The Best LA Restaurants to Eat at Right Now
Summer is now in full swing in Los Angeles, with diners enjoying the famous weather that has drawn so many outsiders to the city over the years. Even with the mild winters that make patio dining a possibility year round, there’s something special about eating al fresco this time of year. From sandwiches in Hollywood and pizza in Long Beach to upscale al dente shrimp over the roar of the Pacific in Malibu, here are twenty-five restaurants that feature their outdoor space as much as the cuisine of the chef inside. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants to eat at, right now.
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a.o.c. – Beverly Blvd./Third St., Los Angeles
The large patio is a draw for a.o.c., the popular wine bar from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne.
Recommended dish: From the wood oven, arroz negro, squid and saffron aïoli.
Blue Plate Taco – Santa Monica
The team behind this restaurant has made it a taco lover’s paradise, with views of the Pacific.
Recommended dish: Pork belly tacos, grilled pineapple salsa, cilantro with rice and beans.
Cast & Plow – Marina del Rey
Chef Umit Kaygusuz brings in local farm-to-table ingredients to prepare bistro fare in an elegant dining room by the marina.
Recommended dish: Herb brioche served with organic butter and truffle salt.
Cliff’s Edge – Silver Lake, Los Angeles
Cliff’s Edge appeals with its contemporary cuisine by chef Vartan Abgaryan and woodsy patio.
Recommended dish: English peas, morel mushrooms, mint, Parmesan cream and smoked honey.
Culina Modern Italian – Beverly Blvd./Third St., Los Angeles
This chic spot offers an “enoteca” experience by chef Mette Williams with a casual elegant atmosphere in the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.
Recommended dish: House-made spaghetti alla chitarra.