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23 Breathtaking Outdoor Patios for Al Fresco Dining in Los Angeles

With June gloom behind us, it’s finally patio season in LA. So whether you’re craving a sun-kissed lunch under the glowy sunshine, or a sweet breeze through a romantic patio dinner, we’ve curated a list of 23 of the finest patios for al fresco dining in Los Angeles.

Ardor (West Hollywood)

Nestled in a green oasis, Ardor transports guests from the hustle and bustle of Sunset Boulevard to a luxe plant-filled escape. Enjoy Chef John Fraser’s vegetable-forward menu al fresco on the terrace at Ardor beneath the lush greenery. Celebrating the abundance of local produce in California, the restaurant features dishes made with ingredients sourced from nearby farmer’s markets. $26+; Mondays – Tuesdays, 7 – 11:00 am, Wednesday – Sundays, 7:00 am – 2:30 pm and 6 – 10:30 pm; The West Hollywood EDITION – 9040 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.310.1572

An image of Ardor's lush outdoor patio.
Nestled in a green oasis, Ardor transports guests from the hustle and bustle of Sunset Boulevard to a luxe plant-filled escape.

AYA (Beverly Hills)

Located on the back patio of the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, lies AYA. The sexy and enchanting immersive dining and lounge destination draws kindred spirits together to savor seasonal and authentic Mediterranean delicacies, expertly crafted cocktails, captivating live performances, and a fusion of rhythmic beats from diverse corners of the globe. Welcome to paradise. Various prices; Fridays – Saturdays, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am; Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills – 8555 Beverly Blvd #90048, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Bacari (Sherman Oaks)

Bringing Mediterranean-style dishes to the exciting Ventura strip, Bacari Sherman Oaks is the must-visit spot for diners looking to enjoy a tasty meal outdoors. Boasting two separate buildings with a European café vibe, guests can enjoy dinner or brunch in a luscious landscape courtyard patio with a curated menu by Israeli-born Executive Chef-Partner Lior Hillel. Bacari Sherman Oaks features signature dishes as well as new offerings like Taramasalata ($12), Papas Bravas ($11),  Lamb Hummus ($12), and a line of new summer mocktails. $11+; Mondays – Wednesdays, 5 – 11:00 pm, Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Fridays, 4:00 pm – 12:00 am, Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 am and Sundays, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm; 14106 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 213.318.0132

AN image of Bacari's outdoor patio.
Bringing Mediterranean-style dishes to the exciting Ventura strip, Bacari Sherman Oaks is the must-visit spot for diners looking to enjoy a tasty meal outdoors. Photo Credit: Jakob Layman

Benny Boy Brewing (Lincoln Heights)

Have you been to Benny Boy Brewing? Located in the charming Lincoln Heights, just minutes away from Downtown LA, you’ll find LA’s pioneering brewery and cidery, proudly housing the city’s only Tank Bar. They also have one of the best patios in Los Angeles. Their ‘Backyard’ is an inviting haven where you can savor delectable cookouts, revel in the company of friends, and unwind after a long day with a refreshing drink. This unique destination brings together a brewery, cidery, and a charming backyard beer garden, offering a one-of-a-kind experience. Various prices; Tuesdays – Thursdays, 4 – 10:00 pm, Fridays, 3:00 pm – 12:00 am, Saturdays, 12:00 pm – 12:00 am, and Sundays, 12 – 12:00 pm; 1821 Daly St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

BOA Steakhouse (West Hollywood and Santa Monica)

BOA Steakhouse is a long-time LA favorite for a reason—they have redefined the traditional American steakhouse into a sexy and cool hot spot with unrivaled high-quality steaks. This summer, revisit the steakhouse and experience their distinguished take on al fresco dining. Whether it be at BOA’s Sunset Strip location in the heart of the city or the Santa Monica location with an ocean view, the BOA Garden seats guests in a luxurious selection of the signature BOA booths, shaded from the bustling city by a jungle of full-height hedges and lush florals. Guests can enjoy the luxury al fresco dining experience with a 21-Day Dry Aged Bone-In Ribeye ($71) along with a selection of their signature sides like the Lobster Mac N Cheese ($38). Various prices and hours at the West Hollywood and Santa Monica locations

Castaway (Burbank)

Are you looking for breathtaking views and a mouthwatering menu? Then Castaway is for you. The hilltop restaurant sits perched atop the Burbank Hills and offers one of the best patios in Los Angeles. Indulge in delights and libations as you take in the gorgeous panoramic views of the city. And don’t get me started on the menu… ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! $36+; Wednesdays – Fridays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sundays – Thursdays, 4 – 9:00 pm, Fridays – Saturdays 4 – 10:00 pm, and Saturdays – Sundays, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; 1250 E. Harvard Rd., Burbank, CA 91501; 818.848.6691

An image of two women sitting on Castaway's outdoor patio.
Hilltop restaurant Castaway, sits perched atop the Burbank Hills and offers one of the best patios in Los Angeles.

