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).Read More
24 Los Angeles Burgers to Enjoy With a View
Sometimes, it's not just about the burger.
1. Above SIXTY
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
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
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
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.
5. Inn of the Seventh Ray
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
15. The Dining Room at Hotel Shangri-La
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).