Bonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Bonavista Lounge: Treat yourself to a dazzling new perspective on the “City of Angels.” Located on the 34th floor, the Lounge is our revolving cocktail lounge boasting soaring views of Downtown LA. Indulge in delicious appetizers and specialty drinks served in souvenir glassware. It's the perfect location for a romantic date, high-powered business meeting, or group celebration.

LA Prime Restaurant: Fine dining with spectacular view of downtown Los Angeles. Specializes in prime steaks and fresh seafood. Located on the 35th floor above the Bonavista Lounge.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Of course it's a beautiful view, and the drinks were good, but not worth the price. Service was absolutely terrible.

SS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the rotating views above LA. Food was great but menu is light.

JM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

The food was not too quality for the price I paid. View was amazing. Was pretty loud.

DN
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Please can we have more small bites Lounge food. Server nice and attentive.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my parents 35th anniversary and server(Javier ) and the restaurant was ,outstanding from the moment of hostess looking up our reservation . Till the end with a amazing dessert that said happy anniversary thanks to the entire team that made a lovely day for my parents.

SL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with great views. The event I was attending ended earlier because of the rain and we still got seated right away even though we got there earlier than our reservation.

ER
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience! Drinks and food were delicious! Service was prompt and friendly! Ordered the cheeseburger and blue fin tuna tataki, apple martini was delicious🍸fun experience having your drink served table side! Views and ambiance were just right!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my husband's birthday. We arrived a little early but they sat us down anyway which was a plus! Javier our waiter was very attentive and took into account that at least one of us (my husband) is allergic to seafood. He suggested the new york steak sandwich and it was super delicious! He also brought out a beautifully decorated piece of chocolate mousse dessert for my husband.

We ordered drinks too. Mine was the Collins and it was very refreshing! Loved it!

I loved the atmosphere. It was relaxing and peaceful. The revolving sightseeing was a huge bonus.

Thank you again for this special experience for my husband. We look forward to coming back for another night!~

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This is not my first visit, but i don’t think ill go that place again
They have to think about service first, face control and food menu
Was very loud also !
Many mistakes from waiter !!
Very slow to make even picca from their menu !!!

PK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

View and table were unsurpassed. 2 hours of view. Food was good, but menu was very limited. Service was great. Did not feel rushed. Be sure to get parking validated, since ir drops the price to $7 for 3 hours.

N
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful more thing on the menu would be nice but outstanding

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was not great and the sever didn’t give us a good service. For the price, they should have a better menu.

TD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a 10:30 pm reservation. Arrived at 10 :20pm and was told by valet that they were turning people away because they had accidentally overbooked guests. Went inside the hotel anyways and they had locked peoples access from going to the 35th floor and stopped answering the phone . Very unprofessional and I was so disappointed.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Made a reservation for Valentine's, waited a long time for that and at the end the kitchen was backed up 2 hours, and we couldn't had our Valentine's dinner, and at that time every other restaurant was full. Thanks for nothing

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation was terrible and got canceled

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They cancelled reservations due to over capacity /turned down countless people with no warning or compensation or anything

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not allow to go in even we made reservation.

C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst Valentine's Day experience of my life. Showed up and they had overbooked heavily on reservations. Told us it would be at least a 2-3 hour wait and that they were running out of food. Complete fail. We got all dressed up, excited for the night, and showed up to our confirmed reservation we had made weeks in advance only to be let down. Ended up eating fast food for my big date with my new girlfriend. So embarrassing, will never come back here or recommend it to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For Valentine's Day, the place was overwhelmingly busy and our reservation was for 10pm! They were cancelling all reservations after 8pm because the kitchen was 2 hours behind! Luckily we were also staying at the Bonaventure Hotel so they accommodated us. We got seated around 10:30pm and the manager gave us complimentary shrimp cocktail since there were delays. We also ordered some cheese and bread as we were hungry! Our petite filet and lobster finally arrived around 11:30pm. Let me tell you, everything was delicious! The filet was juicy and melted in your mouth. The lobster tail was fantastic! The french fries was ok as I prefer red potatoes or asparagus. Yes the food was expensive ($70/plate) so you won't get value, but it was worth it for me, especially with the rotating views of LA! Our server was very attentive as well, always refilling my soft drink!

