The Tower Bar

4.7
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Californian
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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vip4DrJB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We were seated in what looked like a patio which is not the refined, cozy, comfortable setting that I am use to at this restaurant. It was so noisy that we couldn’t speak to each other comfortably. The lamb was severely overcooked. The lobster wraps were good. I won’t go here again unless I can be seated in the piano bar. It was an awful, grueling experience.

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JoeJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We ordered two main courses to share. The lamb chops which were delicious. The waiter said the chicken pot pie was a good second option and delicious. It was barely as good as the chicken pot pie from Sam’s club. In fact probably not as good.

It is a fun dimly lit Hollywood staple with a bit of attitude. For some reason at the end of the meal when I tried to pay cash they were not sure if they would have change of $100 bill. I find that quite odd for a high priced restaurant. The manager even came over and gave me a hard time for wanting to pay cash.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was horrible. I have always enjoyed The Tower Bar so much over the years. This time, the food was inedible. Service was great. Process are outrageous! Not going back.

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vipWorldtraveller
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice to see the patrons of a restaurant get dressed up for dinner!

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vipjima
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Great ambience. Sent back the calamari. Tasted frozen and overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Smells bad, and poor seating

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vipGenK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great ambiance, delicious varied menu, expensive but perfect for a special night out.

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vipJohnC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

What a terribly disappointing dinner here. We were on time for our reservation for two. The hostess said they had several tables just finishing dessert, so there would be a little wait. She invited us to have a drink at the bar, which we did. After finishing our first drink 25 minutes later, I went back to the hostess to see how we were faring. She simply said there were still no tables. I pointed out that we had be looking at a vacant table for two the entire time we were having our drink in the bar. She said she had to hold that for someone. She was unapologetic, offered no ballpark as to how much longer the wait would be, didn’t offer us a drink on the house, nothing. She made it clear she couldn’t care less us or how long we had to wait. We returned to the bar and had another drink. After finishing that drink we were now 45 minutes after our reservation time. I went back to the hostess and she said she had no idea how much longer we might have to wait. Then she offered she could seat us if we were willing to eat in another room—not in the restaurant. I didn’t realize there was another room. I checked it out. It brings new meaning to the metaphor Siberia. This other room has totally different décor and vibe as the real restaurant. As much as we hated it, we accepted it as she couldn’t give us any clue as to how much longer we might have to wait to sit I the real restaurant. At this point the evening was shot. The food was fine, nothing remarkable. But we were sitting in a room we didn’t want to be in and eating an hour later than we had planned. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to have dinner at The Tower. The food is unremarkable and nothing close to Spago, CUT or the really good restaurants in town. And if you want a scene or celebs, you can have a way better experience and be treated much better at Craig’s. We won’t be back and I recommend you go elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food & vibe. Made us wait 40min for a table and 40min for our first dish. But the food was worth the wait so overall recommended.

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Bobbi
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Great vibe!

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vipDeborahL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience! Best salmon poke!

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vipDDombek
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and Service

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vipLLCB
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

unfortunately unknowns are put in a room that I believe used to be the reception area. that's a shame as the main room & adjoining pool area have spectacular views of the city.

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rickm213
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great, the restaurant was beautiful and I loved the live piano player. The food was very well prepared. My only complaint and the thing that will stop me from
Coming back was the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the old Hollywood vibe. I haven’t dined here in years and I regret not coming back sooner. Definitely a must add to the rotation of restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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”

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vipholleygolitely
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the bar room.

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vipNew2LA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite date restaurant in LA!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambience and delicious food !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and good food and drinks—staple LA restaurant

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vipJena
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun and delish

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Old school Hollywood ambience. The best

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vipnms1025
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Seated us 45 minutes late. Manager was not very accommodating. Food was quality and setting is swanky, but not cheap.

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vipRenee
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at this LA landmark, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere divine.

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vipErickM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLisaZ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere, good food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The most rude hostesses I’ve ever encountered, even in Hollywood.

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SerG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

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 .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipBethB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CarmenDelia
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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!!

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vipHammy
Naples
58 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great bar and good service. Prices are obscene even for LA

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just gorgeous. Lovely view, great service and delicious food!

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipHHfan
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best value of all DineLA meals ever!

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vipzoey
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

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

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vipMelanieB
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the no photos no phone calls policy. Great ambiance. Service was excellent. Our food came out very fast. And was excellent.

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