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Outdoor seating at Mother Tongue in Hollywood.
Outdoor seating at Mother Tongue in Hollywood.
Wonho Frank Lee

19 Fantastic Outdoor Patios for Al Fresco Dining in Los Angeles

Daytime shade, evening warmth, and all-day vibes

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Outdoor seating at Mother Tongue in Hollywood.
| Wonho Frank Lee

One of the many perks of living in Los Angeles is the possibility of year-long al fresco dining. But with cooler temps on the horizon, the availability of heaters when nightfall hits is imperative. The restaurants highlighted on this list have it all: daytime shade, evening warmth, and all-day vibes. Here now are 19 lovely outdoor dining patios in Los Angeles.

Removed: Superba Hollywood, Lady Byrd, Terrace at Maybourne Beverly Hills

Added: Gunsmoke, N/Soto, Ardor, Mother Tongue

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Margo's Santa Monica

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With two patios, one on the sidewalk and another toward the back facing the parking lot, these breezy outdoor dining areas are a great place to take in casual, reasonably-priced plant-based fare by chef Greg Daniels. Try the blistered pizzas and the fantastic cacio e pepe. Or opt for the tasty Impossible meat sliders.

Hatchet Hall

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Longtime Culver City restaurant Hatchet Hall has always had a handy side patio that works for al fresco dining. Chef Wes Whitsell continues the restaurant’s tradition of serving stellar seasonal Southern fare.

Hatchet Hall, a Culver City Restaurant
Outdoor patio of Hatchet Hall.
Wonho Frank Lee

Lumière

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With a lush, secluded space that looks like a French garden, Lumière is a sleeper outdoor dining option with robust French fare. Time will tell if it can attain the storied status of places like Polo Lounge and the Peninsula nearby.

Outdoor patio of Lumière in Century City.
Outdoor patio of Lumiere in Century City.
Lumière

One of the best patios (and a low-key celebrity favorite) in Beverly Hills, this patio is essentially attached to its main dining room, making this perch an ideal place for wide plates of freshly grilled whole fish and other Greek-inspired salads and sides.

Outdoor patio at Avra in Beverly Hills.
Outdoor patio at Avra in Beverly Hills.
Avra

Chef John Fraser’s vegetable-centric cooking is served outside underneath Ardor’s veritable jungle of foilage. This West Hollywood restaurant offers gorgeous dark wood family-style benches beneath heat lamps from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and until 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Lush greenery and tables at a swanky West Hollywood restaurant patio. Ardor

Alta Adams

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Alta’s back patio is back in business, and chef Keith Corbin is at the helm turning out some of LA’s most stellar comfort food. The parklet is also a heated oasis to take in oxtails and rice.

Mother Tongue Restaurant

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Michael Mina’s newest Los Angeles restaurant opened in June 2022 above a 75,000-square-foot five-story fitness club in Hollywood. Relevantly, the 1,500-square-foot patio can host up to 60 guests digging into the Asian-, South American-, and Middle Eastern-inspired fare.

Mother Tongue

Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama of N/Naka fame decided to open N/Soto following the success of their bento pop-up during the early days of the pandemic. Guests can enjoy dishes like the Hokkaido scallop sashimi and mochi flatbread in the restaurant’s ample outdoor seating from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. 

A covered patio with wood tables at n/soto in Los Angeles.
The outdoor patio at N/Soto.
Wonho Frank Lee

Post & Beam

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Post & Beam chef/owner John Cleveland made some recent changes at Post & Beam. He hired Hatchet Hall veteran Martin Draluck as chef de cuisine and revamped the patio into a stunning oasis. They’ve also added a regular dinner series called Black Pot Supper Club, that celebrates historic foods from the Black community.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

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Hollywood pizza hit Da Michele may have a famous name, but it’s the nearly all-outdoor space and open view to the wood-fired oven that has customers coming back.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Wonho Frank Lee

Ka’Teen

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Offering a truly Tulum-level of lush greenery in the heart of Hollywood, Wes Avila’s Ka’Teen serves modern Mexican food with an inordinate amount of heating to keep diners warm during breezy LA nights. Sip on the well-shaken cocktails and dig into a platter of well-roasted cochinita pibil.

A dark outdoor dining room with string lights at a new LA restaurant.
Ka’Teen Hollywood.
Wonho Frank Lee

Gunsmoke

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Executive chef Brandon Kida opened Gunsmoke in late July and already diners are big fans of the tucked-away patio and Kida’s blend of Japanese, French, Mexican, and Filipino cuisines. Patio dining is available until 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 

The Green Room

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With stunning views of Los Angeles below, the Green Room is longtime Burbank legend Castaway’s latest cocktail and snack-heavy companion. The food menu offers things like cheese, charcuterie, seafood towers, and small bites while the cocktail list is as good as anything you’ll find in the city.

