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The Tower Bar

4.8
1206 Reviews
$50 and over
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 an al fresco dining experience. Custom made banquettes line the 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.

We are now open daily for breakfast and lunch. Dinner is offered five nights a week, Tuesday-Saturday. As we navigate through LA County's re-opening guidelines, with limited capacity we are unable to guarantee a seating preference of indoors or outdoors. We recommend a sweater or light coat during the evenings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1206 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.8
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most wonderful employees

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vipAndrewS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Covid Tower Bar pricing has increased by over a 100%. Let’s hope they go back to normal pricing for us regulars who have been going there for well over a decade pre Covid. 🧐.

Really $24 for pigs in a blanket? Which is basically one Hebrew National hotdog wrapped in a Pillsbury Croissant. Haha😂

Great Martinis 🍸 though, Thank you.

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vipmariab
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful throw-back vibe with a magnificent view. Power meal, check. Romantic din, check. Din alone because you are starving and everyone else you know is busy, check.

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LiLi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service was just ok. The ambiance sells this place.

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SunsetSybarite
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great to have a good, simple meal, well-served, in a great environment!

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vipmhwayne
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love The Tower Bar. It is always an very special experience. The service is impeccable, the views delightful and the ambiance and food off the charts. Feel lucky wee have such an amazing place in the city of LA where you can feel like you are in heaven.

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vipmikhaels
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as always! Barbara, the host, is amazing and Angel and Pedro made sure our table was brilliantly attended to.

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laurar
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time and exemplary service. I cannot wait to return.

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vipkiki
London
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a sublime experience. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch on Saturday with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Loved the atmosphere. Enjoyed the views. Well come here again

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Service was great and funny. Cocktails okay but the food was the worst we have ever eaten. We were there for a birthday celebration, which we mentioned - we didn’t even get a happy birthday. Sad. We will never go back there or recommend this place to somebody else.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service, and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun great place

MB
vipMrBGB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a business meeting on the deck or now indoors, their service is never anything less than impeccable!

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SamF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Angel was an angel! Food and ambience was top notch!

DJ
vip4DrJB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

In door dining is better ambiance than pool side but not open yet.
All excellent except a poorly trained manager who made a tacky & insulting remark.

CL
CassandraL
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy this place and have absolutely never had a bad time. Food is great and service is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice venue and location. The service was less than standard considering the price. The food was marginally better than diner quality. Valet costs 10 dollars even if you eat at the restaurant. Reasonable view of LA. Not a horrible experience but overall not a memorable one by any means.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!
Austin gave us great customer service

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vipDeanP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and attention. Highly recommend. We'll be back.

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SunsetSybarite
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great get-away! After our 1 year lock-down, lunch at The Tower Bar was a great celebration. We had the DINE-LA menu and the grilled salmon was better than we remembered. THANK YOU!

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vipNYCJack
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome to a true Hollywood classic. Elegant atmosphere. Cocktails galore. Wonderful food. Impeccable service. A night to remember. So we are going again tonight.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Felt very welcome.

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JBeverly
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tower Bar was a LOVELY ambience. What I enjoyed the most was a romantic, business-casual environment, with a scenic view - they respected our privacy and kept spacing up to Covid requirements. I really enjoyed how discreet and friendly the staff were - we were treated as VIP from entry until departure from dinner. Live musicians to set the beautiful scenery. What a great dining reservation. Thank you to the entire team and front hostess' / manager at Sunset Towers / Tower Bar! Jamie

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MackenzieD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful location, but our server was incredibly unfriendly the moment we told him we were there for DineLA. They also do not have an open bar during lunch, which is disappointing. Only wine, beer, mimosas or Bellinis. For lunch. If I'm going to pay $20 per drink, I rather have an Aperol Spritz at the very least. I understand things aren't up in full motion due to COVID-19, but we were disappointed overall. We were not actually seated on the patio, so we barely had a view, and were not made aware that the kitchen would be closing 30 minutes after we were seated.

The food was great, but overall we were disappointed in the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Really want to rate this restaurant higher, but the taste of the food just isn't there unfortunately. Everyone was sooo nice and welcoming and the friendly hostess let us pick exactly where we wanted to sit and made sure we were shaded. The server was responsive and friendly. We got the pizza and beet salad to start, and both were good. The main entrees were less good unfortunately. The chicken was super dry and lacked any real flavor. I ended up not eating the majority of it. The club sandwich was much better, but my friend was still pretty disappointed with it. Maybe we just came in on an off day, but can't recommend coming here for lunch unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service and phenomenal cuisine!!!

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vipTamiL
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Nice vibe here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marianne is the best

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great service and local

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place great ambiance. I recommend it highly

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vipChristina
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food and beautiful ambience.

DM
DerekM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Valentine’s date was absolutely fantastic! Service was fantastic and the music was quite romantic and a perfect fit for the night. Food was delicious and came with a complimentary bottle of champagne. It was quite expensive for an out-of-towner, but it was a last minute reservation and well worth the experience. The wind was blowing pretty decently, but the staff were great at making sure it didn’t wreak too much havoc. Our experience in a few words: beautiful, delicious, pricey, and romantic.

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LeilaniS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The Tower is my favorite place to celebrate happy occasions and my boyfriend and I frequent as often as we can. We were so disappointed in our Valentine's lunch date because we always get martinis and they informed us when we sat down that they would not be serving ANY ALCOHOL, only beer and wine. This caught us off guard and foiled our whole plan and ended up leaving after a glass of champagne. We were soooo disappointed and wish we were told this information before! Open Table should have had a disclaimer, Tower should have told you. Also their gift shop was mainly just cigarettes, nothing fun to buy. They said they haven't even ordered slippers in a year. I was really looking forward to this date and instead we had to go back home because there's no where else decent open. I hope this was just a fluke, I still love the hell out of this place but I gotta have my martini.

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vipPattyE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

No- don’t feel like it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always.

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KumaDog
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We went to the Valentine's pre fixe meal dinner cost at $175.00/person. The cost was exorbitant considering the quality of food and the service. We must have paid dearly for the "free" bottle of champagne. The service was very inattentive and we were required to get the attention of servers/bussers on several occasions during the meal. Once our order was placed we had minimal interactive with the staff. The NY strip steak was ordered medium rare. It was delivered medium, was very dry. The asparagus was similarly over cooked, very salty. The bass however was cooked to perfection but the included sides also, too salty. The chocolate ganache cake was very dry without any moisture and it was reminiscent of a old stale Hostess Ding Dong. I was extremely disappointed.

JJ
JayJ
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was perfect!!! thanks for all you did.

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You can order delivery directly from The Tower Bar using the Order Online button. The Tower Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Tower Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 848-6677.

The Tower Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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