Del Frisco’s Grille (Santa Monica)

Del Frisco’s Grille outdoor patio offers locals and visitors alike an exceptional experience just steps away from the ocean and the bustling downtown Santa Monica. Overlooking the iconic Santa Monica Pier, this oceanside New American grill presents creative twists on traditional comfort fare and hand-crafted cocktails featuring bold flavors and local market-fresh ingredients, all served in a stylish, social environment. Various prices; Sundays – Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm and Thursdays – Saturdays, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; 1551 Ocean Ave Suite 105, Santa Monica, CA 90401

El Granjero Cantina (Mid-City)

El Granjero, LA’s most colorful Mexican cantina welcomes you to dine on their lively outdoor patio. Located on the plaza at the Original Farmers Market, El Granjero offers some of the best people-watching in Los Angeles. You also get access to watching events taking place at the plaza, like live music, fashion shows, pop-ups, and of course the occasional celebrity spotting. It’s perfect for enjoying an ice-cold Margarita and their signature nachos. $15+; Mondays – Sundays, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; The Original Farmers Market – 6333 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90036; 323.879.9324

Evil Twin and Hotcakes Bakes (Culver City)

Evil Twin is the newest LA favorite alongside sister concept Hotcakes Bakes and is dedicated to celebrating wine and community. This shared space offers guests a tranquil escape from the bustling city. Nestled in the cozy back patio, guests can indulge in Evil Twin’s new and simple yet high-quality menu of French-inspired tapas dining with locally sourced small bites. Opt for the luscious flavor of the Parisian Gnocchi ($22) or the premium Charcuterie ($25) to pair with an international selection of hand-picked wines. After, enjoy a sweet afternoon treat at Hotcakes Bakes to wrap up an evening complete with sweet and savory bites, rich wine, and even biweekly comedy nights. 

  • Evil Twin: $22+; Wednesdays – Sundays, 5 – 11:00 pm; 4123 S. Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066; 310.397.2324
  • Hot Cakes Bakes: Various prices; Tuesdays – Thursdays, and Sundays, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Fridays – Saturdays, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm; 4119 S. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles 90066; 310.397.2324

Gracias Madre (West Hollywood)

Situated in the heart of the city, Gracias Madre in West Hollywood is a sun-drenched oasis. Guests can immerse themselves in the urban garden full of greenery and cascading vines while lounging on some of LA’s chicest outdoor furnishings. Indulge in the savory yet refreshing flavors of a plant-based menu crafted from locally sourced, organic ingredients within the rustic and sophisticated ambiance of the Mexi-Cali fusion restaurant. For a relaxing lunch under the shade of aromatic olive trees, try the refreshing Jackfruit Lettuce Cups ($18) with the creamy crunch of the Mushroom Quesadilla ($20). The Gracias Madre patio also seamlessly transitions into a scenic evening of al fresco dining with built-in heaters and a bar area serving signature cocktails like the Purista Margarita ($17). $17+; Sundays – Thursdays, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; and Fridays – Saturdays, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.978.2170

An image of the outdoor patio at Gracias Madre.
Guests at Gracias Madre can immerse themselves in the urban garden full of greenery and cascading vines while lounging on some of LA’s chicest outdoor furnishings. Photo Credit: Jakob Layman

The Green Room (Burbank)

Inspired by the entertainment industry and studio green rooms, and hidden within the beloved Castaway Steakhouse, The Green Room is a remarkable venue that treats all guests like stars. With experiential food cocktails, VIP service, and a stunning patio space providing breathtaking views of Burbank and Los Angeles, the Green Room offers an extraordinary experience in a luxurious setting. This meticulously designed space exudes comfort and sophistication, featuring plush seating, warm lighting, and elegant décor. Sit back and relax as expert chefs and mixologists create exceptional, interactive (and highly Instagrammable!) food dishes and cocktails that will take you on a sensory journey. $23+; Thursdays – Sundays, 6 – 11:00 pm; 1250 E Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501; 818.962.4446

