The Tower Bar

4.8
816 reviews
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$50 and over
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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 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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Sunset Tower Bar is offering our normal dinner menu with festive Thanksgiving Day specials.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunset Tower Bar will be offering our regular dinner menu as well as holiday specials for the evening.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Tower Bar will be open all day for Christmas with our regular menu as well as holiday specials.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 816 People Are Saying
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JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server Christos was exceptional.

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MP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special spot that evokes old Hollywood glamour.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening. We loved our table and the service was incredible from the second we got there until the moment we left. Thank you so much!!!!

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a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was awful. We asked for bread-it took 30min. Waitress didn’t tell us about the specials. It took 1hr to get our meals. Chicken was burned and Luke warm. Lamb dried out.

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CL
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience, great service and food - a very special treat and a magical space!

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m
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently friendly, accommodating team, especially our server Angel!

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h
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tower Bar is a hot spot and usually when I go, the reservation is made by someone with clout. I made my reservation on Open Table and was treated like a VIP by the hosts and our awesome server. The food was delicious and we had a wonderful girl's night!! Everything was excellent.

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BP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They stuck us in the outside after i requested inside seating.

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CD
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic evening, felt comfortable with three children and ended our Hollywood weekend in style. The service and food were outstanding.

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CS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently Exceptional is the best way to once again sum up Tower Bar. Gabe has clearly taken over as it was Dimitri’s last night. My server, Jimmy, is excellent as is Christos and everyone at this iconic hotel and dining room. Menu items were tasted by three of my guests who enjoyed everything. The bar menu and the variety of wines remains one of the best and of course the pianist adds so much to the experience!
The pigs in a blanket and deviled eggs are great with drinks prepared by Brett and George who are the best in town.
The lamb was excellent as well as the filet.
You can’t go wrong with the Sticky Toffee Pudding and the views are perfect. This is a solid spot that has never missed in the many years I dine there when in town.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Sat in poolside patio area rather than the main restaurant despite 5 day prior booking. Hostess was rude. Disappointed.

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E
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Beautiful ambiance, live music playing gently in the background, extremely friendly and professional staff. Food was great too!

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MV
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night at tower bar, great food and service!

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R
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular, seafood tower! Drinks were great, selection was on point. Ambiance within the restaurant and patio couldn’t of been better. A must visit

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DH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These guys hit it out of the park! It was my parents 40th wedding anniversary, and a night they will never forget. Every person my parents encountered that night made them feel so special. From beginning to end, from the ambiance to the food, The Sunset Tower crushed it!

Thanks everyone!

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Z
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

WE WERE THERE FOR TWO BIRTHDAYS AND OUR BOOKCLUB AND THOUGHT THE SET WAS SIMPLY DELICIOUS. WE HAD THE NICEST WAITORS THAT KEPT OUR TABLE READY . THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. THE DESSERT WAS QUITE GOOD AND THE DRINKS WERE RIGHT-ON. WE WILL BE BACK.

THANK YOU

LOIS FLETCHER

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AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here recently for a nice Wedding Anniversary breakfast. The service was very nice. The hostess Nicole was quite possibly the nicest person I’ve ever met in that role...happy, friendly, courteous and professional. We loved the ambience, retro motif and the food. Excellent all-around. Thanks for making the start of our day beautiful!

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BU
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What a meal, what a great wine, what fabulous service, from Trent! Demitri has done it again and never misses! Thank you, thank you for the Best Evening.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Loved our waiter! Every one was lovely!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and drinks at the bar from long-time bartender Brett and new addition Lindsey. Wonderful service at table from Jacob whose recommendation of the roast chicken was spot-on (sadly, they were sold out of their delicious fried chicken, but Jacob saved the day with his rec.)

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d
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Too too dark and too noisy. Food was just OK for a very large price.

