71Above

4.5
1563 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
71Above is a Prix-Fixe menu restaurant for lunch and dinner with an a-la-carte menu available only in our bar area. We kindly ask all main dining room guests to participate in the coursed menu. Please be aware, any seating requests are noted, but not guaranteed. If you wish to reserve a Chef’s Table or Edge Table experience, please visit our website for more details.

Offering elevated modern American cuisine by Chef Vartan Abgaryan, 71Above boasts breathtaking ocean views from Malibu to Laguna Hills, along with spectacular views of Los Angeles and the surrounding mountain ranges. The Restaurant and Skylounge have a Smart Casual dress code. Jackets are not required however, no hats, shorts or flip-flops are allowed. Reservations are held for 15 minutes.

Valet is available in front of the US Bank Tower at 633 W. 5th Street starting at 5pm daily for $10 for the first 3 hours and $15 thereafter. Daytime valet is available under the building at 633 W. Hope Place. $10 for 2 hours.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(213) 712-2683
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vartan Abgaryan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th & Flower
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Parking details
Our Valet Service is available daily beginning at 5pm and is located in front of the building at 633 West 5th Street. The cost of Valet Parking is $10 with validation for the first 3 hours, with prevailing rates thereafter. Daytime Valet Service is also available in the building's parking structure Monday through Friday at 633 West Hope Place.
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Entertainment
Los Angeles Skyline.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

71Above will feature a 4 course Valentine's Day dinner for $150.00 per person. Chef Vartan Abgaryan will create a memorable meal for this special day. Seating requests may be noted but NOT GUARANTEED. 48 hour cancellation policy will be enforced.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 1563 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent along with the food. Drinks are strong but perfectly made. Overall perfect night!

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OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome view, beautiful dishes.

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RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and excellent food along with great views

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JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous ambiance. Very dramatic views. Seating at the bar is good as you can order menu items separately which you cannot do at the tables. It is very expensive, but if you've got the means, worth it!

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CL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an AMAZING experience, the view was spectacular, I was here for my Bday, and the service was outstanding as well as the food! Already recommended to all my friends, and I look forward to come again!!

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KH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible ambiance inside the restaurant and incredible views outside. Lunch was delicious and service was impeccable.

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GA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I ordered duck and it was under cooked. I did not send the plate back because I never ever send a plate back to the kitchen. My two guests ordered the prime rib and they were happy with it.

I had the mushroom soup for the first course which was good.
The Parsnips for the second course did nothing for me.

My server was great and everyone was very attentive to our needs.

In comparison, last night I attended a function at the Beverly Hilton with about 500 people.
The dinner was Filet Mignon and Halibut and their food was prepared perfectly.
Your chef should go visit their chef.

Generally, I was not impressed with the food that I was served at your restaurant .
I rarely complain or compose a negative review, however here, I am just being honest here.

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AK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and experience here was truly amazing it definitely was one if the best times I have had in Los Angeles. I loved my view it was so beautiful and the service from the staff is beyond excellent

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VV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It was disappointing. On prior occasions I felt cared for and well served, even when the food was less than stellar. Now, not only was I denied the seating I had requested, the service was absolutely NOT attentive and we were treated as less than valuable human beings. Maybe good service would have made up for the poor food, but coupled with the quite low par food, it was overall an incredible waste of over $950.00. Even though four of the five ordered the wine pairings, the manner in which that was handled would have suggested that we had ordered still water and did not know what we were doing. Shame on this restaurant.
Same on it and its staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Jose our server did an excellent job!!! Truly enjoyed the crudo.
Everyone was pleasant except the man at the valet. He’s one of your establishments’ frontline and didn’t make a good impression, same thing at the end of our experience as we about to leave your establishment. He’s NOT at all welcoming, friendly and/or professional.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, but excellent service! And keep in mind this is a high end restaurant.

But at at a place like this where you get served a 3 dish meal with wine paring, I'm expecting to get the new cutlery and the wine served before the next dish is served. They failed on this twice.

This means that the communication between the waiters and the kitchen could have been a little better. Except that, excellent experience!

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JK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I was expecting more from the food, but the views were outstanding.

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AN
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really really good food, creative and beautifully plated, enjoyed the wine pairing and the conversation with the sommelier, amazing views and cool decor. It is expensive! Will come back for a special occasion soon

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I simply loved it.

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EL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and delicious food! The service was impeccable and every person was knowledgeable of the food. Everything was amazing, and our server really took great care of us on our anniversary. Can’t thank them enough for their hospitality. The view is amazing!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!

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ZN
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a perfect first evening here. My client was happy, the cuisine was amazing and the staff could not have been nicer. Thank you for a wonderful time, I will be back soon.

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CP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great, service superb and food delicious. We were a group of 4 celebrating a friend’s birthday and they made her feel special with the attention she received and we couldn’t have been happier with the experience. Tara was the best!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

The view was great but the food tastes horrible and was in extremely small portions

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LA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

71Above definitely has an amazing view of Los Angeles. Possibly the best one I've seen till date, its a beautiful location. Service was really good too, everyone was really polite and nice. We booked an appointment for dinner so our wait was almost zero minutes. Regarding food, its decent but not remarkable. Few things were good and few were pretty compromised. My husband eats meat so for him it was a moderate experience, he had quite a few options to chose from though he did get sick that night for intense stomach pain. I am a vegetarian so less options to eat which is normal, but the food was also not great in terms of the value of the meal ($78). There was a chestnut soup which was amazing, but the pasta and cauliflower were not good at all. I actually had a bad stomach for the next day which I am thinking is the cauliflower. My husband really liked the duck and mushrooms.

