The Best Outdoor Dining Options in Los Angeles

Spring has arrived in Los Angeles and with it comes another season of fabulous outdoor dining. Yes, I know it’s almost always outdoor dining weather in Los Angeles, but with the recent daylight savings time change and the gradual increase in temperatures, now seemed a good time to share some of my favorite al fresco restaurants in town with the best patio gardens, terraces, decks, breezes, and views.


A-Frame, Culver City – Hawaiian soul food with a Los Angeles outlook, this restaurant’s patio dining is done communal table style, so don’t be afraid to say hello to your neighbor.

The Alcove, Los Feliz – Hipsters pack the patio of this cozy counter-serve bungalow famed for American eats & craft drinks.

A.O.C., Third Street – This eye-catching eatery’s courtyard furnishes premium Californian-French small plates & fine wines.

Baltaire, Brentwood – A contemporary restaurant with classic genes, Baltaire is the best Los Angeles Steakhouse where you can enjoy lunch in the sun and dinner under the stars.

Café Gratitude, Larchmont Village – You are amazing. Café Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic plant-based restaurants specializing in gourmet cuisines.

Cliff’s Edge, Silver Lake – Like a magical enchanted forest, the gorgeous, romantic rambling patio with masses of foliage makes this Californian eatery a popular dining destination.


Commissary, Koreatown – Set in a greenhouse, this vegetable-centric spot in the Line Hotel offers Pan-Asian fare all day.

Connie and Ted’s, West Hollywood – New England seafood classics & raw-bar options in sleek wood-accented quarters with an open kitchen.

E.P. & L.P., West Hollywood – Stylish spot for rooftop drinks & Southeast Asian fare with a full indoor dining room below.

Eveleigh, Sunset Strip –Eveleigh is a neighborhood restaurant and bar, where friends and family gather on sunset. They embrace a seasonal, local-farm & market driven menu.

Everson Royce Bar, Downtown – Polished cocktail spot with a backlit bar, banquette seating & bar bites from burgers to bao buns.


Gjusta, Venice – Artisanal bakery in a sprawling, warehouselike space offers up special breads baked on-site.

Golden Road Brewing, Downtown – Funky, industrial venue serving globally inspired pub food paired with house beers & jukebox tunes.

Gracias Madre, West Hollywood – Vegan and organic Mexican fare, plus a big tequila & drink menu, in a chic outdoor space.

Ivory on Sunset, West Hollywood- This Mondrian Hotel scene offers inventive seasonal small plates, chic outdoor lounge & city views.

Leona, Venice – Upscale Californian cuisine with a seasonal focus served in sleek, airy digs with plenty of outdoor seating.


The Little Door, West Hollywood – Parisian-style brasserie boasts seasonal French fare, pastries & fine wines, plus artisanal goods.

Little Beast, Eagle Rock – Quaint vintage 1911 Craftsman bungalow with a patio offers seasonal New American cooking, plus craft beer & wine.

Little Next Door, Third Street – Visit Little Next Door to experience a quaint French café in West Hollywood. Little Next Door serves seasonal brunch, lunch and dinner.


Malibu Farm Pier Cafe, Malibu – Breakfast-&-lunch spot offering locally sourced American cuisine & pierside Pacific views.

Maradentro, Studio City – Stylish eatery serving Mexican-inspired seafood dishes, mezcal cocktails & a variety of tequilas.

Maré, Melrose – An intimate patio-only eatery featuring European-inspired seafood amid plants & candlelight.

Nobu, Malibu – Iron Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Japanese delicacies, plus California fare, in a modern, beachfront space.


Plant Food and Wine, Venice – Sleek, minimalist eatery for upscale vegan fare & organic wine with expansive patio seating.

Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills – Set in a hip hotel, this art deco eatery offers refined Californian cuisine & a Sunday jazz brunch.

Ray’s & Stark Bar, Mid-Wilshire – Mediterranean fine dining & handcrafted drinks with a modern outdoor patio on LACMA’s premises.

Redbird, Downtown – Innovative New American dishes are paired with creative cocktails & a snazzy, historic setting.


The Rose Café, Venice – Boho-chic all-day eatery with two spacious patios, a bar & bakery, drawing locals for rustic Californian fare.

Spago, Beverly Hills – Celeb chef Wolfgang Puck’s Beverly Hills classic: a buzzy, sleek bistro offers creative, locally sourced Californian cuisine.

Spartina, Melrose – Rustic Italian fare served in chic, modern room featuring a big patio, a bar and an open kitchen.

Terrine, Mid-Wilshire – Terrine is a lively California Brasserie by Chef Kris Morningstar. They serve rustic food inspired by the french classics, cooked with California flair.


Viviane, Beverly Hills – With Chef Michael Hung at the helm, Viviane is an elegant restaurant serving Continental cuisine in the iconic Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Winsome, Echo Park –

Zinc Café & Market, Downtown – The Cafe provides a complete and extensive breakfast, lunch and drink menu of foods that are prepared with care and quality.

Happy al fresco dining!

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