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SF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place to have dinner or cocktails in hollywood. Old school atmosphere and excellent staff. Our waiter was very patient with the gluten free and vegetarian in our group. Great cocktails. There was a hollywood event going on at the hotel so it was chaotic but you would have never know by the high level of service we were given. It is noisy venue but overall a fun experience.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We asked when we made the resie to sit near a window. Alas we were 4 and told the table was for 6.
Then they proceeded to seat a table of 4 ... not ok.

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CS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tower Bar continues to excel on so many levels. The experience created by Jeffrey Klein’s excellent eye and attention to detail, the staff that works so well as a team to accommodate guests, the finest bartenders in the city, Dimitri of course and the menu combined with Craig on piano - it’s the glamour of old Hollywood inside one of the most iconic buildings in the Southland. The selection of fine wines and spirits combined with a Chef whose menu is consistently great is just perfect.

The Sunset Tower Hotel is a remarkable place and the recent renovation of The Terrace Room is perfect for business meals or a night out with friends. The lamb continues to be a standout as well as the Filet. The best Deviled Eggs in town to the point you’ll hear your arteries later and the pigs in a blanket are great!

The beautiful dining room that is so perfectly appointed and a staff that I have known for years never ever lets you down. This is for locals as much as visitors. With the miserable remodel of The Bel Air Hotel a few years ago and the loss of so many good staff there and the Polo Lounge The Sunset Tower is to Los Angeles as 21 is to New York. Going anywhere else will be a disappointment

This is the best venue in the city for great meals or just a cocktail by the pool. Reservations strongly suggested!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Pricey place, not sure if its anything more special than any other place. Food was ok, average. Service was adequate but nothing special. View was nice, but somewhat obstructed and not really a rooftop bar. Outdoor seating was not the most comfortable.

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An awesome restaurant in a stunning hotel. The food is delicious and the service is excellent.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

The food is consistently terrible.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We went for the view at night but was seated inside under a cold blowing air conditioner. We froze the whole time. We ordered a two curry vegetable dish and it was extremely over priced and not good at all. The ahi tuna salad was not interesting and on wilted greens. Our dinner for one adult and three kids was $300 and not worth it. We tried to take a pic outside and were told to stay away cuz a private table outside. They don’t own the view. I paid the over priced dinner to enjoy the view and it did not happen. I don’t think I’ll be back.

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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An institution. Impeccable from A - Z.
The newly renovated terrace bar room is a fantastic upgrade. The service is consistently overperforming.

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DT
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we are in LA we always try to get to the Tower Bar as the service is spot-on and food is outstanding. We love the sophisticated yet laid-back atmosphere. Always have a great experience. Thanks again!

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NW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

There was a private event that caused a wait of about a half hour, but the food was worth it. The service was great after that point.

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SM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved EVERYTHING about this chic and elegant eatery with exemplary service and romantic views over the city. My lambchops were the best I’ve had in years, perfectly cooked to my requested temperature, lobster tacos... heavenly. The Salmon was also perfect.

When we there on a Saturday night, the more mature patrons were well dressed and the younger people who arrive later dress very downscale with ripped jeans and unkept t-shirts. It’s a shame young people don’t mind looking shleppy... it’s a little disrespectful. But that’s the sad trend these days.

Love this experience, although it is $$.

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N
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday there and everything was perfect! Amazing food, lovely ambiance, great service! And they accommodated a funny special request for my husband’s birthday treat. Thank you so much!

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MP
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun dining at tower bar!

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R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding evening at the Tower Bar Restaurant. Food and cocktails were excellent and the knowledgeable and caring staff attends to our every need. Can’t wait to return!

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J
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely dinner, the food was great and the service was also good. Love the ambiance!

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a
Los Angeles
222 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted to go somewhere special to celebrate my birthday and a friend recommended The Tower Bar; it was a great choice! First, the room is beautiful; deco moderne wood paneling and views of the city. The service was impeccable, and all of our meals were fantastic. It was the perfect way to spend my birthday.

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JA
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service. They make you feel like family.

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d
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Do not come for brunch. Food is overpriced, nothing special, and the service was terrible.

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