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Upstairs at The Ace Hotel

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41 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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

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It Comes At Night

Oct 30 - Oct 31, 2020 · 
Crawl your way over for a pair of All Hallows incantations on October 30 & 31 — a fright night double feature Upstairs under the blue moon. We’ll provide delightful bites to sink your fangs into, plus our friends from El Silencio are brewing up a most sinful elixir for you to sip as we creep deep into the dead of night. Costumes encouraged, masks required. *Reservations required + $10 per person fee at the door.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 41 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.5
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SonjaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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 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
9 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
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.

OT
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.

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view at night, very romantic, drinks and apps were excellent.

JG
JaxG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Why are $16 drinks being served in plastic ware? I am not sure if it is due to Covid but I expected a little more class.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The worst management. From the host to the manager

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place although I wasn’t happy with the 2 hour limit especially if we’re continuing to order drinks as opposed to babysitting them. However our waitress wasn’t rushing or pushy at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Views are amazing and it is reservation only due to the restrictions because of Covid. They have a good selection of different types of alcohol but for cocktails they only had about 4 or 5. The music for me was not my taste and our seat was right under one of the speakers and it was blaring so it was too loud and uncomfortable for us. We had to spinach artichoke dip which wasn’t bad. Food item is required just so you are aware and don’t come too full unable to eat anything.

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Alejandro
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Due to covid restrictions, my experience at Ace was unpleasant. Went to celebrate a Bday, but once we sat we were instructed we couldn't get up from our table or walk to the edge to get a view of LA.
Also must buy food to have a drink caught me by surprise.
The pool area is off limits unless you're staying at the hotel.

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JoEllen
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to get away from the world we are enduring but also feel safe with the new normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch - looking forward to returning!

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AngelsFan4Life
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday and our first date since before the pandemic...very lovely evening and experience.

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SilG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was a cute little place. Wasn’t crowded at all. They were out of ceviche when we got there around noon. The food was ok, nothing special. It was a cool first experience but won’t be going back again.

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LillyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice ambience in the main area. Please indicate area (pool vs main) during booking process.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was nasty. It was not cooked all the way and was not worth ordering. The service was also not up to par. They were not accommodating and seemed to be not organized whatsoever. Took them 7 minutes just to walk us up.

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MistyB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Service could ha e been a little better.

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CameronB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Perfect place for my friends and I to meet up for a few drinks. The staff was amazing. Erik and Leah were terrific. Definitely happy that this spot is open again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was extremely basic, their iPad was “down” so they couldn’t adjust the music volume which was way too loud and multiple guests had complained. Not enough umbrellas and/or shaded space given the heat.

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ErnestoM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and staff is definitely taking Covid-19 precautions.

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NverGoingAgain
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I'm sure anybody of color non Asian would agree never to return seat arrangements were staged they did everything they could to make us feel uncomfortable I didnt stay long enough to eat but it did seem like a good place to hang out outside the service I did ask to speak to Manager to express my concern he had all the answers my favorite was we were not given a straw because of covid less contact the better he says lol so you want me to put my mouth on this second hand buffet table plastic cup? I asked ..hahah complete joke ...But the Asian people looked very pleased with there smokey chilled glasses with straws and big bowls of chips and salsa we were 4 people deep we were a 1/4 cup of salsa and about a dozen stale chips while we soaked in the heat no shade offered after our seat were arranged per our arrival tho we seated somewhere else management made the call to place us in the full dead of sun with no ice in our drinks lol just comical but like I said I didnt stay long enough to eat very uncomfortable

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WKDSLV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

One of my favorite spots downtown is the rooftop at ace hotel. Sadly, due to the insanity of things going on it's just not a great experience. Wait for 30-40 minutes to get temp scanned and all the rules etc. The wonderful staff is hamstrung with restrictions and you cannot hear them with their dual face masks on. The main point is to go and socialize which is not really possible any longer. Sure hope we all wake up from this ridiculous fear driven theater soon...

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 4.4 stars by 41 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.