We’ll take a seat outside, please. That should be everyone’s response on a typical summer day in Los Angeles, where extraordinary weather and an ever-evolving gastronomical experience join hands to create savory and scenic destinations. From a chic, poolside lounge to tranquil, open-air courtyard, these 7 alfresco dining options will transport you far from urban city life. We hope you’ll join us in taking a seat under the sun this season.
101 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA. 90401
The Baja-style 1947 cottage offers the ideal architectural playground to mingle with friends. Mint mojito in hand, meander throughout the 5 distinct social areas but be sure to pause for a game of ping-pong and gather on the outside deck for prime Pacific Ocean sunset viewing.
8752 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069
Eveleigh is the backdrop we crave for a casual weekend brunch. Pair a quintessential summertime pitcher of ‘eveleigh lemonade’ using chamomile-infused tequila with avocado toast in the outdoor patio which, hugged with wooden planks and foliage, reads like your best friend’s backyard—albeit a very luxurious one. Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm.
9018 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, Ca. 90211
Pair Italian cuisine with candlelight and you’ll find us at Il Cielo, our Beverly Hills pick for spending a romantic evening outdoors. The secluded outdoor space, complete with white tablecloths and flowers, certainly sets the mood, yet the little white lights strung about overhead don’t hurt either.
Whist at the Viceroy
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA. 90401
Al-fresco dining hits a new level of luxury at the Whist at the Viceroy, where booking a private dining cabana falls nothing short of stunning decor, coastal california ambience, and culinary excellence from Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo.
2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA. 90403
At Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica, both lively bar scene and quiet, fireside table coexist in the same casual setting to satisfy any mood you are looking for. Take part in their Friday night extended happy hour which serves bar snacks like ceviche and lamb sliders from 5-9pm.
Sadie Kitchen + Lounge
1638 N. Las Palmas, Hollywood, Ca. 90028
Sadie Kitchen + Lounge is a Hollywood hotspot for grabbing dinner and drinks. Beaming with sophistication and industrial flair is this open-air courtyard setting we can certainly raise a toast to. Barman Giovanni Martinez will serve up a crafty cocktail like a ‘Oaxacan Through Italy’ (Pechuga, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, and Cynar served in a coupe with a singed orange peel) while chef Dave Schmit prepares port wine & shallot braised short rib with whipped potatoes and heirloom carrots.
The Backyard at The W Hotel
930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. 90024
Head on over to The Backyard at The W Hotel for a spa-inspired afternoon on any day of the week. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:00 am – Sundown in the wake of lushly landscaped gardens, comfy lounge benches, and water trickling down a nearby brook. Oh yes, and did we mentioned you’ll be relaxing poolside?