I came the second week they were open and I LOVED it. I expected it to be disorganized b/c it just opened, but actually was approached by many staff to see if I wanted anything and if everything was good the entire time there. It was not a full house b/c only half of the floor was open. We ordered many items from the menu. The food was really good, but they are small bites and not meals. However, the chocolate truffle option is definitely for an entire group and a good option. The entire thing was edible. I would say that the menu needs to expand with more options in the future, but since it just opened, I was happy with what I got. It was pricey, but the views were worth it. It was absolutely INCREDIBLE and I can say I have been to the highest rooftop bar in the nation. I highly recommend this place if you are visiting LA. I would not do it for dinner, but for happy hour pre-dinner or late night after being out and you want a place to hang with good company.
Slow service even for water if you have a reservation for a table by the outdoor windows. No heat lamps so best to bring a jacket if you're planning to be arriving from sunset to evening.
Very limited menu. Octopus appetizer was flavorless. I'd go after dark. The city lights view is worth seeing from 73 stories up, but in daylight? Not so much.... because of DTLA smog.
I'd like to know what Spire 73 aspires to be?
In New York, the clientele would be called the "Bridge and Tunnel" crowd.
They have not done a good job of defining themselves on their website. Instead of throwing the doors open, Spire 73 should have done a 'soft' launch with a series of private parties. The elevator situation is a mess for both the hotel and this lounge. I booked a reservation online. It was implied that we could have dinner. When we arrived the staff had our reservation; but the other patrons tied to take the table from us when we stood up to look out the windows. There also seems to be a maximum occupancy issue for the lounge. Two glasses of champagne and Deviled Eggs cost us $100.00. We left to go find food at the Intercontinental Hotel, but their sushi bar closed at 9pm and the poorly named main dining room was buffet only and the seating looked uncomfortable.
BTW - I should mention that my friend was hung up upon by the lounge three times when he called to send a bottle of champagne to our table. He never got through to anyone who would help. This was supposed to be a milestone birthday evening. I've reschedule the celebration for this coming Friday night, Bastille Day at an inspired French cafe.
Spire 73 is not Red Bird or Bastia... It is a hotel bar, minus the lounge singer. There's no need to return.
The ambiance is amazing. I feel like they were ill prepared with adequate staff being so new. The food leaves something to be desired. When they say "small plates" they really mean it, they're about two bites worth of food for a ridiculous amount of money. Even neighboring diners were shocked ok how small the portions were.
Opening week bugs will get ironed out, I'm sure. Need to get a host for folks like me who reserved tables. Was a bit chaotic getting up to the 73rd floor and finding someone to show us to a table. Seemed like a free for all.
And drop the deviled eggs from your menu. Omg. The black squid ink is too overwhelming and leaves back stains on your teeth and mouth. Not appealing.
Staff was very nice. And the view is spectacular.
Like I said, grand opening chaos. Will definitely come back in a few weeks when the place is a bit more organized.
The restaurant is new and it looks like the staff needs to find its groove. Service was very slow and the food was hit or miss. The deviled eggs with squid ink are a bad idea. The view is great and hopefully the restaurant will come into its own in next few weeks. Currently not a great value
New hotel plus new restaurants and bars... it will take some time to get the wrinkles out. Great outdoor bar with a younger crowd. Music level a bit loud but its outdoors and tolerable. Service is slow but hopefully they will prime up in the next coming months to make sure things are flowing. This place is open late so that's a huge positive and can always catch before dinner or after...but beware of the lines on elevator to get to the top floor.
No host. Poor customer service. No bartenders were available to service us.
we arrived the place with no available table. we waited for 1 hour to be seated .....we have to find our own table.
Our reservation was not held, so we had to fend off people for seats. I ordered a glass of wine at $10.00 and at the time of the bill I was charged for $18.00 glass of wine. Not enough servers, so service was terrible.
Views are amazing,but we arrived and go to our reserved table to then be ignored for 30 minutes, so left not having been able to try and food or drink, which was very disappointing
The place just opened but I haven't seen anything so disorganized in a long time. We had to wait an hour to put in our food/drink orders and wait another hour for those to come out. When the s'mores did, we had to send it back because the flame went out and even with a new flame we basically ate cold marshmallows for $20. I understand growing pains, but they should not have opened yet if they were unable to accommodate guests.
View was nice, but you can get the same view from the hotel lobby and they have cocktails there too. I'm very disappointed :-(
Service was awful but I went during the first week it was open so I'm sure they're working out some kinks. As you could imagine, the view was amazing! Even with terrible service I still had a great time and will probably go back. For what the bar is, the drinks are reasonably priced (beers start at $7 - specialty cocktails are $14)
The place is visually stunning. The view? Not sure, the west facing windows were so dirty you could not see through them...trying gave me a headache.
The service is horrendous. The food portions are minute but the menu is experimental and different. Try the scallop! Not a good place for Vegans/Vegetarians.
Come for the view and a cocktail and get out!
Came here on the first open night to the public- as expected service was a little slow and unorganized, but since it was first night, I knew it was bound to happen. The food was okay, not bad, not great. This is the first place in LA with crazy views, especially with the open roof, it makes the experience amazing. Definitely a great place to take a date on a night cap