The Tower Bar & Terrace
The Tower Bar & Terrace

The Tower Bar & Terrace

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sunsettowerhotel.com/
  • Phone: (323) 848-6677
  • 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
52 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (33)scenic view (33)romantic (32)hot spot (25)fit for foodies (19)vibrant bar scene (18)neighborhood gem (15)notable wine list (14)great for outdoor dining (13)late-night find (13)good for groups (8)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Decided on this location base on reviews to take my wife for a special occasion. Started off good, very welcoming. We showed up early, around 6:20pm even though our reservation was not until 7:15. We got seated a little bit earlier than our reservation which was nice. Cons: -We did not have the view that I taught I was going to get. (Maybe requesting this ahead would solve this) -Large groups started to show up around 7 PM making the romantic mood disappear. The piano can be hardly heard. -Because the place is not that big, once the large groups arrived, we were getting bump left and right which in any day, we dont mind, but on this day that was suppose to be special, it was not good. Pros: Food was great and the portion was on point. Customer Service was great and friendly. Bottom Line, if you want a special and romantic night, you might want to pick another place or ask if there are going to be big parties that day because that might be the difference.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tower Bar is always a good classic!
    JKIMVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I love the simplicity of the menu. Familiar, comforting, and very well prepared favorites like chopped salad with lobster, truffle fries, portobello mushroom fries, and lamp chops. The top off the always consistent meal, I indulge with a sundae made just the way I like it. The kitchen messed up by putting pecans instead of peanuts in my sundae this time but I didn't mention it. The dining room is beautiful and classic and the service is always grade A.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Jstarchild
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The Tower Bar is a trusted go to. Lovely setting that is unusually perfect for both a business meeting or a date. Never a problem or complaint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing of course
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Tower Bar is a must if you love discovering fabulous restaurants with impecabble service and food. The ambiance is incredible - it has an old hollywood vibe, but not overtly so (very natural). The service is flawless, as is the presentation of the food. The food itself is extremely good but not the best I have ever had. Still, it's a place I love and will return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad service and food quality
    onechick
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I expected better everything.will not return Service was too slow and the restaurant was not full. We asked 3 times to receive olive oil with our salads. When we asked for coffee, it arrived without sugar or the spoon. Details for were poor especially for a restaurant that charges so much. I was very disappointed as I had hoped to have discovered new place to go in LA. Now I realize why it was empty
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre Food
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Very disappointed in most of the food; certainly not worth the price. Oysters Rockefeller served on a bed of table salt. Not only gauche, but very difficult to eat without a large dose of salt added to each bite. Finally put them on my breadplate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    LLJBKNYC
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Came here on a Yelp recommendation and it was worth the risk. Great location, service, and ambiance for a night out. Dmitri was welcoming and charismatic. Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greatdatanight
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was a memorable and beautiful dining experience. We loved every minute of our dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A dazzler
    PLATMUM
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Celebrated my birthday there with my hubby. Loved the ambiance, dark, candles, and city lights. The oysters rockerfeller were delicious and my husband's filet mignon was incredible. My halibut was a bit on the dry side but tasty. Enjoyed our first Baked Alaska which they presented with a candle and the plate had Happy Birthday inscibed in Chocolate. It was a perfect night.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Non-native view of dinner in LA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I spent $900.00 at Cut the night before and think The Tower Bar & Terrace had better food and service and was much more fun at less than a third of the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A special evening.
    dine4fun
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We arrived a bit early and were seated in the terrace area. Great view and wonderful service. First round of drinks good and Appetizers ordered. Second round of drinks and the bartender must have gone on break for my wife's second drink was not good. Of course they made it right. The appetizers were very good. Ordered dinner the filet mignon was fair and the lamb was very good. all in all had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adequate food
    Foodie1978
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    8pm reservation, not seated until 8:30. No apology, no explanation. Food was fine, nothing to rave about.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Wonderful food and a great place to be with friends and talk (i.e. its quite!!) Also, very polite and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where VIPs & PYT's wine & dine
    1Savvygirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great menu, great wine by the glass, cool crowd, dark sexy ambience. This is one of my favorite "hot spots" for dinner in L.A. A little on the loud side The truffle French fries are divine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special treat
    Aidan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated our 1 year anniversary here as a special treat and thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was tasty, great setting and staff were friendly - even gave us a little treat to celebrate our occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.9
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 298 reviews are from the The Tower Bar & Terrace reviews archive.
  • 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
  • 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
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    • 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
    SkierchicVIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.