Lilly Rose at Wayfarer Hotel DTLA

4.6
43 Reviews
$30 and under
Speakeasy
Lilly Rose is the Wayfarer’s interpretation of a restaurant and speakeasy. We create experiences with inspired food and beverage offerings that can not be duplicated or replicated. This is our DNA and this is why guests will come fill our establishment daily.

Experiences

  • High Tea & Highballs Through The Looking Glass

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Existing since the 1800's but you've never seen it like this before. Where mayhem and curiosity collide. No more looking for Wonderland!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 43 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.8
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very dim lighting so couldn’t really appreciate the decor. The server was great but she it was her second day of working and she was the only server there. She did her best though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Waited an hour to even have tea and we had a reservation. The food is not good. Very not good. It’s cute and the guy working was very nice but the food is reaaaalllly not good. Overpriced. Did the queen tea and they forgot to give us our chocolates to go. We were there over 2 hours because everything took forever. The sandwiches were almost a piece of bread. Tea is good.

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Yumi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent, the ambient was great, and the food wasn't the best (the photo here looks better than the actual setting). With about the same amount of $$ I paid, I would prefer to go to another high tea place than here that put in more work to their food quality.

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Miguel
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deyvid was excellent. He was the highlight of our night at Lilly Rose. The drinks were a little pricey, but great. We got a couple of the small bites as well (sliders and olives) and those were delicious. The atmosphere of the place was great. I think it's more fun than the rooftop tbh! My only complaint is that I called to confirm my reservation and the person (I didn't get a name) was pretty rude to me over the phone, so going into it my expectations were low. However, having Deyvid really brought the experience back up. His service was great and his suggestions/recommendations were all awesome. Thanks Deyvid!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time a lot, had a great amount of fun! Savior was our server, and he was outstanding! He was friendly and ready to meet any need we had. The only area that could be improved was the amount of food/tea for the money we spent, seemed a bit overpriced, and the hotel doesn’t validate parking. Our experience was good though, and it was something to try once but probably not again for the value.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Savior was an absolute delight, this is the best experience I’ve had in LA. I highly recommend this gem to everyone, come fall further into the rabbit hole at the Lily Rose.

GS
vipGabrielleS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place, dark and whimsical! Drinks were good, ours were strong so that was awesome.

JP
JillianP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was an awesome server!! I would definitely come back here

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Mad Hatter High Tea & it did not disappoint! Savior, our server, was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The crab cakes weren’t impressive, but everything else was.

RS
ReneeS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun fun way to spend Fathers Day. Xavier was excellent. He was alone and served 5 tables efficiently. Great personality and very entertaining. Will definitely visit again and refer friends

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TiffanyA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch experience. Greeted right away and taken to our table right away and everyone we encountered was very nice and super friendly! Drinks were very very delicious & servers were great! I highly recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Chill vibe. Drinks were good.

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Jeremis
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best bar in Downtown Los Angeles!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the ambiance and vibe of the tea time experience! Staffing was short and there was only one waiter/bartender assisting a whole room of customers - but he was extremely friendly and worked twice as hard to make it a good time for us. The food and drinks were extremely creative and delicious. Overall enjoyed our experience at Lilly Rose!

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JohnH
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Only have one person run the entire tea room proved to be catastrophically terrible. Even though our server/host/ bartender tried his best to do it all the management really let him and us down. After waiting almost two hours for our food the tea tower came with all sweets and just two tiny Crostini‘s each. There were three of us. Our server was very wonderful and tried his best but the Establishment should really think about opening things before they’re ready. We had to go somewhere to eat after and the price was insane. Our Server/host/bartender made amazing specialty teas and cocktails but I would never recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just a teeny bit more lighting by the tables would be nice. It was a cute venue but hard to take photos without using a bright flash which is distracting

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TylerH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such good ambience with cozy lighting, an amazing drinks!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deyvid was a great server

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot downtown for drinks and late night food

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vipPatS
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Looking for something new and different to do in DTLA? The Lily Rose is it! Had High Tea and Highballs after Laker game. What a nice surprise! The hotel looks super cool judging by the lobby. The venue is in the lower floor (basement) giving it a real "hideaway" vibe. The décor is whimsical, hip, and so very fun. All the people working there from the greeter in the lobby to the servers were so nice and helpful. Our server was well informed and we felt well taken care of. We felt like we had escaped to a cool European restaurant while on vacation. The drinks were all incredible, with terrific presentation. The little bites were all good, but honestly could have been fresher. Felt like they had been plated in advance, not in an unhealthy way, just not as fresh. Bread a little dry, scones a tad hard. I believe it was more due to being late on a Sunday (so not so busy) than poor kitchen skills. Highly recommend the Hong Kong Milk tea. Also, the tea infused cocktail, Drink Me!, was great. I love doing High Tea, and am very excited for this new, cooler option in LA. My 20 something daughter loved it all, and can't wait to go back for the "Speakeasy" some night soon.

