Tower Bar
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Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower hotel

The Sunset Tower Hotel’s refurbished Tower Bar has an understated glamour. The small pool with a view is where a scene from Robert Altman’s 1992 film “The Player” was set. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
The Tower’s new chef, Dakota Weiss, formerly at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, turns out updated classic chophouse fare, including beef tartare and Lobster Cobb. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
The potato blini gets decadent treatment with a poached egg and beet tartare, and a garnishing of truffles. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
When it comes to desserts, the best bet is vanilla gelato parfait with lemon mousse and raspberries galore. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
The grilled halibut over a portobello mushroom makes for lighter fare. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
Chef Weiss’ roasted lamb T-bone is a simple but hearty classic. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
A bit of fresh bread and garnish dresses up the ahi tuna tartare. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
Sip cocktails under your own chic cabana at the Tower Bar’s outdoor terrace, where sweeping views of Sunset Strip and L.A. make it the best table in the house. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
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