Food & Bars

There’s A Restaurant Perched On The 71st Floor Of The Tallest DTLA Skyscraper • 71 Above

By Malia Wooten

The sweeping views of the city are unbeatable!

If you’ve ever wondered what it felt like to sip champagne 950 feet up in the air, the U.S. Bank Tower in DTLA may just be the closest thing our city has to offer. There’s a sky-high restaurant perched 71 floors above the ground which explains its to-the-point name, 71 Above.

Not only does 71 Above offer seamless views that wrap around the dining room, guests can pretty much capture the essence of the city’s skyline – from the mountains to the sea – from almost every seat in the house. The bar-lounge setup invites diners to sit back and relax while also creating an environment perfect for everything ranging from that highly anticipated first date to a celebratory after-work drink with your team. Surely with stunning views that set the bar pretty high (no pun intended), the food and cocktail menu are meant to be just as memorable.

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The restaurant serves a prix fixe menu, so depending on the time of day, guests can choose from an ample amount of options for lunch (2 courses) or dinner (three courses.) Entrees like the champagne poached oyster made with Santa Barbara uni, Kaluga caviar, and béarnaise, as well as the Flannery New York Strip made with miso, sweet garlic purée, onion jus, smoked soy, peanuts might be just at breathtaking as the scenery. If a la carte is more your style, feel free to sit at the bar where you can order from a curated menu.

Speaking of the bar, 71 Above’s cocktail menu is a tasteful nod of the surrounding Los Angeles cities. Hollywood consists of jalapeño grey goose vodka, Lillet Blanc, grapefruit cordial, and lime while the Echo Park is made up of la caravedo pisco, el silencio mezcal, chareau aloe, cinnamon, and lime.

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It’s recommended that you try and book your reservations as far as in advance as possible to assure the spot that you want. If you make your reservations online, you’re able to choose the area that you want to be seated in but you can call to make a reservation as well. It probably wouldn’t hurt to also bring a pack of gum so that your ears don’t pop on the elevator ride up!

Book your reservation to 71

Location: 633 W 5th St 71st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071. See it on Google maps.
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 11:30a to 11p, Fridays from 11:30a to 12a, Saturdays from 5p to 12a, and Sundays from 5p to 10p.

Also published on Medium.