2019 Best Santa Monica & Malibu Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Los Angeles Area

Top Restaurant Patios in Santa Monica, Malibu & Marina del Rey

When the weather is just right, you want to head down by the beach and dine in the sunshine. We've rounded up top restaurants with outdoor seating in Santa Monica, Malibu, Marina del Rey and Venice Beach, California.

Discover where to find the best restaurant patios in Santa Monica and neighboring areas with GAYOT's list, presented in alphabetical order.

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Blue Plate Oysterette
14/20
Breezy views and a variety of seafood dishes, oysters and a great grilled chicken. See More
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The Buffalo Club
14/20
Pricey upscale American comfort food from chef Patrick Healy, served in a clubby setting. See More

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Cast & Plow
14/20
Chef Umit Kaygusuz brings in local farm-to-table ingredients to prepare American fare in an elegant dining room by the marina. See More

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Del Frisco's Grille
13/20
An American bar & grill concept, with a view, from the restaurant group behind Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House. See More

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Geoffrey's
13/20
Everything tastes better when dining al fresco with views of the Southern California coastline. See More

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Gjelina
13/20
Seasonal, rustic cooking on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. See More
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Gladstone's
13/20
Sweeping views of the Pacific and its sunset, with pleasant casual seafood cuisine. See More

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Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi
13/20
Movie stars and Malibu surfers rub shoulders at this family-operated Italian restaurant in the Santa Monica Canyon. See More
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Larry's

Gastropub, California, Small Plates
Larry's
13/20
A funky neighborhood spot with gastropub fare and more than two dozen beers on tap. See More
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The Lobster
14/20
A dramatic oceanside setting for seafood, cocktails and stunning sunsets. See More
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