The Tower Bar

4.7
961 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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HO
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want old Hollywood feel with a great view - this is your place.

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HB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been here about four times in two months. The only negative thing that happened was when I walked up wearing a Gucci poncho the older lady at the host stand said “oh wow” in a sarcastic way that didn’t seem like a compliment. Either way whether it was meant to be negative or not you should let your comments be interpreted in a negative manner. It left me feeling off-put which if we’re spending $400 for dinner each time we come it’s not a feeling you want your guest to have. Besides that the waiter was super awesome and the food, especially the surf and turf, was amazing. Just be aware that you might feel judged based on your outfit.

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LL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service great ambiance above average food. Great

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The classiest restaurant in town. Love to go there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting and always the best service. Food was excellent and always is!

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MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, unparalleled service in a beautiful environment.

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l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was not good it had no flavor and for the price wasn’t worth it.

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S
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceedingly Expensive. The price of a martini in a small glass was outrageous! The menu showing a Hamburger at $36 or $37 is more than over the top. Although the food was excellent, unless one has unlimited funds, I cannot recommend, nor will we return..

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Tower bar is noisy. Live music great. Dinner with friends makes for challenging conversation. Food is well prepared, servers are attentive and knowledgeable, but its an over priced experience.

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UG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was not outstanding calamari was fatty, after dinner we did not feel well

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RC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We preferred the main room but were sent to the room with the pool patio. It was fine but not first choice

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J
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gabby is great ! Very helpful and nice hospitality.

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places. I really enjoy the ambience and the food. It's also conveniently right down the street from us. They could use a greater selection of wines and am surprised that a place like this doesn't have a sommelier, but otherwise great place to dine!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and incredible food

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NL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Server was very rude and put out to deal with us. Restaurant was empty and it took 45 minutes to get appetizers. Entrees were bland. 2 people on our group order steaks both which were not cooked to the desired temperature. Scallops were good.
Side dishes were very bland and unimpressive. The highlight of our dining experience was the molten chocolate cake. That was was amazing. While we were eating (inside) some 20-something in a cut-off shirt was continually sneaking hits off of his vape which was annoying to say the least. There are tons of restaurants in Hollywood which are far better. Don't waste your money here.

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ML
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience here. Tower Bar is not to be missed! The menu is excellent, atmosphere is glam and service is on point. We had a great night and can’t wait to come back!

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V
Los Angeles
285 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 178th time and nearly flawless, thank you!

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MM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tower Bar at Sunset Tower Hotel is always an exceptional experience. The food, atmosphere and service are unparalleled and true Old Hollywood glamour. Perfect for any occasion or just snuggling up to the bar for a cocktail. Top notch!

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s
Los Angeles
312 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster tacos excellent as were the smokey pigs in blanket. NY very tasty and soft but overcooked twice

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MS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Fathers Day. Sat on the terrace. Amazing.

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JO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool and classy place. Not cheap but the coolest place in LA

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K
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Rich, sloppy unsophisticated food prep wirh $8 cup of drip coffee that wasn’t as good as Starbucks
Shame on you Jeff Klein

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DS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food. Always amazing ambience. Everyone is nice and accommodating.

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U
Los Angeles
116 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunset Blvd bunch: Perfect crisp wines, melt in your mouth omelets, truffle fries and a view to the ocean. The Tower is the definition of LA brunch dining and it's just as great during he day as it is at night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All good but way too loud! Could barely hear my date talk!

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DR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and great service.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice time celebrating Father’s Day.

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

My favorite place in LA

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We were seated in Siberia but my friends didn’t notice

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MN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a very nice time with friends. Not sure if it is standard practice but we were charged $25 a bottle for regular water. It wasn't a big deal, but we were never informed that regular water was priced as such. We spent a large amount at the restaurant and had a very good time otherwise.

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CC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming to the tower bar for years and I love it. Such a secluded gem - feels like the south of France, beautiful views of the city. Elegant setting, great food, great service. Lobster tacos recommended 🙌🏼🌸✨

The Tower Bar
Responded on June 10, 2019

So happy you see it how I do, a slice of the SoF here in LA!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a good time that we came back the next night!

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L
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything but a little cramped.

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IS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was my third time there, but my boyfriend's first and he absolutely loved it. The ambience is always so right and the food is consistently great. Would love to experience the terrace seating next time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

3rd time visiting the restaurant since it’s opened and the food has dramatically gotten worse, almost inedible. Fishy oysters and salmon, under cooked chicken.

Gorgeous dining room, great scene and attentive service - these are the things you’re paying for.

I’d go back, but maybe just for cocktails.

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GM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!!

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SS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the experience wish I could get recipe for the vegan celery soup

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BG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening filled with beautiful staff, nice music and delicious food.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The patio seating with view is stunning. The cocktails were good. The service was mixed up and confused.

The food was absolutely terrible. From a value standpoint this was perhaps the worst meal I have ever had in my life. donner kebab on London street corner in 1980's beats this.

Honestly...the worst food ever.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, our server was incredible. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel and eating at the TB bar!

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