If you can afford it and you are patient on Valentine's Day, you will have a great experience!

H
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They purposely overbooked cancelled dozens of people’s reservations without notice. Lines of frustrated + dressed up couples were being turned back from the restaurant by security guards.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not honor my reservation. Overbooked by dozens of people ridiculous. Everyone turned away despite reservations weeks earlier.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation at 9:30pm for Valentine’s Day. Got there at 9pm and checked in. Waited an hour, then was told that they had to cancel all reservations because they are so backed up. They totally ruined our Valentine’s Day.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very terrible didn’t even get to sit because I had to wait 3 hours even though I had a reservation at 9:30 and got there at 9:10

XS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were overbooked and hours behind. We didn’t even get to eat!

VA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Trash establishment! Made a reservation a month in advance for Valentine’s Day. After the restaurant called and double confirmed our reservation and were weird about all the rules for the night (which I understand) they told us when we arrived that there was a 45 minute delay even with reservations. Told us to wait downstairs at the bar. Come to find out that they were kicking people out with reservations because they overbooked themselves. Not only did they just stall us for an extra hour but they waisted an entire evening. They didn’t even validate our parking. Ruined Valentine’s Day for myself and quite literally dozens of other people. Very bad business.

TM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

WHAT AN ABSOLUTE JOKE! I've never experienced or heard of anything so disgustingly unprofessional in my life. After booking our 9pm reservation a week in advance, we came to the restaurant to find a line up the stairs and all the way to the elevator! After being informed this was the line for reservation check-ins, my date and I waited for an hour as we watched angry customer after angry customer leave the restaurant and explain to the people in line they were still waiting to be seated for 7:30pm reservations! Multiple wait-time windows were being thrown around by the hostesses as more and more people showed up for their reservations. Around 10:15pm, an angry Asian man came out from the kitchen, put his hands in the air and began yelling that everyone with a reservation after 8pm would be cancelled because the kitchen was 2hrs behind! He then announced that the restaurant was at capacity and a security officer would escort anyone off the property that was not willing to turn around and leave. No mention of our $75 per person cancellation fees until upset customers began to ask. I'm assuming the Asian man was the manager. If that is the case, I suggest the owners of this establishment fire him and teach their management personnel how to handle these sort of situations. Whatever happened last night was completely uncalled for and preventable. As others have said, the restaurant even called the day before to confirm the reservation. With absolutely no real explanation as to how this happened during the manager's kick-out speech, I'm sure you just lost A LOT of future business. Thank god I wasn't planning to propose like some of the other reviews I've read today. Shame on you BonaVista lounge! 0 STARS.

We got out of there as soon as we could. No Air-conditioning left the entire restaurant feeling musky and the overall vibe was just horrible. Angry Valentines and incompetent staff were circling around the entire restaurant, literally inches away from people dining.

DV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I wouldnt recommend going here unless they guarantee you a seat. Reservations mean absolutely nothing! They are in desperate need of new management!

p
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived on Valentine's Day at 8:25 for an 8:45 reservation we were told that they were running 45 minutes behind. Since we were guests in the hotel, they suggested that they would check us in, and we could go back to our room to wait, since there was already a large crowd of folks waiting and crowding the host stand. When an hour had passed with no call we returned. By this time there were at least 50-60 people, all couples for Valentine's Day, all waiting. Then the manager made an announcement (mind you, it's now 9:45pm). "If you have a reservation after 8pm, we are not going to be able to seat you tonight.". That's right: they still weren't seating people at 9:45 that had 8pm reservations... And they turned away dozens of couples that had made reservations for Valentine's Day: with no dinner. Mind you, everyone had had to put down a credit card on the reservation, and there was a $75/person minimum.

It was an absolute fiasco.

We were guests at the hotel though, so they said they could seat us. But then they said it would be a two hour wait for food. This after we had already waited an hour to be seated.

