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Malibu Pier Burger

24 Los Angeles Burgers to Enjoy With a View

Sometimes, it's not just about the burger.

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Malibu Pier Burger

LA is good for a few things: sunshine, burgers, and eating burgers under bright sunshine. There are many places to experience al fresco dining, which offers a variety views from the mountains, to gardens, to ocean, to hot bodies at night time pool parties. Here are some burgers to go with some of LA's best views (post consumption personal training sessions not included).

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Above SIXTY

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9360 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Caulfield's grass-fed Burger with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cheddar cheese, house sauce is also available lunch and dinner poolside at the SIXTY Hotel. Look at the pool, or look at some fanciful Rodeo Drive buildings.

2. Cafe at the Getty Center

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1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049

The formal restaurant at the Getty doesn’t serve a burger, but the downstairs cafe does. Eat earlier to grab a table by the windows for the gorgeous view of the mountains and beyond

3. Chateau Marmont Restaurant Patio

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8221 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-1010
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Chateau Marmont may not have the old Hollywood charm it used to have, but it does have an April Bloomfield protege in the form of Carolynn Spence. In the years since she joined the Chateau, the property has started a bee colony as well as its own farm veg program. The burger, naturally, is no slouch. Oh, there's also a patio full of celebrities.

4. Freds at Barneys New York

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9570 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 777-5877

Despite the name and menu change, the view at Barneys Beverly Hills remains impeccable during daytime. The burger here has a grass-fed patty and comes with Belgian frites.

5. Inn of the Seventh Ray

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128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-1311
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The lunch-only burger here is ground fresh daily and served on a brioche bun. The garden and the creeks are gratis.

6. Loews Santa Monica

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1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-6700
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Why starve while sipping a daiquiri by the (newly renovated) pool deck when one can order a cheese burger? Blue Streak at Loews serves both turkey and beef burgers from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

7. Malibu Farm Cafe

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23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-1112
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Helena Henderson grows her own kale, raises kitchen, and serves a grass fed beef burger at the very end of the pier in her Malibu Farm Cafe. Farm to Table? No, farm to the tip of the pier right before falling into the ocean.

8. Malibu Pier Restaurant & Bar

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23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8820

Despite being touted as a seafood restaurant, Malibu Pier does a grass-fed beef burger with Gruyere, brichoe, house green grain mustard and house lacto pickles. While it's not quite falling off the pier a la Malibu Farm, there is still a fantastic view of the ocean, backed by chef Jason Fullilove.

9. mar'sel

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100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2836
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Request an outside table and experience the full glory of the Southbay with that rich burger featuring Snake River Farm beef. The burger is available at lunch, but the view is only available during daylight so it all works out.

10. Perch

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448 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 802-1770
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Perch's downtown is beyond well known and easily accessible, but the Perch burger (with aged beef, an egg during brunch, eggless at night) is actually only available during weekend brunch and on the late night menu which starts at 11p.m.

11. Ray's & Stark Bar

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5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6180
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Ray’s burger is made with brioche, caramelized onion, dashi aioli, Mornay sauce, pepperoncini, arugula. In addition to house waffle chips, there is a side of modern art. Unfortunately for the lamp watchers, the burgers are daytime only offerings.

12. Skybar

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8440 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-6025
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Skybar's burger is a bit throwback: double patty, cheddar, yellow mustard, fried fried, mayo on brioche. The view of the pool and the rest of lower West Hollywood also happen to be a welcome accompaniment to the burger.

13. THE Blvd Restaurant

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9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 385-3901
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Beverly Wilshire's burger of prime ground beef, portobello mushroom, onion rings, side of truffle french fries comes with a view of Rodeo Blvd. If you look hard enough you may see a yellow Bugatti drive by.

14. The Castaway

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1250 East Harvard Road
Burbank, CA 91501
(818) 848-6691

The lunch-only burger may seem a bit ordinary relative to the view, but that view though! Castaway offers one of the few dining-with-a-view options outside of Downtown and the coast.

