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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (15)
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People Watching (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Business Meals (13)
Live Music (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fun (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Authentic (4)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5, 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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 30, 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 26, 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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·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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·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 2017

Christmas Night!

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·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 2017

Christmas Eve!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 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 17, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 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 8, 2017

Great service from Orlando :) as well as everyone there

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 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 December 1, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had an excellent waiter - attentive, friendly and very competent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Service was impeccable! Food is always good. We had some good old fashioned comfort food. Also the. At serves great drinks. It is a place out of history that is still excellent today

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner at the Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Always a treat, and this time was no exception. Wonderful service from the moment we arrived. Amazing view, delicious traditional Thanksgiving menu, and top notch staff made it a memorable evening.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome as always!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Tower Bar is good for the main wooded dining room. Made the reservation two weeks in advance, ended up on the patio that I did not even know it exists. When I protested it they rude hostesses said that I did not request the main dining room.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful service and an amazing table. Had a lovely old-school dinner with old fashioneds , oysters and surf and turf special and an outstanding bottle of wine.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Old world glamour with fabulous food and outstanding views. Extremely friendly and attentive staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Love the ambiance, service, lighting, food (of course, fried chicken was superb) and Dimitri manages to always greet his guests as if they were family, which is so rare in this town😊

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent food and service and menu and great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food very poor , pita bread was cold , mash potato salty , food was not in same quality as setting

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had to wait a long time even though we had a reservation. Maitre’d was matter of fact said it would be awhile.
Food was good but overpriced! Have been twice now so probably not going back for awhile.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I don't think anybody loves the tower bar more than the Tower bar itself....The place was super pretentious and overly expensive. We were sped through our meal, which is especially offensive considering you're what spending!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a reservation for the restaurant but were seated in the lounge. Several other parties refused to be seated in the lounge and I wish we did the same.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Tower Bar is a LA jewel. I have been dining there for 10 years. Dimitri the host is exceptional.
The room, the table, the service, the food all exceptional. Every time I dine there it a special occasion and a fond memory.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Lovely, dark atmosphere with excellent service. Good vibe.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very unhappy as I was put in the annex restaurant as clearly too busy in the main room but without asking or telling me. Then they were so inefficient they didn’t check me in so opentable were told I wasn’t there. And because I was in the side Restaurant that was half empty the food was poor /cold and service slow. I wish I had gone to eat somewhere else. And I have been before. RR.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I was a guest at the Sunset Towers, and had dinner on the Terrace, poolside with an expansive view of Los Angeles. We ordered the scallops and chicken pot pie, both were delicious. The wine menu was extensive. Our server offered suggestions, and was well informed. At brunch the next day, we were seated at the same Terrace table we'd had the night before. The hostess said she knew we enjoyed that spot. That personal touch goes a long way with me. We'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I always look forward to the scene at Tower Bar and maitre d Dimitry’s theatrics, my link to old Hollywood..That said, the food is alway great all though the menu. It is very expensive (glass of house champagne: $34; steak or lamb $50++) but it was packed on Saturday despite a Dodger playoff game. Here’s why Tower Bar is the safest place to eat: Dennis Rodman hangs out there so theNorth Koreans are unlikely to target the place!!

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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dimitri was so warm and welcoming. We love to stay and dine here.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always a luxurious experience. The best staff, great food, and perfect drinks!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We always enjoy the tower bar. Good people working for you👍‼️

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This is on of our favorite resturants in the entire country. We always have a great experience there with terrific food and service. The Lobster Cobb Salad is terrific as is most all things on the menu. The seating and noise level allow you to have a personal conversation while enjoying the ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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