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The Tower Bar

4.6
1326 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 1326 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Value for the cost was perfect.

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Arcct
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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

Best of the best.

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vipsusan
Los Angeles
50 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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

Amazing view, great food, superb service

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HaleyH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the ultimate dining experience. Must eat or grab a cocktail here to feel like a real Hollywood insider. The entire experience from booking to signing the check was the best service, views and ambience Ive ever had. Always accommodating and pleasant and I will be returning for special events and to see the view again

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vipFoodiefan
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from start to end! Delicious chopped salad with shrimp. Incredible service! Our table was beautiful with a view of the LA skyline. Warm homemade cookies for dessert! You can miss coming here. Highlight of Sunset Strip!

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vipGermanL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as usual. Barbara is lovely as usual. Love this place

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vipmegannm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tower Bar is always a wonderful experience! Beautiful space, delicious food and gracious service. A MUST experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Front reception was rude and waited 30 minutes for our table. Food was so tasteless that we left hungry. Definitely not coming back for food. The ambiance was beautiful and a great place to have a drink but definitely don’t bother to order the food.

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KevinS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite of mine. Old school feel, great service and food. What more can you ask for?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous old Hollywood vibe. Great service 🥂

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

They didn’t tell us when we made a reservation that half the restaurant (the cool side of the restaurant) was closed for a private function. We also were not told that the table we reserved had a 45 dollar food minimum. We were clear on the phone we were coming in for a quick drink and possible bite before a show. They made me feel uncomfortable at the front pressuring me into either buying food I didn’t need or revoking my reservation.

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vipmichellea
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipDeanP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Food and service was wonderful. No complaints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Classy place, love it💞

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DAVIDJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat at the bar and be served by Reginald - absolutely awesome man and gave us great service and recommendations!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pasta great

Steak ok

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and experience. Staff made us feel like VIPs! Love this place. Highly recommend. All the lobster dishes outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! We love the food there! The piano added a lovely touch…and our booth was amazing!

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vipMARYK
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunset Tower has always been a favorite of mine. Last night was the first time I’ve been since COVID, and I will be back VERY SOON!! The service was fantastic all around, but our waiter was exceptional!! The food has always been wonderful and their ice cream sundaes are the perfect finish to a fabulous evening

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Everything was great but our steaks were expensive and not great meat.

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Waltona
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance. Great setting and view. Lovely service. Food so so. Nothing remarkable and over priced for the quality. But you go for the setting. Recommend for drinks and appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Unfortunately, the food was exceptionally bad… the burger was dry, tar tar was not fresh, and everything was EXTREMELY overpriced for at-best diner quality food.

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BrentM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and ambience make the already beautiful setting that much more impressive.

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vipGaryA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time dining at The Tower Bar and it's what we wanted and expected. Old time Hollywood feel. The decor needs some sprucing up...but not much. The food was excellent. We all made comments how good it was. We'll be back.

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NicoleV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter did everything possible to make our experience as enjoyable as possible. Everything was amazing except that the menu for drinks and food is so limited. Other than that amazing.

DG
vipDonnaG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Charles was wonderful. Loved the jazz music. Everyone and everything was exceptional.

FAQs

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

The Tower Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1326 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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