15. The Dining Room at Hotel Shangri-La

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1301 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-2791
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The lunch-only burger comes with a tranquil view of the Pacific. It's made with domestic Wagyu, pecan wood smoked bacon, butter lettuce, tomato, pickles, crispy onions, pepper jack, all on grilled brioche bun.

16. The Hotel Wilshire

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6317 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-6000
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Of course chef Greenspan's burger with cheddar, sweet dill & onion jam, steak sauce aioli is on challah toast. Of course there's a rooftop bar and a view of Mid-Wilshire towers.

17. The Hudson

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1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-6686
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The Hudson offers a different ambiance from the typical rooftops and pool lounges. The NYC inspired view oversees a small, and rare greenspace in WeHo, and the perched boxcar affords great people watching. The big burger here has aged cheddar, heirloom tomato, pickled red onion, pickles, arugula, and roasted garlic aioli.

18. The Penthouse

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1111 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 393-8080
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The brunch menu burger fried egg & harissa offers a bit of an exotic touch in addition to the outstanding view. Obviously the Westwardly vista towards the Pacific Ocean is the best, but the view up the Malibu coast isn’t half bad.

19. The Roof Garden

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9882 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 975-2855
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The ultraposh Peninsula's burger comes with two views: one of Beverly Hills, and one of the pool. The haute burger's ingredient list features grilled apple, apple chutney turkey bacon, arugula, lemon-yogurt dressing.

20. The Strand House

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117 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-7470
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The daytime burger here is made with dry aged beef, gruyere, tomato, lettuce, house-made pickle aioli on a pretzel roll. You won’t be able to catch the sunset, which is listed on the menu everyday, but you should be able to catch sail boats, along with some greens from local farmers.

21. Tropicana at the Roosevelt

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7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-7000
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The LA Burger, made with avocado, lettuce and tomato, is served until 10 p.m. Not that anyone wants to eat a burger while watching all the skinny bodies shimmering in the pool...

22. Venice Whaler Bar & Grill

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10 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292
(310) 821-8737
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While the Whaler has never been known for the food, the remodeling did bring forth a far superior cocktail list to go with the burger. Just don’t forget to bring a jacket while waiting for the sunset like everyone else.

23. West Restaurant & Lounge

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170 N Church Ln
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 481-7878
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Hotel Angelino’s restaurant has a burger with smoked cheddar, bbq ketchup, bacon jam and caramelized onion. The gorgeous views can stretch from Westwood all the way to the ocean.

24. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air

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701 Stone Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 909-1617
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The fanciful lunch/brunch only burger contains prime beef, Vermont cheddar, aioli, shallot jalapeno marmalade, and comes with a view of the beautiful garden (if seated outside).

1. Above SIXTY

9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Caulfield's grass-fed Burger with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cheddar cheese, house sauce is also available lunch and dinner poolside at the SIXTY Hotel. Look at the pool, or look at some fanciful Rodeo Drive buildings.

9360 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

2. Cafe at the Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

The formal restaurant at the Getty doesn’t serve a burger, but the downstairs cafe does. Eat earlier to grab a table by the windows for the gorgeous view of the mountains and beyond

1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049

3. Chateau Marmont Restaurant Patio

8221 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Chateau Marmont may not have the old Hollywood charm it used to have, but it does have an April Bloomfield protege in the form of Carolynn Spence. In the years since she joined the Chateau, the property has started a bee colony as well as its own farm veg program. The burger, naturally, is no slouch. Oh, there's also a patio full of celebrities.

8221 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

4. Freds at Barneys New York

9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Despite the name and menu change, the view at Barneys Beverly Hills remains impeccable during daytime. The burger here has a grass-fed patty and comes with Belgian frites.

9570 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

5. Inn of the Seventh Ray

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga, CA 90290

The lunch-only burger here is ground fresh daily and served on a brioche bun. The garden and the creeks are gratis.

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
Topanga, CA 90290

6. Loews Santa Monica

1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Why starve while sipping a daiquiri by the (newly renovated) pool deck when one can order a cheese burger? Blue Streak at Loews serves both turkey and beef burgers from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

7. Malibu Farm Cafe

23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Helena Henderson grows her own kale, raises kitchen, and serves a grass fed beef burger at the very end of the pier in her Malibu Farm Cafe. Farm to Table? No, farm to the tip of the pier right before falling into the ocean.

