From corporate lunches to private receptions, Encounter Restaurant's dramatic space-age vision combines with award-winning cuisine and service to make your next event a truly memorable one. For private events from twenty to two hundred, make your next gathering an encounter no one will forget.
The Encounter is the place to see and be seen. The A-list of celebrities that have visited the Encounter is extensive, and includes: Alec Baldwin, Halle Berry, Nicholas Cage, Coolio, Oscar De La Hoya, Minnie Driver, Cuba Gooding, Jr., A.C. Green, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dustin Hoffman, Billy Joel, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Shaquille O'Neal, Sean Penn, Kelly Preston, Jason Priestly,Richard Riordan, Fred Savage, Stevel Segal, Mira Sorvino, Sharon Stone, Quentin Tarrantino, John Travolta, Mario Van Peebles, Sigourney Weaver and many more!
Some private events held at the Encounter have been: John Travolta's 43rd Birthday Party, Harrison Ford's "Air Force One" Wrap Party, L.A. Police Department Chief Bernard Parks' Celebration, Shaquille O'Neal's "This Is The Way It's Going Down" Video Shoot, Virgin Atlantic & New Line Cinema's "Austin Powers" Premiere Party, Diane Keaton and Columbia Pictures' "Hanging Up" Wrap Party, Yuri's Night '04 - World Space Party.
AWARD WINNING FLOAT “MAKING CONNECTIONS” IN THE 2013 PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE FEATURED THE ENCOUNTER RESTAURANT IN THE LANDMARK THEME BUILDING IN LAX
On January 1, 2013, more than 7,000 fragrant roses and nearly 5,000 carnations adorned a float created by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism) and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). The float won the Mayor’s Award and replicated the $ 1.5-billion New Tom Bradley International Terminal opening in 2013, the Sister City Street Sign, Encounter Restaurant in the landmark Theme Building, four of the LAX Pylons, Palm Trees and the LAX sign. A bright yellow and orange trimmed Boeing 767 jet soared almost 17 ft. high between the New Bradley Terminal and the landmark Theme Building.
Entitled, “Making Connections,” the floral extravaganza was based on the tournament’s Dr. Seuss theme, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and was viewed by more than 130 million people in 220 countries and territories. Designed by Pasadena-based Phoenix Decorating Company, the float was the 115th consecutive annual entry for the City of Los Angeles, making the City the longest running parade float participant. No taxpayer funds were used for the float.
Information from December 26, 2012 News Release…L.A. Tourism/Susan Lomax and LAWA/Nancy Suey Castles
Spring is in the air, and where better to fan the romantic flame than at the award-winning Encounter Restaurant. Enjoy cocktails and delicious cuisine in a spectacular setting, while gazing out over airliners departing for exotic destinations, and planning future getaways.
So come to LAX and experience the
food, the view, the service (and, yes, the romance!); you'll be suprised
how convenient it is, with our private parking lot and valet service.
For information and reservations: call 310-215-5151, or use our easy online
If you or your organization is interested in planning a special event or private party at the Encounter, we will assist you with all the details that will make your event exciting and memorable.
The Encounter is large enough to accommodate 165 dining guests and an additional 55 persons in the bar area (an all "stand-up" event may accomodate more). Fully-staffed private events including music and dancing are regularly held at the Encounter. So don't miss out on the opportunity to hold an event that your guests will talk about for years to come!
To make a reservation at the Encounter Restaurant (at Los Angeles International Airport) call: 310-215-5151