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71Above In Downtown Los Angeles Receives AAA’s Four Diamond Rating

Just 2.1 Percent Of The 32,000 AAA Inspected & Approved Restaurants Receive This Rating


Editor’s Note: Restaurant b-roll:

71Above, serving high-end modern American cuisine, has received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond designation.  This is the first time 71Above has attained this prestigious rating.  71Above is unique in that it is the highest restaurant west of the Mississippi.

71Above, open for just three years, is part of a select group of establishments within North America.  Currently, just 656 restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean hold the AAA Four Diamond rating. That’s just two percent of nearly 32,000 restaurants inspected by AAA annually.

From 1,000 ft. above ground level, 71Above has unparalleled 360-degree views spanning across Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean from the top of the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles.  The restaurant’s dining room that can seat 150 guests as well as 80 guests in the lounge is surrounded by 200 windows, while the semi-private Chef’s Table offers customized five-course meals in front of the open kitchen. The lines of the restaurant’s “Edge Table” windows directly overlook Santa Monica, West Hollywood and West Los Angeles.  The restaurant’s bar, SkyLounge, boasts similar breath-taking views. 71Above is located at 633 W. 5th St., 71st Floor, Los Angeles.  

“We are honored to be recognized as a AAA Four Diamond restaurant,” said Alex Hasbany, general manager of 71Above.  “At 71Above, we are committed to exceeding guest expectations and providing a premier dining experience. This rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our staff.”

Restaurants at this diamond rating offer a distinctive fine-dining experience and attentive service, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Approved Accommodations Supervisor Patricia Marenco.  Menu offerings are distinguished by highly-creative chefs using top-quality ingredients and upscale ambience.

“The Auto Club is pleased to recognize 71Above as a AAA Four Diamond restaurant,” said Marenco. “To uphold the exceptional standards required to attain this rating is an outstanding achievement.  AAA Four Diamond restaurants go above and beyond, delivering memorable dining experiences.”



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