23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

8. Malibu Pier Restaurant & Bar

23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Despite being touted as a seafood restaurant, Malibu Pier does a grass-fed beef burger with Gruyere, brichoe, house green grain mustard and house lacto pickles. While it's not quite falling off the pier a la Malibu Farm, there is still a fantastic view of the ocean, backed by chef Jason Fullilove.

23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

9. mar'sel

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Request an outside table and experience the full glory of the Southbay with that rich burger featuring Snake River Farm beef. The burger is available at lunch, but the view is only available during daylight so it all works out.

100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

10. Perch

448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Perch's downtown is beyond well known and easily accessible, but the Perch burger (with aged beef, an egg during brunch, eggless at night) is actually only available during weekend brunch and on the late night menu which starts at 11p.m.

448 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

11. Ray's & Stark Bar

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Ray’s burger is made with brioche, caramelized onion, dashi aioli, Mornay sauce, pepperoncini, arugula. In addition to house waffle chips, there is a side of modern art. Unfortunately for the lamp watchers, the burgers are daytime only offerings.

5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

12. Skybar

8440 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Skybar's burger is a bit throwback: double patty, cheddar, yellow mustard, fried fried, mayo on brioche. The view of the pool and the rest of lower West Hollywood also happen to be a welcome accompaniment to the burger.

8440 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

13. THE Blvd Restaurant

9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Beverly Wilshire's burger of prime ground beef, portobello mushroom, onion rings, side of truffle french fries comes with a view of Rodeo Blvd. If you look hard enough you may see a yellow Bugatti drive by.

9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

14. The Castaway

1250 East Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91501

The lunch-only burger may seem a bit ordinary relative to the view, but that view though! Castaway offers one of the few dining-with-a-view options outside of Downtown and the coast.

1250 East Harvard Road
Burbank, CA 91501

15. The Dining Room at Hotel Shangri-La

1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The lunch-only burger comes with a tranquil view of the Pacific. It's made with domestic Wagyu, pecan wood smoked bacon, butter lettuce, tomato, pickles, crispy onions, pepper jack, all on grilled brioche bun.

1301 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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16. The Hotel Wilshire

6317 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Of course chef Greenspan's burger with cheddar, sweet dill & onion jam, steak sauce aioli is on challah toast. Of course there's a rooftop bar and a view of Mid-Wilshire towers.

6317 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

17. The Hudson

1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

The Hudson offers a different ambiance from the typical rooftops and pool lounges. The NYC inspired view oversees a small, and rare greenspace in WeHo, and the perched boxcar affords great people watching. The big burger here has aged cheddar, heirloom tomato, pickled red onion, pickles, arugula, and roasted garlic aioli.

1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

18. The Penthouse

1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403

The brunch menu burger fried egg & harissa offers a bit of an exotic touch in addition to the outstanding view. Obviously the Westwardly vista towards the Pacific Ocean is the best, but the view up the Malibu coast isn’t half bad.

1111 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90403

19. The Roof Garden

9882 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The ultraposh Peninsula's burger comes with two views: one of Beverly Hills, and one of the pool. The haute burger's ingredient list features grilled apple, apple chutney turkey bacon, arugula, lemon-yogurt dressing.

9882 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

20. The Strand House

117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The daytime burger here is made with dry aged beef, gruyere, tomato, lettuce, house-made pickle aioli on a pretzel roll. You won’t be able to catch the sunset, which is listed on the menu everyday, but you should be able to catch sail boats, along with some greens from local farmers.

117 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

21. Tropicana at the Roosevelt

7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The LA Burger, made with avocado, lettuce and tomato, is served until 10 p.m. Not that anyone wants to eat a burger while watching all the skinny bodies shimmering in the pool...

7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

22. Venice Whaler Bar & Grill

10 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

While the Whaler has never been known for the food, the remodeling did bring forth a far superior cocktail list to go with the burger. Just don’t forget to bring a jacket while waiting for the sunset like everyone else.

10 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292

23. West Restaurant & Lounge

170 N Church Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90049