So be warned: this is how they run this establishment. No view is worth being treated like this. Go. Somewhere. Else.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked this place about 2 weeks ago for Valentine’s Day at 8:30 PM. When I got there people that had reservations from 6:30 PM hadn’t been even got seated. I waited about an hour and they told everyone that had reservations after 8 PM, would not be seated that night. They ruined my night with my girlfriend, and that of many other. People were vocally expressing themselves as they were very frustrated. People had waited over 2 hours just to not be seated. I have never experience such a bad service failure in my life. This place obviously overbooked. Also, the reservation said 2 - maximum when booked, and people were staying beyond that. That could also have made this more of a issue, but the restaurant needs to do better on enforcing their booking agreements. Do not go here. Just awful for a 5 star hotel.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst mismanagement of an establishment I have ever experienced. They quadruple booked all of their tables. Two hours after waiting (had reservation) the manager came out and aggressively told everyone in the lobby to leave. Threatened to bring security and was belligerent. Everyone's Valentine's day was ruined. One guy had a bunch of balloons and flowers that he had brought to propose, felt really bad for him. Manager should be fired.

C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrific experience, very disappointed by the staff. Our reservation was 8:30pm, once we checked in we were told 30 to 40 minute wait. After 1 hour 30 minute wait, over 50 customers were ordered to leave the establishment because they could not serve us due to over reserving people. Manager was horrible by yelling at people to leave the establishment. I have never been treated this horrific by any staff in the county of Los Angeles, let alone downtown L.A. entertainment district.

VR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Valentine’s Day was horrible. Overcrowded. Food would take 90 minutes to be ready. Reservation time meant nothing wait an hour and a half just to sit.

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

I was really frustrated this past weekend for Valentines Day. I made reservations one month ahead of time for dinner at the Bonaventure Lounge up on the 35th (34th) floor and this restaurant was over capacity. They said it would be a 30 minute wait after my reservation time. This frustrated me because one who makes reservations should be honored that time. Also I was a guest in the hotel staying the night. I should definitely be honored my time being such a loyal customer. That half hour they promised became 2 hours to just be seated. Once we were seated we had to wait another hour to actually eat dinner. Me and my wife did not eat until 11pm at night which is ridiculous. The only thing that I do give the restaurant is that our food was really good. That is why I did not freak out as much. To add to my complaint when checking out and trying to get my vehicle in Valet. The Valet was understaffed and there was at least 60 people ahead of me for Valet. I already was skeptical leaving my Lamborghini Huracan in Valet because they tend to not care for other peoples vehicles. Being that my car was parked up front I just took the initiative to get my own car because valet was so busy and unorganized. I am not the type of person to complain and notice that the biggest complaint is Valet being so expensive on your reviews, but this Valet department was understaffed and very out of order. I do understand that it was valentines day and it is one of your busiest days, but something has to be done on your customer service side of things. Drinks, Food, Hotel Stay was expensive and I don't mind spending money on a good time, but If I am going to spend money I would like it to be a good experience. I did not have a good experience sad to say.

JR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Where do I start? I had an appointment for 7:45 PM on Valentine’s Day. We showed up to check on at 7:40 and were told that they were behind and that we had to wait about 30-45 minutes. At 8:25 we went up and were told we were still 9 tables behind.... finally at 9:15 we were seated. Meanwhile other people arriving for their reservations were still being lied to about a “30 minute wait”.

Right away, I ordered drinks, an appetizer, and the main course for my girl and I. The waiter said the wait was roughly one hour. 40 minutes in and not a word. Understandably not the fault of the waiter. The waiter brought us a shrimp cocktail as an apology. My girlfriend is allergic to shrimp, to the point it being at the same table makes it difficult for her to breathe. Once again, the waiter could not know this. However, when I told the waiter she was allergic and I apologized, instead of taking it away the waiter told me, “ well then you eat it!” and left the god damn shrimp at our table. Seriously what the hell?

Finally, our food came an 1:.5 hours after being seated. The steak was not bad, although $65.00 is stretching it.

So would I ever visit this place? Not a chance in hell. 4 hours for a medium rare steak that was decent but not something to write home about.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review