JE
vipJerryE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance 10/10. The cocktails were high quality and the location definitely gave it more of a exclusive, special, feeling to the lounge.

Definitely my new favorite place. I plan on coming back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening! Highly recommend! Bring back the entertainment! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place downtown for sure between the speakeasy in the basement (Lilly Rose) and the rooftop restaurant, hard to find a place that can beat it. Cocktails are amazing shout out to the homies Roman and Savior, they always get me proper. Seriously the food here is incredible I don’t have enough good things to say about it duck roulettes, shrimp and grits sheesh. The high tea service is the best thing you could do for yourself for self care low key😀

JM
vipJohnM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best bar..great music and great service great drinks great atmosphere 10 out of 10

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Isaac007
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot both for afternoon tea or the bar love the ambiance and service the staff is super awesome and the food and drinks are superb. 10 stars!!

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elvaw
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were so delicious. The food was great too. Waitress, Ms. Rachel was so attentive and friendly. We felt very comfortable and enjoyed the ambiance a lot. I can't wait to go back.

MS
MauriceS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktail menu is one of the best I've seen in L.A. Amazing ambience and great music. Really great vibes for a date night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the high tea. It was incredible. The manager, Erica is so well versed in the tea education, and the ambience and service was absolutely top-notch! I would recommend this experience to anyone looking for something new and off the beaten path.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where to begin?!

First, we were warmly greeted by guest services. They kindly directed us to Lily Rose.

There is where the magic began! I felt as though I were in another country. I missed that feeling.
Erica, WOW-what a gem! I must say, as we all know-management is the glue to any successful business. Her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm was just the beginning of the experience.

Manny, walked us through his whimsical journey. How he’s managed to fit that in a glass is pure strategic alchemy. His wizardry was magnificent and truly the cherry on top.

Josh, what a pleasure it was to meet him as well. He took time out of his busy day to chat and exchange great energy. We can’t wait to bring an event there!

The day was magnetically infectious! We left sure of not only a new place to vibe, but share with others too!

We returned Saturday to your rooftop. Boom! As if it couldn’t have got any better, we met Phillip! To think, another top tier experience!

Wayfarer, you’ve got it right! You’ve curated the best in the industry and together, you all are changing hospitality‼️

In a world full of options, we were delighted to have chose you! Very few check all the boxes and cross all T’s.

We’ll be back!

Cheers
Simone

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vipCatS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening

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vipAsyaD
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

While We understand that this is a new concept in the space , we were very very unimpressed . There is no clear instruction regarding seating or how your order will be taken. The space appears to be low key glam, yet the music and staff presence did not fit the vibe .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Roman was great bartender and server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for lovely people! Amazing food amazing drinks can’t say enough good things about the space!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love atmosphere and met chef Jen awesome and the bartender was amazing

SM
SolMel
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST BAR EVER I WILL DEFINITELY BRING ALL MY FRIENDS HERE

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ot2016
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We just had drinks, no food because that day we had dinner at the hotels rooftop restaurant and enjoyed the L. A city lights. Came to Lilly Rose after dinner and it was an excellent experience; the ambience is the best, you are transported to another world.

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VanessaP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the vibe. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. My friends and I went on a Friday night and of course rsvp in the morning before arriving, which is a lot better than playing the waiting game to see if they can squeeze you in upon arrival.
That night they had some 70s 80s rock jams. Appetizers are a little pricey for a small portion. Drinks amazing.

BR
BowieReyes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Lilly Rose. The servers were fast and very welcoming, offering recommendations to my party who had not visited before. The drinks were phenomenal. The atmosphere is awesome and great choice of music. I definitely look forward to many more visits in the future!

FAQs

Lilly Rose at Wayfarer Hotel DTLA is rated 4.6 stars by 43 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.