The Southern Californian city of Los Angeles, with its Hollywood glitz, has many upscale and posh rooftop eateries serving up different cuisines from various celebrity chefs. You might choose to dine at these upscale rooftop restaurants once in a while to treat yourself to top quality food as well as a panoramic view of the city. We get that dining at these rooftop restaurants might be expensive so we’ve compiled a list of restaurants that will serve quality dishes against the backdrop of the city skyline that will justify the prices that you end up paying. Whether you’re craving for Japanese, Western, or Chinese cuisine, there is definitely a restaurant for you on this list! Scroll down to check out the top rooftop restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles.
1. Takami Sushi & Robata
Takami Sushi & Robata is an elegant and posh Japanese rooftop restaurant situated on the 21st floor which is perfect for date night or special occasions. It is on the pricier side but its price can be justified by the ambience, view from above, and quality of food served. They are known for their creative cocktails as well as their delicious sushi rolls like the baked king crab roll and the 21st Roll. They also have a gluten-free menu and their popular happy hour menu. Reservations can also be made on their website to prevent long waiting times!
Takami Sushi & Robata
Address: 811 Wilshire Blvd #2100, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States
Website: Takami Sushi & Robata
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:45am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Fri: 11:45am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 5pm - 9pm
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As its name suggests, 71Above is a rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 71st storey at US Bank Tower. It serves high-end American cuisine and is a safe choice for your perfect date night out. It has a romantic and warm ambience as well as a unique selection of cocktails. The menu offers a three-course meal with several choices you can pick for each course. More information on their course meal can be found on their website as they have different menus for lunch and dinner. Do make a reservation on their website to save a spot!
Address: 633 W 5th St 71st floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 11pm; Fri: 11:30am - 12pm; Sat: 5pm - 12am; Sun: 5pm - 10pm
3. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck
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WP24 by Wolfgang Puck is situated on the 24th floor at The Ritz Carlton. It features celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s award-winning Asian and Chinese dishes, coupled with contemporary decoration and breathtaking views of the city. In the menu, you’ll find dishes like sushi rolls, dim sum, Hong Kong noodles, fried rice, and more. This is the place to be if you’re looking for an authentic taste of Asian food with a touch of class and glamour.
WP24 by Wolfgang Puck
Address: The Ritz-Carlton, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015, United States
Website: WP24 by Wolfgang Puck
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (closed on Sat & Sun)
Perch serves dishes inspired by French cuisine and is situated on the 15th floor where you’ll get unobstructed views of Los Angeles. You’ll have the option of dining in the outdoor patio with outdoor fireplaces. There is even live music from 5pm on weekdays and 4pm on Fridays. The ambience indoors is as cozy where the interior is decorated with antique furniture and woodwork. They offer a brunch, dinner, and late-night menu with different dishes in each menu.
Address: 448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 4pm - 1am; Thu - Fri: 4pm - 2pm; Sat: 10pm - 2am; Sun: 10am - 1pm
5. Spire 73
Spire 73 is the tallest open air bar situated on the 73rd storey of InterContinental hotel. The bar serves bar bites like burger and fries, sweet snacks like churros and smores as well as cocktails. This is the perfect hangout to be after a meal where you’ll get to lounge in the outdoor area and admire the view with a cocktail in hand. There is an entry fee of USD 10 per person daily and USD 20 on Friday and Saturday after 8pm so be sure to arrive early! If you’re a guest at InterContinental hotel or have a reservation with bottle service, the entry fee is waived.
Address: 900 Wilshire Blvd fl 73, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States
Website: Spire 73
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 2am; Sun: 2:30pm - 10:30pm
6. The Exchange
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The Exchange is located in Freehand Los Angeles and serves Israeli-inspired food. The Exchange has a different menu for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner with popular and unique dishes such as the Jerusalem bagel, shakshuka divorciados, ayocote bean tlacoyo and more! They are also known for their unique cocktail selections which are mixed by their skilled mixologists. This is by no surprise as The Exchange is a James Beard Award semi-finalist and Tales of the Cocktail’s Best American Hotel Bar winner!
Address: 416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, United States
Website: The Exchange
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7am - 10:30am, 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10:30pm; Fri: 7am - 10:30am, 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10:30pm
7. 24/7 Restaurant DTLA
24/7 Restaurant DTLA specializes in putting organic and locally sourced comfort and classic food on your plates. This restaurant is perfect for grabbing a bite or a cocktail and lounging in their outdoor patio. Their menu consists of items such as the classic eggs Benedict, steak frites, spaghetti, salmon, chicken, and more. Their bar is opened from 10am to 1:30am daily serving cocktails, wine, champagne, and more! Reservations can be made online as well.
24/7 Restaurant DTLA
Address: 550 Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States
Website: 24/7 Restaurant DTLA
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
8. LA Prime
Dining at its finest- Delicious food, soft wine, and a gorgeous view! : Priscilla I.Posted by LA Prime on Thursday, 15 August 2019
LA Prime is a posh steakhouse located on the 35th floor of Westin Bonaventura Hotel. What’s interesting is that it is a slowly revolving restaurants so you’ll get various different views of the city skyline as the sun sets. As this is a restaurant specializing in steaks, steaks would be a must-order! The portions are big and come with a burst of flavour. Other dishes include oysters, pan-roasted bone marrow, pan-seared Wild King salmon, and more!
Address: 404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States
Website: LA Prime
Opening hours: 5:30pm - 10:30pm (daily)
9. Checkers Downtown
Checkers Downtown is a Californian restaurant located in Hilton Checkers Los Angeles. It has a fancy ambience and is the perfect place to pamper yourself and give yourself a treat with the top-quality food and service at this restaurant. Popular dishes would include their ribeye steak, lamb rack, and various pasta dishes. This is a place worth trying especially if you’re staying at Hilton Checkers.
Address: 535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States
Website: Checkers Downtown
Opening hours: 6am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 9pm (daily)
10. Broken Shaker at Freehand LA
Snagging a quiet moment by the pool at sunset, cocktail in hand, best friends near...what could be better?Posted by Broken Shaker at Freehand Los Angeles on Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Broken Shaker at Freehand LA is a bar located on the rooftop pool deck specializing in serving unique and innovative cocktails. They offer an extensive menu of award winning handcrafted cocktails infused with exotic ingredients and bar bites. This is the best place to chill at if you’re looking to relax in the pool as the rooftop atmosphere is decorated with cozy lightings and is definitely a hidden gem worth checking out!
Broken Shaker at Freehand LA
Address: 416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, United States
Website: Broken Shaker at Freehand LA
Opening hours: 12pm - 2am (daily)
Dinner with a view
If you’re still undecided on where to go for upcoming special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, you’ll be spoilt for choice now that we’ve revealed the top rooftop restaurants to visit in Los Angeles. Do also remember to make a reservations on festives like New Year’s Eve and Christmas to avoid long waiting times!
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