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20 Restaurants With Amazing Views in Los Angeles

Beautiful vistas that come with delicious food and drink

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Thanks to the ocean, surrounding mountains, and towering skyscrapers of Downtown, Los Angeles has plenty of excellent views to soak in. From classics like Yamashiro, which sits perched above Hollywood, to the fantastic city vistas from 71Above, there’s a scenic view from the Pacific Ocean to the Hollywood Hills for everyone. Here now, 20 of the best places to dine out while enjoying the views, presented in order from the coast to the inland mountains.

Removed: Getty Center, Strand House, Catch, Roof on Wilshire, End of the Universe Cafe, NoMad

Added: Margot, Elephante, Broken Shaker, Odyssey, The Lobster, La Boucherie

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Geoffrey's

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27400 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 457-7885
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This ritzy spot in Malibu has often been a celebration mainstay for Westsiders and well-heeled Malibu denizens. The fare isn't particularly focused (or affordable), but with top-notch service and great views, it's hard to complain.

Geoffrey’s
Geoffrey’s

2. Saddle Peak Lodge

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419 Cold Canyon Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 222-3888
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Forget sweeping ocean views or Downtown high-rises; Saddle Peak Lodge in Malibu Canyon is a real getaway. Nestled into a leafy corner of the Santa Monica Mountains, this longtime lodge works all manner of game onto the plate, while weekend brunchers get to enjoy the shady patio and wide expanse of greenery beyond.

Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge

3. Nobu Malibu

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22706 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-9140
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Nobu Malibu caters to the rich and famous in everything from its contemporary design to its panoramic ocean views. The ultra sleek restaurant sits right on top of gently lapping waves that are illuminated in the evening, adding to the stunning ambiance that stands up well to its gorgeous clientele.

Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu
Nobu

4. Mastro's Ocean Club

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18412 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 454-4357
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With tables pushed nearly right up to the water, this surf and turf restaurant is just like its Beverly Hills counterpart, but with much nicer views. The best time to go would be for the sunset, or early in the evening, when the ocean waves are still visible. To eat, get a bone-in New York steak and cap off the meal with the extraordinary buttercake.

Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu, CA, with a view of the waves. Mastro’s Ocean Club

5. The Penthouse

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1111 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 393-8080
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The Penthouse sits on top of the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, and treats its guests to chic, beachy decor that effortlessly lends itself to sweeping ocean views. The beautiful surroundings matches well with the venue's moneyed patrons, and makes for quite an idyllic night out.

The Penthouse
The Penthouse

6. Elephante

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1332 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 320-2384
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Elsewhere in Santa Monica is Elephante, the hip new rooftop surprise that has become a go-to spot for the Westside cool kid set. With plenty of cocktails and lounge chairs with sighlines on the water, this is certainly one of the hotter places to be this summer.

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Elephante
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7. The Lobster

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1602 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9294
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The rebirth of pierside Santa Monica staple the Lobster is just about complete, as longtime LA chef Govind Armstrong is now at the helm, leading the kitchen into a new culinary direction. Come through for seaside staples and the endless stream of tourists taking to the beach.

The Lobster
The Lobster

8. Odyssey Restaurant

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15600 Odyssey Dr
Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 366-6444
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There’s something for everyone at Odyssey in Granada Hills. The elevated lunch, brunch, and dinner spot keeps a casual new American menu handy for nights when a caesar salad and filet mignon are all that’s needed, or when a languishing Saturday afternoon calls for cocktails and sweeping views of the San Fernando Valley below.

9. Margot

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8820 Washington Blvd #301
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 643-5853
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It might seem out of place to think of sprawling views in Culver City, but that’s exactly what is on tap at the new Margot at the Platform project. With the elevated light rail line rolling past and tons of construction just beyond in the bustling city, this is the place for sunshine, drinks, and a view of the Westside’s future.

10. E.P. & L.P.

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603 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-9955
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With a rooftop perch in West Hollywood, plus bar bites from chef Louis Tikaram, the "L.P." portion of this restaurant is a great place to hang out, have a few drinks, and party the night away. Enjoy views from the Hollywood Hills down into the heart of Los Angeles.

L.P., West Hollywood
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11. Yamashiro Hollywood

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(323) 466-5125
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This grand Japanese sanctuary sits right above Hollywood with superb views and mostly Asian fare using seasonal ingredients. The wide menu has plenty of things like sushi rolls, burger, and wagyu steak that appeals to a wide clientele, but really the best part of soaking in the hilltop view and the historic building.

Yamashiro Hollywood
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12. Mama Shelter

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6500 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 785-6600
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Few restaurants offer such direct sight lines of the iconic Hollywood sign as Mama Shelter, the hotel rooftop that is a local meeting spot for after-work libations and snacks that linger late into the night.

