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Encounter Restaurant

209 World Way
Theme Bldg., Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles, CA, 90045, United States
TEL: (310) 215-5151

Standing 70 feet high, this restaurant and bar overlooks the runways at LAX, making it a destination spot for taking in 360-degreee views. Encounter Restaurant serves classic and modern martinis in a circular space with brightly hued lava lamps and a crater-shaped bar. The bar's libations are the primary draw, including siganture cocktails like The Black Hole made with Absolut vodka and a splash of Chambord, but there's also a food menu of bistro fare. Popular selections include pepper-crusted New York steak, fried calamari, and tuna tartare. 

Insider Tip:

Be prepared for the elevator ride up to the restaurant, which includes futuristic music and glowing lights on the ceiling.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Parking Available
  • Private Room Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Cuisine Type:: American Nouveau


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