The Highlight Room Grill

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At the apex of Dream Hollywood is TAO Group's newest dining and nightlife concept, The Highlight Room. The luxe 11,000-square-foot outdoor rooftop, lounge, pool and grill is set high above Hollywood with unparalleled aerial views of the famed Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles skyline. The Highlight Room’s chic, modern sundeck is the ideal destination to relax by the pool on plush loungers or in luxurious private cabanas, while enjoying a light menu and handcrafted refreshments. The restaurant serves guests signature drinks and freshly prepared Californian fare from breakfast until mid-day. At sundown, this Hollywood retreat opens its doors to the rooftop bar and lounge.
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Montreal
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Thai chicken chop salad and fish tacos. Both were delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

View is amazing! Service is pretty bad. Dirty plates piled up on our table. Saw our waiter once and had to flag people down for refills. Too bad, place has so much potential.

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The view was beautiful, especially to watch the sunset!! The food was delicious but the portion size is small for the cost.

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was okay, hostess service wasn't that great and organized. But extremely nice server!

DM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The Food Is way too expensive and drinks. The food was not even all that. You are basically paying for the view which is not too bad but you can find better.

R
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Management is Kinda pushy about turning tables but servers were great

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing view! You can see the Hollywood sign.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner, my wife and I ordered the steaks which were cooked to perfection! Unfortunately, the steaks came with egg roll style potatoes which were excessively spicy. I am more of a traditionalist diner and found this touch to be “LA pretentious”

AK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beautiful location on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel. Unfortunately it wasn't warm on Friday night and the heaters didn't warm things up enough to make it really comfortable. The drinks were very pricey. No bread was offered and when we asked for it, we were told they could give us toast, which came as 2 dry slices and then we were charged $4! The salmon entrée served on a salad was very good, as was the filet mignon entrée. The scallop entrée was an extremely small serving and my daughter was still hungry after she finished her dish. The chocolate molten cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream was delicious, but the olive oil cake was just OK, a little dry. Top if off with having to pay $20 for valet parking for less than 2 hours. A disappointing evening, and we will not return.

NL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Better for dinner than lunch with city lights. Good vibes

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

had a late lunch this sunday with my friend and we greeted by two hostess’ with absolutely no personality. we were seated about 20 minutes later. the place was smaller than expected. our waiter was great and charismatic. the food although was extremely mediocre and overpriced. won’t go back again.

MZ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The views, the atmosphere, and the food was phenomenal. The only down side to the perfect experience was the lack of quality of our server. Lack of her enthusiasm and no check ups left a bad taste at such a wonderful venue. I’m definitely visiting again for everything else!

TL
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food is standard boutique hotel fare. Trendy, rooftop pool scene with outstanding panoramic views. If you're lucky, you may even see a celebrity or 2 😉

FS
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in the heart of Hollywood. It is on the top floor of the Dream hotel and has striking views of the entire downtown area. Went here for a nice Saturday brunch. The food portions are pretty large and the servers are knowledge and professional. Would love to come here again!

DG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was slow but everyone was very friendly and interesting, the food was great, and the view is spectacular!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

My friend and I were staying at an Airbnb nearby and decided to hit this place up for breakfast before we caught our flight home. As I probably should have guessed, it was all show and no substance. I ordered tea and had to ask 3 times for honey. My friend ordered scrambled egg whites and got regular scrambled eggs. She had to ask for pepper 3 times. The food criminally overpriced and underseasoned.

All the front of house staff are gorgeous but are either too self absorbed to put any effort into their job or just aren’t the sharpest knives in the box. Or both. Either way, this place pretty much played into every stereotype I have about the LA area and the people who live there.

Ambiance is great. We had incredible views of the surrounding area and the Hollywood sign. It’s this restaurant’s only redeeming quality.

AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced, especially drinks. Open rooftop, but no great views.

EB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. Perfect place to take a date if you don't mind spending money in the triple digits. Everything is pricey here but you're paying for the environment, the view, the music etc. I thought It was worth it and my girl was definitely impressed.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

It is me and my boyfriend’s first time in LA, so I researched rooftop restaurants for his birthday dinner & came upon The Highlight Room. For starters, our reservations were for 9:30pm and we did not get seated until 30 minutes later. I do not understand the point of reservations if we can not even be seated on time. Then we waited for 15 minutes before a waiter even came towards our table. My boyfriend had to remind the waiter for our drinks which was only two waters & a watermelon lemonade, received another 15 minutes later. Then we were finally able to order when our drinks came back. I ordered the special lobster alfredo & my boyfriend ordered the same with chicken instead. Honestly, it was decent, but I would have rather eaten alfredo at Olive Garden, especially because I expect pasta to be piping hot not room temperature. My boyfriend absolutely did not like his alfredo, so he opted for a burger and fries instead. It’s sad to say that his new food was way better than my fancy pasta. Overall, the atmosphere & music was great, but honestly I would never recommend or even try to come back here again. It was a lesson learned.

