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For 2
Date
Sun, 5/20
Time
8:30 PM
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The Tower Bar

4.7
740 reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 6:30am - 3pm Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 6:00pm - 10:45pm, Friday-Saturday 6:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(323) 848-6677
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nicholas McCoy
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Cienega and Sweetzer
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Parking details
$12.00 nighttime for the first two hours with ticket validation
Metered parking along Sunset Blvd
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Entertainment
Jazz Duo Nightly 7pm - 11pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 740 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

As always, the tower bar was fabulous. Every single thing about thus place is special and magical

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always fantastic and never disappoints! If in LA you have to visit and have the experience!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Excellent food and service in a cool retro atmosphere. Expensive, and worth it. We look forward to dining at Tower Bar again.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Wonderful dinner, perfect in every way, from cuisine to wine to staff. (I was with great company, which always helps) And the hotel staff even glued my broken shoe for me and gave me slippers! A delightful evening. And who can resist a hot fudge sundae?

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

MY REVIEW ON OPEN TABLE: There are far better choices for fine dining... And trust me, you will pay "Fine Dining" prices here. I had heard that the fried chicken -- which I rarely indulge in -- was extremely good. In a word... Disappointing. It was kinda' soggy. I didn't know it was even possible to make soggy fried chicken. I can only guess they had fried up a large batch well before the evening began, and tried to keep it warm -- not good. My wife's scallops were good, but not awesome -- nothing to complain about really, but nothing to rave about either. Seating was tight and we could clearly hear the conversation of the people next to us -- been there? Not fun. Well sometimes it is, but this was to be a fine dinner. Ever been in one of those places where you sit on a bench seat with a small bistro table between you and your date (one of you sitting on a chair), with others sitting in close proximity on your right and left? Well, this was exactly that for us, and we paid premium $$. Most dishes are well north of $40, apps about $20 each. Prices are very high for the ambiance/seating/food unless you get a premium seat near a window, or a quiet table in a corner. Let's be clear... I'm certainly willing to pay these prices, but in return I want premium seating and ambiance. There are several better choices within 15 minutes drive. We won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My favorite restaurant in LA

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

As always the food was excellent as well as Dimitri taking care of our needs. My only complaint was the waiter not being polished plus he tacked on two extra drinks to my bill, and when confronted with this he was passive aggressive. Despite this anomaly for the Tower Bar, we’ll be back. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

My favorite place on earth

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We've been going to the Tower Bar for years, and it never disappoints - it's always fun! The staff are great the room is lovely (but I would suggest the "up" the lighting a bit, you need a light to read the menu and it's very dark in there when the sun goes down. Demetri is a legend and he's always very charming and makes sure that everyone is well taken care of. He's a gem that's for sure!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Always consistently good!!!

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

On the day I was there for lunch, the terrace was still under construction and lunch was served in the dining room. We were only one of two parties in the dining room at the time. I remember the food as being good. My waiter highly suggested the lobster tacos, a premium priced dish. When they arrived, both tacos were soggy and I asked to have them returned for fresh shells. The taco was just bland and tasteless and not worth of such a high recommendation by the wait staff. It was disappointing and I could do much better. It was nothing. The fries were good, but not a good compliment to tacos in any way. its just not a culinary match. Lots of carbohydrates and tasteless protein.
Although there were only two parties in the dining room, the wait staff comprised 6 or so people and were very noisy while I was trying to have a business meeting.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My favorite restaurant in LA! Exceptional food, amazing service and the best room in town!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We love Dimitri and the service . The food is always great

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Dimitri orchestrates this lovely gem like a fine piece of music.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Tower Bar has the most kind and attentive staff in Los Angeles. Always such a lovely evening xx

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2.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I've loved and patronized this building since it was the St. James Club all the way up to its current incarnation. I hadn't visited in several years, and was saddened to see there have been many value-driven (the polite term for money-driven) changes. The former bar space is gone, now a sad part of the dining room. The former lobby and foyer are for the most part gone now too, "re-positioned" as the bar. Little comfort and less luxury. I will visit periodically, with diminished expectations, and wait for the next incarnation. Hopefully it will be based on more gracious times.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Every visit to the Tower Bar is nothing short of an amazing experience. We had an intimate and romantic dinner my wife and I. We are already looking forward getting back again ASAP!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The Tower Bar is so amazing!! Everything about it is first class!

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1.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We were sat right by the hotel lobby. We asked for a dining room table and were told 20 min and then when the time came they said another 20 min and then the third time they said 40 min or possibly not at all. Furthermore, they say a 3 person party on a 2 top next to us. The 2 top table was already small so it was pretty crammed. They ended up comping us app and desert but this place is supposed to be known for better service and we did have a reservation a week in advance.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

I always love tower bar. It’s tucked away and the food and wine choices are reliable. It’s a quiet place to meet. I was disappointed that the terrace is closed. But everyone is very nice and accommodating and we had a lovely window table in the bar.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I love this restaurant, especially the view! I was disappointed when I found that the patio side was temperarily closed. However, they advised me of that. What really upset me, they did not let me know that they no longer took cash, credit card only. There was a large party and some guests came with cash! They called me to verify my reservation but did not tell me about that change, I called with questions and to change the reservation and not a single person mentioned or thought to check if Id been told about the payment change!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great great great experience. We all really enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Had a fabulous birthday dinner in a beautiful setting. Drinks were great and so was the dinner

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Table was virtually in the lobby and the food was very average. Had heard great things and were disappointed. Would consider going back just to see if it was a one off poor experience. Had no idea that the restaurant didn’t take cash, so was stuck with $300+

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

One of the most disappointing dining experiences we've ever had. The restaurant was behind schedule on seating, our server was overwhelmed and inattentive. Our drinks took my requesting them twice before arriving. Our food was not prepared as requested. Typical LA scene where the only people receiving good service are the "celebrities". Will not return.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We had to wait almost an hour

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fantastic experience all around. Met good friends for a reunion dinner and would make this a regular restaurant if we lived in LA. Special attention is taken with all details including impeccable and genuine service by everyone.
Thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Tower Bar never disappoints. My LA Go to for cozy dining with a NY VIbe!

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

My birthday dinner was ruined with guests practically yelling across tables, the main dining room was far too loud. We were moved to the terrace dining room to be bothered with cigarette smoke from the terrace. I used to love Sunset Tower for lunch and dinner but shocked at the clientele that has taken over!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great! We enjoyed the meal and the service

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Original deco, great decor and beautiful people,

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great dining experience as always, only negative was being on the pool side rather than the dining room.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

As usual, the staff, food and views were phenomenal. Our waiter was incredibly attentive while never looming. I always love it here.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Love the Tower Bar. Great food. Great scene. Waiter was a little curmudgeonly but I'll allow it.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Just superb in every way, Dennis looked after us , lovely guy & very good service

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Amazing experienced-really loved it -my new favorite restaurant in Los Angeles!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great experience. A dark, warm environment, simple food done right and excellent service. The food was crazy overpriced, but kinda worth it when you take everything into consideration - the ambience, decor, service, history etc., Possibly the best roast chicken I've ever had.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food great service

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great valuable place.. everything done right and enough.. very good food..

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

When I book the restaurant for dinner I don’t expect to be seated outside in a marquee.

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