men's club, but the clientelle includes young hollywood. Perfect service and delicious food. but the atmosphere is why I will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate