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The Tower Bar

4.7
1347 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 1347 people are saying
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SByrd
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening was lovely. My thanks to the staff, we had a great time.

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Sien
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally loved our server she was the fuckn best!

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vipLuigi
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

pure heaven on sunset boulevard.... why go anywhere else

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

My wife and I may have quite possibly had the rudest experience at The Tower Bar last night. We frequent many high end restaurants in LA such as The Ivy, Spago, Craig’s and The Polo Lounge to name a few. Last night we decided to go to The Tower Bar for dinner because we hadn’t been for many, many years. Everything started off great, we ordered a round of drinks and appetizers but the waitress kept rushing us. Finally she told us there was a 90 minute limit and if we didn’t finish we would be moved to the cocktail lounge. We told her we would be ok with that. Then all of a sudden a different waitress showed up at our table to take our entree order so we finally ordered because at that point it was pretty apparent this was a tourist trap and they were not able to recognize local clientele. After we ordered, she came back to the table again to tell us we didn’t meet the food and beverage minimum. I told her to go back and do the math. She returned very apologetic but by that point we could not wait to leave and never come back. Such a shame because the food and ambiance is wonderful but, unfortunately, the management has no class. After dinner we went to The Polo Lounge where we were welcomed with a smile and enjoyed an after dinner drink and dessert. We will never return to The Tower Bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving late lunch here was amazing. Great service, amazing food. Definitely exceeded my expectations and blew a traditional home cooked thanksgiving dinner out of the water. Price was on par for what you’d expect here but definitely a pricey experience. But I’d say fully worth it. 9.75/10

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vipOmarP
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is spectacular and hits high on all notes. ❤️

MB
MBL1
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful thanksgiving meal, great view. Excellent service from Angel and Pedro.

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SNLL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING. I came for one of my best friends’ birthday, so I wanted to treat her to something special. It wasn’t my first time there but it was super good and it always tastes the same or gets better each time. I always get the pancakes and potatoes, the scenery and service, staff, food, the whole experience was a 10/10. Thanks a bunch for a lovely time, every time!! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Extremely disappointed and sad that I dined here. I was looking forward to this experience so much and was treated terribly. I was completely disregarded from the moment I checked into my reservation. I felt like I was literally in the segregated Jim Crow south. I wasn’t welcomed there and it showed by all of the staff. Not one person was friendly or attentive. It sucks that I patronized The Tower Bar. I feel terrible I’m so tired of racism wasn’t expecting this treatment

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MikeO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, we were there for quite some time with a very important. client, food was great, service amazing, everyone there was extremely nice. Would go back in a second.

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BrunoA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Great service. Valet was quick. Drinks were delicious as was the food.

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vipKrienaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All great. Only problem was that we were told when we had to give up our table before we even sat down.

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vipMadonna
Los Angeles
117 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

$44 for a hamburger! $15 sides! I had fried chicken which was excellent as were the truffle mashed potatoes. My partner had a dozen excellent oysters. She said her cocktail was perfectly made. It's funny how many top restaurants have steeply raised prices as customers have come back. The current dining room seating layout is far less packed than the original pre-Covid one was and it's quieter and more pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance

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vipJoondog
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Disappointing. As a regular for many years, new rules are shocking unfriendly. We were literally booted from our table based on a 1.5 hour time limit despite waiting for our food nearly 50 minutes after ordering; when we ordered we were not permitted to order appetizers first, and later perhaps an entree or dessert; we were required to everything we wanted all at the same time. If that weren't oppressive enough, apparently 4 drinks and 4 appetizers (for 2 people) wasn't expensive enough for the restaurant - we were required to purchase at least one additional entree. We were seated at a table on the mezzanine between the doors. It was so jammed close to one side that there was no room to pull out the chair, so we moved the table about 8 inches to do so. I was suddenly accosted by an employee who rudely moved the table back inhibiting my ability to stand up. Finally, valet admitted to scraping my car but still charged me the usurious $20 fee and refused to even pay for a detail to try to rub out the scratches. The whole experience showed a complete lack of class and responsibility that just doesn't feel good.

JM
vipJMPCH
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine at Tower Bar every time I visit Los Angeles. It is the best meal in town. A perfectly shaken martini, delicious fried chicken, and the best custom sundaes prepared from dozens of ingredients. Gaby and every member of the staff are professionals and always make you feel like a valued patron. So many restaurants have suffered during Covid, the Tower Bar has only gotten better!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cousin in town

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Never disappoints. Great attentive staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger and fries were delicious!

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vipArianeStpierre
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The waitress was the worst service I’ve ever had. Especially when you order champagne and the 400$ caviar service, you figure out you’ll have at least an okay service. She was totally ignoring us and being very cold. We waited a long time for our meals. The food was fine but with a service like that I makes the food meh. We won’t come back unfortunately.
Also don’t waste you time and money on their caviar « service ». It’s literally caviar and smoked salmon dropped on a kitchen plate with bread. They don’t know how a caviar service is suppose to look like. It’s suppose to be a nice presentation on an elevated plateau with ice. We don’t really care because we do a lot of restaurants and we order caviar often but imagine people saving money to be able to invite their lover to have caviar and they receive that tiny boring plate. It really makes you reconsider the respect out of it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great

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vipmhwayne
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best dining experiences in Los Angeles.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I could have had hospital cafeteria food and it would have been better
Total disgrace of an excuse for “brunch”

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vipdrrobertj
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

No refills on water, no cleaning up table otherwise was real good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Value for the cost was perfect.

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Arcct
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining on the magnificent terrace of the historic Sunset Tower Hotel…The menu was varied with many excellent choices all served in an elegant, romantic, historic setting. As a bonus, our server had a wonderful personality and made the evening that much better.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect in every way, all the time. 🖤

JM
vipJulieM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

They looked at my out of state license and I was by myself and told me they had no tables open outside like I had requested even though there were table open and seated me in the back of the restaurant alone at one of the worst tables assuming I was a tourist.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the best.

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vipsusan
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always good food, a lovely view and great coffee. They let you sit and enjoy your breakfast.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Restaurant was not prepared nor operating as a full service establishment. Messy, tables all over the place… it was equivalent to walking into a shut down establishment. Very poor and limited menu options.

MP
MaureenP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always really enjoyed it there. I do miss their former Maitre D' a lot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was horrible I kept having to get the waitress so we can order food and get salt, pepper etc . It was a very bad experience for how much they charge . I am a local resident and have frequently eat at the Tower bar and am
Very disappointed and don’t know if I would go back now . David Tannenbaum

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GINOC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was great Took my wife for a special outing and they took great care of our family

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Slow service, glass of wine was delivered warm, Branzino fish was lukewarm and asparagus was tasteless.

The restaurant was notified in advance, that one of my guests was celebrating a birthday. We ordered dessert but then the birthday “surprise” arrived. It was a single raspberry on a plate with a candle stuck in it. It was embarrassing after spending the amount of money we did ($500). I don’t expect a free dessert but c’mon, let’s do something classy, people. Very disappointing evening was only made worse when we were asked to vacate our table after experiencing slow service. We understand they need to turn the table to make money but when we explained to the hostess we endured slow service, and asked for 5 minutes more to finish coffee and wine, the response was “2 minutes”. Ruined evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max Fite was our server and he was so attentive, charming, hilarious and helpful! Definitely coming back!! Loved it!

SH
SamanthaH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The scene was hopping and fun. The staff were kind and attentive. The Food was average.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waited 40 minutes. Service was not great. Food was ok. Expect better.

AH
vipAndreaH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Venue and decor and ambiance great. Service was nice. Prices are absurd and we’re from NYC. $26 fried zucchini chips. $23 pita and hummus. $44 burger. Think that pretty much says it all. If you don’t care about spending a lot for the “LA scene”, go for it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, great food, superb service

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The Tower Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 848-6677.

The Tower Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1347 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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