Tropicana Pool Café

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6 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Enjoy a South Seas inspired menu created by Executive Chef David Teig at Tropicana Pool & Cafe, The Hollywood Roosevelt's iconic 60's-style poolside lounge and bar. Signature dishes include Hawaiin Style Ahi Poke, Vegan Potstickers, Tamarind Glazed Pork Ribs, Sugar Cane Prawns and Whole Crispy Snapper. Guests can end their meal on a sweet note by indulging on Executive Pastry Chef, Orlando Maldonado’s Baked “South Seas” our take on a traditional Baked Alaska with Tropical flavors and a delectable Key Lime Pie. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Group dining, semi-private and private events available.
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4.1based on all time ratings
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Dined on December 30, 2019

Amazing venue, history and ambience.

Nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Blvd

1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019

In the end we enjoyed our experience but it started off pretty rocky. We made a reservation online for noon. We arrived on time to find nobody there except a guy putting out tables. He said they had closed because they were shooting a commercial, however that was not stated when we made the reservation. After about 10 minutes the bartender showed up and said we could pick a take and order food but the liquor was locked up and she'd have to find the key. It took some time, but we finally were able to order a drink and get some food. The food was delicious, the drinks and service were okay. I'm guessing it was a one time thing and will try again another time.

OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019

Super sweet waitress. Kind goes a looog way. It was a quiet morning. Calm at this time. Lovely ambiance. Good food. Thanks y'all!...from TX 🤠

OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017

I attended a special event for an Oscar Viewing Party. The venue and service was great. The audio was not ideal for the size of the room.

It was hard to hear even though the volume was very high. The venue needs to look into what is required for cinema sound and not concert hall sound.


San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016

Arrived right on time for our reservation, stood awkwardly at the hostess stand for a few minutes in the beating sun on a 90+ degree day at noon, no one was there to greet us. A server finally shouted over at us, "you can just seat yourself". Ok, so we grabbed ourselves a menu, sat down at a table, all of which were exposed in the sun. There were just a few bistro tables strewn about next to the pool, some umbrellas, but not very much shade or ambiance. We looked over the menu and got our laptops set up (was there for a meeting). We continued to sit there for another 5-10 minutes, no one had even greeted us. While reviewing the menu, I noticed they were charging $15 to access their WIFI and wanted $16 for a mimosa! I get it, it's Poolside at the Roosevelt, but if you're going charge for WIFI and over price your food and drinks, at least greet your customers. I was so embarrassed for my client, that we just stood up and walked out.

Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2016

The hotel did not honor our open table reservation. We arrived a few minutes early and they told us to wait while the hostess helped another party. As we waited, several groups and individuals walked in an said a code name and were immediately seated. We asked for the hostess numerous times and finally went to try to find a seat. We were told it was reservation only and to go back to check in with the hostess. When she finally returned, she said that we didn't have a reservation. I showed her the confirmation and she said that it wasn't valid and that we had to wait 2 hours. We left.


Tropicana Pool Café offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 466-7000.

Tropicana Pool Café is rated 4.1 stars by 6 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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