The Tower Bar

4.7
874 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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s
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch! We love the salmon Benedict... amazing!

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e
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and a fun place, great buzz, and ambiance ideal to take out of town friends for a Hollywood dinner.

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VG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of this restaurant is incredible. It was raining and the atmosphere is so warm and welcoming. Food is always delicious and are the cocktails!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

Tables to close, no privacy, and very loud

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We ordered two cobb salads and they both came out incorrectly. My chicken was DRY. Two new salad were bettewr.

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EL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great location. Low key but a lovely view. Decor is a little outdated.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Awful!!! Valentine’s Day set meal
Was worse than you would get at sizzler! Only it cost $200 each person. Have loved the place for years but it’s gone down hill so bad! Will never go back again! Shame on them! Awful food! Awful service!

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NS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

An hour after our reservation time, our party still had no table, and our inquiries to the hostess met with a very rude attitude. When asked how much longer it would be, her answer was, "It depends on how long it takes people to eat." Great answer, thanks!

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l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

The hostess was awful and incredibly rude!!! We arrived on time for a 7:30 reservation and were not seated until 8:45. The manager was nice and accommodating but the hostess made no attempt to be polite or professional she was the absolute WORST!!!

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MA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best spots in LA. Pricey, but fantastic vibe, exceptional service and the foot and cocktails are excellent.

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AP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was fabulous. Ray was a great server.

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j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I can’t recommend this place because my friends would have a fit if I even suggested they eat at a place that firstly sat you in a corner table for 4 people (we had reservations for 5 people so it was cramped) under a blasting air conditioner vent only to be told we weren’t allowed to move to a more appropriate table because they were completely booked and full (mind you all the bigger tables sat empty during our whole time there). Secondly, if that wasn’t enough they took forever to bring our drinks order and I had to remind them over and over again. Then the topper when my sister went to use the restroom noticed everybody else had a nice little bread basket on their tables with lovely pretzel bread and we weren’t even offered a crumb. I’m just not
Impressed. Food was sufficient but I don’t go out of my way for “sufficient”. Not st their prices and the general aura of this place is a downer - it was just too “I wanna be seen” for my like. I’m not into snobbery or vanity. It’s not my style. And honestly
I felt like they want to be down to earth - at least that is what the menu is saying with their Mac and cheese, fried chicken, pot pie style of food. And I love that! But they fail to follow through and take a snobby approach and it just doesn’t fit. At least not for me and I will not be back.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My favourite place ever.... like slipping back in time to pure glamor not glitz just understated glossy wood finish and white starched linen ... old school dishes - simple
But felt like a film star

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, Max was our waiter, was outstanding. I am gluten and dairy free and Max made good suggestions.
It was a busy Friday night and the service and food were on time and delicious!
I love coming on my own and sitting at the bar as well.
Thank you!

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BE
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, a great place to bring people from out of town. The hostess was lovely and immediately reseated us when were unhappy with our first table - darling bartender, waitress and even valet parkers! Delish food and cocktails peppered by a gorgeous crowd.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Tower Bar. Great vibe. Good value. Perfect for a group of friends or a date.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere here. Great staff. Great service!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Went out for dessert and a cocktail for girls night. We sat in the outdoor patio and the ambience was beautiful. Very romantic so perfect for a date night!

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MK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was very nice. I don't have time for a full review, thank you.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Very cool place, aesthtic and romantic. Good service.. However the prices are insane. And I mean insane for the quality of food you get. You pay basically double for what the food is worth. The only thing from what we ordered that was at least unique and good enough for the price were the fries with added truffles.. Which was still a lot. Also be aware it's 13 dollars and hour for parking. And the only validate for one hour. There are plenty of other restaurants with better food for less..

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s
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was freezing sent back twice horrible horrible experience.

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V
Los Angeles
266 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tower still on top even without Dimitri, thank you!

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H
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. When by accident the bottle of wine we were having was thrown away, the concierge approached us and told us about the incident, and even though our bottle had maybe one more serving left in it, he comped us a $200 bottle of red wine which my date and I thought was the best wine we've ever tasted. Without any hesitation, I enthusiastically recommend this place.

