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About The Tower Bar

The famous Sunset Tower Hotel has undergone its first major renovation since the 1980's. 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.

8358 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian

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

Cross Street:
La Cienega and Sweetzer

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 848-6677

Website:
http://www.sunsettowerhotel.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz Duo Nightly 7pm - 11pm

Parking Details:
$8.00 nighttime for the first two hours with ticket validation
Metered parking along Sunset Blvd

Executive Chef:
Nicholas McCoy

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

The Tower Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Romantic (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Scenic View (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Cozy (15)
Fun (13)
People Watching (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Business Meals (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Live Music (9)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

I love it here. It’s the best all around

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a wonderful time - as usual. The Tower Bar is LA's most elegant dining spot. It's chic, understated, and reeks of old Hollywood glamour.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Fun, People Watching, Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was mediocre and a bit overpriced. Ambiance is great and romantic as always.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Night was ruined

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

There was a fixed menu of $165 per person for food that generously would come out to $75 on any other night. And nobody told us ahead of time there was a prix fixe menu. It wasn't disclosed on Open Table. When we arrived, the hostess told us to go back and someone would meet us and seat us. We did as told and nobody arrived so we took a seat. The place was empty and we were the only ones there. So we sat in a decent place. A waiter gave us menus, served water and then a maitre d came over and asked us who sat us there. We said nobody was around, so we sat ourselves. He moved us to another place because of some reason. In the new seats (lame, away from the piano, away from the windows) we endured two change overs of primary waiter (normally not a big deal). The entire night, we were served the wrong courses, we were served without explanation of what things were -- blah blah, first world problems, I know, but for the hard core price, you would think they'd polish it up A LOT. I could go on, but I've invested enough in this experience. (e.g who serves oysters with onions as an appetizer on Valentines Day? How tonally off key can you get?)

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our server was AMAZING!! She made the whole night so enjoyable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Love this place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Amazing place and great for birthday dinner. Really over exceeded expectations

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Cristos, our server, was a true gentleman and an asset to the establishment / hotel. He set an accommodating tone from the outset, and certainly made our evening and experience exponentially better. Not that I don’t love this place, and frequent it, but this was the first time we had the great fortune to meet Cristos, and I would encourage all of you to request him if you go.

Cocktails - Moscow Mule & The Tower were delicious

Starter - Crab Cakes - one of the best I’ve had in LA.

Entree’s - scallops - amazing. Huge, perfectly cooked / prepared, and delicious.

Fillet Mignon - ordered just a little over medium, and while it was cooked perfectly temperature-wise, the cut I had was lacking flavor. Strange as it Hadn’t been an issue in the past, but a minor thing overall.

Sundae bar desert is one of my fave options in this town, and an old school treat.

Dimitri - the Sunset Tower legend - was welcoming and accommodating as always, and it was a pleasure to see you again sir!

Great atmosphere, great experience, and highly recommended if you’ve never had the pleasure.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Sexy crowd fun energy

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Terrible table in dark lounge. Would not seat us in the main dinning room. We left.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was great food, great atmosphere & great service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This place has, sadly, gone way downhill. We had rude and inconsiderate service from the moment we were seated until the final bill arrived. If you want slow, incompetent, uncaring and inattentive service of mediocre fare, this is your place! And it isn’t the first time, either. This was us giving a second chance after a similar experience last year.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing service. Wonderful table. Excellent food. One of our favorites.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Best food and even better staff!! This is my go to place in all of LA

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Tea, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The only negative was that we were not seated promptly disputed there being empty gtAnles. The food is great. The restaurant is dimly lite and has an old school vibe. We eat there quite frequently and it never disappoints.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Outstanding atmosphere. Transported to heaven with the Art Deco decor and fantastic view. Food was delicious, zucchini chips light as air, veggie quinoa plate yummy and Orlando was awesome waiter. Will become part of my LA itinerary for sure.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I love the tower bar

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic atmosphere, great food, excellent cocktails. However, an hour wait WITH a reservation is unacceptable .

