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The Tower Bar

4.7
1238 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 1238 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Claude
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to see Gabby, great service beautiful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food just wasn’t good.

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vipLAFoodie
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

1. It was noon on Sunday, and while there is a full breakfast menu, the only menu we were permitted to order from was lunch. This is the city of weekend brunch. Additionally, we were told an egg couldn’t be added to an avocado toast because the kitchen had already switched over and wasn’t equipped to do so. Yet, the club sandwich included egg... so why couldn’t this simple request be accommodated?
2. Throughout 3 hours worth of dining, we had to flag a server down, every... single... time. There was a complete and total lack of attention or guest service despite there appearing to be a full staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

favorite place in LA

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We asked to be outside and made the reservation 6 weeks in advance only to be seated in the indoor bar area. The food was fine, but you’re paying for the atmosphere and we were not given that which was very disappointing.

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vipMrg66
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem. Barbara and her team are so gracious. Highly recommend for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The appetizers were amazing. But the dinner was horrible. All the fish, steaks and lamb were over cooked to well done. We asked for medium. Party of 6 and all overcooked. What a disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Amazing service! Outside of having to wait 30 minutes for our table to be ready. Lol. Very “LA scene” but food was average at best and horribly overpriced.

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vipRedouaneR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best bar/restaurant in LA, pretty much, an amazing view and incredible service

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vipLadiner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be back~ was lovely service and our waiter Jim was stellar !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

F’ing polietly obsessed with youuuuuu 🖤

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vipCaitlinW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tower Bar is great, but our table was in the worst section despite the fact that it was my birthday dinner:(

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KatieS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I reserved dinner @ 5 P using Open Table however, the restaurant didn’t serve dinner until 6 P. If dinner isn’t available until then, it shouldn’t be an option to reserve that time. We arrived and ate appetizers in a separate room and had some drinks for an hour. I appreciated the service. Then we asked to get seated for dinner right after 6 P.

The seating was very nice and the music was lovely. Our waiter provided great service. The food was OK. For the price, it should’ve exceeded my expectations. The salmon I ordered was dry. The chicken my sister ordered was bland. We did appreciate the cookies that were sent with the personalized note on the plate for my sister’s birthday. My main issues were with the food and the reservations.

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vipdrrobertj
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the spot for lunch meetings

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vipLeslieR
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Rude hostess chastised me for not confirming my reservation when in fact I did reconfirm. Made to feel we were being done a favor for having to wait in the bar while waiting for our reserved table. Wines on menu we wanted to order unavailable. Rushed through our appetizer three times. Had to ask multiple times for pepper. Attempted to pay bill in cash, but was rebuked. Server refused the cash and demanded a credit card. Mistake - I was leaving a tip up to the next $100 in cash, left less on the credit card. Had heard great things about this restaurant and brought my husband here for our anniversary. Didn’t live up to the hype and made our anniversary celebration less than happy.

Didn’t take any requisite photos to memorialize this less than memorable occasion.

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vipsarahs
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The blonde hostess was extremely unwelcoming and dismissive, but I guess that’s to be expected when you’re not a celebrity here. Tower smash cocktail was very good. Ambiance was nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing views and vibes. Lunch menu could be a little more extensive, but other than that I enjoyed it. Great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most wonderful employees

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vipDagW
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was ok but nothing very special especially considering the price. Excellent service and good scene

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vipAndrewS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Covid Tower Bar pricing has increased by over a 100%. Let’s hope they go back to normal pricing for us regulars who have been going there for well over a decade pre Covid. 🧐.

Really $24 for pigs in a blanket? Which is basically one Hebrew National hotdog wrapped in a Pillsbury Croissant. Haha😂

Great Martinis 🍸 though, Thank you.

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vipmariab
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful throw-back vibe with a magnificent view. Power meal, check. Romantic din, check. Din alone because you are starving and everyone else you know is busy, check.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

A profiled experience with the maitre D, hostess Ashley and the food and beverage manage Jennifer. Was very disappointing as we were customers for over two decades. Need to revisit lack of diversity of staff as well as training

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LiLi
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service was just ok. The ambiance sells this place.

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SunsetSybarite
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great to have a good, simple meal, well-served, in a great environment!

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vipmhwayne
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love The Tower Bar. It is always an very special experience. The service is impeccable, the views delightful and the ambiance and food off the charts. Feel lucky wee have such an amazing place in the city of LA where you can feel like you are in heaven.

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vipmikhaels
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as always! Barbara, the host, is amazing and Angel and Pedro made sure our table was brilliantly attended to.

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laurar
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time and exemplary service. I cannot wait to return.

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vipkiki
London
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a sublime experience. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch on Saturday with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Loved the atmosphere. Enjoyed the views. Well come here again

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Service was great and funny. Cocktails okay but the food was the worst we have ever eaten. We were there for a birthday celebration, which we mentioned - we didn’t even get a happy birthday. Sad. We will never go back there or recommend this place to somebody else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service, and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun great place

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vipMrBGB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a business meeting on the deck or now indoors, their service is never anything less than impeccable!

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SamF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Angel was an angel! Food and ambience was top notch!

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vip4DrJB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

In door dining is better ambiance than pool side but not open yet.
All excellent except a poorly trained manager who made a tacky & insulting remark.

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CassandraL
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy this place and have absolutely never had a bad time. Food is great and service is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice venue and location. The service was less than standard considering the price. The food was marginally better than diner quality. Valet costs 10 dollars even if you eat at the restaurant. Reasonable view of LA. Not a horrible experience but overall not a memorable one by any means.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!
Austin gave us great customer service

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You can order delivery directly from The Tower Bar using the Order Online button. The Tower Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Tower Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 848-6677.

The Tower Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1238 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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