N
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the view and the trendy ambiance is certainly the attraction, the food is very good, too. It all makes for a relaxing, pleasurable leisurely lunch, although it comes with a price. But worth it.

N
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

the highlight room was such a great amosphere, food and drinks were very good too!

MC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I love highlight room, the view is amazing and also is the food. The only thing that I want to complain about is that I booked a table for 12:30 and the table wasn’t done until 20 minutes after. If I book a table at 12:30, I’m also going to get the table at 12:30, not 20 minutes after that.

VV
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my best friend for a girl's brunch to celebrate my birthday. From the moment I arrived to the moment we left, every single element was perfect. I am excited to bring other friends by for a very special meal in a beautiful location. Thanks for helping to make my birthday extra special!!!

MY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The ambiance was great. Honestly, probably one of the most gorgeous places I’ve dined at. Service at the bar was horrible. The bartender did not attend to us even thought he acknowledged that we were standing there he proceeded to serve other people who came after us. After 20 mins we gave up and just waited to order drinks during our reservation time. The server during dinner was attentive and much friendlier than the bartender. Our drinks were super over priced ... $21 for a ciroc cocktail? It just seemed unreasonable. The pasta was okay. The burger we ordered wasn’t anything special for $25. I wish I enjoyed my time here, because I would have loved to come back for the view. I don’t think I will be back, it just wasn’t a pleasant experience or worth the money.

DD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views and atmosphere. Services was excellent and food was great. Lunch Selection-Prices a little high? Can understand higher pricing for dinner.otherwise loved it and will come back again!

HS
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Tremendous venue with incredible views. Prices were a little on the steep side for my partner and I, but was totally worth it.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday there. Great food and service ! Trendy and amazing views

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great views, especially at sunset!

NL
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Although the roof top venue was very romantic the glass windows hindered a clear view of the city.
Our tuna appetizer and soup was delicious - but we were disappointed by the filet mignon.
It did not seem crusted and was only warm. The server was very sweet and efficient.

f
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This restaurant is a real find if you need a place to have a quiet conversation, business or personal. The wait staff is phenomenal. We ordered the fish tacos and the hummus and veggie plate. Food was decent but a little bland and not the thing I would go back for. I will be back because it's a wonderful place to hang out and talk. Of course I'll try something different next time!

MB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The highlight room was recommended to me by a friend when I went out to LA. SO HAPPY I came here! The food was great, and the service was even better. All staff was friendly and willing to help. Special thanks to Brandon, and misty for going above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience! They even have music and entertainment on the other side of the rooftop. The view was breathtaking music was bumpin! Had the best night here . Definitely planning on coming here every time I visit LA. 5 stars !!!!

N
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and views , we very much enjoyed our visit . Our service was great and quick

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view! Delicious food!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

UW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I don't remember her name, but the manager for the evening insisted on charging me $22 for a side of shrimp for which I've ALWAYS paid $8.00. It shows $8.00 on the menu. She insisted EVERYBODY else who has ever served me the exact same item was wrong.

Eventually, she corrected the error, but not before making it a BIG EMBARRASSING ordeal. For her to make a spectacle in front of my guests was unacceptable and unappreciated.

Otherwise to date, Highlight Grill has been amazing and addictive. The servers and the hosts are AWESOME and amongst the best for similar type establishments. Of course, manager Mike is second to none. I'm sure if he was still there, the server would have never initially been instructed to charge me an extra $14 per side.

I've seen this done to drunk patrons or patrons who seem to never look at the bill at other establishments. I wasn't drunk or even drinking alcohol. I'm going to chalk it up to a bad apple. It's unfortunate that one act of ridiculousness can put a cloud over so much other good will.

FM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and atmosphere is amazing. Real quality food, we got a chocolate dessert and it was really delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice!

ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overall, the Highlight Grill wasn't what I assumed it to be- a rooftop delight overlooking Hollywood with delicious food and comfortable setting. The food was, in my opinion, mediocre at best and way overpriced. We had a group of four and everyone following dining here remarked the food was, "Meh." Drinks were also overpriced and relied too heavily on the allure of Hollywood glamour. Our server was very professional and kind. The pool area had party kids from young people looking for their "Glow Up" and the smell of marijuana was overbearing as was the volume of the music. The only real "Highlight" here was in fact, the views. For that, I would say, save your money on the view, go to a restaurant with delicious food and end your evening with a comparable view in the surrounding area.

JT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great ! Service needs to improve. Atmosphere was awesome. Would recommend

AV
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place I’ve definitely found my new spot. Everything about it is amazing. The food the vibe the views everything