The Tower Bar

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1004 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We recently had brunch at Tower Bar and had a great experience. The ambience was lovely, the food was good and reasonably priced compared to other hotel restaurants and the service was outstanding. The hostess and management team were extremely friendly and checked on us numerous times and were overly accommodating when they were out of the menu item he selected. We will definitely be back!

S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience. I love coming to Tower. Always first class and friendly service

TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Great place. Very good food. But huge staff attitude re seating etc. Alas. That said server was fine.

EA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A++++++++ always

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular location and top notch service! Such an enjoyable afternoon!

s
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food with beautiful decor and a throwback to elegance

DF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated at a terrific table promptly. The waiter was very attentive and informative...and the food was terrific as always, as was the martinis! The Tower Bar always delivers!

DY
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a super fancy “casual” restaurant. Meaning - it’s pricy, but it’s a lovely atmosphere. Hollywood elites can be overheard talking “deals” etc. We loved the Fried Zuchini & Broccolini, as well as the very creative cocktails!

EO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tomas was amazing he was very attentive to our guests

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic LA cool. Never disappoints. Amazing service and ambiance.

GS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was awful. $70 steak way over cooked with no flavor. We had to send back the fries. Who can’t make fries? Terrible.

FD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorite places in LA. I've never had a bad time or a bad meal here. The service is impeccable, the room beautiful, the hostess perfection, and the evening glorious!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a wonderful experience except for the noise level.
Great service, delicious food, attractive ambiance!
Difficult to hear one another though if you’re anywhere near the bar!!

j
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First of all, this is at least somewhere you need to visit once. We plan to go back because the room is stellar. On a Friday night, a small combo was playing live music - French-inspired - right up my alley. Before we saw the room, we asked for an outdoor table - which was nice. But our table happened to be right in the line of fire with the outdoor smoking area - who knew? In any case, the staff happily seated us inside, away from the smoke - but turns out, that's where you want to be anyway. Just a wonderful place to be.
Tuna tartare is good. Solid. Chargrilled artichoke - excellent. Chicken piccata - incredibly healthy. Scallops - good (I didn't love that it came with mashed potatoes and I misread the menu & didn't notice until the plate arrived).
Drinks are solid. Good wine selection.
Be prepared to spend money - this is not an economical night out, but treat yourself.

AK
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service always come here when in town from new jersey

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always simply divine.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kindness of the staff makes every visit a wonderful visit!

CK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Sexy and glamorous ! And the best celery soup on the planet!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was horrible

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated immediately and our staff was lovely.

CK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular ambiance and people watching. Warm service. Perfect menu of classics!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

As a regular at The Tower Bar, I was extremely disappointed!!!! I checked in and was asked to wait at the bar. I then followed up at 8:10, (many tables still empty 8:20 again tables still available and 8:30pm and was told I had to sit on the poolside of the hotel not in fact where I reserved and ALWAYS reserve my table in the Tower Bar! After being told our table was actually being reserved for regulars & important guests you can imagine my shock and dissatisfaction in the lack of respect and belittling etiquette I received! Finally we were sat after some persuading. Not professional at all and I am a regular, I live close by, and travel all over the world to only the best and 5 star hotels, restaurants etc and I have never experienced such unpleasantries!

D
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my dad's birthday. He loved it. We were sat immediately at a great table and the service was great.

GG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gorgeous room, good food, flawless service. Elegant yet supremely comfortable without pretentiousness.

G
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant itself was superb, outstanding service and excellent food. It has an old school Hollywood charm and the staff is very professional, yet subtle. We ventured over to the bar after dinner. The bar staff had some attitude, and after spending $500 on dinner, I wasn't pleased to wait around for the their attention. Drinks were very good but staff needs to step it up!

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very old Hollywood beautiful decor and ambiance. A must to try

BB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience! Food and decor are fantastic! Old Hollywood glam:)

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Overpriced for dinner. I would stick to cocktails and bar snacks.

CS
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was just ok. When dining at a top notch restaraunt, food should be fabulous. It was not.

KA
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Old world Hollywood charm at its best. Amazing views from the patio and wonderful ambiance. The food and drinks were out of this world, and the people watching was fun. Perhaps Michael Ovitz does not hold his regular table anymore at this iconic Hollywood locale, but its an amazing experience nonetheless.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing, per usual.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tower Bar is still the best in LA. I’d also like to make a note that Jake behind the bar is always very welcoming and chatty when we come in. A stand out member of staff.

P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very pleasant experience...

B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite spot in LA

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic Los Angeles cool. Great food. Great vibe.

HO
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around

V
Los Angeles
293 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best, thank you!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We went for a jaZ brunch but there were two guitarists and piped in music so it felt like we went for a no-jazz breakfast with sloppy service and just okay food A bait and switch to be sure!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the ambience of the restaurant. There’s live jazz playing in the background but not too loudly. The food is great but it is expensive.

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