An evening look from a balcony out towards a shimmering valley below.
The Green Room in Burbank.
The Green Room

Causita

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Ricardo Zarate finally has a kitchen to call his own at Causita. The chef brings stylish Nikkei cuisine to the heart of Silver Lake, serving ceviches and Peruvian grilled octopus on the energetic back patio.

Outdoor patio at Causita in Silver Lake with vines and bright seating.
Outdoor patio at Causita in Silver Lake.
Wonho Frank Lee

Bacari Silverlake + Bar Bacari

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Bacari took over the former Cliff’s Edge space — and its incredible patio — to offer its wide menu of Italian small plates and excellent wines by the glass.

Patio at Bacari Silver Lake.
Bacari Silver Lake patio
Jakob Layman

Greekman's

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This Thursday to Sunday-only restaurant in Silver Lake has become a permanent fixture due to its overall success and solid execution of Greek fare. The parking lot patio does well with its small footprint, making it a great place for refreshing white wines and grilled souvlaki.

An olive-touched green patio with blue and white colors and an awning overhead.
Covered, shaded patio at Greekman’s in Silver Lake.
Andrea D’Agosto

Cabra Los Angeles

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Taking over a swanky rooftop of the Hoxton hotel, Chicago chef Stephanie Izard brings her restaurant Cabra to Downtown LA, serving ceviches, cocktails, and Peruvian-inspired dishes on a heated patio. The wraparound views are just the icing on the cake.

An angled photo of a full table of food and drink at daytime inside a new restaurant.
Dishes from Cabra in Downtown LA.
Stan Lee

This lovely outdoor patio has subtle heating elements and a nice cover to keep the temperature constant. On the menu, there’s everything from hearty Midwestern-inspired pastas to gorgeous cheeses.

A long back patio with sunlight streaming in, booths to one side, and tables in the middle.
Patio at Agnes in Pasadena.
Wonho Frank Lee

BLVD MRKT

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Montebello’s sleek indoor-outdoor food hall uses containers and lush greenery to make it fit into the downtown area, with the likes of Pez Cantina, Nola Cajun and Creole, Vchos, and Cafe Santo serving delicious, affordable fare to the neighborhood. There’s plenty of picnic-style seating in the middle for groups to enjoy, too.

BLVD MRKT outdoor patio in Montebello, California.
BLVD MRKT in Montebello
Fixe Group/622 Productions shot by Gabriel Carbajal

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Margo's Santa Monica

With two patios, one on the sidewalk and another toward the back facing the parking lot, these breezy outdoor dining areas are a great place to take in casual, reasonably-priced plant-based fare by chef Greg Daniels. Try the blistered pizzas and the fantastic cacio e pepe. Or opt for the tasty Impossible meat sliders.

Hatchet Hall

Longtime Culver City restaurant Hatchet Hall has always had a handy side patio that works for al fresco dining. Chef Wes Whitsell continues the restaurant’s tradition of serving stellar seasonal Southern fare.

Hatchet Hall, a Culver City Restaurant
Outdoor patio of Hatchet Hall.
Wonho Frank Lee

Lumière

With a lush, secluded space that looks like a French garden, Lumière is a sleeper outdoor dining option with robust French fare. Time will tell if it can attain the storied status of places like Polo Lounge and the Peninsula nearby.

Outdoor patio of Lumière in Century City.
Outdoor patio of Lumiere in Century City.
Lumière

Avra

One of the best patios (and a low-key celebrity favorite) in Beverly Hills, this patio is essentially attached to its main dining room, making this perch an ideal place for wide plates of freshly grilled whole fish and other Greek-inspired salads and sides.

Outdoor patio at Avra in Beverly Hills.
Outdoor patio at Avra in Beverly Hills.
Avra

Ardor

Chef John Fraser’s vegetable-centric cooking is served outside underneath Ardor’s veritable jungle of foilage. This West Hollywood restaurant offers gorgeous dark wood family-style benches beneath heat lamps from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and until 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Lush greenery and tables at a swanky West Hollywood restaurant patio. Ardor

Alta Adams

Alta’s back patio is back in business, and chef Keith Corbin is at the helm turning out some of LA’s most stellar comfort food. The parklet is also a heated oasis to take in oxtails and rice.