Katana (West Hollywood)

Katana West Hollywood offers a unique and stylish outdoor patio perched atop the bustling cityscape. Combining the distinct ambiance of dramatic candlelight and a panoramic view of the famous Sunset Strip, Katana is an essential hot spot where traditional sophistication meets the personification of energetic LA nights. Serving imaginative Japanese cuisine, guests can indulge in their selection of traditional sushi and sashimi, or anything off the robata bar like the grilled avocado and A5 Wagyu. For those looking to spend a fiery Sunday evening, Katana hosts a weekly Red Sun BBQ Garden featuring a Japanese robata-style grilling experience and new summer cocktails like the Kyoto Dragon ($19). $24+; 8439 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.650.8585

An image of the outdoor patio at Katana.
Katana West Hollywood offers a unique and stylish outdoor patio perched atop the bustling cityscape.

Ka’Teen (Hollywood)

Ka’Teen, masterfully curated by Wes Avila, transports diners to a Tulum-like oasis in the heart of Hollywood, surrounded by lush greenery. Delight in modern Mexican cuisine with a touch of heat to keep you cozy on breezy LA nights, while relishing well-shaken cocktails and savoring a delectable platter of perfectly roasted cochinita pibil. Various prices; Tommie Hollywood – 6516 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6360

La Bohème (West Hollywood)

Combine a dramatic West Hollywood setting with Mediterranean/American cuisine, and you have La Bohème. The WeHo restaurant is a favorite among couples and groups for its bottomless brunch, large fireplace, and sexy patio. $18+; Mondays – Thursdays, 5 – 10:00 pm, Fridays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Saturdays, 11:00 am – 2:00 am, and Sundays, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; 8400 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA; 323.848.2360

L’antica Pizzeria Da Michele (Hollywood)

L’antica Pizzeria Da Michele, the beloved Hollywood pizza hotspot, may boast a famous name, but it’s the inviting all-outdoor setting and the mesmerizing view of the wood-fired oven that keeps patrons returning for more. $22+; Sundays – Wednesdays, 9 – 11:00 pm, and Thursdays – Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 am; 1534 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.366.2408

An image of the outdoor patio at Da Michele.
The inviting all-outdoor setting and the mesmerizing view of the wood-fired oven keep L’antica Pizzeria Da Michele’s patrons returning for more.

Little Beast (Eagle Rock)

Step into a charming vintage bungalow where you can indulge in delightful seasonal New American cuisine complemented by a selection of craft beer and wine. And the star of the show is the charming back patio where you will fall in love with the warm and cozy ambiance. $20+; Sundays – Thursdays (excluding Tuesdays), 5 – 9:00 pm and Fridays – Saturdays, 5 – 10:00 pm; 1496 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041; 323.341.5899

Patio del Mar (Santa Monica)

Alfresco dining spot Patio del Mar at Hotel Casa del Mar welcomes you to dine at beautiful Santa Monica Beach! The outdoor restaurant, located on the strand, offers a variety of fresh seafood in addition to new menu items! Enjoy Oysters, Shrimp Ceviche, Wagyu Burgers, Fish Tacos, and more. And of course, make sure to sip on an Aperol Spritz or a crisp glass of Champagne while taking in the ocean breeze. $22+; Wednesdays – Sundays, 12 – 8:00 pm; Hotel Casa del Mar – 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.581.5533

An image of Ariel dining al fresco on the Patio del Mar beachside patio.
Cheers to beachside al fresco dining at Patio del Mar!

Soulmate (West Hollywood)

Soulmate in West Hollywood is the perfect open-air restaurant imbued with feelings of warm community and Spanish-Mediterranean hospitality—perfect for a summer celebration. Featuring a massive patio that takes center stage at the West Hollywood space, the outdoor area highlights a massive eucalyptus, as well as vines and florals along the plush seating arrangements. With the layout pairing colorful booths along with community areas such as the live fire and bar area, guests are welcome to indulge in Soulmate’s creative menu which takes a modern twist on the Spanish, Mediterranean, and Californian cuisines. Enjoy the decadent and filling Pork Belly Sliders ($16) or share the Lamb Skewers ($28) with a larger party of friends. Head on over to the outdoor bar for signature cocktails Soulmate ($18) and Weekend in Palm Springs ($18). $16+; Mondays – Thursdays, 5- 10:00 pm, Fridays – Saturdays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am and Saturdays – Sundays, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (brunch); 631 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.734.7764

An image of the outdoor patio at Soulmate.
Soulmate is the perfect open-air restaurant thanks to its massive beautiful patio.

