The Tower Bar

4.7
886 reviews
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The Terrace at the famous Sunset Tower Hotel debuted a new look in May of 2018, featuring a refreshed outdoor dining experience with updated furnishings and an elegant new bar. The Tower Bar Restaurant has split views of the city from either side of the lobby. It offers a swank lounge, bar and al fresco dining experience. Custom made banquettes fit directly into windows that showcase an unparalleled view of the Los Angeles skyline. Art deco design influences include walnut with gold inlay trim in a subtle, muted color scheme. The delectable menu features California Bistro with Italian fare. A dress code is enforced, please call for information.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Beautiful environment. I was very disappointed with the chicken pot pie recommended by the waiter.

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AK
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants when in Beverly Hills to go to, great food and service love this place!

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MN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an incredible venue with great service, outstanding food, and the a beautiful atmosphere I give it 5 stars and look forward to the opportunity to visit again.

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always-- best service, drinks, and ambiance.

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

Very nice ambiance and food

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Seated 30 minutes late and slow table service

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M
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily Top Ten spots in LA - The food, ambiance and staff is always top shelf! We love it every time. A perfect dining experience where you're made to feel l like an ordinary night out is a special occasion no matter when you go. 10 out of 10!

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C
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always Heaven at The Tower!!!

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PL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

This is my second time eating here in the last few weeks and both times I've had reservations and waited over 45 minutes and we were still not seated that we ended up eating in the lobby waiting area. This restaurant should be removed from Open Table for not homering reservations. The excuse that gave me was pathetic. Never waste time here again.

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always welcome place for my visits from out of town.

Bartenders are experts and friendly.

Food — even at the bar- is exceptional.

And the coziness is hard to best.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"A classy, sophisticated Los Angeles haunt that perfectly tops off a day in LA. Unlike some places in this town that have an occasional air of arrogance about them, The Tower Bar keeps it easy, inviting and effortlessly elegant. Stunning views of the city, the suavest of ambiences, and simple to make a reservation. Gabby has a penchant for finding the perfect table for two... or ten. Take the Moscow Mule, take in the scene, and let the gentle jazz wash over you, as you remember why the Angels chose to reside here."
- Taylor M.

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DS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Great service, food and ambiance!!

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s
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch! We love the salmon Benedict... amazing!

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e
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and a fun place, great buzz, and ambiance ideal to take out of town friends for a Hollywood dinner.

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VG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of this restaurant is incredible. It was raining and the atmosphere is so warm and welcoming. Food is always delicious and are the cocktails!

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

Tables to close, no privacy, and very loud

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We ordered two cobb salads and they both came out incorrectly. My chicken was DRY. Two new salad were bettewr.

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EL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great location. Low key but a lovely view. Decor is a little outdated.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Awful!!! Valentine’s Day set meal
Was worse than you would get at sizzler! Only it cost $200 each person. Have loved the place for years but it’s gone down hill so bad! Will never go back again! Shame on them! Awful food! Awful service!

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NS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

An hour after our reservation time, our party still had no table, and our inquiries to the hostess met with a very rude attitude. When asked how much longer it would be, her answer was, "It depends on how long it takes people to eat." Great answer, thanks!

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l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

The hostess was awful and incredibly rude!!! We arrived on time for a 7:30 reservation and were not seated until 8:45. The manager was nice and accommodating but the hostess made no attempt to be polite or professional she was the absolute WORST!!!

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MA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best spots in LA. Pricey, but fantastic vibe, exceptional service and the foot and cocktails are excellent.

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AP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was fabulous. Ray was a great server.

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j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I can’t recommend this place because my friends would have a fit if I even suggested they eat at a place that firstly sat you in a corner table for 4 people (we had reservations for 5 people so it was cramped) under a blasting air conditioner vent only to be told we weren’t allowed to move to a more appropriate table because they were completely booked and full (mind you all the bigger tables sat empty during our whole time there). Secondly, if that wasn’t enough they took forever to bring our drinks order and I had to remind them over and over again. Then the topper when my sister went to use the restroom noticed everybody else had a nice little bread basket on their tables with lovely pretzel bread and we weren’t even offered a crumb. I’m just not
Impressed. Food was sufficient but I don’t go out of my way for “sufficient”. Not st their prices and the general aura of this place is a downer - it was just too “I wanna be seen” for my like. I’m not into snobbery or vanity. It’s not my style. And honestly
I felt like they want to be down to earth - at least that is what the menu is saying with their Mac and cheese, fried chicken, pot pie style of food. And I love that! But they fail to follow through and take a snobby approach and it just doesn’t fit. At least not for me and I will not be back.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My favourite place ever.... like slipping back in time to pure glamor not glitz just understated glossy wood finish and white starched linen ... old school dishes - simple
But felt like a film star

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, Max was our waiter, was outstanding. I am gluten and dairy free and Max made good suggestions.
It was a busy Friday night and the service and food were on time and delicious!
I love coming on my own and sitting at the bar as well.
Thank you!

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BE
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, a great place to bring people from out of town. The hostess was lovely and immediately reseated us when were unhappy with our first table - darling bartender, waitress and even valet parkers! Delish food and cocktails peppered by a gorgeous crowd.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Tower Bar. Great vibe. Good value. Perfect for a group of friends or a date.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere here. Great staff. Great service!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Went out for dessert and a cocktail for girls night. We sat in the outdoor patio and the ambience was beautiful. Very romantic so perfect for a date night!

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MK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was very nice. I don't have time for a full review, thank you.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Very cool place, aesthtic and romantic. Good service.. However the prices are insane. And I mean insane for the quality of food you get. You pay basically double for what the food is worth. The only thing from what we ordered that was at least unique and good enough for the price were the fries with added truffles.. Which was still a lot. Also be aware it's 13 dollars and hour for parking. And the only validate for one hour. There are plenty of other restaurants with better food for less..

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s
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was freezing sent back twice horrible horrible experience.

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V
Los Angeles
268 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tower still on top even without Dimitri, thank you!

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H
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. When by accident the bottle of wine we were having was thrown away, the concierge approached us and told us about the incident, and even though our bottle had maybe one more serving left in it, he comped us a $200 bottle of red wine which my date and I thought was the best wine we've ever tasted. Without any hesitation, I enthusiastically recommend this place.

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J
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Place is a little dated but the room is still cool to sit in. The service was ok and the food ( 2 club sandwich) took forever. I’ll be bacj but to eat at the pool and in the sun.

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D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service despite busy night and ambiance lovely. Enjoyed round corner table as requested.

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J
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding venue. Fantastic food. Service is always friendly and impeccable. It's a high quality dining experience.

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SF
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't miss this!

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n
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We were looking forward to an intimate evening at Tower Bar. Things appeared to start off well with the hostess being able to accommodate my request for a corner table. Sadly, things went downhill from there. The bartender forgot one of our drinks, such that by the time the forgotten drink was served, it was piled high with ice and unmixed. Then dinner service (whereby the food was outstanding) came to disappointing conclusion in that both wines served (1/2 bottle with apps and full bottle with main course) were not served anywhere close the courses themselves. It's inexcusable for a restaurant to flub wine service so poorly. Not only were the wines served very late, but the red wine (unopened bottle) was served at room temperature, making me also question how they store their wine. I had really hoped that the evening would be filled with Hollywood magic; instead, alas it was more like a B-movie.

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