Mother Tongue Restaurant

Michael Mina’s newest Los Angeles restaurant opened in June 2022 above a 75,000-square-foot five-story fitness club in Hollywood. Relevantly, the 1,500-square-foot patio can host up to 60 guests digging into the Asian-, South American-, and Middle Eastern-inspired fare.

Mother Tongue

N/Soto

Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama of N/Naka fame decided to open N/Soto following the success of their bento pop-up during the early days of the pandemic. Guests can enjoy dishes like the Hokkaido scallop sashimi and mochi flatbread in the restaurant’s ample outdoor seating from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. 

A covered patio with wood tables at n/soto in Los Angeles.
The outdoor patio at N/Soto.
Wonho Frank Lee

Post & Beam

Post & Beam chef/owner John Cleveland made some recent changes at Post & Beam. He hired Hatchet Hall veteran Martin Draluck as chef de cuisine and revamped the patio into a stunning oasis. They’ve also added a regular dinner series called Black Pot Supper Club, that celebrates historic foods from the Black community.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Hollywood pizza hit Da Michele may have a famous name, but it’s the nearly all-outdoor space and open view to the wood-fired oven that has customers coming back.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Wonho Frank Lee

Ka’Teen

Offering a truly Tulum-level of lush greenery in the heart of Hollywood, Wes Avila’s Ka’Teen serves modern Mexican food with an inordinate amount of heating to keep diners warm during breezy LA nights. Sip on the well-shaken cocktails and dig into a platter of well-roasted cochinita pibil.

A dark outdoor dining room with string lights at a new LA restaurant.
Ka’Teen Hollywood.
Wonho Frank Lee

Gunsmoke

Executive chef Brandon Kida opened Gunsmoke in late July and already diners are big fans of the tucked-away patio and Kida’s blend of Japanese, French, Mexican, and Filipino cuisines. Patio dining is available until 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 

The Green Room

With stunning views of Los Angeles below, the Green Room is longtime Burbank legend Castaway’s latest cocktail and snack-heavy companion. The food menu offers things like cheese, charcuterie, seafood towers, and small bites while the cocktail list is as good as anything you’ll find in the city.

An evening look from a balcony out towards a shimmering valley below.
The Green Room in Burbank.
The Green Room

Causita

Ricardo Zarate finally has a kitchen to call his own at Causita. The chef brings stylish Nikkei cuisine to the heart of Silver Lake, serving ceviches and Peruvian grilled octopus on the energetic back patio.

Outdoor patio at Causita in Silver Lake with vines and bright seating.
Outdoor patio at Causita in Silver Lake.
Wonho Frank Lee

Bacari Silverlake + Bar Bacari

Bacari took over the former Cliff’s Edge space — and its incredible patio — to offer its wide menu of Italian small plates and excellent wines by the glass.

Patio at Bacari Silver Lake.
Bacari Silver Lake patio
Jakob Layman

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Greekman's

This Thursday to Sunday-only restaurant in Silver Lake has become a permanent fixture due to its overall success and solid execution of Greek fare. The parking lot patio does well with its small footprint, making it a great place for refreshing white wines and grilled souvlaki.

An olive-touched green patio with blue and white colors and an awning overhead.
Covered, shaded patio at Greekman’s in Silver Lake.
Andrea D’Agosto

Cabra Los Angeles

Taking over a swanky rooftop of the Hoxton hotel, Chicago chef Stephanie Izard brings her restaurant Cabra to Downtown LA, serving ceviches, cocktails, and Peruvian-inspired dishes on a heated patio. The wraparound views are just the icing on the cake.

An angled photo of a full table of food and drink at daytime inside a new restaurant.
Dishes from Cabra in Downtown LA.
Stan Lee

Agnes

This lovely outdoor patio has subtle heating elements and a nice cover to keep the temperature constant. On the menu, there’s everything from hearty Midwestern-inspired pastas to gorgeous cheeses.

A long back patio with sunlight streaming in, booths to one side, and tables in the middle.
Patio at Agnes in Pasadena.
Wonho Frank Lee

BLVD MRKT

Montebello’s sleek indoor-outdoor food hall uses containers and lush greenery to make it fit into the downtown area, with the likes of Pez Cantina, Nola Cajun and Creole, Vchos, and Cafe Santo serving delicious, affordable fare to the neighborhood. There’s plenty of picnic-style seating in the middle for groups to enjoy, too.

BLVD MRKT outdoor patio in Montebello, California.
BLVD MRKT in Montebello
Fixe Group/622 Productions shot by Gabriel Carbajal

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