SunCafé (Universal City)

From the mouthwatering menu to the chic outdoor patio, SunCafé is my favorite vegan spot in the Valley. Dine on the shaded patio while listening to music, and remember to add your wish to the patio’s Wishing Tree. And to top it all off, sink your teeth into SunCafé’s diverse plant-based menu of Nachos, Pizzas, hearty Salads (my favorite is the Cesar add Tempeh Bacon and Avocado), and desserts that will bring tears of joy to your eyes. $19+; Mondays – Sundays, 8:00 am – 11:30 pm; 10820 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; 818.927.4100

TATEL (Beverly Hills)

Founded in 2014 and backed by stellar partners Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Pau Gasol, TATEL is an internationally acclaimed lifestyle restaurant featuring Spanish cuisine. Taking advantage of LA’s beautiful climate, guests can enjoy ample open-air dining space on the front enclosed patio, as well as in the street-facing terrace area. TATEL’s back patio, El Patio is a garden oasis complete with hanging flowers and lush greenery. On weekends, El Patio hosts local DJ sets and a cover band. Friday nights sizzle with the spicy beats of Latin and Cuban music, while Saturdays electrify with popular dance mixes and a cover band, and Sundays are for salsa dancing. $22+; Mondays – Wednesdays, 5 – 11:00 pm, Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Fridays – Saturdays, 11:00 am – 2:00 am, and Sundays, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; 453 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.651.8553

An image of Ariel standing at TATEL.
TATEL features a gorgeous enclosed front patio and a lush garden oasis on the back patio.

Telefèric Barcelona (Brentwood)

Transport yourself to Spain through Telefèric Barcelona’s authentic menu of tapas and signature paellas. The recently opened Brentwood location is Telefèric’s first Southern California outpost and features a super-secret back patio for the perfect intimate date night or gathering with friends. Just ask the host to sit outside and you’ll be escorted through the restaurant to the secluded outdoor area, ideal for sipping one of Telefèric’s signature sangrias or Spanish gin and tonics. $38+; Mondays – Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 9:15 pm, Thursdays – Fridays, 11:30 am – 10:15 pm, Saturdays, 11:00 am – 10:15 pm, and Sundays, 11:00 am – 9:15 pm; 11930 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 424.832.7595

Tulsi Indian Eatery (DTLA and Northridge)

Tulsi Indian Eatery is the perfect pit stop for a summer lunchtime with a menu that can satisfy any guest’s cravings. Bringing the hearty and spicy, yet sophisticated taste of India to the sunshiney streets of LA, Tulsi’s DTLA and Northridge locations feature a clean outdoor patio where guests can soak in the summer sun in large and small groups. Try the Loaded Makhani Fries ($6) for a filling midday snack, the Chilli Garlic Fried Rice ($9) for the vegan friend, or check out Tulsi’s selection of fruit-flavored Lassi ($5), a traditional yogurt-based dessert drink for the sweet and fruity smoothie lovers. And the best of it all? No reservations are required! Various prices and hours at DTLA and Northridge locations

Yakumi (Burbank)

In the heart of Burbank, Yakumi’s candle-lit-outdoor patio is the ideal destination for an upscale and easy-to-order fast sushi experience. The Japanese dining concept combines the calming elements of a traditional Japanese sushi restaurant with the light-hearted convenience of casual combination box menus—all while ensuring the freshest flavors with high-quality ingredients and premium fish. Guests can enjoy the Class Combination ($24) with a thoughtfully curated selection of 5-piece sushi, rolls, and salad, along with some refreshing sake-infused cocktails like the Peach Lemon Drop ($7). $24+; Sundays – Thursdays, 11:30 am – 9:00 pm and 11:30 am – 9:30 pm; 3919 W Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505; 818.748.3040

An image of the outdoor patio at Yakumi.
In the heart of Burbank, Yakumi’s outdoor patio is the ideal destination for an upscale and easy-to-order fast sushi experience.




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