I would say go for the view and some wine, its really amazing to see the city especially at night! I wouldn't recommend it for food, you can find better restaurants for the same cost like Bavel or Bottega Louise.

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C
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reasonably priced tasting menu, and the view can't be beat. Everyone serving us was very polite and took their job very serious. Great place to go, just loved it

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The chicken mole was lacking mole. The rest was great, beet salad, Caesar salad and great scallops, seared perfectly.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

January 2019 ~ Loved the quiet elegant service and the wait-staff is super food-smart. Not just spouting nonsense at you but really bringing the whole interest to food ordering. My gluten-free client was treated very well and shown how to gluten-hack their menu, and I went paleo hog-wild. The VIEWS remind us of what Los Angeles is all about from on-high. It stretches for miles in all directions. On a very cold January night< I valet parked at the curb, ($10 for three hours) then inside the lobby the 71Above person had my rezo in the system, waved me up a couple elevator banks (you have to transfer to get to the top) then at the top was welcomed by a black super-model who I wanted to kiss ~ the environment was so cozy and urbane. Just what I needed after a long and hectic Christmas and New Year's season. I imagine a day-visit is totally different, but at night, this restaurant is a total wow. Will continue bringing clients here when I need an elegant DTLA fix. Three-course dinner menu with 2 glasses of wine and two after-dinner coffees (no dessert) was about $250.

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JY
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife for her birthday. Very romantic atmosphere. The view was superb!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best view possible in LA! We went for lunch and were treated with excellent service and window seats. Highly recommend!

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight I went in to celebrate the New Year and had a phenomenal dinner. The view was amazing, the food was as savory as everyone describes it, but above all, the service was magnificent. Our server was Manolo. He was attentive and described every dish to its finest detail, that you wanted to try them all. I look forward to dining here again. Definitely worth every cent. I enjoyed the Farm Egg, the Parsnip, and the Rib Eye. My love had the Oysters, Octopus, and the Chicken entree! RECOMMEND THEM ALL!

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CC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a little breathtaking. Overall, it was amazing!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an amazing time watching the sunset.

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RN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The conveniece of valet parking, a quiet ride to the 71st floor (2 elevators) and a gorgeous city view, plenty of space around the tables, great inventive and tasty food....what more could you want.

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AM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

There was 5 of us. We all agreed that the food was ok . The service was very professional and the environment and of course the view were amazing. Overall,the experience was good.

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AP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints here! It was absolutely delicious and the view was amazing!

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At first we were disappointed that we could only get a 10:15 reservation with a pre-fixe menu. However, after going, I feel I couldn’t have planned it better. The food was excellent, and we scored a table next to the window with fabulous views. The crowds were dying down and we got excellent service from a friendly and unpretentious staff. This was a perfect place for our 21st anniversary weekend dinner. The prefixe menu gave many great options to choose from. The main course was not as good as the earlier courses, which were amazing. The prices are meant for special occasions, but well worth it for an unforgettable dining experience.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service! Wonderful view of the city of angels!!! A must visit.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome birthday experience

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KM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

71 Above is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Certainly a unique experience between the scenery, layout and food choices. The second course pasta dish was disappointing (thus the 4 stars), but the flavors and freshness of the other dishes were exquisite. Who would think that a roasted avocado could be amazing? The scallops were among the best I have had. The service is wonderful. There is a great balance of service and attention, without feeling like they are trying to turn over the table quickly. The cocktails were fresh flavors (Southside was a favorite) and did not overpower the food. I plan to come back to 71 Above and recommend it to friends.

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Waitress kept pushing us to buy additional options outside of the pre fix menu and acted surprised when we didn’t order it. That’s what happens when the tip is charged in advance — it creates an incentive for the waiter/waitress to maximize the meal price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a 9:30 reservation and were not seated until 10pm. However, the hostesses showed us to the bar and retrieved us and our drinks when our table was ready! The menu had several great options and everything we had was outstanding. My girlfriend and I tried each thing the other ordered. Specifically, the oysters and mushrooms were some of the best I've had as well as the 28 day aged ribeye! We went there for my girlfriends bday and were disappointed they didn't have a special course or option for the occasion but the food was so amazing already! Also, we were full going into the third course! We also learned that you must say filtered water instead of still water, since still water is $8 a bottle!

Overall, this was some of the best food we've had!

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v
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This place promises a lot but the delivery barely makes the grade. It is supposed to be a classy venue with some dress code but it is not. The price tag would eliminate those who do not belong but the rest can wear anything they want. I do not see any class in the dilapidated pillows in the lounge which are barely visible due to the darkness. The view is of course spectacular for those few lucky ones sitting next to the window but the architect did not put any effort whatsoever to enhance the window exposure, such as staged seats, rotating floor, or any tricks that would make it a more than ordinary eatery with sky-high prices. The waiting staff tries the best to enhance the smoke and mirrors impression but even they can't go past the vodka diluted with water and a way too salty salmon. No wine pairing was offered which worked for us, but this is not what the menu promises. Overall impression is a lot of cut corners but nowhere near the WOW one may expect. For dessert we went next door to our hotel with a rotating floor and were seated next to the window without even asking for it. Our first and last time.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic view with scrumptious foods!! Highly recommend !

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RL
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aa spectacular views of LA as you can get. Good equaled the view. Service friendly and professional. Highly recommended

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