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The Tower Bar

4.7
717 reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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.
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
$8.00 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 717 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Great great great experience. We all really enjoyed it.

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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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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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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Extremely poor service! I made reservations three weeks ahead. Arrived early for reservation. Was seated one hour past reservation time, only after I complained and said I was leaving. I watched numerous tables being sat without reservations. Many people were upset as I wasn’t the only one being pushed aside.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great space, great service, great time. Very reliable!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Night was ruined

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Love this place.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Sexy crowd fun energy

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1.0Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It was great food, great atmosphere & great service

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I love the tower bar

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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