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FIVE on the Hill, Universal City, CA

FIVE on the Hill

4.1
4.1
417 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
FIVE on the Hill offers outdoor dining in a sophisticated yet comfortable setting for our guests to take in the breathtaking hilltop views. Come enjoy an intimate dining experience featuring signature small plates and fresh craft cocktails.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (818) 509-2066

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Edy Lucas

  • Catering

    Please call directly to book your catering event: 1 818 509-2056

  • Private party facilities

    Please call directly to book your private event: 1 818 509-2056

  • Neighborhood

    Studio City

  • Cross street

    Lankershim & Cahuenga

  • Parking details

    $12 self-parking $16 Valet parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Great for Brunch

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    Everything was fine until the food came. The portions are a joke. Just charge more and don’t ruin my appetite.
  2. O

    Ooooohsheena

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Loved the open air restaurant. The vibe was nice. The food was good. Service was good. I really didn't appreciate paying $13.00 with a validation for parking, $36 w/o validation ( only there for 2hrs). I would like to return for Brunch But paying for parking is a major turn off. Overall nice spot ambiance ⭐️
  3. S

    Sarah

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovley time at this restaurant. The ambiance was fantastic! You can’t beat the views. Additionally, the service and food was excellent! The only downside was that parking was pricey but it was still awesome experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food, got the charcuterie board, truffle mushroom flatbread, and campanella pasta
  5. DM

    DeborahM

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous experience! Prompt and friendly welcoming upon arrival. Waiter immediately greeted us upon seating and then we were treated to freshly roasted nuts at our table! The waiter was very helpful and guided us to just the right choices. We enjoyed wine flight tastings and the food was delicious. The ambiance is so vacation like. You are above the city in open air among the trees and gentle breeze. To add the finishing touch we enjoyed live music too!
  6. MA

    MAC81

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The food is different. The place looked better online.
  7. KM

    KaiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came a bit early before they opened and was greeted with amazing service. The blueberry mojita was amazing and the roast nuts were top tier. The waiter told us the menu was tapas only, but the serving sizes are large enough for a full meal. My friend and I order two items each to share, and we were able to have two ot three servings of each dish. There was a great view and wonderful decor. Just a tip, bring a light jacket. Even LA summers get cold at night. I will come back on taco Tuesday next time
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I expected a better view since it was in the hills- the restaurant is located alongside the driveway of the hotel which was a bit off putting. Drinks were very good but pricey for the size.
  9. VE

    VildanaE

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This spot was a very pleasant surprise. We enjoyed the romantic, vacation like ambiance and live music was beautiful. We went on Tuesday, they also have live music Wednesdays and Thursdays. Very nice service, friendly staff, will definitely come back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place ! Great food & service everytime i come 💕
  11. RR

    RickR

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We went ahead and did self park for 2 hours ($33) which was reduced to $12 after validating our parking ticket after dinner. Be sure to take your parking ticket with you and be sure to ask your server for a ticket validation. There’s a kiosk inside the lobby where you can pay for parking before you leave, be sure to use your validation. The place itself is small/average but with enough elbow for a pleasant comfortable experience. It sits at the top of the hill and has a nice view of the hills, homes and palm trees. The servers and staff were very friendly, courteous and helpful. You get table side roasted nuts while you wait to order, and they’re really good! Not a big selection to choose from on the menu but what they had was still a good variety to choose from, if that makes any kind of sense. They’re beer was Good and refreshing lol, we’re beer drinkers not so much liquor. We had roasted carrots, truffle Parmesan fries, 5 oz filet mignon and a salad…it wasn’t bad. All in all it wasn’t a bad experience and the food was good, BUT I doubt we’ll be back. It didn’t leave an impression with us that would make us want to come back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Just mediocre. Service was good, workers friendly. Music was odd to say the least. Sounded like a young kid’s Spotify playlist. Hispanic Mexican restaurant music and the Weekend were the only songs playing. Drinks are good. Apps were good. Main courses not worth the price. Petite filet not good at all. Chimichurri tasted like cilantro sauce instead of pesto and other herbs. Branzino was bland. Scallops, meh. Truffle flatbread decent. For $300, not worth it.
  13. L

