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Reviewed 6 October 2021 via mobile

I wanted to like 71Above (it was on Jonathan Gold's 101 list), but the food is average-solid. So I'd recommend it for drinks and/or the phenomenal view. Great for out-of-towners and at least once for those who live in Southern California. If there is a...next time, I'll make reservations 30 min before sunset, since your reservation is good for 90 minutes. It's $7 for an optional bread service which was okay. Great & friendly front-of-house service, but seriously, the food was just average. Oh, and plug your ears on the ride up to avoid poppage.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021

Exceptional evening with fantastic food, views and service. So rarely does one find a restaurant that has it all, and 71 Above scores in all categories. The views are exceptional (especially at sunset) and the food and service were fabulous. The restaurant serves a pris...fixe menu with the option to add an additional course if desired. To start we chose a variety of first courses and all were delicious, but the pasta with wild mushrooms was my favorite, closely followed by the octopus, which was tender and flavorful. For my main course I decided to upgrade to the waygu beef, which was truly the best I have ever tasted and has spoilt me forever. Other options were the pork that was cooked to perfection and the salmon that was also delicious. Desserts were all out of this world, as were the creative cocktails that we enjoyed prior to the meal. Footloose Cabernet was new to me and paired well with both the pasta and beef. Overall it was a fabulous experience and I can’t wait to try it again the next time we are in LA.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

71Above is one of the best restaurants which I have visited. The ambient is comfortable with the right amount of energy. I had dinner there on a Saturday night. The whole team looked professional and concentrated. It was obvious that the chef tried to be...creative. Unfortunately, the food still lacked a WOW factor. I was going to give them only 4 stars because the food was just above average. The manager Gabriel Delgado was very friendly. Our server Brian was very attentive. I gave the 5th star to the staffs.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 6 July 2021

The host was amazing when we entered and left but found she was the only friendly person. The food was okay but nothing better than a high end chain. The firework package for 125.00 each is not worth it. The waiter just went through the...motions like a robot. We had to wait at the bar area for a while even though we had reservations. We through this place would really be all that but it was a let down.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 25 May 2021

I thought we were largely going (and paying) for the views, but the food was just as impressive. We only knew we were at the right place by the street address and building height, as the entry was unassuming. The restaurant requires two elevator rides,...and you’re instantly transported when the doors open. Go before sunset--we enjoyed cocktails (with really kind and funny waitstaff) and sunset views in the bustling club-like bar area while waiting for our window seating (the wait was just long enough to finish our drinks). The walk to our table (it’s a full-circle restaurant) delivered remarkable views from every vantage point. Once seated, it felt like we were the only ones in the place—we weren’t aware of any other diners, and it felt like the staff was catering only to us. They were super attentive and friendly but not the slightest bit intrusive or overbearing. Really knowledgeable about the sights, food and wine (highly recommend the wine pairing—delicious and informative and really heightened the meal experience). All the food was exquisite, from the complimentary amuse bouche (they brought us a second round between courses, as we mentioned how much we’d enjoyed it!) to the decadent desserts (we had two *plus* the cheese tray—couldn’t resist!). Notably, the grilled octopus was impossibly tender and caramelized, and the wagyu short ribs couldn’t have been more flavorful or more perfectly cooked. The chilled Meyer lemon dessert and fluffy Madagascar chocolate dessert were both incredible. Even the bread service was yummy! A worthy splurge for sure.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 18 May 2021

spent 200 dollars on 3 course meal and didnt even get full i had to go to mcdonalds after. the fire alarm went off for about 10 minutes and it was just horrible service I persoanlly think you should not have dinner here unless you...only go for the viewMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2020

But the food is also good. Liked the Cacio e Pepe. The cheeses were especially good - all domestic artisanal. Wait staff hustled.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

We waited far too long for someone to come to our chefs table. Food was at best, just okay. We paid alot of money for the 4 of us and 3 of the dishes were vegetables and the last was a piece of chicken that...was beyond salty. The desserts were also less then impressive. The plating was boring and lacked imagination. We sent back all of our dishes barely eaten or half eaten. At the end, I feel the waitress sensed our dissatisfaction and asked if we were ok. We explained our issues. She left to get our bill. We waited so long we actually got up to find someone, also I should mention we were the 8:45 seating and the kitchen was been cleaned as we still were at our table including dimming the lights. We did not feel welcomed. She finally returned to say “we tried to figure out what to do to make this better but couldn’t come up with anything so we just hope you’ll come back”. Wow. That’s customer service? I will not return and I would not recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020

Enjoyed a business luncheon window-side on a clear day with a nice view. As the restaurant's name indicates it's located on the 71st floor. You access the restaurant by taking an elevator to the 54th floor then switch to another elevator up to 71. The...restaurant is nicely decorated and very elegant. They do have a bar area which I've visited on a separate occasion. I'd suggest going to enjoy the sunset where you can actually see the coast from downtown. For lunch and dinner they only offer a fixed menu. Lunch was 2 courses but they offer 5 or 6 selections per course. I was very pleased with the variety. I had previously avoided coming here for dinner because I didn't like the idea of the fixed menu but I've since reconsidered. For lunch I ordered the burrata salad and the pork loin medallions. Both were very well prepared and I thoroughly enjoyed both. Several others ordered the flat iron steak and the temperature was inconsistent. We also indulged in a tasty dessert to top off the meal. Service was attentive and personable.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

My friend made reservations months ahead of time, yet we still waited an hour for our table. She had requested for a table by the window but we never got that. I understand that there are no guarantees but it kinda lowers your expectations from...a place you paid top dollar. So all I can say - excellent view, other than that - ehhhh...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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I think they book you on the basis of 3 people at 70 dollar for the base menu of 2 starters plus main course. On age, no idea, best to check with them. Worth a trip for the view and the general restaurant experience.
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71Above Restaurant and Skylounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4