As always, the tower bar was fabulous. Every single thing about thus place is special and magical
Always fantastic and never disappoints! If in LA you have to visit and have the experience!
Excellent food and service in a cool retro atmosphere. Expensive, and worth it. We look forward to dining at Tower Bar again.
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?
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.
My favorite restaurant in LA
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.
My favorite place on earth
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!
Always consistently good!!!
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.
My favorite restaurant in LA! Exceptional food, amazing service and the best room in town!
We love Dimitri and the service . The food is always great
Dimitri orchestrates this lovely gem like a fine piece of music.
Tower Bar has the most kind and attentive staff in Los Angeles. Always such a lovely evening xx
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.
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!
The Tower Bar is so amazing!! Everything about it is first class!
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.
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.
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!
Great great great experience. We all really enjoyed it.
Had a fabulous birthday dinner in a beautiful setting. Drinks were great and so was the dinner
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+
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.
We had to wait almost an hour
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.
Tower Bar never disappoints. My LA Go to for cozy dining with a NY VIbe!
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!
Great! We enjoyed the meal and the service
Original deco, great decor and beautiful people,
Great dining experience as always, only negative was being on the pool side rather than the dining room.
As usual, the staff, food and views were phenomenal. Our waiter was incredibly attentive while never looming. I always love it here.
Love the Tower Bar. Great food. Great scene. Waiter was a little curmudgeonly but I'll allow it.
Just superb in every way, Dennis looked after us , lovely guy & very good service
Amazing experienced-really loved it -my new favorite restaurant in Los Angeles!
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.
Great food great service
Great valuable place.. everything done right and enough.. very good food..
When I book the restaurant for dinner I don’t expect to be seated outside in a marquee.