    Licha34

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience5
    For the price you charge you would think the food would be phenomenal, pain $23 for soggy avocado toes is not what I expected! Totally over priced in my own opinion
  14. NM

    NancyM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    First time there. Celebrating a birthday. Food was excellent but was not expecting it to be right next to the hotel driveway. Had trouble seeing views that were advertised. But the food was excellent!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great for everyday dining when you rather want to enjoy the company of your companions r
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I went on a first date here. I will say the drinks were really good, but I felt like the food wasn’t as great as it looks. I will say I will come back to brunch as it looks like they have more options you wouldn’t get in dinner time. The menu is limited so don’t come super hungry. Parking is validated for a couple hours and make sure your server knows you did self parking. It’s a cool view and vibe but the food isn’t as impressive as I thought. Good drinks 👏🏼
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Old menu used to be better as well as the prices
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Leslie was great with her service and the views were nice outside. Glad heaters were available as it got windy but was addressed by the staff quickly. Looking forward to coming back soon!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We came here for the view but it was closed off , Im assuming it was due to the weather. The food took long to come out and it wasn’t that busy. I think the menu should have more options. We will probably try brunch and hoping to have a better experience.
  20. AM

    AudreyM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Cups, utensils, tables were dirty. do not recommend. service was non existant.
  21. TW

    TiaW

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect spot for brunch with a friend just outside of Universal Studios. The ambiance was stunning and service was good. We had bottomless mimosas which kept flowing and delectable meals. I got the French toast which was the perfect combination of soft and sweet, with crispy edges. This was among the best French toast I’ve ever had. My friend got the steak frites and Cobb salad and was equally pleased. I will be back often!
  22. EM

    EllaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    View was nice for this part of the valley. Hostess was nice, and no wait. But rest of Service was lacking, server was not paying attention, didn’t seem properly trained. Cleaning tables instead of checking on us until we flagged her down, and it wasn’t even busy when we were there. They sat us at a small table, and the plates were HUGE, taking up most of the table, really crammed. It’s tapas, use small plates not giant one that end up looking empty. Cocktails were just ok, nothing special. They were either way too sweet or way too tart. Food was subpar, and way over priced for what it was. Very small tapas portions are ok for those prices if the food is good, this was not even close to impressive to say the least. Reservation has note option to choose that it’s a birthday celebration, most places with such high prices typically bring a cupcake or something with a candle to celebrate, nothing from these guys. Why have the birthday option if you aren’t going to do anything with it? Five on the Hill? Don’t think the 5 stands for 5 stars. Wouldn’t come here again other than to maybe watch a sunset and have a cocktail or two. Valet was expensive too, almost $20.

    FIVE on the HillResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent visit with us. I sincerely apologize that you were disappointed, We strive to exceed your expectations and I will be sharing your review with our management team.

  23. m

    mikhaels

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice sunset view! Was not expecting it to be part of the Hilton and outdoor extension of the lobby bar brilliantly squeezed in along the edge of the parking lot. Food and service was decent. Was expecting to it be a more of a full-meal dinner place. Would have been fine with the small-plate menu had it been more tapas-style sharable bar food. Parking is a long way from the bar and probably why I would not go back often as a local, but would not not recommend either. We were lucky enough to find a very friendly Security Officer named Galiani who assisted us in finding our car we lost in the garage.
  24. D

    Dsimental

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    It was pretty with the lights but the high top chairs were not very steady. Didn’t want to move to much was afraid of the chair breaking. Also not much of a food selection and was pricey for the very few selections. The drinks were not very strong kinda tasted like juice.
  25. L

    Lakers24ever

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good place to meet a friend
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    It’s rooftop of the parking garage right next to valet. Had to pay 15 to eat and it wasn’t at all what I had hoped for.
  27. KA

    KaylenA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience from the staff to the food. It tends to get a little chili so recommend a light sweater if there's a breeze.
  28. BA

    BigAD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We learned that this restaurant was created during COVID because it's all outside. It's situated right near the entrance to the Universal Hilton, where the valet is, so it feels a little temporary. As it's right next to the edge of a hill, it can be a bit breezy, which made the dining experience a little chilly, even with heater lamps. We went for Sunday brunch. The service is fine. The menu isn't rather limited for brunch, but overall the choices are fine. When the food was served, it came as if it was from room service, with metal lids covering each dish. The food also wasn't hot, rather Luke warm at best, so thinking the kitchen is rather far from the location of the restaurant. Overall, it seemed a bit overly priced for mediocre and Luke warm food. There are better choices in and around Universal City and surrounding areas like Studio City or Toluca Lake.

