Where to find Los Angeles’s best outdoor dining
Los Angeles has mastered the year-round outdoor patio game with exemplary renditions of waterside seating, nature-filled decks, and charming courtyards. Sunsets, ocean breezes, and umbrellas abound for LA’s warm days and cooler nights.
A desert-like patio brightened with twinkly lights draws diners to an award-winning Middle Eastern spot downtown. At a Mexican restaurant in Santa Monica, a breezy beachside space was made for margaritas and carne asada. Breathtaking valley vistas from a swanky Burbank steakhouse make it one of LA’s most romantic perches.
The City of Angels doesn’t lack superb places for an alfresco meal, but some rise above the rest. Here are LA’s 15 best restaurants for dining outside.