Mama Shelter
Mama Shelter

13. Castaway

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1250 E Harvard Rd
Burbank, CA 91501
(818) 848-6691
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After a $10 million revamp, the Valley’s Castaway is back in Burbank in a major way. The gorgeous space boasts sweeping vistas of the basin and hillside beyond. Consider this a love letter to the SFV, with plenty of New American fare playing a supporting role.

Castaway
Castaway

14. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

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900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 743-8800
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This classy dining room with Chinese-inspired fare from Wolfgang Puck has been one of the premier Downtown restaurants that offer a great view. Highlights from the menu might include a tasting of dim sum, whole fried sea bass, roasted duckling "Peking style." Of course, if it’s too hard to choose, there are also a few tasting menu options.

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15. La Boucherie

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900 Wilshire Blvd Fl 71
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 688-7777
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Sky-high steakhouses don’t get much prettier than La Boucherie at the InterContinental. This Downtown power player spot sports some of the city’s best (and biggest) views alongside prime cuts of meat and an extensive wine list.

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16. Broken Shaker at Freehand LA

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416 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 395-9532
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It’s officially pool time in Los Angeles, and there are few better places to celebrate the occasion than at Broken Shaker, where cocktails and bar snacks reign supreme. Save room for the downstairs restaurant’s primo burger, too.

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17. 71Above

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633 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 712-2683
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Downtown’s most notorious luxury restaurant may well be 71Above, the 71st-floor eatery inside the US Bank Tower building. Not only is the entire building iconic, but the restaurant itself is turning out some of the area’s best refined tasting menu meals.

18. Perch

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448 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 802-1770
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With an open patio that overlooks the heart of Pershing Square and Downtown, the scene here, especially on the weekends, is about as bustling as it gets for Los Angeles. The fare is a little more straightforward, with an array of dishes like steak frites, scallops with parsnip puree, and chicken supreme with truffle polenta.

Perch
Perch

19. Ballast Point Brewing Long Beach

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110 N Marina Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 296-4470
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It’s easy to understand why this waterfront brewery and restaurant has become a Long Beach go-to. With craft brews and extensive seaside views, the weekend crowds arrive in droves.

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Ballast Point

20. Top of the Notch

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Mount Baldy Road
Mount Baldy, CA 91759

Where else can one enjoy a simple egg and bacon breakfast within eyesight of the highest peak in LA county? And where else is lunch served in the summertime only after a ski lift ride? Available only on weekends, Top of the Notch is nothing short of literally breathtaking, as its situated thousands of feet above sea level. It’s a perfect stop-off for serious hikers and day-trippers alike, and offers the sort of comfort fare that fuels a day on the mountain.

Top of the Notch
Top of the Notch

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1. Geoffrey's

27400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Geoffrey’s
Geoffrey’s

This ritzy spot in Malibu has often been a celebration mainstay for Westsiders and well-heeled Malibu denizens. The fare isn't particularly focused (or affordable), but with top-notch service and great views, it's hard to complain.

27400 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

2. Saddle Peak Lodge

419 Cold Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge

Forget sweeping ocean views or Downtown high-rises; Saddle Peak Lodge in Malibu Canyon is a real getaway. Nestled into a leafy corner of the Santa Monica Mountains, this longtime lodge works all manner of game onto the plate, while weekend brunchers get to enjoy the shady patio and wide expanse of greenery beyond.

419 Cold Canyon Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302

3. Nobu Malibu

22706 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu
Nobu

Nobu Malibu caters to the rich and famous in everything from its contemporary design to its panoramic ocean views. The ultra sleek restaurant sits right on top of gently lapping waves that are illuminated in the evening, adding to the stunning ambiance that stands up well to its gorgeous clientele.

22706 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

4. Mastro's Ocean Club

18412 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu, CA, with a view of the waves. Mastro’s Ocean Club

With tables pushed nearly right up to the water, this surf and turf restaurant is just like its Beverly Hills counterpart, but with much nicer views. The best time to go would be for the sunset, or early in the evening, when the ocean waves are still visible. To eat, get a bone-in New York steak and cap off the meal with the extraordinary buttercake.

18412 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

5. The Penthouse

1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
The Penthouse
The Penthouse

The Penthouse sits on top of the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, and treats its guests to chic, beachy decor that effortlessly lends itself to sweeping ocean views. The beautiful surroundings matches well with the venue's moneyed patrons, and makes for quite an idyllic night out.

1111 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90403

6. Elephante

1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Elephante
Elephante
Elephante [Official photo]

Elsewhere in Santa Monica is Elephante, the hip new rooftop surprise that has become a go-to spot for the Westside cool kid set. With plenty of cocktails and lounge chairs with sighlines on the water, this is certainly one of the hotter places to be this summer.

1332 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

7. The Lobster

1602 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The Lobster
The Lobster

The rebirth of pierside Santa Monica staple the Lobster is just about complete, as longtime LA chef Govind Armstrong is now at the helm, leading the kitchen into a new culinary direction. Come through for seaside staples and the endless stream of tourists taking to the beach.

