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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EL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I love the Tower Bar. I have for years. Last night was the exception. After our first course but before our main course arrived, the junior server knocked over a full glass of water. It saturated my pants and my entire place setting area. They resolved this by placing a napkin over the wet tablecloth. It was soaked. I placed another napkin over that so I could try to pretend every time my hand touched the table, it wasn’t met with an icy wet spot. They served my main course on top of the saturated napkins. I really tried to make do but it truly affected my ability to enjoy my meal. I asked for a new tablecloth and instead they moved my guest and I to a table next to us. Also my filet Mignon which I ordered medium rare, came very medium. They took off our dessert and a round of wine but to be honest our entire meal should have been complimentary. Will I return; yes, but I hope this experience was an exception.

d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The ambiance was nice but the food was quite mediocre given the price

S
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very romantic place to go, very dark and very cosy. Lively bar if you're looking to meet people. The food is consistent and good, we had the cob salad with lobster / cob with steak. Both were excellent. To top it off, they serve Nolet gin! Our favorite!

V
Los Angeles
304 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always, thank you!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the tower bar for the atmosphere and old school Hollywood feel. I was very happy with the window seat we were given as requested. Drinks, food and service were all outstanding, best meal so far in LA. Scallops, salmon, truffle fries all A+. Only con was that it was extremely loud but I was there at 8pm on a Saturday night and the place was energetic which I guess added to the vibe.

MK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I felt the service was snobby. We had ordered an entree to split and we didn't get that entree and got into a verbal argument with the waiter. Saying we never ordered it. We most certainly did and instead of saying we are sorry, his person wanted to keep saying we are in the wrong and never did. It only got worse from there.

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

U
Los Angeles
133 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Think London Club meets down home dining. Service is always fantastic and the crowd isn't prancing around like show ponies. We come at least 6-8 times a year for a "civilized" dinner (and the incredible truffle fries), and always go home satiated and smiling. Many thanks to Gabby for always making our experience fantastic!

S
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were seated in an area that was so dark we had to use our cell phones to read the menus. My branzino was grilled to the point of being dry. The fingerling potatoes were dry and my asparagus could have been a little less grilled.

All and all, for a Thanksgiving dinner, the Tower Bar could have done better.

r
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents anniversary

LK
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance & great service

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

My reservation was at 8PM, and I was sat at 9:30 with little to no explanation from the blonde hostess who was dismissive, rude, and condescending. Meanwhile those who were celebrities or well-known wealthy people were hurried to their tables quickly. It was my friends birthday or I never would have waited so long.

CS
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Gabe and company surpasses themselves with another memorable night at the finest restaurant in the city. Craig on piano always adds so much color to the room - one of the finest pianists in the Southland - and the lamb was perfect as was the chicken entree and the chicken pot pie! Fine selection of wines as always and superb service from the minute you enter. Jeffrey Klein has truly sustained something remarkable at this iconic venue that he brought back to life years ago and the changes he continues to make the venue are tasteful and truly beauty in rooms I have known since the 1980’s when it was a private club. You can go to Musso’s or La Scala or The Grill but the Tower has superior service, a staff that engages you and takes care of you - and in a room that is lively and comfortable. This is the finest place to be on any night for any occasion! I’ll be back for our traditional Christmas Eve Eve Dinner!

m
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff was outstanding! Pigs in the blanket so delish.

HD
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant vibe and the service was good. Drinks were good. Food was mediocre for the price so even though we had a wonderful evening, I don't see us going back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place

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LK
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service... very good for special occasions

CC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!✨✨ Love coming here for brunch!

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The place was awesome except for the food. To charge that much for food and have it not be great is not ideal for any restaurant. I had the chicken pot pie and an ice cream sundae. I had to add a ton of salt to the chicken pot pie and the ice cream was very icy with little taste.

Everything else was great, but to had bad food at an expensive restaurant is poor.

BL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
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
26 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
304 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
3 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
7 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
33 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!

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