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The Tower Bar

Certificate of Excellence
West Hollywood
American, Bar
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8358 W Sunset Blvd, Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood, CA 90069-1516 (La Cienega and Sweetzer)
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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West Orange, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The Tower Bar is a Hollywood power hotspot. Maitre d' Dmitri is a legend, yet he is as humble and welcoming as can be.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

amazing food, phenomenal service, Barbara the maitre'd made our night so special with the attention and genuine care she gave us.

Thank Michael K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great for a drink or a meal, atmosphere is relaxed and elegant. By day there is a fabulous view across LA, at night the lights are equally as special.

Thank JA4152
Santa Monica, California
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

There is a warmth & elegance to this space, old world and relaxing. That said, there's a scene and staff jumps through hoops for their regulars, first timers and tourists are welcomed but don't get the same love. This food and drinks are good. The pool and people-watching is GREAT. The elegance of the room, makes you want to wear... More 

Thank Terri S
West Hollywood, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is pure old Hollywood. Spectacular service, menu, staff and outstanding ambience. My absolute favorite restaurant!

Thank Donald H
Culver City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

You can go to The Tower Bar for a casual drink by the pool, or a more elegant meal in the dining room. I went with two friends to celebrate a birthday and we opted for elegance. The dining room has a feel of old Hollywood and also New York. The room has tables with chair and sofas in the... More 

Thank GareThere
Baltimore, Maryland
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We were looking for someplace celebratory for drinks. Yelped this place and we were delighted. It's clubby. A little ol'school and really great. Drinks were nice. Bartenders were really excellent. We had a few appetizers which were great. Beautiful view of LA from the windows. Prices are high-ish LA, but worth it for a special occasion

Thank mmmmlol
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The view is excellent at the Tower Bar as well as the service. The cocktails were made perfect. Just sit back relax and be transported back in time. An amazing experience.

Thank TravelingBee18
Merion Station .
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We loved the pianist and cellist/bassist in their stylish lounge. I got to tell them the histories of all The Great American Songbook songs which they were happily playing. And we really enjoyed the spectacular panoramic views dining on their terrace. Their Lobster Taco is quite good as is their succulent Rack Of Lamb. Their freshly - baked bread basket... More 

Thank Marcky M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I decided to treat ourselves to Saturday brunch the day I was flying back to the U.K, and it was the absolute highlight of my time in L.A. I was a little worried about being ( to my mind) completely underdressed, but as elegant as the surroundings were, the staff were impeccably attentive, and entirely lacked the... More 

Thank Gillian P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $80
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8358 W Sunset Blvd, Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood, CA 90069-1516
    (La Cienega and Sweetzer)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood>  > West Hollywood
  • Neighborhood: West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 323-848-6677
  • This restaurant is at Sunset Tower Hotel
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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