Upstairs at The Ace Hotel

4.5
59 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Perched on the rooftop of Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, Upstairs; eclectic, all-day menu is cultivated to complement the vibrant atmosphere of our open-air home, with cinematic city views stretched out in all directions.

The health and wellbeing of our guests and staff is our highest priority, and we are implementing CDC and local mandated protocols to keep everyone safe, including limited seating, heightening cleaning and sanitizing, and contactless menus. Please note: all guests are required to wear a mask upon entry.

* All reservations are held for 15 minutes and your entire party must be present
* Once seated you have 90 minutes to enjoy your experience.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 59 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.6
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Drew
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always. One of my go to spots in LA

MW
MatasaW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. My new go to spot in Downtown LA!

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ChloeR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great view, great service. Only downside was the super loud music. Recommend!

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Molls
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food isn’t great, drinks were though! Probably won’t go back unless it’s for cocktails only!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host, servers and manager did everything possible to make my birthday a very special night. They were understanding and very helpful. I’ve already been recommending this venue to people.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is friendly. Very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The level of services we received from the staff was excellent. Other restaurants can learn from them. The food and the presentation was great as well. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Waited an hour to have our order taken.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for a friends meet up

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vipRobF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great vibes and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great drinks, food, service, and view!

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BethanyK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for halloween dinner. The staff was friendly and attentive. They hooked us up with some free mixed drinks.

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SamAshan
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed for our celebration!
the server was a perfect 10
The eats & libations hit the spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was great overall!
The place is so cool and have potential for much more ambient 🙏🏽

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EuniceV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was decent and the food was yummy, no serious complaints.

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TatianaE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Nice service. But food appetisers only .

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rachelb
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Such a beautiful intimate rooftop! A perfect place for a mini getaway.

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SonjaL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Upstairs at the Ace has been one of my favorite relaxed rooftop bars in DTLA, but when they blocked off the pool area (really, its prettiest spot) due to COVID, I'll wait to return until post-pandemic.

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BethanyS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to tell people not to go there because then our secret spot would be outed, but we really love the staff and want them to get mad tip$$$ so you should go and drink drinks and have snacks on the roof. You won't be sad.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the ace hotel this was well worth the reservation! We booked for golden hour and the view + cocktails were SO good!

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Jessica
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Great views. Great service. A bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I booked this hotel to celebrate my birthday, with The current pandemic there isn’t much to do. The service from the

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t even get to experience the restaurant because they had closed the restaurant for the night with out ANY type of communication (call,text,email) we arrived to not be seated and served. DO NOT RECOMMEND. Should not have happened because we made reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and enjoyed the drinks and food. Great place to just relax and have drinks with your friends.

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Neyyy
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a date/friends night out! Great drinks and appetizers. Can’t forget the pool and amazing view!

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NotGreat
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Arrived to an incredibly loud and tight space. The dress code said business casual but we were placed next to the hot tub.

Didn’t stick around for food or drinks, cause it seems like we’re we bait and switched as we had made the reservation a week in advance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The furnishings are extremely worn and need replacing especially the white leather chars. There was insufficient light to see our food. Plastic cups even though we were not in the pool area Just all round extremely disappointing.

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Drrr
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Substandard service. Around 7pm it wasn't busy at all, but:
1. Did not see my waiter to pay the bill. Asked another. Got a reply: "Sorry my shift is over and I am leaving". He did not bother to call a coworker.

2. Finally found a waiter. Got a bill. Found a random $20 charge for a drink I did not order. "Oops, sorry for a mistake".

3. Found a strange 4.5% service surcharge on the bill which "is not paid directly to the employees". Apparently it is hidden as a small print at the end of last page of the menu. And the only way to order is to dowload a pdf to your phone, so no one reads a small print on the last page you don't read.

A manager did not have any good explanation of what this charge is for and where the money go and why this charge is not included in normal prices like any other restaurant expense. And he did not care much.

I don't mind paying extra to support struggling service industry. I resent sneaky ways to get money without even pretending to provide a good service.

My overall impression after leaving the restaurant:
- Staff don't like working there
- Staff don't care
- I don't care to be back

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RicardoR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server made our stay. He was marvelous and very knowledgeable and personable. The food was not bad either. A great selection of beer, and my only gripe would be the lack of draft beers available.

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Christiaan
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The space is gorgeous and the service excellent. Great drinks. The menu is very limited and lack luster. Great place for a drink and a snack

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CatinaG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great Management! This place had a peaceful environment however, It’s pictures make you believe it’s standard poolside dining however it’s actually only accessible by the hotel guests. Cerviche was meh. Drinks were average. Probably won’t go back. Loved the QR scan menu option.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We had a really good time, but we had come for the pool and were given completely conflicting stories for the terms of using the pool and ultimately did not get to use it, despite asking specifically about that on the phone and getting confirmation that our reservation would let us use the pool. It was a lovely day nonetheless, but we were very disappointed and felt like more clarity would have been good.

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TatiF
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp quesadillas was delicious. Atmosphere is awesome. I live this place

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly, attentive, and superb staff

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Kristen
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff at the Ace are very welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Definitely going again.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It was our first time and had the worst experience. Our alcohol drinks came out after some of our food, over 30 minutes (Keep in mind there were only a few occupied tables). It took over 20 minutes to get a fountain drink. The waiter said " there was a mix up with the tickets" . The service was horrible and will we will not return. The food was okay, nothing spectacular.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Rude staff, enforcing arbitrary COVID restrictions, that do not match each other from host to waitress

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SkyA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, atmosphere, and staff!
Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and staff were great. I made plans to get together with some old friends I hadn't seen in over a year, and I chose Upstairs at The Ace Hotel as a perfect outdoor setting. The friend completely forgot she was meeting me, and does not understand the new Covid rules for restaurants; reservations held for only 15 minutes, with a 2-hour window for the table, etc.
When I finally got ahold of her she said she'd be there soon. I said to forget it and we'd try again another time, but she insisted she'd be on her way.
I was ready to just stay alone and enjoy. I did that, and had a glass or two of wine and a plate of olives, and was very content. (I really enjoy going out alone, and avoiding one of the hassles of relying on unreliable people being on time and not changing plans numerous times)
The manager and staff gave some leeway and let me stay at the table until my forgetful friends arrived. Then we enjoyed a lot more wine and food.
The view, ambience, and menu is always great, but the service was so wonderful that I just had to get my little venting story out.
Thank you, Ace.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waited 20 min for a table even though we had a reservation. Once upstairs service was slow and they messed up our order. Only 1 server on the floor and busing her own tables so she was too busy to pay attention to the customers. Only got to have 1 drink cause she never came back around.

FAQs

Upstairs at The Ace Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 623-3233.

Upstairs at The Ace Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 59 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.