On Level 8, the options include South American grill Qué Bárbaro, Japanese cuisine at Maison Kasai and Lucky Mizu, and Sinners y Santos, a cathedral-inspired nightclub. With poolside carousel bar Golden Hour, alfresco Champagne and raw bar Mother of Pearl, and The Brown Sheep Taqueria on the terrace, you’ll never run out of views or vibes. And since we’re in La La Land, it’s always showtime, with live music, acrobats, and surprise performances.
Curated by The Houston Brothers, featuring cuisine by Chef's Richard Archuleta, Ray Garcia, Joshua Gil, and Hisae Stuck.
An urban oasis eight stories above Downtown LA, the hotel’s Miami-meets-Copacabana pool deck features private cabanas, swing seats, a fire pit, convertible lounge chairs, and Rio-style patterned tiles surrounding two swimming pools. The focal point of the deck is Golden Hour, a striking poolside carousel bar whose rotating top is strung with lights and hanging chandeliers like a Carnival float. From one side of the pool deck, a long bar faces into Qué Bárbaro, the South American grill, through large glass windows that flip open to create an indoor/outdoor dining venue. The large pool is suitable for swimming, while the shallow wading pool serves as a venue for live performances — such as a fire-breathing act or an underwater contortionist. Whether alone or in combination with Qué Bárbaro, the pool deck and Golden Hour are the setting for spectacular parties and events, day or night.
A sophisticated piano bar and jazz lounge with a theatrical spin, Mr. Wanderlust consists of two rooms: a lounge-like anteroom with a fireplace, high bookshelves, and idiosyncratic mementos and photographs decorating the walls, and a larger bar area with a main stage where performances take place. Serpentine booths upholstered in patterned fabrics encircle the space, and intricate oak detailing on the walls and richly patterned graphic wall coverings express the theme of a well-traveled gentleman. Mr. Wanderlust is an intriguing and entertaining venue for cocktail parties, intimate performances, and unique events.
An interactive dining experience from Michelin-starred chef Joshua Gil, Maison Kasai is an elevated teppanyaki restaurant that combines French and Japanese techniques with culinary virtuosity and a touch of performance art. Chefs prepare each course to order on large iron grills, cooking blini to serve with caviar, searing lobster with Normandy butter and vin jaune from France, preparing A5 Wagyu sukiyaki-style, and finishing elegant sauces — as you watch. Created exclusively for Level 8 by Gil, whose Beverly Hills restaurant Mírame has received widespread critical acclaim, Maison Kasai is a gastronomic experience and theatrical event in one. Maison Kasai offers two private dining rooms that can be combined. The restaurant is also available for a full buyout.
Experience Japanese culinary tradition at Lucky Mizu, a restaurant that feels like dining in a music box. Beneath a 40-foot Earth Harp that envelops the space in sound, guests will indulge in a selection of sushi and sashimi and explore the art of cooking with water - featuring shabu-shabu (boil) and seiro-mushi (steam), featuring the world’s finest meats, seafood, and fresh produce, all beautifully presented.
A meal at Lucky Mizu starts with an array of “zensai” snacks and raw dishes, followed by sushi and the diner’s choice of a seiro mushi or shabu shabu set entrée, featuring Japanese A5 wagyu, Kurobuta pork, seasonal seafood, or organic farmers market vegetables.
The ethereal space is lined with cherry blossoms, good luck charms, and butterfly infinity mirrors. When performers play the Earth Harp and drums at the center of the room, the entire restaurant turns into an enormous, immersive musical instrument.
Discover the diversity of South American cuisine through the tradition of live fire cooking, all prepared with a side of dazzling showmanship. Over an open wood flame, Esquire Chef of the Year Ray Garcia and his team cook a regularly changing menu featuring fine cuts of meats, fresh seafood, and creative vegetarian dishes, all kissed with smoke and infused with bold, refined flavors. Above the grill, which also serves as the bar, rotating risers holding liquor bottles move on command, adding spectacle to an already theatrical space. The restaurant, which comprises a seductive, tropical-hued dining room as well as poolside dining, is available for a full buyout and can be combined with the pool deck and rotating poolside carousel bar Golden Hour for an epic indoor/outdoor event.
Host a memorable outdoor event or reception at The Brown Sheep Taqueria, a classic taco truck with a modern twist anchoring a bright, bold, and festive outdoor terrace on the 8th floor. Festooned with Talavera tiles, wood-and-leather Equipale chairs, wrought iron furniture, and other Mexican design elements, the space includes a DJ booth fashioned from the front end of a vintage sports car. Enjoy freshly prepared, “authentically inauthentic” tacos created by chef Ray Garcia — named Esquire Chef of the Year — as well as other Mexican specialties and cocktails, all served from a vintage taco truck.
The Brown Sheep Taqueria is available for full buyout alone or in conjunction with Mother of Pearl and/or Sinners y Santos.
Through an archway garlanded in brilliant marigolds, Mother of Pearl is an alfresco Champagne and raw bar on the 8th-floor terrace with a festive atmosphere. Designed as a Spanish Colonial gazebo, the round bar serves up raw bar specialties and creative dishes designed by Michelin-starred chef Joshua Gil and inspired by fruits and vegetables hand-picked from LA's famous farmers markets as well as sustainably sourced seafood. Flexible, flower-bedecked booths allow tables to be grouped together or individually, and cocktail tables topped in marble and intricately filigreed mosaics are nestled around the bar for comfortable lounging. Wrought iron furniture and Talavera tiles lining the bar contribute to the sophisticated garden-like setting.
Mother of Pearl is available for full buyout alone or in conjunction with The Brown Sheep Taqueria and/or Sinners y Santos.
As revelers step into the realm of Sinners y Santos, they encounter a mesmerizing journey that begins with a “confessional booth,” an enigmatic gateway where secrets are unveiled and souls are laid bare. Here, a moment of profound reflection awaits, as those who enter must confess their sins to unlock the world beyond. A nightclub that promises an evening of delightful intrigue, Sinners y Santos celebrates the legendary El Santo, the revered Mexicanluchadorand folk hero. While savoring specialty agave cocktails served in ornate chalices, clubbers are mesmerized by surprise performances that pay tribute to El Santo’s extraordinary career during the 1950s and 60s.
Imagined as a repurposed 19th-century cathedral, the club beckons visitors into an awe-inspiring setting, reminiscent of a reimagined ancient cathedral. The venue showcases walls adorned in Venetian plaster, revealing patches of original brick beneath, alongside wrought iron chandeliers and distressed oak millwork. Dripping prayer candles surround the stained-glass bar whilst a cleverly disguised DJ booth, fashioned as a pipe organ, hides within arched, barrel-vaulted ceilings.