The Tower Bar

4.7
935 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All good but way too loud! Could barely hear my date talk!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and great service.

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice time celebrating Father’s Day.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in LA

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We were seated in Siberia but my friends didn’t notice

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CC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming to the tower bar for years and I love it. Such a secluded gem - feels like the south of France, beautiful views of the city. Elegant setting, great food, great service. Lobster tacos recommended 🙌🏼🌸✨

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Responded 5 days ago

So happy you see it how I do, a slice of the SoF here in LA!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a good time that we came back the next night!

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L
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything but a little cramped.

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IS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was my third time there, but my boyfriend's first and he absolutely loved it. The ambience is always so right and the food is consistently great. Would love to experience the terrace seating next time.

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1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

3rd time visiting the restaurant since it’s opened and the food has dramatically gotten worse, almost inedible. Fishy oysters and salmon, under cooked chicken.

Gorgeous dining room, great scene and attentive service - these are the things you’re paying for.

I’d go back, but maybe just for cocktails.

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GM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!!

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SS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the experience wish I could get recipe for the vegan celery soup

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BG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening filled with beautiful staff, nice music and delicious food.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The patio seating with view is stunning. The cocktails were good. The service was mixed up and confused.

The food was absolutely terrible. From a value standpoint this was perhaps the worst meal I have ever had in my life. donner kebab on London street corner in 1980's beats this.

Honestly...the worst food ever.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, our server was incredible. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel and eating at the TB bar!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day. Great venue and amazing service.

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PL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal and the ambience can't be beat!

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MB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A beautiful place for brunch. Service was topnotch.

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KK
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner at the Tower Bar. We were seated by the piano and upright bass player and we were worried it would be too noisy but it wasn't. The food was excellent... we tried the fried chicken and it was really good. Also the Baked Alaska was a really excellent dessert. The ambiance at the Tower Bar is great. We even saw that Vanderpump guy and his dog Jiggy!

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and catch up love this place the best

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DS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent foos, excellent drinks, excellent service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Servers are pretentious. Prices are absurd if you are eating inside. The view from the balcony is amazing - but if you can’t sit out there, don’t waste your time.

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U
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional service, generous cocktails and perfectly cooked food. The truffle fries alone are worth the trip!

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J
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

I called ahead because I wanted to make my friends birthday lunch special. They helped me plan dessert, along with a welcome glass of sparkling wine. I was so excited for lunch because I love the Tower Bar. The only problem was the whole place was being rearranged for an event later that evening. I wish they had told me over the phone prior to my reservation.
We had to change tables half way through our meal all while the event planners walked through their plans. Many staff members and delivery people were buzzing setting up tables and decor, moving installations and tearing down existing furniture making lots of noise.

Lunch was delicious and the service was impeccable. I’m only disappointed that I wasn’t made aware this was happening. This was my friends first time at Tower Bar and because all the furniture was moved and was being dismantled, she didn’t get a true feel for the fabulous atmosphere.

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DA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it overall but if you are going to seat people inside adjacent to the patio outside & the windows/doors are open you need to have space heaters. We were too cold to enjoy our meals. LA is cold at night. Other than that, we loved it!

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HP
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely server. So dear and personal. The staff made everyone feel special on Easter. Ran into lots of pals too.
Eggs Benedict and the smoked salmon plate marvelous.
Cheeseburger was mediocre. Needed a more seasoned, grilled approach. Otherwise great. Sundaes always such a great finale!!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to have brunch. It was bright, the staff was attentive and the food was excellent. I almost hate to give a great review as I want to keep this gem to myself.

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LV
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous classy and. Top notch service and food.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sat at the bar first for a drink, which is lovely, but man the run the AC on full here, before the room fills up. We were freezing. When we were sitting down for dinner we asked to be seated in a warmer part of room, away from draft, and we were fine. Room fills up fast. It’s quite expensive, and dishes are not as large as I assumed (filet mignon was moderately sized at $64), but you’re paying for the ambiance and experience. And it’s a great place to be if you wanna splurge and be old school Hollywood for a night.

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VS
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Been there several times during the last 4 years.

Earlier experiences far better than this one.

Food was boring and below medium quality.

Waiter forgot the wine for the starters.

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JH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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LA
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My visit at the Tower Bar was all in all outstanding. From stepping inside the restaurant until leaving everything was marvelous. A vibrant and inspiring setting, impeccable service and excellent food. Can recommend it everyday of the week.

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AR
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places! Great ambiance and very comfortable.

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place. If it didn't exist, LA wouldn't be LA. I think the best way of summing it up is this classy joint, where it's out of the ordinary to NOT see someone you recognize, used to be the living room of Bugsy Siegel when he lived at the legendary Sunset Tower. I am part of Hollywood's Golden Age whenever I'm there, sipping a perfect Martini or Manhattan (or three), waited on by some of the best service staff in town. I love this place. Date, business dinner, family celebration, The Tower is a beautiful memory away.

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

My reservation was at 8:45 , but we had to wait almost one hour to get our table. Than, the waiter was not available until I had to waive and ask for menu. The bar was crowded and there was no place to sit .

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HA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Arrived on time , hostess took us to sit in some back area never seen before , when we asked to be in the main dining room , they said there is a 20 to 30 mins wait , while they sat us 50 mins later . Meat arrived over cooked , delaying our dinner even further to change the order again while one of my guests are his meat overdone .
Hostesses at door very rude and pretentious , when I would speak to her she would just look down without answering . Should have had Angelina Jolie at my table maybe for them to be respectful and friendly . That age is long gone , wake up Tower Bar .

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Your vegan options are average at best. It’s no longer good enough to have a stellar meat eating menu and a couple of average token vegan options. You need a top quality vegan chef to update your menu. Love the ambiance. Love the history. But as vegans, we wouldn’t spend that kind of money again on your vegan menu. Thanks

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always split the branzino as it’s such a massive portion, but it’s my favorite thing on the menu!

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection every time . . .

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TB
Philadelphia
153 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fine food and drinks are to be found at this dimly - lit romantic restaurant in beautiful West Hollywood. The real star of the show the evening we were there was their nice piano lounge .

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