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Just overall great. Always a treat, always great food, always great service. My favorite restaurant in LA.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Never going back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The ambiance was great, food very good and food service good but the front desk was awful. I came early (5:30)before my friend arrived and warned to have a drink at the bar or at the table and was refused (absolutely, I could only go to a "lounge" where there were no people and waited 15 minutes to exactly 6:00 to be seated at the bar where they hadn't even finished setting up

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Tower Bar is charming and has a great feeling of elegance, from the decor, to the view and
the staff. None of which would matter if the food wasn't excellent, which it is. Everything is beautifully done.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Sur restaurant 1/13 tonight party four 8:00?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We have gone to Sunset Tower more times than I can count. We have always had the best experience. Tonight was the absolute WORST!!! My family and I will never return, unless we receive an apology from their food and beverage director. She was outright nasty. My husband and I will be contacting her superior tomorrow. Couldn’t be more disappointed. Sunset Tower was our “Cheers” not any more!!! 😞

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve set menu sounded much better than it tasted. We like the surroundings but the food needed more attention.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE at The Tower was exceptional! Pre fixed options were delivered hot and the service on point.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Sophisticated, buzzy, beautiful room, attentive service, excellent food with wide ranging menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food surprisingly very average. Loud busy night but was Xmas night. Good atmosphere. Fun evening. Expensive considering food quality

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for a Christmas meal at 2:15. The web site was misleading, as the lunch menu does not open, so I thought that the dinner menu would be available at that time. I even called to clarify, as we were looking for something festive. The person on the phone said that the specials started at 4; the regular menu would be available at our reserved time. In fact, only a fairly minimalist lunch menu was available. The food was good, but not festive. Sundaes were the only choice for dessert. It was pleasant, but not the experience we were hoping for, despite some effort on my part to validate this prior to the day.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Tower Bar has always been one of my favorite places in LA.
The service and food used to be exquisite.
On Christmas Eve, however, I found it to be disappointing.
Even though I had made a reservation, we were made to wait at the bar for 1,5 hours, where we paid a steep 50$ for 2 martinis. Once we were seated I could tell that Dimitri did not recognize me even though I used to be a regular and treated me very impersonal.
Our waiter Jim was great and attentive as always but unfortunately the food was very mediocre.
The spicy tuna wasn’t spicy, the medium rare steak was cooked through, the sauce didn’t go with the meal, and the mashed potatoes were bland. The truffle fries had too much truffle and were too greasy.
All in all, not the Christmas I had hoped for.
Might have to find a new favorite place in LA...

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Night!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for Christmas Eve and it was superb in every way. Busy, but the staff were completely at their best, the food great.

The ambience for the Holiday evening was perfect as well. it could not have been better. This is my second time there, having opened and closed the restaurant one evening a month or so ago. The Manager and his staff are really to be commended.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I have enjoyed this place every time I’ve been The food is excellent, they are very friendly and it’s very comfortable room with beautiful views.
I can’t wait for the next time then I get to go again 🤗

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Healthy, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I took my boyfriend here last year for his birthday and we had an amazing time. So I brought him back again this year, and it was just as wonderful. Barbara Cameron made sure we were well taken care of. And Billy, the waiter, was just perfect--attentive, nice in a low-key way, smart about the food and wine. Very happy we came. We'll be back.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I took a friend to the Tower Bar for her birthday. The staff was incredibly attentive. The fried chicken was delicious and would gave any restaurant in the south a run for their money. The sundaes were amazing, we really enjoyed picking all of the toppings. Lovely ambience, great food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great service from Orlando :) as well as everyone there

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The Tower Bar is one of my favorite restaurants. The ambience is great as is the service and the food. You can't beat Dimitri for matre'd - he always makes you feel special. The service is always professional - there when you need them and otherwise very inconspicuous. I have been going to The Tower bar for years and it never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We love Dimitri and the staff is excellent! The music very enjoyable..feels like Old Hollywood.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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