Los Angeles is a city of many wonders with one of the main being its incredible foodie scene – diverse and vibrant restaurants ranging from hole-in-the-wall gems to luxurious Michelin dining line the streets of each neighborhood. While the hustle and bustle of the city may lead many to believe that outdoor dining is off the table, rest assured that there are some amazing restaurants we love that offer both a fabulous outdoor ambiance and of course, delicious food!
1. Bacari W. 3rd
Address: 8030 W 3rd St #3/4, Los Angeles, CA 90048
With beautiful lighting and a treehouse style feel, Bacari W. 3rd is a must for outdoor dining. Surrounded by greenery, the picturesque patio allows for a relaxed and romantic atmosphere while serving up delicious Mediterranean inspired gastro-pub fare and inventive cocktails. P.S. Make sure you check out their Happy Hour, Bottomless Brunch, and 90-Minute Open Bar!
2. The Little Door
Address: 8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Fancy a no flight trip to Paris? Consider making a reservation at The Little Door, a Parisian-style brasserie offering the best in French cuisine. Set within an intimate patio surrounded by candlelight, the outdoor space truly makes it feel as if you have been transported to Paris for the night accompanied by mouth watering dishes, such as the standout Portugese Piri-Piri Shrimp appetizer and the elegant Couscous “Royale” main.
The LA Girl Tip: Treat yourself to their luxurious caviar service and a glass of bubbly for the ultimate Parisienne night out!
3. La Bohème
Address: 8400 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Buzzing, brilliant, and beautiful – just three of the many words that come to mind when thinking of La Bohème, a farm-to-table focused restaurant in West Hollywood. An expansive outdoor space featuring a dramatic fireplace and gorgeous greenery creates the perfect ambiance for a night out or for a weekend brunch. With a plethora of options for those with dietary restrictions such as vegan and gluten-free, we are certain that this gem will become an instant favorite!
4. Le Great Outdoor
Address: 12229 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Look out LA, there’s a new restaurant in town! Le Great Outdoor is a newly opened outdoor only restaurant aiming to provide customers with fresh farm-to-table Mediterranean French inspired cooking (all made over an open fire!) within an intimate and beautiful setting. The head of the restaurant, Chef Rudy, opened Le Great Outdoor with the intention of creating a shared space bound over fresh and simple cuisine. Highlights include their mouth-watering whole Grilled Corn with cotija cheese and lime, Moroccan Lamb with coriander and cumin, and the Grilled Hanger Steak with chimichurri!
5. Papille Gustative
Address: 2823 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
It seems like farm-to-table cuisine is in, and we aren’t complaining! Papille Gustative is an incredible gem located in Santa Monica with a beautiful and relaxing outdoor atmosphere that adds to its unique charm. It is the perfect sharing restaurant with inventive artisan boards such as the Farmer’s Charcuterie Board and the Fish Board and delicious handmade pasta dishes. Don’t miss out on their Wednesday Jazz Nights from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM featuring an in-house band on their patio space, as well as Half Price Bottle Thursdays where all wine bottles are half off.
The LA Girl’s Pick: Dirty Potatoes and the Mafaldine with Santa Barbara Seared Scallops!
Address: 6516 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Explore the flavors of the Yucatan Peninsula set in a tropical outdoor oasis at Ka’Teen! Named as one of LA’s Best New Restaurants, Ka’Teen takes diners on a culinary journey by blending regional California and Mexican cuisine. Perfect for Instagram photos, delicious tacos, and more, this restaurant is bound to impress with its ethereal ambiance and immaculate vibes.
Address: 945 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Foodie and outdoor dining fanatics flock to Ysabel where a lively vibrant outdoor space accompanied by mouthwatering contemporary fare creates for the ultimate night out. With delicate twinkling lights wrapped around trees and a plethora of cozy heaters, it will be hard to leave after you pay your bill. All of the items on the menu are a homerun packed with freshness and flavor, so be sure to bring your appetite with you!
The LA Girl’s Pick: Handcut Rigatoni, Brussel Sprouts, and the Spicy Tuna Tartare!
8. Perch LA
Address: 448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
With an outdoor dining area set atop the 15th floor, you will feel as if you are floating along the Los Angeles skyline at Perch LA! Get ready for the grand views of the city to take your breath away as you dine in the glamorous romantic patio, dining on delicate and delicious French small plates such as the Baked Brie and sipping on handmade inventive cocktails like the Sunset Spritz. Make sure not to miss out on their weekend brunch as well, featuring live music from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM!
The LA Girl’s Tip: Head to the rooftop for pre/post dinner drinks and an even crazier view!
9. Laurel Hardware
Address: 7984 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Considered as the sister restaurant to Ysabel, Laurel Hardware is a hip farm-to-table restaurant set within a former hardware store. The expansive outdoor patio blends seamlessly with the indoor featuring comfy cozy chairs, delicate table settings, and beautiful greenery. There is huge range and diversity in menu choices with dishes such as the Glazed Pork Ribs and the fresh handmade pasta!
10. Marco Polo at Silver Lake Pool and Inn
Address: 4141 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
The childhood pool game comes to life (in a way) at Marco Polo, an outdoor only Italian trattoria set within the retro refreshed Silver Lake Pool and Inn! This small and intimate restaurant is an absolute must with consistently fresh and delicious food accompanied by a relaxed and serene ambiance. A brand new menu was just launched by the culinary team featuring dishes like the Tuna Stuffed Peppers and the Lasagna Via Modena, so be sure to make a reservation in advance.
The LA Girl’s Pick: House Spritz, Paccheri Alla Vodka, and the Olive Oil Cake!
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