The Tower Bar
Food and service were mediocre at best. Celery Soup was like salted baby food. The Cobb salad was as sad as it could be. The crab cakes were literally inedible. Next time I want to drop 300-400 at a restaurant it will definitely not be here. Granted, we were on the “bar” side which I found to be more of a bad nightclub than the more refined space to the left of the hostess stand where I’ve enjoyed some lovely meals. I’ll stick with the steak and fish if I ever go back and I will definitely not sit on the “bar side”
This is such a wonderful dinner spot. Old Hollywood elegance while also being hip and fun. The room is beautiful, the service is attentive and the menu choices are amazing. We loved that there were so many vegan and healthy choices.
Love the bar room.
Always my favorite date restaurant in LA!
Perfect ambience and delicious food !!
Excellent atmosphere and good food and drinks—staple LA restaurant
So fun and delish
Ambiance was so nice. We we're lucky to be seated at a window with a feel of old Hollywood and had a view of Los Angeles at night with all the twinkling lights. Food was very good and the Barramundi with Israeli couscous was our favorite of tonight. Close second was the porcini mushroom and truffle ravioli. Good wine list, too.
Old school Hollywood ambience. The best
Seated us 45 minutes late. Manager was not very accommodating. Food was quality and setting is swanky, but not cheap.
Always a treat to dine at this LA landmark, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere divine.
Everything was absolutely superb. I want to especially thank the service staff for accommodating my seating request on such a busy night. Thank you so very much. My favorite place in LA.
Fun atmosphere, good food and great service!
The most rude hostesses I’ve ever encountered, even in Hollywood.
We waited 1.5 hour to be seated with a confirmed reservation. We are very upset and complained many times . But ignored . And we are regulars for 10 years .
Always Gracious! We always eat here when in town whether we're staying at hotel or not. We love the vibe, the food and the service. Our Uber was horribly late after accepting the ride, and we were 30 min past our reservation. I called right at time to explain the situation. Jamie (?) stated their policy about arrival times and when I arrived she did the best to accommodate. We had time to get a drink at the bar, and then they got us to our table. It wasn't in the main room, just the side room, but we still felt well treated and cared for. It was a particularly star studded night and the service was still spectacular. It was also my birthday and candles and writing were on my birthday dessert. I have also eaten multiple other meals there and never disappoints. Love the chicken pot pie, but really everything is deliciouslWe will be back.
Fabulous dinner scene. Beautiful Art Deco hotel and great ambiance. Food was just ok. Drinks are good. Overall this is a celebrity scene - don’t even think of using your phone!!
Great bar and good service. Prices are obscene even for LA
Just gorgeous. Lovely view, great service and delicious food!
Ally (the hostess) and Randy (the bartender) were amazing. Great customer service, lovely to talk to, and good food and local recommendations. They really made my experience here a great one!
Best value of all DineLA meals ever!
This was the poolside. Too loud music terrible service. Waiter kept ignoring me until he found out I was paying. 3 people but four chairs. They put my food down in front of the empty chair. Then asked if me if I wanted to order anything
I like the no photos no phone calls policy. Great ambiance. Service was excellent. Our food came out very fast. And was excellent.
Expected a lot more. Food was ok, server totally disregarded us, took forever for food to come out. Inattentive staff ensured I’ll not be back.
Beautiful peaceful location, our waiter John and the rest of the staff provided excellent service and the food was perfectly executed
Absolutely fabulous service and amazing food!
It was meant to be a special farewell meal for my mother and 5 of us were looking forward to celebrating. We were first taken to a table that was way too small for our party. When asking to be moved even though it was by no means full and it didn’t get busy it took a very long time to be reseated. The host staff were very friendly though. The same could not be said about the waiters sadly. My meal came out 3(!) times wrong and I ended up eating when everyone had finished a long time before. Our waiter then handed us over to another waiter who was awful! Aggressive and rude who claimed we lied when we received the bill. He didn’t even look it over just told us it wasn’t true. I have no idea why he needed to be like this as we had been very polite and friendly despite my meal being wrong. It was a huge dampener on what could have been a lovely night.
We had a lovely experience at The Tower Bar. The meal was excellent, the service impeccable and the overall ambience was a 10.
Nice dining room, great service but the food did not live up to the high prices at all so it was ultimately a disappointing meal.
The table they gave us was amazing and the service and staff was incredible as always.
Celeb heavy scene in very expensive hotel restaurant I keep going back as it’s an amazing first date place. Be wary that dinner for two is always over $250
Awesome service. Went out of their way to accommodate our occasion. Love this place!
Excellent ambiance and great food. The service is always great as well. The atmosphere is upscale and sophisticated.
Pricey! And the food was good but not good enough to justify the price. The vibes, however, were special!
The service was outstanding. We started with the Spicy Tuna Tartare. It was phenomenal. Ask for extra wontons. They only place a few around the dish. We loaded each wonton with as much tartare as we reasonably could and still ran out before halfway through. I ordered the scallops. They were fine. On the smaller side and not as flavorful as I've had elsewhere. On the other hand, the truffle butter sauce on the mashed potatoes was phenomenal. My guest ordered the rack of lamb. I'm a huge fan of lamb, but their medium rare was a little too rare for me. Medium rare is defined as cooked so the outside is browned and the inside is still partially red. I like a good seared crust on the outside and an inside that's partially red, but this dish did not have that type of seared crust and the inside was red all the way through. More rare than medium rare, in my opinion. I wish we were seated in the bar area to the left. It had live jazz music (not too loud) and a much more hip and cool scene. We were seated to the right behind the tea room. It has a more subdued family dining feel to it.
I can't understand why the Sunset Tower hotel and its restaurants had no--let me repeat that--no holiday decorations anywhere. Other than the random SRO in DTLA and the Hajj hotels in Mecca and Medina, this must be the only hotel in the civilized world that didn't put up holiday decorations. Times are good, guys, and you command premium prices, so there's no excuse that you need to economize. What were you thinking that you didn't at least put up a wreath or two?
Our family was looking for a restaurant that would amp up our holiday spirit and found it! The Tower Bar was all we hoped for and more. Our table was in a window where we could see the city lights. There was lovely live, holiday music. Our waiter, Thomas, was attentive, informative and very friendly. The food was exceptional, albeit, not inexpensive in the least- however- we had everything from the spicy tuna tartare to the Tomahawk steak and it was all so delicious we just had to share each other's dishes. The signature drinks are tasty and the wine list well-curated.
Definitely not a place for small children but perfect for date nights and adult outings. Looking forward to our next visit!
We normally LOVE the Tower Bar. Usually everything is excellent. They were definitely OFF last night. Our waiter was slow, food was bland and service took a very long time. It was disappointing since it was our family’s Christmas dinner.
As always Tower Bar provides quality service outstanding food and classic atmosphere of a Hollywood icon. Instead of exchanging gifts with friends we’ve decided to share quality time together over the holidays. Tower bar is a great way to start the holiday season together with friends and family.