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The Tower Bar

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8358 Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (La Cienega and Sweetzer)
323-848-6677
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This restaurant is at Sunset Tower Hotel
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The famous Sunset Tower Hotel has undergone its first major renovation...
The famous Sunset Tower Hotel has undergone its first major renovation since the 1980's. The Tower bar Restaurant is now located adjacent to the newly designed lobby and offers a swank lounge and bar 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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY!

Outstanding cuisine and service in every way. The maitre'd, Dimitri is exceptional, and our waiter Max was superb! Choose from an impressive menu of steaks, seafood, foul and vegetarian selections. The shrimp cocktail and deviled eggs with caviar were fabulous. The Alaskan Halibut was delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Daryl H
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Outstanding cuisine and service in every way. The maitre'd, Dimitri is exceptional, and our waiter Max was superb! Choose from an impressive menu of steaks, seafood, foul and vegetarian selections. The shrimp cocktail and deviled eggs with caviar were fabulous. The Alaskan Halibut was delicious. Desserts are custom made for each person in your party. Cocktails are well chilled and... More 

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Dark, lots of wood, old-fashioned styling, bartenders that can mix wonderful and weird cocktails nobody has heard of. I must be in the Tower Bar. But the food is excellent, topflight cuisine. I wish the food came with less attitude, but one needs to take the good with the bad.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you're in LA and looking for a "Old Hollywood" place to eat, Tower Bar might seem like an obvious choice... but there are many more authentic options that really were hotspots in the Hollywood glory days - Tower Bar has been around less than 10 years. The food is pretty good - yummy French fries, some good seafood options,... More 

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Seattle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were lucky enough to visit with friends who happen to be living there for a time and were seated at what I considered one of the best tables in the bar...I think it is so quaint that all tables are nice. We had terrific service and the food was lovely. Saw 3 or 4 celebs while there which made... More 

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100 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Start out with a drink in the lounge by the fireplace and then move into the dining room for your meal. The food is very tasty (maybe the reason one can sometimes see a celebrity) and simply elegant. The fries are amazing and they have a very nice cocktail list.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Iconic hotel; sensational view; menu well priced for the are and worth every penny. LA spread out before you. Forces you to linger and enjoy more. Lunch is a delight and the evening view is legendary. Service impeccable.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great hotel and a very classy bar / restaurant indeed. The welcome into the bar was very warm and the bar itself is a total delight. From the waiters wearing classic white tuxedo's and gloves through to the piano and double bass playing background music, you could easily transport yourself back to the 1950's. A really wonderful... More 

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Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

To sum the evening up WOW..we look ..in all cities for the spot that is unique, quality and memorable. Tower bar is one of our favorites..anywhere.. The setting in old Hollywood art Deco...sets the scene... relax and enjoy a wounderful meal...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Came here with some friends. Everything was lovely, but the prices were insane. I am more than willing to pay a premium to be in a stylish, hip venue, but I'll never return. I can buy a truly excellent bottle of chardonnay for less than the one glass of so so chard here

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Springtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

dimitri is the maitre de and is the best i have ever seen. he makes everyone feel special, and he needs to balance egos all night. the food is excellent. we shared plates and tried a lot. nothing was less than great. there are special mixed house drinks which should be tried...but also the house white wine is terrific. this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8358 Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood, CA 90069
    (La Cienega and Sweetzer)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood>  > West Hollywood
  • Neighborhood: West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 323-848-6677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business

Description

The famous Sunset Tower Hotel has undergone its first major renovation since the 1980's. The Tower bar Restaurant is now located adjacent to the newly designed lobby and offers a swank lounge and bar 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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