1602 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

8. Odyssey Restaurant

15600 Odyssey Dr, Granada Hills, CA 91344

There’s something for everyone at Odyssey in Granada Hills. The elevated lunch, brunch, and dinner spot keeps a casual new American menu handy for nights when a caesar salad and filet mignon are all that’s needed, or when a languishing Saturday afternoon calls for cocktails and sweeping views of the San Fernando Valley below.

15600 Odyssey Dr
Granada Hills, CA 91344

9. Margot

8820 Washington Blvd #301, Culver City, CA 90232

It might seem out of place to think of sprawling views in Culver City, but that’s exactly what is on tap at the new Margot at the Platform project. With the elevated light rail line rolling past and tons of construction just beyond in the bustling city, this is the place for sunshine, drinks, and a view of the Westside’s future.

8820 Washington Blvd #301
Culver City, CA 90232

10. E.P. & L.P.

603 N LA Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
L.P., West Hollywood
E.P. & L.P. [Official photo]

With a rooftop perch in West Hollywood, plus bar bites from chef Louis Tikaram, the "L.P." portion of this restaurant is a great place to hang out, have a few drinks, and party the night away. Enjoy views from the Hollywood Hills down into the heart of Los Angeles.

603 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

11. Yamashiro Hollywood

1999 N Sycamore Ave, California 90068
Yamashiro Hollywood
Yamashiro, Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee

This grand Japanese sanctuary sits right above Hollywood with superb views and mostly Asian fare using seasonal ingredients. The wide menu has plenty of things like sushi rolls, burger, and wagyu steak that appeals to a wide clientele, but really the best part of soaking in the hilltop view and the historic building.

12. Mama Shelter

6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Mama Shelter
Mama Shelter

Few restaurants offer such direct sight lines of the iconic Hollywood sign as Mama Shelter, the hotel rooftop that is a local meeting spot for after-work libations and snacks that linger late into the night.

6500 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

13. Castaway

1250 E Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501
Castaway
Castaway

After a $10 million revamp, the Valley’s Castaway is back in Burbank in a major way. The gorgeous space boasts sweeping vistas of the basin and hillside beyond. Consider this a love letter to the SFV, with plenty of New American fare playing a supporting role.

1250 E Harvard Rd
Burbank, CA 91501

14. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
WP24
WP24 [Official]

This classy dining room with Chinese-inspired fare from Wolfgang Puck has been one of the premier Downtown restaurants that offer a great view. Highlights from the menu might include a tasting of dim sum, whole fried sea bass, roasted duckling "Peking style." Of course, if it’s too hard to choose, there are also a few tasting menu options.

900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

15. La Boucherie

900 Wilshire Blvd Fl 71, Los Angeles, CA 90017
La Boucherie
Wonho Frank Lee

Sky-high steakhouses don’t get much prettier than La Boucherie at the InterContinental. This Downtown power player spot sports some of the city’s best (and biggest) views alongside prime cuts of meat and an extensive wine list.

900 Wilshire Blvd Fl 71
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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16. Broken Shaker at Freehand LA

416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
A rooftop bar with views of Downtown Los Angeles.
Broken Shaker
Wonho Frank Lee

It’s officially pool time in Los Angeles, and there are few better places to celebrate the occasion than at Broken Shaker, where cocktails and bar snacks reign supreme. Save room for the downstairs restaurant’s primo burger, too.

416 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

17. 71Above

633 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA

Downtown’s most notorious luxury restaurant may well be 71Above, the 71st-floor eatery inside the US Bank Tower building. Not only is the entire building iconic, but the restaurant itself is turning out some of the area’s best refined tasting menu meals.

633 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA

18. Perch

448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Perch
Perch

With an open patio that overlooks the heart of Pershing Square and Downtown, the scene here, especially on the weekends, is about as bustling as it gets for Los Angeles. The fare is a little more straightforward, with an array of dishes like steak frites, scallops with parsnip puree, and chicken supreme with truffle polenta.

448 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

19. Ballast Point Brewing Long Beach

110 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803
Ballast Point Brewing Long Beach
Ballast Point
Ballast Point

It’s easy to understand why this waterfront brewery and restaurant has become a Long Beach go-to. With craft brews and extensive seaside views, the weekend crowds arrive in droves.

110 N Marina Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803

20. Top of the Notch

Mount Baldy Road, Mount Baldy, CA 91759
Top of the Notch
Top of the Notch

Where else can one enjoy a simple egg and bacon breakfast within eyesight of the highest peak in LA county? And where else is lunch served in the summertime only after a ski lift ride? Available only on weekends, Top of the Notch is nothing short of literally breathtaking, as its situated thousands of feet above sea level. It’s a perfect stop-off for serious hikers and day-trippers alike, and offers the sort of comfort fare that fuels a day on the mountain.

Mount Baldy Road
Mount Baldy, CA 91759

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