The Highlight Grill

4.5
239 reviews
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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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was okay. Came with a group of friends for dinner and the burger came soggy. This is the second time I’ve been here and really like the ambiance but was a little disappointed in the food. Additionally, we felt rushed as the hostess kept coming by to check on us and then came and said “we have 5 party’s waiting for a table”. We were done eating, but wanted to chat for a little bit. We weren’t there for long and of course want to make sure were mindful but I reserved a table ahead of time and want to enjoy my experience and not feel so rushed. other than that, the ambiance was great.

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

The Highlight Grill was awesome. The views were amazing. We loved each of our courses and since we went for Dine LA it was an awesome value. :Loved the avocado / egg toast. My Strip steak was delicious, and the molten lava cake was great for dessert. The vibe was upscale fun with twenty-something pool drinkers. Will definitely go back.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and view, also great food not salty not strong flavor at all.. nice looking servers and bartenders!!
The pool bar area turned to night lounge setting table. This setting reminds Las Vegas Club.. Tao~~!
It was great experience and we had so much fun there.

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

We loved our lunch at the restaurant! The views are outstanding, service was very friendly, and the food was delicious. The drinks are overpriced but the ambiance was lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it . Will definitely go back again

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S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

My first visit. Staff is polite when you can get their attention. We spent long stretches waiting at hostess desk, staff looking up from their tasks, smiled and did nothing. We had a reservation and waited 8 minutes even to be greeted. Sunday morning 10am, the place was not very busy. But the staff seem to have other things to do than attend to guests. May we have the check please? Our table waiter never seen again after bringing food. There is no one even to ask for the check until waiting for 15 minutes. Ask, then wait and ask again to someone else. Even the valet ($20) with no guests in line took 15 minutes to bring our car. View is great. Food is great. Vaue is good except service will test your last ounce of patience. I would like to give them another chance, maybe it was an off day. Can't recommend to a friend until they fix the service.

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Gorgeous views, not too busy, great
Music, overall great vibe. Staff were a little slower on taking our order but were very pleasant

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a Sunday Brunch for a special birthday. All was better than expected.

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I think it would be appreciated by your patrons to let them know getting to the restaurant involved getting past the Vegas Pool party atmosphere. The pool was lively and everyone looked like they were having a great time, however, we did not know nor dress for a pool party. We had to walk at the edge of the pool in order to get to the restaurant and if anyone had backed up even a inch we would have been in the pool. The food was good and the view was great ( we took pictures with the Hollywood sign in the background.)

I would recommend this to very young party people but for a intimate dinner, I would have to say not so much.

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NY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and a beautiful view of the Hollywood sign and hills. It’s a wonderful rooftop restaurant that’s relaxing and brilliantly decorated. It’s a great place for brunch. Afterwards you can take dip into the pool right outside the restaurant and listen to great music by the DJ.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue! There was heavy traffic getting to the venue due to a nearby parade. Even though we were 1hr late for the reservation, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. This made the experience so much more amazing.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem with the most spectacular view. Went here for breakfast around 9:15 am with a reservation. Was seated immediately with a fantastic view of the Hollywood hills including the Hollywood sign. There’s no such thing as a bad table with a bad view here. The food and service were both incredible. Took my parents here to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary and they loved it so much they wanted to stay in the Dream hotel when they come back

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything from the view to the food and service was great. The unexpected was the Bar on Monday's closes at 5:00PM right when they were to deliver our dinner. We could go down stairs to get drinks if we wanted to, but would have to get escorted back up to the restaurant. The location worked out perfectly for the concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

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a
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to hang out/ have dinner with friends. Food was great also.

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CF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Such a fab location and vibe.
Fun place for a long lunch.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It was very delicious and very nice view of Hollywood

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L
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a girls birthday brunch! Perfect choice -Pretty, great ambiance. We all had a great time Get the lobster toast!!!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, music volume was a bit on the loud side and competed with conversation a little too much. All my friends really liked the experience though!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing vibe.. amazing scenery and amazing manager and waiter staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and a beautiful rooftop. A little pricey but relatively decent for LA.

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OI
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent venue, food was really good for breakfast. Will def be going there again !

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great scenery, great date spot! the food was beautiful but since this is in the heart of hollywood, of course the salad portions were overly priced. next time i would probably go for a burger or sandwich so ilm more full.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Highlight is very cute rooftop bar. Came out of town to celebrate my birthday. Went on a weekend. Played my type of music (old school hip hop/r&b), the food was delicious, and the ambiance is great. Also good scenery for a few pictures!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere is beautiful, especially on a sunny day where you can see all of LA. The lobster avocado toast was delicious. Service was friendly, but took a long time, as it was busy. Also they missed my note to put a candle on the dessert which was supposed to be a birthday surprise. All in all it was still good.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 3

Waitress seemed to be bothered and had an attitude. She messed up on two Dinner orders plus drinks, it seemed to me like she had a long terrible day but just trying to hold it together. She should have just took the rest of the day off.

