Embrace the warmer weather on a gorgeous L.A. patio.
Patio season is still alive and well (it’s also the only way you can dine-out with some peace of mind)! While heading to a lush rooftop towering above the bustling city is a perfect way to soak up the sun, these outdoor havens can offer a little variation to your summer in the city. From gorgeous ocean views to vivid refuges filled with plants and fairy lights, here are the best spots for al fresco dining in L.A. right now.
1. Nobu, Malibu
Nobu is the holy grail of oceanside dining, of course, the insanely good seafood creations are worth mentioning too. You’ll spend the day gazing over the Pacific, pretending not to notice the celebrities and possibly feeling like one yourself with the top-notch service.
22706 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA
This divine concept in Venice is brought to you by the founder of The Butcher’s Daughter. It’s a little tropical paradise with backyard vibes and it serves up delicious, plant-based Mexican food and premium mezcals. It’s currently accepting walk-ins only from Wednesday to Sunday. Doors to this oasis open at 4 pm. and last call it at 9:45 p.m.
1118 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291
3. Malibu Farm Pier Cafe, Malibu
If Nobu had a more accessible cousin, with the same breathtaking Pacific Ocean views, then Malibu Farm would be it. Coastal meets the countryside at the eatery located at the end of the Malibu pier. With healthy and wholesome meals all made from organic produce that’s sourced from local markets or farmers. While founder and chef Helene Henderson started out by hosting dinners cooked with items from her own Malibu Farm, the demand at her two restaurants can’t quite keep up with that. But, if you’re lucky, the occasional egg, fig, pomegranate, apricots, or fresh herbs arranged on your plate might just be from her very own farm.
23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
4. Ballast Point Brewing, Long Beach
Nothing pairs better with a beautiful brew than a beautiful beach. Add some decent American fare, like pork belly and sweet potatoes fries or Ballast Point Wings. This lovely deck overlooking Alamitos Bay is the perfect spot to sip away on hot summer days.
110 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA
5. Momed, Atwater Village
You’ll be instantly drooling over the colorful Mediterranean plates with a modern twist. From the Shakshuka to the parcels of flavor on offer like the Duck Borek from our dinner menu, with Black Mission fig, oven-dried tomatoes, cilantro, pickled onions and garlic aioli.
3245 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039
6. A.O.C., West Hollywood
This stunning little oasis centers everything around the curated bottles of wine. The market-driven plates are paired perfectly with the indulgent wine list and it’s hard to imagine why more restaurants aren’t following this genius concept.
8700 west 3rd street Los Angeles, CA
7. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Hollywood
This the world-renowned Neapolitan pizzeria is a little slice of Italy with a huge open fire at the center of the patio, draped in fairy lights and it’s what keeps the city coming back for more. Intoxicating smells of pizzas in the wood-fired oven will probably help you find space for more of this inspiring menu.
1534 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028
8. The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills
It’s easy to feel like you’re on a vacation at this lush paradise filled with old-school Hollywood charm. Here you’ll find anything from eggs Benedict to burgers and pancakes, but none of them will disappoint. Being surrounded by palm trees, flowers and Polo-inspired touches will take you on a trip back in time.
The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills
9. Plant Food + Wine, Venice
The newly renovated setting filled with beautiful greenery reflects it’s plant-based offerings. With its delicious cheese platters and raclette starter, all sorts of vivid garnishes that add texture and flavor, it’s an enchanting wonderland that even non-vegans will enjoy.
1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
10. Spago, Beverly Hills
The Beverly Hills fine-dining establishment draws celebs any day of the week. Its current setup utilizes Canon Drive so you can enjoy socially distanced dining in front of the @tomokazumatsuyama mural.
176 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills
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11. High Tide, Arts District/Little Tokyo [CLOSED]
This lush pink paradise is the best place to escape the heat by diving into a giant frosé. Brunch on scrambled eggs and lobster or vegan smashed avocado on toast or allow the fresh, shucked oysters to transport you to the ocean while waves of craft beer (made on-site) wash it all down. Not only can you bring your furry best friend along but you’ll be mesmerized by the (socially distanced) glass-blowers crafting things of beauty, the live music and a curated gallery of art to create the full summer vibe.
605 East 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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