The Tower Bar

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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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BL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, one of the finest dining experiences we have had in our life.

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live jazz and ultimate old school style with modern everything else.

TB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very rushed service
Not the same since Dimetri left

S
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Tower Bar recently, and we had a lovely time. I was craving their grilled pork chop, and it was even better than I remembered. My wife enjoyed her scallops, and the ice cream sundae was a fun way to end the meal. Attentiveness and service were just right.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We specifically booked the Tower Bar and when we arrived, they wanted to seat us in the Terrace restaurant. We prefer the ambiance of the Tower Bar - that’s why we booked it. We are hotel guests and flew from Australia but it made no difference to them. If they didn’t have the room, they should not have accepted our booking. We left instead.

C
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is extremely nice and professional!
Absolutely one of the best lunch spots around!

P
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

d
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside. Lovely service, spectacular view and food done just right. Birthday celebratuon lunch for my friend. Topped off with 2 cookies and a candle! What could be better?

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!! Excellent service and food

V
Los Angeles
295 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, thank you Gabé!

OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The scene never gets old here. It’s a lovely place and the service is excellent. The food is always on point. I noticed that they basically doubled the prices from last time I went there. Can’t really justify a $45 burger but you are paying for the whole experience.

RF
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful. Food was incredible! We love this spot.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We recently had brunch at Tower Bar and had a great experience. The ambience was lovely, the food was good and reasonably priced compared to other hotel restaurants and the service was outstanding. The hostess and management team were extremely friendly and checked on us numerous times and were overly accommodating when they were out of the menu item he selected. We will definitely be back!

S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. I love coming to Tower. Always first class and friendly service

TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great place. Very good food. But huge staff attitude re seating etc. Alas. That said server was fine.

EA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A++++++++ always

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular location and top notch service! Such an enjoyable afternoon!

s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food with beautiful decor and a throwback to elegance

DF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated at a terrific table promptly. The waiter was very attentive and informative...and the food was terrific as always, as was the martinis! The Tower Bar always delivers!

DY
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a super fancy “casual” restaurant. Meaning - it’s pricy, but it’s a lovely atmosphere. Hollywood elites can be overheard talking “deals” etc. We loved the Fried Zuchini & Broccolini, as well as the very creative cocktails!

EO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tomas was amazing he was very attentive to our guests

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic LA cool. Never disappoints. Amazing service and ambiance.

GS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was awful. $70 steak way over cooked with no flavor. We had to send back the fries. Who can’t make fries? Terrible.

FD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorite places in LA. I've never had a bad time or a bad meal here. The service is impeccable, the room beautiful, the hostess perfection, and the evening glorious!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience except for the noise level.
Great service, delicious food, attractive ambiance!
Difficult to hear one another though if you’re anywhere near the bar!!

j
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First of all, this is at least somewhere you need to visit once. We plan to go back because the room is stellar. On a Friday night, a small combo was playing live music - French-inspired - right up my alley. Before we saw the room, we asked for an outdoor table - which was nice. But our table happened to be right in the line of fire with the outdoor smoking area - who knew? In any case, the staff happily seated us inside, away from the smoke - but turns out, that's where you want to be anyway. Just a wonderful place to be.
Tuna tartare is good. Solid. Chargrilled artichoke - excellent. Chicken piccata - incredibly healthy. Scallops - good (I didn't love that it came with mashed potatoes and I misread the menu & didn't notice until the plate arrived).
Drinks are solid. Good wine selection.
Be prepared to spend money - this is not an economical night out, but treat yourself.

AK
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service always come here when in town from new jersey

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always simply divine.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kindness of the staff makes every visit a wonderful visit!

CK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sexy and glamorous ! And the best celery soup on the planet!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was horrible

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and our staff was lovely.

CK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular ambiance and people watching. Warm service. Perfect menu of classics!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

As a regular at The Tower Bar, I was extremely disappointed!!!! I checked in and was asked to wait at the bar. I then followed up at 8:10, (many tables still empty 8:20 again tables still available and 8:30pm and was told I had to sit on the poolside of the hotel not in fact where I reserved and ALWAYS reserve my table in the Tower Bar! After being told our table was actually being reserved for regulars & important guests you can imagine my shock and dissatisfaction in the lack of respect and belittling etiquette I received! Finally we were sat after some persuading. Not professional at all and I am a regular, I live close by, and travel all over the world to only the best and 5 star hotels, restaurants etc and I have never experienced such unpleasantries!

D
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my dad's birthday. He loved it. We were sat immediately at a great table and the service was great.

GG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gorgeous room, good food, flawless service. Elegant yet supremely comfortable without pretentiousness.

G
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant itself was superb, outstanding service and excellent food. It has an old school Hollywood charm and the staff is very professional, yet subtle. We ventured over to the bar after dinner. The bar staff had some attitude, and after spending $500 on dinner, I wasn't pleased to wait around for the their attention. Drinks were very good but staff needs to step it up!

OT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very old Hollywood beautiful decor and ambiance. A must to try

BB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! Food and decor are fantastic! Old Hollywood glam:)

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