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The Best LA Restaurants to Eat at Right Now


Cioppino (Ristorante al Mar), Chef Salvatore Sodano (Nikita, Malibu), A.O.C. by chef Suzanne Goin

Cioppino (Ristorante al Mar), Chef Salvatore Sodano (Nikita, Malibu), A.O.C. by chef Suzanne Goin


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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The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.


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.

Review and rating of a.o.c. restaurant in Los Angeles.


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Blue Plate TacoSanta 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.

Review and rating of Blue Plate Taco restaurant in Santa Monica.


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Cast & PlowMarina 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.

Review, rating and photo gallery of Cast & Plow restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey.


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Cliff’s EdgeSilver 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.

Review and rating of Cliff’s Edge restaurant in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.


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Culina Modern ItalianBeverly 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.

Review, rating and photo gallery of Culina Modern Italian restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.


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