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J
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Place is a little dated but the room is still cool to sit in. The service was ok and the food ( 2 club sandwich) took forever. I’ll be bacj but to eat at the pool and in the sun.

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D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service despite busy night and ambiance lovely. Enjoyed round corner table as requested.

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J
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding venue. Fantastic food. Service is always friendly and impeccable. It's a high quality dining experience.

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SF
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't miss this!

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n
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We were looking forward to an intimate evening at Tower Bar. Things appeared to start off well with the hostess being able to accommodate my request for a corner table. Sadly, things went downhill from there. The bartender forgot one of our drinks, such that by the time the forgotten drink was served, it was piled high with ice and unmixed. Then dinner service (whereby the food was outstanding) came to disappointing conclusion in that both wines served (1/2 bottle with apps and full bottle with main course) were not served anywhere close the courses themselves. It's inexcusable for a restaurant to flub wine service so poorly. Not only were the wines served very late, but the red wine (unopened bottle) was served at room temperature, making me also question how they store their wine. I had really hoped that the evening would be filled with Hollywood magic; instead, alas it was more like a B-movie.

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OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

As a life long admirer of the famed Art Deco building it’s in I was disappointed that the Tower Bar itself didn’t reflect that. It was nicely appointed, much too dark and rather noisy. I do think that if you have to use your cell phone flashlight to read the menu something should be done. My wife and I were there to celebrate, in a quiet way, my birthday and were shown to quite possibly the worse table in the half full restaurant. I suggested we head to Musso Franks but then the very nice young lady found a table to our liking. The food? Good, not great. Pleasant enough until I got the check and realized we’d just spent a goodly sum on a mediocre meal. A birthday dinner to file under: Three and a half stars at best.

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r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the perfect evening at the Tower Bar. Always!

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r
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in town to celebrate my 30th birthday and Tower Bar really rolled out the red carpet. Food and ambiance were on point but the service went above and beyond.

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CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m constantly impressed by Gabby and the entire staff. Thank you for always making our experience so enjoyable!

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CD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gracious service in an elegant setting. Arrived fairly late but they held the table and the service was extremely attentive and polite. Food was very good, highly recommend.

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EX
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We have been patronizing this place for years since in our 20's, with gaps in between our visits, and each time we are reminded why we don't fancy this restaurant. Food and drinks are good, but the SERVICE-SERVICE-SERVICE is always consistently a miss, year-after-year! Our business meeting OpenTable rez was secured for 7:30 pm, we all showed-up well before our reservation time, and as usual, we didn't get seated until after 8:00 pm. I now have a reminder to not make the mistake again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I travel often and I like to explore the hip, the luxurious, and the hidden places of the cities that I visit. The Tower Bar was a new experience for me. I had discovered its existence in an article written about Rothschild and I figured it would be worth a visit. The ambiance was excellent and I received the most wonderful service as I was given a little tour and a brief history of this auspicious building. I will be returning to dine here on my next visit to LA. Side note: the spicy tuna tartare was delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food service ambience

1st visit dining here. My family had a lovely evening, the service was wonderful and the food was simply amazing. Great experience all around. Will dine here again.

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TB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Truly like eating out in New York. People are dressed - atmosphere is sophisticated, good menu for everyone to find something - not exotic - solid - traditional - gracious

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p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants there is, from food to ambiance. A must go. I’m a repeat customer.

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AG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

I guess 3rd time wasn't a charm for me.

Visit #1 November 2018
Came in with a friend for drinks and dinner, ordered the celery soup, Lobster Tacos, the Scallops with mashed was so good we did round two.

Customer Service 4 star
Food. 5 star

Visit #2 November 2018
Ordered the same items as above plus added oysters Rockefeller which were amazing and the flat bread which was average. Our waiter was not smiling and had an attitude not sure why.

Customer Service 3 star
Food. 5 star

Visit #3 December 2018
I got hooked on the scallops and oysters so came back for those plus others, the food was not the same at all and our waitress kept disappearing I was so thirsty from the salty food that I could not wait for the waitress Andy more to order coke just walked up to the bar and got my coke.

Customer Service 2 star
Food. 3 star

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