    FIVE on the HillResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent visit with us. I sincerely apologize that you were disappointed, We strive to exceed your expectations and I will be sharing your review with our management team.

  29. R

    Rips

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The scenery is beautiful you feel so relaxed with the granary and view on upper deck. The food was good. O wish we had a better server service on his part wasn’t as great but other than that everything was amazing and I would go there again
  30. CC

    CarlethaC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I think the menu can have more variety of food to chose from.
  31. SJ

    ShemikaJ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved this place and will return! The food was delicious, stunning views, live/simple music was a very nice touch, and the ambiance was amazing!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The Five on The Hill location is basically a popup on the hotel parking lot. The food is brought out from inside of the hotel, so basically everything is cold by the time you get it. We tried the charcuterie plate, which was basically cheeses and meats that we get from the grocery store, but it was presented well. The food is not desirable with the price of the ambiance and I would not recommend this restaurant at all.
  33. CC

    CassandraC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great: the food was absolutely shockingly amazing ! Most definitely will be going back
  34. E

    Eater

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, nice outdoor setting, road noise a little high
  35. D

    David

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambience and setting outweighs the food and service. Beautiful setting though, especially during sunset. The food felt like hotel quality food presented in a great environment. 4 star experience, definitely not 5.
  36. SC

    ShauntayC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came for a night out with another couple… first off Martine was helpful and a real pleasure… great service… the hostess were nice and pleasant. We had the tacos, taquitos,( not sure if I spelled that right)…anyway, we had the Brussel sprouts… so good… Truffle garlic flatbread, so flavorful a must try… and the truffle fries, just regular. I had the blueberry mojito, pretty good, my friend had the smoked cherry drink, if you like a smoky flavor then you like this drink, we did not enjoy it, taste like liquid smoke… overall we had a great evening. Will definitely go back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cool vibes
  38. NM

    NehaMhatre

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We waited 90 mins to get our food and when we received it, it was all cold. Our server was great and got us free food from the buffet but we also had to wait 1.15 hours before she thought of bringing some food to us as we were super hungry. Do not recommend this place to anyone.

    FIVE on the HillResponded on May 6, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent visit with us. I sincerely apologize that you were disappointed, We strive to exceed your expectations and I will be sharing your review with our management team.

  39. JR

    JenniferR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Food tasted amazing but don’t go here hungry. It’s the smallest portions I’ve ever seen in a restaurant. Super fancy ambiance but too expensive for a parking lot picnic. Staff was very nice and attentive, Just upset to leave a restaurant hungry. Went to the hotel lobby and ordered some more food had a better time in the bar of the hotel. Bartenders were amazing!!!

    FIVE on the HillResponded on May 6, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent visit with us. I sincerely apologize that you were disappointed, We strive to exceed your expectations and I will be sharing your review with our management team.

  40. k

    kimba

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The service was outstanding. The food mediocre, the price too expensive for what you get. The self parking $13.50 was a rip off.

    FIVE on the HillResponded on May 6, 2022Kimba, We apologize we did not exceed your expectations and that you were not happy with our pricing, we do regularly monitor parking rates and while we do respect feedback, our parking rates are consistent to prevailing rates in the city and hotel restaurants of similar status. We hope to have you back again, given the opportunity!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

FIVE on the Hill is rated 4.1 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for FIVE on the Hill

555 Universal Hollywood Dr Universal City, CA 91608

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lankershim & Cahuenga

  • Neighborhood

    Studio City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    $12 self-parking $16 Valet parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edy Lucas

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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