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The Best Outdoor Dining in LA

A couple toasting with white wine at a restaurant patio

With beautifully sunny weather year round, there's no end to the outdoor dining season here in L.A. As a result, the city is home to some of the best places to dine out in the open air. If you live in the luxury apartments of Los Angeles there are more than enough fine dining locations to enjoy under clear blue skyes. To help you choose your favorite, here is a list of the absolute best around.

Gracias Madre

Right on the end of Melrose Avenue, this Mexican restaurant serves up a host of delicious vegan cuisine. The high vaulted ceilings and light wood floors once held an antique store, but the building has been reinvigorated with the fresh energy of a modern day dining experience. Its outdoor patio holds a roaring fireplace that creates the perfect atmosphere for dinner, while colorful cushions and tile create a unique color scheme. Potted plants cascade from above create the feeling of eating in an outdoor garden, which is wholly unique on any sunny day. The patio itself doubles the size of this restaurant, so you will always find ample seating.

Pro tip: Order the organic margarita to kick start your meal.


This location has changed hands several times, but the outdoor patio area has never changed. Enclosed, this spot next to the L.A. River feels as though it is a hidden gem here in the city. The industrial theme of this restaurant is made complete by bare light bulbs and aluminum siding. Complete with luscious plants and an enticing menu, alongside wonderful patio heaters for colder evenings, this is an excellent choice for outdoor dining.

Chateau Marmont

For the ultimate experience in 1930's era ritz, the Chateau Marmont's vintage furniture seating in its outdoor garden terrace is the ultimate in Hollywood indulgence. This is where producers, screenwriters , and starlets can be found enjoying an exquisite meal. However, this restaurant and bar isn't reserved for the famous. Want to know what it feels like to dine with the stars? Head on over to this wonderful patio near the luxury apartments in Los Angeles to find out.


Speaking of the stars, this restaurant remains one of the top spots for celebrity sightings. This brick floored patio features white tablecloths, trees decorated with twinkling lights, and heat lamps for the chillier days of the year. The service and atmosphere at Spago is incredible formal, but patrons are not required to follow any specific dress code and flip flops are more than welcome.

Malibu Farm Restaurant and Bar

An outside dining list in L.A. wouldn't be complete without including a restaurant with a view of the ocean. Malibu Farm's deck offers just that, plus a wonderful view of the vintage pier. With nautical themes, this eatery combines vintage and modern elements to create a wonderful atmosphere to compliment the ocean breeze. There's nothing quite like it.


Imagine a garden oasis in the middle of West Hollywood, then throw in gorgeous wooden tables for fine dining and you have Eveleigh. Complete with its own bar and a stunning view of the city, this barn-like structure is a lovely place for any meal.

Cliff's Edge

Right on Sunset Boulevard, Cliff's Edge offers its patrons a two level patio with a massive ficus tree in its center. Candelabras, bamboo trees, and a pond all add to the vibe of this decadent oasis. There is a window where you can watch the chefs at work, as well as its own full service bar. One of the top picks at this location are their oysters, whether they are simply on a plate or part of their oyster themed cocktails.


Those living in the luxury apartments in Los Angeles looking for a little slice of NorCal's wine country can find it on the outdoor patio of A.O.C. The patio is roofless, featuring family style booths and tiled walls with country-style windows. Plenty of foliage hangs above, anchored to the balcony, as you look up into the great blue sky. With a wine list that can only be described as impressive, this is a must eat location for outdoor dining.


All the best of downtown's hip culture combines at Manuela. Graffiti murals, herb gardens, and $15 dollar cocktails are drawing people into this quaint patio. This place exhumes the atmosphere of Los Angeles, earning it a spot on this list.

Nobu Malibu

Nobu Malibu's balcony rests above the sandy beaches and crashing waves of the shoreline, offering patron a surreal view no matter where they sit. Whether you're stopping in for lunch under the beautiful blue sky or catching the sunset over the waves for dinner, anytime of the day is perfect to come dine here. The patio features a wonderful Japanese garden to complete the ambiance of this absolutely perfect patio.

Luxury Apartments, Los Angeles

All of these wonderful outdoor dining locations are located near the vibrant community of DTLA, home of the most desirable downtown LA address. The Eighth & Grand offers distinctively luxe living with carefully curated designs for discerning tastes. Greenpoint-rated, these homes are made from sustainable designs with conscious living in mind to make a positive impact on the environment.

Built on top of a Whole Foods market, these homes offer their residents a slew of resort styled amenities for a variety of lifestyles. From the calming zen garden to the state of the art fitness center, every comfort has been considered to create a truly one of a kind home that takes L.A. life to a whole new level. Pet friendly, the pet wash and grooming area treats our furry residents as lavishly as any other.

With the finest of luxuries abundant from spacious floor plans to thoughtful amenities, the Eighth & Grand apartments create a new place for downtown residents to call their home. Surrounded by some of the finest outdoor dining experiences available in the city, these luxury living spaces offer a central location to enjoy the finest aspects of L.A.