With the new opening of the Skyspace and the US tower bank in Downtown LA - I decided to try 71Above. It is a 360 panoramic view of Downtown LA. If you sit at the dining table, you will HAVE to get the three course meal. It is $70 per person. If you want to sit at the bar, they have smaller plates and you won't need to order a course menu.
If you want to get a window seat (which is a bit hard to do) you will need to pay a deposit depending on the table. The deposit rages from $200-$600 depending on the size of the party. This deposit goes to your check at the end. If there are any additional changes that go over the deposit, you will just pay it. I thought it was a bit pricey for a reservation of two people at a window seat to be around $210 - including tip. So I decided to just get the $70 course menu. The food was great, but I will have to say it was a bit pricey for not being able to sit at the window seat. I still got a great view of Downtown LA, but didn't get to fully enjoy it.
From the menu, I got the RADICHHIO - lemon, caper, parmesan, chervil, anchovy, and garlic breadcrumbs. It was really good, but was a bit bitter for me towards the end.
Second, Steak tartare - farm yolk, mustard, truffle, chives, and crostini. The steak tartar was amazing. They give you three additional sauces on the side that you could spread on your bread.
Main, Spring lamb - loin, crepinette, ramp pansies, lava, plum, picked mustard. The lamb was delicious. On the side, you can the flowers covering the baked sweet potato. It went very well with the lamb!
There is a dress code here