EXQUISITE! This place is simply fantastic on all accounts. I admit I haven’t done the full dinner¬† yet but I’ve done the lounge several times with friends and it’s been a home run every time. Located on the 24th floor of the downtown Ritz Carlton it provides a fantastic few of the skyline especially at nightfall. The vibe has always been just perfect. One of the things I like about it is up to this point there hasn’t been a packed house. It’s really a getaway.

The menu is superb, though it’s primarily¬† Chinese cuisine there’s a little something for everyone and the lounge menu is as good as anyone’s dinner menu. So far my favorite dishes are the Chinese BBQ Spare Ribs, Crispy Shrimp & Crab and the Spicy and Crispy Chicken Wings. Once you see the menu you’ll see I have a long way to go on either menu. I will be trying what they call the “Angry Lobster” which is pictured below. They have a great bar with several signature drinks as well as some traditional but not every day mixes.

WP24 is on Olympic at the 110 frwy so there’s plenty of parking lots and a parking garage servicing the entire Staples Center/LA Live complex but do yourself a favor and valet for just $10 at the attached JW Marriott and keep it simple because there’s not much difference in price depending on when you go.

The lounge is open Tues-Sat until midnight and the dining room is open until 10pm.

For more on WP24 see the website.

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