Oh! I and I failed to mention They had kicked me out and demanded I pay my bill in full because I had service dog with me she is a puppy and weighs 6Lbs small enough to fit in a purse. Tell me how can you kick out a face as innocent as this! Instagram @im_zoeyzoe I even showed them all of her service papers and service Card they did not care! I asked to speak to the manager because I’m speaking with a security guard the whole entire time. I asked why am I being kicked out the security guard reply’s its coming from higher up? But the higher up doesn’t show to speak in person but instead radios in to the security guard ear piece.

All in all the experience here eating is satisfying with an amazing ambiance! I had dinner Here with my longtime girlfriend And best-friend we enjoyed every bit of it besides the service “that’s just due to a waitress having a bad day” also getting kicked out over a service dog (Instagram @im_zoeyzoe) which was the tip of the iceberg for me to leave them with a bad review. I’m Sorry, not only they walked us in sat us down and said your dog is so beautiful. What a crazy experience this was. I did not want any escalations so I agreed to leave but it would had been nice for the Highlight Grill to COMP the MEAL! If i would’ve known Dogs weren’t allowed I would of have made reservations some place else. Differently a confusion experience.

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h
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

it was fun to try. I went there for brunch with my friend on Thursday. It was sunny and kind of full of bikini girls in the rooftop pool.
the atmosphere here is amazing. view?? full of Hollywood and great vibes.
I tried a chicken sandwich and Lobster BLT. the food was ok. (but Lobster BLT was soso)
as you know, this kind of place is not just for the food, but for the atmosphere and the view.
I've enjoyed those things a lot from this place.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We dined here for brunch.
The food was mediocre.
I had a french toast, which I think was too soggy & a little bit burnt on the bottom.
My siblings had the steak & eggs which they think 1 was overvcooked & the medium rare looked like medium well.. and the medium well turned out to be well done.
The waiter we had was so-so, we asked for more cream & sugar but just pointed out we still have 2 packets of sugar, I mean come on now.
We wouldn't ask for more if it was just me having coffee.
The view was ok. Nothing special except you're dining on the rooftop & somewhat see the hollywood sign.

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VR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

My main course had been served 20 min later than other three mains, just because kitchen had forgotten to make it. My waiter was sloppy and managed to get a piece of saucy meat leftover right on my wife’s kindle when clearing up, music was way too loud for brunch. When booked , place boasted fantastic view on opentable, well, the view was there, but someone approached very fast when my wife, a photographer, was about to make a photo with her professional camera and told her photos are forbidden. I wish their waiters were that fast for serving food and clearing tables. And anyway, if you have a policy of no photos , it’s ok but it’s only fair to warn at the time of booking.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Found a hair in food.

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RF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Unimpressed. Food was good, service was good, but was it, just good.. was so excited to have brunch but it wasn’t what I expected.

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MA
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was truly amazing. I loved everything about it. The ambient was perfect. Very relaxing and the lounge was perfect as well. Not too loud music, it was just right, and the views were amazing. The food was delicious. I ordered A lot of food, pricing was fair for the quality of food and service!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Drinks could have been a little stronger, but my experience was great!

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PH
Ruhr region
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Klasse Bürger. Tuna poke Spitze! Super Service! Die Location überragend. Jederzeit gerne wieder. Danke!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very tasty; Perch LA.. good food, ok service. The Roof..ok food, better service. The Highlight Room..good food, better service. Price is comparable to nice roof top, nice place to take someone for brunch. Only thing that was bad about our day was the Valet. We pulled up and they just looked at us but the valet at the Tao next door took care of us even though we were eating at the Highlight Room...not the Highlight Rooms fault.

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p
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant and bathrooms were nice and clean. Service was good, friendly, didn't take too long even when they were busy. Nice views of Hollywood and the hills. Parking was easy. Park around the corner is $10. Being it's an outdoor balcony there were a few flies buzzing about, but they didn't interfere with our food. It's next to the pool so you'll see sunbathers. Didn't bother us at all.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was are Anniversary and we was in town from Akron Ohio for the weekend!! It was a great vibe and great views the only thing I didn’t like was we order Mimosas and didn’t no you could get refills for free so we spend 26 dollars apiece for one drink and are server didn’t tell us!! But other then that it was great food was great and the views amazing!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating and kind

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SG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The alcoholic beverages tasted of low quality. Food was okay. The music playing on the speakers was unstable genre wise. Still a nice place to dine. $150 for 2 people, normal meals.

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San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was amazing, the food was absolutely fantastic! Even better than we imagined!

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three old high school friends spend a lovely afternoon celebrating our 60th birthday together. Lunch was great, views were great, food was great and wait staff was VERY attentive

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